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Visitor Services Attendants for Temporary Exhibition
Idea Hub Guru
Visitor Services Assistants
Visitor Services/Programs Assistant 

 

Visitor Services Attendants for Temporary Exhibition

Full and part-time gallery attendants for October- December 2017, for exhibition, The Enemy, with training in late September.

The Enemy by Karim Ben Khelifa is a groundbreaking interactive Virtual Reality exhibition. Participants will encounter combatants on opposite sides of conflicts in Israel/Palestine, the Congo, and El Salvador. In their own words, each will offer personal perspectives on war, including thoughts on motivations, suffering, freedom, and the future.

Three types of Attendant positions available:

Gallery Attendant: Open exhibition and activate components; welcome visitors and provide introduction; assign and activate equipment and assist at start of experience; monitor to assist if needed during the experience; remove equipment at conclusion and replace battery packs.

Closing Attendant: At the exit of the exhibition, answer visitor questions, discuss their experience, and encourage to share thoughts via a guestbook or social media platform.

Technical Attendant: Start up and calibrate the tracking system; may perform technical trouble-shooting; also performs gallery attendant duties.

Job Requirements: Must be able to commit to the full run of the exhibition, including November 25-26 and December 26-31; be available for training on the following dates: Gallery and Closing attendant: September 25 or 26; Technical attendant: September 22.

Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent education required, Bachelor’s degree preferred. Should enjoy working with the public, possess basic computer skills and be willing to commit to the full run of the exhibition.

Pay: $12.50/hour

Please send résumé and cover letter to: Patricia Lane, Visitor Services Manager, MIT Museum.
 

Idea Hub Guru

The MIT Museum seeks a creative tinkerer who can oversee our public maker space (Idea Hub) and develop innovative programs through new collaborations with members of the MIT community. The ideal candidate will be energetic and eager to explore creative, interactive technologies that are being developed by MIT students, researchers and alumni. This experienced “maker” will, in collaboration with the Museum’s Programs team, create thoughtful and unique learning sessions for Museum visitors to better understand the “mind & hand” ethos of MIT.  
 

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee all aspects of the daily operation and use of the Idea Hub, including logistical and technical support.
  • Ensure that Idea Hub program content and interpretation is consistent with the Museum’s mission and goals and meets best practices. 
  • Participate in the ongoing design and development of new Idea Hub programs.
  • Establish new collaborations with MIT researchers, students and alumni and bring pertinent projects and products into the Idea Hub for public exploration, demonstration, and/or testing.
  • Design and develop project collaborations with local out-of-school time and teen-focused organizations.
  • Together with the Programs team members, create and support professional development sessions for local educators.
  • Conduct regular evaluation of Idea Hub programs and participants.
  • Be familiar with the Museum’s education and public programs and contribute to the Programs team’s efforts.

The Idea Hub Guru reports to the Director of Programs and will spend up to 24 hours/week in the Museum, 9am-5pm, on either a Friday-Sunday, Saturday-Monday, or Sunday-Tuesday schedule. This is a temporary, part-time position working for the MIT Museum through NextSource.

To apply, send cover letter and resume to edsearch@mit.edu

 

Visitor Services Assistants

The MIT Museum seeks part-time visitor services assistants.  Duties include: greeting visitors, selling admission tickets, ringing up museum store purchases and periodically restocking store, staffing reception desk and answering visitor questions, monitoring groups in the galleries during busy periods and other duties as assigned.  Potential for evening hours assisting in setting-up for programs and other museum functions as well.

Qualifications:

A high school diploma or equivalent education is required, Bachelor’s degree preferred. Museum Studies/Arts Administration students encouraged to apply.  Applicants should enjoy working with the public, have an interest in science and technology and possess basic computer skills.  Retail experience desirable but not mandatory.  Fluency in Mandarin and/or Cantonese desirable but not mandatory.

Hours to include some weekday mornings/afternoons and at least one weekend day, approx. 24-35 hours during the months of July and August.

Please send resumes and cover letters to palane@mit.edu or mail to Patricia Lane, Visitor Services Manager, MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Avenue, Bldg. N51, Cambridge, MA 02139.

 

Visitor Services/Programs Assistant

The MIT Museum is looking for a flexible, part-time assistant to work with both the Visitor Services and Programs departments. 

Visitor Services duties will include: greeting visitors, selling admission tickets, ringing up museum store purchases and periodically restocking store, staffing reception desk and answering visitor questions, monitoring groups in the galleries during busy periods, light gallery maintenance (will train), and other duties as assigned.  

Programs duties will include: setting up chairs, tables and food for evening and/or weekend programs as needed, greeting program attendees and collecting visitation data, breaking down and storing chairs and tables after the program, and other duties as assigned.

Hours: a mix of day and evening shifts with flexibility to accommodate Museum program schedules, approximately 16-24 hours per week, including at least one weekend day.  Additional evening hours to staff Museum event rentals may also be available.

Qualifications:  A high school diploma or equivalent education is required, Bachelor’s degree preferred. Applicants should enjoy working with the public, possess basic computer skills, have an interest in science and technology, be able to stand on their feet for extended periods of time, and lift up to 50 lbs.  

Please send resumes and cover letters to palane@mit.edu or mail to Patricia Lane, Visitor Services Manager, MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Avenue, Bldg. N51, Cambridge, MA 02139.

 

 

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