This morning I realized I haven’t really mentioned to y’all what I’m doing at the Creation Museum; therefore today we get to have a very mini tour of my workspace.
So, I’m officially a Generalist, which means I can be moved around in the different departments, but so far I’ve been in retail since I got there and will be for the foreseeable future – something I’m quite happy about.
The Creation Museum features two bookstores/bookshops, one on each level. They’re called Dragon Hall (which has epic medieval features, including knights and a reading dragon) and Legacy Hall (which is downstairs just outside of an auditorium that features a lot of speakers and music). Then there’s also an area in the portico of the museum that has Fair Trade items.
I’ve worked in all three places, with the majority of my time being spent in Dragon Hall and Fair Trade (my favorite!). What I do out in Fair Trade differs greatly from in Dragon Hall, because most of the time in Fair Trade I’m interacting with a lot of people about Creation Museum information in general, because it’s right inside the door.
That means I get to answer a lot of questions about where to rent wheelchairs, where the bathrooms are, where the Guest Services desk is, when certain shows are playing, etc… I also get to explain about Fair Trade a lot and that’s fun. (If you don’t know about Fair Trade, you should totally look it up.)
Plus when I’m working out in Fair Trade I get to make sure all the displays look correct, arrange things how I see fit, and generally feel like a princess holding court over her domain. It’s pretty great.
In Dragon hall I spend a lot of time at my register, once again answering questions, but this time mainly about what we do and don’t sell. Also, I get to hear the same jokes over and over again from different customers, which is mildly amusing to me. (Like, whenever I’m using the pen to check hundred dollar bills, they’re always like “It’s good! I printed it this morning.”) 😉
While in Dragon Hall a fair amount of time is also spent pricing items, checking them off lists, and putting various stickers (like sale, etc…) on them. This is actually surprisingly fun to me, considering it’s the same action over and over and over again. It reminds me of when I was a kid and we used to stamp postcards that my dad was sending out for his business.
I really wasn’t sure what to expect when I started working at the museum, and the first week I found the tasks mildly boring and the questions completely overwhelming. Now though? Well, I’m still slightly overwhelmed at times, but work goes by a lot faster and I have fun. It’s great getting to know so many new people, learn how the system runs, make friends with my co-workers, and as always, find a new routine.
And now I’ve got to run to work before I’m late. Have a fantastic day, y’all! And, if you have any questions I’d be happy to answer them. 😉
P.S. I’m in Fair Trade all day today, so YAY!