Get back to nature by working at the beautiful Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum!
We are seeking enthusiastic, customer service-oriented individuals who want to join our Guest Services Team. Six months to one year of cash-handling, computer experience, and customer service work is highly desirable. Familiarity with the Desert Museum is a plus. Applicants must be available to work peak visitation days, which include weekends, holidays, and occasional evenings. Reserve Status positions are non-benefited and may work, on average, sixteen hours or less per week.
Perks include opportunities to learn about our local desert and connect with the wildlife. Active Desert Museum staff receive a complimentary Desert Museum membership and admission passes. Staff are also eligible for discounts at our gift shops, on ASDM's Public Programs & Trips, and for Adult Art & Photography Classes.
Note: Applicants must be at least 18 years of age with a high school diploma or equivalent. Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Be prepared to include at least two professional references while applying. Please understand that if offered a position, you will be required to successfully complete a criminal background check and pre-employment drug screen as a final condition of employment.
Job Title: Guest Services Assistant
Department: Guest Services
Reports To: Guest Experience Supervisor
Compensation: $14.15 per hour
The Guest Services Assistant provides outstanding service and plays an integral role in contributing to the mission of the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. The position is flexible and accommodates ever-changing business needs.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Other Skills, Abilities, and Requirements
Flexibility and adaptability. Ability to work weekends, holidays, and occasional evenings.
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively communicate with the general public using guest friendly language.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with challenges involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
The above description reflects a general overview of the responsibilities and position requirements for this job classification. It is not intended to be a complete description of all duties and requirements that may be inherent in the position.
The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is a non-profit institution dedicated to the conservation and research of the Sonoran Desert region with the goal of making the Sonoran Desert accessible, understandable, and valued. We are a fusion experience zoo, botanical garden, aquarium, art gallery, natural history museum, and research institute. The Association of Zoos and Aquariums has recognized the Desert Museum for over 25 years of continuous accreditation.
The mission of the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is to inspire people to live in harmony with the natural world by fostering love, appreciation, and understanding of the Sonoran Desert.
The Desert Museum is ranked on TripAdvisor.com as one of the Top 10 Museums in the country and the #1 Tucson attraction. Unlike most museums, about 85% of the experience is outdoors!
Located in Tucson Mountain Park, just outside of Saguaro National Park (West), the 98-acre Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is a fusion experience: zoo, botanical garden, art gallery, natural history museum, and aquarium.
Beyond merely an attraction, the Museum's conservation and research programs are providing important information to help conserve the Sonoran Desert region.
The Desert Museum's Art Institute inspires conservation through art education and gallery exhibits. The Museum's publishing division, ASDM Press, has produced over 40 books and guides on the natural and cultural history of the Sonoran Desert region.
This position is currently accepting applications.