Customer Service/Retail Assistant (part-time)

Delaware Museum of Natural History

Customer Services/Retail Assistant (part-time)

The Delaware Museum of Natural History (“DMNH”), located in the culturally rich Brandywine Valley of Wilmington, Delaware seeks a part-time Customer Service/Retail Assistant in it Visitor Services division.  DMNH opened in 1972 and is the only natural history museum in the state. DMNH houses world-renowned scientific collections, presents engaging natural history exhibits, and offers a variety of educational and public programs to excite and inform people about the natural world through exploration and discovery.

The Visitor Services staff provides a professional and welcoming presence and serves as a representative for the Museum.  The primary responsibilities are to staff the reception/admission desk, complete Museum store sales transactions, and secure the galleries to provide a security presence safeguarding exhibits and visitors. 

Qualifications:

●   High school diploma or the equivalent

●   Outgoing, positive attitude and enthusiasm for working with the public and especially children

●   1-2 years of retail experience, preferably in a museum or specialty store

●   Security and/or Visitor Services experience a plus

●   Accurate cash handling skills

●   Ability and a willingness to learn the opening and closing procedures for the Museum’s public areas,

     including exhibits

●   Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously

●   Knowledge of or interest in natural history

●   Ability to stand and walk 75%-80% of each work shift

●   First aid, CPR, and AED certified or willingness to become certified

Special Requirement:

This part time position is primarily for one weekend day or evening event per week and to fill in for vacations and/or illnesses.   Additional shifts may be available during peak volume times and/or to fill in for vacations and holidays.                                               

Education Level: 
High School diploma or equivalent
To Apply

To Apply: Qualified candidates are invited to submit cover letters and resumes to treed@delmnh.org or mail to Terri Reed, DMNH, PO Box 3937, Wilmington, DE 19807.  Salary requirements must be included. Deadline for submissions is Wednesday December 20, 2017. EOE