Gallery Services Assistant
Olympia, WA Gallery Services
Job Type

Located on Olympia’s East Bay waterfront, the Hands On Children’s Museum is an award-winning cultural institution and popular early learning destination for families throughout the Northwest and the nation. As a national Museum for All, Hands On served 325,000 annual visitors pre-pandemic, with more than one-third of our visitors served through free or reduced fee Access programs.

We are seeking outgoing, flexible assistants for the Museum's Gallery Services Department, who enjoy providing an outstanding fun and educational experience for our customers. You may be assigned to work in the Museum’s galleries including the interactive Art Studio, MakeSpace, Children’s Garden, and Outdoor Discovery Center. These positions also assist with the rotation and sanitization of museum props and help to monitor the galleries for safe play. Must be able to adjust and think dynamically.

These are part-time positions with more hours available during school breaks and holidays.

Who should apply?

  • Perfect part-time positions for college and grad students with interest in the arts, science, and tinkering essential.
  • Ideal candidates have excellent customer service skills and relevant experience in a children’s or other museum, arts, recreation, education, or hospitality setting.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, ability to work in a team setting with a high degree of daily communication.
  • Flexibility to work occasional evenings, weekends, holidays, and special events as needed for museum programming.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • HS Diploma or actively pursuing; Associate’s Degree preferred.
  • Must be able to stand on feet for long periods, have good stamina.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • Required to be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 and must provide proof of vaccination upon hire.

When applying, please submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 references.

Compensation & Benefits: As a leading non-profit, we offer a competitive wage, medical, dental and vision coverage, paid time off and paid holidays, a 401K plan and several special educational perks including discounts on camps, classes, museum membership and special employee benefits. Eligibility requirements for benefits may vary. ROP DOQ.

Hands On Children’s Museum exhibits, education programs, and employment are available to all without discrimination.