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Museum Front Desk Administrator

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ORGANIZATION: Pikes Peak Children's Museum

  • 13 people are interested

Purpose of Volunteer Position: To help during museum hours to manage the museum and volunteers that may be in the building at the time

Number of hours: 4+ hours per week depending on how often you volunteer

Location: I n person

Reports to: Currently, the Executive Director

Works Closely with: The Executive Director, Board President and Museum Docents

Volunteer Responsibilities:


  • Depending on the shift, you will follow Opening procedures of the museum or Closing procedures of the museum.
  • Greets PPCM visitors and guests and takes care of their payment
  • If the guest is new, explain how the museum works and what they can expect
  • Keeps track of capacity as to not go over
  • Handles the cash register and all transactions
  • Performs scheduling tasks including: calendar coordination; reserve field trips, birthday parties, play dates, etc. that may come through during the day
  • Responds to telephone and electronic communications, especially on Social Media
  • Performs word processing, photocopying, faxing, data entry, and other administrative duties as assigned.
  • Help to manage any volunteers and delegate tasks in the museum during your shift
  • Help to keep a clean and clutter free appearance of the exhibits throughout your shift
  • Follow all cleaning procedures as needed
  • Be a part of the Operations Committee and be able to meet in person or Zoom 1x a month

Volunteer Requirements/Working Conditions:

  • Must live in Colorado Springs and be able to come to PPCM
  • Understand and promote PPCM’s mission
  • Be a part of the Operations Committee and be able to meet in person or Zoom 1x a month
  • Be an ambassador for PPCM
  • Help to educate the community about PPCM
  • Know about the current exhibit rooms and special things about each and maybe how they came to be

Recommended Volunteer Qualifications:


  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Enjoy meeting and interacting with other people
  • Personable, outgoing, great customer service
  • Reliable, responsible
  • Extensive prior knowledge of PPCM and play, STEAM, and children’s museum is not required, but a prospective docent should have a working knowledge of these things and a desire to learn about them
  • Able to work independently
  • Able to supervise others as needed
  • Able to speak comfortably before groups of people
  • Physically able to work in the museum - standing, kneeling, sitting, etc.
  • Enthusiastic, flexible

3 Shifts

  • 08:30 AM to 01:00 PM
    Tuesdays - Saturdays
  • 01:00 PM to 05:30 PM
    Tuesday - Saturdays
  • 05:30 PM to 09:30 PM
    This shift is once a month for our Night at the Museum. It is the 3rd Friday of each month.
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About Pikes Peak Children's Museum

Location:

2565 Airport Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80910, US

Mission Statement

PPCM is a community-built, hands-on educational destination that engages ALL children and their grown-ups by sparking creativity through purposeful play.

Description

VISION:

Our vision is to be a trusted, growing educational resource, and a community collaborator who offers opportunities to inspire children to reach their unique potential.

The express objectives of PPCM are to provide:
  • A dynamic hands-on, engaging and fun educational experience focused on the age group 0-10.
  • A place for this demographic to encounter boundless opportunities for discovery and imagination, sparking a passion for life-long learning.
  • A compelling environment to nurture wonder and creativity, encouraging children’s innate desire to explore the world around them.
  • An indispensable resource for children, families, the community at large and elementary-level educators as a mutually beneficial connecting point.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Community
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Community, Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 3 shifts

WHERE

2565 Airport RoadColorado Springs, CO 80910

(38.82471,-104.78233)
 

SKILLS

  • Office Reception
  • Office Management
  • Administrative Support
  • Customer Service
  • Data Entry
  • Program Management

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training

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