Museum MythBuster

Part Time. Temporary Employment

Summary
The Museum is seeking skilled Actors/Educators (MythBusters) to participate in programming within our temporary exhibition, MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition (MythBusters). MythBusters will perform in the MythBusters Live Show, “Dodge a Paintball,” as well as other educator/interpretation and technical facilitations and demonstrations. MythBusters will work in the MythBusters exhibition greeting museum guests and engaging them in educational activities, conversations, demonstrations and a live stage performance.  MythBusters will work with guests as they learn the importance of curiosity and how the scientific method works.  MythBusters are responsible for engaging guests with scientific exhibit content in an educational, memorable and fun capacity by providing compelling and personalized exhibit experiences. MythBusters will also perform core operational functions in support of the exhibition, museum policies, emergency preparedness, way finding, and opening/closing and light maintenance of the exhibit.

Basic Function and Responsibilities including but not limited to:

  • Monitor gallery attendance to ensure safe occupancy and ensure all guest have paid all required admission fees

  • Be familiar with the MythBusters television program/premise

  • Perform audience-appropriate demonstrations and presentations in the exhibition for guests, community and school audiences

  • Take pride in providing the perfect mix of FUN and EDUCATION to our guests of all ages

  • Possess the ability to use a variety of interpretive techniques and improvisations as needed

  • Learn new activities and exhibitions on a regular basis

  • Provide excellent customer service, group greetings, and general guest information while working in the museum

  • Attend regular mandatory meetings, trainings and rehearsals

  • Comply with the MythBusters dress code

  • Possess access to an email account and check it regularly for scheduling and other updates

  • Solicit volunteers for a live stage show from a group of Museum exhibit attendees

  • Proactively communicating with guests who need any assistance, including guests who are in need of information

  • Make sure all areas throughout the Exhibition meet established museum show quality standards

  • In consultation with MythBusters Project Lead, facilitate guest programs.  Aspects to include:

    • Assist with posting of daily live science experience schedule

    • Track and record daily live science experience attendance

    • Organize materials for programs

    • Organize space/s for programs

    • Deliver Guest programs

  • Perform live science experiences; including MythBusters Pocket Trivia, Facilitation Workshops and the Live Show

  • Adapt content material to meet the needs of each audience

Qualifications:

  • Must be 18 years of age and older

  • Be able to stand for extended periods of time

  • Must be able to work in an indoor/outdoor setting

  • Prior formal or informal educational experience, science experience, theatre experience, or improvisation experience is preferred

  • A “people person” with an outgoing and friendly personality

  • Possess excellent verbal communication skills. Public speaking and improvisational skills necessary. Bilingual ability a plus

  • Ability to learn and engage guests with science content

  • Highly dependable, reliable, creative, personable and resourceful

  • Candidates must have the ability to collaborate, work on multiple projects and meet deadlines

  • Ability to work well both independently and as part of a team

  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment and multitask

  • Ability to anticipate guests' needs and solve guest issues

  • Ability to frequently move objects weighing up to 25 pounds

  • Must be available to work weekends, holidays & extended hours as necessary

Employment Application - PDF

Human Resources Manager
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
1600 Gendy Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
fax: (817) 255-9354


Fun Fact
The rolling loop projector--the heart of the IMAX film system--was invented in the 1960's by Ron Jones, a machinist and camera builder from Brisbane, Australia.

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