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Director of Development

Full time benefited position. Provide the leadership role at the Orlando Science Center in the creation of a growing financial base by increasing revenue from corporate organizations.  Working with the Vice President of Development, the Development Director is responsible for Corporate Engagement and will create and execute both short- term and long-term strategies for increasing contributed revenue while building sustainable relationships for OSC.

Job Duties:

  • Develop and execute strategies for enhancing revenue from corporations and corporate foundations for both short and long term success in line with budget and organization goals.  
  • Be creative in developing revenue opportunities that meet the mutual marketing goals of the corporate partner and OSC.  For example, exhibit, event, community accessibility options, naming and/or corporate memberships.   
  • Ensure all corporate partners are being stewarded regularly throughout the year with the aim of building ongoing relationships that sustain the mission.   
  • Research corporate prospects and develop plan to engage targeted organizations for short and long term partnerships.
  • Develop and maintain a portfolio of all sponsorship opportunities for potential partners.
  • Serve as Development Lead for the following events including but not limited to Neanderthal Ball, Cosmic Golf, Science of Wine, Maker Faire. 
  • Insure appropriate and professional presentation materials and implementation of deliverables.
  • Manage and grow volunteer committees (Community Council) in relation to aforementioned special events and advocacy in the community. 
  • Ensure appropriate follow-up with corporate clients for annual and capital campaigns.
  • Participate in the launch and implementation of a successful comprehensive campaign for the long term growth of the Center. 
  • Develop and maintain prospect lists in donor database (Donor Perfect).
  • Stay current on corporate activity in the community to assess viable opportunities for engagement.   
  • Work with internal OSC departments including Finance, Marketing, Visitor Experience, Education and others to ensure fulfillment of Development goals. 


Education:

Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Non-Profit Management, Marketing, Communications, Business or a related field. 

Experience:

  • Minimum of five years of experience in corporate fundraising and/or business development.  
  • Work with engaging and growing volunteer committees. Three years of management experience, including budgeting and planning.  
  • Knowledge and involvement in the local community.  
  • Previous work experience in a non-profit organization or business development function a plus.  
  • Strong communication, organizational and multi-tasking skills a must.  
  • Prior Event experience preferred
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and CRM systems.  
  • Corporate experience a plus. 

 

 

Coordinator of Camps and Classes 

Full time benefited position. The Coordinator of Camps and Classes is responsible for the operations and implementation of OSC Camps, Overnight and Scout 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, with emphasis on daily operations and scheduling, to ensure quality control.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Supervise the development and operations of Camps, Overnights, and Scout programs.
  • Oversee the daily/weekly implementation of these programs.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in all programs and deliver programs as needed.
  • 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
  • Assess programming needs of the scout and community and adjust or develop programs to meet those needs.
  • 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. 
  • Provides administrative and operational support to the Education Manager.


Qualifications 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, scout and overnight practices.
  • Experience coordinating events or programs.
  • Experience working with budgets and high-volume organizations.


EDUCATION: Degree seeking or hold a bachelor’s degree in science education, chemistry, physical science, physics, astronomy, or other related sciences.

EXPERIENCE: The candidate should have experience teaching either informally or in a classroom setting. The candidate should have strong general science knowledge. Applicants must demonstrate a willingness to learn by studying supplemental material and researching new ideas. Strong written and oral communication is required. Customer service experience and experience speaking in front of large audiences is desirable. 

 

 

Science Program Interpreter

Full time benefited position. The daily functions of this position consist of but are not limited to:  Engaging and educating general public about various sciences with the use of demonstrations and hands-on activities in an informal setting. The Science Interpreter will deliver educational content in one or more of the following ways: large capacity auditorium programming on and off museum grounds, guided tours and presentations, exhibit hall facilitation, and floor demonstrations. The Science Interpreter requires individuals who are comfortable speaking in front of large audiences and delivering science instruction to guests of all ages.

Science Interpreters will demonstrate a willingness to learn and educate themselves on all topics of science as well as 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. The Interpreter will develop content for instructional use in all facets of the department assigned by Director of Visitor Experience and/or Manager of Public Programs.  Science Interpreters must have the ability to complete tasks with minimal supervision, and demonstrate excellent customer service skills.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Engaging science center members and general public about various sciences with the use of demonstrations and hands-on activities in an informal setting
  • Must be able to work weekends
  • Content area expertise extends to all programs.
  • Works with a high degree of independence on multiple projects in parallel.
  • Reports regularly on project progress, and oversees budgets and resource allocations as necessary.
  • Creative approach to new ideas and projects
  • Create new live science demonstrations, programs, and shows that supplement special science events and exhibits
  • Exemplary written and oral communication skills
  • Able to problem solve with flexibility and demonstrate good judgment in a variety of situations 


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 in a museum or other informal science education facility
  • Curriculum development
  • Graphic design experience
  • Background and experience in any of the following is preferred: planetarium, observatory, animal handling, chemistry labs, physics labs, nursing simulators, STEM, and inquiry based learning projects

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

 

 

Early Childhood Educator

Part time position. A cheerful, animated, thoughtful and engaging individual is needed to provide fun and quality educational programming for the Science Center’s early learners. The daily functions of this position consist of but are not limited to: Engaging and educating families, school groups, campers and teachers about various sciences and early childhood topics with the use of demonstrations and hands-on activities in an informal setting. The Early Childhood 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 early childhood workshops, discovery labs, offsite programs, camps, and some weekend events.
  • Responsible for delivering OSC curriculum and engaging children, families and guests in hands-on activities and demonstrations.
  • Applicants should be good communicators, have the ability to complete tasks with minimal supervision, and demonstrate excellent customer service skills.
  • This position requires individuals who are comfortable speaking in front of audiences of all sizes and delivering basic science instruction to guests of all ages.  
  • Ensure age appropriateness in all programs and alignment with learning and developmental standards.
  • Maintains a safe and secure environment for guests and staff.
  • Keeps current in science and education related to OSC’s content and exhibits.
  • Qualified applicants will demonstrate a willingness to learn.  
  • Availability on Saturdays is required.


Qualifications and Education Requirements:

Enthusiastic, friendly, outgoing; must love working with children and guests. Qualified candidates should be degree seeking or hold a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education, education, science, psychology, or museum studies preferred. A valid driver’s license is required. Experience working with children or teaching children (age 7 and under) either informally or in a classroom setting.

Preferred Skills:

  • Course work in the field of Early Childhood or Education.
  • Experience developing curriculum for informal education facilities. 
  • Experience in the performing arts or theater experience. 
  • Minimum of one year experience teaching and delivering educational programming in an informal setting (child care facility, museum, zoo).


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

  

 

Animal Husbandry Technician

Part time position. Provide the daily care of all OSC animals, and the maintenance and repair of animal support systems within the Nature Works exhibition; present science programming to guests within the NatureWorks exhibit. Experience with fish and reptiles is required. Experience with amphibians and invertebrate species is beneficial. This position requires availability Sunday through Thursday between 8:30 am and 5pm and will offer 15-20 hours per week.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Prepare and feed daily ration of frozen, fresh and dry commercial foods.
  • Maintenance of insect colonies for feeding of animals.
  • Maintain exhibit aesthetics to departmental standards through regular cleaning of habitats and windows, and removing debris. Present public programs to diverse groups.
  • Participate in departmental and special events both at the science center and off property.
  • Assist in renovating exhibits to incorporate new filters, pumps, lighting, etc., and to rebuild habitats when needed.
  • Must represent the Orlando Science Center in a professional manner with all guests and staff.


Qualifications and Education Requirements:
  Two-year degree in natural sciences, ecology, natural resources management, or a related field or equivalent education plus experience.

The equivalent of one year experience in a zoo, aquarium, museum, park or a similar facility including performing, preparing or coordinating interpretive educational programming.


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be able to stand for extended periods and lift 50lbs.
  • Able to safely work from a ladder or lift.


Preferred Skils:

  • Experience with veterinary/medical care.
  • Snorkeling or SCUBA diving experience

 

 

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 and “Creative Curriculum” and Voluntary PreKindergarten (VPK). 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.

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • A degree (Associate or above) in Child Development, Early Childhood, Pre-Kindergarten, Primary, or Elementary Education preferred. 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 accepted.
  • 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

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.

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, 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.

 

 

Preschool Assistant

Part Time Position. Responsible for assisting Preschool classroom teachers with general supervision and management of a class of preschool (3 – 5 yr) children. Assisting in the execution of the Early Childhood education program in accordance with the goals, objectives and standards set forth by the Orlando Science Center Preschool, along with Early Childhood developmentally appropriate practices, FL Department of Children and Families guidelines and “Creative Curriculum”. Support 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: 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 story telling. 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.

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

  • Required - High School or GED diploma
  • A degree (Associate or above) in Child Development, Early Childhood, Pre-Kindergarten, Primary, or Elementary Education preferred. 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 accepted.
  • 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
  • Preferred - 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

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, 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.

 

 

Birthday Party Assistants

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. Responsible for cleanliness of birthday rooms and the surrounding areas. Be able to work on a consistent basis and fulfill scheduling requirements. 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. 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. Completion of the 10th grade, H.S. or Bachelors Degree preferred

 

 

Hospitality/House Manager

Part time position. Position Summary: 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.

Duties/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 / or 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 / parent.
  • 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 by Director of Facilities and or CFO.

 

Education or Certifications: High School diploma or equivalent

Work Experience: 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, ability to push/pull a certain amount of weight.

 

 

Movie 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. High School Graduate or equivalent, some college preferred. Must be able to sit/stand for extended periods of time.

 

 

Educator

Part time position. The daily functions of this position consist of but are not limited to: Engaging and educating school groups, scouts, campers and teachers about various sciences 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, offsite programs, scout programs, camps, and overnights.
  • Responsible for delivering OSC curriculum and engaging students and guests in hands-on activities and demonstrations.
  • Applicants should be good communicators, have the ability to complete tasks with minimal supervision, and demonstrate excellent customer service skills.
  • This position requires individuals who are comfortable speaking in front of audiences of all sizes and delivering science instruction to guests of all ages.
  • Qualified applicants will demonstrate a willingness to learn.

Qualified candidates should either be degree seeking or hold a bachelors degree in education, science, or a related field.

  • Enthusiastic, friendly, outgoing; must love working with children and guests
  • A valid driver’s license is required.

The candidate should have experience in a museum or other informal education environment. Experience teaching informally or in a classroom is required. A background in public speaking and customer service is essential.

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

 

 

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 stand for long periods of times. Must be able to lift up to 50 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.

REQUIRED SKILLS: A valid Florida driver’s license is required

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.

 

  

 

Orlando Science Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse team of professionals! 

Benefits for FT: Health benefits (health, dental, vision), long-term disability; life insurance, employer matched savings plan, credit union, flexible vacation days. For PT & FT: Annual family membership, complimentary Science Center tickets, Credit Union, direct deposit, discounts in the café, store, and programs.

 

 


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