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To discover the employment opportunities that The Leonardo Museum in Salt Lake City Utah currently has available, please check the descriptions below.

Full Time Positions:

Summary:

The Community Programs Manager is a key player in the Programs Department, developing new museum programs to engage the community in educational, fun activities and facilitating visitor interactions at The Leonardo. The Community Programs Manager coordinates the development and implementation of community programs and forges and maintains partnerships with external individuals, groups and organizations. The Community Programs Manager creates dynamic and engaging programs for the general public, fostering deeper relationships with the museum’s visitors and members, and with the community at large. This position stays up on best practices in the field, as well as interesting new developments in science, technology and art since The Leonardo provides visitors with the opportunity to tinker, explore, interact and be creative.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversees the execution and evaluation of all community programs.
  • Develops floor programs that help engage visitors with the exhibits in the museum.
  • Develops weekend family programs, such as Spooktacular, Flight Festival and others to draw in new and existing audiences.
  • Works with marketing to promote those events to help drive attendance.
  • Develops adult/date night programs such as dining programs, Trivia Night and more.
  • Develops evening programs for ‘Leonardo After Dark” for 21+ audience and Family Nights at the museum.
  • Collaborates with Hospitality team to develop New Year’s Eve Program.
  • Seeks to establish win-win partnerships with other community organizations to enhance The Leonardo’s program offerings Develops concepts and content for all community programs.
  • Trains and oversees Museum Experience Specialists in content necessary to lead community programs.
  • Build strategic community partnerships with the creative community in Utah to collaborate on programs and to turn The Leonardo into a hub for Creatives.
  • Oversee and lead the following types of programs, but not limited to: Floor, youth, community, festivals, innovation, dining, after dark, and other programs as identified.
  • In coordination with the School Programs Manager, serves as a curriculum development lead for the Programs department, specifically the Demo Show, Science Lab, and various workshops.
  • Will develop and oversee day-long events at The Leonardo, such as Pi Day, Maker Day, Leonardo’s Birthday, and others. These events will be focused on family audiences, will deepen visitors’ relationship with the museum and its exhibits, and will serve as audience development tools.
  • Serves as an outreach ambassador at community and school conferences, festivals, and competitions.
  • Develops ‘portable’ community programs for outreach activities.
  • Maintains an accurate programs calendar of community program activities and responsible for verifying that all internal and external parties have been notified of The Leonardo’s program offering.
  • Always keeps up on developments in the community education field, including maintaining familiarity with offerings at other institutes (locally and nationally)
  • Lead The Leonardo’s initiatives on all present and future community content with the objective of creating a vibrant community gathering place and showcase of local creatives.
  • Create strategic vision for Library Square programming in coordination with the Executive Director.
  • Supervise Museum Experience Specialists who are responsible for execution of programs.
  • Leads the Program initiatives of museum programming and coordination with other departments.
  • Oversee Programming logistics, budgets, timelines, procedures, and meeting reporting and evaluates ROI.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Passionate about interacting with people of all ages.
  • Must have managerial experience.
  • Be curious and passionate about learning; excited about inspiring creativity and implementing hands-on, inquiry-based learning in both formal and informal education.
  • Ability to work well with others both as a team member and as a team leader.
  • Must be a self-motivator and work well under pressure in a team environment.
  • Excellent organizational abilities; must be dependable, punctual, and resourceful; and possess a high degree of initiative, integrity, and accuracy.
  • Ability to communicate clearly, assertively and effectively at all levels and with all people and groups (verbal and written).
  • Lift up to 30 pounds

Training and Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor degree preferred.
  • Background or strong interest in the following is preferred: science, art, engineering, biology, technology and education.
  • General understanding of museum policies, procedures and offerings; knowledge of arts and/or leisure audiences preferred

Summary:

Candidate will perform a variety of building maintenance and grounds work including but not limited to painting, carpentry, electrical, plumbing, A/C repairs, exhibit fabrication, and maintaining grounds in a clean, neat and safe manner. Candidate will work with The Leonardo’s Exhibits, Programs, Operations and Events Departments on occasion.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform HVAC (Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning) maintenance, repairs, and installation.
  • Repair drywall, paint, framing and minor carpentry work, apply wall texture.
  • Decides the amount of materials needed to perform repairs and maintenance work on new and existing projects.
  • Performs cleaning and operating equipment, such as spray paint guns, tools, and other related mechanical equipment.
  • Works with interior and exterior household paint; repairs drywall, construction and framing, paints interior and exterior of building.
  • Performs carpentry repairs; installs doors, replaces doors and window frames, and utility rooms and cabinets. Some fabrication for exhibits as needed.
  • Assist with set-up and take down of events and programs.
  • Assist with setting schedules for building lighting, security and BMS controls.
  • Adjust the buildings BMS system as needed.
  • Help with Operations support needs.
  • Works with the exhibits team on install and strikes. Exhibit repairs as needed.
  • Snow removal and landscaping duties.
  • Repairs and installs plumbing equipment; repairs water lines; unclogs drain lines and repairs other related plumbing components.
  • Performs trouble-shooting work, repairs electrical equipment, and wiring throughout the building.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Expected Hours of Work:

  • This is a full-time position typically Tuesday through Saturday.
  • The position is subject to additional hours during peak exhibit installs.

Physical Requirements & Work Environment:

  • Work is performed inside and outside an office, and exposed to a variety of weather conditions such as: excessive dampness, chill, heat, humidity, intermittent noise, and cold and inclement weather.
  • Work is exposed to unknown & dangerous conditions/unusual environmental stress, solvents, dirt, grease, oils, dust, constant noise, vibration, fumes, smoke, gases, radiant/electrical energy, and slippery/uneven walking surfaces. Capable of working closely with others or alone, working long or irregular working hours, working shift work and/or weekends, working with protective devices, working on ladders or scaffolding, working around moving objects or vehicles, working around machines with moving parts and objects, working with hands in water.
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle, office equipment, and mechanical equipment; Work requires light to heavy carrying and lifting (45 pounds and over), straight pulling, pulling hand over hand, simple grasping, dual simultaneous grasping, repeated bending, sitting, standing, pushing, crouching, crawling, twisting, kneeling, stooping, climbing stairs and ladders, walking, and reaching above shoulders.
  • Ability to see, write, read, count, identify shade of color, perceive depth, and hearing is needed to perform the essential functions of this job.

Training and Experience Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or G.E.D.
  • At least two (2) years of work experience performing plumbing, painting, electrical, heating and air conditioning repair, and/or maintenance work.
  • Knowledge of operation and maintenance of hand and small power tools, mechanical and/or plumbing equipment.
  • Must have a valid Utah Driver’s License and a good driving record.

Summary:

The Leonardo seeks a passionate, seasoned and outgoing leader with experience in informal and formal learning environments to oversee all of the museum’s educational activities and programs.

The Programs Director will oversee school programs, floor programs, as well as community and public programs – all of which should be designed and delivered to inspire our visitors of all ages.

This position serves on the leadership team, and will provide critical strategic planning for all education programs, ensuring they convey The Leonardo’s mission, serve community needs, and build audiences.

S/he will ensure that all interactions with the museum’s visitors will be positive and energizing.

S/he will oversee the education team and in-house science, tech, engineering and art experts, as well as the public programs team, and will motivate them to high performance, and will promote the mission of the museum to guests of all ages. Primarily, the candidate should be extremely positive and highly motivated.

Responsibilities:

  • Administrative:
  • Lead and oversee the Education and Museum Experience staff.
  • Serve on Leadership team
  • Develop and host monthly trainings for team members with an emphasis on customer service as well as ongoing learning, peer-to-peer mentoring.
  • Assist in preparing the annual department budget and monitor approved revenue goals and expenses.
  • Work with staff management on program delivery, coordination, and on staff scheduling.
  • Oversee hiring, training, and supervision of staff and volunteers, ensure adherence to museum procedures and that outgoing information is current and accurate.
  • Interface with facilities team management to ensure an excellent experience for guests with the exhibits and programs currently on the floor.
  • Delegate responsibilities to department Managers.
  • Strategic:
  • Ensure Education Department’s alignment with core museum mission of inspiring creativity and innovation, while also keeping department offerings relevant with teacher and student needs and current state and national standards.
  • Communicate standards, learning objectives and goals for assigned programs; monitor progress and effectiveness; recommend and implement strategies to maximize effectiveness.
  • Develop phased plan to grow “education” and “museum” team into one team that allows for more informal educational experiences to take place on the museum floor and career progression for team members.
  • Develop collaborative relationships with USBE, school principals, district coordinators and other relevant education stakeholders.
  • Serve as primary lead for iSEE group, managing all communication, shared initiatives, legislative support, and financial reporting.
  • Develop 1 year and 5-year department strategic plan with goals and objectives that support and capitalize and broader museum vision.
  • Host teacher focus groups to better understand pain points and needs, and develop a robust teacher professional development program.
  • Works to grow successful programs, including educational outreach, Mind Riot, summer camps and others.
  • Represent The Leonardo at regional and national conferences presenting on The Leo’s programmatic pedagogy, methodology and effectiveness.
  • Content and Delivery:
  • Develop and execute Leo on Wheels revamp including new interactives and activities that support reexamined program outcomes.
  • Review existing field trip curriculum and make necessary changes to align with ISEE objectives and broader museum mission of inspiring creativity and innovation.
  • Assist in Mind Riot program recruitment and delivery.
  • Oversee the museum experience and program/activity delivery, all school programs content, and overall operations, which includes but is not limited to:
    • Compile and analyze school and floor program data for reporting.
    • Works with Marketing team and the Programs Manager to develop a compelling and dynamic ‘Learning’ website that attracts educators and visitors from Utah and beyond.
  • Oversee Education Content:
    • Develops and/or manages curriculum development for field trips, Leo on Wheels, conferences, and other school related programs.
    • Develop creative and innovative field trip programming that is content appropriate, exciting, inspiring, mission aligned and informed by informal science education best practices.
    • Develop content for program brochures, website, education blog, and education newsletters.
    • Develop and maintain training materials (written training manual, instructional videos, etc.).
    • Researches best practices in field trip, outreach, teacher training and youth development programs at other museums
    • Generates education newsletter, and actively grows its subscriber base
    • Acts as a representative for teacher interests and thoroughly understands teacher and curriculum needs and how The Leonardo’s exhibits and programs can support those needs.

Knowledge, Skill and Abilities:

  • Must be curious and passionate about learning.
  • Excited about inspiring creativity and implementing hands-on, inquiry-based learning in both formal and informal education.
  • Demonstrated track record in creating innovative, compelling curriculum.
  • Have a deep interest in science, art, and/or technology.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) required.
  • The ability to work well with others both as a team member and as a team leader.
  • Willing to drive a Ford F250 truck hauling a 25-foot cargo trailer, sometimes distances of up to 300 miles throughout the state, often alone.
  • Be able to push metal carts on wheels (weighing more than 100 lbs.) and stand for up to 6 hours at a time.
  • Possibly travel for out of town school visits within Utah (Monday through Friday).  Lodging, transportation and food stipend provided.

Education and Experience:

  • Advanced degree in science or education preferred.
  • K-12 teaching experience highly preferred.
  • Experience in providing K-12 leadership and/or staff development a plus.
  • Experience teaching in both formal and informal learning environments a plus.
  • Must be well versed in understanding Utah’s education system, teacher needs and core standards.
  • Possess a valid Utah driver’s license and a clean driving and criminal record.

Part Time Positions:

On Call Positions:

Summary:

This position enhances the museum experience by helping assist as needed in the hospitality department.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Sets up and tears down all events according to Banquet Event Orders and Event Floor Plan.
  • Arrange tables, chairs, etc. for meetings, meal functions, and special events according to the Banquet Event Orders.
  • Cleans used event space and event equipment and store it properly.
  • Sweep/mop floor space after event
  • Place exhibits back to standard operation after event.

Knowledge, Skill and Abilities:

  • Requires no specific knowledge of the job.
  • Must be able to follow a map in setting up or taking down event equipment.
  • Follow-up skills of tasks and assignments, and must have strong attention to detail.

Training and Experience Requirements:

  • Current Food Handlers Permit REQUIRED.
  • Sips and Tips permit a plus (required if bartending)
  • 0-6 months of job-specific work experience with demonstrated competence.

Working Conditions:

  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time.

Shift:

  • On-call (as needed for events)
  • Shifts vary, may be early morning or late evening, weekends, holidays, depending on event needs.
  • Schedules are never steady or set.

Summary:

This position will be assisting in The Leonardo kitchen for events. This position will act as the Dishwasher and Prep Cook as needed.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Washing dishes and cleaning the back of the house.
  • Be able to perform a variety of small duties such as prepping foods, organizing, and removal of trash.
  • Follow prep lists and additional responsibilities provided by the Chef or Sous Chef.
  • Maintain a clean and orderly kitchen and dish area.
  • Could be cross-trained to work in other “on call” catering positions if desired.
  • May work some shifts during which alcohol will be consumed by guests.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skill and Abilities:

  • Dependable and punctual and good time management.
  • Self-motivated to stay on task and produce high quality work.
  • Has an attention to detail and is organized.
  • Team player and good communication skills.
  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds

Training and Experience Requirements:

  • Current Food Handlers Permit REQUIRED.
  • Dishwasher experience required.
  • Some hospitality or catering experience preferred.

Shift:

  • On-call (as needed for events)
  • Nights and weekends availability preferred, but open Monday-Sunday.

Summary:

This position enhances the museum experience by helping assist as needed in the hospitality department.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Catering Staff/Server – handling of food during event to include buffet style, tray-passed, and plated services. Additional duties like bussing, dishes, and clean-up.
  • Maintain a well-informed, working knowledge of the programs, services, products, memberships and special offers available and communicate that information in a style consistent with The Leonardo brand.
  • Assist in Birthdays, Events, and Catering.
  • Assist with door-watches.
  • The person in this position is a key member of the events team, interacting directly with clients.
  • Event Set-up and Tear-down – includes moving of tables and chairs and exhibit pieces, setting linens, place settings, etc.
  • May work some shifts during which alcohol will be consumed by guests.

Knowledge, Skill and Abilities:

  • Follow-up skills of tasks and assignments, and must have strong attention to detail.
  • This position does require a professional appearance and is customer service focused.
  • Dependable and punctual; good time management; self-motivated to stay on task, produce high quality work, has an attention to detail, and is organized.
  • Happy and engaging; enthusiastic about working directly with the public (all ages).

Training and Experience Requirements:

  • Current Food Handlers Permit REQUIRED.
  • 1-2 years of related customer service work experience.
  • Some hospitality or catering experience required.
  • Sips and Tips permit a plus (required if bartending)

Working Conditions:

  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time.

Shift:                         

  • On-call (as needed for events)
  • Shifts vary, may be early morning or late evening, weekends, holidays, depending on event needs.
  • Schedules are never steady or set.

Summary:

Works alongside the Catering Chef to manage daily kitchen activities, including overseeing staff, aiding with menu preparation, ensuring food quality and freshness, and monitoring ordering and stocking. Provides meal quality and consistency by following designated recipes.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Leads kitchen team in Chef’s absence
  • Prepares and serves attractive, nutritious meals in an organized manner.
  • Provides assistance with line cooking, food preparation, and dish plating
  • Oversees and organizes kitchen stock and ingredients
  • Ensures a first-in, first-out food rotation system and verifies all food products are properly dated and organized for quality assurance
  • Keeps cooking stations stocked, especially before and during prime operation hours
  • Hires and trains new kitchen employees to restaurant and kitchen standards
  • Manages food and product ordering by keeping detailed records and minimizes waste, plus works with existing systems to improve waste reduction and manage budgetary concerns
  • Supervises all food preparation and presentation to ensure quality and restaurant standards
  • Works with Head Chef to maintain kitchen organization, staff ability, and training opportunities
  • Verifies that food storage units all meet standards and are consistently well-managed
  • Assists Head Chef with menu creation
  • Oversees the cleanliness of the kitchen and stock areas
  • Coordinates with Catering Manager on supply ordering, budget, and kitchen efficiency and staffing
  • Create unique dining experiences and innovative menus.
  • Oversee all alcohol licensing, operations, etc.
  • Oversee purchasing and inventory control for daily operations as well as before, during, and after 3rd party events and internal programs.
  • Ensure that the areas under your control are well presented and adhere to sanitation guidelines.
  • Be aware of the overall Museum’s mission with its focus on customer service and surpassing expectations.

Knowledge, Skill and Abilities:

  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment; adhere to deadlines; demonstrate flexibility in meeting shifting demands and priorities.
  • Ability to work weekends, holidays and special event hours.
  • Attention to Detail
  • Knowledge of Restaurant Regulations
  • A motivated self-starter
  • Creative Problem-Solving Skills
  • Strong Verbal and Written Communication Skills
  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds

Training and Experience Requirements:

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • Formal Culinary Training, including line cook experience
  • Two to five years of complete hospitality experience
  • Event experience preferred
  • Extensive Food and Beverage Knowledge
  • Knowledge of all associated legislation pertaining to food service.

Shift:

  • On-call (as needed for events)
  • Nights and weekends availability preferred, but open Monday-Sunday.

If you are interested in applying for a position at the The Leonardo, please email your resume and cover letter to HR@theleonardo.org.