Guest Experience Associate

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Deadline to Apply:

Sunday, March 13, 2016, 11:30pm



Sausalito, CA
United States

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Core Competencies:

  • Strong communication, inter-personal, and writing skills.
  • Ability to provide exceptional customer service to a variety of audiences.
  • Self-directed and ability to take initiative and see projects through to completion with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to communicate well and work as part of a multidisciplinary team to advance the mission of The Center.

Specific duties:

  • Approach and interact with guests to personalize their Center experience
  • Provide information related to the Center’s mission, core work, patients, exhibits and programs; as well as opportunities to support the Center’s work (e.g. volunteering, membership, donations).
  • Serve as a mentor and guide for a core group of guest experience volunteers.  Serve as a contact and point person for volunteers throughout the day as questions arise.
  • Lead tours of the public areas of the Center to visiting groups, and collaborate with the Guest Experience Team to create alternative tour experiences.
  • Stay abreast of Center and marine science news to be able to inform and enhance programs and inform the public
  • Troubleshoot and diffuse potentially negative guest situations with a high level of hospitality and minimal supervision, and coordinate needed communication across the Guest Experience Team
  • Assists in responding to (or directing) the departmental email account and public phone information requests.
  • Assist in oversight of public areas of the facility for safety, visitor amenities (brochures, clean restrooms, etc) and general maintenance
  • Adhere to The Center's personnel policies and procedures as defined in the employee handbook and as communicated by management.


  • Bachelor’s degree in education, natural sciences or related field.
  • At least 1-2 years’ experience in leading tours or programs for school and/or adult audiences
  • Experience working with volunteers.
  • Program development and evaluation experience is highly desirable.
  • Ability to stand/walk up to 4 hours without a break
  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 30 pounds
  • Ability to complete tasks in a productive, proactive manner
  • Ability to multi-task efficiently and prioritize deliverables regularly
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • “Can-do” attitude and willing to take on new projects as needed

This is a part time position reporting to the Guest Experience Manager. The ideal candidate can offer 3 days (24 hours) per week, including Saturdays.  Time off must be arranged in advance.

This position will begin the first week of April and run through September 10, 2016. 

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How to Apply:

Please send a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to Please put "Guest Experience Associate" in the subject line. Please no phone calls or faxed submissions.