Our mission at the EcoTarium is to inspire a passion for science and nature - and it is our passionate team that makes this possible!

We seek innovative, curious, creative and passionate individuals that will provide a positive impact on our team, guests, and the community - which has supported us for almost 200 years! We are dedicated to providing an atmosphere that provides continual learning opportunities, collaboration amongst our team and the community, and a responsive and agile approach to how we interact both internally and externally. Our intention is to spark delight, fuel curiosity, and provide memorable experiences for all members of our community, guests, and team members. The incredible contributions of every member of our team allows us to share our valuable resources with our wonderful community and the world.

Meet & Greet:

Socks

He's always excited to see you and loves food! (he’s an omnivore and our keepers make sure he has a well-balanced diet).

Salton & Freyja

A brother and sister duo! This pair loves to sleep up high in the rocks!

Slydell and Daisy

A very social pair that are always on the go.

Pidge

Always watching over you.

The Chickens

Double checking to make sure they don’t miss anything (specifically food on the ground).

Department Introductions:

Advancement

Building bridges (not literally.... though the exhibits team can assist you with that) to help the museum connect with its community.

Buildings & Grounds

Are you someone that prefers hands-on work that is never the same?  Then come join our Buildings & Grounds team!

Collections

Have you ever wanted to touch the specimens under glass in a science museum?

 

Education

Love getting your hands dirty (and sticky and slimy)? Want to inspire the next generation of thinkers, makers and scientists? Join the EcoTarium education team!

 

Exhibits

Are you handy with your leatherman, a hot glue gun, wrenches, drivers, drills, and design?  Build things to help inspire generations young and old!

 

Guest Services

If you could wave a magic wand and have a perfect day at the EcoTarium, what would that look like? While science isn't exactly magic, our team of Guest Services staff do the closest thing to magic to ensure that each guest has an enjoyable experience while exploring the EcoTarium's many exhibits and collections.

Human Resources

Finding, supporting, and helping our team thrive! Human Resources is your chance to make a difference for our passionate team.

 

IT

I bet nobody else in your department ever reset a mountain lion's password.

 

Naturalist

Want to get involved shaping the next generation of citizen scientists? Can you get teens engaged behind the scenes in our museum? Working as a naturalist may be just for you!

 

Operations

If you like ensuring efficient and comprehensive policies, and procedures, and don't mind running reports regarding finances, this is the place for you! Join us in continuing to improve and streamline our current operations to make the most out of behind the scenes at the EcoTarium.

 

Public Relations/Marketing

Want an excuse to hang out with cute animals? Let me tell you about our social media plan...

Zoological Department

Do you want to be the first to say good morning to our two mountain lions?

 

Benefits:

  • Health & Dental Insurance
  • Life & Accidental Dismemberment Insurance
  • Long Term Disability
  • 403(B) Tax Deferred Retirement Plan
  • Vacation, Holidays, Sick Time Off
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Museum Membership
  • Store Discounts
  • Partner Museum Program – access & discounts to participating partners

Diversity/EEO Statement:

The EcoTarium believes that science and nature are for everyone.  We recognize the incredible value of the diversity of the human experience and we are committed to making equity, diversity, accessibility, and inclusion imperative in how we operate.  We prioritize respect, inclusion, and opportunities for people of all backgrounds, lifestyles and perspectives.  We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and we prohibit discrimination of any kind.

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Current Open Positions

Internships


The EcoTarium believes that science and nature are for everyone.  We recognize the incredible value of the diversity of the human experience and we are committed to making equity, diversity, accessibility, and inclusion imperative in how we operate.  We prioritize respect, inclusion, and opportunities for people of all backgrounds, lifestyles, and perspectives.  We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and we prohibit discrimination of any kind.

Applicants with disabilities may contact Human Resources via telephone, e-mail, and other means to request and arrange for accommodations. If you need assistance to accommodate a disability, you may request accommodation at any time. Please contact Patty Huzar (Director of Human Resources) at phuzar@ecotarium.org or 508-929-2700 ext 2708.

Instructions: Please fill out the form below to submit your application.

All applications require a cover letter and resume. Review begins immediately; applications accepted until position is filled. EOE.

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    If you could wave a magic wand and have a perfect day at the EcoTarium, what would that look like?  While science isn't exactly magic, our team of Guest Services staff do the closest thing to magic to ensure that each guest has an enjoyable experience while exploring the EcoTarium's many exhibits and collections.  

    This is your opportunity to become a part of our team of magicians as a Guest Experience Specialist.  As a Guest Experience Specialist, you are the primary contact for all visitors to the museum and is the public face of the EcoTarium. The Guest Experience Specialist will handle admissions, orient visitors to the property, inform guests of activities and available programs, as well as sell memberships, tickets to programs and events, and museum shop merchandise. 

    This is currently a part-time 30 hours/week 

    Duties/Responsibilities:

    • Provide an exceptional guest experience by being proactive in welcoming and offering assistance to everyone that enters the museum
    • Operate Altru (a CRM system), as well as a Quickbooks POS system
    • Keep a clean and organized work area
    • Effectively communicate with all guests as well as your peers and colleagues
    • Handle restocking of maps, tickets, forms, supplies, and program inventory
    • Take initiative in problem solving, and be flexible and adaptable
    • Maintain files, and place service calls for vending machines
    • Serve as the point of contact for inquiries and emergencies
    • Adhere to the EcoTarium policies and procedures
    • Other duties as may be assigned
    • Making various intercom announcements
    • Uniform/dress code required
    • Operate a radio and follow the radio procedure
    • Provide First Aid assistance when needed

    Duties/Responsibilities:

    • Provide an exceptional guest experience by being proactive in welcoming and offering assistance to everyone that enters the museum
    • Operate Altru (a CRM system), as well as a Quickbooks POS system
    • Keep a clean and organized work area
    • Effectively communicate with all guests as well as your peers and colleagues
    • Handle restocking of maps, tickets, forms, supplies, and program inventory
    • Take initiative in problem solving, and be flexible and adaptable
    • Maintain files, and place service calls for vending machines
    • Serve as the point of contact for inquiries and emergencies
    • Adhere to the EcoTarium policies and procedures
    • Other duties as may be assigned
    • Making various intercom announcements
    • Uniform/dress code required
    • Operate a radio and follow the radio procedure
    • Provide First Aid assistance when needed

    Ticket and Information Desk and Gate Admissions:

    • Process transactions related to admissions, programs and membership in a friendly and timely manner
    • Market and sell admissions, programs, memberships, and shop merchandise both in person and by telephone
    • Assist with reconciliation of daily deposits, cash control records, and run daily reports
    • Make public announcements
    • Process arrival details of incoming groups
    • Receive deliveries and alert appropriate departments
    • Update stanchions and other signage
    • Log items into Lost and Found database

    Museum Store:

    • Process store transactions accurately in a friendly and timely manner
    • Check in, price and re-stock museum shop merchandise
    • Monitor inventory levels and communicate re-order points
    • Ensure that the shop floor is kept tidy and organized at all times
    • Advise guests on the products and prices

    Train Station & Planetarium: 

    • Process transactions related to train rides and Planetarium shows
    • Assist with reconciliation of daily deposits, cash control records, and run daily reports

    A successful candidate will have:

    • A can-do attitude, excellent attention to detail, and be dependable.
    • Able to provide customer service experience face to face, by telephone, and email
    • Knowledge of good customer service principles, excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
    • Enjoyment from working in a fast-paced environment, be flexible and highly dependable
    • Comfort with public speaking
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills with proven ability to interact with the public of all ages and backgrounds
    • Ability to speak another language is a plus
    • Cash handling experience
    • Ability to multi-task, while remaining detail oriented
    • Articulate and mature demeanor
    • Work well with minimal supervision as well as a part of the team
    • Interest in science and nature is desired

    Requirements:

    • Must be over 18 years’ old
    • Experience working on PC, using MS Officer and using POS systems desired
    • Prior work in a Call Center and/or knowledge of a reservations system is a plus
    • Prior retail experience is desirable
    • Ability to move program equipment/supplies/merchandise and climb step ladders, navigate trails, work outside under any weather conditions and be stationary for prolonged periods of time. This is a highly sensory and stimulating work environment due to constant interaction with guests.
    • Must pass CORI, SORI and background checks according to EcoTarium’s guidelines

     

     

    Instructions: Please fill out the form below to submit your application.

    All applications require a cover letter and resume. Review begins immediately; applications accepted until position is filled. EOE.

    • Drop files here or
      Accepted file types: pdf, docx, doc, Max. file size: 16 MB, Max. files: 3.
        References can be uploaded as a pdf, docx, or doc and should include: Name, Job Title, Company, Phone, Email, and Relationship