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 Butterfly Garden Interpreter (Sundays, Mondays, and Wednesdays)

Museum of Science, Boston



The Butterfly Garden Interpreter is primarily concerned with providing a high quality visitor experience through maintaining and practicing high professional standards for visitor services, informal science interpretation and care of the Museum's living collection. She/he greets visitors and engages them in subjects of plant and butterfly biology through interpretations and answering questions. The Butterfly Garden Interpreter monitors visitor activity to ensure plants and butterflies are not touched or removed from the Garden. He/She also ensures all USDA containment procedures are followed. The Butterfly Garden Interpreter assists in the training of volunteers and may on occasion supervise the operation of the garden in the absence of the Curators.


  • Assists in greeting and monitoring approximately 10,000 guests per month.
  • Assists in providing informal and formal educational presentations for up to 800 guests per day.
  • Assists in the maintenance of a 3000 sg. ft. free flight butterfly exhibit.
  • Assists in the care of the plant and animal collection, including 350 butterflies.
  • Must be available to work on holidays, school vacations and weekends as the Butterfly Garden is a 365 days a year operation.


This position is part-time, 21 hours/week, Sunday, Mondays, and Wednesdays from 9:30am - 4:30pm.



Manager, Living Collections


  • Less than one (1) year or more of informal Science Education, natural history interpretation or care of animal or plants in a zoo, aquarium, museum, or nature center experience.
  • Demonstrated public speaking ability, both one on one or with small groups of visitors.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in busy environments and working in warm, humid environments.
  • Knowledge of plants, insects and other biology and natural history topics.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of working with Butterflies and other insects in a free flight setting.


Non-Exempt (Hourly). Commensurate with experience.


Benefits for part-time, non-exempt (hourly) staff include: free parking, T accessibility, a total of 64 hours of paid time off/paid sick time, medical and vision insurance, retirement and savings plan, health care/dependent care flex spending plan, employee discounts, employee referral program, direct deposit, free admission, free Duck Tours, discounted movie passes, 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.

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

  Metro Area Boston MA
  Job Location City Boston
  Job Location State Massachusetts
  Job Location Zip 02114
  Job Location Country United States
  Job Category Customer service
  Prefered Experience 0 year(s)
  Job Type Part time
  Job Posting Date Jul. 6, 2017

Organization Details

  Organization Name Museum of Science
  Organizational Focus Museums and Historical Societies
  Contact Person Steven Marchio
  Contact Phone none posted
  Contact Fax none posted
  Contact Email
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