Employment Openings: August 2017

By OSC on August 16, 2017 in Employment, What's New
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Opportunity to join the most exciting museum in Orlando!

Effective July 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

Director of Strategic Partnerships

Full time benefited position. Full time benefited position.  Creates and steward partnerships between Orlando Science Center (OSC) and various corporations, foundations, community groups, school systems and universities with the overarching goal of generating resources and opportunities to deliver high quality STEM learning experiences to the community. Reports directly to the VP of Development and works closely with the VP of Education and VP of Visitor Experience who design and deliver programs, exhibits and experiences.

Areas of Responsibility:
  • Develop and execute short and long-term strategies for cultivating and stewarding relationships with funders with a goal of sustained giving and support for OSC educational initiatives, annual operations and capital campaign..
  • Develop creative and mutually beneficial opportunities that meet the marketing and fundraising goals of corporate funders and OSC.
  • Utilize a variety of tools to raise funds including: exhibits, events, education and community access programs, naming opportunities, corporate employee benefits and more.
  • Work directly with VP of Education and VP of Visitor Experience to solicit and steward corporate, private, and government grants for a range of educational programs and initiatives.
  • Serve as “Project Manager” on grant-funded & special projects pertaining to OSC educational programming, working closely with internal education team.
  • Work directly with VP of Visitor Experience and VP of Education to solicit and steward major gifts for the comprehensive campaign and annual fund.
  • Manage and guide the grant writing team in the development and submission of 50+ grant applications annually.
  • Manage the goals, strategy and activity of the Director of Corporate Engagement including newly launched Corporate Partnership program and all event sponsorships.
  • Supervise Grant Manager, Grant Coordinator, Director of Corporate Engagement, Development Specialist and coordinates work of part time Grant Contractor.
  • Actively participate as a member of the Campaign, Governance, and Development Committees of the Board of Trustees.
  • Participate in fundraising events and organizational events as needed.
Minimum Requirements
  • Master’s Degree in Education, Educational Leadership, Nonprofit Management or, in lieu of formal education, comparable combination of education and experience
  • A minimum of 3 to 5 years of grant management and direct fundraising experience
  • Experience in managing and tracking multiple prospects and donors.
  • Well-developed strategic thinking skills
  • High level of ambition and drive
  • Ability to interface with a variety of internal and external stakeholders, including senior administrators and staff, university faculty, students and funding agency program officers
  • Demonstrated supervisory and leadership skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Ability to independently execute a variety of responsibilities.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and CRM/Donor Database systems.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills & Experience
  • Process- and detail-oriented; strong project management; proactive.
  • Strong team management skills, including managing up and influencing others.
  • Ability to build a strong network within a complex organization.
  • Works with stakeholders on multi-project and multi-outcome proposals, knitting them together in a unified way.
  • Able to provide clear direction to grant writers; strong writing and editing skills.
  • Thorough knowledge of federal regulations and policies pertaining to science-technology centers or higher education recipients of external funding such as IMLS, NASA, NSF and more.
  • The ability to analyze complex data pertaining to student learning outcomes and produce summary reports.
  • Knowledge of program assessment and evaluation methodologies.
  • Knowledge and involvement in the local community.

 

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.

Coordinator of Volunteer Resources

Full time benefited position. This position oversees the daily operations of the Youth Volunteer Program, including recruitment, orientation, training, coaching, scheduling, and performance evaluation, as well as assists with various aspects of the Adult Volunteer Program. Day to day direct interface with youth between the ages of 13 and 17, their parents, and adult and community volunteers is essential. Regular communication with Orlando Science Center team members is required to manage internal departmental needs regarding volunteers in various roles. This position requires an enthusiasm for problem solving and a positive attitude.

Essential Job Functions:

Youth Volunteer Program (80% of Responsibilities):

  • Recruit, select, and place youth in the program, working with internal departments to ensure the success of all youth volunteers while creating weekly volunteer schedules.
  • Develop a comprehensive youth volunteer program which establishes increasing levels of responsibility and ensures opportunities for youth volunteers to build skills.
  • Create an inclusive and diverse youth volunteer roster which encourages equal opportunities for learning and growth.
  • Facilitate orientation and training sessions for new youth participants.
  • Provide feedback and communicate challenges with youth volunteers and their parents.

Adult Volunteer Program (20% of Responsibilities):

  • Assist with scheduling potential adult volunteers for quarterly Open House meetings and act as a resource for general questions about the adult volunteer program.
  • Interact with internal departments to organize trainings for adult volunteers and the continued development of the team’s skills.
  • Develop and track evaluations of adult volunteers with assistance from internal departments.

Overall Responsibilities

  • Weekend availability required.
  • Update and maintain youth volunteer and adult volunteer files, including physical and digital files.
  • Organize and implement recognition and appreciation events.
  • Other activities as assigned by Director of Volunteers and Engagement.
Qualification and Education Requirements

High school diploma or equivalent. A minimum of one year working with youth in a supervisory, coach, mentor or other supervisory role.

 

Preferred Skills
  • Experience managing volunteers.
  • Creating schedules for employees and/or volunteers.
  • Experience working in museums or in an informal education setting.
  • Experience working with individuals with special needs.
  • Bachelor’s degree.
Physical Requirements:
  • Must have the ability to stand or sit for an extended period of time, climb multiple stairs and lift up to 30 pounds.
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

Birthday Party Coordinator

Part-time position. Responsible for the daily operations and implementation of Orlando Science Center Birthday Programs. Oversees the development and delivery of hands-on science themed birthday parties for children ages 3 years old and up.  The Coordinator will be responsible for upholding quality control of all events, and demonstrates 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.  Must be able to work weekends.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Serve as overall birthday party coordinator for all OSC Birthday Parties
  • Provide Birthday Party Hosting responsibilities when needed
  • Have a full understanding of birthday party themes and educational component including the science content
  • Oversee Birthday Staff and volunteers working in Birthday Parties to include any staff issues, instructions on fire evacuation procedures and any customer service issues related to the birthday parties
  • Confirm all birthday party reservations prior to upcoming weekend including creating and sending out all paperwork for birthday party needs. This includes staff schedules, calendars, interdepartmental requests and room set-ups, as well as cake and food orders
  • Organize, prepare and clean all rooms and supplies
  • Accountable for all supply shopping and inventory lists including but not limited to picking up Publix orders, arranging pizza delivery, etc
  • Accountable for completion and collection of the final payment for each party, for settling accounts in Tessitura and all related paper work
  • Responsible for birthday parent communication to ensure guest satisfaction
  • Compile all evaluations at the end of each month
  • Maintain a weekly inventory of paper products and additional supplies including a report (if needed) to the Education Manager
  • Be able to work on a consistent basis and fulfill scheduling requirements
  • Able to apply problem solving and demonstrate good judgment to complete project tasks
  • Able to deal with problems involving variables in standardized situations
  • Provide assistance with additional tasks as needed or available
Qualifications and Education Requirements
  • Full availability for weekend Birthday Parties.
  • Available 16+ hours between Monday-Friday.
  • Qualified candidates should be degree seeking or hold an associate’s degree or higher in education, science, or a related field.  A valid driver’s license is required.
  • 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.
  • Enthusiastic, friendly, outgoing; must love working with people.
Preferred Skills
  • Knowledge of birthdays and/or other applicable children programs in an informal setting.
  • Experience coordinating events or programs.
  • Experience working with budgets and high-volume organizations
Physical Requirements:
  • Must be able to lift 30 lbs.
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

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 after school 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.
  • Demonstrates commitment to OSC’s vision, mission and values.
  • Must be able to work Monday through Friday afternoons from 1:30-6:30pm.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications and Education Requirements
  • 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 Skills

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

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.

Member Relations Lead

Full time & part time position. Primarily responsible for generating membership revenue, member relations and membership database maintenance. Secondarily responsible for selling general admission.

Essential Job Functions
  • To promote and sell the organization’s memberships on and offsite.
  • To serve as Membership representative in Admissions for Members, guests and the Guest Services team.
  • To coach Guest Services team on Membership sales, as needed.
  • Assist Membership Coordinator with Science for All Membership program, as needed.
  • Assist Membership Coordinator in monitoring and processing online Membership sales, both new and renewals.
  • Assist 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.
  • Continuously assist with implementing market research methods to gather demographic member’s information.
  • 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.
  • To assist in member market research in areas such as member benefit analysis, member satisfaction surveys, member needs assessment and competition analysis.
  • Consistently promote a positive, professional image of the Orlando Science Center and provide excellent customer service at all times.
  • To perform routine quality checks on the membership database.
  • 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 drivers license, maintain a clear driving record, retain driving approval through OSC’s insurance company.
  • Other duties as required.
Supervision Given

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.

Qualifications and 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.
  • 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.

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.

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.

House Manager/Hospitality

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.
Surface Specialist

Part-time position. Cleaning position that ensures all exhibits and their components are clean and sanitary.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Clean all exhibit surfaces
  • Maintain exhibit hall scenery, props, sets and other thematic elements such as banners, wall hangings, and graphics that comprise the scenery for the exhibit hall
  • High clean thematic elements such as tops of built-in structures and scenery and faux foliage
  • Clean all supporting elements such as text panel acrylic covers, benches, stools, chairs
  • Clean free-standing manipulatives such as blocks, and puzzle pieces
Qualifications and Education Requirements
  • Housekeeping or Hospitality experience.
  • Able to safely work from a ladder or lift.
Preferred Skills
  • Able to operate a scissors lift.
Physical Requirements:
  • Moderate lifting (min 25lbs).
  • Pushing, carrying, bending/kneeling.
  • Highly mobile; high level of walking and standing required.
  • Ability to operate and work from a high lift.
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