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Available positions are updated weekly.  The Museum is an Equal Opportunity employer.

 

Candidates must submit a resume or Museum application in order to be considered.  Applications accepted via email (preferred) at jobs.opportunities@ncmls.org or via fax to 919-220-5575.  Please note: all applicants must pass a criminal background check prior to receiving a firm offer of employment.



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Ride Operator

The Museum of Life and Science in Durham is looking for a Ride Operator.  This position supports the Museum’s mission by operating the Bungee-Trampoline ride according to the highest standards of safety and providing excellent customer services to riders and other guests.  Duties include but are not limited to:

 

·         Operate the Bungee-Trampoline ride according to manufacturer specifications for safety and optimal enjoyment, including safely harnessing riders and providing them with instructions for the ride

·         Communicate with guests about the ride, including how the mechanism utilizes science, what the ride consists of and any requirements

·         Conduct ticket transactions utilizing computerized software, including opening and closing the sales drawer daily

·         Communicate with guests regarding other features of Explore the Wild, Catch the Wind and Dinosaur Trail

·         Assist with parking control for special events and high-traffic days as needed

·         Be available to assist with other guest relations needs, including support during emergencies and other occurrences of unusual operational activity

 

Requirements for this position include High School diploma or GED, valid NC Driver’s license, physically able to be on their feet for up to 8 hours per day and walk distances of up to one mile, customer service experience, the ability to work with diverse population, the ability to work a flexible schedule and work outside in changing weather conditions, strong communication skills, attention to detail and a pleasant attitude.  Candidates must have week day and weekend availability.

 

First aid certification, conversational Spanish skills and previous experience operating amusement rides is preferred but not required.

 

This position is non-exempt adjunct, approximately 20 hours/week.  The Museum is open 9am-5pm Monday through Saturday and noon-5pm on Sunday.  Submit a resume or Museum application to job.opportunities@ncmls.org

 

 

 


Train Driver

The Museum of Life and Science in Durham is looking to fill the position of Train Driver.  This position supports the Museum’s mission by providing a safe, entertaining and educational ride. according to the highest standards of safety and providing excellent customer services to riders and other guests.  Duties include but are not limited to:

 

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    • Follow the train driver’s manual to the letter at all times
    • Maintain mechanical operation of train by performing daily checklist and inform Facilities of any problems
    • Drive the train ride, including ensuring safety of all riders at all times through careful operation of the train, taking tickets, loading and unloading the train, delivering the train script before the ride and addressing any questions or concerns visitors may have about the train
    • Participate in track upkeep, including removing debris, greasing the rails and additional duties as needed
    • Provide information to visitors about the train, including how and where to purchase tickets and assist with any problems that arise with ticketing
    • When between train rides, assisting in other tasks as needed, including keeping the campus tidy, cleaning the train and other duties as needed
    • Stay in communication with Guest Relations and Facilities staff at all times
    • Additional duties as needed

 

Requirements for this position include High School diploma or GED, valid NC Driver’s license, physically able to be on their feet for up to 8 hours per day and walk distances of up to one mile, customer service experience, the ability to work with diverse population, the ability to work a flexible schedule and work outside in changing weather conditions, strong communication skills, attention to detail and a pleasant attitude.  Candidates must have week day and weekend availability.

 

First aid certification, conversational Spanish skills and previous experience operating amusement rides is preferred but not required.

 

This position is non-exempt adjunct, approximately 20 hours/week.  The Museum is open 9am-5pm Monday through Saturday and noon-5pm on Sunday.   Submit a resume or Museum application to job.opportunities@ncmls.org EOE