Applicants who are offered employment must pass a background check as a condition of employment.
- Facilities Supervisor
- Database Manager
- Outdoor Discovery Center Coordinator
- Exhibit Props & Procurement
- Visitor Services Supervisor
- Museum Teacher/Program Coordinator
- Museum Preschool Teacher
- Reception/Admission Staff - Part Time
- Gallery Staff - Part Time
- Cafe Staff - Part Time
No phone calls please.
This dynamic, creative team leader has lead responsibility for the overall upkeep and care of the LEED certified 28,000 square-foot museum, to include museum shop, half-acre outdoor exhibition/landscaped areas and parking lot/dumpster area. This key position will maintain exceptional standards of building maintenance, safety, cleanliness and functionality. Duties include the management of daily and routine maintenance and repairs of the building and related support systems, including HVAC, electrical, interior and exterior lighting, fire and security systems, elevator, plumbing, landscaping, custodial services and other related oversight of trades required to fulfill these and other additional maintenance requirements.
The Facilities Supervisor reports to the Director of Exhibits & Facilities and coordinates closely with the Senior Operations Manager, as well as works with other key department staff, including Education, Visitor Services, Café, Development, and Exhibits/Facilities to assist in the implementation of programs, events and projects or initiatives. This key position must be a hands-on Supervisor who can manage projects and staff while also performing some construction and maintenance work. This position is responsible for the cleanliness, safety and orderliness of the museum Shop, MSDS sheets, and acts as museum Safety Committee Lead including chairing quarterly meetings with assigned department leads. This position must interface with numerous community partners such as the City of Olympia, vendors and contractors.
This position: Works closely with Director of Exhibits & Facilities to set, monitor and achieve strategic and budget goals and create positive workplace culture. Directly partakes in the supervision of Exhibit & Facilities Technicians with the Director of Exhibits & Facilities and has direct supervision of the Facility Maintenance Assistant for facility maintenance and related projects. May at times have oversight of Volunteers for special cleaning projects or other facility related tasks. Monitors the work schedules of Exhibit and Facility Technicians and Maintenance Assistant and evaluates and problem solves/adjusts as needed daily/weekly staff schedules. Work with Director of Exhibits & Facilities to consult with and conduct staff discipline, coaching, payroll and related documentation as needed. Participate in hiring process for Exhibit & Facility Maintenance positions. Researches Custodial best practices including using other children’s museums as resources and strive for constant improvement. Participate in weekly department meetings; attend quarterly “All Staff” meetings and Ops meetings and other special events related meetings as needed. Supports other departments as needed, other duties as assigned.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Bachelor’s Degree preferred, relevant work experience may substitute.
- 3 or more years’ experience as a Facilities Supervisor overseeing building and staff maintenance in hospitality or similar environment.
- Experience supervising 2 or more staff.
- Must possess high attention to detail identifying building conditions relating to cleanliness, safety and appearance and provide successful implementation to remedy.
- Experience with budget planning and oversight.
- Able to work independently with limited direction in a fast-paced environment with a great deal of flexibility.
- Must be able to stand and remain active for an eight hour shift.
- Must be able to work in an outdoor weather environment; Must be able to exert up to 50 pounds of force to lift, push, pull, carry, or otherwise move objects
- Must be able to work a core schedule of Mon-Fri &Tues-Sat. and evenings, weekends, holidays, and special events as needed around seasonal museum programming.
- Must be reliable, flexible & detail oriented.
- Must have vehicle and valid driver’s license.
- Excellent project coordination skills; multi-tasking and prioritizing.
- Excellent customer service skills required.
- Ability to work with individuals from a wide variety of ethnic, cultural and economic backgrounds.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Excellent initiative and problem solving skills.
- Excellent office skills including: word processing; e-mail; record keeping and multi-line phone system. Proficiency with Microsoft Office software, including Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel.
- Ability to work in a team setting with a high degree of daily communication required. Must care about and value the viewpoints of the other team members and organizational mission.
This key Development Department position works with the Front Desk, Reservations, and other Museum departments at the award-winning Hands On Children’s Museum to manage the Altru database which includes 45,000 constituent records including Museum members, donors and visitors. This position ensures excellent data integrity and accuracy in all departments and uses best practices for gift entry, gift & pledge processing, invoicing, mailing list pulls, membership renewals, data queries and reports. We’re looking for an administrative professional who thrives on working in a fast-paced environment, is very detail-oriented, is a great communicator, works well with others, loves data analysis and takes pride in a job well-done!
This is a full-time professional exempt position with a core schedule of Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm plus the ability to work occasional evenings and weekends for special events.
Salary DOE. Competitive compensation package includes medical and dental health insurance, a retirement plan and PTO. EOE
To apply, send cover letter, resume, 3 professional references and response to the following:
- List specific databases used/worked in? How many years? Number of Records managed?
For example: Altru, Access, Raiser’s Edge, 2 years, 10,000 records
- What were your specific database duties?
- Describe your experience creating queries and analyzing data.
Outdoor Discovery Center Coordinator
Exhibit Props & Procurement
Visitor Services Supervisor
Museum Preschool Teacher
Inspiring educator to join our play-centered, whole-child 9 month preschool program serving students 3-5 years in award winning children's museum setting. Year round part time position includes school break day camp teaching.
Qualified candidates may also be considered to lead teach other museum education programs to create a full time position. Opportunities include partner programs with local community service agencies to present parent education and support programs and/or field trip art/science workshop teaching.
2+ years preschool teaching experience. BA in Early Childhood Education, Education or relevant experience/education may substitute. Core schedule weekdays, occasional weekends and evenings in support of museum events & programs.
Museum Teacher/Program Coordinator
Join our team of talented museum educators and program coordinators. Depending on qualifications will include teaching or coordinating elementary field trip art & science workshops, garden programs, art studio/MakeSpace programs, school break camps and partner programs with social service agencies to offer parent education and support.
PT and FT opportunities. 2+ years elementary teaching experience in informal or formal setting. BS in Education or relevant experience/education may substitute. Salary DOQ.
All Front Desk, Visitor Service and Cafe staff will be cross trained to work in multiple departments. Priority consideration given to candidates with experience relevant to multiple departments.