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Part-Time Front Desk Receptionist

Science History Institute

Front Desk Receptionist (Part-Time)

The Chemical Heritage Foundation is seeking candidates for the part-time position of Front Desk Receptionist.  The Front Desk Receptionist will be required to work Fridays from approximately 8:30a.m to 1:00p.m and Saturdays from 1:00 p.m. to 5p.m, plus weekday and weekend evenings as needed for events. The Front Desk Receptionist will be responsible for providing a professional presence for employees and visitors to the Museum, Library, and Conference Center.

Essential functions include:

• Greet all guests in a pleasant and professional manner. 
• Direct visitors as needed to their required areas.
• Answer incoming phone calls and forward them as needed.
• Maintain building safety measures by following established security procedures.

The ideal candidate will have:

• Minimum of 2 + years in the hospitality industry and/or administrative field.
• High school diploma or GED.
• Must have experience answering multiple phone lines.
• Proficiency in using MS Word, MS Excel and MS Outlook programs.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
• Ability to work well and effectively with employees and visitors.
• Flexible schedule to work weekday and weekend evenings as needed.

To Apply

To be considered for this position, please send cover letter with salary requirements, contact information for 3 professional references and resume to:

- CHF is an Equal Opportunity Employer –

The Chemical Heritage Foundation is a non-profit organization that preserves the history and heritage of chemistry, chemical engineering, life sciences and related technologies.  In bridging science with the humanities, arts and social sciences, CHF is committed to building a vibrant, international community of scholars; creating a rich source of traditional and emerging media; expanding the reach of our museum; and engaging the broader society through inventive public events.  CHF is located in the heart of beautiful Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia.  For further information, visit our website at