10 W Fallon Ave Baker, MT 59313
Fallon County of Montana

Seasonal Museum Aide

Seasonal Museum Aide

Vacancy Announcement

We are accepting applications for:  Seasonal Museum Aide
Date Posted:  February 21, 2024
Closing Date: April 22, 2024. First review of applications is March 18, 2024.                       

About the Position and Department: The Seasonal Museum Aide is under the direct supervision of the Curator. This is a thirty (30) hour per week seasonal position. The O’Fallon Museum offers a variety of exhibits, collections, and programs showcasing the history of our community.

Position Overview: This position assists with museum operations including preparation of exhibits and collections, preparation of objects for storage, greeting visitors, cleaning, general maintenance projects, and conducting tours.

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Required Education and Experience:  Must be a minimum of sixteen (16) years of age to operate power tools. 

Preferred Education and Experience: Previous experience working within a museum setting and/or historical venue is preferred.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications: This position requires unsupervised contact with juveniles and/or elderly and is subject a pre-employment criminal background check.

Applicant Pool Statement:  If another department vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may be used for the selection.

How to Apply:  Applications and a complete job description are available at the Human Resources office, 10 W. Fallon Avenue, Baker, Montana or online at www.falloncounty.net. You may submit your application online; via mail to: Human Resources Manager, PO Box 846, Baker, Montana, 59313; email to straubj@falloncounty.net,; or stop by the Human Resources office in the Courthouse. Questions may be directed to Melissa Rost 406-778-3265 or Julie Straub 406-778-8164.  

Fallon County Job Description

Fallon County is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to affirmative recruitment, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. Applicants with disabilities who need accommodation with the application or selection process should contact Human Resources.

Job Title: Museum AideDepartment:  Museum
Reports to: Curator Job Status:  Seasonal, Non-exempt
Location: Baker, MontanaProbationary Period:  Six (6) months

 Job Overview
This position assists with museum operations including preparation of exhibits and collections, preparation of objects for storage, greeting visitors, cleaning, general maintenance projects, and conducting tours.

Essential Functions
Customer Service – Greets visitors, answers questions about exhibits and collections. Conducts directed, interactive tours using knowledge of local history. Schedules individual and group tours. Engages in ongoing learning and research to ensure presentation of informed tours. Completes sales of memorabilia and trinkets in Gift Shop; handles monies, makes change, and writes receipts. Write thank you cards in response for donations.

Assists and/or participates in various programming activities; this includes but is not limited to preparation of materials as well as interacting with participants of varying ages.  

Collections – Assists in the setup, assembly, and preservation of collections in accordance with curatorial standards. May assist in the research and applicable interpretation of collections and donations. Creates display labels and identification cards for collection displays by using museum specific software. 

Cleaning and General Maintenance – Dusts collections with care and consideration. Sweeps and mops floors weekly in all buildings; cleans restrooms daily. May paint walls/rooms/display areas.

Competencies
The knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics to perform this work include but are not necessarily limited to:  Adaptability, Attention to Detail, Cleaning, Computer, Customer Service, Flexibility, Initiative, Oral Comprehension, Oral & Written Expression, and Speech Clarity.
This position requires significant attention to detail in working in proximity with and setting up collections and exhibits. Ability to relate to a variety of ages, ranging from small children to elderly. Possess excellent customer service and interpersonal skills to resolve questions and concerns using sound judgment and discretion. Must listen actively to ensure effective and correct communication; able to interact with variety of personalities. Adapt to changing work routines and demands. Awareness of others’ reactions and ability to understand reactions. 

Apply independent initiative, discretion, judgment, and organization skills to a variety of projects, assignments, and situations. Listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences. Communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand; explain rules and procedures clearly to the public. Requires the ability to communicate verbally. Ability to utilize computers and programs, including Internet, Word, and email. 

Safety
Safety is a primary duty and a personal responsibility. County employees are responsible for reading, understanding and following safety rules and procedures as identified within County Policy, our Safety Program as well as at each department/work location/JSA. This position is responsible for wearing PPE as identified in the JSA or when working in areas where there is danger of injury. Responsible for wearing suitable work clothes as determined by the Curator. Reports all injuries, hazards and/or near misses utilizing established reporting forms and procedures. Knows the location of first aid kits, fire extinguishers and other safety devices. Attends all safety meetings including annual training.  This position will not perform potentially hazardous tasks or use any hazardous material until properly trained.

Supervisory Responsibility
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Work Environment
This position performs work in and around the Museum and related buildings. Some program activities may occur at other locations in Baker.

Required Education and Experience
Must be a minimum of sixteen (16) years of age.

Preferred Education and Experience
Previous experience working within a museum setting and/or historical venue is preferred.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications
This position requires unsupervised contact with juveniles and/or elderly and is subject a pre-employment criminal background check.

Compensation
The starting wage for this position is $15.00 per hour.  Experienced and returning seasonal aides will be paid on the following schedule:
                        2nd Year: $16.50 per hour
                        3rd Year:  $18.00 per hour

Position Type/Hours of Work
This seasonal position will work thirty (30) hours per week Memorial Day through (ideally) Labor Day; with flexibility to accommodate school and/or sports schedules. The actual schedule will include working weekdays as well as weekends. Work will generally occur between 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The needs of the Museum may result in additional hours.

Physical and Environmental Demands
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to speak or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk on uneven surfaces, sit, bend, and reach with hands and arms. May be required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. May be required to lift up to fifty (50) pounds. Specific vision abilities include close and distant vision.