DSNH

Employment Opportunities at the Dayton Society of Natural History

JOB TITLE: Eco Eatery Associate
JOB LOCATION: Boonshoft Museum of Discovery
WORK HOURS: Part-Time, Hourly – $14/hr
REPORTS TO: Eco Eatery Manager

Summary:
An Eco Eatery Associate is responsible for maintaining an environment that is welcoming, upbeat, and comfortable for all guests.

An Eco Eatery Associate will ensure guest satisfaction, membership promotion efforts, and efficient cash-handling procedures. An Eco Eatery Associate will also demonstrate a mastery of all Society-approved cash handling and retail procedures, and effectively and efficiently operate Eco Eatery operations

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Ensure that all visitors are professionally welcomed with information to make certain that they have the opportunity to enjoy the Museum to the fullest extent
  • Provide an outstanding model of customer service standards for all employees and volunteers to follow
  • Execute duties, including preparing and serving food in the Eco Eatery, thoroughly understanding the Point of Sale system and all responsibilities associated with customer experience at all sites
  • Present a friendly, welcoming, and professional image to visitors
  • Be proficient with the proper procedures for entering sales and information into Point of Sales systems
  • Be familiar with Museum policies/operations, and relay inquiries and information to appropriate staff
  • Utilize proactive sales techniques in the Eco Eatery
  • Energetically and consistently promote Eco Eatery promotions
  • Maintain a clean, orderly workspace in Eco Eatery areas
  • Perform opening and closing procedures for the Eco Eatery
  • Assist during special events and private rentals
  • Assist the Eco Eatery Manager and Eco Eatery Assistant Manager in daily tasks and special assignments
  • Other duties as assigned

Equal Employment Opportunity

The Organization provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran, or any other protected factor in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, employee development, transfer, promotion, compensation, and corrective action.

Interested Candidates, please email:
hr@boonshoftmuseum.org

Job Title: Planetarium Specialist/Laserist
Department: Astronomy
Reports To: Planetarium Manager
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt, Hourly (40 hrs)- $15/hr

Summary

The Planetarium Specialist/Laserist delivers and assists in the development of astronomy and STEAM programming for the planetarium for the Dayton Society of Natural History (DSNH) including the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery and SunWatch Indian Village/Archeological Park. This is a seasonal position of 40 hours per week that runs from May 1st to September 1st. Laserist responsibilities are weekend evenings and are required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists in the planning, preparation, and execution of astronomy exhibits and special events, primarily our Summer Laser Series
  • Creates and presents planetarium shows, lectures, and programs for schools, community groups, and the public.
  • Incorporates new astronomical findings, discoveries, current events, etc. into public and educational space theater programs.
  • Prepare and perform laser light shows and other evening programming.
  • Assists in the daily operation of the planetarium, including regularly scheduled maintenance and troubleshooting of equipment failures.
  • Provides assistance in the operation and maintenance of our telescopes, including the 20” Apollo Telescope.
  • Supports portable planetarium outreach programs (occasional travel required).
  • Collaborate with members of the Education Department to support museum-wide public programs as needed.
  • Maintains a professional relationship with planetarium associations and attends educational planetarium and astronomy workshops when possible.
  • Provides assistance in research and investigation of current technology and space theater equipment purchases and upgrades.
  • Supports and assists other planetarium and museum staff as needed.

Desired Education and/or Experience      

Bachelor’s Degree in Sound Engineering, Music or Video Production, Music, Performing Arts, Astronomy, Space Sciences, Astrophysics, Education (especially STEM), or a related field and at least one year of experience with at least 2 of the following: telescopes, planetariums, laser light shows, science camps, or other informal science education.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Comfortable speaking to groups of up to 200 people
  • Experience with coding or debugging of any language
  • Ability to effectively troubleshoot computer hardware and software
  • Passion for space, astronomy, and science education
  • Passion for music and/or performance
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Experience with Pangolin Beyond, DaVinci Resolve or other laser and video editing software

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is required to stand, walk, sit, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually high.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The Organization provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran, or any other protected factor in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, employee development, transfer, promotion, compensation, and corrective action.

Interested Candidates, please email:
hr@boonshoftmuseum.org

Job Title: Landscape Technician, Full-time
Department: Facilities
Reports To: Facilities Director
FLSA Status: Hourly/Non-exempt – $12-$17/hr

Summary

Maintain lawns, trees, shrubs, flowers, stair paths and turf. Will also assist Maintenance and Housekeeping

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Receives written work orders or verbal instructions from supervisor.
  • Mows grass, trim weeds and plows gardens on organization’s property.
  • Spraying insecticides and pesticides, as directed.
  • Cleaning up storm or weather related damages, as directed.
  • Operates snow/ice removal equipment to maintain parking lots and sidewalks.
  • Maintain vehicles and grounds equipment (tractors and lawn mowers, weed trimmers, garden tools, etc.), maintain and fill in maintenance schedules as needed.
  • Ability to work outside exposed to variable weather conditions and skin irritants (i.e. poison ivy, poison oak, etc.).
  • Empties trash cans and consolidates trash for weekly pickup.
  • Operates forklift and/or skid steer to move heavy items.
  • Cuts down and removes trees. Using chainsaws, mulching machinery and hand tools.
  • Assist with repairs in the building involving minor plumbing and electrical systems, includes replacing worn or defective parts such as switches, fuses and light bulbs.
  • Minor carpentry, plumbing, electrical work and attend to repair emergencies as needed (water leaks, etc.)
  • Monitors fire extinguishers and emergency drills.
  • Paints interior and exterior walls and trim.
  • Assists with set up and breakdown of tables, chairs, pipe and drape, trash cans, etc. for institutional events.
  • Assists with cleaning internal areas of buildings, including buffing, dusting, vacuuming, sweeping, and mopping.
  • Assists other departments with moving furniture and unloading and storing supplies.
  • Back-up housekeeping and facilities as needed.
  • Complete tasks list that are posted, written and verbal.

Helpful Attributes: An outstanding attitude of customer service, professionalism and teamwork; Able to follow instructions and respond to management direction; reliable and responsible traits; Committed to working extra hours if necessary. Good work ethic, attendance and punctuality a must.

Qualifications: High school diploma or GED. Knowledge of grounds keeping techniques such as pruning, herbicide and insecticide usage, working building maintenance, plumbing, machinery, electrical, HVAC.

Education and/or Experience: High school diploma or general education degree (or GED); or six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Essential Physical Functions: This is a physically demanding job. The employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to climb or balance. The employee must regularly life and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Equal Employment Opportunity: The Organization provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran, or any other protected factor in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, employee development, transfer, promotion, compensation, and corrective action.

How to Apply: 

Interested candidates should forward a resume to:hr@boonshoftmuseum.org

Job Title: Rentals Assistant
Department: Community Engagement and Events
Reports To: Community Engagement and Events Manager
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt, Hourly – $11-$12/hr

Summary

Seeking a part-time Rentals Assistant responsible for maintaining an environment that is welcoming, upbeat, and comfortable for all guests of the Dayton Society of Natural History (DSNH) including the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery and SunWatch Indian Village/Archeological Park. The Rentals Assistant is responsible for providing supervision and assistance for birthday parties and private events taking place at DSNH. This position will provide day-of contact for private events clients and coordinate the day-of execution of DSNH rentals.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Ensure that all visitors are professional welcomed with information to make certain that they can fully enjoy the Boonshoft Museum and SunWatch.
  • Provide an outstanding model of customer service standards for all employees and volunteers to follow, and present a friendly, welcoming, and professional image to visitors.
  • Serves as onsite, day-of private rental contact during outside utilization of DNSH facilities, including overseeing building preparation, usage, coordination of outside vendors, and clean up after events including daytime birthday parties.

Qualifications/Requirements

  • Exceptional customer service skills
  • Experience talking to customers, defining problems, establishing facts, and drawing valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of instructions.
  • Ability to work varied hours/days to oversee private events
  • Possession of attributes such as attention to detail, strong communication skills, problem solving capabilities, and flexibility.
  • Prior experience in working special events or event management is preferred but not required.
  • An interest and dedication to the mission and vision of the Dayton Society of Natural History.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The Organization provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran, or any other protected factor in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, employee development, transfer, promotion, compensation, and corrective action.

How to Apply: 

Interested candidates should forward a resume to:hr@boonshoftmuseum.org

Job Title: Summer Camp Counselor 
Department: Education at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery 
Reports to: Summer Camp Manager
FLSA Status: Seasonal (Summer) – $13/hour 

About Boonshoft Museum of Discovery: 

The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery is a dynamic and engaging science and technology center located in Dayton, Ohio. Our mission is to spark lifelong learning through play, scientific inquiry, and interactive experiences. We offer a wide range of educational programs and events, including summer camps designed to inspire curiosity and ignite the passion for discovery in children of all ages. We are seeking enthusiastic and dedicated individuals to join our team as Summer Camp Counselors. 

Job Description: 

As a Summer Camp Counselor at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, you will play a vital role in creating a fun and educational summer camp experience for children. You will work closely with campers, fellow counselors, and camp leadership to ensure that camp activities are safe, engaging, and aligned with our mission of sparking curiosity and fostering scientific exploration. 

Responsibilities: 

  • Camp Leadership: Provide leadership and guidance to a group of campers, ensuring their safety, well-being, and engagement throughout the camp day. 
  • Program Facilitation: Lead and assist with a variety of camp activities, including hands-on science experiments, outdoor adventures, arts and crafts, and more. 
  • Engagement: Encourage campers to explore, learn, and have fun while promoting a sense of wonder and excitement about the natural world. 
  • Participate: Be hands-on and actively involved with campers during activities.  
  • Supervision: Supervise and monitor campers during daily activities, ensuring they follow safety rules and camp guidelines. 
  • Collaboration: Work as a team with other camp counselors and camp leadership to create a positive and inclusive camp environment. 
  • Communication: Communicate to camp manager in regards to campers’ progress, needs, and any concerns that may arise. Communicate with fellow camp counselors throughout the day about activities and campers needs.  
  • Problem Solving: Assist in resolving conflicts, addressing behavioral issues, and responding to emergencies in a calm and responsible manner. 
  • Safety: Maintain a safe and clean camp environment, following all safety protocols and emergency procedures. 

Qualifications: 

  • Enthusiasm for working with children and promoting science education. 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. 
  • Prior experience working with children, in a camp setting or related field, is a plus. 
  • First Aid and CPR certification is preferred but not required (training will be provided). 
  • High school diploma or equivalent (college coursework in education, science, or a related field is a plus). 

Time Commitment: 

This is a full-time seasonal position during the summer months, spanning end of May to early August. Camp hours are from 8:30am – 5:00pm, and counselors are expected to work a full-time schedule, although hours may vary pre-and post-camp.  

How to Apply: 

Interested candidates should forward a resume to:hr@boonshoftmuseum.org

The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from candidates of all backgrounds and experiences. 

Join us in inspiring the next generation of curious minds and help create unforgettable summer camp memories at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery! 

Job Title: Guest Services Supervisor (FT | Tuesday-Saturday)
Department: Guest Services
Reports To: Guest Services Manager
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt, Hourly – $13/hr

Summary

The Guest Services Supervisor is responsible for maintaining an environment that is welcoming, upbeat, and comfortable for all guests of the Dayton Society of Natural History (DSNH) including the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery and SunWatch Indian Village/Archeological Park.

The Guest Services Supervisor will ensure guest satisfaction, membership promotion efforts, and efficient cash-handling procedures. They will also demonstrate a mastery of all DSNH-approved cash handling and retail procedures, and effectively and efficiently operate admissions, gift shop, café, and telephone operations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Handle emergency situations including lost children, accidents, and potential security concerns in the absence of Guest Services Managers
  • Supervise Associates across the Guest Services Department
  • Ensure that all visitors are professional welcomed with information to make certain that they can fully enjoy the Boonshoft Museum and SunWatch.
  • Provide an outstanding model of customer service standards for all employees and volunteers to follow, and present a friendly, welcoming, and professional image to visitors.
  • Execute duties, including selling general admissions, maintaining the admissions area, selling gift shop merchandise, preparing and serving food in the café, thoroughly understanding the point-of-sale system, and all responsibilities associated with customer experience at both sites.
  • Be proficient with the proper procedures for entering admissions/retail/food information into the cash register.
  • Be familiar with DSNH policies and operations, and relay inquiries and information to appropriate staff.
  • Utilize proactive sales techniques, including the promotion of membership sales.
  • Record member and guest information in permanent records.
  • Assist in the gift shop, including applying proper pricing labels and restocking shelves as directed.
  • Perform opening and closing procedures, including locking and unlocking front doors, making closing announcements using a PA system, and preparing guest service areas for the next day.
  • Assist as needed for special events and private rentals.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The Organization provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran, or any other protected factor in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, employee development, transfer, promotion, compensation, and corrective action.

Interested candidates should forward a resume to:

hr@boonshoftmus

Job Title: Guest Services Associate (Saturdays & Sundays)
Department: Guest Services
Reports To: Guest Services Manager
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt, Hourly – $11/hr

Summary

The Guest Services Associate is responsible for maintaining an environment that is welcoming, upbeat, and comfortable for all guests of the Dayton Society of Natural History (DSNH) including the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery and SunWatch Indian Village/Archeological Park.

The Guest Services Associate will ensure guest satisfaction, membership promotion efforts, and efficient cash-handling procedures. They will also demonstrate a mastery of all DSNH-approved cash handling and retail procedures, and effectively and efficiently operate admissions, gift shop, café, and telephone operations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Ensure that all visitors are professional welcomed with information to make certain that they can fully enjoy the Boonshoft Museum and SunWatch.
  • Provide an outstanding model of customer service standards for all employees and volunteers to follow, and present a friendly, welcoming, and professional image to visitors.
  • Execute duties, including selling general admissions, maintaining the admissions area, selling gift shop merchandise, preparing and serving food in the café, thoroughly understanding the point-of-sale system, and all responsibilities associated with customer experience at both sites.
  • Be proficient with the proper procedures for entering admissions/retail/food information into the cash register.
  • Be familiar with DSNH policies and operations, and relay inquiries and information to appropriate staff.
  • Utilize proactive sales techniques, including the promotion of membership sales.
  • Record member and guest information in permanent records.
  • Assist in the gift shop, including applying proper pricing labels and restocking shelves as directed.
  • Perform opening and closing procedures, including locking and unlocking front doors, making closing announcements using a PA system, and preparing guest service areas for the next day.
  • Assist as needed for special events and private rentals.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The Organization provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran, or any other protected factor in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, employee development, transfer, promotion, compensation, and corrective action.

Interested candidates should forward a resume to:
hr@boonshoftmuseum.org

Job Title: Guest Services Associate (Sun, Tues, Thurs)
Department: Guest Services
Reports To: Guest Services Manager
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt, Hourly – $11/hr

Summary

The Guest Services Associate is responsible for maintaining an environment that is welcoming, upbeat, and comfortable for all guests of the Dayton Society of Natural History (DSNH) including the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery and SunWatch Indian Village/Archeological Park.

The Guest Services Associate will ensure guest satisfaction, membership promotion efforts, and efficient cash-handling procedures. They will also demonstrate a mastery of all DSNH-approved cash handling and retail procedures, and effectively and efficiently operate admissions, gift shop, café, and telephone operations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Ensure that all visitors are professional welcomed with information to make certain that they can fully enjoy the Boonshoft Museum and SunWatch.
  • Provide an outstanding model of customer service standards for all employees and volunteers to follow, and present a friendly, welcoming, and professional image to visitors.
  • Execute duties, including selling general admissions, maintaining the admissions area, selling gift shop merchandise, preparing and serving food in the café, thoroughly understanding the point-of-sale system, and all responsibilities associated with customer experience at both sites.
  • Be proficient with the proper procedures for entering admissions/retail/food information into the cash register.
  • Be familiar with DSNH policies and operations, and relay inquiries and information to appropriate staff.
  • Utilize proactive sales techniques, including the promotion of membership sales.
  • Record member and guest information in permanent records.
  • Assist in the gift shop, including applying proper pricing labels and restocking shelves as directed.
  • Perform opening and closing procedures, including locking and unlocking front doors, making closing announcements using a PA system, and preparing guest service areas for the next day.
  • Assist as needed for special events and private rentals.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The Organization provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran, or any other protected factor in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, employee development, transfer, promotion, compensation, and corrective action.

Interested candidates should forward a resume to:
hr@boonshoftmuseum.org

Job Title: Building Attendant
Department: Facilities
Reports To: Facilities Director
FLSA Status: Hourly, Non-exempt – $14

Summary: Seeking full-time or part-time building attendant to perform custodial work in building interior, including building offices, lounges, office areas, classrooms, restrooms, corridors, elevators, food court and stairways.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Sweeps, vacuums, mops, scrubs, waxes and polishes floors and woodwork using industrial vacuum cleaners and scrubbing and buffing machines.
  • Sometimes using ladders, dusts and polishes light fixtures.
  • Moves cabinets, boxes, furniture, crates and equipment to clean areas.
  • May remove stains from such surfaces as rugs, walls, and floors using chemicals and cleaning solutions.
  • Transports trash and waste to disposal area.
  • Washes windows, door panels, and sills.
  • Clean Education area including emptying trash, sweep and mop floors as needed.
  • Clean and sanitize water fountains.
  • Toilets, urinals and sinks to be scrubbed.
  • Replenishes bathroom supplies.
  • Back up Maintenance staff as needed.
  • Complete tasks list that are posted, written and verbal.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to complete each essential duty satisfactorily and must be able to work independently and as part of a team. Candidates must possess a strong work ethic and a positive attitude. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience: High school diploma or GED (high school equivalency certificate), three to six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, and handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is required to stand; walk; sit; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notices.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The Organization provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran, or any other protected factor in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, employee development, transfer, promotion, compensation, and corrective action.

Interested Candidates, please email:
hr@boonshoftmuseum.org

Job Title: Building Maintenance Technician, Full Time
Department: Facilities
Reports To: Facilities Director
FLSA Status: Hourly Non-exempt – $12-16/hr

Summary
Maintains and repairs physical structures of buildings and maintains grounds by performing the following duties.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Receives written work orders or verbal instructions from supervisor.
  • Mows grass, trim weeds and plows gardens on the organization’s property.
  • Operates snow/ice removal equipment to maintain parking lots and sidewalks.
  • Cleans internal areas of buildings, including buffing, dusting, vacuuming, sweeping, and mopping.
  • Maintain vehicles and grounds equipment (tractors and lawn mowers, weed trimmers, garden tools, etc.), maintain and fill in maintenance schedules as needed.
  • Empties trash cans and consolidates trash for weekly pickup.
  • Paints interior and exterior walls and trim.
  • Operates forklift to move heavy items.
  • Cuts down and removes trees.
  • Inventory supplies, equipment and tools, order materials as needed.
  • Maintains and repairs building involving minor plumbing and electrical systems, includes replacing worn or defective parts such as switches, fuses and light bulbs.
  • Minor carpentry, plumbing, electrical work and attend to repair emergencies as needed (water leaks, etc.)
  • Monitors fire extinguishers and emergency drills.
  • Monitor schedules for Sonitrol (security), Simplex (fire), city fire and other inspections, HVAC system, roofing inspections, etc.
  • Responsible for set up and breakdown of tables, chairs, pipe and drape, trash cans, etc. for institutional events.
  • Supervise Community Service Program, using court ordered “volunteers” to clean museum, mow, weed and trim around the facility.
  • Assists other departments with moving furniture and unloading and storing supplies.
  • Back-up housekeeping, grounds-keeping and facilities manager as needed.
  • Complete tasks list that are posted, written and verbal.

Helpful Attributes: An outstanding attitude of customer service, professionalism and teamwork; Able to follow instructions and respond to management direction; reliable and responsible traits; commit to working extra hours if necessary. Good work ethic, attendance, and punctuality a must.

Qualifications: High school diploma or GED. Knowledge of building maintenance, plumbing, machinery, electrical, HVAC.

Education and/or Experience: High school diploma or general education degree (or GED); or six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Essential Physical Functions: This is a physically demanding job. The employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to climb or balance. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Work Environment / Hazards: Works in a busy – fast-paced department, must be aware of relevant dangers.

Interested Candidates please email:
hr@boonshoftmuseum.org

Location: Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

Work Hours: 16 to 19 hours per week, some weekend work required | Applications for the Winter Session (January – March) must be received by October 15; Summer Session (June – August) by March 15; Fall Session (September – November) by July 15.

Reports To: Curator of Live Animals

Overview:

  • The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery is seeking applicants for the Animal Care Internship. Interns work with animal care staff for 10 to 14 weeks during Winter, Summer or Fall Sessions and gain experience in the areas of animal care, record keeping, animal enrichment and interpretation of animal exhibits.
  • Internships in the Live Animal Department are non-paid positions and hours worked accumulate as volunteer hours.
  • Interns will work between 16 and 19 hours per week with a minimum of 190 hours completed. Schedules will be coordinated with the Curator of Live Animals and will include weekend hours.
  • Duties include daily maintenance of the animal exhibits, behind the scenes areas, and visitor spaces. Interns will learn how to present educational programs to Museum visitors.
  • Each intern must complete an independent project for the Live Animal Department if completing the externship for credit. The project will be selected with guidance from department curators.

Qualifications:

  • Interns must be a currently enrolled in college degree program or have completed a college degree within the past two years.
  • Interns must be able to perform basic animal care activities including standing for extended periods, bending, sweeping and lifting up to 50 pounds.
  • Interns must be able to tolerate the presence of animal fur, feathers, and bedding.

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to:

Associate Curator of Live Animals
Boonshoft Museum of Discovery
2600 DeWeese Parkway
Dayton, OH 45414

Email: ltoth@boonshoftmuseum.org

Applications for the Winter Session (January – March) must be received by October 15; Summer Session (June – August) by March 15; Fall Session (September – November) by July 15.

The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery is accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums and houses a diverse collection of over 125 animals.

POSITION: Animal Behavior Internship
LOCATION: Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, Dayton, Ohio
WORK HOURS: 8 hours per week
REPORTS TO: Curator of Live Animals

The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery is seeking applicants for the Animal Behavior Internship. Interns work with animal care staff for 12 weeks during Winter, Summer or Fall Sessions and gain experience in animal psychology.

The Animal Behavior Internship is focused on gaining an understanding of “why animals do the thing.” Interns will learn about animal welfare, animal behavior, animal enrichment, and animal training. These four categories help us understand how to improve the lives of animals under human care. Each category has an associated project our intern is to complete to gain an understanding of how animal behavior is measured and understood.

This internship is focused on animal behavior rather than animal husbandry. Interns will not be expected to participate in cleaning habitats or other regular cleaning tasks. Interns will be expected to read scientific articles, stand for long periods of time conducting observational data, and complete research and paperwork pertinent to our animals.

By gaining an understanding of how our animals are spending their time and how they interact with their environment, interns will be providing us with invaluable insight into their lives.

Qualifications

Interns must be currently enrolled in a college degree program or have completed a college degree within the past two years.

Interns must be able to tolerate the presence of animal fur, feathers and bedding.

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Associate Curator of Live Animals, Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, 2600 DeWeese Parkway, Dayton, OH 45414 or LToth@boonshoftmuseum.org

Applications for the Winter Session (mid-January through April) must be received by October 15; Summer Session (June through August) by March 15; Fall Session (September through November) by July 15.

The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery is accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums and houses a diverse collection of over 125 animals

Application for Employment

Please indicate which position you are interested in and forward all resumes and/or applications to hr@boonshoftmuseum.org
or mail to :
Dayton Society of Natural History
attn: HR Department
2600 DeWeese Pkwy
Dayton, OH 45414