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Overnight Assistant – Hermann Park

Position: Overnight Assistant – Hermann Park
Employment Status: Part-Time, Hourly
2-4 shifts a month 
Department: Education
Reports to: Overnight Program Manager
Compensation: $12.00 per hour

Job Summary:

The Education Department at the Houston Museum of Natural Science strives to provide an inspirational learning environment, promote scientific inquiry as a mode of thinking, and to engage children in the wonders of science. As part of the Overnight program staff you will help facilitate activities and lead groups around the museum. Most programs run from 6 p.m. to 9 a.m. the next day, requiring a 16-hour shift. If scheduled for a full Overnight program you will be expected to spend the night at the museum and be available to guests throughout the night should the need arise.

This position reports to the Overnight Program Manager in the Education Department.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Set up and clean the program spaces
  • Supervise and interact with children of all ages in a fun, positive way during all stages of the program
  • Facilitate activities and lead groups to their scheduled location
  • Distribute food and activity supplies
  • Deliver exceptional experiences to patrons
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Interested in and enthusiastic about various topics covered in the Museum exhibitions and programing
  • Experience with children and/or education in general is a plus
  • Must be personable and flexible
  • Able to work independently as well as part of a team


  • Well organized, able to prioritize tasks and time
  • People-oriented, respectful, friendly, engaging and willing to take initiative
  • Must be able to work weekends and evenings
  • Must be on time for all scheduled events
  • Must be comfortable going to bed late and waking up early
  • Must comply with the museum’s COVID-19 protocols

Perks of Working at HMNS Include:

  • Free access to museum exhibits, Butterfly Center, Burke Baker Planetarium and Giant Screen Theater, and satellite facilities
  • Discounted programming including museum summer camp
  • Free staff parking
  • Staff discount in the Museum Store

Application Instructions:

Submit resume to by March 4, 2023
Incomplete or late applications will not be considered

No phone calls, please

HMNS does not to respond to inquiries regarding application status.
The Houston Museum of Natural Science is an EEO Employer.


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