Employment Opportunities

Galas Coordinator, Full-time

Position Summary
The Galas Coordinator works closely with the Vice President of Institutional Advancement and Director of Development to successfully strategize and execute Fernbank Museum’s two signature benefit galas, Lost Oasis and A Timeless Affair. In total, these benefit galas will raise over $800,000 to support the Museum’s mission. This individual will serve as the Museum’s primary liaison for the Lost Oasis and A Timeless Affair Planning Committees and the Artemis Guild. This individual will also provide department service support and general office duties as assigned.

Essential Functions
1) Financial Accountability

  • Supports a $2.5 million annual development budget that includes $800,000+ raised through benefit galas.
  • Maintains and reconciles expense budgets for each benefit event, ensuring careful resource management.
  • Reconciles all proceeds from the galas with the Finance Office to ensure the appropriate designation and disbursement of funds.

2) Lost Oasis and A Timeless Affair galas

  • Supports effort to recruit leading community volunteers to Chair the events and serve on the  Planning Committees
  • Plans and hosts regularly scheduled Planning Committee meetings
  • Prepares strategy to achieve event fundraising goals
  • Directs and executes all facets of Lost Oasis and A Timeless Affair
    • Corporate Sponsorship
    • Patron Donations and Ticket Sales
    • Auctions and Prize Drawing
    • Event Logistics
    • Budgeting and revenue forecasting
    • Solicitations letters and marketing materials
    • Timeline of activities and deadlines
    • Planning Committee Meetings

3)Event Planning

  • Supports the planning of cultivation events including exhibition previews, film premieres, holiday programs and more.

4)Artemis Guild

  • Supports effort to recruit dynamic young civic leaders to join the Artemis Guild
  • Plans and hosts quarterly Artemis Guild meetings
  • Plans service programs and cultivation events to engage Artemis members and leadership
  • Identifies leadership opportunities for key Artemis members

5) Other Duties as Assigned

Requirements

  • Two or more years of non-profit work with experience in event planning, membership or volunteer management
  • Two years plus of database management experience, preferably with Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge or Altru
  • Bachelors degree required

Skills and Attributes

  • Exceptional leadership, facilitation, planning, verbal and social skills with an interest in volunteer and member recruitment, building constituency groups and external relations
  • Exceptional written skills with the ability to express information clearly, concisely and with precision
  • Affinity for working in a team environment and facilitating positive two-way communication across departments
  • Ability to implement and support strategies for cultivation, stewardship, recognition of volunteer and member constituency groups
  • Ability to work within a complex institution with all levels of leadership, staff, volunteers and donors
  • Highly organized with close attention to detail
  • Flexible, works well under pressure and deadlines
  • Ability to manage multiple projects
  • Results-oriented
  • Curious, motivated and willing to self-learn
  • A strong interest in science, natural history topics and/or museums

Applications can be completed at the Museum or sent to:
Fernbank Museum of Natural History
Human Resources
767 Clifton Road, N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30307
human.resources@fernbankmuseum.org
Fax: 404.929.6405
Click here
for a downloadable application. (Acrobat required.)


Bartender (Special Events Staff), Part-Time

Position Summary
As part of Fernbank Museum’s special events staff, bartenders work closely with the beverage service manager to plan, organize and control the operations of bars during internal (Martinis & IMAX®, VIP receptions) and external events (wedding receptions, corporate parties). All bartenders must also be able to serve as a barkback and or busser.

This position offers a flexible schedule in a truly unique work environment. Starting pay is $9/hour, plus tips on cash bars and weekly Martinis & IMAX® event.  

Essential Functions

  • Ensure excellent guest experiences at all events
  • Support the Museum’s weekly Friday night Martinis & IMAX® event
  • Assist with event set up (including bars) and break down
  • Follow proper cash handling procedures
  • Serve as a barback and be available to cross-train on all levels of set up for events as needed
  • Ensure compliance with all beverage regulations
  • Maintain a working knowledge of the Museum’s bar offerings including beer, wine and specialty cocktails

Requirements

  • Flexible schedule with the ability to work 15-20 hours per week, including Friday evenings
  • Ability to work in a face-paced environment
  • Prior bartending and cash handling experience
  • A team player with an enthusiastic and positive attitude
  • Excellent customer service

Applications can be completed at the Museum or sent to:
Fernbank Museum of Natural History
Human Resources
767 Clifton Road, N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30307
human.resources@fernbankmuseum.org
Fax: 404.929.6405
Click here
for a downloadable application. (Acrobat required.)


Busser (Special Events Staff), Part-Time

Position Summary
As part of Fernbank Museum’s special events staff, bussers are a key element in ensuring a quality guest experience during internal (Martinis & IMAX®, VIP receptions) and external events (wedding receptions, corporate parties).

This position offers a flexible schedule in a truly unique work environment. Starting pay is $9/hour, plus tip out on cash bars and weekly Martinis & IMAX® event.

Essential Functions

  • Ensure excellent guest experiences at all events
  • Support the Museum’s weekly  Friday night Martinis & IMAX® event
  • Provide general event support including (bussing, dishwashing, trash removal)
  • Assist with event set up (including bars) and break down
  • Maintain a working knowledge of the Museum’s bar offerings including beer, wine and specialty cocktails

Requirements

  • Flexible schedule with the ability to work 15-20 hours per week, including Friday evenings
  • Ability to work in a face-paced environment
  • A team player with an enthusiastic and positive attitude
  • Excellent customer service

Applications can be completed at the Museum or sent to:
Fernbank Museum of Natural History
Human Resources
767 Clifton Road, N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30307
human.resources@fernbankmuseum.org
Fax: 404.929.6405
Click here
for a downloadable application. (Acrobat required.)


Museum Store Sales Associate, Part-time

Job Summary
Responsible for the timely processing of all sales in an efficient and friendly manner. Contribute to the efficiency of the Store’s daily operations and the creation of the proper atmosphere for a successful and profitable Store.

Major Functions

  • Process all sales transactions quickly and accurately
  • Provide friendly, helpful service to all visitors
  • Become knowledgeable about all items sold in the Store
  • Resolve register related problems
  • Open and close the Store, including making daily deposits and reports
  • Maintain proper merchandise display, Store cleanliness and adequate stock on hand
  • Assist with physical inventory
  • Must be available to work weekends and some evenings.

Requirements

  • One year retail sales experience
  • Cash handling and cash register ability
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Flexibility and ability to perform several tasks at once

Applications can be completed at the Museum or sent to:
Fernbank Museum of Natural History
Human Resources
767 Clifton Road, N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30307
human.resources@fernbankmuseum.org
Fax: 404.929.6405
Click here
for a downloadable application. (Acrobat required.)


Roundsman, Part-time

Job Summary: This position has a general understanding of all stations in the kitchen and The Fernbank Café. Responsibilities and job duties change from day to day, or even within a shift, according to the immediate needs of the operation. Activities include, but are not limited to: food preparation, set-up, clean-up, stocking, dish washing, cash handling and customer service.

Major Functions:

  • Ensure all guests have an enjoyable experience in the Fernbank Café and throughout the Museum.
  • Prepare food in the kitchen or at the Fernbank Café line according to customer requests and Café standards.
  • Assist coworkers throughout the shift to ensure that all tasks are completed efficiently.
  • Maintain supplies of plates, bowls, straws, condiments, etc.
  • Ensure line is clean and organized throughout entire shift. This includes the back counter and under coolers.
  • Keep Dining Room clean and neatly arranged for guests and staff. Also maintain Terrace and Service Hallway.
  • Start, load and operate dish machine.
  • Store clean dishes and utensils.
  • Clean and maintain beverage station.
  • Break down boxes, empty trash cans, sweep and mop as needed.
  • Break down food stations and properly store all food.
  • Clean refrigerators.
  • Process customer purchases at the cash register.
  • Accurately count and deposit receipts in safe at end of shift.

Experience Requirements:

  • One year of food experience in a restaurant or other commercial setting.
  • Knowledge of food preparation.
  • Cash handling or retail experience.
  • Knowledge of food safety and cleanliness requirements.

Skills and Attributes:

  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Friendly attitude.
  • Team player.
  • Flexibility with schedule and ability to work weekdays and weekends, including Friday nights.
  • Ability to move from one task to another quickly and without prompting from supervisor.

Applications can be completed at the Museum or sent to:
Fernbank Museum of Natural History
Human Resources
767 Clifton Road, N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30307
human.resources@fernbankmuseum.org
Fax: 404.929.6405
Click here
for a downloadable application. (Acrobat required.)