Career Opportunities

Heckscher WILD! and Summer Programs Educator (seasonal)
Reporting to the Environmental Education Supervisor, the Heckscher WILD! and Summer Programs Educator position is a part-time, seasonal position working primarily Monday-Thursday from 9-4 (26 hours), although some early/evening hours and weekend days may be required. This position will run from approximately June 19-August 18, 2017. This position will be responsible for teaching live animal and natural history programs both on SM&NC grounds, as well as off-site locations. In addition, this position will be responsible for staffing our Heckscher WILD! exotic live animal exhibit, which will include visitor interaction, program delivery, and animal care.

Specifically, the Heckscher WILD! and Summer Programs Educator will:
  • Teach live animal, science, and natural history programs to visiting summer camps on the SM&NC site
  • Travel to libraries, summer camps, and other organizations to present live animal and natural history programs
  • Help to ensure that programs promote responsible environmental education and support SM&NC mission
  • Aid in care and feeding of reptile, mammal, amphibian, and invertebrate teaching animals
  • Provide interpretation and animal care in our Heckscher WILD! live animal exhibit;
  • Teach drop-in live animal demonstrations and other summer public programming in the Heckscher WILD! exhibit
  • Additional duties as assigned
Qualifications & Essential Skills:
  • Minimum of two years relevant, professional related experience.
  • Minimum B.S. in biology, environmental science, education or related field.
  • Able to lift 50 lbs., bend, stretch, stand for extended periods of time, climb stairs, twist, sit, walk, and/or run.
  • Interest in variety of natural history, farm, and/or physical science topics
  • Experience handling, caring for, and teaching with a variety of animals including reptiles, birds, and mammals or willingness to learn
  • Excellent interactions with the public and use of exhibits and components as a teaching tool
  • Must have own transportation, capable of carrying small animal enclosures
Compensation: $15-$19/hour depending on experience, plus mileage reimbursement

To apply, please send letter, resume, and two references to (e-mail preferred)
Lisa Monachelli, Director of Education
Stamford Museum & Nature Center
39 Scofieldtown Road
Stamford, CT 06903
lmonachelli@stamfordmuseum.org


Facility Use & Special Events Assistant
Responsible for assisting the SM&NC's Facility Use Manager by providing customer service to clients, vendors, and other potential clients; responding to inquiries in a timely fashion; providing site tours to potential clients; and supporting the implementation of all SM&NC Social & Private. This position will work primarily at evening and weekend events providing information to clients while using the SM&NC facilities & grounds.

Principal Responsibilities
Working closely with our Operations Team to ensure that our events run smoothly and that all host interface with clients is positive and all problems are solved to their satisfaction. You will also work closely with outside catering vendors who use our kitchen and ensure that they leave it in a clean and orderly fashion and that they are provided with what they need to create a successful event. You will work at our SM&NC events including exhibit member openings, weekend festivals, member events as well as serve as a key host at private catered events.

Other duties as assigned.

Specialized Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications
  • High School degree
  • Some prior experience in event planning and/or management
  • Ability to effectively problem solve.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent computer & telephone skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Must have own vehicle and valid driver's license
  • Must be available to work evenings/weekends
  • Must be able to pass annual physical
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs, bend, stretch, stand for extended periods of time, climb stairs, reach, twist, sit, walk, and/or run.
Please respond by email to ksmith@stamfordmuseum.org, apply in person @ 39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT 06903


Camp Educator (Part-time)
The Stamford Museum & Nature Center is will be hiring Two (2) Part-time Camp Educators, working Monday-Friday from 9:00am-1:00pm to work with our Art & Nature half-day camp for campers entering grades 1-4. These positions will report to the Summer Camp Director.

The summer camp season runs from June 21 - August 11, 2017. Staff training will be held on June 21-22, 2017. Both camp programs serve approximately 150 students in over a six week period. The goal of our camp programs is to provide quality and innovative environmental education experiences using the various resources of the SM&NC, within a camp atmosphere.

Responsibilities
  • Co-teach and structure activities for a group of 12-16 (1st grade, 2nd-4th grades) campers within weekly camp theme
  • Help promote responsible environmental education and create activities that support SM&NC mission
  • Help ensure health and welfare of all campers
  • Aid in planning and supervising campers in our optional Lunch Bunch program
Qualifications
  • 18+ years of age
  • experience with working with children in an outdoor setting is a plus
  • creativity, enthusiasm, and flexibility a must
  • ability to commit to entire camp season
  • experience working with plants/animals/farm also a plus
  • must submit a current (within 3 years) physical form before the start of camp
  • Candidate must past a background check
Compensation: $250-$350/week (part-time), depending on experience

Send letter, resume and 2 references to (e-mail preferred):
Lisa Monachelli
Director of Education
Stamford Museum and Nature Center
39 Scofieldtown Road
Stamford, CT 06903
lmonachelli@stamfordmuseum.org


Overbrook Nature Center Gift Shop Manager - Part Time
Responsible for supervising employees and running the store at a profit. Attracting customers and moving merchandise by offering mission based products and services that satisfy the customers. Greets museum visitors, provides information about the museum. Inspects gift shop for cleanliness, safety and security.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Merchandising: Includes buying and selling, receiving and transporting goods, inventory control and conducting physical inventory of merchandise. Fills special orders.
  • Store Operations: Includes hiring and training personnel, store policies, receives, evaluates and responds to customer requests and complaints.
  • Accounting and Bookkeeping: Maintain current pricing log of all merchandise for reference, keep vendor records of orders and process invoices for payment.
  • Advertising and Promotion: In-store display, website and NEXT. Plans promotional activities.


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