Careers

Join Our Team

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 mission of The Leonardo is the fuse science, technology, and art in experiences that inspire creativity and innovation in people of all ages and backgrounds.  The Museum Experience Specialist provides support to the Museum Educators and models exceptional customer service standards at all times.  As the interface between exhibits, programs and our visitors, the Museum Experience staff enhance the museum experience by inspiring visitors to engage and connect with The Leonardo and each other in new and meaningful ways, and by helping them to tap into their own undiscovered potential.

Top 3 Expectations:

  1. Develop competitive educational programs and manage specific Engineering or Computer Science workshops and Maker Spaces.
  2. Connect with visitors and provide support and facilitate learning through excellent customer service.
  3. Evaluate the success of exhibits activities and special projects.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • This position serves a critical function within the museum, and interfaces with several departments. This person assists the Programs Director with daily floor operations, floor supply inventory, customer service support and mentoring, conflict-resolution, accounting, and scheduling.
    • Facilitate in-depth topic specific activities.
    • Present demonstrations to visitors.
    • Deliver the following content:
      • Area drop-in activities (update minimum quarterly)
      • Demonstration and/or community project (update minimum quarterly)
      • Area hands-on activity including potential make and takes (update minimum quarterly)
      • Themed birthday party (ages 4-8; ages 9-13; adult party – 1 major activity)
      • 3-5 themed outreach activities
      • Monthly social media content (blog, visitor and/or volunteer spotlight, etc.)
      • Other floor activities as assigned.
    • Assist community volunteers and partners as scheduled.
    • Staff outreach activities as assigned.
    • Serve as Field-trip lead (as trained).
    • Support field-trip activities in spaces.
    • Create content ideas as assigned.
    • Clean space each day and fill supplies as needed.
    • Support general museum facilitation as needed. This can include, but not limited to: acting as a floater to be cross trained in specialties.
    • Works with Education department to lead certain programs and content.
    • Actively seeks out opportunities to engage visitors of all ages in an effort to help improve them in experiences that inspire creativity and innovation.
    • Develop a comprehensive understanding of the Leonardo’s rotating exhibit spaces, and facilitate the Museum’s exhibit spaces in a friendly and professional manner with all visitors.
    • Delivery of Orientations for all Field Trip attendees, and the ability to interact professionally and appropriately with students of all ages.
    • Participation in ‘Leo on Wheels’ trips as needed. This includes driving the truck/ trailer, loading /unloading, troubleshooting and facilitation of Leo on Wheels exhibit pieces to all students.
    • Schedule area Museum Educators and volunteers.
    • Assist with volunteer and Museum Educators trainings.
    • Serves as liaison between draft content from team members and creative director.
    • Manage supply budget and inventory ordering for area.
    • Support/co-lead up to 2 themed summer camps.
    • Work with communications manager on social media content and museum-wide outreach.
    • Will work some shifts during which alcohol will be consumed by guests.
    • May be asked to manage a team of educators and/or specialists.
    • Act as Manager on Duty on the floor as needed by Visitor Services Manager.
    • Other tasks as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Positive attitude and motivational skills a must
  • Ability to train, direct, supervise, evaluate, and motivate staff and volunteers.
  • Proven leadership and management skills.
  • Background or strong interest in one or more of the following is preferred: Science, Art, Engineering, Biology, Technology, Performing arts, or Education.
  • Ability to work in fast-paced environment; adhere to deadlines; demonstrate flexibility in meeting shifting demands and priorities.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, volunteers, and members of the public; exercise tact and diplomacy at all times; demonstrate an understanding of protocol and sensitivity to cultural diversity issues.
  • Ability to work weekends, holidays and some special event hours.
  • The ability to stand for several hours.
  • Ability to lift up to 20 pounds.

Training and Experience:

  • Associate’s Degree (preferred).
  • Two years of related customer service experience or a combination of education, training and experience.
  • Background or experience in Engineering or Computer Science.

Part Time Positions:

Summary:

The Bistro Server works in our café, and possible Museum events, to serve food and be inviting to visitors.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure excellent customer service in the Bistro.
  • Greets customers and takes orders.
  • Operates cash register and collects payment from customer.
  • Prep and ensure the ingredients are available for the shift.
  • Set up buffets and tables in accordance with the standards set by The Leonardo.
  • Build the customer’s order in a timely manner.
  • Assist Catering Chef to set up food for monthly Leo All meetings.
  • Partner with Salt Lake City library for Trivia Night and set up.
  • Assist in set up and service for Bistro specific events.
  • Act as on call events staff for additional events as needed or desired.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • We’re a smaller team so everyone pitches in on all aspects of food production and service.
  • Be able to take direction well, eagerly approach tasks with a positive attitude, and complete tasks in a timely manner.
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs.

Training and Experience:

  • Some food service experience preferred.
  • Must have a Food Handler’s permit.
  • There may be some alcohol service, so you must be 21 years of age if working with alcohol.

Shift: Anywhere from 6-25 hours each week, 1-4 days a week (Mon-Sat) depending on your availability. Various hours may include weekends and holidays.

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.