Requisition Number: 770
Department: Interpretive Programs
Job Status: Seasonal
Assists with the visitor experience in the Butterflies & Blooms exhibition. The assistant greets visitors, gives orientation to the exhibition, educates visitors about the lifecycle of butterflies, moths and plants, and monitors the exit of the exhibition. This is a 10-week, seasonal part-time position with an anticipated start date of July 16, 2020. The shifts can be either 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. or 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., 4 to 20 hours a week.
In this role, you will be responsible for the following:
Assist in the preparation, set-up, implementation, and clean-up of the butterfly exhibition. Prepare and maintain supplies; work with volunteers.
Gain subject matter competency related to the exhibition and its contents.
Interact with visitors, answer questions, and facilitate the exhibition as assigned.
Attend required trainings and assist with other programs and projects as needed in Interpretive Programs.
Key Garden competencies/behaviors desired:
Communicates in a manner that gains the trust and support of others at all levels.
Works effectively with others despite differences of opinion and style; builds alliances.
Has a tolerance for opposing points of view.
Strives for collaboration. Works cooperatively, as a positive contributor to the team.
Demonstrates a positive attitude and shows kindness in all workplace interactions.
Makes decisions appropriate for level of responsibility.
Can effectively adapt to change; can shift gears comfortably; is flexible, and embraces change with a “can-do” attitude.
Is self-aware; knows personal strengths and weaknesses; seeks feedback and is open to negative feedback as an opportunity for improvement.
Is cool under pressure; can be counted on to hold things together during tough times; can handle stress; is not knocked off balance by the unexpected; is a settling influence during a crisis.
Recognizes problems, constructively identifies and articulates solutions.
Picks up garbage when it is seen regardless of position.
Follows safety guidelines to ensure a safe working environment and consistently demonstrates safe work behaviors.
Is welcoming of new hires.
Our ideal candidate will have the following:
Candidate should be available to work mid-July through mid- September.
Available to work three to five days a week, half or full days, including regular weekend days.
Possess an enthusiastic interest in working with volunteers.
The ideal candidate will be flexible, able to work in a fast-paced environment and possess exceptional communication and interpersonal skills. The ability to work both independently and as part of a team is essential.
Position requires periods of walking and standing with light lifting (up to approximately 20 pounds)/pushing. Most of the work is conducted outside, rain or shine.
Please visit our website to apply: https://www.chicagobotanic.org/jobs/apply