Saint Louis Science Center

Special Exhibits Assistant ( Regular Part-Time)

Job Locations US-MO-St. Louis
Posted Date 1 month ago(2/8/2018 6:47 PM)
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Special Exhibitions


The Special Exhibitions Assistant is responsible for the delivery of a quality visitor experience in the temporary Special Exhibitions as well as within the Saint Louis Science Center lobby.


  • Develop and maintain a thorough working knowledge of each special exhibition, as well as Science Center operation and procedures, with an emphasis on imparting a friendly, positive, proactive and professional image to the public at all times
  • Understand and interpret exhibition information for the benefit of the visitor
  • Cashiering: Conduct ticket transactions for the exhibition and the simulators as well as all other venues and provide suggestions based on age, demographics and interests; share promotions/combos/specials
  • Greet visitors as they enter the Saint Louis Science Center lobby and effectively direct them to points of interest
  • Facilitate visitor entry into and exit from the exhibition
  • Facilitate demonstrations and activities inside the exhibition
  • Respond promptly to visitor questions, concerns and/or complaints
  • Monitor visitor behavior and assist Security staff in enforcing the basic safety, security and emergency procedures.
  • Ability to work with large groups, including school-age children
  • Perform all other duties as required or assigned


  • Outgoing, service orientated personality
  • Patience, good listening, problem solving and speaking skills
  • Ability to respond effectively and expediently to unforeseen circumstances, changes or emergencies, while dealing with large crowds
  • Ability to perform job duties as part of a team without close supervision
  • Perform cash and credit card transactions in an accurate and efficient manner; basic ticketing system knowledge a plus. Prior cashier experience preferred 
  • Must be available to work varied hours, including weekends, evenings, and holidays
  • Present a clean and professional appearance by adhering to the uniform policy
  • Must be able to absorb and convey information about current Special Exhibitions and other Saint Louis Science Center features


  • College coursework in the Sciences (Physics, Biology, Chemistry, etc.), Technology, Museum Studies, Anthropology or History preferred
  • Entertainment/theater productions experience a plus
  • Prior customer service experience a plus 


  • English necessary, additional languages a plus
  • Good verbal communication skills.


  • Must be able to stand for prolonged periods
  • Must be able to lift 25-50 lbs
  • Must be able to work in varying weather conditions


  • 12,000 sq. ft. exhibition hall, outdoor agriculture exhibition, public museum setting


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