Employment Openings: August 2018

By OSC on August 1, 2018 in Employment, What's New
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Opportunity to join the most exciting museum in Orlando!

Effective August 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

Guest Services Manager

Full-time position. The Orlando Science Center is looking for an energetic individual who is fun and engaging, to manage the frontline operation. The Guest Services Manager position is a full time, salaried position. The Guest Services Manager is responsible for the Science Centers most important assets, OSC visitors and Members. This position is responsible for assuring that the Science Center’s front line customer service is world class. The Guest Services Manager offers managerial support for the entire front line team while maintaining leadership for the area. This position is responsible for the operational integrity of the lobby, garage and phone operations and ensures the Orlando Science Center brand, protocols and policies are adhered to. This position is required to work nights, weekends, and holidays and provide service during evening events when applicable.

 

Essential Functions
  • Manages the front line, garage and phone operation to ensure all visitor inquires and personnel issues are being attended to daily and maintains a staff schedule within the budgeted yearly dollars.
  • Assures information is recorded correctly in the point of sale system with a low rate of error and conducts continual audit of all front line financial operations.
  • Supports the Orlando Science Center membership program by selling, cross selling memberships at the admission window, on the phone and at offsite locations.
  • Prepares and manages front line inventory, annual budget, employee evaluations and incentive programs for the Guest Services Department
  • Oversee the recruitment, training and coaching of over 20 Admissions personnel.
  • Writes and updates operational procedures with a focus on Customer Service.
  • Schedules and facilitates quarterly meetings that is continually reinforcing customer service with the Guest Services Team.
  • Provides quality service and detail reporting while functioning in a Manager on Duty (MOD) capacity.
  • Meets with the Vice President of Operations Bi Weekly to report all aspects of the front line operation and maintains open communication regarding all aspects of the day to day business.
  • Maintains a professional and replenished environment for front of house operation and reports all challenges to Vice President of Operations.
  • On-call 24 hours for vacant shifts, emergency situations and fill in at the front line when required.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

Minimum Qualifications:
  1. Education: High school diploma. A degree (Associate or above) in related field.          
  2. Experience: A minimum of 3 years’ in a managerial role and experience in a high volume customer service or hospitality industry.
  3. Certifications: N/A

 

Preferred Qualifications:
  • College degree in related field.
  • 2-4 years of experience in a high volume customer service industry.
  • Experience in a non-profit environment preferred.
  • Must be detail oriented and able to utilize different computer applications effectively.

 

Supervisory Responsibility:
  • Responsible for the hiring, training and development of part time and full time staff.

 

Physical demands:
  • Must be able to sit/stand for an extended period of time
  • Ability to lift/push/pull 50 lbs.

 

Expected Hours of Work:

Full time, hours vary based on need – nights, weekends and holiday work required.

 

 

Member Relations Coordinator

Full-time position. The Orlando Science Center is looking for an energetic individual who is fun and engaging, to assist with generating membership revenue through frontline, online and offsite sales techniques.  This Member Relations Coordinator position is responsible for assuring that the Orlando Science Center Member households are engaged and communications with those households are being sent out in a timely manner.

 

Essential Functions
  • Promotes and sells the organization’s memberships.
  • Assists in processing and managing the membership program; maintains the membership database; checks in current members and generates membership reports.
  • Supervises and coaches Membership Lead and Guest Services in membership sales and membership renewal efforts.
  • Promotes a positive, professional image of the Orlando Science Center and provides excellent customer service at all times.
  • Responds promptly to inquiries from prospective members, members, and the general public by phone, email or in writing and follows-up with an agreed timeframe.
  • Assists in creating and updating membership materials – e.g. letters, new member welcome packs, newsletters, e-bulletins, press releases, fact sheets, membership directories, member listings, member questionnaires and brochures.
  • Maintains and updates membership records and databases.
  • Assists in all phases of the member renewals process.
  • Assists with implementing market research methods to gather demographic member’s information.
  • Assists in member market research in areas such as member benefit analysis, member satisfaction surveys, member needs assessment and competition analysis.
  • Performs routine quality checks on the membership database.
  • Possesses good organizational, written and verbal skills.
  • Able to learn and operate a point of sale system.
  • Able to multi-task and meet deadlines.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

Minimum Qualifications:
  1. Education: High school diploma.        
  2. Experience: 1-2 years of Customer Service/Hospitality experience, preferably with a membership organization.
  3. Certifications: N/A

 

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications.
  • Customer service, sales, or hospitality experience.
  • Detail-oriented, organized, flexible, and creative.
  • Cash handling experience.

 

Supervisory Responsibility:
  • Supervises and coaches Membership Lead and Guest Services staff in membership sales and membership renewal efforts.

 

Physical demands:
  • Must be able to sit/stand for an extended period of time
  • Ability to lift/push/pull 50 lbs.

 

Expected Hours of Work:

Full time, hours vary based on need – nights, weekends and holiday work required.

Manager of Events
Full-time position. The Manager of Events coordinates all logistics, communicates with clients and vendors, and works alongside all internal departments to execute all Orlando Science Center facility rentals and group sales visits. The Manager’s primary role is to maintain the coordination of current rentals and serve as sales contact developing relationships in the cultural, local, convention, SMERF, and corporate tourism communities to solicit group ticket sale business.
The Manager of Events will possess creativity and an extroverted personality, as well as the ability to work efficiently with all types of people in an effective and courteous manner. The ability to work well under pressure and to meet deadlines is also imperative. The Manager should be a team player with an interest in helping to advance the financial stability of the Orlando Science Center. The Manager will lead a team of event coordinators and event crew to execute all event rentals and group sales/visit.
 

Essential Job Functions:
  • Responding to a high volume of phone and e-mail inquiries in a considerate and timely manner.
  • Scheduling and conducting walkthroughs of spaces for clients and vendors.
  • Creating and maintaining detailed standard operating procedures, event files, and logs.
  • Assisting in generating and distributing proposals and contracts and collecting certificates of insurance.
  • Create and maintain relationships with the Orlando event industry.
  • Develop room diagrams specific to each event.
  • Invoicing clients and collecting payments; tracking, reporting, and reconciling rental income.
  • Working with various internal departments to create seamless event days.
  • Communicate the Centers procedures and rental policies to clients and external vendors.
  • Create and maintain calendar of events, including scheduling of coordinators, crew, janitorial, and all other event needs.
  • Assist in managing a yearly increasing budget and allocate budget accordingly.
  • Train and manage any support staff needed. i.e. Event Coordinators, Interns, Set Up Crew.
  • Possess working knowledge of Florida laws and OSC policies in regards to fire codes, liability insurance, occupancy loads, and alcohol laws.
  • Manage social media marketing.
  • Develop strategies and partnerships to drive out-of-market visitor traffic.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with all local tourism service providers in the Central Florida area including but not limited to hoteliers, restaurateurs, AAA, ticket vendors and tour operators.
  • Place orders for groups requiring food and beverage.
Qualifications & Education Requirements:
  • B.S Degree in Event/Hospitality Management Preferred.
  • 3-5 years of experience in Event Management at a venue.
Preferred Skills:
  • Organizational skills.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize.
  • Detail-oriented, deadline-driven, and able to problem solve under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong customer-service skills and a desire to market the Orlando Science Center to clients over the phone and in person with enthusiasm
  • Must be able to manage projects independently and build strong collaborative relationships with various internal and external parties
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Marketing knowledge and skills
Special Conditions:

Monday-Friday 9am-5pm; Some evening and weekends are necessary. This position requires you to continuously walk the floor (including stairs) and the ability to lift 50 pounds.

Marketing & Public Relations Specialist

Full-time position. As a contributing member of the marketing team, the Marketing and PR Specialist supports maintaining the brand image of the Orlando Science Center and driving revenue generated by walk-in attendance, membership sales and fee-based programs. This goal is achieved by working closely with the marketing and graphics team as well as other departments on initiatives such as advertising, promotions, marketing materials, and more that increase awareness of all events, programs, exhibits and films.

The specialist is responsible for managing planning calendars for marketing and PR initiatives, assisting with media opportunities, copywriting for all major communications channels, supporting social media efforts, and staffing promotional outreach appearances and special events..

 

Essential Functions
  • Create marketing strategies and initiatives with marketing team that help generate revenue by promoting walk-in attendance and membership sales while maintaining brand consistency.
  • Curate, create, and update copy for pieces including but not limited to press releases, media alerts, blog posts and articles, website copy, and social media posts.
  • Manage the production of content and planning calendars for media outreach, blogging, social media, internal and external signage, community outreach opportunities, and advertising to promote department efficiency.
  • Serve as a media contact and foster relationships with media in order to pursue editorial coverage for national, local, and industry-related news.
  • Increase community awareness of Orlando Science Center as a thought leader through social media, marketing, branding and public relations.
  • Stay up to date on public relations, social media and search engine optimization trends in order to advise the Marketing department and organization on strategies and best practices.
  • Co-supervise and train 1-2 college interns each semester who assist the department.
  • Work closely with other departments to plan and implement marketing for events and programs and support them by copywriting, proofreading, and editing content as needed.
  • Coordinate photography requests across departments and book and act as point of contact for confirmed photographers and videographers.
  • Manage the Public Relations department budget.
  • Attend Orlando Science Center events and offsite promotional opportunities as a Science Center representative. Includes some early mornings, nights, and weekends.
  • Experience with analytics and compiling monthly performance reports. Be familiar with services like Cision or PR Newswire.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree or above in a communications field such as Marketing, Public Relations, Advertising, or a related field.
  • 1-3 years of relevant work or internship experience.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with email marketing platforms such as Mail Chimp, Constant Contact, or comparable tools.
  • Proficiency with WordPress or similar website platforms.
  • Experience managing an organization’s social media channels, specifically Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
  • Experience with a media tracking service like Cision or PR NewsWire.
Physical Requirements:
  • Ability to sit/stand for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to lift, push, or pull up to 45 lbs.
Expected Hours of Work:
  • Regular work weeks will take place Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Availability on weekends for outreach or special events required as needed.
Education Specialist - Early Childhood

Full-time position. This individual project manages special projects relating to early childhood programs for children 0-7 years old.  They are responsible for developing all early childhood STEM curricula for the Education Department including: workshops, educator professional development, family programs, conference presentations and camps. The daily functions of this position consist of but are not limited to: engaging and educating children ages 0-7, early childhood educators and their caregivers about STEM and various sciences with the use of age appropriate, inquiry based, hands-on activities in an informal setting. In addition, they will deliver educational content in one the following ways: hands-on workshops, educator professional development, family programming both on and off museum grounds.

 

Essential Functions
  • Performs the function of project manager for assigned special projects relating to early childhood programs.
  • Works in conjunction with the Vice President of Education to foster relationships with external partners, develop timelines and contracts as needed to ensure completion of all grant and sponsor deliverables for assigned projects.
  • Develops all early childhood science curricula for the Education Department including; workshops, educator professional development, family programs, conference presentations and camps.
  • Delivers early childhood programing in accordance with the STEM Discovery Center’s brand and values to engage young children, educators and their caregivers in high-quality hands-on activities and instruction.
  • Creates and delivers education staff trainings for early childhood programs and pedagogy.
  • Completes routine education staff program evaluations and provides coaching and feedback.
  • Ensures all programs are developmentally appropriate and align with Florida State Early Childhood Domains and preschool requirements as needed.
  • Creates assessments, pre and post tools, and evaluations as needed for reporting requirements.
  • Monitors quality control for all early childhood education curricula and updates existing programs and content 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.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
Minimum Education Qualifications:
  • A Bachelor’s degree in early childhood, education, or science with a minimum of 2-3 years’ experience working with children ages 0-7 years.  Degree may be substituted for 5 years relevant work experience in the field of early childhood or informal learning.
Minimum Experience & Knowledge Qualifications:
  • Prior teaching experience with early childhood (0-7 years old) children, educators and caregivers.
  • Knowledge of preschool and early childhood systems including best practice.
  • Ability to work in a fast pace, team oriented environment.
  • Ability to establish and maintain an effective rapport with others.
  • 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.
  • A valid driver’s license is required.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Prior experience working with age appropriate technologies and tools used to engage young learners (i.e. robotics, coding, etc.).
  • Knowledge of informal education and museum practices.
Physical Requirements:
  • Must be able to stand for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to lift up to 45lbs.
Expected Hours of Work:
  • This position typically works Monday – Friday.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours including early mornings, nights and weekends as necessary.
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

House Manager

Part-time position. The House Manager is responsible for providing 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.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Ability to remain calm, take appropriate action and maintain a professional attitude in all safety, security and/or emergency situations that may arise.
  • Opens and closes the facility per established procedures.
  • Conducts walkthroughs of the facility, parking garage and building exterior documenting and/or reporting to appropriate parties any needs or concerns.
  • Responds to radio, cell or landline requests in a timely fashion.
  • Interacts with OSC guests using the Customer First Approach and obtains feedback on the guest visit.
  • Documents shift activities in the House Managers logbook. Including preparing incident reports, logs and records.
  • Communicates exhibit failure, facility maintenance challenges and safety concerns to the appropriate personnel in a timely manner.
  • Assists in emergency first aid, CPR, AED and fire evacuations and works closely with government agencies, fire, police or FDLE, as needed.
  • Assists in locating lost children and/or guardians in a timely manner.
  • Monitors and assists with crowd density in public areas.
  • Supports Shipping and Receiving / Mailroom / Copy Center in the absence of the Mail Room Clerk.
  • Documents attendance prior to the arrival of the Manager on Duty, per established procedure.
  • Reports all problems or concerns to Manager of Operations, Director of Operations and Theatres and/or Vice President of Operations.
  • Conducts daily cleanliness inspections of OSC restrooms, exhibit areas and public areas in order to increase efficiency of OSC’s janitorial team.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Some experience in the customer service field.
Preferred Qualifications
  • 2-3 years of work experience in the Customer Service field.
  • 1-2 years of work experience in Security or related field.
  • Current First Aid, CPR and AED certification.
Physical Requirements:
  • Must be able to sit, stand and walk for an extended period of time.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
Expected Hours of Work:
  • Early mornings, mid-day, nights and overnights including weekends and holidays.
Guest Services Representative

Part-time position. Under the supervision of the Lead and Coordinator, Guest Services Representatives perform all ticket transactions, as well as help visitors with directions and information about Orlando Science Center and surrounding areas.  Additionally, Guest Services Representatives actively sell and maintain all Orlando Science Center memberships.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Sells General Admission tickets, special event tickets, and memberships.
  • Greets all guests with a friendly and professional attitude.
  • Keeps the Lead and Coordinator informed of any problems encountered during shift
  • Always maintains a positive professional attitude and appearance when dealing with the public and co-workers.
  • Arrives on time and ready to work for all scheduled shifts.
  • Maintains patient and consistent relationships with guests.
  • Follows all departmental and overall OSC protocol.
  • Works in the garage booth, frontline sales and phone, handling cash, giving directions, displaying proper etiquette, and displaying awareness of all building activities.
  • Works at the entrance of Kids Town ensuring all guests entering the space are adhering to the rules of the exhibit.
  • Accepts all responsibilities associated with cash handling and accuracy.
  • Ensures accuracy in recording zip codes, discount codes and all other data.
  • Enrolls and renews all OSC members with a smile, explains their benefits, and provides up-to-date information.
  • Possesses the ability to change with the changing needs of the department.
  • Maintains a professional attitude and focus on OSC business while on duty.
  • Wears proper uniform with nametag for the duration of every shift.
Minimum Qualifications
  • High school graduate or enrolled student.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience working with the general public preferred.
  • Experience working in a team setting preferred.
Physical Requirements:
  • Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time.
  • Ability to lift up to 45 pounds.
Birthday Party Host

Part-time position. The Birthday Party Host is responsible for general party set up and break down including, but not limited to decorations, food, experiments, and clean up. The Birthday Party Host will be responsible for keeping birthday guests engaged and safe.

Essential Functions:
  • Leads and facilitates the birthday party including disbursement of cake, ice cream and beverage, educational programming, science make and take project and general clean up.
  • Demonstrates a full understanding of birthday party themes, and the educational component including the science content.
  • Expresses a passion for working with children and exemplifies a love of science.
  • Maintains an energetic and positive attitude throughout the party.
  • Collaborates with Birthday Party Assistants during Birthday Parties to share responsibilities and to help ensure each birthday guest is receiving exemplary customer service.
  • Fulfills scheduling requirements by having full weekend availability.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Competition of the 10th grade, H.S.
  • Customer service experience.
  • Experience working with children (K-12) in an informal setting.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree or A.A.
  • Coursework in Education or Science field.
Physical Requirements:
  • Must be comfortable speaking in large groups to a ranging age group.
  • Must be able to sit/stand for an extended period of time.
  • Must be able to climb stairs.
  • Must be comfortable working in a loud environment.
Birthday Party Assistant

Part-time position. The Birthday Party Assistant is responsible for assisting the host in general party set up and breaking down including, but not limited to decorations, food, experiments, and clean up. Additionally, the Birthday Party Assistant will aid the Birthday Party Host in keeping birthday guests engaged and safe.

Essential Functions:
  • Assists 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.
  • Demonstrates a full understanding of birthday party themes, and the educational component including the science content.
  • Reports an accurate guest count to the Birthday Coordinator within 30 minutes of the party.
  • Maintains cleanliness of birthday rooms, classrooms and the surrounding areas.
  • Works effectively in a team based environment.
  • Fulfills scheduling requirements by having full weekend availability.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Competition of the 10th grade, H.S.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree or A.A.
  • Coursework in Education or Science field.
  • Some experience in customer service.
  • Experience working with children K-12.
Physical Requirements:
  • Must be comfortable speaking in large groups to a ranging age group.
  • Must be able to sit/stand for an extended period of time.
  • Must be able to climb stairs.
  • Must be comfortable working in a loud environment.
Afterschool Assistant

Part-time position. The daily functions of this position consist of but are not limited to: providing positive experiences for all afterschool students, filling out-of-school hours building and improving 21st Century skills through STEM learning. The Afterschool Assistant will assist Afterschool Instructors in 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 instruction off museum grounds. Afterschool Assistants 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 Functions:
  • Supervises students to and from daily activities, ensuring that all students are accounted for at ALL times.
  • Responsible for check in and check out procedures.
  • Responsible for the safe preparation, handling, and transportation of program supplies.
  • Maintains a safe and secure environment for program participants and staff.
  • Keeps current in science and education related to OSC’s program content.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Candidates should either be degree seeking or hold a bachelor’s degree in education, science, or a related field.
  • Candidate should have experience working with students in either a formal or informal education environment.
  • Must hold a valid Florida Driver’s License.

 

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience working with robotics, programming and coding, and 3D printing preferred
Physical Requirements:
  • Must be able to stand and walk for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to lift up to 45lbs.
Expected Hours of Work
  • Must be able to work Monday through Friday afternoons from 1:30-6:30pm for the duration of the school year (August – June).
Youth & Family Programs Educator

Part-time position. The daily functions of this position consist of but are not limited to: engaging and educating students 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 through classroom instruction on and off museum grounds. 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 Functions:
  • Responsible for teaching after school programs, break camp programs, summer camp programs and facilitating educational groups in exhibits.
  • 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 have strong classroom management and comfortable delivering science and STEM instruction to guests of all ages.
  • Qualified applicants will demonstrate a willingness to learn.
  • Demonstrates commitment to OSC’s vision, mission, and values.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Candidates should either be degree seeking or hold a bachelor’s degree in education, science, or a related field.
  • Experience teaching informally or in a classroom, customer service.
  • Must hold a valid Florida Driver’s License.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in a museum or other informal education environment, and background in public speaking or performance preferred.
  • Experience working with children and youth.
  • Experience working with robotics, programming and coding and 3D printing preferred.
Physical Requirements:
  • Must be able to stand and walk for extended periods.
  • Ability to work in an active indoor and outdoor environment.
  • Must be able to life up to 45 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 overnights.
  • Responsible for delivering OSC curriculum and engaging students and guests in hands-on activities and demonstrations.
  • Demonstrates good communication, has the ability to complete tasks with minimal supervision, and demonstrates excellent customer service skills.
  • Comfortable speaking in front of audiences of all sizes and delivering science and STEM instruction to guests of all ages.
  • Demonstrates commitment to OSC’s vision, mission, and values.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications & Education Requirements:
  • Candidates should either be degree seeking or hold a Bachelor’s Degree in education, science, or a related field.
  • Experience teaching informally or in a classroom.
  • Must hold a valid Florida Driver’s License.

 

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in a museum or other informal education environment, and background in public speaking or performance preferred.
Physical Requirements:

Must be able to stand and walk for extended periods. Position requires ability to work in an active indoor and outdoor environment, and lift 45lbs.

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.

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