The Museum of Science and Industry

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David Mosena
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  • Facilitator III

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    I worked at The Museum of Science and Industry full-time

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    Pros

    Loved sharing science with children. My team was great, loved all the people, the benefits were great, lots of different experiences.

    Cons

    Not much room for growth in the same types of facilitation. You could move on to be a manager but it wasn't appealing.


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    Facilitator I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
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    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at The Museum of Science and Industry (Chicago, IL).

    Interview

    The hiring process was a delightful blend of modern technology and participatory group interviews. To begin, I applied with my resume via the www.msichicago.org website. Thankfully I didn't have to hound them for a followup because HR contacted me in the next few days by phone. This began stage two, where I collaborated via email to pick an interview date (usually monthly around the 5th). On that day, I showed up, filled out a general application with around 14 other people, and we chit chatted until it was time to move on to the group interview. This was practically a show put on by a few team managers and their superior guest services manager. The overview of the job and it's nature involved participatory questioning that allowed the interviewees to voice their opinions or understandings of the guest engagement policy/philosophy at MSI. The key here is engagement that inspires the inventive genius in everyone. Bonus points for knowing mission and vision statements.

    The last bit of the interview involved each interviewee hosting a one minute improv demonstration of some random contraption. Points go for making the presentation engaging, not so much for knowledge of physics principles and such.

    Interview Questions

    • The most difficult aspect was by far the improv presentation. We each had our pick of random baggies, and within each baggie was an item that bounced, lit up, twirled, sprung, or had some other physical sciencey thing occur. Our mission was to present this object to the whole group, engage the group through questions and/or physical interaction, and leave them with some degree of inspiration.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    My availability didn't work for the guest services team that was looking to hire from that interview. However, not a couple weeks passed before another guest services team needed a new hire and they simply looked at the notes from my group interview date and gave me a call.

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Website www.msichicago.org
Headquarters Chicago, IL
Size Unknown
Founded Unknown
Type Nonprofit Organization
Industry Transportation & Logistics
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