Receptionist and Gallery Assistant

  • Job Status

    Part-time with varying shifts during museum hours as well as evening hours for special events

    Position Overview

    The Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum (MMCM) seeks a friendly, enthusiastic, courteous and professional Receptionist & Gallery Assistant who will work with staff and volunteers to provide an exceptional experience for guests.

    Primary Receptionist Responsibilities:

    • Process admission, membership, gift shop, etc. sales
    • Answer incoming calls on multi-line telephone
    • Answer guest questions
    • Schedule birthday parties, field trips, building rentals, and meetings
    • Filing, record keeping
    • Create documents/data entry
    • Update MMCM web calendar
    • Prepare birthday party rooms
    • Conduct monthly inventory counts of food & drink as requested
    • Confirm field trips, room rentals and birthday parties with emailed confirmation forms
    • Learn and practice opening and closing, safety and security procedures
    • Learn and communicate information about MMCM memberships, parties, programs, camps and monthly events
    • Demonstrate knowledge of MMCM gallery exhibits
    • Provide tours as requested

    Primary Gallery Assistant Responsibilities:

    • Work with MMCM staff and volunteers to deliver age appropriate educational play and art programming
    • Assist with visitor needs in the galleries and classrooms
    • Maintain a clean and sanitary environment using approved cleaning products and practices
    • Provide a safe and hospitable environment for guests 
    • Monitor guest safety and report necessary facility and exhibit repairs
    • Learn and practice opening and closing, safety and security procedures 
    • Learn and communicate information about MMCM memberships, parties, programs, camps and monthly events
    • Demonstrate knowledge of MMCM gallery exhibits
    • Provide tours as requested 

    Qualifications:

    • High school diploma or equivalent 
    • Cash handling experience
    • Communicate clearly in person and in writing
    • Self-motivated and able to complete tasks without supervision
    • Excellent attention to detail
    • Comfort with Microsoft Office suite of computer programs, specifically Outlook, Word and Excel
    • Creative and playful
    • Experience and/or interest in working with children, infancy through age 10
    • Ability to contribute to an atmosphere of teamwork and positive energy
    • Guest-focused with a friendly personality
    • Ability to lift 10 pounds and stand for extended periods of time

    Interested applicants may complete the MMCM Employment Application by downloading the paper application and returning it to MMCM at 315 W. Genesee Ave., Saginaw, MI 48602 or by filling out the online application at the links below. Please be advised that applicants must fill out the forms at all three links. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

    Employment Application Part I

    Employment Application Part II

    Employment Application Part III

    MMCM is an equal opportunity employer.