Job Type: Non-Union

Job Posting: COP-00008-22

Salary: $39,057-$42,689

Job Grade Level: A5

Department: Museum of Natural History

The City of Providence welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce at all levels of the organization. We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibit hiring discrimination of any type. All City hiring decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

All persons employed by the City of Providence are required to have achieved a fully vaccinated status against the COVID-19 virus. “Fully vaccinated status” shall be defined as having received the full number of doses required to complete the vaccination series of one of the currently recognized COVID-19 vaccines. Proof of vaccination completion will be required before beginning employment with the City.

Job Summary

Under the direct supervision of the Director of the Museum is responsible for welcoming and assisting visitors to the Museum; facilitating educational programming; assisting with the care of the Roger Williams Park Museum collections and exhibits; and related work as required.  Friday through Tuesday, 8:30 am-4:30 pm

Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Greets visitors, sells tickets, keeps visitors informed about Museum programs and offerings, resolves visitors’ questions and concerns.
  1. Assists visitors in exhibits and planetarium.
  1. Assists with and facilitates public education programs, including planetarium programs.
  1. Assists with the organization and care for the Roger Williams Park Museum collections, including data entry and maintenance of collection records.
  1. Interfaces extensively with the Museum staff, partner groups, and the general public.
  1. Responsible to carry out all assignments accurately and in a timely manner.
  1. Successfully performs duties expeditiously and makes decisions in accordance with rules, regulations, departmental policies, and procedures.
  1. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, preferably in one of the disciplines represented in the Museum’s major collection areas, including geology, paleontology, and biology.
  1. Possess knowledge of basic museum ethics, practices, and procedures.
  1. Experience working with the public; including children and adolescents.
  1. Must be available to work weekends and holidays.
  1. A minimum of two years of museum experience is preferred.
  1. Friendly, communicative team player.
  1. Ability to understand and carry out complex oral and written instructions.
  1. Ability to stand for long periods and work outdoors.
  1. Ability to communicate effectively and courteously.
  1. Strong computer skills; including Microsoft Office programs.
  1. Must be able to perform all essential functions of the job.


Posting expires when the position is filled


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