Employment Openings: February 2018

By OSC on February 19, 2018 in Employment, What's New
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Opportunity to join the most exciting museum in Orlando!

Effective February 2018

Apply by emailing resume to: HRSpecialist@osc.org.


 

OSC’s Guiding Principles
  • Act with the highest integrity.
  • Commitment to excellence.
  • Embrace teamwork and collaboration.
  • Treat all with respect.
  • Be innovative.
  • Be a responsible steward of all resources.

 


Full Time Positions

Director of Education Operations

Full time benefited position. This working director position oversees the operations of the Education Department in accordance with Orlando Science Center policies. The Director reports to the Vice President of Education to ensure programs are meeting the strategic plan and annual goals of the organization. This individual manages the teams who run all fee-based education programs and oversee the daily operations across the division. It is the role of this individual to ensure the timely, cost effective and high quality execution of fee-based programs from concept to the final product.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Provides guidance and direction to the education managers in the administration of operations and employee management.
  • Ensures departmental goals are reached including; revenue goals, attendance, operations and logistics for all fee-based education programs.
  • Works closely with Director of STEM Learning and Engagement to ensure all programs are of the highest quality and align with the STEM Discovery Center goals and brand.
  • Supervises the operations of the department.
  • Supervises staff recruitment, training, and personnel evaluations.
  • Ensures all areas adhere to Science Center practices for financial administration, human resources, payroll and other activities.
  • Ensures the team is consistently delivering on expectations and reports to management.
  • Routinely serves in the capacity of Manager on Duty (MOD) for the building.
  • Demonstrates commitment to OSC’s vision, mission and values.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours including early mornings, nights and weekends as necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

 

Qualification and Education Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of five years of relevant experience.
  • Previous experience in high-volume organizations managing complex teams in an informal education environment.
  • Direct experience managing and overseeing large budgets and operations.
  • Proven administrative abilities and demonstrated writing skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast pace, team oriented environment.
  • Ability to establish and maintain an effective rapport with all levels of management, employees and museum visitors.
  • Excellent communication skills; presentation and public speaking.
  • Reliable, organized, self-starter. Ability to work with little direct supervision.
  • Enthusiastic, friendly, outgoing; must love working with people.

 

Preferred Skills

Knowledge of informal education and museum practices.

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to stand for extended periods of time. Must be able to lift 25lbs.

Graphic Artist

Full time benefited position. The graphic artist is responsible for developing and designing the external and internal graphic image of the Orlando Science Center. This position requires a creative problem solver with the ability to manipulate and enhance the “image guide lines” set by our advertising consultant. This will be achieved through the use of a wide range of electronic and/or printed graphic materials, involving a variety of integrated steps and processes, and requiring extensive knowledge of specialized, multi-faceted design concepts and media. The graphic designer will also need to create complex, original graphic design and comprehensive layout concepts for multiple advertising avenues included but not limited to periodical, newspaper, billboard, posters, flyers, brochures and magazine layouts. They must be able to takes initiative, be a problem-solver, be highly computer literate and is knowledgeable both on MAC and PC.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Assures the graphic image and consistent look is maintained throughout all collateral material and advertising campaigns. Helps enforce, develop and improve the graphic image for the Orlando Science Center.
  • Conceptualizes, plans, designs, and produces a wide range of specialized graphic and/or illustrative material, to include multimedia concepts, as appropriate.
  • Works with VP of Communications, Creative Manager and Marketing Manager to ascertain priorities and needs, and to develop graphic directions, concepts, and specifications for assigned projects.
  • Plans production schedules for the various steps in the design process workflow.
  • Identifies, selects, and coordinates vendors for printing and publication services, as appropriate to the project; may write and process requests for proposals for printing requisitions; identifies and recommends contractors, such as printers and illustrators.
  • Oversees and coordinates the production process; and selects appropriate production media and materials, such as ink and paper; inspects proofs for accuracy and adherence to appropriate production standards.
  • Provides technical advice and guidance, and serves as liaison with and printing representatives on design and technical graphics issues.
  • Participates in production and/or marketing planning group sessions and meetings.
  • Works with writers directly to assure accuracy and efficiency of all collateral material.
  • May coordinate a graphics or photographic library and/or maintain digital records.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
  • Provide technical support and general maintenance of the graphics computers.
  • Basic updating and knowledge of the digital signage system.

 

 

Qualification and Education Requirements

Associate Degree or higher. A portfolio and experience that are directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Takes initiative, is a problem-solver, is highly computer literate and is knowledgeable both on MAC and PC.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of graphic design.
  • Ability to create and produce graphic materials using a range of media, methods, techniques, and equipment.
  • Ability to compile and prepare graphic schedules, and work plans.
  • Knowledge of available external graphic design, printing, publication, and associated resources.
  • Knowledge of printing and/or reproduction processes and techniques.
  • Knowledge of graphic layout and photographic requirements and procedures.
  • Knowledge of the following software tools: Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign; Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

 

Preferred Skills

Illustration experience (primarily computer-drawn, secondarily hand-drawn); Exhibit/Informational content design experience (thematic layout and design for exhibits, theme parks, hands-on experiences, etc.)

Physical Requirements:

Use of Xacto or other cutting blades and straight edges in production of large format printed materials, use of laminators and grommet punches, ability to lift 50 lbs, ability to push/pull 100 lbs and sit for an extended period of time. Ability to safely use ladders for installation of wall graphics and signs.

Development Specialist

Full time benefited position. The Development Specialist serves in a supporting role as a member of the Development Department with a focus on Corporation and Foundation giving, enabling the team to build sustainable relationships that support Orlando Science Center. Must be able to work efficiently and with attention to detail in a fast-paced environment that requires adaptability to shifting priorities, a sense of urgency and commitment to excellence.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Manages donor recognition for the Development Department by accurately maintaining recognition information and implementing updates/additions to recognition in publications and on donor wall, signage, and the website. Responsible for all corporate recognition and deliverables for special events and the Corporate Partnership program.
  • Manages the silent auction for fundraising events, including securing all auction items, event set up, and acknowledgement.
  • Coordinates list development and invitations for VIP events, reaches out to potential VIP’s, makes follow-up calls, and prepares any event materials needed.
  • Process, renew, and ensure timely distribution of all Board of Trustees memberships annually.
  • Coordinates Development Department’s input for annual Community Impact Report and SCOPE magazine; works with marketing/graphics to ensure accuracy and timeliness.
  • Assists with database administration, maintaining accurate records, reports, list development, and special projects as needed.
  • Assists with prospect research, analyzing information to assess capacity, propensity, and linkages, and compiling profiles and biographies as appropriate.
  • Provides logistical support for all development-related events, and other fundraising activities, including but not limited to determine appropriate announcements and raffle items to promote, manages the guest list, manages the silent auction check out, manages all aspects of guest registration.
  • Ensure proper presentation of materials and other deliverables as necessary in support of the Development team.
  • Represents the Development team at monthly cross departmental project meetings.
  • Utilize best practices to ensure proper acknowledgement, recognition, and stewardship of corporate donors.
  • Serves as the development database (Tessitura) administrator, manages moves, input, and reports that allow the department to assess progress. Also oversees TRG Community Database, iWave, and Donor Search systems for wealth screening, list development, and donor prospect review.
  • Manages department interns and volunteers, including scheduling and project assignment.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Qualification and Education Requirements

Minimum of Bachelor’s degree; excellent research and writing skills. Ability to work in a fast paced environment and respond to changing needs.

 

 

Physical Requirements:

Sit for an extended period of time, ability to lift 30 pounds, ability to participate in weekend and after-hours events.

Barista (Coffee Spot Manager)

Full-time benefited position. Responsible for ensuring Florida State regulations and Orlando Science Center standards are met in coffee and food handling. Providing exceptional service to OSC visitors and educating the OSC visitor on coffee history.

 

Essential Job Functions:
  • Knowledgeable about all menu items and beverages served.
  • Able to answer guest’s questions regarding such with confidence and accuracy.
  • Is able to maintain the operation and prepares all coffee drinks to specification.
  • Has complete knowledge and skill of operating/maintaining coffee equipment for daily use.
  • Responsible for ordering, maintaining and stocking all retail items.
  • Maintain a clean, organized, and sanitized work area.
  • Adhere to health and safety standards at all times.
  • Screen, hire, coach, schedule all PT cashiers/baristas.
  • Able to effectively explain the “journey of coffee.”
  • Must work well independently and be very results-driven.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with team members and visitors.
  • Must have open availability and will be required to work opening, mid shift and/or closing shifts.
Qualifications & Education Requirements:
  • Certified Cupper, Barista or other comparable certification a plus.
  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred.
  • 1-2 years of customer service MANAGEMENT experience.
Preferred Skills:
  • Proficient with Microsoft office and point of sales applications.
  • Barista, customer service or hospitality experience preferred.
  • Exceptional time management skills, detail-oriented and well organized.
  • Able to schedule and manage a team of 3 or more part time employees.
  • Able to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Cash handling required.
Physical Requirements:

Ability to stand for an extended period of time. Ability to lift, carry, push or pull 30 pounds. Ability to climb flights of stairs, bend, twist, reach and turn with complete flexibility.

Manager of Exhibit Maintenance

Full-time position. The manager of Exhibit Maintenance provides administrative and operational support to the Exhibits department. The Manager of Exhibit Maintenance will be expected to assist management to oversee non-exempt exhibit staff and volunteers, complete tasks with minimal supervision, and demonstrate excellent quality control skills.

The secondary responsibility for this position is to coordinate traveling exhibit logistics and oversee contract labor for traveling exhibits. This includes coordinating and delegating tasks with the traveling exhibits crew to ensure safe and timely load-in and load-out.

 

Essential Job Functions:
  • Must be able to work weekends.
  • Works with a high degree of independence on multiple projects in parallel.
  • Produce a detailed schedule that highlights the staffing assignments for exhibit projects and tasks.
  • Work with operations team and update exhibits calendar with facility wide events and operational experiences to staff accordingly.
  • Ensure all pertinent staff documents and training materials are updated as necessary.
  • Coordinate training and schedules for exhibit staff and volunteers.
  • Perform regular quality control evaluations on exhibit maintenance operations.
  • Give direct and significant creative input to the exhibit development and design team.
  • Able to problem solve with flexibility and demonstrate good judgment in a variety of situations.
  • Conduct proper start up and /or shut down of all exhibits and halls on a daily basis.
  • Perform opening rounds and accurately document which exhibits are operational, partially operational, off the floor and inoperative on floor.
  • Ability to install and troubleshoot electronic and electrical components.
  • Take a proactive role with the maintenance team to identify problems and repair (in a timely manner) all mechanical and electrical exhibit components.
  • Recommend improvements to existing components to decrease M&R incidents to the Exhibit Management; make such improvements or work with fabricators to construct such improvements.
  • Assist in unloading, set up, takedown and loading of temporary and permanent exhibits.
  • Maintain a clean, safe work environment by demonstrating a thorough knowledge of tools and equipment; follow proper safety procedures associated with each tool equipment / material.
Qualifications & Education Requirements:
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent.
  • College Diploma or 3-5 years related experience.
Preferred Skills:

The candidate should have experience in operations or management, teaching either informally or in a classroom, and demonstrate exemplary customer service skills. Strong organizational skills and time management is desirable. Candidate should accept, respect and be responsive to diversity. First aid certification is desirable.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Organization, ability to work without direct supervision.
  • Excellent time management skills and attention to detail.
Physical Requirements:

Able to lift, push and/or pull 50 lbs. Able to climb ladders and work from genie and scissors lifts at varying heights. Able to stand or walk for extended periods of time.

Youth & Family Programs Coordinator

Full-time position. The Youth and Family Programs Coordinator is responsible for the operations and implementation of OSC Camps and classes programs. Directly responsible for overseeing and maintaining quality control of all programming and demonstrate strong organizational and time management skills. The Coordinator provides administrative and operational support to the Education Manager of Camps and Classes, with emphasis on customer service, daily operations and scheduling, to ensure quality control.

 

Essential Job Functions:
  • Work in conjunction with the Education Managers of Camps and Classes to supervise the development and operations of Camps and Afterschool programs.
  • Oversee the daily/weekly implementation of these programs.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in all programs and deliver programs as needed.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the Tessitura and Active ticketing system.
  • Coordinate the development of all marketing efforts for the department’s programs. Monitor enrollment and marketing efforts to ensure attendance goals.
  • Coordinate administrative and programming requirements with other departments and other divisions as needed.
  • Develop and execute program evaluations for all programs on a consistent basis, monitoring results and adjusting programs and operations as needed.
  • Evaluate, recruit, hire and schedule program staff as required.
  • Responsible for daily coordinating of instructors, counselors and volunteers.
  • Responsible for supervising campers to and from daily activities, ensuring that all campers are accounted for at ALL times.
  • Responsible for check in and check-out procedures, including early care and/or late care.
  • Responsible for parent communication to ensure guest satisfaction.
  • Responsible for implementing safety rules and compliance to the OSC camp behavior policy.
  • Work in conjunction with the Education Manager of Camps and Classes to maintain camp compliance to American Camping Association standards per accreditation guidelines.
  • Compile, copy, sort, and file camp records and other important documentation as required by the American Camp Association.
  • Provides administrative and operational support to the Education Managers.
  • Able to apply problem solving and demonstrate good judgment to complete project tasks.
  • Able to deal with problems involving variables in standardized situations.
Qualifications & Education Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
  • 1-2 years relevant work experience with summer camps and out of school time programs.
  • Highly organized, with strong attention to detail and ability to multi-task a must.
  • Excellent communication skills; presentation and public speaking.
  • Reliable, organized, self-starter. Ability to work with little direct supervision.
  • Excellent customer service skills; enthusiastic, friendly, outgoing; must love working with children and people.
  • Qualified candidates should be able to sign an affidavit of good moral Character (as per ACA).

 

Preferred Skills:

The candidate should have experience in operations or management, teaching either informally or in a classroom, and demonstrate exemplary customer service skills. Strong organizational skills and time management is desirable. Candidate should accept, respect and be responsive to diversity. First aid certification is desirable.

  • Knowledge of summer camp and afterschool practices.
  • Experience coordinating events or programs.
  • Experience overseeing staff.
  • Experience working with budgets and high-volume organizations.

 

Physical Requirements:
  • Must be able to stand for extended periods of time. Must be able to lift 25lbs.
Limitations & Disclaimer:

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position.

All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.  Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees.

Educator

Full time benefited position. The daily functions of this position consist of but are not limited to: Engaging and educating children in preschool-12th grade about various sciences with the use of demonstrations and hands-on activities in an informal setting. The Educator will deliver educational content in one the following ways: classroom instruction on and off museum grounds, large capacity auditorium programming on and off museum grounds, and floor demonstrations. Educators will be expected to study curriculum and supplementary materials to gain proficiency in the sciences taught by the institution and improve upon existing content knowledge and teaching/presentation skills. Further, Educators will be responsible for designing, prototyping, and writing curriculum for the Education Department.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Responsible for delivering OSC curriculum and engaging students and guests in hands-on activities and demonstrations.
  • Write and develop all science curricula for the Education Department including; camps, overnights, and school programs.
  • Assist with the training of new education staff and seasonal employees.
  • Complete program evaluations of education staff and provide feedback to management as needed.
  • Update existing programs and content as needed.
  • Ensure age appropriateness in all programs and alignment with order of instruction, scouting requirements, and science benchmarks.
  • School based curriculum will include pre and post activities and will require assessment.
  • Maintains a safe and secure environment for guests and staff.
  • Keeps current in science and education related to OSC’s content and exhibits.
  • Demonstrates commitment to OSC’s vision, mission and values.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours including early mornings, nights and weekends as necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Qualification and Education Requirements
  • Qualified candidates should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in science, education, or communications, with college course work in science or equivalent combination of education and experience or hold an Associate’s Degree and seeking a Bachelors degree with experience. A valid driver’s license is required.
  • Applicant should have experience in curriculum development for an informal setting (museum, zoo, nature preserve).
  • Working knowledge of Science and Engineering process skills
Preferred Skills
  • Ability to follow basic instructions.
  • Strong customer service skills.
  • Professional communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Excellent organizational, analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Good attention to detail.
  • Excellent coordination and project management skills, including ability to take initiative.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Ability to present science process and content in an engaging way with a diverse population of learners.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and tasks at once.
  • Visual, perceptual, cognitive and judgment ability in order to recognize and respond appropriately to safety and security issues
  • Understanding of confidentiality and protocol.
Physical Requirements:
  • Must be able to stand for long periods and be able to lift 30 lbs.
Preschool Teacher

Full time benefited position. Responsible for the general supervision and management of a class of preschool (3 – 5 yr) children, planning and executing the Early Childhood education program in accordance with the goals, objectives and standards set forth by the Orlando Science Center Preschool in alliance with Early Childhood developmentally appropriate practices, FL Department of Children and Families licensing requirements, “Creative Curriculum”, NAEYC and Voluntary PreKindergarten (VPK) standards and guidelines.

Instruct children (3 – 5 yr) in activities designed to promote social/emotional, physical and intellectual growth needed to be successful individuals related to their peer group, environment and community.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Responsible for implementing the Science Center’s STEM practices and methodologies for early childhood, and engaging students and families in hands-on learning in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
  • Establish clear objectives for lessons, units, themes, activities and projects and communicate them to children.
  • Teach basic skills such as colors, shapes, number and letter recognition, personal hygiene and social skills. Set the example of learning, proper eating habits and personal hygiene.
  • Provide variety of materials and resources for children to explore, manipulate and use, both in learning activities and imaginative play. Prepare materials and classroom for activities. Organize and label materials and a child’s work that is appropriate age and perceptual skills.
  • Establish and maintain rules for behavior and procedures in regards to class control. Greet all arriving and departing children and their parents/guardian. Open communication with children, families, Director and Preschool staff.
  • Organize and direct activities/materials to promote physical, mental, social development such as games, art, music/movement, story telling. Arrange indoor and outdoor space to facilitate creative play, motor development and safety. Maintain the safety and health standards of the classroom and outdoor space through cleaning, visual and personal inspection.
  • Use literacy, science, technology, engineering, math, and motor development for individual, small and large group activities to provide children opportunities to observe, question and investigate.
  • Observe and evaluate a child’s performance, behavior, social development and physical health to be discussed with Director, parents/guardian and other childhood resources to help in providing the best methods of learning for the child. Daily, weekly and monthly Preschool and VPK assessments will be conducted in accordance with guidelines and standards.
  • Follow and adhere to all administrative policies and rules governing the Preschool and its employees.
  • Maintain and complete daily attendance of children in class.
  • Work together with other Preschool Teachers, Assistants, Director and OSC Education staff to provide appropriate programs, activities and projects.
  • Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, and workshops, in service trainings in order to maintain and improve professional competence.
  • Maintains a safe and secure environment for all guests and staff.
  • Demonstrates commitment to OSC’s vision, mission and values.
  • Must be able to travel and work flexible hours including early mornings, nights and weekends as necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications and Education Requirements
  • Must be at least 21 years old and meet the requirements of the licensing agencies.
  • A degree (Associate or above) in Child Development, Early Childhood, PreKindergarten – Primary, or Elementary education, Exceptional Student Education, Florida Child Care Professional Credential (FCCPC – formally National CDA), Early Childhood Professional Certificate (ECPC or formally CDAE), certified National CDA or certified CDAE is required.
  • FL Department of Children and Families Staff credential – VPK
  • Clear Level 2 Background screening. May not be in classroom until this is established.
  • FL Department of Children and Families 45 hours Child Care training
  • FL Voluntary PreKindergarten (VPK) Education Standards and Emergent Literacy for VPK
  • CPR and Basic First Aid Certification
  • Work experience with children 0 – 8 years old
  • Excellent communication skills: presentation and public speaking. Reliable, organized, self-starter. Ability to work with little direct supervision, enthusiastic, friendly, outgoing; must love working with people.
  • Must have a warm and friendly personality, be sensitive to the feelings and needs of other, be able to relate well to children and be willing to fulfill responsibilities in accordance with the Preschool’s program and philosophy.
Preferred Skills
  • Experience implementing hands-on science and STEM learning in an early childhood environment or the willingness to learn.
  • Active listening and Social Perceptiveness – give full attention to others saying, taking time to understand, ask appropriate questions and being aware of others’ reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Instructing – teaching others how to do something.
  • Speaking – talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Reading comprehension – understanding written sentences and paragraphs.
  • Learning strategies – selecting and using g training/instructional methods for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
  • Writing – communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Time management – managing one’s own time and the time of others.
  • Monitoring – monitoring /assessing performance of self, individuals and group to make improvements or use corrective actions.
Physical Requirements:
  • Tasks involve the ability to exert very moderate physical effort in light work, typically involving some combination of stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling. Also involved maybe some lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling of objects, materials or children up to 40 lbs. Sensory requirements are visual perceptions and discrimination, oral communication, and ability to perceive and discriminate sounds

Part-Time Positions

Reservationist

Part-time position. The Reservationist position is responsible for all field trip, camps, homeschool, overnights, offsites, preschool, workshop programs, and birthday party sales. This individual should be extremely comfortable with telephone and email sales and computer ticketing systems.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Reservationists must demonstrate proficiency in the Tessitura and Active Network ticketing systems, including all reservation data input, payment processing, data retrieval, and report printing.
  • Responsible for all reservations pertaining to all education programs including: field trips, homeschool, offsites, preschool, overnights, camps, birthdays, and any other fee-based programs.
  • Serve as liaison between schools, day cares, parents, churches, and all other group institutions to make reservations and answer guest questions.
  • Create itineraries including lab, film, exhibit, and lunch scheduling for school field trips.
  • Handle reservation confirmations on all sales.
  • Collect and follow up on deposits and payments received for fee based programming.
  • Respond to email inquiries, web-sale requests, and faxes regarding fee based programming.
  • Assist in the day to day operations of the Reservations Office.
  • Assist with check-ins and other duties as required.
  • Demonstrates commitment to OSC’s vision, mission and values.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours including early mornings, nights and weekends as necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Education:
  • High School diploma.
  • Experience with ticketing systems preferred.
  • Excellent customer service and written and oral communication skills.
  • Highly organized, attention to detail a must.
Physical Requirements:

Must be able to sit or stand for an extended period of time.

Supply Clerk

Part-time position. The Supply Clerk position is responsible for purchasing and maintaining supplies for field trips, camps, offsites, scouts, homeschool, overnights, preschool, birthdays, and other programs as needed.

Essential Job Functions:
  • The supply clerk must demonstrate proficiency in the Microsoft Dynamics purchasing system, including all data input, data retrieval, and report printing.
  • Process all POs by month end and purchase supplies in accordance with OSC policies and procedures.
  • Ensure all materials are purchased and ordered in a timely manner.
  • Record all purchases and use appropriate financial codes to ensure budget accuracy.
  • Maintain all education supply rooms and ensure the workspaces are kept neat and organized.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of education inventory on-hand at all times.
Qualifications & Education Requirements:
  • High School diploma.
  • Valid Florida driver’s license.
Preferred Skills:

The candidate should be highly organized, detailed orientated and demonstrate exemplary customer service skills.

Physical Requirements:

Ability to lift up to 30lbs and be on feet for extended periods of time.

Club House Attendant

Part-time position. Responsible for assisting with Education Programs such as field trip groups, scouts, camps, homeschool, during check-in, lunch, and check-out. This position requires individuals who are comfortable speaking in front of audiences of all sizes and ages.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Applicants should be good communicators, have the ability to complete tasks with minimal supervision, and demonstrate excellent customer service skills.
  • Courteously and efficiently assist Education Programs’ visitors during their visit, giving accurate and helpful information to help them understand schedules, procedures, and other important information.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of educational offerings.
  • Provide accurate information and helpful assistance in a courteous manner while on duty in any location.
  • Assist in way finding and responding to guest situations in a calm and helpful manner.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the Tessitura and Active Network ticketing systems and collect payment.
  • Perform other work-related duties as required by Manager.
Qualifications & Education Requirements:
  • High School diploma.

 

Preferred Skills:
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Customer service skills.
  • Communication skills.
  • Cash handling experience desirable.
  • Basic computer skills.
Physical Requirements:

Ability to lift up to 30lbs, climb stairs frequently, standing and/or walking for extended periods of time.

Afterschool Assistant

Part-time position. Afterschool Assistants provide positive experiences for all afterschool students, filling out-of-school hours building and improving 21st Century skills through STEM learning. Afterschool Assistants will assist Afterschool Instructors in providing any homework assistance, facilitating hands-on interdisciplinary activities, maintaining constant supervision of all afterschool students, and managing student behavior to ensure a safe, positive learning environment for all afterschool students.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Responsible for supervising students to and from daily activities, ensuring that all students are accounted for at ALL times.
  • Responsible for check in and check out procedures, including bus pickup and early care.
  • Responsible for actively engaging the students to ensure an enjoyable experience.
  • Responsible for learning and leading afterschool activities and curriculum.
  • Supports After-School Instructor in implementation of all science curricula.
  • Responsible for implementing safety rules and compliance to the OSC After-School behavior policy.
  • Responsible for implementing safety rules and compliance to the OSC After-School behavior policy.
  • Demonstrates commitment to OSC’s vision, mission and values.
  • Must be able to work Monday through Friday afternoons from 1:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Education:
  • High School Diploma required.
  • Qualified applicants should be degree seeking, or hold a bachelor’s degree in science, education, or a related field preferred.
  • Experience working with children preferred.
  • Qualified candidates should be able to sign an affidavit of good moral character.
  • Candidates will have to pass a background check and a Drug Screening.
Preferred Qualifications:

Candidate should accept, respect and be responsive to diversity. Applicants should demonstrate enthusiasm for working with children, and commit to Monday-Friday for the duration of the school year (August – June).

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to stand for extended periods. These positions require outdoor walking during different seasons, so assistants will be exposed to different weather conditions including summer heat, winter cold, and rainy seasons throughout the course of the afternoon.

Early Childhood Programs Educator

Part time PositionPrep, organize, and implement OSC and Grant funded on- and off-site programs for children five years of age and under at various locations throughout various surrounding counties. Help replenish program supplies, research topics and projects, and test-out new activities and material for current and upcoming.

Qualifications:
  • Experience and enjoy working with children 18 months – 5 years
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Ability to work well with staff and guests
  • Willingness to learn
  • Readiness to be flexible and adapt
  • Positive, cheerful attitude
Responsibilities
  • Plan, prep, and organize for upcoming programs offered on- and off-site.
  • Create new activity materials for on- and off-site programs.
  • Deliver on- and off-site Early Childhood Programs; locations will vary and travel is required.
  • Drive an OSC van to and from off-sites on a daily basis.
  • Engage participating guests in program content.
  • Ensure all program supplies are organized and well-maintained.
  • Report any broken, limited or missing supplies to Early Childhood Specialist.
  • Assist with prepping and (possibly) participating in Early Childhood Programs on select Saturdays.
  • Assist with other department programs as needed.
  • Occasional Preschool and Graphics Department interaction
  • Occasional assistance editing pre-existing curriculum for current programs per Specialist’s directives
  • Other duties as assigned
Requirements
  • 2+ years of college courses, preferably Early Childhood, Education, Science or Psychology majors.
  • Pass Criminal background check and fingerprinting.
  • Ability to work independently
  • Have a valid Florida Drivers License.
  • Travel up to 65 miles one-way to deliver program content.
  • Possess personal initiative.
  • Self-motivate to seek out task and projects.
  • Be flexible and adaptable.
  • Willingness to get messy if project or assignment requires.
  • Report promptly to work on days scheduled.
  • Inform staff supervisor directly if unable to attend or if late
Physical Requirements:
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time and life 50lbs.
School Services Educator

Part-time position. The daily functions of this position consist of but are not limited to: Engaging and educating school groups and teachers about various sciences and STEM content with the use of demonstrations and hands-on activities in an informal setting. The Educator will deliver educational content in one or more of the following ways: classroom instruction on and off museum grounds, large capacity auditorium programming on and off museum grounds, and floor demonstrations. Educators will be expected to study curriculum and supplementary materials to gain proficiency in the sciences taught by the institution and improve upon existing content knowledge and teaching/presentation skills.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Responsible for teaching discovery labs, homeschool programs, offsite programs, facilitating educational groups in exhibits, and overnight
  • Responsible for delivering OSC curriculum and engaging students and guests in hands-on activities and demonstrations.
  • Applicants should be good communicators, have the ability to complete tasks with minimal supervision, and demonstrate excellent customer service skills
  • This position requires individuals who are comfortable speaking in front of audiences of all sizes and delivering science and STEM instruction to guests of all ages.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications and Education Requirements
  • Qualified candidates should either be degree seeking or hold a bachelors degree in education, science, or a related field.
  • Enthusiastic, friendly, outgoing; must love working with children and guests.
  • Reliable, organized, self-starter. Ability to work with little direct supervision.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment.
  • Ability to establish and maintain an effective rapport with all levels of management, employees and museum visitors.
  • Ability to work in a fast pace, team oriented environment.
  • Excellent communication skills; presentation and public speaking.
  • Qualified applicants will demonstrate a willingness to learn.
  • Demonstrates commitment to OSC’s vision, mission and values.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours including early mornings, nights and weekends as necessary.
  • A valid Florida driver’s license is required.
Preferred Skills

The candidate should have experience in a museum or other informal education environment.  Experience teaching informally or in a classroom is required.  A background in public speaking and customer service is essential.

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to stand for extended periods and lift 30 lbs

Preschool Assistant

Part time position. Responsible for aiding in general supervision and management of a class of preschool (3 – 5 years old) children, helping to execute the Early Childhood education program in accordance with the goals, objectives and standards set forth by the Orlando Science Center Preschool in alliance with Early Childhood developmentally appropriate practices, FL Department of Children and Families, “Creative Curriculum” and Science Center STEM curriculum. Help with Instruction of and activities for children (3-5 years old) designed to promote social/emotional, physical and intellectual growth needed to be successful individuals related to their peer group, environment and community.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Assist classroom teachers with daily scheduled lessons, units, themes, activities and projects.
  • Work with children through interactions with activities and materials.
  • Assist classroom teachers with organization and direction of activities/materials to promote physical, mental, social development such as games, art, music/movement and storytelling.
  • Arrange indoor and outdoor space to facilitate creative play, motor development and safety.
  • Assist substitute classroom teachers with maintaining daily schedule that includes weekly lesson plans, activities and materials needed to fulfill goals and objectives.
Preferred Skills:
  • Active listening and Social Perceptiveness – give full attention to others saying, taking time to understand, ask appropriate questions and being aware of others’ reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Instructing – teaching others how to do something.
  • Speaking – talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Reading comprehension – understanding written sentences and paragraphs.
  • Learning strategies – selecting and using g training/instructional methods for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
  • Writing – communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Time management – managing one’s own time and the time of others.
  • Monitoring – monitoring /assessing performance of self, individuals and group to make improvements or use corrective actions.
Theater Operator

Part time position. Responsible for operating CineDome and the Digital Adventure Theater automation system, presenting shows and assisting visitors in and out of the CineDome and the Digital Adventure Theatre, including, but not limited to, taking tickets, answering questions, and light administrative work.

Qualifications:
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Reliable, organized, self-starter. Ability to work with little direct supervision
  • Enthusiastic, friendly, outgoing
  • Familiar with Microsoft Office
Education:

High School Graduate or equivalent, some college preferred.

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to sit or stand for an extended period of time.

 Seasonal Positions

Summer Camp Instructor

Seasonal. The daily functions of this position consist of but are not limited to: Engaging and educating summer campers about various sciences with the use of demonstrations and hands-on activities in an informal setting. The Instructor will deliver educational content in one or more of the following ways: formal classroom instruction, hands-on activities and demonstrations on and off museum grounds, and live shows. This position requires individuals who are comfortable communicating to children of all ages and delivering science instruction in an informal setting. Qualified applicants will demonstrate enthusiasm and a willingness to learn. Instructors will be expected to follow the curriculum provided and demonstrate proficiency in communicating science concepts to young audiences. Applicants should be good communicators, have the ability to complete tasks with minimal supervision, and demonstrate excellent customer service skills.

 

Essential Job Functions:
  • Responsible for delivering OSC camp curriculum and engaging the campers in hands-on activities and demonstrations.
  • Responsible for supervising campers to and from daily activities, ensuring that all campers are accounted for at ALL times.
  • Responsible for overseeing assigned counselors and volunteers each week.
  • Responsible for implementing safety rules and compliance to the OSC camp behavior policy.
  • Able to apply appropriate policies/procedures, enforce safety regulations, and respond quickly to critical incidents and emergencies.
  • Demonstrates commitment to OSC’s vision, mission and values.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours including early mornings, nights and weekends as necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications and Education Requirements:
  • Qualified candidates should hold a bachelor’s degree in education, science, or related field.
  • Candidates will have to pass a background check and be able to sign an Affidavit of Good Moral Character (as per the ACA).

 

Preferred Skills:

Must have experience working with children in elementary and middle school. Experience in an informal or formal teaching environment is preferred. Candidate should accept, respect and be responsive to diversity. Applicants should demonstrate enthusiasm for working with children, and commit to Monday-Friday for the duration of the camp season (May 28-August 10). First Aid certification is desirable.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Must be able to stand for extended periods. These positions require outdoor walking during the summer months, so employees will be exposed to the summer heat and humidity throughout the course of the day.

Summer Camp Counselor

Seasonal. Performs duties relating to the operational aspects of weekly Summer Camp sessions.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Responsible for supervising campers to and from daily activities, ensuring that all campers are accounted for at ALL times.
  • Responsible for check in and check out procedures, including early care and/or late care.
  • Responsible for actively engaging the campers to ensure an enjoyable experience.
  • Responsible for learning and leading camp activities and songs.
  • Responsible for implementing safety rules and compliance to the OSC camper behavior policy.
  • Able to apply appropriate policies/procedures, enforce safety regulations, and respond quickly to critical incidents and emergencies.
  • Demonstrates commitment to OSC’s vision, mission and values.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours including early mornings, nights and weekends as necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications and Education Requirements:
  • High School (Seniors preferred) or above.
  • Qualified candidates should be able to sign an affidavit of good moral Character (as per ACA).
  • Candidates will have to pass a background check and be able to sign an Affidavit of Good Moral Character (as per the ACA).

 

Preferred Skills:

Experience working with children and a background in science preferred. Candidate should accept, respect and be responsive to diversity. Applicants should demonstrate enthusiasm for working with children, and commit to Monday-Friday for the duration of the camp season (May 28-August 10).

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Must be able to stand for extended periods. These positions require outdoor walking during the summer months, so assistants will be exposed to the summer heat and humidity throughout the course of the day.

Summer Camp Coordinator

Seasonal. The Coordinator of Summer Camp is responsible for the operations and implementation of OSC Summer Camp. Directly responsible for overseeing and maintaining quality control of all camp programming, and demonstrate strong organizational and time management skills.  The Coordinator provides administrative and operational support to the Education Manager, with emphasis on daily operations and scheduling, to ensure quality control.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Responsible for daily coordinating of counselors, instructors, and volunteers.
  • Responsible for supervising campers to and from daily activities, ensuring that all campers are accounted for at ALL times.
  • Responsible for check in and check-out procedures, including early care and/or late care.
  • Responsible for parent communication to ensure guest satisfaction.
  • Responsible for implementing safety rules and compliance to the OSC camper behavior policy.
  • Able to apply problem solving and demonstrate good judgment to complete project tasks.
  • Able to deal with problems involving variables in standardized situations.
  • Able to apply appropriate policies/procedures, enforce safety regulations, and respond quickly to critical incidents and emergencies.
  • Demonstrates commitment to OSC’s vision, mission and values.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours including early mornings, nights and weekends as necessary
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

Qualified candidates should hold a bachelor’s degree in education, science, or related field.

Candidates will have to pass a background check and be able to sign an Affidavit of Good Moral Character as per the American Camp Association (ACA).

 

Preferred Skills:

The candidate should have experience in operations or management, teaching either informally or in a classroom, and demonstrate exemplary customer service skills. Strong organizational skills and time management is desirable. Candidate should accept, respect and be responsive to diversity. Applicants should demonstrate enthusiasm for working with children, and be able to commit to the full camp season (May 28th-August 10th) in addition to training and preparation during April and May.  First aid certification is desirable.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Must be able to stand for extended periods. These positions require outdoor walking during the summer months, so coordinators will be exposed to the summer heat and humidity throughout the course of the day.

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