Education Interpreter

Aug 28 2017
Bishop Museum |Honolulu|Temporary, $10.00 - $11.00 / hour
Job Description

Must be available to work 1-2 evenings (sleep over at the Museum) and 1 to 2 weekdays/weekend days per week. This is a casual part-time position,18 hours 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.

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.