Guest Admissions Representative

About Us: The Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago is the largest and most interactive science museum in the Western Hemisphere. Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) exposes guests of all ages to awe-inspiring exhibitions that spark curiosity and bring science to life. MSI’s mission – to inspire the inventive genius in everyone – is realized through its world-class exhibitions and engaging guest experiences. The Museum of Science and Industry provides programs and experiences that deepen the engagement of students and teachers in science and science-related disciplines, with a vision to inspire and motivate our children to achieve their full potential in the fields of science, technology, engineering and medicine.

We offer a creative, collaborative, and innovative environment for our employees. Our employees get great perks such as: benefits starting day one of your employment, free admission to MSI for family and friends, free admission to other museums, free parking in MSI’s garage and more! If you are equally passionate about our vision and want to be surrounded by a team of dynamic, smart and innovative people, the Museum of Science and Industry is the right place for you!

The Job: We are seeking individuals who can utilize excellent customer service skills and interact with guests onsite or over the telephone to sell Museum admissions, exhibits and memberships; engage guests in a positive, fun, inclusive and educational capacity. This individual will provide compelling and personalized information while recommending event/show times to help build fun and amazing Museum experiences.  Also, will perform core operational functions of our ticketing system, way finding, and opening and closing of Museum’s ticketing operations. Cross-trained to be able to work at all Ticketing positions, as well as to work in the Entry Hall area, Lost and Found, Coat Check, Garage, Giant Dome Theater, and at all ticketing kiosks.

This is a temporary part time opportunity, 20-29 hours per week through October 2021. 

Responsibilities:

  • Provides enthusiastic and efficient customer service by answering questions regarding Museum exhibits, special attractions, providing directions and assistance, to enhance the guest experience.
  • Anticipates guest issues and is empowered to proactively solve guest issues and needs.
  • Has the curiosity and excitement to learn special attractions, exhibit content and price structure to efficiently increase sales numbers.
  • Has the ability to build personal relations with Museum members/guests to encourage repeat visits.
  • Participates in team meetings to create and discuss new sales tactics.
  • Partner with Guest Operations/Guest Experience to ensure real-time traffic flow is being communicated to ensure positive museum experiences.
  • Processes all transactions on the Museum’s ticketing system according to Museum policies and procedures.
  • Accurately balances monies through ticketing system.
  • Assists guests that appear or are lost, or guests with any issues or problems.

Qualifications:

  • 1 year college experience or 1-2 years related or relevant experience.
  • Prior computer experience (familiar with basic Windows operations, Microsoft Office and Internet) required.
  • Successful customer service experience.
  • Bi-lingual is a plus.
  • Ability to multitask (i.e. explain Museum content while actively completely ticketing transactions).
  • Ability to work in fast-paced environment while being friendly and outgoing.
  • Must be flexible in working in multiple environments (e.g. Membership, Lost and Found, Coat Check, Ticketing, Giant Dome Theater, Garage, etc.)
  • Requires evenings, weekends, and holiday availability.
  • Has the curiosity to learn Museum content and culture and is able to communicate that to guests in an engaging and inclusive way.
  • Has the ability to learn, comprehend and utilize the Museum’s ticketing system to ensure efficient and accurate transactions.
  • A positive attitude required, with a strong love for working with people in a fun, inviting atmosphere. 

The Museum of Science and Industry is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, which includes providing equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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