Museum of Science
  • 26-Oct-2018 to 01-Dec-2018 (EST)
  • Visitor Services - 399
  • Boston, MA, USA
  • Temporary, Part Time

Visitor Services Specialist (Through January 2019)

Museum of Science, Boston

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The Visitor Services Specialist helps guests have the best possible experience at the Museum of Science! The VSS functions as a member of the Museum's sales and guest service force -- selling tickets and memberships and proactively making suggestions to guests at point of purchase to match guest interests to Museum offerings and meet sales goals. In addition, the VSS conducts school group check in, operates the Thrill Ride 360 simulators, 4-D Theater, coat room, and Omni Theater front-of-house, and controls access to venues including Exhibit Halls, Discovery Center, Butterfly Garden, 4-D Theater, Omni Theater and may work within temporary exhibits such as our upcoming exhibit "Space: An Out of Gravity Experience".


  • 20,000 - 50,000 guests per week depending on the season.
  • Up to 15,000 guests per day during school vacation week / holiday periods or special exhibitions.
  • Up to 500 transactions per cashier, per day.
  • This is a uniformed position.
  • Additional shifts and/or extended hours may be required to accommodate peak periods such as school vacation weeks and summer hours.


These positions are temporary, part-time and full-time, ranging from 16 hours to 32 hours per week, through January 1, 2019, with the following shifts available:

Shift #3 (32.00hrs/week)

Shift #5 (18.00hrs/week)

Shift #6 (16.00hrs/week)

  • Tuesday (8:45am - 5:15pm)
  • Wednesday (8:45am - 5:15pm)
  • Thursday (8:45am - 5:15pm)
  • Saturday (8:45am - 5:15pm)


  • Wednesday (8:45am - 5:15pm)
  • Friday (5:15pm - 9:15pm)
  • Saturday (9:30am - 4:00pm)


  • Friday (8:45am - 5:15pm)
  • Saturday (8:45am - 5:15pm)


*Summer and Holiday extended hours: 5:15pm - 7:15pm

 Employees in good standing can apply for regular, on-going shifts or stay on as a casual, on-call employee after the position ends. 


Director, Visitor Services.


    • HS Diploma or equivalent.
    • Two (2) or more years of customer service or sales experience.
    • Demonstrated customer service and communication skills
    • Ability to match guest interest to Museum offerings and effectively up-sell additional offerings to meet sales goals
    • Demonstrated attention to detail.
    • Ability to address guests, ranging from one on one to groups of more than 300 at a time, in a professional manner
    • Ability to juggle many tasks calmly and efficiently in a fast paced setting.
    • Ability to work independently
    • Basic math skills sufficient to collect payment and make accurate change on transactions, compare costs of guest purchase options, or keep accurate capacity counts

STARTING SALARY: Non-Exempt (Hourly). $13.00/hr, including sales commission opportunities.

BENEFITS: Benefits for non-exempt (hourly) staff include: Free parking in the Museum garage, T accessibility, paid sick time after working at least 30 hours, free Exhibit Halls admission and Omni/Planetarium shows, free Duck Tours, discounts in the Museum store and cafe, discounted movie passes, retirement & savings plan, and much more!

The Museum of Science is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state or local law. We are dedicated to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment, and where employees are treated with respect and dignity.
No phone inquiries, please. Qualified applicants will be contacted within two to four weeks of initial application. 


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