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Lead Guest Services Associate

Butterfly Pavilion

Full Time
Posted May 3, 2022

Title: Lead Guest Service Associate

Position Reports To: Director of Guest Services & Membership

Direct Reports: N/A

FLSA: Full Time//Non-Exempt

Salary/Hourly Rate: $17.00 per hour


About Butterfly Pavilion: Here at Butterfly Pavilion, we transform the way people think about invertebrates. These small but mighty animals that surround us are so much more than people think. They are everywhere because everything depends on them. They are the hidden heroes of the animal kingdom. As the leader in invertebrate knowledge, inspiration and connection, Butterfly Pavilion works to foster an appreciation of these critical animals by educating the public about the need to protect and care for threatened habitats globally, while conducting research for solutions in invertebrate conservation. Whether it is providing unique, hands-on learning experiences in our exhibits and educational programs, conducting new research that sets the standard for zoos across the country or building innovative solutions for species and habitat conservation in countries around the world, Butterfly Pavilion is leading the way in ensuring invertebrates are protected for the future.

Looking forward, we are committed to providing the most enriching experience for our audience, being recognized as the foremost scientific authority, and being a leading educational resource on invertebrates. To this end, Butterfly Pavilion has begun the early stages of launching a $55-million Capital Campaign to develop a brand new, state-of-the-art facility which will allow us to conserve and promote the tiny giants who are crucial to our existence. Butterfly Pavilion will break ground on the new facility in 2024.

Butterfly Pavilion’s Core Values guide us in the way we interact and connect with our stakeholders and the world around us both externally and internally:

  • Love What You Do
  • Make Science Cool
  • Go Above and Beyond
  • Lead Change
  • Know Your Stuff
  • Be Positive
  • Welcome All

These are not just words, but words for us to live by here at Butterfly Pavilion.

Position Summary: The Lead Guest Service Associate is an hourly, full-time position responsible for ensuring a world-class experience for Butterfly Pavilion’s guests. The Lead Guest Services Associate has strong interpersonal skills, a customer-service mindset, and a willingness to always assist. The Lead Guest Service Associate will work alongside the Guest Service & Membership Coordinator in the day-to-day operation of the Admissions Desk, the supervision of Guest Services Associates and the satisfaction of Butterfly Pavilion’s guests.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities:

  • Set the tone for Guest Services by creating a welcoming environment, greeting each guest as they arrive, processing their admission requests with accuracy and enthusiasm, and providing superb customer service.
  • Oversee all aspects of the admissions process, including but not limited to, cash handling, processing of coupons and discounts, providing information to guests face-to-face, via email and phone communications. Collection of admissions data, and other duties as assigned.
  • Answer all guest questions and incoming calls.
  • Be knowledgeable about all happenings at the Butterfly Pavilion, including programs, events, classes, etc. and accurately share the information with visitors through various means including face-to-face interactions, phone & email communications and social media efforts.
  • Keep all Guest Services Associates informed and updated on all happenings at the Butterfly Pavilion, including programs, events, classes, etc.
  • Act as secondary cash handler and Admissions Desk supervisor.
  • Oversee process of incoming memberships through a variety of areas including the admission desk, on-line and postal mail including data input into point of sale, and creation of membership packet.
  • In charge of data entry for all new and renewed memberships.
  • Train new Guest Services Associates methods of daily opening and closing of front desk as well as counting drawers and preparing the daily deposit.
  • Performs other duties as requested.


  • Build relationships
  • Teamwork and cooperation
  • Detail-oriented
  • Communication skills
  • Technologically Literate
  • Decision making
  • Department Knowledge
  • Conflict Resolution


  • Outgoing, self-motivated person who enjoys working with the public.
  • Ability to work effectively in an innovative, fast-paced, and multi-tasked environment.
  • Ability to work flexible hours with a varied schedule, including weekends, some evenings and holidays.
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with a wide variety of people.
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail.
  • Work well individually and as a team and have strong verbal and written communications.
  • Ability to take initiative; have good follow-through, and excellent organizational skills
  • Prior experience working in customer service, visitor services or relations, retail or tourism.
  • Experience in using Microsoft Office software, internet, and Point of Sale Systems.
  • Knowledge of selling procedures, and cash handling experience a must.
  • Experience with prioritizing and managing multiple tasks/projects to meet deadlines.
  • Skilled in time management including ability to organize, prioritize and multi-task.

Work Environment / Physical Requirements:

While performing the responsibilities of this position, these work environment characteristics are representative of the environment the position will encounter. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

At Butterfly Pavilion, the employee is occasionally exposed to moderate to loud environmental noise for extended periods of time.

While performing the responsibilities of this position, the employee is required to talk and hear. The employee is often required to sit and stand, use their hands and fingers, to handle/feel/grasp. The employee is occasionally required to reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, and to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision. Employee should be able to lift, carry and items up to 50 lbs.


How to Apply:

Butterfly Pavilion is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages people of all backgrounds to apply for open positions and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or veteran status.

Applicants must submit a Resume and Cover Letter to the following link: https://www.applicantpro.com/openings/butterflies/jobs/2343966-20970

Position is open until filled.

No phone calls or drop ins please.

Compensation: $17.00 per hour

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