Employment Openings: July 2017

By OSC on July 1, 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

Grant Specialist

Full Time benefited position. Responsible for coordinating organizational resources to assist in producing compelling proposals to foundation, government, corporate and individual funders. This position will research grants and other opportunities, and work closely with internal staff to translate Orlando Science Center’s story and data into grant and other funding proposals. This position is also responsible for regular grant reporting, and needs to work effectively with staff and other resources to ensure accurate and timely responses and reporting to grantors.

As a part of the Development Team, the grant specialist also supports the development team with additional writing assignments and special projects, where needed, including but not limited to events, fundraisers and campaigns.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Research prospective grant funding sources to assess compatibility with organization’s goals
  • Gather and prepare all ancillary materials to accompany grants (budgets, bios, charts, statistical data etc.)
  • Assist staff in producing timely reports for current funders
  • Monitor status and collect data on funded projects through program staff
  • Work as a member of a development team assisting staff in implementation of other activities as needed
Qualifications and Education Requirements
  • B.A. in English, Humanities, or a science-related field or one year demonstrated progressively responsible experience in a multi-faceted, fast-paced Development Department. Grant experience (paid or unpaid) preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent research skills
  • Strong computer skills, familiarity with standard MS Office programs: Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.
  • Ability to synthesize verbal and written sources of information and data into coherent proposals that directly respond to funder priorities and application requirements
  • Ability to work with agency staff to develop persuasive, high quality proposals. Exceptional attention to detail when reviewing for accuracy before final proposal submission.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects / proposals simultaneously
  • Flexible schedule to accommodate early morning, late evening, or weekend events as needed
  • Calm and composed in working to meet critical deadlines
  • Excellent organizational skills
Physical Requirements:
  • Sit for an extended period of type
  • Ability to life 30 pounds
Preventative Maintenance Technician

Full time benefited position. This position is responsible for the overall Preventative Maintenance Program on facility systems and assisting with minor repairs to the building. Contributing daily to the best possible visitor experience for all OSC visitors.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Conduct preventative maintenance on building systems as assigned
  • Work as part of the maintenance team to identify problems and repair all facility components
  • Report all maintenance issues to the Facilities Manager
  • Maintain a clean, safe work environment by demonstrating a thorough knowledge of tools and equipment
  • Follow outlined procedures while performing work assignments
  • Use appropriate safety equipment (PPE)
  • Qualifications and Education Requirements
    • High School diploma or equivalent.
    • Minimum one to three years of relevant experience
    Preferred Skills
  • Good communication – written and oral
  • Dependable, reliable; able to work with minimal supervision
  • Some plumbing, electrical and general maintenance
  • 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
    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
    Youth and Family Programs Coordinator

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

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

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

    • Knowledge of summer camp and afterschool practices.
    • Experience coordinating events or programs.
    • Experience overseeing staff
    • Experience working with budgets and high-volume organizations.
    Physical Requirements:
    • Must be able to stand for long periods and be able to lift 25 lbs.
    School Services Coordinator

    Full time benefited position. Responsible for supporting the daily operations and implementation of Orlando Science Center Onsite and Offsite School Programs. This individual supports the development and delivery of interactive classroom and assembly-type science programs to schools, youth groups, and other organizations throughout OSC’s market area. They assist in overseeing the field trip programs that visit the Science Center. They maintain quality control of all programming, and demonstrate strong organizational and time management skills. The Coordinator provides administrative and operational support to the Education Managers of School Services and Offsite Programs, with emphasis on daily operations and scheduling, to ensure quality control.

    Essential Job Functions:
    • Assist in establishing and implementing the offsite program schedule, coordinating with the OSC Reservations Department.
    • Assist in establishing and implementing the onsite field trip program schedule, coordinating with the OSC Reservations Department.
    • Assist in acting as the liaison between schools and potential clients to coordinate and book both funded educational programming per contract agreements and fee based programming.
    • Ensures all onsite educational programming is meeting the contract requirements in a timely fashion and communicate challenges immediately to the Education Manager of School Services.
    • Ensures all offsite educational programming is meeting the contract requirements in a timely fashion and communicate challenges immediately to the Education Manager of Offsite Managers.
    • Assist with development or distribution of promotional materials for special projects when appropriate
    • Assist Marketing Department with promotional materials when appropriate
    • Distribute, collect, analyze, revise and report existing special projects evaluations; work with the Education Manager of School Services and Offsite Programs to develop new evaluations as needed.
    • Deliver off-site interactive and assembly-type programs for schools, youth groups, and other organizations as needed.
    • Assist in field trip check-in and deliver onsite field trip programming or floor coverage as needed.
    • Oversee maintenance and storage of School Services program supplies. Coordinate with the Education Supply Team to ensure the proper ordering and receipt of program supplies.
    • 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.
    • Must hold a valid Florida Driver’s License with a clean driving record and be able to drive a 15-passenger sized cargo van.
    Qualification and Education Requirements
    • BACHELOR’S DEGREE IN RELATED FIELD
    • 1-2 years relevant work experience
    • 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 informal education, school programs and afterschool practices.
    • Experience coordinating events or programs.
    • Experience working with budgets and high-volume organizations
    Physical Requirements:
    • Must be able to stand for long periods and be able to lift 50 lbs.
    Education Specialist II: Curriculum and 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 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 long periods and be able to lift 30 lbs.
    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.
    Exhibit Maintenance Technician I

    Full time benefited position. This position is responsible for maintenance and repair of permanent and traveling exhibits and related exhibit support equipment, interfacing with the exhibits team and with facilities department as needed. A primary responsibility for this position focuses on minor exhibit repair, preventative maintenance and accurate troubleshooting. This position primarily works Wednesday through Sunday 9:30 am – 6:00 pm. Must be flexible to work as late as 11:30pm for special events.

    Essential Job Functions:
    • Troubleshoot and repair DC circuits
    • Have working Knowledge of motors, bearings, motor controllers and servos.
    • Troubleshoot variety of computer operation systems including Windows, Linux and Mac
    • Set up and maintain A/V systems, projectors, mixers and speakers
    • Operate multimeter, soldering iron, wire strippers and crimpers and a variety of typical hand and small power tools.
    • Light carpentry including woodworking, laminate, drilling, threading, and typical hardware installation.
    • Sanding, painting and sealing a variety of materials.
    • General cleaning, dusting, and organizing exhibit components, galleries and shops.
    Qualification and Education Requirements
    • High School diploma or equivalent.
    • Minimum three years of relevant experience.
    • Preferred Skills
    • Ability to operate scissor and one man lift.
    • Good communication –written and oral
    • Dependable, reliable; able to work with minimal supervision
    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 walk for extended periods of time

    Part-Time Positions

    Clubhouse Attendant

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

     

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

     

    Qualifications & Education Requirements:

    High school diploma or equivalent

    Preferred Skills:
      • Customer service skills.
      • Communication skills.
      • Basic computer skills.
      • Cash handling experience desirable.

       

      PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

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

    Early Childhood Programs Educator

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

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

    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 times. Must be able to lift up to 35 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.
    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.

    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.
    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:
    • Must be able to work weekends
    • Works with a high degree of independence
    • Provide exemplary guest service
    • Exemplary written and oral communication skills
    Expected Duties and Responsibilities:
    • 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.
    Education:

    Degree seeking or hold a two year degree in early childhood education, psychology, or museum studies.

    Experience:

    The candidate should have experience teaching children (age 8 and under) either informally or in a classroom setting. The candidate should have strong guest service skills. Strong written and oral communication is required. Customer service experience and experience speaking in front of large audiences is desirable.

    Required Skills:
    • 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 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.

    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.

    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.

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