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(770) 606-5700

Museum Hours

Every day 10 AM – 5 PM
Closed Major Holidays


Admission

Members: FREE
Adults: $17
Children (3 – 17): $13
Student with ID: $13
Active Military w/ ID: Free
(1/2 price admission for active
duty dependents with ID)
Seniors (65+): $15

Location

100 Tellus Drive
Cartersville, GA 30120
(770) 606-5700
I-75 Exit 293
Cartersville, GA

Employment

Tellus Science Museum is an equal opportunity employer. Starting pay for part-time positions is $16 per hour.

FULL TIME ASTRONOMY PROGRAM MANAGER

Full-Time Astronomy Program Manager

SUMMARY: Develop, coordinate and implement engaging astronomy and science programs that relate to the Planetarium, Observatory and Science of Motion Gallery for school groups that comply with state standards, and enrichment programs for families, adults, the public, and outreach clients.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

• Develop and implement educational school and public programs for the Planetarium, Observatory and Science of Motion Gallery.

• Evaluate and improve existing programs by researching feedback, anticipating needs and by keeping up with new state educational requirements.

• Develop hands-on activities and take-home components for programs.

• Create, develop and update curriculum packets as before/after educational activities related to museum programs.

• Develop and implement family, adult and teacher programs related to astronomy, transportation technology and related subjects; including educational events such as daytime and evening stargazing, planetarium shows.

• Research & select available planetarium shows and select those most appropriate for school and public shows.

• Learn Planetarium software in order to develop and create original programs.

• Produce a regular schedule of planetarium shows and provide data to marketing department, front desk and scheduling coordinator.

• Be familiar with Planetarium and Observatory hardware in order to operate, maintain, and troubleshoot equipment, as well as training staff on equipment usage..

• Develop access, safety and operational guidelines for Observatory.

• Develop and implement assessments and evaluations for programs.

• To be able to interact and communicate with astronomy equipment manufacturers for all observatory equipment to help with maintenance and future upgrades.

• To be able to interact and communicate with planetarium manufacturers to maintain and future upgrades of all planetarium equipment.

• To be responsible for tracking attendance in the planetarium and the observatory.

• Design and coordinate, and engage in outreach programs

• Produce educational literature on astronomy, transportation technology and related subjects.

• Provide program information as needed to scheduling coordinator.

• Be familiar with all museum programs and conduct them as needed.

• Establish and implement a plan to utilize volunteers within the department.

• Be responsible for assisting the Director of Education with hiring, training, evaluating, and recommending salary treatment for employees within the department.

• Submit necessary information for the preparation of annual department budget.

• Ensure that employees understand the mission and goals of the museum, maintain building and collection security, maintain building cleanliness, handle and care for the collection appropriately, and project a warm and friendly attitude toward guests and fellow staff.

• Be responsible for ensuring high standards of professionalism in all areas of responsibility.

• Remain current on pertinent museum industry policies, laws, and accepted practices through involvement in industry trade groups and ongoing professional development.

• Perform other tasks and projects as requested by supervisor.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Four year college degree in astronomy, physics, Natural Science & education or related fields and two years museum experience preferred, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, teaching skills, management skills, customer service, and training skills are required. Knowledge of computers is also required.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Valid Driver’s License

WORK ENVIRONMENT:  Museum and office environment, non-standard hours, generally within 8:00am to 6:00pm, Monday through Friday, extended hours and weekends required on a regular and/or rotating basis. Overnight travel out-of-state may be required occasionally. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds. To be able to work in the low light environment of the observatory and planetarium.

Salary range will be commensurate with experience.

EOE, Drug & Tobacco Free. Please send a cover letter and a resume to David Dundee at davidd@tellusmuseum.org.

Applications will be accepted through 5pm on Monday, August 2, 2021.

PART TIME SECURITY OFFICER

Part-Time Security Officer

SUMMARY: Regulate access to the museum and monitor visitor activities within and on grounds.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES including the following. Other duties may be assigned.

• Assist in the daily operation of physical security controls.

• Assist in development of security plans for the protection of the Museum collection.

• Pursue and complete projects necessary to ensure the safety of persons and the security of museum property.

• Patrol designated areas to check for vandalism, mechanical failure, fire and/or theft.

• Provide assistance to museum patrons by answering questions and giving directions, and conduct informal tours as necessary.

• Adapt to a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends and holiday work.

• Report when lights are out in galleries and replace them when directed to do so.

• Assist other departments in the museum when needed, including set up for special events.

• Be aware of times when alcohol is being served in the museum and watch for any possible problems.

• Report to the Museum when called in case of emergency.

• Understand the mission and goals of the museum, maintain building and collection security, maintain building cleanliness, and project a warm and friendly attitude toward guests and fellow staff.

• Be responsible for ensuring high standards of professionalism in all areas of responsibility.

• Perform other tasks and projects as requested by supervisor.

 QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required. Excellent communication skills, both oral and written; excellent human relations skills; and the ability to perform well under pressure are required. Two years security experience and/or two years public contact experience is preferred.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Valid driver’s license, any professional certificates or trade licenses are a plus

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Museum environment with extensive work in maintenance and/or outdoor areas of the building under all types of weather conditions. Non-standard hours will apply depending on varying shifts scheduled Monday through Sunday. Must be available to be on call for emergencies at all times. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high. Must be able to lift up to 100 lbs, climb ladders, bend, stoop, kneel, reach, and use all limbs simultaneously.

EOE, Drug & Tobacco Free. Please send a cover letter and a resume to Steve Hickom at steveh@tellusmuseum.org.

PART TIME CAFE

Part-Time Cafe

SUMMARY:  Prepare and serve food and beverages in the Café, Private Dining Room, and Banquet Hall, and for Special Events; while providing a unique and welcoming environment, good food, and exceptional customer service

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

• Assist in the daily food and beverage preparation.

• Assist in maintaining a clean atmosphere both in the kitchen and in The Café.

• Handle cash register, following opening, closing, and cash handling procedures.

• Help to replenish food, beverage, and condiment items as needed.

• Cooperate with other staff regarding catering and special events.

• Remain current on all food safety and alcohol service guidelines and insure they are followed.

• Constantly strive to give the best customer service we can offer.

• Be responsible for ensuring high standards of professionalism in all areas of responsibility.

• Perform other tasks and projects as requested by supervisor.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: High School Diploma or general education degree (GED) required. Strong customer service background and food industry experience preferred. Must be available to work nights, holidays, and weekends and varying shifts.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Valid Driver’s License

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Retail and office environment, non-standard hours, weekends required on a regular or rotational basis.  Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high.  Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.

EOE, Drug & Tobacco Free. Please send a cover letter and a resume to Emma Tilley at emmat@tellusmuseum.org.

PART TIME EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM STAFF

Part-Time Educational Program Staff

SUMMARY: Learn and conduct educational and enrichment programs for students, scouts, adults and other museum guests in fields of geology, general science, astronomy and/or transportation.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

• Conduct educational and enrichment programs for students, scouts, adults and other clients.

• Restock and/or replace expendable program supplies.

• Assist with museum special events, lectures, outreach etc. as scheduled.

• Maintain a positive attitude and the ability to adapt to changes in daily itinerary on short notice.

• Arrive on time, at least 30 minutes before a program begins or as directed.

• Be willing to learn new information on an ongoing basis, through hands on experiences.

• Be comfortable with public speaking.

• Work with/as a team; be flexible, sociable, pleasant and respectful.

• Provide excellent customer service.

• Ensure that employees understand the mission and goals of the museum, maintain building and collection security, maintain building cleanliness, handle and care for the collection appropriately, and project a warm and friendly attitude toward guests and fellow staff.

• Be responsible for ensuring high standards of professionalism in all areas of responsibility.

• Ongoing professional development.

• Perform other tasks and projects as requested by supervisor.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Four-year college degree and two years education experience preferred or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Excellent verbal communication skills, ability to interact with students, positive attitude and flexibility are required.

CERTIFICATES, LISCENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Driver’s License

WORK ENVIRONMENT:  Museum and office environment, non-standard hours, generally within 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Monday through Friday, extended hours and weekends required on a regular and/or rotating basis. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Must be able to lift 50 pounds.

EOE, Drug & Tobacco Free. Please send a cover letter and a resume to David Dundee at davidd@tellusmuseum.org.

PART TIME LIBRARIAN

Part-Time Librarian

SUMMARY: Direct acquisition, cataloging, preservation, and research in the library and archival collections of the Museum and assist staff, volunteers, docents, and the public in finding information within these collections.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

• Receive, process, issue, and maintain records and documents relating to the Museum’s library including temporary receipts, deeds of gift, loan agreements, catalog records, location records, insurance values, etc.

• Maintain policies and procedures for access and use of the archival, research, and library materials in consultation with the Director of Curatorial Services.

• Maintain an orderly system for the operation of the Library including books, periodicals, maps, discs and other venues of information.

• Develop and manage the collections records by ensuring accurate and consistent cataloging and processing procedures.

• Perform research necessary to fully document the items contained in the Museum’s library and archival collections.

• Catalog library and archives.

• Maintain institutional archives.

• Assist staff with research pertaining to various projects from the creation of educational programs to development of exhibitions.

• Be responsible for assessing conservation and storage needs of library and archival collections and developing conservation plans.

• Implement and periodically review policies and procedures related to the library and archival collections.

• Prepare recommendations with input from staff on items under consideration for inclusion in the Museum library and archival collections.

• Establish, train, and implement a plan to utilize volunteers within the library.

• Submit necessary information for the preparation of annual department budget.

• Assist in conducting background research on specific objects, writing, editing, reviewing and revising a narrative, and educational content for exhibits, including text panels, label, and exhibition related collateral materials.

• Assist with development, installation and de-installation of permanent exhibitions and temporary exhibitions.

• Be responsible for ensuring high standards of professionalism in all areas of responsibility.

• Remain current on pertinent museum industry policies, laws, and accepted practices through involvement in industry trade groups and ongoing professional development.

• Perform other tasks and projects as requested by supervisor.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: 

• Four-year college degree in library science or related field and two years library experience preferred, Masters of Library Science a plus, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

• Knowledge of library and archival collections management is a must.

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required. Knowledge of computers, computerized catalogs and on-line content development is preferred.

• Learning-oriented individual able to quickly absorb. Willingness to learn and take initiative.

• Ability to work on multiple projects from concept to completion, while adhering to project timelines.

• Awareness of relevant accessible and safety design standards.

• Knowledge of the printing process and preparing files for print production.

• A 50% frequency of physical requirement is needed to perform essential functions. Must be able to climb ladders, bend, stoop, kneel, reach, stand extended periods, have good vision and good hearing, and use all limbs simultaneously. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds. Uses equipment such as hand-trucks, and a variety of power and hand tools. All of this requires a high degree of independent, unassisted mobility, dexterity and judgment.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Valid Driver’s License; any professional certificates a plus

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Office environment, plus: collection storage, and exhibit galleries. Non-standard hours, generally within 8:00am to 6:00pm, Monday through Friday, extended hours and weekends possible. Overnight travel out-of-state may be required occasionally. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate, occasionally high.

Salary/hourly range: $16.00-$18.00 hourly, 20 hours per week.

EOE, Drug & Tobacco Free. Deadline for applicants is Monday, August 16, 2021. Please send a cover letter and a resume to resume@tellusmuseum.org and ATTN: Librarian PT Job Posting.

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MUSEUM HOURS

Every day 10 AM – 5 PM
Closed New Year’s Day, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day.


ADMISSION

Members: FREE
Adults: $17
Children (3 – 17): $13
Student with ID: $13
Active Military w/ ID: Free
(1/2 price admission for active
duty dependents with ID)
Seniors (65+): $15

LOCATION

100 Tellus Drive
Cartersville, GA 30120
(770) 606-5700
I-75 Exit 293
Cartersville, GA

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