Skip to the content

Work with Us!

Our vision is to be the leading cultural destination in the Great Lakes Bay Region, and a leader at the state and national level. Known and respected for our diverse, entertaining and education programming in art, science and humanities, we will inspire both audiences and participants.

Current Employment Opportunities:

 

Position: Bartender/Concessionaire
Group/Department: Centralized Services
Supervisor: Food & Beverage Manager
Classification: Part-Time Hourly, Non-Exempt
Hours/Salary: Number of shifts varies based on Center performance and event schedule. Shifts are typically 4-6+ hours, Thurs. – Sat., Salary: Minimum wage plus a split of tips.


Email or Mail Cover Letter and Resume to Apply:
Tina Siegmund
HR, Payroll & Benefits Manager
Midland Center for the Arts
1801 W. St. Andrews
Midland, MI 48640
Email: [email protected]
Overview:
Under the supervision of the Food & Beverage Manager this position is responsible for providing exceptional customer service in relation to operations of the bar and concession services at Midland Center for the Arts.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Report for assigned shift on time, dressed appropriately and with a positive attitude.
  • Prepare opening set-up for bar or concession area, so that service begins at scheduled time.
  • Maintain a pleasant attitude and professional appearance while on duty and stay
  • guest focused.
  • Ensure accurate cash handling and use of POS system.
  • Interact with customers while taking orders, assess customers’ needs and
  • preferences and be able to make recommendations.
  • As a concessionaire, basic knowledge of wine and beer. As a bartender, knowledgeable of wine, beer, and basic mixed drinks.
  • Check patrons' identification in order to ensure that they meet minimum age requirements for consumption of alcoholic beverages and follow safe drinking
  • guidelines when serving customers.
  • Maintain accurate inventory sheets including counting beer, bottled liquor, wine, cups, mixers, sodas, general bar supplies, etc., both prior to and at end of event.
  • Accurately fill out and initial all paperwork required for bar/concession operations.
  • Other opening, restocking, closing duties as assigned by manager.
  • TIPS or other alcohol training certification preferred.

Qualifications/Requirements:
  • Must have flexible schedule, willing to work primarily nights and weekends
  • Previous bartending experience preferred, however, concession shifts do not require experience
  • 21+ years of age preferred. Minimum age requirement of 18.
  • Ability to pass administered tests and certifications as required
  • Have basic knowledge of beer & wine for concession service.
  • Have knowledge of common drink recipes for bartending.
  • Possess basic math skills, ability to handle money and operate a cash register.
  • Be able to work in a standing position for up to six (6) hours at a time.
  • Be comfortable engaging guests in general conversation.
  • Be able to multi-task in a fast paced environment while maintaining a positive attitude.

Position: Center Educator
Group/Department: Education
Supervisor: Director of Education
Classification: Non-exempt, Part Time
Hours/Salary: up to 29 hours per week (depending on tours)


Email or Mail Cover Letter and Resume to Apply:
Tina Siegmund
HR, Payroll & Benefits Manager
Midland Center for the Arts
1801 W. St. Andrews
Midland, MI 48640
Email: [email protected]
General Purpose of Position:
The main role of the Center Educator is to be responsible for seeing that visitors have an enjoyable and educational time when visiting the Midland County Historical Society Museums, hands-on exhibits and art
galleries at the Alden B. Dow Museum of Science & Art. The Center Educator will also facilitate tours, presentations, outreach programs, camps, general events and classes relating to museums exhibitions and
provides activities in the science and art studios. Center educators will also assist in planning and organizing for the education department. Promotes the museums and supports the mission of the Center.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Provide an informative and enjoyable museum experience in a positive, helpful and professional
    manner.
    • Greet and serve all guests to the museums on a daily basis in a positive professional manner.
    • Greet, in a positive manner, arriving school buses to inform students of the rules of visiting the museum.
    • Learn materials and activities that will enable them to facilitate an exciting experience for all visitors.
    • Maintain a working knowledge of all current exhibits or program offerings and help guests, school groups and public patrons, use the interactive exhibit areas. Provide additional resources to answer guests’ questions.
    • Must be able to support learning by providing and encouraging positive guest experiences.
    • Ability to adjust programs and experiences to the age level of the group.
    • Relate what is being displayed or described to something within the experience of the visitor.
    • Demonstrate adaptability to a highly flexible environment and schedule.
  • Lead hands-on programs including scout workshops, homeschool classes, outreach programs, camps and interactive presentations.
  • Lead engaging art and science, and history tours with provided script.
  • Maintain control of a large number of children for the duration of the program. Work with children in non-threatening, educational and creative ways.
  • Utilize a variety of communication techniques such as question and answer, use of props, and management of hands-on opportunities.
  • Display professionalism and a positive attitude in all dealings with the public.
  • Work as a facilitator on the floor of the museum, including evenings, weekends and special events as needed.
  • Work in the Spark!Lab as a Spark!Lab facilitator when needed.
  • Ensure the safety of all patrons as well as the museum exhibits and facility. Report any issues to Director of Education and Facilities.
  • Upholds Center mission by engaging visitors in educational activities through science and art.
  • Required attendance at meetings and trainings.
  • Assist School and Public Program Coordinator with supply inventory, organization of storage spaces, and other duties assigned.

Qualifications/Requirements:
  • Candidate will have a clear vision of requirements of guest satisfaction and a vision of the educational experience; whether it be guided tours, Center programs or outreach opportunities.
  • Candidates must be able to learn materials and activities that will enable them to facilitate an exciting experience for all visitors.
  • Candidates shall possess excellent communication and inter-personal skills, have the ability to work in a dynamic and sometimes crowded and noisy environment - walking and standing for extended
    periods required.
  • Teaching or interpretive experience preferred.
  • Ability to present in front of large groups of people.
  • Ability to work weekends and evenings.

Education and Experience Requirements:
  • High school Diploma or equivalent
  • Knowledge and experience with history, art and/or science
  • Experience working with children preferred

Position Title: Youth & Public Program Assistant
Supervisor: School & Public Program Manager
Classification: Part Time/ Up to 29 hours per week
Last Updated: March 5, 2020


Email or Mail Cover Letter and Resume to Apply:
Tina Siegmund
HR, Payroll & Benefits Manager
Midland Center for the Arts
1801 W. St. Andrews
Midland, MI 48640
Email: [email protected]
General Purpose of Position:
Under the direction of the School & Public Program Manager, the Youth & Public Program Assistant will be responsible for the preparation and impletmentation of all public programs and youth classes and camps at the Center at at Heritage Park.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a comprehensive listing of public program activities for the Center in order to promote and sell activities, serve as a point of contact internally and externally for the program.
  • Purchase and prepare supplies for youth and public programs, including:
    • Family Discovery Days- including STEM events
    • Studio Saturday Workshops
    • Spring and Summer Camps
    • Members Events
    • Special Events
    • Pre-show Activities
    • Homeschool and Young Explorer Workshops
    • Heritage Park Weekends
  • Assist with event-day setups as needed.
  • Assist School & Public Program Manager in the training, scheduling, and support of youth and public program volunteers.
  • Assist in the development of activity plans, table top signs, and supplemental materials for public programs and classes
  • Assist in logistics, coordination and management of Summer Camp program
  • Assist in activity schedules and setup for Spark!Lab
  • Staff Spark!Lab 1-4 days per week as needed.
  • Additional duties as assigned

Preferred Knowledge and Experience

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the necessary functions of this position:
  • Bachelors degree (completed or in progress) in art, education, history, or science preferred
  • High school diploma required
  • Experience in an educational or event setting, implementing youth and public programs in an informal or formal education setting
Special Conditions of Employment

  • Must have ability to interact with diverse audiences and age groups to help facilitate outreaches and school/ group programming
  • Must be a professional, reliable, motivated team player with strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • This position requires the ability to work a variable schedule, including evenings and weekends.
  • Must be able to lift and carry 30 lbs.
  • Must be able to stand for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to move easily up and down stairs.

Position Title: Summer Education Assistant
Supervisor: School & Public Program Manager
Classification: Part Time non-exempt/ Up to 29 hours per week Seasonal (June 3rd -- August 26th )
Last Updated: March 3, 2020


Email or Mail Cover Letter and Resume to Apply:
Tina Siegmund
HR, Payroll & Benefits Manager
Midland Center for the Arts
1801 W. St. Andrews
Midland, MI 48640
Email: [email protected]
General Purpose of Position:
Summer Education Assistant is responsible for assisting with the Summer Camp Program and additional educational programs occurring at the Alden B. Dow Museum and Heritage Park throughout the summer. The Summer Education Assistant will assist the Youth & Public Programs Assistant, School & Public Programs Manager and Director of Education with check-in and check-out, before care and after care, administrative work, snack preparations and lunch supervision. The Assistant will help prepare supplies, materials, and rosters for the Summer Camp Program as well as additional educational programs, including History Weekends at Heritage Park.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Attend all training sessions.
  • Provide supervision for campers before or after camp sessions and during supervised lunchtime.
  • Provide assistance in summer camp classroom when needed.
  • Maintain inventory of educational supplies and assist with the preparation of materials for upcoming programs.
  • Assist with administrative duties including camp rosters, camp forms, lesson plan and print out organization, inventory.
  • Must understand and enforce classroom management policies and procedures when in the classroom and outside of the classroom (including during visits to the museum(s) and Dow Gardens/ Whiting Forest)
  • Acts as a professional representative of the Center.
  • Be familiar with other camps and Center programs as they are offered and suggest classes and programs that may interest visitors.
  • Be familiar with the history and mission of the museum and Center.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Preferred Knowledge and Experience

  • CPR/ First Aid Certification preferred
  • High school diploma required
  • Must have previous experience working with children
  • Must have excellent customer service skills
  • Must be a self-starter
  • Must have excellent organizational skills
Special Conditions of Employment

  • Must have valid driver’s license
  • Must have ability to interact with diverse audiences and age groups
  • Must be able to lift and carry 30 lbs.
  • Must be able to stand for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to move easily up and down stairs.
Compensation: $9.65/hour

Deadline: First round of applications will be reviewed beginning March 30, 2020

Job openings are posted as they become available. Resumes and applications are accepted only when a position is posted.

Join Our Team

We are looking for a candidate that is passionate about the arts, has a professional and enthusiastic attitude, is a team player, believes quality really does matter, is creative, self-motivated, and can communicate effectively!

More to Know

Volunteer in Costume Shop

Be a Part of the Center

Support important art and science activities, learn new skills and meet interesting people.

Annual Report

A season recap of exciting performances and exhibitions, continued growth and overall success.
Donors walking through art gallery

Join Our Circle of Friends

Individual donors are major influencers of Midland Center for the Arts' direction with cultural entertainment and education opportunities in the Great Lakes Bay region.
Family playing with Exhibit at the Museum

Alden B. Dow Museum and Heritage Park Membership

Join one or both of our museums to support science, art and history in the Great Lakes region. 5 membership levels available!