Here’s Your Chance To Work for Ken Ham

There’s great news from Kentucky, dear reader. There are jobs available at all the creationist enterprises of Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo), the ayatollah of Appalachia. Yes, it’s true! Hambo is hiring at his creationist ministry, Answers in Genesis (AIG), and also at his infamous, mind-boggling Creation Museum, and also at Ark Encounter, an exact replica of Noah’s Ark.

The big announcement is from ol’ Hambo himself: We’re Hiring at Answers in Genesis, the Creation Museum, and Ark Encounter!

We told you about a similar announcement last year — see Jobs Available Working for Ken Ham — but you probably didn’t have the courage to take advantage of it. Now you have another opportunity. Here are some excerpts from Hambo’s announcement, with bold font added by us for emphasis:

Would you love to use your gifts and talents to serve in a Christian ministry seeking to spread the message of biblical authority and the gospel? … We have full-time and part-time jobs available in many different areas of the ministry, with flexible schedules and seasonal opportunities (particularly at the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter). Here’s a short sample of some of the jobs available now (and keep in mind that often there is more than one opening for these titles):

Forget about the short list. Hambo gives us a link to the big list of Careers at Answers in Genesis, the Creation Museum, and the Ark Encounter.

At Answers in Genesis, you can be a Warehouse Associate. If you’re lucky enough to get that job, you will:

Perform warehouse work related to receiving, stocking shelves, and pulling, packing and shipping all outgoing orders to individual customers, resale accounts, Creation Museum bookstore, Ark Encounter gift shop and events.

Don’t like that job? Then how about Housekeeping Associate (3rd Shift – 11:30 pm to 8:30 am). The lucky person who gets that job:

Performs housekeeping and janitorial duties to help maintain high standard of cleanliness. Duties include trash pick-up, dusting furniture, sweeping, vacuuming, mopping, cleaning ceiling vents, cleaning hallways, detail restroom cleaning (private office and public spaces), floor waxing, window cleaning, etc.

As with all Hambo’s jobs, if you apply, you’ll need to submit a “Salvation testimony,” a “Creation belief statement,” and a “Confirmation of agreement with the AiG Statement of Faith.

Here are the jobs available at the Creation Museum. They need a Groundskeeper. There’s a long list of what that lucky person does. Among other duties, he:

• Keeps parking lot, walks and driveway clear of debris and litter.
• Fertilizes, irrigates and cares for all turf areas.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

As with all the other jobs, if you apply, be sure to include your Salvation testimony, Creation belief statement, and Confirmation of agreement with the AiG Statement of Faith.

Let’s move on to the Ark Encounter Jobs. There’s a big list of those too, including Parking Lot Associate. That’s described like this:

Parking Lot Associates are front-line positions that start our guests’ day in the best possible way! The Parking Lot Associates are responsible for safely directing traffic in and out of parking lots, ensuring safety of pedestrians utilizing crosswalks, and ensuring that guests are efficiently able to access the ticketing kiosks, shuttles, and so on. (Minimum Age: 18)

We have no doubt that you’ll review all the opportunities. Here’s one last excerpt from Hambo’s post:

Working at Answers in Genesis or our themed attractions, the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter, is a unique opportunity to work with like-minded believers who have a passion for reaching the church with the message of biblical authority and the lost world with the gospel.

Well, dear reader, what are you waiting for?

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13 responses to “Here’s Your Chance To Work for Ken Ham

  1. So what happened to all the current employees, did they quit after getting low pay, break their statement of faith, couldn’t take Ham’s micromanaging anymore? The various job statements don’t look like career advancing positions in any manner, I likewise suspect the pay is quite low as well. The minimum wage in KY for 2017 is a whopping $7.25/hour. I doubt Ham wants to pay any more than that.

  2. Does the minimum wage in Kentucky apply to faith-based enterprises?

  3. I wonder whether there’s money to be made ghost writing the Salvation testimony, Creation belief statement, and Confirmation of agreement with the AiG Statement of Faith. Or, perhaps templates could be sold. In any event, who wouldn’t want to work for god’s premier representative on this young earth? No jobs counting the money, though.

  4. It’s a good thing all the animals on Hambone’s ark are plastic replicas. Otherwise they’d be advertising for a few dozen stable cleaners!

  5. Hambone is now calling what they teach “science”. Does that get us closer to throwing his ass in jail for fraud ?

  6. Charles Deetz ;)

    Seems our President has a problem filling jobs, too. He needs a pledge of loyalty, kinda like Hambone.

  7. @DavidK, no doubt they are running for the exits. Job insecurity must be a constant fear for any circumspect employees of Hambo.

    Since attending church services is a requirement for the job, one could argue that employees should get minimum wage for the time they spend in church. Just signing the pledge isn’t enough, the successful (tee hee) employee of Hambo must also give references from their pastor.
    It is doubtful that the design team of the ark were true believers, especially when you read their write up about the job.
    With all the strings for employment, it is plausible that the work isn’t being done by the best suited…
    (I’m a little surprised Hambo doesn’t save the grunt work for atheists, who no doubt would be considered the epsilon sub-morons in the eyes of His High Holiness Hambo.)

  8. Hiring for the Ghostbusters, 1984:

    JANINE MELNITZ: Do you believe in UFOs, astral projections, mental telepathy, ESP, clairvoyance, spirit photography, telekinetic movement, full trance mediums, the Loch Ness monster and the theory of Atlantis?

    WINSTON ZEDDEMORE: Ah, if there’s a steady paycheck in it, I’ll believe anything you say.

    [Now why did this movie quote suddenly pop up in my head?]

  9. “Associate” and “front-line position” are those “human resources” jargon which are supposed to make people feel good about jobs without any effort on the part of the bosses (such as pay, working conditions, or treatment).

  10. @TomS While it seems a bit deceptive, the (soon to be unemployed) Hambo wage slave will appreciate that it “looks good on a résumé”.

  11. And just how is Ham’s park doing these days? Not well.
    Ken Ham’s Creationist ‘Ark Park’ Isn’t Doing So Well, So Naturally He Wants To Expand
    http://www.au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation/ken-ham-s-creationist-ark-park-isn-t-doing-so-well-so-naturally-he-wants-to

  12. Eric Lipps

    I’m not even sure it’s constitutional to require prospective hires to provide “[a]Salvation testimony, Creation belief statement, and Confirmation of agreement with the AiG Statement of Faith.” It would be like requiring all job seekers at a Catholic university to swear they were Catholic as a condition of employment, regardless of the job involved.

  13. I’m not sure that it is not legal (constitutional or other) in the USA.
    I recall once getting a cold-call from an employment agency about a job, when they asked some sort of vague question about whether religion played a role in my life. I told them that that was none of their business, and the caller (I sort of felt sorry for him) tried to play it down, making it sound like Humanist would be OK.