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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 Production Designer supports the Marketing team in the creation and production of infographics, exhibit labels, collateral and other signage for The Leonardo.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design and execute layout for a variety of exhibit’s labels, signage, collateral and more for the Flight exhibit based on an existing style guide.
  • Check all layout specs and handle file management.
  • Creation of infographics and other exhibit illustrations for Flight under the direction of the project art director and exhibit director; potential opportunities for additional creative projects.
  • Additional graphic design and creative production work, as needed.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong proficiency in Creative Suite
  • Ability to take direction and work collaboratively.
  • Ability to meet frequent deadlines.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to manage large quantities of files

Training and Experience:

  • 1-3 years’ professional experience in graphic design or creative production.
  • Experience prepping graphic design files for print production.
  • Experience with educational or museum graphic design strongly preferred.
  • Experience working with vinyl preferred.

Summary:

The Exhibits Fabricator is responsible for the build, repair, and maintenance of various exhibit components, including custom structures, cabinetry, casework, mounts, and interactive exhibit components.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Track status and quality of existing exhibits; generating monthly reports of changes.
  • Maintain and repair exhibits in response to reports of broken or malfunctioning elements as provided in user reviews, client feedback, on-floor staff, and by the creative team.
  • Manage the purchasing of needed exhibit repair components and provide budget estimates for proposed exhibits.
  • Responsible for overseeing maintenance of all exhibit components, including AV and interactive components, and must possess strong troubleshooting skills.
  • Assist with general facilities tasks as needed.
  • Collaborate closely with designers and exhibit developers to plan exhibits and translate exhibit ideas and designed concept into buildable projects.
  • Provide fabrication, assembly and finish carpentry support for exhibits, displays, scenic facades and graphic signs, taking the lead on ensuring the quality and durability needed to provide a positive visitor experience
  • Manage preparation of exhibit spaces for installation of exhibits.
  • Operate standard shop tools such as table saw, router, table saw, sanders and band saw and various hand power tools required in the fabrication and assembly of final products.
  • Oversee shop safety and organization.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Must be able to read and interpret engineering, production and shop drawings and define parts from those drawings to be able to machine the parts as required.
  • Must have a thorough knowledge and a high level of skill with hand tools, power tools, various saws, routers, and drills.
  • Must have the mechanical ability to integrate various electromechanical devices and apparatus into exhibit casework. The ability to troubleshoot basic mechanical and electrical systems is preferred.
  • Must have the ability to carefully handle delicate assets and design custom mounts that protect the assets while on display.
  • A good eye for detail required.
  • Ability to lift 50+ lbs. and move heavy objects and work from lifts and ladders.
  • Must possess strong communication skills and be able to work collaboratively in a fast paced environment.

Training and Experience:

  • Must possess a minimum of 3+ years of work experience and training in a fabrication position, preferably in a museum or creative setting.
  • Previous experience as an Exhibit Builder, Journeyman or Apprentice Cabinet Maker, and/or Installer is highly desirable and preferred.
  • Must possess cabinet making and fine carpentry skills of cutting, joining and preparing wood, plywood, and various plastics, as well as a variety of common and uncommon materials.
  • Experience with bending plywood, laminates, veneers, solid plastics, adhesives, and many fasteners preferred.
  • Experience with painting and finishing required.

Part Time Positions:

Summary:

The Finance Clerk plays a very important role by providing accounting support to the museum finance department.  The position assists in a variety of skills, primarily using QuickBooks Enterprise and Microsoft Office.  Job duties will include accounts payable, accounts receivable, daily sales reporting, and a wide variety of general financial and administrative skills.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Daily sales and expense entries, input of credit card transactions, etc.
  • Accounts Payable/Accounts Receivable: primarily responsible for the gathering of invoices requiring payment and other documentation in support of payment authorization and entering invoices into QuickBooks accounts payable system.
  • Assist with managing petty cash account and reconciling employee credit cards and bank accounts.
  • Assist with compiling and following up with collections, purchase orders and credit card receipts.
  • Maintain paper & digital filing system for accounting documents, contracts and policies & procedures.
  • Conduct regular financial duties, such as: Create weekly Altru revenue reports, balance general ledger, create financial report statements, etc.
  • Support the annual audit preparation.
  • May perform bi-weekly payroll as needed.
  • May assist with administrative and/or HR duties as needed.
  • Other projects and duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.
  • Working Experience with debits and credits and reconciling general ledger account balances.
  • Detail oriented and possesses excellent business writing & typing skills.
  • Be able to prioritize, manage multiple projects and follow through on issues in a timely manner.
  • Possess a high degree of initiative, integrity and accuracy while maintaining confidentiality.

Training and Experience:

  • Associate’s Degree, preferred.
  • Working Experience with QuickBooks, 2 years preferred.
  • At least one year of finance and/or accounting experience preferred.

Summary:

The Leonardo Museum Experience Facilitator is an essential part of the museum. This person supports the Leo’s Mission by providing visitor-centric customer service that ensures all visitors, clients, and Museum Staff have a pleasurable and memorable experience. The Museum Experience Facilitators enhance the museum experience by helping visitors to engage in The Leonardo’s exhibits, interactives, and tabletop activities, all of which are designed to help our visitors better understand, appreciate, and actively engage in content related to the fusion of science, technology, and art and their impact on humanity. It is hoped that after visiting The Leonardo, our visitors will be inspired to think, act, and be more creative and innovative in their everyday life and, as a result, help to make the world a better place. To this end, the ideal candidate will have amazing customer service skills, will be versatile, enthusiastic about science, technology, design, innovation, and art; love interacting with people of all ages, backgrounds, and personalities; and actively seeking personal growth through continual learning/curiosity, enrichment and participation, problem solving, and creative expression.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The person in this position is a key customer service member of the frontline team, interacting directly with museum visitors on a daily basis.
  • Actively seeks out opportunities to engage visitors of all ages in an effort to help improve them in experiences that inspire creativity and innovation.
  • Create friendly, welcoming, and informative first experience for visitors.
  • General museum facilitation that can include acting as a floater throughout the floor.
  • Be cross-trained to work in the Gift Shop, Birthdays, Events, and Admissions when needed.
  • Happy and engaging; enthusiastic about working directly with the public (all ages); actively seek out ways to be helpful in engaging our patrons.
  • Keep the museum’s public spaces inviting.
  • Assist with museum-wide activities and content including, but not limited to: geo-cache, scavenger hunts, customized visitor highlights, pre-flights “inspections”, and da Vinci tours.
  • 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 community giving, accessibility programs, and museum tours.
  • May work some shifts during which alcohol will be consumed by visitors.
  • Be flexible and willing to help with additional duties and projects as needed.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Happy and engaging; enthusiastic about working directly with the public (all ages); actively seek out ways to be helpful in engaging our patrons.
  • Optimistic, buoyant/resilient, and helpful; maintains a positive attitude and calm demeanor in fast-paced environment; can think on their feet; sees opportunities instead of problems.
  • Self-motivated; possess a high degree of initiative, integrity, and accuracy; assertive to ensure all museum spaces are presentable and functional for maximum engagement, enjoyment, and inspiration by our patrons.
  • Dependable and punctual; good time management; is self-motivated to stay on task, to produce high quality work, and to finish tasks completely, correctly, and on time; has an attention to detail; is organized and tidy.
  • Ability to work some weekends, holidays and some special event hours.
  • Ability to lift up to 20 pounds.

Training and Experience:

  • High School Diploma (minimum) Associate’s Degree (preferred).
  • 2 years of related customer service work experience, or a combination of education and experience.
  • Some background in a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) field preferred.

On Call Positions:

Summary:

This position enhances the museum experience by helping guests to engage in The Leonardo’s exhibits, inter-actives, and tabletop activities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The person in this position is a key member of the front-line team, interacting directly with museum guests on a daily basis. Their three core job functions are to be: 1-Curious 2-Be engaging 3-Keep the museum’s public spaces inviting.
  • Actively seeks out opportunities to engage visitors of all ages in an effort to help improve them in experiences that inspire creativity and innovation.
  • Happy and engaging; enthusiastic about working directly with the public (all ages); actively seek out ways to be helpful in engaging our patrons.

Other Potential On-Call Opportunities (if desired):

  • Could be cross-trained to work in: the SALT Bistro, Door Watches, Birthdays, Events, Catering, and Guest Services when needed as “on-call”.
  • Event Set-up and Tear-down – includes moving of tables and chairs and exhibit pieces, setting linens, place settings, etc.
  • 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.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Happy and engaging; enthusiastic about working directly with the public (all ages); actively seek out ways to be helpful in engaging our patrons.
  • Self-motivated; assertive to ensure all museum spaces are presentable and functional for maximum engagement, enjoyment, and inspiration by our patrons.
  • Dependable and punctual; good time management; is self-motivated to stay on task.

Shift:

  • On-call (As needed. Can range from 5-25 hours a week)
  • Shifts vary and schedules are never steady or set.

Summary:

The Audio/Video Support Technician is responsible for providing dedicated technical support to event clients that are using electronics equipment and assets belonging to the Leonardo as well as interfacing clients’ equipment with The Leonardo’s equipment. The A/V Support Technician’s goal is to keep the client satisfied with an uninterrupted audio/video experience within the capacity allowed by available equipment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Reports to facilities director and events staff prior to events to debrief on event needs and gather relevant information. Arriving prior to event start times to allow for preparation and debrief is critical.
  • Sets up A/V equipment as per provided Banquet Event Order document by setup deadline.
  • Troubleshoots, adjusts, maintains, and performs basic repairs on equipment not operating as intended.
  • Generates written reports of equipment determined to have failed.
  • Provides additional support to events staff (including light labor) during events provided that primary duties are not abandoned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Must be able to read and interpret Banquet Event Orders to know which equipment to prepare and where.
  • Must have a strong proficiency with audio/video equipment, computers, and electronics.
  • English proficiency necessary.
  • Must possess strong communication skills and be able to work collaboratively in a fast paced environment.
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs. (speakers, amplifiers, PA systems, etc.)

Shift:

  • On-call (as needed for events)
  • Shifts vary and schedules are never steady or set.

Summary:

This position enhances the museum experience by assisting set up for events 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:

  • 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 event set up)
  • Shifts vary and 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.