Employment

We are looking for highly passionate and dedicated people to help support our mission of inspiring science learning for life.

The Orlando Science Center offers a variety of employment opportunities which vary from entry level positions to supervisory and management roles. These positions range anywhere from handling animals, providing exhibit interpretation and developing educational content to working in guest services, coordinating events, or maintaining our building behind the scenes.

Benefit Information for Full Time Employees:

  • Insurance coverage (Partially Funded by Orlando Science Center) - includes health, dental, and vision insurance. Additional benefits include vision discounts, prescription drug coverage and health, dental, and vision insurance for dependents.
  • 403B plan (Retirement Plan) – eligible to enroll upon hire. Orlando Science Center matches 100% up to 3% and 50% of the deferral amount up to 5% of an employee’s weekly contribution after 1 year of service/1000 hours.
  • Sick Time – 6 days per year.
  • Paid Time Off (PTO/Vacation Time) – based on years of service: 1-5 years of service = 20 days, 5-9 years of service = 25 days, 10+ years of service = 30 days.
  • Other Benefits (fully funded by Orlando Science Center) – Complimentary Family Membership, Discounts on Science Store, Café, Programming, and Rentals, Life Insurance (equal to Annual Salary), Long Term Disability Insurance, Employee Assistance Plan, Financial planning through Raymond James
  • Optional Benefits (fully funded by the Employee) – Flexible Benefits (for dependent care and medical expenses), Short Term Disability, Additional Life Insurance

How to Apply:

Cover letters, resumes, and/or job applications for employment can be submitted in a variety of ways:

Email

HRSpecialist@osc.org
Please indicate the position for which you are applying in the subject line.

In Person

You may leave your cover letter, resume, and/or job application with our Guest Services Team on Level 2.

Mail

Orlando Science Center
ATTN: Human Resources Department
777 East Princeton Street
Orlando, FL 32803

Employment Application

Background Check Form

The Orlando Science Center participates in E-Verify, please view the  Notice of E-Verify Participation and the Notice of Right to Work.



Due to the number of applications we receive, we are only able to respond to those applicants who best match our current openings. We are not able to respond to individual calls or emails regarding the status of your application.

The Orlando Science Center is committed to building and maintaining a diverse, inclusive, and equitable organization and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. It is the policy of the Orlando Science Center to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants and to administer all aspects and conditions of employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity, gender expression, or any other protected-class status.

Research shows that women and individuals from underrepresented backgrounds often apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. We recognize that it is highly unlikely that an applicant meets 100% of the qualifications for a given role. Therefore, if you feel that your skills match one of our job descriptions below, then you are highly encouraged to apply.

Our Human Resources Team will process employment applications and resumes for current job openings only. Applicants must specify the job title on applications, resumes, and cover letters to ensure proper handling. Unsolicited applications and resumes are not accepted, i.e. applications for "any" or "open" positions are not kept on file.

Current Openings

Full-Time Positions

The Controller is responsible for Orlando Science Center’s accounting and financial reporting operations. This individual ensures internal control of assets including cash, inventories, property, plant, and equipment. The Controller is responsible for the reporting of operating activities and financial position for month-end and annual audit. This position supervises day-to-day, month-end, and year-end accounting/reporting of accounts payable, cash receipts, general ledger accounting, and payroll. The Controller is also responsible for the reconciliation of balance sheet accounts and analysis of income statement accounts.

Essential Functions: 

  • Working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  • Maintains a chart of accounts, fixed asset inventory, and depreciation schedules
  • Creates, maintains, and monitors internal controls.
  • Responsible for assuring adherence to proper revenue recognition for both contributions (unrestricted, restricted, and in-kind) and earned revenue.
  • Prepares standard and adjusting journal entries for monthly and year-end financial statements.
  • Reviews and posts entries in accounting system
  • Compiles financial transactions for accounts payable, cash receipts, and payroll while ensuring proper accrual entries
  • Prepares monthly financial statements to include income statement, balance sheet, cash flow statement/forecast and report of capital expenditures utilizing reporting software.
  • Analyze revenues and expenses vs. budget in order to prepare any necessary adjusting entries or accruals. Reviews trial balance to ensure that cash transactions, allocations, and prepaid expenses are recorded.
  • Maintains support of balance sheet accounts including cash, receivables, fixed assets, prepaid expense, inventories, accounts payable, program deposits, accrued payroll, and deferred revenue.
  • Prepares supporting schedules for annual audit(s) and IRS Form 990 including statement of financial position, statement of activities, depreciation, statement of cash flows, release of net assets from restriction, and net asset summary.
  • Primary point-of-contact for independent auditors during annual audit(s) and tax return preparation.
  • Directs and facilitates the budgeting process.
  • Timely and accurate tax payments and filings including sales tax.
  • Interacts with departmental vice presidents, directors, and other business staff throughout OSC.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Competencies:

  1. Teamwork
  2. Decision Making
  3. Work Standards
  4. Motivation
  5. Reliability
  6. Problem Solving
  7. Adaptability
  8. Planning and Organizing
  9. Communication 
  10. Integrity
  11. Initiative
  12. Customer Service and Quality

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or other relevant area or equivalent experience.
  • Experience: 5 years of supervisory experience in a financial office.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • 3+ years of experience with non-profit accounting standards.
  • Proficiency with accounting systems, financial reporting software, databases, and spreadsheets.
  • Working knowledge of time and attendance software.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to work independently.
  • Ability to effectively communicate accounting and financial principles to nonfinancial colleagues.

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • Assists, trains, and mentors accounting staff in accounts payable, cash receipts, general ledger, and payroll. Includes reviewing coding of accounts payable, cash postings, payroll labor distribution, and approving journal entries.
  • Development and training of the accounting system, Excel, and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.

Physical demands: 

  • Ability to sit for extended amounts of time
  • Extended computer use
  • Ability to lift up to 45 lbs.

Expected Hours of Work:  

  • This position is a full-time salaried position. This position primarily works Monday through Friday for 8 hours per day, for a total of 40 hours per week.

 Travel:

  • Local travel may be required on occasion (less than 5%).

Telecommuting:

  • This position is required to be onsite 60% of the time.

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Working with the Vice President of Development, the Major Gifts Officer will create and execute both short-term and long-term strategies for increasing contributed revenue streams while building sustainable relationships for OSC. The Major Gifts Officer will assist the Orlando Science Center in the creation of a stable financial base by growing relationships and increasing contributed and campaign revenue from individuals. Working with the Vice President of Development, the Major Gifts Officer will research and develop a comprehensive plan for enhancing individual giving to the Orlando Science Center.  

Essential Functions:

  • Builds and maintains strategic relationships with individual prospects and donors; manages a dynamic portfolio of at least 175 donors.
  • Initiates and solicits gifts for the Orlando Science Center with a focus on identifying, cultivating, and soliciting individual prospects with the potential to support the Center with gifts of $10,000 and above.
  • Prepares written proposals to solicit prospects for major gifts in support of the Orlando Science Center using persuasive language to promote visionary gift opportunities.
  • Develops and documents a robust pipeline of proposals and meets annual and campaign fundraising goals; establishes and achieves benchmarks for constructive growth; measures progress against institutional goals.  
  • Adheres to established protocols.
  • Ensures reporting requirements are completed in a timely and accurate manner; utilizes automated systems for tracking and reporting; develops and maintains prospect lists in donor database. 
  • Ensures proper presentation of materials and other deliverables as necessary. 
  • Meets comprehensive campaign revenue goals to ensure long term growth of the Science Center.  
  • Leads and develops a robust planned giving program to create a more sustainable future for the Science Center. 
  • Performs other related duties as assigned. 

Competencies:

  1. Teamwork
  2. Decision Making
  3. Work Standards
  4. Motivation
  5. Reliability
  6. Problem Solving
  7. Adaptability
  8. Planning and Organizing
  9. Communication
  10. Integrity
  11. Initiative
  12. Customer Service and Quality

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Education:  Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree appreciated. 
  • Experience:  A minimum of five years of major gifts experience with demonstrated accomplishment in the acquisition of gifts from individuals, including direct ask experience. The demonstrated ability to strategize, formulate, and close gifts of five and six figures and above, and reach annual fundraising goals and targets. General understanding of tax and other aspects of all planned giving vehicles; ability to recognize and cultivate planned giving prospects; experience soliciting, structuring and closing planned gifts preferred. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent written and oral communication and negotiation skills; demonstrably strong planning and organization skills; ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously with attention to accuracy and detail. 
  • Flexibility and initiative, as well as the ability to work independently and the ability to collaborate with others for productive outcomes. 
  • Superb judgment in all areas related to frontline fundraising. 
  • Process- and detail-oriented; strong project management; proactive. 

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to stand for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to lift up to 25 lbs.

Expected Hours of Work:

  • Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Some evenings and weekends required.

Travel:

  • Some local travel required. Minimum travel outside of tri-county area required.

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

The Director of Development provides support for Orlando Science Center by increasing revenue from corporate partners and other funders. Reporting to the Vice President of Development and working closely with the Director of Grants and Foundation Relations, Vice President of Education, and Vice President of Visitor Experience, the Director of Development is responsible for creating and stewarding partnerships between Orlando Science Center and various corporations, foundations, community groups, school systems and universities with the overarching goal of generating resources and opportunities to deliver high quality STEM learning experiences.

Essential Functions:

  • Develops and executes strategies for enhancing revenue from corporations and corporate foundations for both short and long term success in line with budget and organization goals.
  • Develops and documents a robust pipeline of proposals and meets annual fundraising goals; establishes and achieves benchmarks for constructive growth; measures progress against institutional goals.
  • Ensures reporting requirements are completed in timely and accurate manner; utilizes automated systems for tracking and reporting; develops and maintains prospect lists in donor database.
  • Ensures all corporate partners are being stewarded regularly throughout the year with the aim of building ongoing relationships that sustain the mission.
  • Researches prospects and develops plan to engage targeted organizations for short- and long-term partnerships.
  • Develops and maintains a robust donor portfolio.
  • Ensures appropriate follow-up with funders for annual and comprehensive campaigns as outlined in Development Plan.
  • Works directly with VP of Education and VP of Visitor Experience to solicit and steward corporate investments for a range of educational programs and initiatives.
  • Serves as project manager on corporate projects pertaining to OSC educational programming, working closely with the internal education team.
  • Manages the goals, strategy, and activity of the Corporate Development Officer and the Development Specialist including the Corporate Partnership Program. Corporate Sponsorships, and events like Science of Wine and Otronicon.
  • Participates in the implementation of a successful comprehensive campaign for the long term growth of the Center.
  • Stays current on corporate activity in the community to assess viable opportunities for engagement.
  • Works with internal OSC departments including Finance, Marketing, Visitor Experience, Education and others to ensure fulfillment of Development goals.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Competencies:

  1. Teamwork
  2. Decision Making
  3. Work Standards
  4. Motivation
  5. Reliability
  6. Problem Solving
  7. Adaptability
  8. Planning and Organizing
  9. Communication
  10. Integrity
  11. Initiative
  12. Customer Service and Quality

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Education: Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Non-Profit Management, Marketing, Communications, Business or a related field.
  2. Experience: Minimum of three to five years of experience in corporate fundraising and/or business development. Three years of management experience, including budgeting and planning.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and involvement in the local community.
  • Previous work experience in a non-profit organization or business development function.
  • Strong communication, organizational, and multi-tasking skills.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and CRM systems.
  • Professional corporate experience.

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • Experience managing others including setting goals for performance and deadlines in ways that comply with Orlando Science Center’s plans and vision.
  • Organizing workflow and ensuring that employees understand their duties or delegated tasks. Monitoring employee productivity and providing constructive feedback and coaching.

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to sit for an extended period of time
  • Ability to lift up to 30 lbs.

Expected Hours of Work:

  • Monday through Friday, with ability to participate in weekend and after-hours events as needed.

Travel:

  • 20% travel throughout Central Florida.

Telecommuting:

  • This position is required to be onsite 60% of the time.

Other Duties:
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

The Director of Safety & Security directly manages the Hospitality Team, Manager on Duty, Shipping and Receiving, and third-party janitorial services to meet organizational needs to enhance the participant experience by utilizing quality assurance guidelines. Communicates OSC-wide requests and uses available resources to accomplish goals.

Essential Functions:

  • Maintains protocols in regards to proactive measures during elevated threat situations as to how the operations of OSC should respond. 
  • Ongoing development of and maintaining a comprehensive security plan specific to OSC that addresses protection of employees, patrons, access, employee termination, prohibited items, etc. 
  • Maintains relevant security work groups locally and have regular communications regarding threats on a local, state and national level 
  • Maintains relations with emergency preparedness working groups and established liaisons with federal, state and local level authorities. 
  • Directs and/or conducts Investigations by review of incident reports and surveillance footage. 
  • Administrators AED equipment and First Aid kits throughout the facility.  
  • Audits access control system and maintains database quarterly.  
  • Maintains credential of Certified Trainer with American Red Cross. 
  • Trains and certifies employees on Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED, SDS and usage of Thermal Infrared Thermometers annually. 
  • Facilitates semi-annual training on Active Assailant procedures. 
  • Facilitates quarterly training of fire safety and evacuation procedures, 
  • Facilitates annual hands-on fire extinguisher training. 
  • Facilitates monthly new hire orientation on OSC’s Emergency and Safety procedures  
  • First responder for after-hours Burglar Alarm and tiered responder to Fire Monitoring Station.  
  • Maintains the functionality of the Security cameras, including maintenance and repair. 
  • Hires, evaluates, coaches, and terminates personnel as required.  
  • Develops and manages annual budget with financial accountability and responsibility for the department. 
  • Responds in emergency first aid, fire evacuations, emergency building when required. 
  • Participates as an acting Manager on Duty when required. 
  • Aids building as on call, to cover staffing challenges. 
  • Creates, distributes, and vets Request for Proposals (RFP’s) for janitorial services. 
  • Manages janitorial site supervisor daily. 
  • Distributes room set up requests and porter requests with District and Site Supervisor for janitorial services. 
  • Reviews janitorial extras billing invoices for accuracy. 
  • Processes monthly janitorial billing. 
  • Schedules and facilities monthly meeting with corporate office of Janitorial Services, VP of Operations. 
  • Maintains a professional environment for front of house and back of house operation and reports all challenges to the Vice President of Operations. 
  • Meets bi weekly with all full time direct reports and monthly department meetings. 
  • Serves as the Quality Assurance arm of the Orlando Science Center. 
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.  

Competencies:

  1. Teamwork
  2. Decision Making
  3. Work Standards
  4. Motivation
  5. Reliability
  6. Problem Solving
  7. Adaptability
  8. Planning and Organizing
  9. Communication
  10. Integrity
  11. Initiative
  12. Customer Service and Quality

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Education:  High school diploma or equivalent. 
  2. ExperiencePrevious experience in security, safety, operations, and customer service. 
  3. Certifications:  First Aid/CPR/AED 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3 years work experience in Hospitality/Business/Management/Security or Safety Management. 

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • Responsible for the managing all House Managers and Shipping Clerk. 

Physical Demands:

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

Expected Hours of Work:

  • Full-time, hours vary based on need. 

Travel:

  • Less than 5%. 

Telecommuting: 

  • This position is required to be onsite 100% of the time.  

Other Duties:

  • Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

This individual project manages special projects relating to PreK-12 education programs and educator professional development. They are responsible for leading and developing all PreK-12 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 PreK-12 students, 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 of the following ways: hands-on workshops, educator professional development, and family programming both on and off museum grounds. 

Essential Functions: 

  • Performs the function of project manager for assigned special projects relating to PreK-12 education and out-of-school time learning.
  • Works in conjunction with the Director of Education Initiatives to foster relationships with external partners, develop timelines and contracts as needed to ensure completion of all grant and sponsor deliverables for assigned projects.
  • Works in conjunction with Director of Education Initiatives to develop all PreK-12 science curricula for the Education Department including; workshops, educator professional development, family programs, conference presentations, and camps.
  • Delivers education programing in accordance with the STEM Discovery Center’s brand and values to engage students, educators and their caregivers in high-quality hands-on activities and instruction.
  • Creates and delivers education staff trainings for education 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 Standards as required.
  • Creates assessments, pre and post tools, and evaluations as required for reporting requirements. 
  • Monitors quality control for all 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.

Competencies:

  1. Teamwork
  2. Decision Making
  3. Work Standards
  4. Motivation
  5. Reliability
  6. Problem Solving
  7. Adaptability
  8. Planning and Organizing
  9. Communication
  10. Integrity
  11. Initiative
  12. Customer Service and Quality

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Education: A bachelor’s degree in education, science, communication, or theater with a minimum of 2-3 years’ experience working with students and teachers. Degree may be substituted for 5 years relevant work experience in the field of informal learning or education. 
  • Experience:
    • Prior teaching experience with PreK-12 students, educators, and caregivers.
    • Knowledge of state standards and experience developing and leading informal education programs featuring best practices.
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced, 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.
  • Certifications: Employee must have a valid driver’s license, maintain an acceptable driving record as stipulated by OSC’s insurance carrier. Must be comfortable driving an OSC vehicle.

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.
  • Experience writing and delivering programs to K-12 students.
  • Experience writing and delivering PreK-12 professional development.

Physical demands:

  • Must be able to stand and walk for extended periods of time.
  • Position requires ability to work in an active indoor and outdoor environment.
  • Ability to pull weight up to 50 pounds. Ability to lift up to 55 pounds to waist.
  • Ability to walk up and down multiple flights of stairs

Expected Hours of Work:  

  • This position primarily works Monday – Friday. Must be able to work flexible hours including early mornings, nights, and weekends as necessary.

 Travel:

  • Some travel required. Travel primarily consists of Central Florida.

Telecommuting

  • This position is required to be onsite 60% of the time.

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Our Exhibit Designer & Developer should demonstrate a passion for science, excellent problem-solving capacity and be a curious individual. This position works in conjunction with the Experience Design and Production team to research and develop fun, educational, and memorable exhibit experiences supporting the Science Center’s mission. Working under the direction of their Director or project lead, the Exhibit Designer & Developer helps to establish visual representation for all new exhibits and establishes experiential goals while working with the team to conduct research and support the content development process. The Exhibit Designer & Developer may develop exhibit research documents and draft punchy, compelling, and relatable exhibit copy. Overall, this position is responsible for visual conceptualizing, writing, and editing copy for Science Center exhibitions and the website, conducting project-related research, designing exhibit content ideas; assists in acquiring multimedia, and works with external advisors or contractors and other experts to see the vision come to life.  

Essential Functions: 

  • Collaborates closely with their Director or project manager to develop design concepts and plans for temporary exhibits and new permanent installations. Creates two-dimensional designs, quick concept sketches, and renderings as needed in software such as Adobe Suite and Wacom. 
  • Writes educational and instructional exhibit labels and assists the Director of Experience Design and Production in overall theming of exhibit experiences. 
  • Conducts thorough research to ensure scientific information is clearly expressed and accurate. 
  • Collaborates with graphic design, technology and education interpretation on graphic, technology and interpretive elements of each exhibition or installation. 
  • Provides a clear, focused narrative voice that is consistent across exhibits. 
  • Assists with the placement of collection objects or informational materials in exhibit framework and art gallery. 
  • Receives design direction and critiques from the partners and colleagues to create a stronger, better result. 
  • Operates effectively under time constraints and meet deadlines. 
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision, both alone and in teams. 
  • Must be detail oriented, able to prioritize tasks and able to work under pressure with multiple deadlines. 
  • Be aware of relevant health and safety issues with design implementations and adhere to ADA requirements when necessary. 
  • Oversees a team of volunteers to execute data collection, conduct surveys and evaluations, and prototype visitor experiences. 
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Competencies:

  1. Teamwork
  2. Decision Making
  3. Work Standards
  4. Motivation
  5. Reliability
  6. Problem Solving
  7. Adaptability
  8. Planning and Organizing
  9. Communication
  10. Integrity
  11. Initiative
  12. Customer Service and Quality

Minimum Qualifications: 

  1. Education: No formal educational requirements.
  2. Experience: Three to five years of work experience in the field of exhibit design and/or development, or a general background in museum studies combined with knowledge of the exhibit topics and experiential objectives may be substituted for advanced academic degrees.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Journalism and editorial experience preferred
  • Experience with scientific research and statistical data analysis
  • Ability to design in Software such as Adobe Suite
  • Large format graphic design experience a plus
  • Must be proficient in all Microsoft Office Software
  • Must be highly motivated, organized, and demonstrate a willingness to adapt positively to corporate change

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • Trains and mentors adult volunteers and interns in evaluation, data analysis, and surveying techniques.

Physical demands: 

  • Must be able to stand for long periods and be able to lift 30 lbs.

Expected Hours of Work:  

  • Must be able to work weekends. Occasional evening work required.

Telecommuting 

  • This position is required to be onsite 60% of the time.  

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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 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 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) concepts taught by the institution and improve upon existing content knowledge and teaching/presentation skills. Educators will be responsible for designing, prototyping, and writing curriculum for the Education Department.

Essential Functions: 

  • Responsible for delivering education programs and engaging students and guests in hands-on activities and demonstrations.
  • Effective presentation skills while speaking in front of audiences of all sizes and guests of all ages.
  • Writes and develops science curricula for on-site, off-site, virtual, camp and other programs.
  • Assists in educational training of new staff and seasonal employees.
  • Demonstrates effective communication, ability to complete tasks with minimal supervision, and excellent customer service skills.
  • Demonstrates commitment to OSC's vision, mission, and values.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Competencies:

  1. Teamwork
  2. Decision Making
  3. Work Standards
  4. Motivation
  5. Reliability
  6. Problem Solving
  7. Adaptability
  8. Planning and Organizing
  9. Communication
  10. Integrity
  11. Initiative
  12. Customer Service and Quality

Minimum Qualifications: 

  1. Education: High School Diploma
  2. Experience: At least 2 years of experience working with youth or the general public in an educational environment. Applicant should have experience in curriculum development for an informal setting (museum, zoo, nature preserve).
  3. Certifications: Employee must have a valid driver's license, maintain an acceptable driving record as stipulated by OSC’s insurance carrier. Must be comfortable driving an OSC vehicle.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • A passion for science, education, theater, or communications, with college coursework in the science field.
  • Background in public speaking, or performance
  • Professional communication skills, both written and oral
  • Excellent coordination and project management skills, including ability to take initiative
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and tasks at once
  • Working knowledge of Science and Engineering process skills
  • Experience teaching informally or in a classroom is preferred

Physical demands: 

  • Must be able to stand and walk for extended periods.
  • Position requires ability to work in an active indoor and outdoor environment
  • Ability to pull weight up to 50 pounds. Ability to lift up to 55 pounds to waist.
  • Ability to walk up and down multiple flights of stairs.

Expected Hours of Work:  

  • Must be able to work flexible hours including early mornings, nights, and weekends as necessary.

Travel:

  • Day travel required. Most travel occurs in Central Florida region.

Telecommuting:

  • This position is required to be onsite 100% of the time.

Other Duties:
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Full Time benefited position. This position is responsible for the overall maintenance and repair of the facility. Contributing daily to the best possible visitor experience for all OSC guests.

Essential Functions:

  • Works as part of the maintenance team to identify problems and repairs in the areas of painting, plumbing, electrical and facility components.
  • Performs minor electrical maintenance to include but not be limited to replacement or repair of fixtures (e.g. wall switches and outlets, incandescent and fluorescent bulbs and tubes, ballast, sockets, fuses using appropriate hand, power and specialty tools).
  • Performs minor plumbing maintenance (e.g. replacement or repair of faucets, unclogging of drains).
  • Performs minor painting, carpentry and masonry work (e.g. preparing surfaces and using brush & roller to apply paints, stains, and varnishes, hanging doors, fitting locks and handles, etc.).
  • Assists the department in handling unusual maintenance related to guest concerns.
  • Completes all assigned work orders in CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System) on time and accurately.
  • Maintains a clean and safe work environment by demonstrating a thorough knowledge of tools and equipment; follows proper safety procedures associated with each tool/equipment/material
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by Manager of Facilities and Director of Facilities.

Competencies:

  1. Teamwork
  2. Decision Making
  3. Work Standards
  4. Motivation
  5. Reliability
  6. Problem Solving
  7. Adaptability
  8. Planning and Organizing
  9. Communication
  10. Integrity
  11. Initiative
  12. Customer Service and Quality

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Education: High school diploma or equivalent.
  2. Experience: 1-2 years of relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of plumbing, electrical and general maintenance repairs.

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to climb, bend, push and lift 60+ lbs.

Expected Hours of Work:

  • This is a full-time, hourly position. Hours and days may vary based on the needs of the organization.

Travel:

  • Minimal travel is required for this position. Travel would include local trips to acquire parts or drop-off/pick-up a van for servicing.

Telecommuting:

  • This position is required to be onsite 100% of the time.

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Part-Time Positions

The daily functions of this position consist of but are not limited to: engaging and educating school groups, teachers and students about various sciences and STEM content with the use of demonstrations, hands-on activities in an informal setting, and virtual programming. 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, floor demonstrations, and virtual live facilitation. 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 discovery labs, homeschool programs, offsite programs, facilitating educational groups in exhibits, break camp programs, summer camp programs, virtual programs 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, delivering science and STEM instruction to guests of all ages and has strong classroom management.
  • Demonstrates commitment to OSC's vision, mission, and values.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Competencies:

  1. Teamwork
  2. Decision Making
  3. Work Standards
  4. Motivation
  5. Reliability
  6. Problem Solving
  7. Adaptability
  8. Planning and Organizing
  9. Communication
  10. Integrity
  11. Initiative
  12. Customer Service and Quality

Minimum Qualifications: 

  1. Education: High School Diploma

  2. Experience: At least 2 years' experience working with youth or the general public in an educational environment.

  3. Certifications: Employee must have a valid driver's license, maintain an acceptable driving record as stipulated by OSC’s insurance carrier. Must be comfortable driving an OSC vehicle

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • A passion for science, education, theater, or communications, with college coursework in the science field.
  • Background in public speaking, or performance
  • Professional communication skills, both written and oral
  • Experience teaching informally or in a classroom is preferred

Physical demands: 

  • Must be able to stand and walk for extended periods.
  • Position requires ability to work in an active indoor and outdoor environment
  • Ability to pull weight up to 50 pounds. Ability to lift up to 55 pounds to waist.
  • Ability to walk up and down multiple flights of stairs.

Expected Hours of Work:  

  • Must be able to work flexible hours including early mornings, nights and weekends as necessary.
  • Must have three days of weekday open availability with two of those days being Thursday and Friday

Travel:  

  • Day travel required. Most travel occurs in Central Florida region.

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

The Barista/Cashier is responsible for ensuring Florida State regulations and Orlando Science Center standards are met in coffee and food handling. This position is responsible for providing exceptional service to Orlando Science Center visitors and educating visitors on the history of coffee.

Essential Functions: 

  • Knowledgeable about all menu items and beverages served.
  • Able to answer visitor’s questions regarding such with confidence and accuracy.
  • Prepares all coffee drinks to specifications.
  • Has complete knowledge and skill of operating/maintaining coffee equipment for daily use.
  • Maintains a clean, organized, and sanitized work area.
  • Maintains a high level of customer service with OSC Visitors and Members.
  • Adheres to health and safety standards at all times.
  • Follows cashiering policy and procedures.
  • Effectively explain the “journey of coffee”
  • Possess valid Florida driver’s license, maintain a clear driving record, and retain driving approval through OSC’s insurance company.
  • Assist in incoming Barista’s job shadowing.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Competencies:

  1. Teamwork
  2. Decision Making
  3. Work Standards
  4. Motivation
  5. Reliability
  6. Problem Solving
  7. Adaptability
  8. Planning and Organizing
  9. Communication
  10. Integrity
  11. Initiative
  12. Customer Service and Quality

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Education: High school diploma or equivalent preferred.
  • Experience: Some customer service and cash handling experience.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Proficient with Point Of Sales applications.
  • Barista, customer service or hospitality experience preferred.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment

Physical demands: 

  • Ability to stand for an extended period of time.
  • Ability to lift, carry push or pull up to 30 lbs.
  • Ability to climb flights of stairs, bend, twist, reach and turn with complete flexibility.
  • Must be able to operate coffee equipment and be comfortable with loud noises.

Expected Hours of Work:  

  • Must be able to work weekends. Occasional early morning or evening work required. Hours vary based on need.

Travel:

  • Travel required – for third-party training and as needed to pick up supplies and materials.

Telecommuting:

  • This position is required to be onsite 100% of the time.

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

The Birthday Party Host is responsible for general party setup 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 Co-Hosts 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.

Competencies:

  1. Teamwork
  2. Decision Making
  3. Work Standards
  4. Motivation
  5. Reliability
  6. Problem Solving
  7. Adaptability
  8. Planning and Organizing
  9. Communication
  10. Integrity
  11. Initiative
  12. Customer Service and Quality

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Education: Completion of 10th grade, H.S.
  • Experience: Must be comfortable speaking in large groups to a ranging age group, some customer service experience, and some experience working with children (ages 1-16).

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Coursework in Education or Science field.

Physical demands: 

  • 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.
  • Ability to push and pull weight up to 20 pounds.

Expected Hours of Work:  

  • Birthday Party Hosts should have open availability on Saturdays and Sundays. Hours will vary based on need.

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

We are seeking a friendly, positive individual to provide quality play and learning experiences for the Science Center’s youngest learners. The KidsTown Facilitator is expected to engage guests informally on the exhibit floor, complete assigned tasks with minimal supervision, and demonstrate excellent customer service skills. Ideal candidate will be comfortable working with diverse audiences and passionate about working with children ages 0-7.

Essential Functions: 

  • Maintains a safe, fun, and welcoming learning environment for all KidsTown visitors.
  • Engages comfortably with young children and their accompanying adults through a range of content and pop-up activities.
  • Completes regular cleaning tasks as scheduled, including tidying the exhibit space and cleaning activity materials.
  • Staffs each area of the KidsTown exhibit hall.
  • Stays up to date on offerings in KidsTown as well as building-wide in order to best assist guests.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

  Competencies:

  1. Teamwork
  2. Decision Making
  3. Work Standards
  4. Motivation
  5. Reliability
  6. Problem Solving
  7. Adaptability
  8. Planning and Organizing
  9. Communication
  10. Integrity
  11. Initiative
  12. Customer Service and Quality

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Education: High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Experience: Experience working with children and/or families in a formal or informal setting.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience with theatrical performance, improv, or public speaking.
  • Bilingual a plus.

Physical demands: 

  • Reading, writing, vision, hearing, talking, standing, sitting, walking, lifting, pushing/pulling/reaching, bending/twisting, squatting, crawling.
  •  Ability to work in an office setting.
  • Ability to work in an active indoor setting.

Expected Hours of Work:  

  • Minimum of two full days of availability required. Most shifts will be scheduled between 9:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. with the possibility of occasional evening shifts.

Travel:

  • Occasional travel may be expected if departmental needs arise.

Telecommuting:

  • This position is required to be onsite 100% of the time.

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

The Theater Operator is responsible for assisting visitors in and out of the CineDome and Digital Adventure Theater, operating theater control systems, maintaining the cleanliness of all theater areas, and ensuring the safety, security, and accessibility of the theaters to all visitors.

Essential Functions:

  • Operates theater presentation equipment such as lighting, doors, and announcements.
  • Ensures all theater safety, security, and accessibility procedures are followed.
  • Answers visitor questions as needed and collects visitor feedback in the form of surveys.
  • Accurately records the total attendance for each show.
  • Facilitates the attendance of groups to the theaters, including assisting with their load in and load out and verifying the accuracy of attendance vouchers received.
  • Distributes, collects, cleans, and maintains 3D glasses.
  • Assists in the cleaning and organization of all theater areas.
  • Provides a high level of customer service to all OSC visitors and employees.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Competencies:

  1. Teamwork
  2. Decision Making
  3. Work Standards
  4. Motivation
  5. Reliability
  6. Problem Solving
  7. Adaptability
  8. Planning and Organizing
  9. Communication
  10. Integrity
  11. Initiative
  12. Customer Service and Quality

Minimum Qualifications: 

  1. Education: High school senior/graduate or equivalent.
  2. Experience: Some experience operating audiovisual equipment.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Some college education preferred.

Physical demands: 

  • Must be able to sit/stand for an extended period of time.

Expected Hours of Work:  

  • Part-time, hours vary based on need.

Telecommuting:

  • This position is required to be onsite 100% of the time.

Other Duties:
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

The daily functions of this position consist of but are not limited to engaging and inspiring youth aged 5-18 in Science and STEM in the community at locations such as neighborhood centers and clubs. The Community STEM Educator will facilitate and encourage hands-on learning using tools and technology. This position creates and maintains a safe, clean environment for children in program space.

Essential Functions: 

  • Responsible for creating an environment that promotes and stimulates program participation.
  • Provides guidance and role modeling to youth.
  • Responsible for delivering OSC curriculum and engaging children in hands-on activities.
  • Demonstrates good communication, can complete tasks with minimal supervision, and has excellent customer service skills.
  • Promotes 21st Century Skills such as problem-solving, creativity, communication, and collaboration.
  • Enforces all safety precautions and ensures that equipment is maintained in an appropriate manner.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Competencies:

  1. Teamwork
  2. Decision Making
  3. Work Standards
  4. Motivation
  5. Reliability
  6. Problem Solving
  7. Adaptability
  8. Planning and Organizing
  9. Communication
  10. Integrity
  11. Initiative
  12. Customer Service and Quality

Minimum Qualifications: 

  1. Education: High School Diploma or GED
  2. Experience: One year minimum experience volunteering or working with children.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Passion for science, education, STEM
  • Technical skills such as coding, robotics, making and tinkering
  • Experience teaching informally or in a classroom

Physical demands: 

  • Must be able to stand and walk for extended periods.
  • Ability to lift up to 30 pounds to waist.

Expected Hours of Work:  

  • During the School Year: this position will work 20-25 hours/week between 1:00pm-7:00 p.m.
  • During the Summer and School Breaks: this position will work up to 35 hours/week between 7:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Telecommuting:

  • This position is required to be onsite 100% of the time

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.