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Animal Programs Facilitator, Part-Time

Job Summary:
The Animal Programs Facilitator will focus on live animal care with extensive time spent on husbandry and enrichment as well as animal-focused programs. This position will also include interaction with children and families in many facets of Fernbank Museum of Natural History’s public programming. This position requires availability Friday-Monday for an average of 14 hours weekly.

Major Functions:

  • Assist with animal care and interpretive live animal programming
  • Completion of daily animal care tasks, including exhibition tank maintenance, daily husbandry, feeder insect colony care, plant care, filter maintenance and other routine cleaning.
  • Facilitate hands-on children’s activities based on a wide range of science and natural history topics.
  •  Assist with exhibit facilitation, family days and more.
  • Assist with preparations for educational programs.
  • Assist the Education Department with other tasks and duties as assigned. 

Experience Requirements:

  • Prior hands-on husbandry experience with reptiles preferred
  • 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 be comfortable around reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates. 
  • Must enjoy working with children and families.
  • Excellent rapport with children and an ability to communicate with parents.
  • Flexibility and a willingness to help wherever needed; energetic and creative.
  • A self-starter able to work independently and see projects through to completion.
  • Available to work weekends and holidays.

Click here for a downloadable application. (Acrobat required.)
Completed applications should be submitted along with your resume and cover letter to humanresources@fernbankmuseum.org.
Thank you for your interest in becoming part of our team.
Please review employment eligibility information available in English and Spanish before submitting your application.


Beverage Manager, Full-Time

Job Summary
Coordinate all aspects and duties related to beverage services at special events and the coordination of monthly Fernbank After Dark events and other adult events.

Major Functions

  • Manage all aspects of special event beverage operations, including, but not limited to ordering, inventory, budgeting, and the reporting of beverage consumption and costs for each event.
  • Manage all part-time beverage staff, including, but not limited to hiring, scheduling and overall performance of personnel.
  • Responsible for departmental orientation and on-going training of part time special event staff.
  • Development of beverage menus for Fernbank After Dark and other adult events.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with distributors and vendors to ensure effective cost management and to secure donations for fundraising events.
  • Conduct beverage consultations and tastings with special event clients as needed.
  • On-site coordination of beverage operations and event breakdown for events as needed.
  • Ensure that Fernbank is in compliance with all local and Georgia State Liquor Laws.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • Undergraduate degree and related experience
  • A minimum of two years of experience in beverage operations as well as supervisory experience
  • Must be available for late and irregular working hours; evening and weekend work
  • Exceptional knowledge of wines and alcoholic beverages
  • Exceptional time management, communication, customer service and organizational skills including the ability to prioritize and coordinate multiple projects
  • Proficient with MS Office
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Team player, professional image and a positive attitude

Compensation

  • Salaried
  • Benefits package

Click here for a downloadable application. (Acrobat required.)
Completed applications should be submitted along with your resume and cover letter to humanresources@fernbankmuseum.org.
Thank you for your interest in becoming part of our team.
Please review employment eligibility information available in English and Spanish before submitting your application.


Chief of Security, Full-Time

Summary
The Security Chief is responsible for the safety and security of the complete Fernbank Campus, including Museum employees, volunteers, patrons,  collections, property and assets. The Security Chief will perpetually evaluate and update Fernbank’s safety and security procedures to establish goals, objectives, programs and policies dedicated to maintaining the safest environment possible and insuring compliance with federal, state and local regulations. The Security Chief exercises independent judgment in the course of carrying out all job responsibilities and other activities as assigned.

Essential Functions

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Oversees Fernbank’s security operations, including equipment and personnel.
  • Evaluates, develops and writes all Fernbank procedures and practices relative to security.
  • Develops, presents and implements new methods for security’s operational improvement when appropriate.
  • Prepares periodic budget estimate and reports.
  • Orders supplies and equipment as needed.
  • Reviews financial reports to ensure security operation efficiency and quality control.
  • Develops preventative security programs.
  • Performs audits of security related performance and conducts physical surveys of premise security, including security equipment condition.
  • Conducts and prepares reports relating to internal investigations of any incidents or violations of Fernbank policies and procedures.
  • Assists in development and implementation of security training.
  • Assists in maintenance of the museum’s emergency and disaster preparedness, response, and recovery plan.
  • Maintains OSHA compliance.
  • Serves as Fernbank’s liaison with public law enforcement, fire and other agencies as it relates to security.
  • Initiates personnel actions such as recruitment, selections, transfers, promotions and discipline or dismissal measures.
  • Resolves department grievances or submits unsettled grievances to Human Resources.
  • Prepares work schedules.
  • Assigns or delegates responsibilities to subordinates as appropriate.
  • Sets deadlines to ensure completion of operational security functions.
  • Performs other activities as assigned.

Competencies

  • Demonstrates above average interpersonal communication skills.
  • Demonstrates good judgement and decision making ability.
  • Demonstrates above average writing skills.
  • Demonstrates the ability to exercise discretion.
  • Demonstrates ethical conduct.
  • Demonstrates strong organizational skills.
  • Demonstrates problem solving/analysis.
  • Demonstrates strategic thinking.

Supervisory Responsibility
This position manages all employees of the department and is responsible for the performance management of the employees within that department.

Work Environment
This position operates in an office environment, as well as throughout Fernbank’s campus. This role routinely uses standard office equipment including but not limited to: computers, handheld radios, phones, photocopiers, scanners, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Physical Demands
The Security Chief is occasionally required to sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position, and typical work hours and days are Tuesday through Saturday, 8:30am – 5pm. This position regularly requires long hours and frequent weekend work.

Travel
Travel is primarily local and during the business day, although some out-of-the-area and overnight travel may be expected.

Required Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in business administration, criminal justice, law enforcement, security or a closely related field, or equivalent number of years of experience, and/or 10 years full-time experience performing supervisory responsibilities or highly responsible work relating to tasks assigned to this position.

Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive or exhaustive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of this position. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Click here for a downloadable application. (Acrobat required.)
Completed applications should be submitted along with your resume and cover letter to humanresources@fernbankmuseum.org.
Thank you for your interest in becoming part of our team.
Please review employment eligibility information available in English and Spanish before submitting your application.


Food Service Associate, Part-Time

Job Summary
Works regularly and equally on kitchen responsibilities and line positions depending on schedule

Kitchen Responsibilities

  • Prep and make batch food quantities according to specified recipes and business needs ensuring proper taste and consistency
  • Continual chopping and dicing of vegetables for various recipes
  • Maintains proper par levels for high volume café menu items
  • Makes all sauces for line service
  • Makes chili and variety of soups
  • Maintains organized equipment cages and overall kitchen
  • Frequently organizes dry goods storage areas
  • Continually maintains organization in walk- in refrigerator and walk-in freezer
  • Assists with prep and execution for all special luncheons and events
  • Prep and execution of “Fernbank After Dark” and “Salsa Night” menus
  • Sweeps and mops kitchen floors
  • Ensures all items have been properly stored for catering crews to come in and utilize space

Line Responsibilities

  • Takes and executes orders from café guests
  • Offer positive interaction with guests
  • Maintains clean prep room and line areas throughout day and at closing
  • Gathers all utensils to execute line orders- (spatulas, knives, ladles, portion scoops, towels, and disposables
  • Sets line with adequate amounts of product for the anticipated business for the day
  • Slices tomatoes, slices and portions deli meats, washes and chops lettuces, peels eggs, etc.
  • Cleans panini press, fridge doors, gaskets and cabinet fronts at closing each day
  • Cleans and fills hotbox and line wells water levels as needed
  • Maintains organized storage cabinets and rooms associated with the café line
  • Sweeps line frequently throughout shift then mops line areas and prep room at closing

Click here for a downloadable application. (Acrobat required.)
Completed applications should be submitted along with your resume and cover letter to humanresources@fernbankmuseum.org.
Thank you for your interest in becoming part of our team.
Please review employment eligibility information available in English and Spanish before submitting your application.


Interpretive Ranger, Part-Time

Job Summary

The Interpretive Ranger will enhance visitor experiences in Fernbank Forest and WildWoods outdoor areas as a roving naturalist during public hours. In addition to monitoring conditions along the trails and outdoor exhibitions, the Ranger will provide some interpretation of Fernbank's outdoor natural resources to the public. This job will require extensive time spent outdoors.

Major Functions

  • Evaluate and maintain trail conditions (i.e. mulching, sweeping, handling leaf blower and using tools and hand-pulling invasive plants).
  • Identify safety concerns and crowd capacity while circulating throughout Fernbank's outdoor areas
  • Respond to any potential emergency situations
  • Perform opening and closing procedures as well as trail upkeep and limited outdoor exhibition maintenance   
  • Monitor students, interns and volunteers working in outdoor areas of Fernbank's campus as needed
  • Deliver interpretive programs of campus/outdoor resources for large and small groups and facilitate exhibitions as necessary
  • Mentor volunteers, including adults and teens
  • Assist with forest research and data collection
  • Enhance visitor experience in outdoor areas by addressing guest questions and concerns 
  • Other projects and duties, as assigned, to support the Education Department and the Museum

Education & Experience Requirements

  • Demonstrated background in biology, environmental science, conservation, ecology, education or related field preferred. 
  • Informal science education experience a plus
  • Experience working with and addressing diverse audiences
  • Strong customer service skills

Skills and Attributes

  • Strong communication and presentation skills coupled with enthusiasm for natural history subject matter
  • Ability to work outdoors, navigate challenging terrain, lift up to 50 pounds and walk up to 10 miles per day
  • Valid driver's license
  • Team player but also able to work independently
  • Flexibility and adaptability to changes in project needs and/or goals
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks through to completion
  • Willingness to support other Museum priorities as needed
  • Ability to work weekends and holidays (currently Sundays, Mondays are Fridays are required)

Click here for a downloadable application. (Acrobat required.)
Completed applications should be submitted along with your resume and cover letter to humanresources@fernbankmuseum.org.
Thank you for your interest in becoming part of our team.
Please review employment eligibility information available in English and Spanish before submitting your application.


Security Officer, Part-Time

Summary
This position is under the direct supervision of the Security Chief, Assistant Manager of Security and when appropriate, the Security Shift Supervisor. As a member of the Security Department, this individual is responsible for the protection, safeguarding and security of all Fernbank Museum of Natural History guests, patrons, staff, volunteers, collections and assets. Both full-time and part-time positions are available.

Essential Functions

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Performs security patrols.
  • Enforces all security and safety protocols and procedures.
  • Assists in maintaining any and all security department equipment including but not limited to: security systems and alarms, keys, magnetic coded access system.
  • Monitors as assigned: security cameras, computers, and alarm panels.
  • Protects all FMNH property from theft, vandalism, fire and accidents within reason.
  • Investigates and writes reports on accidents, incidents, suspicious activities, safety and fire hazards and any and all other security related situations.
  • Provides any needed assistance to visitors, employees, volunteers and patrons with following the department's procedures.
  • Assists in maintaining OSHA standards throughout the Fernbank Museum campus.

Competencies

  • Teamwork
  • Stress management/composure
  • Ethical conduct
  • Communication
  • Customer service

Work Environment
This job operates in a professional environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, radios and filing cabinets.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to speak, listen, stand, walk, use hands to handle or feel, and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
Evening and weekend work are required as job duties demand.

Required Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • At least 21 years of age
  • Good working knowledge of security operations, safety practices in a business environment and enforcement procedures

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Security/law enforcement experience

Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 

Click here for a downloadable application. (Acrobat required.)
Completed applications should be submitted along with your resume and cover letter to humanresources@fernbankmuseum.org.
Thank you for your interest in becoming part of our team.
Please review employment eligibility information available in English and Spanish before submitting your application.


Summer Camp Counselor (Full-Time, Seasonal)

Job Summary
Summer Camp Counselors will work alongside Fernbank Museum’s permanent staff to implement an engaging and fun day camp for campers between 5 – 13 years old. Counselors will assist with science-related games and activities, camper management, and a variety of camp-related projects. Counselors act as positive role models for campers, encouraging them to grow and learn through challenges in a fun, safe, indoor and outdoor learning environment. Summer Camp Counselors will also help with other duties in the Education Department as needed. Summer Camp Counselors should be available to work set hours each day (9am – 5pm), Monday to Friday, May 25 through August 6, 2020.

Essential Functions

  • Assist staff in preparations and implementation for daily camp activities
  • Learn and lead pre-developed activities for your age group (content and training will be provided the first week on the job)
  • Help sign out campers as they leave each day, and lead activities and games during the AfterCare program
  • Monitor campers throughout the day; lead campers from one location to another (i.e. exhibits, outside, restrooms, etc.)
  • Photograph camp activities and upload photos daily to share with parents
  • Document camp issues as needed, including camper behavior and incidents
  • Complete daily camp set-up, cleanup, and assist with program maintenance when changes are necessary
  • Stay up to date on camp notes and changes via regularly scheduled communications from the camp director
  • Provide excellent customer service to all museum guests
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Previous experience working with young children, preferably in a group setting
  • Previous experience in education, natural history, environmental education, camps, childcare, or related field
  • Previous customer service a plus
  • Background in science or education is a plus

Skills and Attributes

  • Must be available all dates between May 25 and August 6
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must pass a background check before hire
  • CPR/AED certification highly preferred
  • Must enjoy working with children between the ages of 5 and 13
  • Comfortable working daily in a consistently high-energy environment for the duration of camps
  • Flexibility and a willingness to help wherever needed; energetic and creative
  • A self-starter able to work independently and see projects through to completion
  • Enthusiasm for natural history; comfortable around reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates
  • Excellent customer service skills

Click here for a downloadable application. (Acrobat required.)
Completed applications should be submitted along with your resume and cover letter to humanresources@fernbankmuseum.org.
Thank you for your interest in becoming part of our team.
Please review employment eligibility information available in English and Spanish before submitting your application.