Employment Opportunities

Roundsman, Full-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.)


Education Facilitator, Part-Time

Department:  Education
Reports to:     Programs Educator

Job Summary:
Education Facilitators interact with children and families in a variety of Fernbank Museum of Natural History's public programming, including exhibits, family event days and programs. 

Major Functions:

  • As Fernbank NatureQuest exhibit facilitator, greet guests, orient groups, maintain safe and attractive environment and assist guests with interactive components.
  • On family event days, assist with activity setup and facilitation.
  • In programs, facilitate hands-on children's activities based on a wide range of science and natural history topics.
  • Assist with preparations for educational programs.
  • Assist the Education Department with other tasks and duties as assigned. 

Experience Requirements:

  • Previous experience working with young children.
  • Strong customer service skills are required.
  • Previous public speaking experience and a basic knowledge of science are helpful.

Skills and Attributes:

  • Must enjoy working with children and families.
  • Excellent rapport with children and ability to communicate with parents.
  • Flexibility and a willingness to help out wherever needed; energetic and creative.
  • A self-starter able to work independently and see projects through to completion.
  • Must be comfortable around reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates.  Animal handling and training may be available, depending on interest and needs of Museum.
  • Available to work weekends and holidays.

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.)


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.)


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.)