Discovery Team Staff
REPORTS TO: “Discovery Director” and “Director of Education”
TYPE OF POSITION: Part time and full-time available. HKCDM is looking for 12-15 Discovery Staff
LOCATION: North Point. Shifts will be staggered to cover all of the museum’s opening hours and events.
POSITION TO BE FILLED BY: Job to start beginning September 2018.
JOB DESCRIPTION: Discovery Staff are the frontline “face” of the museum, who will engage with HKCDM’s visitors on the museum floor in exhibits and educational programs. Museum visitors will include families with children and school groups. Discovery Staff will be dedicated to one area of the museum (e.g. Reception, Toddlers, Tinkering Lab, etc.) based on the candidates’ background and interests. Candidates with the right experience may be hired in a managerial capacity.
Provide guest services which may include ticketing, answering questions, leading welcome greetings and closing goodbyes
Facilitate educational programs and dropin workshops, as well as to run events such as birthday parties, outreach, etc.
Act as content “experts”, representing museum educational content (science, arts, storytelling, etc.) in an accurate and fun manner
Oversee volunteers, including training them in daily activities and modeling behavior
Conduct exhibit and program evaluations with museum visitors
Reset and tidy exhibits between use and assist in cleaning between sessions
Assist in creating educational programs and in exhibit prototyping
Experience working with children and families. Teaching qualification is a plus
Associate degree or University degree, preference in related discipline such as child development, education, theatre, arts, science
Existing expertise in content (science, arts, storytelling, etc.) is not necessary but ideal candidates will be curious and willing to learn. Candidates are encouraged to share their own skills and backgrounds to help shape museum programs
Embraces unstructured play and has a passion for lifelong learning
Strong verbal and written communication skills (Biliterate in Chinese and English. Bilingual in Cantonese and English. Mandarin is a plus)
Ability to represent HKCDM in a friendly and welcoming manner. Can react quickly, calmly, and professionally in handling situations that arise
Positive attitude and ability to work collaboratively as part of a team
Flexible schedule, which will include some nights and weekends
Interest and willingness to work in a startup environment
TO APPLY: Interested candidates should email a resume/CV to firstname.lastname@example.org and reference “Discovery Staff” in the subject line.