Employment Openings: April 2018

By OSC on April 6, 2018 in Employment, What's New
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Opportunity to join the most exciting museum in Orlando!

Effective April 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.

Director of Development - Individual Giving

Full time benefited position. Working with the Vice President of Development, the Director of Development will create and execute both short-term and long-term strategies for increasing contributed and earned revenue streams while building sustainable relationships for OSC. The Director of Development will assist the Orlando Science Center in the creation of a stable financial base by growing relationships and increasing contributed revenue from individuals. Working with the Vice President of Development, the Director of Development – Individual Giving will research and develop a comprehensive plan for enhancing individual giving to the Orlando Science Center.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Build and maintain strategic relationships with individual prospects and donors; manage a dynamic portfolio.
  • Initiate and solicit gifts for the Orlando Science Center with a focus on identifying, cultivating, and soliciting individual prospects with the potential to support the Center with gifts of $10,000 and above.
  • Prepare written proposals to solicit prospects for gifts in support of the Orlando Science Center using persuasive language to promote visionary gift opportunities.
  • Develop and document a robust pipeline of proposals and meet annual fundraising goals; establish and achieve benchmarks for constructive growth; measure progress against institutional goals.
  • Adhere to established protocols.
  • Ensure reporting requirements are completed in a timely and accurate manner; utilize automated systems for tracking and reporting; develop and maintain prospect lists in donor database.
  • Work with the Events team to support annual events targeted toward individuals including but not limited to the annual Inspire Science Breakfast and the annual Inspiring Innovation Gala.
  • Ensure proper presentation of materials and other deliverables as necessary.
  • Participate in the launch and implementation of a successful comprehensive campaign for the long term growth of the Science Center.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Qualification and Education Requirements
  • A minimum of five years of major gifts experience with demonstrated accomplishment in the acquisition of gifts from individuals, including direct ask experience
  • The demonstrated ability to strategize, formulate and close gifts of five and six figures and above, and reach annual fundraising goals and targets.
  • General understanding of tax and other aspects of all planned giving vehicles; ability to recognize and cultivate planned giving prospects; experience soliciting, structuring and closing planned gifts preferred.
  • Excellent written and oral communication and negotiation skills; demonstrably strong planning and organization skills; ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously with attention to accuracy and detail.
  • Flexibility and initiative, as well as the ability to work independently and the ability to collaborate with others for productive outcomes.
  • Superb judgment in all areas related to frontline fundraising.
  • Exceptional interpersonal capabilities in order to partner seamlessly with the Orlando Science Center’s leadership, staff, and high-level volunteers in order to meet increasing fundraising goals.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle confidential information with appreciation for the importance of complete protection of the privacy of donors and prospects.
  • Proficiency in Tessitura or a similar constituent database.
  • Experience working in a non-profit educational or social service agency.
  • Knowledge and involvement in the local community.
  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree appreciated.

 

 

Physical Requirements:

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

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.

Education Manager - School Services

Full-time position. Manages all aspects of program development and implementation for on-site school and group field trips, and associated relationships with public, private, and home schools. Is directly responsible for the research, development and marketing of all on-site field trip programs.  The Manager establishes the long range plan for school programming, meets the goals set forth in the annual operating budget and associated revenue lines. Implements routine market and product analysis against customer needs. Provides administrative and operational support for school related field trips with emphasis on the discovery lab program, and ensures that all school and group visits are of the highest quality.  In addition, the Manager will oversee all school events including school open houses, school family science fun nights, and overnights.

 

Essential Job Functions:
  • Oversee the daily operations of all school programming, homeschool events, school overnights, and school family science fun nights.
  • Manage team of full time and part time education staff who report to school services.
  • Evaluate, recruit, hire and schedule program staff as required.
  • Work directly with the Director of Education Operations to develop annual objectives/strategies to realize revenue and spending goals.
  • Responsible for annual budget revenue and expense goals.
  • Prepare and submit monthly action and financial reports to Vice President of Education.
  • Assess programming needs of the formal school and home school community and adjust or develop programs to meet those needs and become an “essential resource” to the educational community.
  • Oversee school service product development and marketing publications in coordination with the Marketing department to ensure revenue goals are achieved and timelines are met.
  • Coordinate with reservations for daily operation of field trip visit schedules and itineraries.
  • Develop and implement a system for on-going field trip evaluation and customer feedback to ensure superior customer service and exceptional educational programming.
  • Demonstrates commitment to OSC’s vision, mission and values.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours including early mornings, nights and weekends as necessary.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the job functions of the Offsite Programs and Youth and Family Education Managers and support as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications & Education Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred, or Associate’s Degree with 4 years relevant work experience.
  • 3-5 years relevant work experience.
  • Experience managing employees directly in a high-volume work environment.
  • Experience coordinating program operations and logistics.
  • 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.
  • Experience working with budgets and high-volume organizations.
Physical Requirements:

Able to stand or walk for extended periods of time. Able to lift 25 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

KidsTown Facilitator

Part-time position. We are seeking a friendly, positive individual to provide quality experiences for the Science Center’s youngest learners. The daily functions of this position will be to engage guests ages 0-7 and their accompanying adults during their KidsTown visit and maintain a safe, welcoming learning environment. KidsTown Facilitators are expected to complete assigned tasks with minimal supervision and demonstrate excellent customer service skills. This position reports directly to the Manager of KidsTown.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Maintain a safe, fun, and welcoming learning environment for all KidsTown visitors.
  • Comfortably engage with both young children and their accompanying adults through a range of educational content and activities.
  • Complete regular cleaning tasks as scheduled. This can include tidying the exhibit space as well as cleaning activity materials.
  • Staff each area of the KidsTown exhibit hall.
  • Stay up to date on offerings in KidsTown as well as building-wide, to best assist guests.
Qualifications & Education Requirements:
  • Degree seeking or hold a two year degree in Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Science, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 2 days of full availability.
  • Interest in Early Childhood and Science content and a willingness to learn new things.
  • Formal or informal experience teaching children ages 0-7 or running children’s activities.
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills.
  • Ability to stand, sit, and kneel for long periods of time as well as climb through our three story climbing structure.
  • Hold a valid Florida driver’s license, ability to drive a van, maintain a clear driving record, and retain driving approval through OSC’s insurance company.
Preferred Skills:
  • Experience with improv/theatrical performance or public speaking.
  • Experience developing content and activities for children ages 0-7.
Physical Requirements:

Must be able to stand and kneels for long periods of time. Must be able to lift up to 30 lbs.

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.

Observatory & Museum Facilitator

Part-time position. Candidate should passionately embrace and communicate the mission of OSC ‘Inspire Science Learning for Life’ to science center guests.  This position requires individuals with exemplary guest service skills.  Facilitate exhibit halls and the Crosby Observatory by answering questions, narrating on the microphone, leading activities and being interactive and engaging.  This position will be expected to effectively communicate science concepts and topics through science demonstrations and activities. Candidate should have a background in astronomy and/or observatory experience

Qualifications & Education Requirements:
  • The candidate should be comfortable approaching guests and speaking in front of a large audience.  Strong communication skills are required.  Hospitality or customer service experience is desirable.
  • Experience working in museums or in an informal education setting is preferred.
  • Experience performing Improv and/or theater background is preferred.
  • Background in astronomy and/or experience working with a variety of telescopes.
  • Must be able to work 20 hours/week and be regularly scheduled on a shift requiring a combination of weekday, weekend and/or evening hours.
  • Qualified candidates should either be degree seeking or hold a bachelor’s degree in education, science, or a related field.
Preferred Skills:
  • Good written and oral communication.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Products.
  • Theatre background is a plus.
Physical Requirements:

Ability to lift 30 pounds, ability to push/pull a certain amount of weight, ability to stand/walk for long periods of time

Facilitator

Part-time position. Candidate should passionately embrace and communicate the mission of OSC ‘To Inspire Science Learning for Life’ to science center guests.  This position requires individuals with exemplary guest service skills.  Facilitate exhibit halls by answering questions, narrating on the microphone, leading activities and being interactive and engaging.  This position will be expected to effectively communicate science concepts and topics through science demonstrations and activities

Qualifications & Education Requirements:
  • The candidate should be comfortable approaching guests and speaking in front of a large audience.  Strong communication skills are required.  Hospitality or customer service experience is desirable.
  • Experience working in museums or in an informal education setting is preferred.
  • Experience performing Improv and/or theater background is preferred.
  • Must be able to work 20 hours/week and be regularly scheduled on a shift requiring a combination of weekday, weekend and/or evening hours.
  • Qualified candidates should either be degree seeking or hold a bachelor’s degree in education, science, or a related field.
Preferred Skills:
  • Good written and oral communication.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Products.
  • Theatre background is a plus.
Physical Requirements:

Ability to lift 30 pounds, ability to push/pull a certain amount of weight, ability to stand/walk for long periods of time

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

Animal Husbandry Assistant

Seasonal position. Must have availability to work a minimum of 3 days, with open availability on Saturdays and Sundays. Responsible for the daily care of a diverse collection of animals within the NatureWorks exhibit. Additionally, animal husbandry assistants will perform conservation based keeper talks and hands on live animal interactions with Orlando Science Center guests.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Prepare and feed daily ration of frozen, fresh and dry commercial foods
  • Maintain exhibit aesthetics through regular cleaning of habitats and exhibits.
  • Present public programs with and without live animals to diverse groups
  • Participate in departmental and special events both at the science center and off property.
  • Represent the Orlando Science Center in a professional manner with all guests and staff.
  • Other assigned duties.
Qualifications and Education Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in natural sciences or a related field or equivalent education plus experience is required.
  • Applicants should possess the equivalent of two years’ experience in a zoo, aquarium, museum, park or a similar facility including animal husbandry and public programming.
Preferred Skills
  • Experience with life support systems, basic animal husbandry, veterinary care, and snorkeling is preferred.
  • Must be proficient in all Microsoft Office software.
  • Must be highly motivated, organized and demonstrate a willingness to adapt positively to corporate change.
Physical Requirements:
  • Ability to lift up to 60lbs and be on feet for extended periods of time.
  • Must be comfortable in and around water.
  • Must be comfortable working on slippery, wet and uneven surfaces.
Guest Services Attendant

Seasonal position. Under the supervision of the Guest Services Lead, Seasonal Guest Services Attendants perform garage operations and serve as monitor for KidsTown entrance, as well as help visitors with directions and information about OSC and surrounding areas.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Greet all guests with a friendly and professional attitude, ensuring total guest satisfaction.
  • Assist guests with questions about OSC, its exhibits, and its programs, particularly with regard to admissions and membership pricing and policies.
  • Keep the Lead, Manager & Senior Director of Operations advised of any problems encountered during shift
  • Always maintain a positive professional attitude and appearance when dealing with the public and co-workers.
  • Check the Info Board daily to keep updated on events.
  • Arrive on time and ready to work for all scheduled shifts.
  • Maintain patient and consistent relationships with guests.
  • Able to follow all departmental and overall OSC protocol.
  • Able to work in the garage booth,  handling cash, giving directions, displaying proper etiquette, and displaying awareness of all building activities.
  • Accept all responsibilities associated with cash handling and accuracy.
  • Able to enroll and renew all OSC members with a smile, their new benefits, and up-to-date information.
  • Possess the ability to change with the changing needs of the department.
  • Maintain a professional attitude and focus on OSC business while on duty.
  • Be in proper uniform with nametag at the start of every shift.
Qualifications and Education Requirements
  • High school graduate or above.
Preferred Skills
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Flexible schedule.
  • Ability to remain calm and patient under pressure.
Physical Requirements:
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time.
  • Ability to lift up to 30 pounds.
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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