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  • Intermittent Engagement Specialist - Major Taylor: Fastest Cyclist in the World

    Indiana State Museum

    Please send a letter of interest and resume to:
    Rebeccah Swanson, Gallery Program Manager at

    Apply today

    As an Intermittent Engagement Specialist, you will serve within the Major Taylor experience at the Indiana State Museum working within the exhibit space to engage and interact with visitors, assist with facilitation of programming, respond to visitor questions and concerns, safeguard objects, and monitor artifacts and exhibit components.

    Responsibilities Include:
    Museum operations

    • Facilitate gallery experiences and monitor interactive components and manipulatives.
    • Communicate visitor issues and concerns to security and other staff as appropriate
    • Support Visitor Services in providing a welcoming and engaging environment for all museum visitors
    • Manage customer complaints, incidents, and accidents
    • Take the lead in emergency situations to ensure safety of museum visitors
    • Clean and sanitize exhibit and public spaces daily

    Visitor Engagement

    • Enhance the visitor experience in Major Taylor by engaging and interacting with visitors, assisting with visitor questions and concerns, and facilitating daily programs
    • Implement scheduled and spontaneous activities and programs within the gallery for diverse audiences including children, families, and adults
    • Conduct informal evaluation of experiences and programs
    • Provide excellent customer service
    • Work with and assist museum volunteers as needed
    • Other duties as assigned


    • Bachelor’s degree preferred, or working towards degree in Early Childhood Education, Elementary/Secondary Education, Child Development, Science Education, Art Education, Anthropology, Museum Studies or a related major supplemented by relevant work experience
    • Must have previous experience working with children and/or families in an informal/formal education setting
    • Experience with hands-on, inquiry-based, interactive delivery methods
    • Must be comfortable working independently and demonstrate initiative
    • Good communication skills, enthusiasm and collaborative work ethic required
    • Ability to maintain a professional appearance and attitude.

    Schedule Requirements:

    • Typical schedule is 9:30AM – 5:30PM, Wednesday to Sunday, with certain early and late hours required. Weekends required.
    • Position begins March 2, 2022 and ends on October 23, 2022. This is a temporary position.
    • $13.21 per hour, up to 37.5 hours a week, depending on availability.


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