Employment Openings: June 2018

By OSC on June 22, 2018 in Employment, What's New
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Opportunity to join the most exciting museum in Orlando!

Effective June 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

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.

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 Bachelor’s 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 extended periods and lift 30lbs

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 kneel for long periods of time.
  • Must be able to lift up to 30 lbs.
Cashier/Barista

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

  • Knowledgeable about all menu items and beverages served.
  • Able to answer guest’s questions regarding such with confidence and accuracy.
  • Is able to maintain the operation and prepares all coffee drinks to specification.
  • Has complete knowledge and skill of operating/maintaining coffee equipment for daily use.
  • Maintain a clean, organized, and sanitized work area.
  • Adhere to health and safety standards at all times.
  • Able to effectively explain the “journey of coffee”.
Essential Job Functions:
  • Must work well independently and be very results-driven.
  • Courteously and efficiently assist Education Programs’ visitors during their visit, giving accurate and helpful information to help them understand schedules, procedures, and other important information.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with team members and visitors.
Qualifications & Education Requirements:
  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred.

 

Preferred Skills:
  • Point of sales applications.
  • Barista, customer service or hospitality experience preferred but not necessary.
  • Able to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Cash handling required.
Physical Requirements:

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

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

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

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.
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