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

Orlando Science Center is seeking a Chief Financial Officer (C.F.O.) and Vice President of Finance.  The CFO serves on the senior leadership team for the Science Center and reports directly to the President and CEO. Strong leadership skills including communication, strategic thinking, and ability to manage the finance team are required. The CFO is responsible for overseeing the security of the financial assets of the Center, monitoring and analyzing the financial condition of the Center, and making recommendations to the President/CEO, ensuring OSC maintains a strong financial position.  

Essential Functions:

  • Exercises fiscal control over the assets of the Center by providing planning, implementation, and supervision of accounting systems, policies, procedures, and internal controls. 
  • Analyzes financial and operational statements and reports and makes recommendations to the President/CEO in regard to financial policies. 
  • Directs the Center’s cash flow. Acts as staff liaison with banking and investment institutions and advises on investments for short term and long term financial plans. 
  • Works directly with OSC’s Board Counsel on legal issues and negotiates and provides contract review for OSC contracts. 
  • Leads OSC’s Finance Committee, provides monthly financial statements, cost/market analyses and other reports as required. 
  • Supervises the maintenance of the general ledger, departmental ledgers and all other subsidiary financial records belonging to OSC. Maintains control and supervises the balancing operation on all records, including but not limited to: bank statements, investment accounts and other subsidiary records. Prepares monthly and annual financial statements. 
  • Oversees preparation of OSC’s annual operating budget. Responsible for monitoring and budget performance.  
  • Monitors various funds and special project grants. Oversees the appropriateness of the disbursements of separate funds and restricted grants in accordance with specified spending restrictions. Oversees preparation of reports required by regulatory agencies, responsible for the proper accounting of all gifts, in-kind donations, investment income and other funds received. 
  • Schedules, coordinates and assists external auditors. Works directly with independent CPA’s preparing all required audit schedules and work-papers for their review and audit. 
  • Maintains OSC’s tax exempt status, including preparing tax returns and charitable organization filings. 
  • Responsible for overall review, compilation, and analysis of all commercial package insurance, and risk review. 
  • Oversight of organization’s IT operations including managing relationship with outsourced IT managed services provider. 
  • 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 or Finance. 
  • Experience: 10 years management accounting experience and 5 years of supervisory experience.  

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous non-profit accounting experience at a senior level.

Supervisory Responsibility: 

  • This position oversees the Finance and Meetings and Events departments. Direct reports include Controller, Director of Meetings and Events, and Director of Accounting and Business Systems.  

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to sit or stand for extended amounts of time. 
  • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs.  
  • Coping with demands (stresses that are associated with the job and/or the work environment so that acceptable levels of performance and overall contributions are maintained) 

Expected Hours of Work:

  • This position is a full-time, salaried role, nights and weekend work may be required.

Travel:

  • Travel to meetings and seminars may be 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.

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 Programs Specialist is an engaging person responsible for delivering and maintaining specific grant funded initiatives and leads efforts of training and development around specific areas of interest for the Orlando Science Center. Those areas can include our STEM spaces such as “The Hive: A Makerspace, Flight Lab, Dr. Dare’s Lab, Digital Adventure Theatre, special event weekends, and specialty trainings around museum programming best practices. The Program Specialist develops content, and procedures for STEM spaces and staff trainings. The Program Specialist works closely with Programs Managers to coordinate themed, educational events and coordinates across departments to project manage teams for large scale programs and events. Specialists must have the ability to complete tasks with minimal supervision, and demonstrate excellent customer service skills. Focus on creating a system of best practices for informal education and evaluation, coordination of grant funded projects, and staff training/development. Full-time, benefited position. 

Essential Functions:

  • Independently develop and deliver on grant funded opportunities for the Programming department.  
  • Has working knowledge of STEM Spaces for support in training and evaluating programming and staff in conjunction with the Manager of Programs 
  • Leads the efforts of monthly event planning for the Director of Programming 
  • Communicates, recruits, and organizes community content partners for monthly events across Visitor Experience including creation of work orders, leading team meetings, and communication with both internal and external partners.   
  • Exhibits exemplary written and oral communication skills 
  • Works with a high degree of independence on multiple projects in parallel. 
  • Reports regularly on project progress 
  • Works closely with community partners to create educational partnership opportunities. Documents impact of community partner program and develops training opportunities, like Portal to the Public, to enhance the community partner experience.  
  • Trained to be representing OSC for media opportunities.  
  • Able to problem solve with flexibility and demonstrate good judgment in a variety of situations 
  • 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: 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 a minimum of 2 years teaching either informally or in a classroom setting.  
  • Certifications: N/A

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Good written and oral communication 
  • Excellent customer service skills 

Supervisory Responsibility 

  • The Programs Specialists work closely with the Director of Programming as well as full time staff, part time staff and volunteers to ensure programming standards are being met and best practices are being followed for specialty events, spaces, and grant funded opportunities.   

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to lift 30 pounds, ability to push/pull a certain amount of weight. 

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 

  • A valid Florida driver’s license, ability to drive a van, maintain a clear driving record, retain driving approval through OSC’s insurance company. Local travel is occasional required for offsite programs and supply runs. Long distance travel is rare but can be required for professional development opportunities.  

Telecommuting  

  • This position is required to be onsite 80% 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 Youth Programs Coordinator of Camps and Classes is responsible for coordinating the operations and implementation of Orlando Science Center Camps and Classes programs such as Camp and Kids Night at the Museum. The Youth Programs Coordinator of Camps and Classes will work closely with their supervisor to ensure youth programs meet the strategic plan and goals of the organization and are in line with the organization policies ensuring high levels of guest satisfaction.  The Youth Programs Coordinator will provide administrative and operational support to the Education Manager of Youth Programs, with emphasis on youth programs daily operations and scheduling, to ensure quality control. They assist in the development and delivery of youth programs, to schools, youth groups, and other organizations throughout OSC’s market area. 

Essential Functions:

  • Works in conjunction with the Education Manager of Youth Programs to supervise the development and operations of youth programs. 
  • Oversees the daily/weekly implementation of these programs. 
  • Demonstrates proficiency in all programs and delivers programs as needed. 
  • Demonstrates proficiency in the ticketing systems used by Orlando Science Center programs. 
  • Assists in the coordination of the development of marketing efforts for the youth programs. 
  • Coordinates administrative and programming requirements with other departments and other divisions as needed.
  • Assists with developing and executing program evaluations for programs on a consistent basis, monitoring results and adjusting programs and operations as needed.  
  • Assists with hiring, training, and scheduling program staff as required. 
  • Assists with procurement and managing youth program supplies. 
  • Responsible for assisting in the supervision of campers to and from daily activities as needed, ensuring that all campers are accounted for.  
  • Responsible for Camp check-in and check-out procedures, including early care and/or late care as assigned.  
  • Responsible for caregiver communication to ensure guest satisfaction. 
  • Responsible for implementing safety rules and compliance with the OSC camp behavior policy.  
  • Works in conjunction with the Education Manager of Youth Programs to maintain camp compliance to American Camping Association standards per accreditation guidelines. 
  • Compiles, copies, sorts, and files camp records and other important documentation as required by the American Camping Association. 
  • Assists with coordination of school programs as needed.  
  • Demonstrates proficiency in the essential job functions of the Education Coordinators and support as needed. 
  • 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: High School Diploma.
  • Experience: 1-2 years relevant work experience in facilitating youth programs; Ability to lead and work in a team environment.  

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience in custodial care programs such as summer camp and after school.  
  • Experience in a museum or other informal education environment.  
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to manage operations and logistics of programs in a high-volume, fast-paced environment.  
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills. Reliable, organized, self-starter. Ability to work with little direct supervision. 

Physical demands: 

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

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.

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 environments 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.

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: 

Must be at least 21 years old and meet requirements of the licensing agencies.

  1. Education: A degree (Associate or above) in Child Development, Early Childhood, Pre-Kindergarten – 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.
  2. Experience: Experience working with children 0 – 8 years old.
  3. Certifications: FL DCF staff credential, CPR, 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 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 primarily works Monday – Friday between the hours of 7:30 – 6:00pm. Occasional weekend hours may be needed.

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.

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.

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 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.

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 position is responsible for the overall maintenance and repair of permanent and traveling exhibits and related exhibit support equipment at Orlando Science Center. This position requires computer, electronic, and mechanical diagnostic and troubleshooting skills.

Essential Functions:

  • Proactively identifies exhibit weak points and makes improvements to prevent exhibit downtime.
  • Analyzes root cause of any consistent failures and implements a solution to prevent further issues.
  • Troubleshoots and diagnoses a range of technologies, including but not limited to PC’s, microcontrollers, input devices, A/V devices, projectors, solid state players, mechanical systems, relays and software diagnostics.
  • Follows established safety protocol when using tools, such as: soldering iron, write crimpers, multimeter, and other various hand tools.
  • Makes recommendations of technology as it relates to the creation of new exhibits for OSC.
  • Assists Exhibit Maintenance Technician with exhibit hall start-up, shut-down and scheduled monitoring of issues.
  • Identifies any exhibit safety issues and immediately reports to the Manager or Director of Exhibits.
  • 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. Experience: Minimum of 3 years in related field of PC, A/V or electronic setup and repair.

Physical demands: 

  • Ability to stand/walk for long periods of time.
  • Must be able to work from a ladder.

Expected Hours of Work:  

  • This position primarily works 5 days a week, 32 – 40 hrs. Hours are subject to change to suit the needs of the organization. Nights and weekends as required.

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 Offsite Programs Coordinator is responsible for supporting the daily operations and implementation of Orlando Science Center’s Education Offsite Programs. This individual supports the Education Manager of Offsite Programs in all aspects of fee-based and grant-funded programs that go off site. They assist in the development and delivery of offsite programs, to schools, youth groups, and other organizations throughout OSC’s market area. They maintain quality control of all programming and demonstrate strong organizational and time management skills. The Offsite Programs Coordinator provides administrative and operational support to the Education Manager of Offsite Programs, with emphasis on daily operations and scheduling, to ensure quality control.

Essential Functions: 

  • Ensures a high quality of customer service and program implementation of offsite programs.
  • Assists in booking, coordinating, scheduling and confirming offsite programs with the Reservations team and the guests.
  • Assists in coordinating assets and resources necessary to implement offsite programs (including, but not limited to, vehicles, program materials, classrooms and non-education staff).
  • Assists with hiring, training, coaching and scheduling of staff.
  • Assists in the development, writing, prototyping and creating offsite programs.
  • Oversees offsite program supply ordering, maintenance and storage.
  • Distributes, collects, analyzes, revises and reports on program evaluations.
  • Assists in marketing offsite programs by developing and/ or distributing marketing materials.
  • Coordinates overnight programs including working with guests, scheduling and implementing programs.
  • Delivers offsite programs when needed.
  • Assists with school field trip coordination as needed.
  • Assist with coordination of youth programs as needed.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in the essential job functions of the Education Coordinators and support as needed.
  • Demonstrates commitment to OSC's vision, mission and values.
  • Performs 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: 

  • Education: High School Diploma
  • Experience: 1-2 years relevant work experience in facilitating youth programs; Ability to lead and work in a team environment.
  • Certifications: Employee must have a valid Florida driver's license and maintain an acceptable driving record as stipulated by OSC’s insurance carrier. Must be comfortable driving an OSC vehicle.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience in a museum or other informal education environment.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to manage operations and logistics of programs in a high-volume, fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills. Reliable, organized, self-starter. Ability to work with little direct supervision.

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • Must be comfortable with leadership functions including leading training and giving instruction, delegating tasks, and providing coaching and constructive feedback on employees’ job performance.

Physical demands: 

  • Must be able to stand and walk for extended periods.
  • Position requires ability to work in an active indoor and outdoor environment.
  • Position requires ability to pull weight up to 50 pounds. Ability to lift up to 55 pounds to waist.
  • Position requires 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, overnights, and weekends as necessary.

 Travel:

  • Some day travel required- most travel occurs within 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.

The Staff Accountant provides support to the Finance Department, Controller, and CFO; processes, records, and reconciles payroll; maintains daily banking and cash flow records; prepares federal grant accounting and budget vs. actual tracking; and assists with monthly journal entries, adjustments, reconciliations, corrections and reporting in a manner consistent with OSC policies and procedures. Communicates with team members throughout the organization.

Essential Functions: 

  • Administers all aspects of payroll processing, reporting, and reconciling utilizing payroll software (including benefits reconciliations). 
  • Maintains records of daily cash flow and verifies bank transactions. 
  • Creates journal entries and makes adjustments as needed/requested. 
  • Reconciles monthly bank statements and general ledger accounts. 
  • Researches and resolves item discrepancies. 
  • Calculates and files monthly sales tax, vending, and other payments. 
  • Assists in month-end financial statement preparation/analysis and recording of financial transactions and maintains a tight monthly reporting schedule. 
  • Prepares journal entries and reconciliations for various grants including payroll entries, indirect cost assessments, revenue recognition, and actual vs. budget expenditure tracking/reporting. 
  • Oversees company credit card program, including adherence of purchasing policies, training of new cardholders, and monthly upload from third-party platform. 
  • Reviews and distributes W2 forms annually. 
  • Prepares supporting schedules for annual financial audit(s) and IRS Form 990. 
  • Complies with internal controls.  
  • 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: Associate’s degree or higher in Accounting, Finance, or other relevant area.  
  • Experience: 3-4 years of general accounting or bookkeeping experience. 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or other relevant area preferred.

Physical demands: 

  • Ability to sit for extended amounts of time; extended computer use. 
  • Ability to lift 0-45 lbs.

Expected Hours of Work:  

  • This position is a full-time hourly role, Monday through Friday for 8 hours per day worked between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., for a total of 40 hours per week. Overtime is typically not required.

Travel:

  • Must have reliable transportation.
  • Must be able to drive a cargo-sized van to pick up supplies as necessary.

Telecommuting:

  • 0%-10%; very rare local travel if necessary.

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 Preschool 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 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 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.  

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: 

Must be at least 21 years old and meet requirements of the licensing agencies.

  1. Education: A degree (Associate or above) in Child Development, Early Childhood, Pre-Kindergarten – 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.
  2. Experience: Experience working with children 0 – 8 years old.
  3. Certifications: FL DCF staff credential, CPR, and Basic First Aid Certification.

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

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.

Responsible for providing superior customer service while maintaining a safe and secure environment for OSC visitors and team members. This position is expected to be on the floor 90% of the shift during public operating hours.

Essential Functions:

  • Ability to remain calm, take appropriate action and maintain a professional attitude in all safety, security and/or emergency situations that may arise.
  • Open and close the facility per established procedures.
  • Conduct walkthroughs of the facility, parking garage and building exterior documenting and/or reporting to appropriate parties any needs or concerns.
  • Respond to radio, cell or landline requests in a timely fashion.
  • Interact with OSC guests using the Customer First Approach and obtain feedback on the guest visit.
  • Document shift activities in the House Managers logbook. Including preparing incident reports, logs and records.
  • Communicate exhibit failure, facility maintenance challenges and safety concerns to the appropriate personnel in a timely manner.
  • Assist in emergency first aid, CPR, AED and fire evacuations and work closely with government agencies, fire, police or FDLE, as needed.
  • Assist in locating lost children and/or guardians in a timely manner.
  • Monitor and assist with crowd density in public areas.
  • Support Shipping and Receiving / Mailroom / Copy Center in the absence of the Mail Room Clerk.
  • Reports all problems or concerns to Manager of Operations and or Vice President of Operations. 
  • Conducts monthly Facility Safety and Fire Extinguisher Inspection. 
  • Inspection of OSC restrooms, exhibit areas, and public areas to increase efficiency of OSC’s janitorial team. 
  • Participate as part of the ride out crew when warranted. 
  • Will support Facilities and LIFE in after-hour emergency needs during shift. 
  • 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.
  • Experience: Some experience in the customer service field.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2 -3 years of work experience in the Customer Service field.
  •  1 - 2 years of work experience in Security or related field.
  • Current First Aid, CPR, and AED certification.

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to remain in a stationary position.  
  • Moves throughout the museum.   
  • Ascends/descends stairs throughout the museum.  
  • Ascends/descends ladders or other equipment to perform various tasks when warranted.  
  • Observes and reacts to the needs of guests, staff, volunteers, and community partners.  
  • Communicates and exchanges accurate information with guests, staff, volunteers, and community partners in various formats including in-person, electronically, and over the phone.  
  • Operates a computer and/or office equipment efficiently and accurately.  
  • Manipulates and moves components weighing up to 25 pounds, including those that may be low to the ground or above eye level.   
  • Frequently works in outdoor environments. 
  • Frequently works in indoor environments. 
  • Coping with demands. 
  • Kneeling and Crouching (frequent)  
  • Weight Levels - Up to 50 pounds 

Expected Hours of Work:

  • Early mornings, mid-day, nights, and overnights including weekends and holidays.

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.

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.

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   

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 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.

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.

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.

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

Essential Functions: 

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

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience working with the general public preferred.
  • Experience working in a team setting preferred.

Physical demands: 

  • Ability to stand for long periods of time.
  • Ability to lift up to 45 lbs.

Expected Hours of Work:

  • Hours and schedules vary based on operational needs.

Telecommuting:

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

Other Duties: 

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 Human Resources Assistant will assist with the daily operations of the Human Resources department with an emphasis on supporting recruitment and onboarding. This position will be responsible for screening applications, contacting candidates, scheduling and conducting interviews, and performing reference and background checks. The Human Resources Assistant should be organized, detail oriented, and extremely comfortable with administering phone and email communication.

Essential Functions:

  • Assists with the recruitment process by identifying candidates, scheduling interviews, and performing reference checks.
  • Posts vacant positions on various internal and external platforms.
  • Communicates candidate information and any scheduling updates to hiring managers.
  • Communicates candidate information and any scheduling updates to hiring managers. 
  • Records hiring data on various tracking forms ensuring all information is accurate and up-to-date.  
  • Assists with the onboarding process for new employees by sending new hire information to candidates and answering related questions.  
  • Participates in the planning and execution of employee engagement events.  
  • Maintains the integrity and confidentiality of human resources files and records.  
  • Ensures compliance with all federal, state, and local laws concerning recruitment and hiring.  
  • Provides administrative support to the Human Resources team.  
  • 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. ntegrity 
  11. Initiative 
  12. Customer Service and Quality

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Education:  High school diploma or equivalent.  
  • Experience: 1 year of experience performing administrative/clerical duties.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Comfortable with administering phone and email communications.
  • Excellent organization skills and attention to detail. 
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software. 

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to remain in a stationary position.   
  • Ascends/descends stairs throughout the museum.  
  • Observes and reacts to the needs of guests, staff, volunteers, and community partners.  
  • Communicates and exchanges accurate information with guests, staff, volunteers, and community partners in a variety of formats including in-person, electronically, and over the phone. 
  • Operates a computer and/or office equipment efficiently and accurately.  
  • Manipulates and moves components weighing up to 25 pounds, including those that may be low to the ground or above eye level.  
  • Frequently works in indoor environments. 

Expected Hours of Work:

  • This position works 20-25 hours per week, Monday-Friday. Hours and days scheduled can 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 Reservationist position is responsible for all field trips, camps, homeschool, overnights, offsites, preschool, afterschool, workshop programs, and birthday party sales. This individual should be extremely comfortable with telephone and email sales and computer ticketing systems.

Essential Functions:

  • Assists with checking-in school field trips, including prepping materials, taking payments, and communicating with other departments. 
  • Responsible for booking all reservations pertaining to all education programs including but not limited to: field trips, homeschool, STEM2Go, overnights, preschool, camps, and birthdays. 
  • Demonstrates proficiency in the ticketing software systems, including all reservation data input, payment processing, data retrieval, and report printing. 
  • Serves as liaison between schools, day cares, parents, churches, and all other group institutions to make reservations and answer guest questions. 
  • Assists with the itineraries including lab, film, exhibit, and lunch scheduling for field trips. 
  • Handles reservation confirmations on all sales. 
  • Collects and follows up on deposits and payments received for fee based educational programming. 
  • Responds to email inquiries, web-sale requests, and faxes regarding educational programming. 
  • Assists in the day-to-day operations of the Reservations Office. 
  • Assists with other program check-ins and other duties as required. 
  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience with ticketing systems.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Highly organized, attention to detail a must.

Physical demands: 

  • Must be able to sit, 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:  

  • The Reservations Office is open Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Must be able to work flexible hours including early mornings, nights, and weekends as necessary. 

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.