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Title

Guest Relations Associate- Train Driver 

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  
Description

The Museum of Life and Science in Durham is seeking an enthusiastic and customer-focused individual to fill the position of Part Time Train Driver. This position supports the Museum’s mission by providing a safe and engaging ride according to the highest standards of safety while providing excellent customer services to riders and other guests.

Responsibilities:

  • Providing a safe and entertaining train ride to all visitors
  • Driving the train, ticket taking, loading / unloading guests, answering questions and delivering a scripted safety speech before the ride
  • Ensuring the safety of riders through careful train operation
  • Being knowledgeable of and adhering to all policies and procedures outlined in the train driver’s manual
  • Maintaining mechanical operation of the train by performing daily checklist and immediately notifying the appropriate team members of any problems
  • Providing information to visitors about the train, including how and where to purchase tickets and assist with any problems related to ticketing
  • Between train rides, assist in other tasks including but not limited to detailing the train, train station, and train plaza
 
Position Requirements

Requirements:

  • An interest in engaging the public and the ability to work collaboratively with a diverse, multi-generational audience
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A pleasant and engaging attitude while being observant and proactive
  • Previous experience operating rides is a plus
  • Available to work a flexible schedule with weekday, weekend, and evening availability
  • Ability to work outside in all weather conditions
  • Valid driver’s license and clear driving record
  • Physically able to sit for long periods of time and to walk on varied terrain up to 1 mile
  • Ability to lift items up to 30 lbs.
  • Able to pass background check prior to employment

This position is part time and will range from 8 - 24 hours/week.

 
Shift Days  
Pay Range $12.05/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 Guest Services  

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