Education Interpreter

Casual position (18 hours/week); Must be available to work 1-2 evenings (sleep over at the Museum) and 1 to 2 weekdays/weekend days per week.

Work Bishop Museum “Sleepover” and “Museum After Dark” programs, in which visiting school students spend the evening at the Museum. Greet sleepover visitors, provide programming, handle operational details such as food delivery, monitor student behavior and safety.

Present and assist with daytime programs for general public and students. Present high quality interpretive programs and interactive learning experiences for museum visitors and school groups in the Science Adventure Center, NOAA Science on a Sphere, Castle Building, Hawaiian Hall, Watumull Planetarium and/or other exhibit gallery areas as required. Assist other education department staff in department projects in and out of the office.

Responsibilities include:

  • Be on-site lead for Museum Sleepover programs. Greet schools and families as they arrive, provide orientation, present programs, monitor student behavior, handle operational details such as dinner delivery and preparation of a simple breakfast. Must be available to sleep overnight at Museum 2 nights per week.
  • Present programs and provide interpretive assistance for visitors during their visits to the Science Adventure Center, NOAA Science on a Sphere, Castle Building, Hawaiian Hall, Watumull Planetarium and/or other exhibit gallery areas as required.  This function includes the ability to present and talk comfortably in front of a range of audiences as well as staffing exhibit positions in temporary exhibits that require an interpretive staff presence.
  • Provide assistance to visitors and school groups during exhibit self-exploration.
  • Perform hands-on demonstrations in galleries which will provide supplemental information on exhibit themes and will assist visitors in understanding exhibit content.
  • Work in a safe manner so as not to endanger fellow staff members, volunteers, and visitors. Comply with safety rules and regulations and establishes safe work practices. Read all safety materials received. Report unsafe conditions and unsafe acts directly to supervisor. Promptly report accidents to immediate supervisor. Maintain assigned work area and equipment free of accident producing conditions.

Physical Demands: Must be able to stay at museum overnight to run sleepover programs, which may include sleeping on a cot on a concrete or carpeted floor. Position requires the ability to sit, stand, walk, run, climb, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach, and handle. Computer use and crafts projects require fingering ability and hand-eye coordination. Physical strength sufficient to push, pull, and lift supplies and equipment weighing up to 50lbs and carry up to 100 lbs.needed. Must be able to communicate verbally with students, teachers, volunteers and co-workers, both in person and over the telephone. Must be able to read and write material of varying lengths, including labels, memos, schedules, and curriculum material. Visual requirements include good-to excellent vision, a wide field of vision and depth perception. Working environment may involve exposure to hot, humid wet, noisy or dusty conditions. Must be able to work in low-light areas (planetarium, planetarium lobby, campus at night).

Desired Education and Experience: High School degree or equivalent in training and experience to successfully perform the job. Must be able to handle multiple projects and maintain composure. Must have experience working with children and presenting to a range of audiences.

Machines and Equipment Used: Computer, audiovisual equipment, LCD projector, iPad/Tablet, video camera, telephone. Proficient in Microsoft Office.

Compensation: $10-11/hr
Hours: Casual, 18 hours/week; Must be available to work 1-2 evenings (sleep over at the Museum) and 1 to 2 weekdays/weekend days per week.

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