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 job 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.

OSC Guiding Principles:

  • Act with the highest integrity
  • Commit to excellence
  • Embrace teamwork and collaboration
  • Treat all with respect
  • Be innovative
  • Be a responsible steward of all resources

 

OSC Individual Principles:

  • Always act safely
  • Exceed expectations
  • Hold yourself accountable
  • Embrace change
  • Be trustworthy
  • Be impactful
  • Communicate effectively

How to Apply:

Cover letters, resumes, and/or job applications 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

 


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.

Positions currently open are listed below. 

Our Human Resources Team will process 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

Director of Individual Giving

Working with the Vice President of Development, the Director of Individual Giving will create and execute both short-term and long-term strategies for increasing contributed and earned revenue streams while building sustainable relationships for OSC. The Director of Individual Giving will assist the Orlando Science Center in the creation of a stable financial base by growing relationships and increasing contributed revenue from individuals. Working with the Vice President of Development, the Director of Individual Giving is in charge of Individual Giving and 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 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 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.

  • Works with the Events team to support annual events targeted toward individuals including but not limited to the annual Inspire Science Breakfast and the annual Orlando Science Center Gala.

  • Ensures proper presentation of materials and other deliverables as necessary.

  • Participates in the launch and implementation of a successful comprehensive campaign for the long term growth of the Science Center.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

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.

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:

  • 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.

Exhibit Technology Specialist

The Exhibit Technology Specialist is responsible for the research, development and integration of electronics, audio/video, PC hardware and software for Orlando Science Center’s exhibit department. This position contributes to the design of new exhibits visitor interface as well as technology improvements to existing exhibits.

  

Essential Functions: 

  • Develops custom software for a variety of microcontrollers, including Arduino and Raspberry Pi, PC and specialty show control systems.
  • Assists with audio/visual needs associated with exhibits, live programming and special events.
  • Identifies and diagnoses chronic or systemic technology defects in individual exhibits which reduces their efficiency and reliability or compromises the intended function.
  • Assists with the design of new exhibits, props, special projects & grants by making recommendations to the safe, efficient and effective use of technology.
  • Demonstrates expertise in software and hardware computer systems including: Windows (XP – 10), OS X (v10.3 – 10.12), Linux.
  • Documents all wiring diagrams, code and electronic components utilized in new exhibits.
  • Assists exhibit technicians with repairs and serve as a knowledge base for the team.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Education: High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Experience: 3-5 years of relevant work experience.

 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Ideal candidate possesses an inventive spirit.

  • Demonstrates initiative to work without direct supervision.

  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Ability to read complex blueprints, floor plans, and wiring diagrams.

  • Effective oral and written communication skills.

  • Knowledge of the principles, methods, and equipment used in development and programming of microcontrollers, PC’s, show controllers and audio/video equipment, along with a working knowledge of various programming languages such as Python, C or C++, and Javascript.

  • Good working knowledge and the ability to troubleshoot a computer, electronic, electrical, and audio/video systems as necessary.

  • Ability to complete tasks in a timely manner.

  • Ability to use a wide variety of hand and power tools.

  • Experience with interactive software such as Adobe Air, Flash and Director.

  • Ability to work in Auto CAD, Sketch Up, Inventor and Fusion 360.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.

  • Candidate must be responsible for the timely completion of assigned tasks and skilled in the use of a wide variety of hand and power tools.

Physical demands: 

  • Must be able to lift up to 60 lbs.
  • Must be able to work from aerial lifts, high platforms, and ladders at various heights.

Expected Hours of Work:  

  • This position primarily works Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Hours are subject to change to suit the needs of the organization. Nights and weekends as required.

Manager of Building Maintenance

Responsibilities for this “hands-on” position include overseeing the maintenance operations of the Orlando Science Center and maintenance personnel. Approximately 30% of time to be spent in administrative functions, 70% of time to be spent on “hands-on” maintenance issues. This position is responsible for maintaining building systems, including but not limited to HVAC, life safety, electrical and telecom systems, assuring compliance to OSHA, IBC, ADA and NFPA codes as they apply, as well as managing budgets related to the daily maintenance of the facility. This position is responsible for developing and executing maintenance plans and supervising workflow.

 

Essential Functions:

  • Manages facility maintenance personnel and related budgets.

  • Responsible for on-boarding, scheduling and training of facility maintenance personnel.

  • Performs daily facility inspections to identify immediate and long term deficiencies of the facility and its systems. Creates and delivers a corrective action plan to the Director of Facilities.

  • Responsible for executing and developing the Preventative Maintenance plan for all related facility systems.

  • Prioritizes corrective maintenance issues as they arise in conjunction with managing and prioritizing work orders.

  • Must be able to troubleshoot and/or program HVAC, plumbing, electrical, mechanical and alarm systems, as well as telephone, elevator, automatic door and automatic gate systems.

  • Must have comprehensive knowledge of construction methods, materials and finishes such as carpet, drywall, paint, framing, doors, concrete, EIFS and various roof systems.

  • Must be able to read blue prints and understand their symbols as well as contracts and permits.

  • This position is responsible for the preventative and corrective maintenance of OSC’s van fleet, including record keeping and maintenance logs.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Education: High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Experience: Must have a minimum of 5 years of previous hands-on experience in all related fields outlined in the Essential Functions.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficient working with MS Office and AutoCAD

  • Locksmith, key cutting

 

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • Must be able to effectively schedule Facility staff to ensure full coverage for normal operating hours

 

Physical Demands:

  • Physical demands of the position require the ability to work from aerial lifts and ladders at various heights.
  • Must be able to bend, pull or crawl and lift up to 60 lbs.

 

Expected Hours of Work:

  • This is a salaried position requiring a highly flexible individual. This position is “on call” in case of an emergency or alarm. While on call, the Manager of Building Maintenance must be fit for duty. The typical workweek is Monday – Friday, 42 plus hours a week, but may change due to an emergency or unseen circumstance.

 

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.

Director of Corporate Partnerships

The Director of Corporate Partnerships 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 Grants Senior Manager, Vice President of Education, and Vice President of Visitor Experience, the Director of Corporate Partnerships 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.
  • Work directly with VP of Education and VP of Visitor Experience to solicit and steward corporate investments for a range of educational programs and initiatives.
  • Serve project manager on corporate projects pertaining to OSC educational programming, working closely with the internal education team.
  • Manage 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. 

Minimum Qualifications:

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

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

Coordinator of Volunteer Resources

The Coordinator of Volunteer Resources oversees the daily operations of the Catalyst Youth Volunteer Program and Adult Volunteer Program, including recruitment, orientation, training, scheduling, and coaching of volunteers. Day to day direct interface with youth between the ages of 13 and 17, their guardians, and adult volunteers is essential. Communication with Orlando Science Center team members is required to manage internal departmental needs regarding volunteers in various roles. This position requires an enthusiasm for problem solving, a positive attitude, and a commitment to life-long learning.

 

Essential Functions:

 

Catalyst Youth Volunteer Program

  • Recruits, interviews, selects, and places youth in the program, working with internal departments to ensure the success of all youth volunteers while creating weekly volunteer schedules.
  • Maintains a comprehensive youth volunteer program which establishes increasing levels of responsibility and ensures opportunities for youth volunteers to build skills.
  • Facilitates orientation and training sessions for new youth volunteers.
  • Provides feedback and communicates challenges with youth volunteers, their guardians, and the Volunteer Resources team.

Adult Volunteer Program

  • Recruits, screens, selects, and places adult volunteers in the program by conducting Open House meetings and facilitating orientations for adult volunteers.
  • Communicates with internal departments to organize trainings for adult volunteers and the continued development of the team’s skills.

Outreach

  • Researches, schedules, and attends community outreach events on behalf of the Volunteer Resources department.
  • Develops and maintains relationships with community partners and local schools to create prosperity in our community through volunteer opportunities.

Overall Responsibilities

  • Weekend availability required.
  • Creates an inclusive and diverse volunteer roster which is welcoming to all.
  • Updates and maintains youth volunteer and adult volunteer files, including physical and digital files in volunteer databases and spreadsheets, as well as inventory of volunteer proximity cards and nametags.
  • Develops and implements surveys for the Catalyst Youth Volunteer Program and the Adult Volunteer Program.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Education: High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Experience: A minimum of one year working with youth (ages 13-17) in a supervisory, coach, mentor, or leadership role.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience managing volunteers.
  • Creating schedules for employees and/or volunteers.
  • Experience working in museums or in an informal education setting.
  • Experience working with individuals who possess various differences in abilities.
  • Experience using volunteer management systems (ie. Volgistics) or other databases.

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • Manage the day to day functions of youth volunteers (ages 13-17) and adult volunteers.

Physical demands: 

  • Must have the ability to stand or sit for an extended period of time.
  • Ability to climb multiple stairs.
  • Ability to lift up to 30 pounds.

Expected Hours of Work:  

  • Availability must include weekends during school year sessions and weekdays during summer sessions. Typical workweek is 40 hours per week.

 Travel:

  • Minimal travel: 5% of job responsibility.

Projectionist

The Projectionist is responsible for the daily operation and maintenance of both film and digital projection systems. They must also be trained and proficient in the Theater Operator role to be able to fill this position when needed.

 

Essential Functions:

  • Operates both film and digital projection systems and their associated equipment.
  • Maintains the cleanliness of projection equipment, projection booth, and theater office areas.
  • Keeps accurate records of equipment readings and film passes.
  • Inputs show attendance data to database and reports demographic and film royalty information.
  • Assists in maintaining supply and spare part inventories.
  • Aids in the repair of theater equipment as assigned.
  • Ingests digital film content and keys and builds show playlists for digital projection system.
  • Fulfills role of Theater Operator when needed.
  • Ensures daily show schedule signage and ticketing software schedule are accurate and up to date.
  • Reports all equipment, employee, and visitor challenges to management.
  • Provides a high level of customer service to all OSC visitors and employees.
  • Performs light administrative tasks and other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Education:  High school graduate or equivalent. 
  • Experience:  Experience operating audiovisual equipment.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Some college education and experience in projection equipment operation preferred.

Physical demands: 

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

Expected Hours of Work:  

  • Hours vary based on need.

Accounting Clerk II

The Accounting Clerk II is responsible for processing Orlando Science Center vendor invoices, expenditures, and the maintaining of the Accounts Payable and vendor records in compliance with Orlando Science Center policies and procedures.

 

Essential Functions: 

  • Enters vendor invoices into the accounting software, ensuring correct account coding and documentation.
  • Processes vendor checks and submits electronic Positive Pay for checks prepared weekly.
  • Ensures OSC expenditure policies are followed.
  • Maintains purchasing module in accounting software and assists buyers with issues and training.
  • Manages vendor payments paid by credit card.
  • Analyzes and reconciles various general ledger accounts monthly.

     

  • Maintains accounts payable and vendor files.

     

  • Reconciles vendor statements and communicates with vendors and staff as needed.

  • Posts adjusting journal entries as needed.

  • Reports attendance and royalties to film vendors weekly and monthly.

  • Assists Director of Accounting & Business Systems with ticketing system administration.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Education: Fundamental/basic accounting courses preferred.
  • Experience: Two years experience in an accounting office environment.


Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office.

  • Must have excellent analytical and mathematical skills.

     

  • Ability to work independently.

     

  • Demonstrates excellent communication skills.

 

Physical demands: 

  • Ability to sit for an extended period of time.

 

Expected Hours of Work:  

  • This position is required to work Monday through Friday, 8:30am – 5:00pm.

Supply Clerk

The Supply Clerk position is responsible for purchasing and maintaining supplies for fieldtrips, camps, offsites, afterschool, homeschool, overnights, birthdays, early childhood and other programs as needed.  

Essential Functions:

  • Demonstrates proficiency in the Orlando Science Center’s purchasing systems, including all data input, data retrieval, and report printing.
  • Processes all POs and credit card charges by month-end and purchases supplies in accordance with OSC policies and procedures.
  • Ensures all materials are purchased and ordered in a timely manner.
  • Records all purchases and uses appropriate financial codes to ensure budget accuracy.
  • Maintains all education supply rooms and ensures the workspaces are kept neat and organized.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of education inventory on-hand at all times.
  • Demonstrates commitment to OSC's vision, mission, and values.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Education: High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Experience: Purchasing and inventory experience.
  • Certifications:Must hold a valid Florida Driver’s License and have access to reliable transportation.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in a museum or other informal education environment. 
  • Strong customer service skills. 

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to stand and walk for extended periods. 
  • Must be able to drive a cargo-sized van.
  • Ability to climb stairs, climb ladders, bend and squat. 
  • Ability to work in an active indoor and outdoor environment
  • Ability to lift up to 45lbs. 
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Expected Hours of Work:

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

Travel:

  • Local travel throughout Central Florida occurs to pick up supplies as needed.

Science Program Interpreter

The Science Program Interpreter is responsible for educating the general public about various sciences with the use of demonstrations and hands-on activities in an informal setting. The Science Program Interpreter will deliver educational content in the following ways: large capacity auditorium programming on and off museum grounds, guided tours and presentations, exhibit hall facilitation, and floor demonstrations. The Science Program Interpreter requires individuals who are comfortable speaking in front of large audiences and delivering science instruction to guests of all ages. Science Program 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. Interpreters must have the ability to complete tasks with minimal supervision, and demonstrate excellent customer service skills. Full-time, benefited position.

  

Essential Functions: 

  • Engages Science Center members and general public about various sciences with the use of demonstrations and hands-on activities in an informal setting in a professional and welcoming manner

     

  • 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.

     

  • Develops content with a creative approach to new ideas and projects.

     

  • Creates new live science demonstrations, programs, and shows that supplement special events and exhibits

     

  • Exhibits exemplary written and oral communication skills

     

  • Able to problem solve with flexibility and demonstrate good judgment in a variety of situations.

     

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • 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 speaking in front of a large audience or teaching either informally or in a classroom setting.
  • Certifications: Employee must have a valid driver's license, maintain an acceptable driving record as stipulated by OSC’s insurance carrier, and have access to reliable, legal transportation that can be driven on behalf of OSC for business purposes.

 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Good written and oral communication skills.

     

  • Excellent customer service skills.

     

  • Improv and/or theater background is preferred.

     

  • Crafting/maker skills including experience with any of the following: woodworking, 3D printing, computer design, textiles, paper crafting, leather working, basic tools, soldering.

     

  • Knowledge of sound boards and light boards within a theater environment is desirable.

 

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • The Science Program Interpreter is occasionally tasked with developing and implementing staff training for specific programs including live shows, demonstrations and STEM zones. Interpreters work closely with part time staff and volunteers during special events to ensure they are trained and comfortable with themed programming.

 

Physical demands: 

  • Ability to lift 30 lbs.

     

  • Ability to push/pull up to 45 lbs.

 

Expected Hours of Work:  

  • Must have availability to work a minimum of 3 weekdays (Mon. Tues. Thur. Fri.) and both weekend days (Sat. & Sun.) between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Occasional late night and early morning hours required for special events & media opportunities.

 

Travel:

  • Local travel is occasionally required for offsite programs and supply runs. Long distance travel is rare, but can be required for professional development opportunities.

Education Specialist: Early Childhood

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 Qualifications: 

  • Education: 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.
  • Experience:
    • 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
  • Certifications: 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 demands: 

  •  Must be able to stand for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to lift 45lbs.

Expected Hours of Work:  

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

 Travel:

  • Some travel required. Travel primarily consists of Florida.

Preschool Teacher

The Preschool Teacher is 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, Teaching Strategies “Creative Curriculum”, NAEYC and Voluntary PreKindergarten (VPK) standards and guidelines. The Preschool Teacher is also responsible for instructing 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 Functions:

  • Embraces STEM education and informal teaching methodologies and strategies as essential functions of the Science Center Preschool and curriculum approach.
  • Establishes clear objectives for lessons, units, themes, activities and projects and communicate (written and verbal) to children Demonstrate commitment to OSC’s vision, mission, guiding principles and values.
  • Organizes and directs activities/materials to promote physical, mental, social development such as games, art, music/movement, storytelling.
  • Arranges indoor and outdoor environment to facilitate creative play, motor development and safety.
  • Maintains the safety and health standards of the classroom and outdoor environment through cleaning, visual and personal inspection.
  • Provides variety of materials and resources for children to explore, manipulate and use, both in learning and imaginative play.
  • Prepares materials and classroom for activities. Organizes and labels materials and a child’s work that is age appropriate and perceptual skills.
  • Uses literacy, science, technology, engineering, math and motor development for individual, small and large group activities to provide children opportunities to observe, question and investigate.
  • Establishes and maintains rules of behavior and procedures in regards to class control. Greets all arriving and departing children and parents/guardian. Open communication (verbal and written) with children, families, Director and Preschool staff.
  • Observes and evaluates 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 guideline and standards.
  • Follows and adheres to all administrative policies and rules governing the Preschool and its employees as OSC employees, DCF license and accreditation requirements.
  • Works collaboratively with Preschool staff, Director and OSC Education staff to provide appropriate programs, activities and projects.
  • Attends professional meetings, educational conferences, workshops and training in order to maintain and improve professional competence. Required number of in-service hours and/or CEUs will be provided according to licensing and accreditation requirements.
  • Maintains a professional attitude at all times.
  • Demonstrates commitment to OSC’s vision, mission, guiding principles and values.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 21 years old and meet requirements of the licensing agencies.
  • Education: A degree (Associate or above) in Child Development, Early Childhood, PreKindergarten – Primary, or Elementary education, Exceptional Student Education, Florida Child Care Professional Credential (FCCPC), Early Childhood Professional Certificate (ECPC), Florida Department of Education Child Care Apprenticeship Certificate (CCAC), certified National CDA is required.
  • Experience: Experience working with children 0 – 8 years old.
  • Certifications: FL DCF staff credential, CR and Basic First Aid Certification

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 45 hours DCF mandated child care courses (provide a current DCF transcript).
  • Clear Level 2 Background screening. May not be on site until this is established.
  • Four year old standards.
  • Emergent Literacy for VPK.
  • Communication skills-presentation, public speaking and written.
  • Reliable, organized, self-starter. Ability to work with little supervision.
  • Active listening, instructing, speaking, reading comprehension, learning strategies, writing, monitoring, and time management skills.

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to stand for extended periods.
  • Ability to life up to 45 lbs.
  • Tasks involve the ability to exert very moderate physical effort in light work involving stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling.
  • Sensory requirements are visual perceptions and discrimination, oral communication and ability to perceive and discriminate sounds.

Expected Hours of Work:

  • This position primarily works Monday – Friday between the hours of 7:30 a.m. – 6:00pm. Occasional weekend hours may be needed.

Lead Preschool Teacher Assistant

The Preschool Lead Teacher Assistant is responsible for assisting the classroom teacher with the general supervision and management of the Preschool class (3-5 years old) children. This individual will also assist the classroom teacher 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 (DCF) licensing requirements, Teaching Strategies “Creative Curriculum”, Voluntary PreKindergarten (VPK) and NAEYC standards and guidelines. The Preschool Lead Teacher will assist children (3-5 years old) in activities designed to promote social/emotional, physical and intellectual growth needed to be successful individuals related to their peer group, environment and community. Additionally, the Preschool Lead Teacher Assistant will help other Preschool Assistants in conducting the guidelines and standards set forth by the Science Center Preschool in accordance with all standards and requirements.

 

Essential Functions: 

  • Embraces STEM education and informal teaching methodologies and strategies as essential functions of the Science Center Preschool and curriculum approach.
  • Assists in the implementation of the daily program under the direction of the classroom teacher, which includes lesson plans and activities.
  • Prepares the learning environment indoor and outdoor, setting up interest centers and preparing needed materials and supplies.
  • Maintains general daily housekeeping tasks.
  • Maintains rules of behavior and procedures in regards to class control.
  • Greets all arriving and departing children and their parents/guardian.
  • Supervises the classroom when classroom teacher is out of classroom.
  • Has open communication (verbal or written) with children, Preschool staff and Director.
  • Uses literacy, science, technology, engineering, math and motor development for individual, small and large group activities to provide children opportunities to observe, question and investigate.
  • Assists in observation and evaluation of a child’s performance, behavior, social development and physical health under the direction of the classroom teacher. Daily, weekly and monthly Preschool and VPK assessments will be conducted in accordance with guideline and standards.
  • Works with other teacher assistants in their daily activities and routines to align with the needs of the Preschool following developmentally appropriate practices and standards.
  • Follows and adheres to all administrative policies and rules governing the Preschool and its employees as OSC employees, DCF license and accreditation requirements.
  • Works collaboratively with Preschool staff, Director and OSC Education staff to provide appropriate programs, activities and projects.
  • Attends professional meetings, educational conferences, workshops and training in order to maintain and improve professional competence. Required number of in-service hours and/or CEUs will be provided according to licensing and accreditation requirements.
  • Demonstrates commitment to OSC’s vision, mission, guiding principles and values.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 21 years old and meet requirements of the licensing agencies.
  • Education: High school diploma. A degree (Associate or above) in Child Development, Early Childhood, PreKindergarten – Primary, or Elementary education, Exceptional Student Education, Florida Child Care Professional Credential (FCCPC), Early Childhood Professional Certificate (ECPC), Florida Department of Education Child Care Apprenticeship Certificate (CCAC), certified National CDA is preferred.
  • Experience: Experience working with children 0 – 8 years old.
  • Certifications: CPR and Basic First Aid Certification. 45 hours DCF mandated child care courses (must be able to provide a current DCF transcript).

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Clear Level 2 Background screening. May not be on site until this is established.
  • Four year old standards.
  • Emergent Literacy for VPK.
  • Communication skills-presentation, public speaking and written.
  • Reliable, organized, self-starter.
  • Ability to work with little supervision.
  • Active listening, instructing, speaking, reading comprehension, learning strategies, writing, monitoring, time management, and monitoring skills.

 

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to stand for extended periods.
  • Ability to lift up to 45 lbs.
  • Tasks involve the ability to exert very moderate physical effort in light work involving stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling.
  • Sensory requirements are visual perceptions and discrimination, oral communication and ability to perceive and discriminate sounds.

 

Expected Hours of Work:

  • This position is required to work the following schedule: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Friday.
  • Occasional weekend hours may be needed.

Preventative Maintenance Technician

This position is primarily responsible for overall preventative maintenance on building systems and equipment and assisting with minor repairs to the facility. Contributing daily to the best possible visitor experience for all OSC guests.

 

Essential Functions: 

  • Conducts daily inspections of the facility to determine functional systems, detect malfunctions and make repairs as needed using a pre‐established check sheet.

  • Follows the PM (Preventive Maintenance) program schedule according to the Facilities management plan.

  • Works as part of the maintenance team to identify problems and repairs in the areas of painting, plumbing, electrical and facility components.

  • 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.

  • Performs minor painting, and carpentry (e.g. preparing surfaces and using brush & roller to apply paints, stains, and varnishes, hanging doors, fitting locks and handles, etc.)

  • 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.

   

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Education: High school senior/graduate or equivalent.
  • Experience: 1-3 years of relevant experience.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Require knowledge of plumbing, electrical and general maintenance repairs.

 

Physical demands: 

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

 

Expected Hours of Work:  

  • 40 hours per week, Wednesday through Sunday

  

Part-Time Positions

Supply Clerk

The Supply Clerk position is responsible for the procurement and organization of supplies for field trips, camps, offsites, homeschool, overnights, birthdays, and other programs as needed.  

  

Essential Functions: 

  • Demonstrates proficiency in the Orlando Science Center’s purchasing systems, including all data input, data retrieval, and report printing. 
  • Processes all POs and credit charges by month-end and purchases supplies in accordance with OSC policies and procedures. 
  • Ensures all materials are purchased and ordered in a timely manner.
  • Records all purchases and uses appropriate financial codes to ensure budget accuracy.
  • Maintains all education supply rooms and ensures the workspaces are kept neat and organized.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of education inventory on-hand at all times.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to OSC’s vision, mission, and values. 
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Education: High School diploma or equivalent. 
  • Experience: Purchasing and inventory experience.
  • Certifications: Must hold a valid Florida Driver’s License. 

 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience in a museum or other informal education environment.
  • Customer service experience. 

 

Physical demands: 

  • Must be able to stand and walk for extended periods. 
  • Must be able to climb stairs, bend over, climb ladders, and shelve supplies in an active indoor and outdoor environment.
  • Ability to lift up to 45lbs. 

 

Expected Hours of Work:  

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

 

Travel:

  • Must have reliable transportation.
  • Must be able to drive a cargo-sized van. 

  

Facilitator

Facilitators are primarily responsible for facilitating Orlando Science Center’s exhibit halls by answering questions, narrating on the microphone, leading activities and being interactive and engaging. This individual should passionately embrace and communicate the mission of Orlando Science Center – “Inspire Science Learning for Life” to Science Center guests. Facilitators will be responsible for delivering exemplary customer service and be able to effectively communicate science concepts and topics through science demonstrations and activities. Ideal candidates will be comfortable working with diverse audiences and passionate about working with children ages 6-12.

  

Essential Functions: 

  • The candidate should be comfortable approaching guests and speaking in front of a large audience.
  • Comfortable with discussing all branches of science.
  • Comfortable with being on stage, being on camera, explosives, dissection, working with live animals, chemicals, electricity, laboratory equipment, and wearing costumes.
  • Standing/walking for long periods of time.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

   

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Education: High School diploma or equivalent.

 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience working in museums or in an informal education setting is preferred.
  • Experience performing improv and/or theater background is preferred.
  • Crafting/maker skills including experience with any of the following: woodworking, 3D printing, computer design, textiles, paper crafting, leather working, basic tools, soldering.

  

Supervisory Responsibility: 

  • Occasionally this position may be responsible for leading teams of staff and volunteers by providing information on how to perform simple tasks like running hands-on activities or crowd control.

  

Physical demands: 

  • Ability to lift 30 lbs.
  • Ability to push/pull up to 45 lbs.
  • Ability to stand/walk for long periods of time.

 

Expected Hours of Work:  

  • Must be able to work 20 hours/week and be regularly scheduled for shifts requiring a combination of weekday, weekend and/or evening hours.

  

Travel:  

  • Travel is rare but may be needed for facilitating offsite programs.

Birthday Party Host

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: 

  • Education: Completion of 10th grade, H.S.
  • Experience: 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 demands: 

  • 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.

Expected Hours of Work:  

  • Part-time, hours vary based on need.

Birthday Party Assistant

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: 

  • Education: Completion of 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 demands: 

  • 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.

Expected Hours of Work:  

  • Part-time, hours vary based on need.

KidsTown Facilitator

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.

   

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, improve, 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.

Educator

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 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 Functions: 

  • Responsible for teaching discovery labs, homeschool programs, offsite programs, facilitating educational groups in exhibits, break camp programs, summer camp programs, and overnights.

  • Responsible for delivering OSC curriculum and engaging students and guests in hands-on activities and demonstrations.

  • Demonstrates good communication skills, 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.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Education: Candidates should either be degree seeking or hold a Bachelor’s Degree in education, science, or a related field.
  • Experience: Experience teaching informally or in a classroom.
  • Certifications: 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.

 

  Physical demands: 

  • Must be able to stand and walk for extended periods.
  • This position requires ability to work in an active indoor and outdoor environment.
  • Must be able to lift up to 45lbs.

 

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.

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.