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Taught me to Love Museum Education

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Former Employee - Exhibit Manager  in  Philadelphia, PA
Former Employee - Exhibit Manager in Philadelphia, PA

I worked at Academy of Natural Sciences part-time for less than a year

Pros

Working at the Academy, you learn so much on a daily basis, so that you are constantly growing an developing. The people who work there are wonderful as are the visitors, so it is a great experience on the whole! Everyone works as a team and there is always room for improvement and growth. You never feel stagnant or bored at this job, and you always feel a sense of community.

Cons

The only downside was the salary. $8/hour just will not get you very far, especially being as they do not give a raise for 2 years and even that is $0.25...HOWEVER, you have to remember, this is nonprofit, and it is an opportunity you will not find anywhere else. And if the salary is too low for you, it is such a prestigious museum that working there becomes a wonderful stepping stone to other museums if you feel the need to move up.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

You guys are doing a GREAT job, I have no advice other than keep up the good work!

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    Non-profit organization with many talented, forward-thinking scientists and educators on the cutting edge of science.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Academy of Natural Sciences full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Some of the most talented people I have ever worked with.

    Cons

    New leadership emphasizes doing more with less on an already over-taxed employee base and if an employee whimpers even a little (i.e. needs time off for family, heath, etc), he/she is told you aren't "the right kind of employee for the organization."

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    Diversity comes in more forms than just visible diversity. Value ALL of your employees.

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