Thursday, December 19, 2013

Employment Opportunity: Gaithersburg Community Museum

City of Gaithersburg

Human Resources Department   
31 South Summit Avenue  
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877
Phone:    301-258-6327
Fax:        301-258-6414     
TDD:       301-258-6430

Community Museum Assistant
Posting Date:

Job Code:
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled
Parks, Recreation & Culture
Employment Status:

The Department of Parks, Recreation & Culture is seeking applicants for the position of part-time Community Museum Assistant at the Gaithersburg Community Museum.

Position Information:
The primary function of the position is to welcome visitors, provide information about the exhibits and local history, and point of sales in the Museum Shop.  Additional responsibilities will include administrative support functions; conducting research; developing exhibit information; cataloging the collection; and assisting in the development and running of special events, tours, and rentals.

Position Requirements/Essential Functions:
Must be responsible, dependable, punctual, and able to handle a wide variety of assignments.  Must be a creative, energetic self-starter, with the ability to work efficiently and effectively to plan and implement a variety of exhibits, events and programs.  Requires excellent customer service skills; strong research, organizational, time management and communication (both verbal and written) skills; a high level of attention to detail and accuracy; and the ability to problem solve, prioritize and meet deadlines.   Must be safety conscious, diplomatic, and professional; and have the ability to work independently and as part of a team.  Requires solid computer skills with a variety of programs (Microsoft Office Suite required; PastPerfect Museum Software a preferred skill).

Must be able to deal with customers in a positive, courteous, and professional manner.  Some physical demands (such as lifting/carrying up to 50 pounds); indoor and outdoor work conditions are possible.  Current First Aid/CPR/AED certifications preferred, or have the ability to become certified.  A valid Maryland driver’s license is required.

Prior experience in museum studies, anthropology, archaeology, or related field is preferred.  An interest in and knowledge of local history is a plus.  Social networking skills including maintaining a Facebook page preferred.
Work Schedule:
Approximately 15 - 20 hours per week; must be available to regularly work daytime weekday and weekend hours and occasionally work events and rentals during non-business hours.

Salary range $10 to $17 per hour, depending on duties assigned, knowledge, qualifications, and experience.

For More Information:
Contact Nansie Wilde at 301.258.6350, Ext. 123, or

Application Process:
Apply online, submit your resume, and respond to the job-specific supplemental questions at Online applicants will receive an immediate email acknowledging receipt of their application.  You may be required to provide additional information if you are selected for an interview.

Online applications are preferred; however, if you are unable to apply online, you may mail/drop off a completed City of Gaithersburg Employment Application with resume to Human Resources Department, City of Gaithersburg, 31 South Summit Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD 20877. Employment application may be downloaded from

Application/resume must be postmarked or received in the City of Gaithersburg Human Resources Department by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date, if one is indicated.  Applicants will receive an acknowledgement letter or email within seven to ten business days.

Applications and resumes are accepted for current job openings only.

The City of Gaithersburg is an
Equal Employment Opportunity/ADA Compliant Employer

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