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Seasonal Part Time Ranger 

Location Museum of Life and Science  
About the Organization The Museum of Life and Science is one of North Carolina's top family destinations, located less than five miles from downtown Durham. Situated on 84-acres, our interactive science park includes a two-story science center, one of the largest butterfly conservatories on the East Coast and beautifully landscaped outdoor exhibits which are safe havens for rescued black bears, lemurs, and endangered red wolves. Other popular attractions include over 60 species of live animals, Dinosaur Trail, Ellerbe Creek Railway, and Hideaway Woods. Our mission is to create a place of lifelong learning where people, from young child to senior citizen, embrace science as a way of knowing about themselves, their community, and their world.  
Full-Time/Part-Time Seasonal  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  

Do you have outstanding customer service skills and thrive in a fast-paced team environment with a high level of attention to detail and organization? We have an exciting opportunity for a Part Time Seasonal Ranger on our Guest Relations team. As one of the top science centers in the country, the Museum has 84 acres of indoor and outdoor exhibit space that includes homes for butterflies, bears, wolves and lemurs --right here in Durham. This position is to support the museum through our busy season of March – August.

A successful candidate has a strong interest in working with the public, works quickly, efficiently and enthusiastically in an often-high-volume environment, and demonstrates flexibility for team support


  • Facilitate positive experiences for guests in the Museum’s outdoor and indoor exhibit environments.
  • Interact with guests and share information regarding exhibits and native wildlife.
  • Provide guests with accurate information concerning prices, programs, directions, and other questions.
  • Monitor the Museum’s exhibit areas on a regular basis and handle guest concerns and emergencies. Perform regular checks to ensure a clean, welcoming, friendly environment for guests in all areas.
  • Greet and address groups and assist in the unloading of buses on site and off site.
  • 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.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Position Requirements
  • At least one year of customer service experience
  • Keen observation skills and desire to be proactive about guest needs and experience
  • Strong interest in engaging children and adults of all ages through curiosity, discovery, inquiry-based and social learning
  • Enthusiastic and engaging attitude
  • Ability to respond appropriately to emergencies with provided training
  • Able to work a flexible schedule including weekends and occasional evenings
  • Able to work outside in changing weather conditions
  • Physically able to be on one’s feet for a up to 8 hours and walk distances of up to one mile on variable terrain
  • Able to lift up to 30 lbs.
  • Valid US Driver’s license
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EOE Statement The Museum is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
Category Guest Services  

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