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Employment Opportunities

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The Kenosha Public Museums are currently accepting applications for the following positions:

There are no positions available at this time. See volunteer opportunities here

Museum Store/Visitor Services Associate

Salary:$15.86 Hourly

Job Type: Regular – Part Time

Closing Date: 3/18/24 11:59pm

Example of Duties & Responsibilities

  • Greets visitors and provides customer service; provides specific information and assistance related to programs or services provided by assigned area.
  • Handles cash and credit card transactions and balance cash drawers.
  • Process workshop registrations and membership sales.
  • Maintain store cleanliness and restock merchandise as necessary.
  • Visual merchandising and general inventory duties.
  • Knowledge of the Museums, telephone etiquette and excellent keyboard skills.
  • Answers telephone and receives inquiries and/or complaints, providing information based on considerable knowledge of programs and activities, or referring callers to appropriate personnel, as necessary; routes messages for Department personnel, as necessary.
  • Duties include a variety of retail and receptionist tasks and/or responsible public contact work.
  • Utilizes computerized data entry equipment and various word processing, spreadsheet and/or file maintenance programs to enter, store and/or retrieve information as requested or otherwise necessary; summarizes data in preparation of standardized reports.
  • Performs other work as requested or assigned. Incumbent may have the opportunity to develop additional expertise in assigned areas.
Requirements

Training and Experience:

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • One (1) year of general retail and receptionist experience including cashiering, computer operations and public or customer service; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Must have keyboard skills and proficiency with a varied range of computer application programs.
  • Must be able to type at a rate consistent with departmental needs.

For a full list of additional physical, environmental, sensory, and other requirements as well as a list of job benefits, visit the City of Kenosha’s Job Opportunities page. 

Summer Education Intern

Compensation: $15 Hourly

Job Type: Seasonal – Part Time

Required Hours: Tuesday through Thursday each week, 8:30am-12:30pm, 12 hours per week.

Start Date: 6/4/24

Applications Due: 4/12/24

This positions is part of the Kenosha Public Museums system, a department of the City of Kenosha and is under the direction of the Curator of Natural Sciences and Education. Through hands-on activities and educational programs, interns help all visitors gain a better understanding and appreciation for the arts, world cultures, and the Earth and its resources, through Museum exhibits and collections. The Summer Camp Education Intern supports Museum summer camp classes, assisting Summer Camp teachers in the classroom, and assists in facilitating summer camp programs under the supervision of the Summer Camp teachers and the Curator of Education. The camp program is split into 3 age groups (5-6 year olds, 7-10 year olds, and 11-14 year olds), and the Summer Camp Intern should be comfortable working primarily with 5-10 year olds. Regularly scheduled hours are Tuesday-Thursday, though additional hours may be scheduled based on candidate’s availability. Work is reviewed through conferences and written reports for adherence to established policies and procedures and through observation of results obtained.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manage the daily program needs of campers
  • Prepare activities for camps, pull necessary supplies
  • Monitor camper check-in and check-out
  • Help facilitate camp program sessions
  • Supervise program participants through different exhibits and facilitate projects, games, and activities
  • Resolve minor problems associated with camps
  • Provide feedback to Curator of Education on a regular basis
  • Other related duties as assigned
  • Additional projects based on intern availability

Position Requirements

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Knowledge of how to send and receive emails, and basic word processing skills required
  • Ability to work effectively on a team and also independently on projects assigned by the Curator of Education
  • Must be a flexible and creative team player in order to accommodate changing camp and camper needs
  • Strong organizational and communication skills required
  • Ability to provide a safe, fun, and appropriate learning environment for school-aged children
  • Cultural competency; experience and/or ability to work and interact effectively with a diverse, multicultural audience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience, paid or unpaid, working with groups of children and/or educating the pubic in a formal or informal educational setting, such as camp, park district, special recreation association, day care, student teaching, school, or cultural institution
  • Experience working in an inclusive informal, education, or recreational programs a plus
  • Multilingual ability, Spanish fluency a plus

Physical/Environmental Considerations

  • Task is active, with frequent walking, standing, bending, light to medium lifting, and other restricted physical activities
  • Task may require infrequent exposure to adverse environmental conditions

Benefits

  • Training in Reflecting on Practice, a nationally recognized informal education model funded by the National Science Foundation
  • Working on a team in a professional setting at a Smithsonian Affiliated Institution
  • Education, public speaking and museum studies experience

Download the application here

Applications due to Kenosha Public Museum be end of business day, April 12, 2024. Email application to Kelly Gaszak at [email protected] or Nick Wiersum at [email protected]

Or mail completed application to:

Kenosha Public Museum
Attn: Kelly Gaszak
5500 1st Ave
Kenosha, WI 53140

Museum Guard/Custodian

Salary:$15.47 Hourly

Job Type: Regular – Part Time

Closing Date: 12/4/23 11:59pm

Example of Duties & Responsibilities

  • Prepare for daily business, lock, unlock and check security; act as security guard.
  • Clean buildings including washrooms, stairs, exhibit halls, sales desk and outside as needed; dust furniture and shelves; clean walks and stairs; wash windows; refinish floors as needed – wax, polish, mop.
  • Empty waste materials.
  • Set up chairs, tables and equipment.
  • Keep time records.
  • Assist with grounds maintenance
  • Run errands
  • Assist in snow and ice removal.
  • Staff special events and facility rentals occasionally
  • Repair and maintain equipment.
  • Perform other duties as needed.
Requirements

Training and Experience:

  • Previous successful experience in janitorial /maintenance.
  • Valid driver’s license with good driving record.
  • Ability to relate and communicate with museum staff and the public.
  • Knowledge of janitorial equipment and cleaning methods.
  • Ability to perform routine physical tasks.
  • Reading ability: effectively read and understand information contained in memoranda, reports and bulletins, etc.  Working knowledge of English grammar & spelling.
  • Able to work a variable part-time work schedule.
  • Ability to operate a computer to check e-mail and calendar.
  • Ability to handle reasonably necessary stress

For a full list of additional physical, environmental, sensory, and other requirements as well as a list of job benefits, visit the City of Kenosha’s Job Opportunities page. 

Museum Educator

Salary: $49,680.00 – $63,876.00 Annually

Job Type: Regular – Full Time

Closing Date: 11/13/23 11:59pm

 

The Educator develops, implements, and evaluates workshops, public programs, school and adult group programs, and outreach programs. The Educator serves in the capacity of Museums Staff in Charge as assigned; and participates in and supports Museum strategic planning and interdepartmental work teams. Regularly scheduled hours are Monday-Friday but must be available to work some weekends and evenings. Work is reviewed through conferences and written reports for adherence to established policies and procedures and through observation of results obtained. Performs other work as requested or assigned.

Example of Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manages, develops, implements, teaches and evaluates PreK-12th grade group programs and experiences (on-site, outreach and digital.)
  • Manages, develops, implements and evaluates adult group programs and experiences (on-site, outreach and digital.)
  • Develops, oversees and implements public programs, special events and family programs for all ages and abilities.
  • Develops, oversees and implements programs designed for special audiences.
  • Supports, develops and maintains contacts and collaborations with minority groups including social justice education initiatives.
  • Trains, coordinates, and supervises volunteers working in education areas.
  • Purchases program supplies and materials.
  • Maintains records related to educational program attendance; builds and improves research and resource files; prepares reports.
  • Performs Staff in Charge responsibilities as required.
  • Participates in and supports Museums strategic planning and interdepartmental work teams.
  • Works in collaboration with the Exhibits and Collections Department to develop innovative exhibits and integrate new learning strategies.
  • Interacts with Kenosha Unified School District and other school districts’ teachers and administrators to build and maintain a working relationship including development of teacher professional development opportunities and teacher advisory committees.
  • Stays current on trends in education and the museum field.
  • Serves as an educational advocate.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or requested.
Requirements

Training and Experience:

  • Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university with formal or informal education in Anthropology, American History, Natural Science, Art, Education, Museology, or related field.
  • Two to three years of classroom teaching or museum education experience preferred.
  • An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience may also be considered.
  • Spanish language skills desired.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of museum mission, organization, procedures and services.
  • General knowledge of history, science, or art.
  • Knowledge of current trends in learning, learning styles, and education methodology.
  • Knowledge of education standards and benchmarks.
  • Ability to develop and present in-person, digital and outreach programs for all ages and abilities, especially teaching K-8.
  • Ability to teach sometimes difficult subject matter.
  • Ability to keep records and prepare reports.
  • Ability to express oneself clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Knowledge of databases, word processing, electronic/digital media and other relevant computer programs, especially Altru and Google Suite.
  • Ability to plan and supervise the work of others
  • Ability to work well with others and maintain a professional manner using tact, initiative, good judgment and confidentiality.
  • Ability to handle reasonably necessary stress.

For a full list of additional physical, environmental, sensory, and other requirements as well as a list of job benefits, visit the City of Kenosha’s Job Opportunities page. 

Registrar and Collections Care Specialist

Salary: $50,028.00 Annually

Job Type: Regular – Full Time

Closing Date: 11/19/23

Under the general direction of the Museum Director or the Curator of Collections, this position is responsible for maintaining registration activities for the Kenosha Public Museums. The position supports the museum’s custodial responsibilities in acquiring, preserving and exhibiting its collections. Regularly scheduled work hours are Monday – Friday but must be available to work some weekends and evenings.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Shares responsibility for the registration, care, handling, records management, and storage of artifacts in the collection and on loan.
  • Processes collection forms and relevant documents.
  • Conducts periodic inventories.
  • Assists with packing, shipping and insurance for collections.
  • Works with collections by creating and maintaining collections database records.
  • Performs collections cataloging and research.
  • Implements approved collections policies and procedures for the management of the collections and related records.
  • Communicates and works with internal staff, collaborating institutions, donors and lenders.
  • May assist other curators.
  • May assist in the planning and installation of temporary exhibitions and the rotation of the collections.
  • Train and oversee the work of interns and volunteers.
  • Performs Staff in Charge responsibilities and serves on interdepartmental teams.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Requirements

Training and Experience:

  • Bachelors degree in Museum Studies, Art History, History, Cultural Studies, Collections Management, Archives Management or a related field.
  • 2-4 years of experience in a museum collections department.
  • Knowledge of Past Perfect software, digital photography and use of scanners is required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Knowledge of museum practices and procedures, including collections management, artifact handling, condition reporting, conservation issues, and database.
  • Knowledge of condition reporting protocols.
  • Knowledge of shipping and receiving
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing.
  • Ability to organize and be detail oriented.
  • Ability to independently and with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to work with a variety of objects and materials.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Ability to collaborate with staff, volunteers.

For a full list of additional physical, environmental, sensory, and other requirements as well as a list of job benefits, visit the City of Kenosha’s Job Opportunities page. 

Application Process

Applications must be submitted through the City of Kenosha’s Online Application System. The City accepts only online applications.

If no positions are currently listed, please fill out a job notification card to learn about opportunities as soon as they become available.

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