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1020 Humboldt Parkway
Buffalo, New York 14211

Location: 1020 Humboldt Parkway, Buffalo, NY 14211
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Director of Development

Department: External Relations
Position Title: Director of Development
Reports to: President & CEO
Status: Full-time/Exempt

Position Overview

At the Buffalo Museum of Science and Tifft Nature Preserve, we take pride in providing an environment that inspires curiosity, self-directed learning and fun for our guests of all ages. All staff is recruited, trained, directed and developed with this in mind. We believe that science is fun and that everyone can be a scientist when they make observations and ask questions. Research shows that when you mix GREAT SERVICE with GREAT PEOPLE, the result is LASTING MEMORIES for our guests.


Summary of Position

Reporting to the President and CEO, the Director of Development is responsible for the strategic management, oversight and implementation of all fundraising efforts of the Buffalo Museum of Science and Tifft Nature Preserve. This position works closely and independently with institutional leadership including members of the Board of Managers and other key volunteers, and senior staff leaders throughout the organization. As part of the Society staff leadership team, the Director will contribute to developing and implementing organization-wide strategies and protocols. The position supervises three professional employees, will carry a portfolio of approximately 50 donors and prospects, and will take the lead in developing competitive grant proposals. The position is accountable for meeting and exceeding total revenue goals in the range of $1 - $2 million annually, and continuously growing and diversifying the supporter base.


Essential Duties

Program Management

  • Manage professional staff to ensure they have the skills and resources to meet and exceed their programmatic, financial and activity goals; function as strong team players; and receive meaningful professional development.
      • With the Special Events Manager, oversee the production of fundraising events at the Buffalo Museum of Science and Tifft Nature Preserve that exceed identified goals in the areas of fundraising and/or donor and prospect cultivation and stewardship.
      • With Membership Manager, develop and oversee initiatives to grow the membership program, provide high quality experiences for members, and build a strong base of individual annual fund donors.
      • With the Database Coordinator and Development Assistant, ensure quality data entry, timely production of donor acknowledgement and membership fulfillment, a courteous front-line engagement, and high quality support service to development program functions.

  • Work closely with senior staff members throughout the organization to identify programs and projects that would appeal to donors.
  • Oversee development and implementation of annual development plans – to include strategic communications, cultivation efforts, solicitation opportunities and stewardship and donor recognition functions – for each donor audience/segment.
  • Ensure strong and effective relationship management with current and prospective donors throughout the organization.
  • Working closely with leadership and program staff across the organization, develop and execute a comprehensive overarching strategy to capitalize on federal and other competitive grant opportunities.
  • Provide leadership to continuously improve department efficiency through the coordination of high-quality centralized support functions, including but not limited to database processes, information and file management, donor research, and department training.
  • Create and/or review all proposals, correspondence, reports, and other materials, as necessary, to ensure quality and consistency of content; working with appropriate staff, create and/or review all design and production aspects of printed materials for fundraising efforts.
  • Maintain professional growth and development through seminars, workshops and professional affiliations as well as readings to keep abreast of fundraising trends.
  • Oversee the development program expense budget, working to ensure revenue goals are achieved within the allotted resources.
  • Complete administrative functions as necessary on behalf of the development program.

Donor Engagement

  • Support the efforts of the President and CEO, and work independently with Board members, leadership volunteers and existing donors as volunteer fundraisers, to maintain existing donors and identify and engage new prospects.
  • Manage all aspects of competitive grant application and stewardship process: identify opportunities; work with appropriate staff to develop projects, budgets, and evaluation plans; author, coauthor and/or edit proposals and reports to funding sources.
  • Work with the business office to generate accurate data for proposals and reports.
  • Manage an active portfolio of approximately 50 upper level annual donors and major donor/prospects of $2,500 and above. Engage and support development volunteers and Society staff as necessary to develop and implement cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship plans for each prospect. Where appropriate, act as lead solicitor in face-to-face meetings.
  • Serve as primary liaison to the Development Committee of the Board of Managers; provide high quality support and expert counsel to all efforts.
  • Working with Society staff as necessary, develop and implement strategies to appropriately recognize and steward development volunteers.
  • Working with the President and CEO and Board members, provide leadership to activity with officials at the city, state, county, and federal levels; where appropriate, serve as primary liaison.
  • Manage application to and stewardship of the annual Erie County operating grant of approximately $1MK and the five-year ZBGA state grant of approximately $220K / year.

Database Oversight

  • Oversee comprehensive and efficient use of Altru database to track, report on, and analyze all member and donor activity; use information to inform program plans.
  • Manage and oversee database to ensure efficacy of data entered for all programs, events, fundraisers, constituents, and revenue activity related to donations, gifts-in-kind and ticket sales.

Organizational Leadership

  • Produce and/or provide leadership to Society-wide communications including the Annual Report, newsletters, reports to the Board of Managers, comments for events, among others.
  • Participate as a member of the leadership team. Provide leadership to organization-wide initiatives including strategic planning, staff engagement, program prioritization and development and long- and short-term financial planning.

Required Education / Experience and Skills

To be successful, the Director of Development must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The Director must have a sincere interest in stewarding donor relationships and investments, and a desire to work in a donor-centered development culture and produce products of exceptionally high quality. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The successful candidate will be highly goal-oriented and have a very strong sense of accountability for self and team.

 

Education / Experience

  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university and at least seven years related experience in development.
  • Experience working in a well-developed development program, with an understanding of how the function operates at a high level.
  • Direct experience leading a donor through the donor development process, for identification to stewardship.
  • Experience supervising professional staff.
  • Experience in grant-writing, both for private foundations and competitive federal grants.

Additional Skills

  • Excellent listening, writing and speaking skills.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from key leaders, donors and the general public.
  • Ability to think strategically and understand both long- and short- term planning needs and opportunities.
  • Ability to perform under tight deadlines and meet strict financial goals.
  • Experience in grant-writing, both for private foundations and competitive federal grants.
  • High computer proficiency, including experience with a CRM database and Microsoft Office Suite, necessary.
  • Availability to work evenings and weekends, as necessary.

Please submit cover letter, resume and names of three references via email or USPS to:

Careers
Buffalo Museum of Science
1020 Humboldt Parkway
Buffalo, NY 14211
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EOE




 

Kellogg Observatory Manager / Astronomy Facilitator of Learning

Department: Learning & Interpretation
Position Title: Kellogg Observatory Manager / Astronomy Facilitator of Learning
Reports to: Director of Learning 
Status: Full-time/Non-Exempt

Position Overview

At the Buffalo Museum of Science and Tifft Nature Preserve, we take pride in providing an environment that inspires curiosity, self-directed learning and fun for our guests of all ages. All staff is recruited, trained, directed and developed with this in mind. We believe that science is fun and that everyone can be a scientist when they make observations and ask questions. Research shows that when you mix GREAT SERVICE with GREAT PEOPLE, the result is LASTING MEMORIES for our guests.

 

Summary of Position

The Kellogg Observatory Manager/Astronomy Facilitator of Learning is dedicated to providing outstanding astronomy/observatory experiences to audiences of all ages with a variety of background knowledge. This position plays a critical role to develop the Museum’s standing as a premier resource for astronomy experiences and in communicating astronomical events to the community in alignment with the Society’s mission, vision, strategic plan and education pedagogy, which is rich in inquiry-based, user-directed discovery learning. This manager will be responsible for development and management of the astronomy program and full array of astronomy offerings both in house and off site. We seek a person with demonstrated experience in hands-on astronomical observation and instrumentation, program management, a desire to collaborate, a zest for public outreach, and strong communication skills. This individual is to work hand-in-hand with the Public Programs, Community/Adult Programs and Science Communicator/School Services Manager to provide seamless and meaningful experiences for all of our audiences, helping to inspire lifelong learners and create lasting memories.


Essential Functions

  • Research, development, delivery and training of observatory experiences to a broad audience spectrum utilizing the Society’s Kellogg Observatory and historic Lundin telescope; additional astronomical telescopes and instrumentation including a portable planetarium.
  • Management and maintenance of the Kellogg Observatory; instrumentation and facilities.
  • Build, deliver and manage all aspects of the astronomy programs including but not limited to outlining logistics and implementing, overseeing reservations, engaging and scheduling programming partners such as the Buffalo Astronomical Association (BAA), and working with the Society’s marketing department on promotions.
  • Serve as content experts to help shape hands-on, discovery-based learning experiences to include birthday parties, workshops and the Buffalo in Space Exhibit.
  • Supervision of community outreach activities working with the BAA and other astronomical organizations for collaboration and participation on astronomical experiences on and off site.
  • Communicating content expertise in person and across social media platforms.
  • Support for astronomical observations across all departments and offerings including special events and VIP viewings.
  • Accountable to exceeding attendance and revenue goals for astronomy programs.

Education, Experience and Skills Required
  • An advanced degree in astronomy or a closely related field preferred.
  • Two to three years experiences delivering night/solar observatory and/or planetarium experiences.
  • Ability and desire to produce products and experiences of the highest quality.
  • Experience working with a diverse audience from early learners to amateur astronomers.
  • Experience working with volunteers and partner organizations.
  • Ability to present in a dynamic and engaging manner.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to break down subject matters in a way that people with a range of backgrounds in science can understand.
  • Enjoys talking about science/astronomy to others.
  • Thinks objectively and thoroughly; researches carefully.
  • Open-minded, adaptive, growth-minded with a sense of humor.
  • Ability to effectively present content in both one-on-one and group settings in an engaging, energetic and compelling manner.
  • Interest in an inquiry-based, student-directed discovery learning approach.
  • Strong organizational skills and high attention to detail.
  • Possesses leadership qualities that encourage cooperation and teamwork.
  • Has a passion for lifelong learning and insatiable curiosity.
  • Ability to work days, evenings, and weekends as needed.

Physical Demands
  • Hearing and speaking in person with individuals and groups frequently.
  • Walking often within the Museum.
  • Standing frequently for extended periods of times.
  • Sufficient eyesight and hearing to communicate effectively with others.
  • Lifting and moving up to 40 lbs.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license.

The Museum’s culture is one of collaboration, collegiality and teamwork. Candidates must enjoy working with people and have a desire to produce products and experiences of the highest quality. This job description is not intended to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, qualifications and work conditions. There will be times when the duties of this position will be modified in order to provide the best possible experience for our guests.

Please submit cover letter, resume and names of three references via email or USPS by April 30, 2018to:

Careers
Buffalo Museum of Science
1020 Humboldt Parkway
Buffalo, NY 14211
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EOE




 

Museum Ambassador

Department: Learning & Interpretation
Position Title: Museum Ambassador
Reports to: Guest Experience Manager
Status: Part time/non-exempt

Position Overview

At the Buffalo Museum of Science and Tifft Nature Preserve, we take pride in providing an environment that inspires curiosity, self-directed learning and fun for our guests of all ages. All staff are recruited, trained, directed and developed with this in mind. We believe that science is fun and that everyone can be a scientist when they make observations and ask questions. Research shows that when you mix GREAT SERVICE with GREAT PEOPLE, the result is LASTING MEMORIES for our guests.

 

Summary of Position

The Museum Ambassador is the initial interface between the Museum and our guest and is responsible for all admissions, cinema and retail transactions. The ideal candidate is driven to provide, from start to finish, an exceptional guest experience. Museum Ambassador’s help guests have the best possible experience through friendly, positive interactions that make them feel like “Rock Stars.”

Staff accessibility is a top priority for our guests, and staff should always be available to serve where needed. Staff should be comfortable engaging with visitors and also be aware of general Museum and Tifft offerings such as workshops, camps and special events. Do you have a unique combination of a love for science, charismatic personality, curiosity and the ability to communicate easily with guests!


Essential Functions

  • Demonstrate an outgoing and friendly demeanor at all times to guests of all ages
  • Provide excellent customer service and be well versed in the Museum and its offerings
  • Transact sales on point-of-sale and Altru systems quickly, accurately, and efficiently
  • Knowledge and ability to communicate all levels of Museum membership and be engaged in active sales of all Society offerings
  • Museum Ambassadors must be familiar with and able to enthusiastically explain all current attractions, including but not limited to; admissions, membership, 3D Cinema, concessions, retail, Discovery Camps, birthday parties, workshops, special events and programs
  • Must be accurate and prompt in handling financial transactions, which include cash, check and credit card processing
  • Respond to guest needs immediately
  • Assist in inventory control; help to main an orderly and attractive work space and organized stockroom by keeping merchandize filed and neatly displayed
  • Responsible for operating the 3D Cinema
  • Strive to meet and exceed sales goals
  • Perform all other tasks as directed by supervisor

Experience, Skills and Personal Qualities Required
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, which may include weekends, holidays and some evenings
  • A “people person” with a friendly, outgoing personality
  • Comfortable with technology required; experience with point-of-sale systems desired
  • Prior retail or customer service experience required
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize
  • Work independently and proactively
  • Strong teamwork and collaboration skills
  • Able to perform well under pressure
  • Detail oriented, organized, motivated, responsible and dependable

Physical Demands
  • Speaking in small and large groups
  • Walking and standing within Museum, sometimes for extended periods
  • Bending/stooping frequently
  • Use of a computer
  • Ability to lift/carry up to 40 lbs
  • Walking up and down stairs to the projection booth

The Society’s culture is one of collaboration, collegiality, and teamwork. Candidate must enjoy working with people and have a desire to produce products and experiences of the highest quality. This job description is not intended to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, qualifications and work conditions. There will be times when the duties of this position will be modified in order to provide the best possible experience for our guests.

 

Please send cover letter, resume and names of three references via email or USPS to:

Careers
Buffalo Museum of Science
1020 Humboldt Parkway
Buffalo, NY 14211
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EOE


Facilitator of Guest Experience

Department: Learning and Interpretation
Position Title: Facilitator of Guest Experience (a.k.a. Science Buffs)
Reports to: Guest Experience Manager
Status: Part time/Non-Exempt

Position Overview

At the Buffalo Museum of Science, we take pride in providing an environment that inspires curiosity, self-directed learning and fun for our guests of all ages. All staff are recruited, trained, directed and developed with this in mind. We believe that science is fun and that everyone can be a scientist when they make observations and ask questions. Research show that when you mix GREAT SERVICE with GREAT PEOPLE, the result is LASTING MEMORIES for our guests.

 

Summary of Position

This staff member’s primary responsibility is to provide informative, engaging and fun learning experiences that will inspire curiosity and awe. This happens is a variety of situations and locations ranging from personnel facilitated experiences, to short interactive activities, to exhibit facilitation and demonstrations. A Facilitator of Guest Experience will help guests have the best possible experience through friendly, positive interactions that make them feel like “Rock Stars”. Additionally, this staff person will maintain a controlled and positive learning environment.

Staff accessibility is a top priority for our guests, and the Guest Experience Team should always be available to serve where needed. The Facilitator of Guest Experience should be comfortable discussing topics within assigned Science Studios and also be aware of general Museum offerings such as workshops, camps and special events. Facilitators must have a unique combination of a love for science, charismatic personality, curiosity and the ability to communicate easily with guests.


Essential Functions

  • Create “wow” experiences for visitors
  • Actively seek out and engage guests in conversation, exploration and experimentation using strategies which may include inquiry, adapting to the audience, making STEM content relevant and fun, personalizing experiences and using positive reinforcement and appropriate humor to provide exceptional guest experiences
  • Utilize high degree of people skills to initiate warm, friendly engagement experiences for visitors of all ages
  • Lead audience-appropriate activities on the floor and in demos for guests
  • Cultivate positive relationships with the public
  • Aide guest in proper exhibit use/function to ensure safety of guest
  • Provide excellent customer service and be well versed in the Museum and its offerings to serve as a resource person
  • Provide general order and appearance of Museum spaces
  • Troubleshoot challenges in Museum spaces and communicate maintenance and or exhibit issues to the appropriate person or department
  • Display understanding and enthusiasm about the Museum’s big picture goals and this critical role within it
  • Work in partnership with volunteers on the floor
  • Attend regular mandatory training sessions and monthly full staff meetings if possible
  • Follow safety standards and protocols
  • Challenge yourself and team members to provide the highest quality of personalized facilitated experiences for our guests

Experience, Skills and Personal Qualities Required
  • An affinity for science; views science as fun
  • Strong theater experience or ability to effectively present before a person, small or large group
  • A “people person” with a friendly, outgoing personality
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to facilitate learning of exhibit content in a museum environment
  • Ability to effectively present STEM content in both one-on-one and group settings in an engaging, energetic and compelling manner
  • Work independently and proactively
  • Strong teamwork and collaboration skills
  • Be able to perform well under pressure
  • Be organized, responsible and dependable
  • Highly energetic and motivated
  • Must be able to work weekends and holidays and some evenings
  • Valid NYS driver’s license a plus

Physical Demands
  • Speaking in small and large groups
  • Walking and standing within Museum, sometimes for extended periods
  • Bending/stooping frequently
  • Ability to lift/carry up to 40 lbs

The Museum’s culture is one of collaboration, collegiality and teamwork. Candidate must enjoy working with people and have a desire to produce products and experiences of the highest quality. This job description is not intended to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, qualifications and work conditions. There will be times when the duties of this position will be modified in order to provide the best possible experience for our guests.

 

Please submit cover letter, resume and names of three references via email or USPS to:

Careers
Buffalo Museum of Science
1020 Humboldt Parkway
Buffalo, NY 14211
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EOE


Discovery Camp Head Counselor

Department: Learning & Interpretations, Buffalo Museum of Science Tifft Nature Preserve
Position Title: Discovery Camp Head Counselor
Reports to: Discovery Camp Coordinators
Status: Seasonal / Full-time /Non-exempt

Position Overview

At the Buffalo Museum of Science and Tifft Nature Preserve, we take pride in providing an environment that inspires curiosity, self-directed learning and fun for our guests of all ages. All staff is recruited, trained, directed and developed with this in mind. We believe that science is fun and that everyone can be a scientist when they make observations and ask questions. Research shows that when you mix GREAT SERVICE with GREAT PEOPLE, the result is LASTING MEMORIES for our guests.

 

Summary of Position

An energetic and positive individual who enjoys working with children and is responsible for facilitating and overseeing engaging science-themed experiences. This will be accomplished in a variety of settings for learners from age 3-16 for the promotion of lifelong learning.


Essential Functions

  • Serve as the main caretaker of the Discovery Campers in your designated Camp.
  • Be aware of allergies, medical conditions and specific notes on each Camper from the parents (i.e., food and environmental allergies, asthma, ADD) and keeping those Campers’ needs in mind at all times.
  • Set the tone and pace, including basic rules for the Camp.
  • Introduce and enforce all rules for expected behavior.
  • Responsible for the set up and delivery of all science based lessons (lesson plans will be provided), except when other facilitators / presenters are scheduled to teach the program or activity.
  • Facilitate classroom activities and projects and provide direct supervision for outdoor activities. Serve as the Primary Point Person on safety concerns and educational content coordination for your designated camp.
  • Communicate with parents regarding daily activities and procedures, at the beginning and end of the day.
  • Serve as a host for facilitators / presenters to come in and present programs and activities.
  • Mediate relations between Campers.
  • Supervise Assistant & Junior Camp Counselors and divide responsibilities among them.
  • Convey all necessary information regarding the agenda of the Camp.

Education, Experience, Skills & Qualities Required
  • Bachelor's degree with a focus in education or a STEM field.
  • Experience working and communicating with children 3-16 yrs of age.
  • Ability to accept supervision and guidance.
  • Experience in customer service.
  • Enthusiastic, patient and flexible.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member.
  • Ability to deal with emergencies calmly and responsibly.
  • Good character, integrity and adaptability.
  • A creative problem solver.
  • Strong time management and teamwork skills.
  • Minimum time commitment: 35 working days over the 10 week summer camp season.

Physical Demands
  • Speaking in small and large groups.
  • Walking often.
  • Bending/Stooping Frequently.
  • Lifting/Carrying specimens and objects up to 40 lbs.
  • Ability to handle or assist with living specimens.

The information provided in this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by incumbents in this position. This job description is not intended to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications, and work conditions of employees assigned to this job. Management has sole discretion to add or modify the duties of this position and designate other functions as essential at any point in time..

Please send cover letter, resume and names of three references via email or USPS to:

Careers
Buffalo Museum of Science
1020 Humboldt Parkway
Buffalo, NY 14211
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EOE




 

Discovery Camp Assistant Counselor

Department: Learning & Interpretations, Buffalo Museum of Science Tifft Nature Preserve
Position Title: Discovery Camp Assistant Counselor
Reports to: Discovery Camp Coordinators
Status: Seasonal / Full-time /Non-exempt

Position Overview

At the Buffalo Museum of Science and Tifft Nature Preserve, we take pride in providing an environment that inspires curiosity, self-directed learning and fun for our guests of all ages. All staff is recruited, trained, directed and developed with this in mind. We believe that science is fun and that everyone can be a scientist when they make observations and ask questions. Research shows that when you mix GREAT SERVICE with GREAT PEOPLE, the result is LASTING MEMORIES for our guests.

 

Summary of Position

An energetic and positive individual who enjoys working with children and who is responsible for helping to facilitate and oversee recess and sports programs in a summer camp setting. This will be accomplished in a variety of settings for learners from age 3-16 for the promotion of lifelong learning.


Essential Functions

  • Assist the Head Camp Counselor and facilitators with their programs and daily routines.
  • Help the Head Counselor set up activities and snacks.
  • Help the Campers complete their assignments and projects by re-explaining directions or offering advice on how to start / complete an assignment / project.
  • Ensure that all Campers are present and accounted for at all times in the space that they are in.
  • Assist in getting the Campers from one spot to another, in a safe, quiet and organized manner.
  • Help to keep the classroom spaces neat, safe and organized.
  • Assist the Head Camp Counselor in keeping an awareness of allergies, medical conditions and specific notes on each Camper from the parents/guardians and keeping those Campers’ needs in mind at all times.
  • Deal with and solve minor problems.
  • Bring any major problems, including safety issues, to the attention of the Head Camp Counselor or Buffalo Museum of Science staff in a positive and efficient manner.
  • Meet Camp responsibilities and objectives effectively.
  • Give constructive feedback to Campers and work one-on-one with Campers who do not follow the rules (by being disruptive, disrespectful, etc) or not fitting in.
  • Demonstrate respect and initiative at all times.
  • Behave as a responsible and positive role model for Campers and peers.

Education, Experience, Skills & Qualities Required
  • Desire & experience working and communicating with children 3-16 yrs of age.
  • Ability to accept supervision and guidance.
  • Experience in customer service.
  • Enthusiastic, patient and flexible.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member.
  • Ability to deal with emergencies calmly and responsibly.
  • Good character, integrity and adaptability.
  • A creative problem solver.
  • Strong time management and teamwork skills.
  • Must be at least 17 years of age.
  • High School Graduate or Equivalent by the start of the 2018 summer camp session (6/25/2018).
  • Exceptions may be made to age and education requirements for those with previous work experience.

Physical Demands
  • Speaking in small and large groups.
  • Walking often.
  • Bending/Stooping Frequently.
  • Lifting/Carrying specimens and objects up to 40 lbs.

The information provided in this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by incumbents in this position. This job description is not intended to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications, and work conditions of employees assigned to this job. Management has sole discretion to add or modify the duties of this position and designate other functions as essential at any point in time..

Please send cover letter, resume and names of three references via email or USPS to:

Careers
Buffalo Museum of Science
1020 Humboldt Parkway
Buffalo, NY 14211
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EOE




 

Discovery Camp Junior Assistant Counselor

Department: Learning & Interpretations, Buffalo Museum of Science Tifft Nature Preserve
Position Title: Discovery Camp Jr. Assistant Counselor
Reports to: Discovery Camp Coordinators
Status: Seasonal / Part-time /Non-exempt

Position Overview

At the Buffalo Museum of Science and Tifft Nature Preserve, we take pride in providing an environment that inspires curiosity, self-directed learning and fun for our guests of all ages. All staff is recruited, trained, directed and developed with this in mind. We believe that science is fun and that everyone can be a scientist when they make observations and ask questions. Research shows that when you mix GREAT SERVICE with GREAT PEOPLE, the result is LASTING MEMORIES for our guests.

 

Summary of Position

An energetic and positive individual who enjoys working with children and who is responsible for helping to facilitate and oversee engaging science-themed experiences in a summer camp setting. This will be accomplished in a variety of settings for learners from age 3-16 for the promotion of lifelong learning. Also known as a Discovery Camp High School Intern.


Essential Functions

  • Assist the Head Camp Counselor and facilitators with their programs and daily routines.
  • Help the Head Counselor set up activities and snacks.
  • Help the Campers complete their assignments and projects by re-explaining directions or offering advice on how to start / complete an assignment / project.
  • Ensure that all Campers are present and accounted for at all times in the space that they are in.
  • Assist in getting the Campers from one spot to another, in a safe, quiet and organized manner.
  • Help to keep the classroom spaces neat, safe and organized.
  • Assist the Head Camp Counselor in keeping an awareness of allergies, medical conditions and specific notes on each Camper from the parents/guardians and keeping those Campers’ needs in mind at all times.
  • Deal with and solve minor problems.
  • Bring any major problems, including safety issues, to the attention of the Head Camp Counselor or Buffalo Museum of Science staff in a positive and efficient manner.
  • Meet Camp responsibilities and objectives effectively.
  • Give constructive feedback to Campers and work one-on-one with Campers who do not follow the rules (by being disruptive, disrespectful, etc) or not fitting in.
  • Demonstrate respect and initiative at all times.
  • Behave as a responsible and positive role model for Campers and peers.
  • Internship Credit Available.

Education, Experience, Skills & Qualities Required
  • Desire & experience working and communicating with children 3-13 yrs of age.
  • Ability to accept supervision and guidance.
  • Experience in customer service.
  • Enthusiastic, patient and flexible.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member.
  • Ability to deal with emergencies calmly and responsibly.
  • Good character, integrity and adaptability.
  • Ability to assist in teaching an activity.
  • A creative problem solver.
  • Strong time management and teamwork skills.
  • Minimum time commitment: 25 working days over the 10 week summer camp season.
  • Must be at least 15 years of age.
  • Currently enrolled in High School or equivalent schooling program.

Physical Demands
  • Speaking in small and large groups.
  • Walking often.
  • Bending/Stooping Frequently.
  • Lifting/Carrying specimens and objects up to 40 lbs.

The information provided in this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by incumbents in this position. This job description is not intended to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications, and work conditions of employees assigned to this job. Management has sole discretion to add or modify the duties of this position and designate other functions as essential at any point in time..

Please send cover letter, resume and names of three references via email or USPS to:

Careers
Buffalo Museum of Science
1020 Humboldt Parkway
Buffalo, NY 14211
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EOE




 

Discovery Camp Sports / Recess Counselor

Department: Learning & Interpretations, Buffalo Museum of Science Tifft Nature Preserve
Position Title: Discovery Camp Sports / Recess Counselor
Reports to: Discovery Camp Coordinators
Status: Seasonal / Part-time /Non-exempt

Position Overview

At the Buffalo Museum of Science and Tifft Nature Preserve, we take pride in providing an environment that inspires curiosity, self-directed learning and fun for our guests of all ages. All staff is recruited, trained, directed and developed with this in mind. We believe that science is fun and that everyone can be a scientist when they make observations and ask questions. Research shows that when you mix GREAT SERVICE with GREAT PEOPLE, the result is LASTING MEMORIES for our guests.

 

Summary of Position

An energetic and positive individual who enjoys working with children and who is responsible for helping to facilitate and oversee recess and sports programs in a summer camp setting. This will be accomplished in a variety of settings for learners from age 3-16 for the promotion of lifelong learning.


Essential Functions

  • Develop and deliver optional field sports programs that are appropriate for the age and ability of the campers.
  • Assist the Head Camp Counselor and facilitators with their programs and daily routines.
  • Ensure that all Campers are present and accounted for at all times in the space that they are in.
  • Assist in getting the Campers from one spot to another, in a safe, quiet and organized manner.
  • Help to keep the classroom spaces neat, safe and organized.
  • Deal with and solve minor problems.
  • Bring any major problems, including safety issues, to the attention of the Head Camp Counselor or Buffalo Museum of Science staff in a positive and efficient manner.
  • Meet Camp responsibilities and objectives effectively.
  • Give constructive feedback to Campers and work one-on-one with Campers who do not follow the rules (by being disruptive, disrespectful, etc) or not fitting in.
  • Demonstrate respect and initiative at all times.
  • Behave as a responsible and positive role model for Campers and peers.

Education, Experience, Skills & Qualities Required
  • Experience or education in Physical or Health Education.
  • Desire & experience working and communicating with children 3-13 yrs of age.
  • Ability to accept supervision and guidance.
  • Experience in customer service.
  • Enthusiastic, patient and flexible.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member.
  • Ability to deal with emergencies calmly and responsibly.
  • Good character, integrity and adaptability.
  • Ability to assist in teaching an activity.
  • A creative problem solver.
  • Strong time management and teamwork skills.
  • Minimum time commitment: 35 working days over the 10 week summer camp season.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • High School Graduate or Equivalent by the start of the 2018 summer camp session (6/25/2018).

Physical Demands
  • Speaking in small and large groups.
  • Walking often.
  • Bending/Stooping Frequently.
  • Lifting/Carrying specimens and objects up to 40 lbs.

The information provided in this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by incumbents in this position. This job description is not intended to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications, and work conditions of employees assigned to this job. Management has sole discretion to add or modify the duties of this position and designate other functions as essential at any point in time..

Please send cover letter, resume and names of three references via email or USPS to:

Careers
Buffalo Museum of Science
1020 Humboldt Parkway
Buffalo, NY 14211
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General Admission

$11 Adults
$9 Seniors 62+
$9 Students/Military with ID
$9 Children 2-17

FREE for Museum Members and children under 2

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