Employment Openings: December 2017

By OSC on December 6, 2017 in Employment, What's New
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Opportunity to join the most exciting museum in Orlando!

Effective December 2017

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

Education Specialist: Curriculum & Instruction

Full time benefited position. In coordination with the Vice President of Education, this individual will lead and develop program curricula for the Education Department specifically focusing on teacher professional development for K-12 educators.  Additionally this position will review and provide curriculum support to, school programs, offsites, afterschool and camps. Programs will be age/grade appropriate, aligned to state standards and benchmarks and other correlated standards as needed.  This position requires individuals who are comfortable speaking in front of large audiences and delivering hands-on science instruction to guests of all ages.  The daily functions of this position consist of but are not limited to: Engaging and educating teachers and staff about various sciences, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and various informal pedagogy methods with the use of age appropriate demonstrations and hands-on activities in an informal setting. In addition, they will deliver educational content in one the following ways: hands-on workshops, teacher professional development, auditorium programming, and floor demonstrations both on and off museum grounds.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Responsible for developing and leading all professional development workshops for K-12 educators.
  • Create and deliver trainings to the education staff.
  • Write and develop all science curricula for the Education Department including; camps, scouts, overnights, teacher professional development, and school programs.
  • Complete routine 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 and science benchmarks.
  • School based curriculum will include pre and post activities and will require assessment.
  • Monitor quality control for all education curricula.
  • Work with external partners as needed and ensure completion of grant and sponsor deliverables for education projects.
  • Responsible for delivering OSC curriculum and engaging students and guests in hands-on activities and demonstrations as needed.
  • 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 travel and work flexible hours including overnight trips, early mornings, nights and weekends as necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Qualification and Education Requirements
  • Qualified candidates should hold a bachelor degree in education, science, or a related field and have a minimum of 2-3 years’ experience in an informal setting working with teachers and students in grades K-12.
  • A valid driver’s license is required.

 

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
  • 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.

 

Preferred Skills
  • Applicant should hold a bachelor’s degree in education, science, or a related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Applicant should have experience in teaching, curriculum development, and delivering educational programming in an informal setting (museum, zoo, nature preserve)..
  • Working knowledge of Science and Engineering process skills preferred.
Physical Requirements:

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

House Manager

Full time & part time position. Provide superior customer service while maintaining a safe and secure environment for OSC guests and team members. This position is expected to be on the floor 90% of the shift during public operating hours.

 

Responsibilities:
  • Open and close the building as per established procedures.
  • Continuously walk through the facility making minor repairs and replenishing exhibits.
  • Hourly walk-through in the parking garage documenting and reporting to appropriate parties any needs or concerns.
  • Interact with OSC guests using the Customer First Approach and obtain feedback on the guest visit.
  • Monitor daily operation ensuring OSC programs begin on time, front of house positions appropriately staffed and public areas remain clean.
  • Accurately document shift activities in the House Managers log and note exhibit failures, maintenance personnel responding for repair and exhibits on the floor that are tagged.
  • Communicate exhibit failure, facility maintenance challenges and safety concerns to the Director of Facilities in a timely fashion.
  • Assist in emergency first aid and fire evacuations.
  • Prevent improper use of exhibits and the physical building.
  • Assist in locating lost children/parents.
  • Monitor crowd density in public areas.
  • Support Shipping and Receiving/Mailroom/Copy Center in the absence of the Clerk.
  • Support other teams within the organization with superior internal customer service.
  • Other duties assigned.
Education & Exerience:
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Some experience in the customer service field.

 

Required Skills:
  • Customer service experience, security or related field and certified in CPR and emergency first aid useful but not necessary.

 

Physical Requirements:
  • Up to 30-hour work week. Available all hours and shifts, ability to do a lot standing, walking and climbing stairs. Ability to lift 30 pounds.
Education Manager of Camps & Classes

Full time benefited position. Manages all aspects of daily operations and implementation of Education Camps and Classes Programs. This individual oversees the development and delivery of camps and classes programs and birthdays. They maintain quality control of all programming, and demonstrate strong organizational and time management skills.  Provides administrative and operational support and ensures that all educational offerings are of the highest quality.  The manager will work closely with the Director of Education to ensure camp programs are meeting the strategic plan and goals of the organization.  They will monitor camp operations to ensure programs are in line with the organization policies and to ensure high levels of guest satisfaction. The Education Manager of Camps and Classes ensures that annual objectives, strategies, associated operating budgets and revenue goals are met while maintaining high levels of customer satisfaction and business performance.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Supervise the development and operations of Camp and classes programs.
  • Oversee the daily/weekly implementation of Camp and classes programs.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in all camp programs and deliver programs as needed.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the Tessitura and Active ticketing system.
  • Coordinate the development of all marketing efforts for the camp programs. Monitor enrollment and marketing efforts to ensure attendance and revenue goals are being met annually.
  • Maintain budgets and annual objectives/strategies to realize revenue and spending goals.
  • Prepare and submit monthly action and financial reports.
  • 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 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 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.
  • Maintain compliance to American Camp Association accreditation standards.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred or Associate’s Degree with 4 years relevant work experience
  • 3 to 5 years relevant work experience
  • Previous experience in the direction and development of educational programs.
  • Proven administrative abilities and demonstrated writing skills
  • Ability to lead and work in a team environment
  • 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
  • Must be able to stand for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to lift 25 lbs.
Junior Accountant

Full time benefited position. Provides support to the Finance Department, Controller and CFO, processing and recording payroll, maintaining daily banking and cash flow records, and assisting with monthly journal entries, adjustments, reconciliations, corrections and reporting in a manner consistent with OSC policies and procedures.

Essential Job Functions:

Accounting Support:

  • Maintain records of daily cash flow and verify bank transactions; deposit checks electronically.
  • Create journal entries and make adjustments as needed/requested.
  • Reconcile monthly bank statements and general ledger accounts.
  • Research and resolve item discrepancies.
  • Calculate and file monthly sales tax, vending, and other payments.
  • Assist in month-end financial statement preparation/analysis and recording of financial transactions, and maintain a tight monthly reporting schedule.
  • Assist the Controller and CFO with annual financial audit and 990 preparation
  • Comply with internal controls.
  • Communicate with team members throughout the organization.

Payroll:

  • Administer all aspects of payroll and reporting, utilizing payroll software.
  • Distribute payroll deductions and reconcile benefits to departments.
  • Review and distribute W-2 forms annually.
Qualification and Education Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or other relevant area preferred. 2-3 years of general accounting experience or bookeeping preferred.

Preferred Skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and other Microsoft Office applications.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics SL Accounting and ADP Payroll (ADP Workforce Now) software.
  • Good analytical thinking skills
  • Ability to work in a high volume, fast-paced environment
  • Strong written and communication skills
Physical Requirements:

Ability to sit for extended amounts of time.

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
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.

Part-Time Positions

Member Relations Lead

Part-time position. Primarily responsible for generating membership revenue, member relations and membership database maintenance Assist with selling general admission and supporting Guest Services Team as needed at the Admissions desk. Must work weekends, evenings and Holiday’s required by the needs of OSC business.

Essential Job Functions:
  • To promote and sell the organization’s memberships.
  • Facilitate the Science for All Membership application process, including collecting necessary documentation, communications with current and prospective SFA Members, administering surveys, and leading the SFA Membership committee.
  • Assist Membership Coordinator in monitoring and processing online Membership sales, both new and renewals.
  • Assist Membership Coordinator in processing and managing most aspects of membership program, including producing and mailing all renewal notices, reminders, and member cards; maintain the membership database; process checks and credit card payments; generating new and renewal membership sales; check in current members; generate membership reports; correspond with members and actively engage in member outreach.
  • To respond promptly to inquiries from prospective members, members, and the general public by phone, email or in writing and follow-up with an agreed time frame.
  • Consistently promote a positive, professional image of the Orlando Science Center and provide excellent customer service at all times.
  • Good organizational, written and verbal skills.
  • Able to learn and operate a point of sale system.
  • Able to multi-task and meet deadlines.
  • A valid Florida driver’s license, maintain a clear driving record, retain driving approval through OSC’s insurance company.
  • Other duties as required.
Qualifications & Education Requirements:
  • High School diploma required.  Degree seeking preferred.
  • 1-2 years of customer service experience; at least 1 year’s marketing experience, preferably with a membership organization.
  • Must work well independently and be very results-driven.
  • Communicate effectively with team members.
  • Must have open availability and will be required to work some nights and weekends
Preferred Skills:
  • Proficient with Microsoft office applications.
  • Customer service, sales or hospitality experience.
  • Detail-oriented, organized, flexible, creative.
  • Cash handling experience required.
Physical Requirements:

Ability to sit or stand for an extended period of type, ability to lift 30 pounds, ability to climb multiple flights of stairs.

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.

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.

Birthday Party Host

Part time position, weekends required. Host and facilitate the party including disbursement of cake, ice cream and beverage, educational programming, science make and take project and general clean up. Have a full understanding of birthday party themes, and the educational component including the science content.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Supervise assistants and volunteers working in Birthday Parties to include delegation of responsibilities to assist with the parties, and general customer service related to the birthday parties.
  • Accountable for completion of the financial data sheet for each party and related paper work.
  • Weekly inventory of paper products and additional supplies including a report (if needed) to the Birthday Coordinator.
  • Be able to work on a consistent basis and fulfill scheduling requirements.
Education:

Completion of the 10th grade, H.S. or Bachelor’s Degree preferred.

Birthday Party Assistant

Part time position, weekends required. Assist the Host in facilitating the party including: disbursement of cake, ice cream and beverage, educational programming, science make and take project and general clean up. Have a full understanding of birthday party themes, and the educational component including the science content.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Responsible for cleanliness of birthday rooms and the surrounding areas.
  • Be able to work on a consistent basis and fulfill scheduling requirements.
Education:

Completion of the 10th grade.

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.
Youth & Family Educator

Part-time position. The daily functions of this position consist of but are not limited to: Engaging and educating youth ages 2-17 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, camps, afterschool, and early childhood programs
  • Responsible for delivering OSC curriculum and engaging students and guests in hands-on activities and demonstrations
  • Speaking in front of audiences of all sizes and delivering science instruction and STEM content to guests of all ages
  • Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications and Education Requirements
  • Applicants should be good communicators, have the ability to complete tasks with minimal supervision, and demonstrate excellent customer service skills.
  • Qualified candidates should either be degree seeking or hold a bachelor’s 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 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.
  • Ability to work late evenings.
  • 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 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

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.
KidsTown Presenter

Part-time position. We are seeking a friendly, outgoing and cheerful individual to provide quality daily programming for the Science Center’s youngest learners. This position reports directly to the Manager of KidsTown.  The daily functions of this position will be to deliver programming to our early childhood learners for the KidsTown department and Membership department.  The KidsTown Presenter will be expected to complete tasks with minimal supervision, and demonstrate excellent customer service skills.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Provide a safe, fun and friendly presence for all visitors in KidsTown and any other exhibits pertaining to Early Childhood
  • Maintain high quality of KidsTown and early childhood areas by replenishing exhibit and program materials and supplies.
  • Facilitate special member events, monthly content, and special early childhood programming
Qualifications and Education Requirements
  • Degree seeking or hold a two year degree in early childhood education, psychology, or museum studies.
  • Must be able to work weekends.
  • Works with a high degree of independence.
  • Provide exemplary guest service.
  • Exemplary written and oral communication skills.
  • The candidate should have experience teaching children (age 8 and under) either informally or in a classroom setting.
  • 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
  • Customer service experience and experience speaking in front of large audiences is desirable.
  • Experience performing improv or any theater experience.
  • Experience developing curriculum for informal education facilities.
  • Experience developing curriculum for children 0-4 years of age.
Physical Requirements:

Must be able to stand and kneel for long periods and be able to lift 30 lbs.

Facilitator

Part time position. Must have availability to work a minimum of 3 days. With weekend availability preferred.

 

Essential Job Functions:

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 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.

 

Education:

Two year degree in education, science, or a related field

 

Experience:

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.

 

Preferred Skills:

Experience working in museums or in an informal education setting is preferred.
Experience performing Improv and/or theater background is preferred

 

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to stand for long periods and be able to lift 30 lbs.

Guest Services Representative

Part-time position. Representatives perform all ticket transactions for the Center as well as help visitors with directions and information about OSC and surrounding areas. Additionally, Guest Services Representatives actively sell and maintain all OSC memberships.

 

Qualifications and Education Requirements
  • High School.
  • Guest Services, Cash Handling, and Computer Experience.

 

Physical Requirements:

Will need to sit for long periods of time. Must be able to lift up to 35 lbs.

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