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Fundraising Events Associate 

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 Part-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  

The objective of the part-time Fundraising Events Associate is to support the Museum’s mission by being a positive and proactive member of the Fundraising Events Team, providing exemplary customer service to Museum guests and patrons at Family Fundraising and Adult AfterHours events. This position would be ideal for candidates looking for a secondary source of income.


  • Provide excellent customer service to all event attendees by anticipating guest needs and being knowledgeable about the Museum facility, policies, exhibits, and events.
  • Support the set-up of events including but not limited to tables and chairs, assisting with decorations as needed and providing entrance into Museum facilities for volunteers and vendors.
  • Maintain a warm, friendly, safe Museum environment while, checking in ticketholders, monitoring Museum exhibits and spaces, ensuring that NC ABC Laws, Durham County smoking ordinance, COVID safety requirements and applicable Museum policies are maintained and enforced.
  • Support the clean-up of events, including but not limited to removing trash and recycling, resetting exhibits, breaking down tables and chairs, ensuring guests and vendors leave the facility as they found it and with all belongings.
  • Follow Museum procedures for emergencies by assisting the Emergency Coordinator and other Museum staff in emergency situations as directed.
  • Take direction from and support the Fundraising Events Team staff with other duties as needed.
Position Requirements
  • High school diploma/GED
  • 3+ years’ customer service experience
  • Works well independently, with keen observation skills and desire to be proactive about visitor needs and guest environment
  • Ability to respond appropriately to emergencies with provided training
  • Available to work a mix of daytime, evenings, and weekends. Events are on an inconsistent schedule from one per month to many evenings in a row. Shifts range from 2-8 hours.
  • Capable of working outside in changing weather conditions
  • Ability to move materials up to 20 lbs. and assist team with setup and breakdown of events.
  • Ability to travel long distances across campus on varying terrain
  • Valid US driver’s license
  • Able to successfully pass background check prior to employment


  • Able and willing to embrace Museum mission of “science as a way of knowing”
  • Previous event day-of experience
  • Bilingual (Spanish-speaking)
Shift Various Shifts  
Pay Range $14.00/ hour  
EOE Statement The Museum of Life and Science is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, creed, age, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, military or veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law. As an equal opportunities employer, we recognize that diversity is a positive attribute and we welcome the differences and benefits that a diverse culture brings. Come join us!
Category Fundraising  

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