The Maine Discovery Museum is an equal opportunity employer. We prioritize diversity amongst our team and leadership, and we strongly encourage people of all traditionally marginalized identities to apply. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, or any protected category prohibited by local, state, or federal laws.


POSITION PURPOSE Reporting to the Director of Museum Services, Visitor Experience Assistants are integral to the daily operations of the Museum. V.E. Assistants keep the museum clean, ensure exhibits are safe and running smoothly, support museum programs and demonstrate value for inclusion and access for all visitors. All MDM staff take part in a culture of teamwork, flexibility, and communication to execute exceptional experiences for all that attend. POSITION SUMMARY Museum Facility & Exhibit Cleaning: Routine cleaning of restrooms, snack room, elevator, handrails and lobby Trash removal Routine cleaning of exhibits (i.e. vacuuming Tree Climber, cleaning glass, sanitizing surfaces) Clean exhibit components (i.e. washing Italian Bistro dishes, light bright pegs and Legos) Routine exhibits checks to ensure exhibits are well stocked working properly Opening & Closing Exhibits: Turn on & off as needed Safety checks before visitors arrive and at the end of the day Visitor Connections: Meet the needs of visitors as they arise Explain or demonstrate the exhibit to curious visitors Support the staff during daily programs Additional duties as identified by supervisor POSITION REQUIREMENTS Cleaning experience Experience working with children and families Ability to lift 50 lbs, climb ladders up to 15’ high, climb into exhibit components, and navigate uneven terrain Ability to problem solve Ability to adhere to schedules Demonstrated ability to maintain a clean, safe work environment PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES Organized with time management skills Energized by the Maine Discovery Museum’s mission and values Team player with a strong capacity to work independently Comfort focusing on day-to-day tasks and projects Positive attitude, a customer-service orientation, and a demonstrated ability to thrive working in a nimble, fast-paced environment SCHEDULE 20 Hours per week, including weekends Starting pay: $14.00 per hour Assistants may be asked to help cover additional hours when other team members are out or during events, holidays, and school vacation weeks. The Maine Discovery Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer always providing equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law. HOW TO APPLY: To apply for the Visitor Experience Assistant position, please fill out the Maine Discovery Museum Employment Application and email to aallen@mainediscoverymuseum.org.