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

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.

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

VECHS Waiver Agreement Form


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

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

Responsibilities for this position include overseeing the maintenance operations of the Orlando Science Center and maintenance personnel. This position is responsible for maintaining building systems, including but not limited to HVAC, life safety, electrical and telecom systems. Assuring compliance to OSHA, FBC, 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. This position will assist the Director of Facility and Exhibit Maintenance with the oversite of day-to-day functions of the Janitorial department, ensuring the facility is clean and OSC standards are being upheld, contributing to the overall mission. 

Essential Functions:

  • Ability to manage vendors and contractors for the primary building services including HVAC operation, plumbing, electrical and roof maintenance. 
  • Manages facility maintenance & Janitorial personnel and related budgets. 
  • Collaborate on the development and implementation of long-term and day-to-day policies and procedures for both Facilities and Janitorial Departments. 
  • Serve as Project Manager for Capital Projects, this includes: 
    • Developing and assembling requests for proposals (RFP), bid documents and coordinates any required reviews to ensure consistency and accountability.  
    • Contractor supervision to ensure quality, monitoring performance and compliance with agreed upon scope and industry standards.  
    • Responds to vendor questions to ensure clarity and equality in the solicitation of documents. 
  • Prioritizes corrective maintenance issues as they arise in conjunction with managing and prioritizing work orders.  
  • Must have 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 blueprints and understand their symbols. 
  • This position is responsible for the preventative and corrective maintenance of OSC’s van fleet, including record keeping and maintenance logs.
  • Timekeeping for Facilities Team members. 
  • Assist in sourcing quotes for larger projects outside the capabilities of the Facilities Team. 
  • Purchasing card reconciliation. 
  • Handle’s receiving all invoices and processing them for payment. 
  • This position is an on-call position. 
  • Participate in and provide support for events as required. 
  • Performs other related duties as assigned. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Education: High school diploma or equivalent.   
  • Experience & Certifications: Must have a minimum of three (3) years progressively responsible experience in construction or facilities management. Knowledge of Federal, State, and Local Site, Building and Construction codes and regulations. Familiar with the principles and practices of architecture, construction, and project management. Must also have experience working in a commercial maintenance environment. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficient working with MS Office and CMMS Systems 
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to work independently. 
  • OSHA 30 

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • This position is directly responsible for the hiring, training, and development of full-time staff members.  

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.  
  • 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 50 pounds, including those that may be low to the ground or above eye level.  
  • Occasionally works in outdoor environments.  
  • Frequently works in indoor environments. 
  • Coping with demands and stresses associated with job and work environment. 
  • Kneeling and Crouching (frequently)  
  • Weight Levels – Lift, Push, Pull 
    • Up to 50 pounds 

Expected Hours of Work & Travel:

  • This position is full time and primarily works Monday – Friday.  
  • This position may need to work weekends and after hour events as needed.  
  • This position will occasionally need to work overnight.  
  • This position is “on call” in case of an emergency or alarm. While on call, the Manager of Facilities must be fit for duty.  
  • Travel throughout the Central Florida area will be required to pick up supplies and program materials. 

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 Education Initiatives Coordinator at the Orlando Science Center is responsible for supporting the daily operations and implementation of Orlando Science Center’s Education grant programs. This individual supports the Director of Education Initiatives in scheduling and financial reporting of all grant-funded programs. This individual should be extremely comfortable with ticketing systems, cash handling, and high-volume sales.

Essential Functions: 

  • Works closely with Director of Education Initiatives to ensure all grant funded and sponsored programs are booked according to contract requirements and all paperwork and data collection is maintained.
  • Coordinates special project deliverables implementation and maintains accurate data collection in the project management software and ticketing database to ensure all grants are completed according to reporting requirements.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in the Education ticketing systems, including all reservation data input, data retrieval, and report printing.
  • Ensures all practices adhere to Science Center protocols for financial administration.
  • Demonstrates effective communication strategies with guests, corporate partners, and community stakeholders.
  • Demonstrates administrative and operational support as needed across the education division.
  • Demonstrates compliance with organizational policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrates commitment to OSC's vision, mission, and values.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Education:High School Diploma.
  • Experience & Certifications:Experience working in a high-volume work environment and coordinating program operations and logistics, Excellent communication skills; presentation and public speaking, Reliable, organized, self-starter. Ability to work with little direct supervision.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Knowledge of informal education and museum practices.
  • Experience working with ticketing systems and high-volume sales.

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • N/A

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.  
  • 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 50 pounds, including those that may be low to the ground or above eye level.  
  • Rarely works in outdoor environments.  
  • Frequently works in indoor environments. 
  • Coping with demands and stresses associated with job and work environment. 
  • Kneeling and Crouching (frequently)  
  • Weight Levels – Lift, Push, Pull 
    • Up to 50 pounds 

Expected Hours of Work & Travel:  

  • This position is full-time and must be able to work weekends and after hour events as needed.  
  • Travel throughout the Central Florida area may be required to attend conferences/trainings/deliver programs.

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 Exhibit Fabrication Specialist II is responsible for the fabrication and repair of Orlando Science Center’s exhibits, props, and individual exhibit components. This includes the ability to proficiently demonstrate specialized wood working, metal working and plastic working skills and techniques. This position is also responsible for maintaining OSC’s fabrication shop, tools and utilizing safe shop keeping practices.

Essential Functions: 

  • Provides fabrication, assembles, and finishes carpentry support for exhibits, displays, scenic facades and graphic signs using both common and unusual materials as required to satisfy the demands of the project. 
  • Proficient in the safe operation of standard shop tools, such as: table saw, router, chop saw, sanders, band saw, and various hand power tools required in the fabrication and assembly of exhibits.  
  • Must have advanced experience working with wood, laminates, veneers, solid plastics, adhesives. 
  • CAD and drafting skills with an emphasis on 3D Modeling. 
  • Must be able to read and interpret engineering, production and shop drawings and define parts from those drawings to be able to machine the parts as required.
  • Ability to operate 3D printers and work with accompanying software. 
  • Installs exhibit structures and devices into final exhibit space. 
  • Work must be of high quality with attention to detail. 
  • Ability to work on several projects simultaneously. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. 
  • Keeps shop workspaces neat, clean, organized, and well supplied. 
  • Follow all safety procedures.  
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.  

Minimum Qualifications: 

  1. Education: High school diploma or equivalent.
  2. Experience: Must possess a minimum of 3 years of work experience and training in a cabinet shop or similar fabrication, construction, mechanical or industrial technology position. 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Ability to operate CNC router. 
  • Ability to operate a laser cutter. 
  • Ability to MIG weld. 
  • Ability to work with CAM. 
  • Ability to perform advanced finishing work. 
  • Ability to work with Adobe Suite. 

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • N/A

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.  
  • 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 50 pounds, including those that may be low to the ground or above eye level.  
  • Rarely works in outdoor environments.  
  • Frequently works in indoor environments. 
  • Coping with demands and stresses associated with job and work environment. 
  • Kneeling and Crouching (frequently) 
  • Weight Levels – Lift, Push, Pull 
    • Up to 50 pounds 

Expected Hours of Work & Travel:  

  • This position is full time and primarily works Monday – Friday.  
  • This position must be able to work weekends and after hour events as 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.

The Exhibit Technology Specialist is responsible for the maintenance, research, and integration of electronics, audio/video, PC hardware and software for Orlando Science Center’s exhibits departments. This position has a 60/40 split between maintaining and improving current exhibits and the research and development of new exhibitry. This position supports building written procedures on exhibit maintenance as well as builds troubleshooting procedures, provides improvements to existing exhibits, and contributes to the design of new exhibits and their visitor interface.

Essential Functions: 

  • Assists exhibit technicians with repairs and serves as a knowledge base for the teams.
  • Demonstrates expertise in software and hardware computer systems including Windows (XP – 12), OS X (v10.3 – 10.15), Linux.
  • Identifies and diagnoses chronic or systemic technology defects in individual exhibits which reduces their efficiency and reliability or compromises the intended function. Provides and/or implements solutions.
  • 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 or Arduino.
  • Assists with audio/visual needs associated with exhibits, live programming, and special events.
  • Assists with the development of new exhibits & grant projects by making recommendations to the safe, efficient, and effective use of technology.
  • Develops custom software for a variety of microcontrollers, PC, and specialty show control systems.
  • Documents all wiring diagrams, code and electronic components utilized in new exhibits.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Education:High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Experience: 3-5 years 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 and wiring diagrams.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Good working knowledge and the ability to troubleshoot computer, electronic, electrical, and audio/video systems 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, or Fusion360.
  • 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.

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • N/A

Physical demands: 

  • Moves throughout the museum.
  • Ascends/descends stairs throughout the museum.
  • Ascends/descends ladders or other equipment to perform various tasks.
  • 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.
  • Close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to focus.
  • Understand and distinguish speech and other sounds (machinery, alarms, equipment).
  • Manipulates and moves components weighing up to 25 pounds, including those that may be low to the ground or above eye level.
  • Occasionally works in outdoor environments.
  • Frequently works in indoor environments.
  • Coping with demands and stresses associated with job and work environment.
  • Kneeling, crouching, stooping, and crawling - Frequently
  • Weight Levels – Lift, Push, Pull
    • Up to 100 pounds

Expected Hours of Work & Travel:  

  • This position primarily works Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm.
  • Nights and weekends required as needed. Hours can vary based on the needs of the organization.  

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 Public Programs Coordinator provides administrative and operational support to the Public Programming department. The Public Programs Coordinator will be expected to oversee part-time staff and volunteers, complete tasks including daily scheduling and supply orders with minimal supervision and demonstrate excellent customer service skills. 

Essential Functions: 

  • Works with a high degree of independence on multiple projects in parallel. 
  • Coordinates orders for supplies, tracks and codes purchases, organizes programming resources including educational materials, tech equipment, themed decorations, and graphics. 
  • Ensures all pertinent staff documents and training materials are updated as necessary. 
  • Ensures website contains accurate information. 
  • Coordinates training and schedules for Public Programming staff and volunteers 
  • Shows a high level of proficiency in all public programming and activities. 
  • Performs regular evaluations on live programs and demonstrations. 
  • Demonstrates 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 museum studies.
  • Experience:The candidate should have experience teaching either informally or in a classroom setting. The candidate should have strong general science knowledge. Applicants must demonstrate a willingness to learn by studying supplemental material and researching new ideasStrong written and oral communication is requiredCustomer service experience and experience speaking in front of large audiences is desirable. 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: 

  • Experience performing improv or any theater experience. 
  • Administrative or management experience. 
  • Experience developing curriculum for informal science education facilities. 
  • Graphic design experience. 
  • Background and experience in any of the following is preferred: planetarium, observatory, animal handling, chemistry labs, physics labs, nursing simulators, STEM, and inquiry-based learning projects. 
  • 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:

  • This position is directly responsible for the hiring, training, and development of part time, seasonal staff members, interns, and volunteers.  

Physical demands: 

  • Moves throughout the museum.
  • Ascends/descends stairs throughout the museum.
  • Ascends/descends ladders or other equipment to perform various tasks.
  • 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.
  • Close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to focus.
  • Understand and distinguish speech and other sounds (machinery, alarms, equipment).
  • Manipulates and moves components weighing up to 25 pounds, including those that may be low to the ground or above eye level.
  • Occasionally works in outdoor environments.
  • Frequently works in indoor environments.
  • Coping with demands and stresses associated with job and work environment.
  • Kneeling, crouching, stooping, and crawling - Frequently
  • Weight Levels – Lift, Push, Pull
    • Up to 100 pounds

Expected Hours of Work & Travel:  

  • This position is full time and primarily works 3 days during the week, 2 weekend days. 
  • This position must be able to work weekends and after hour events as needed.  
  • Travel throughout the Central Florida area and beyond will be required to attend conferences/trainings/deliver programs.  

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 Director of Education Youth Programs oversees the operations of Youth Programs in the Education Department in accordance with Orlando Science Center policies. This individual will commit to creating educational and developmental opportunities for youth underrepresented in STEMThis Director ensures youth programs are of the highest quality and represent best practice in the industry. The Director manages the teams who run youth fee-based education programs. This individual reports to the Vice President of Education to ensure programs are meeting the strategic plan and annual goals of the organization. It is the role of this individual to ensure the timely, cost effective and high-quality execution of youth fee-based programs from concept to the final product.

Essential Functions: 

  • Supervises education youth program managers in the administration of their respective operations and employee management. 
  • Ensures departmental goals are reached including revenue goals, attendance, operations and logistics for all fee-based education programs. 
  • Works with the Education team to ensure departmental goals are reached including the development of all youth programs materials and curriculum, including education guides and program lesson plans. 
  • Works toward increasing engagement with diverse audiences of all backgrounds. 
  • Works closely with other Education leadership to ensure all programs are designed/developed and implemented with the highest quality and align with the STEM Discovery Center goals and brand. 
  • Works closely with Vice President to develop, manage, and execute implementation of OSC Education strategic goals. 
  • Supervises staff recruitment, training, and personnel evaluations. 
  • Supervises the supply team in the procurement, inventory, and maintenance of the department’s supplies.  
  • Ensures all areas adhere to Science Center practices for financial administration, human resources, payroll, and other activities. 
  • Maintains quality assurance of Education youth programs with the goal of enhancing attendance, revenue, and growth. 
  • Monitors quality control for education staff delivery of content and curricula, and updates existing programs, content and training as needed. 
  • Demonstrates proficiency in operational software and databases. 
  • Routinely serves in the capacity of Manager on Duty (MOD) for the building. 
  • Demonstrates commitment to OSC's vision, mission, and values. 
  • Performs other related duties as assigned. 

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Education:Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 5 years relevant work experience, or 8 years relevant work experience.
  • Experience:
    • Previous experience working in a high-volume organization managing complex teams in an informal education environment.  
    • Direct experience developing, managing, and overseeing budgets over 1 million dollars in revenue and managing the operations of programs. 
    • Proven administrative abilities and demonstrated writing skills. 
    • Ability to work in a fast paced, team-oriented environment. 
    • Ability to establish and maintain an effective rapport with all levels of management, employees, and museum visitors. 
    • Excellent communication skills; presentation and public speaking. 
    • Experience in custodial care. 
    • Reliable, organized, self-starter; ability to work with little direct supervision. 
    • Enthusiastic, friendly, outgoing; must love working with people. 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Knowledge of informal education and museum practices. 
  • Experience overseeing camp or custodial care programs. 
  • Experience working in programs with underserved youth 
  • Able to handle high stress situations and act as a problem solver. 

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • This position is directly responsible for the hiring, training, and development of full-time and part time staff members.  

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.
  • 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.
  • Close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to focus.
  • Understand and distinguish speech and other sounds (machinery, alarms, equipment).
  • Manipulates and moves components weighing up to 25 pounds, including those that may be low to the ground or above eye level.
  • Occasionally works in outdoor environments.
  • Frequently works in indoor environments.
  • Coping with demands and stresses associated with job and work environment.
  • Kneeling, crouching, stooping, and crawling - Frequently
  • Weight Levels – Lift, Push, Pull
    • Up to 100 pounds

Expected Hours of Work & Travel:  

  • This position is full time and primarily works Monday – Friday.  
  • This position must be able to work weekends and after hour events as needed.  
  • Travel throughout the Central Florida area may be required to attend conferences/trainings/deliver programs.  

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 Education Manager of School Services at the Orlando Science Center manages the aspects of program development and implementation for on-site school and group field trips, and associated relationships with public, private, and homeschools. This person manages the programs and staff of the school services program including, but not limited to, field trips, homeschool and celebrate science nights.  This position is directly responsible for the research, development, and marketing of all on-site field trip programs. The Education Manager of School Services maintains quality control of all programming and demonstrates strong organizational and time management skills. This position also provides direct administrative and operational support to ensure that all educational offerings are of the highest quality. The Education Manager of School Services will work closely with their supervisor to ensure programs are meeting the strategic educational goals of the organization.

Essential Functions: 

  • Manages school services programs including field trips, homeschool, celebrate science night (and other educational programs).
  • Manages fee based, grant funded and sponsored programs to ensure they are booked according to contract requirements and records/data collection is maintained for final reporting.
  • Responsible for the development and operations of education events such as Open House (Educator and Homeschool).
  • Responsible for planning and implementation of operational systems for all designated programs including but not limited to; school field trips, homeschool and celebrate science programs.
  • Manages the development and operations of education programs to include; overseeing the implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and adjusting programs and operations as needed.
  • Manages fee based, grant funded and sponsored programs to ensure they are booked according to contract requirements and records/data collection is maintained for final reporting.
  • Responsible for scheduling education programs by working with other departments to ensure all program needs are met.
  • Supervises content development, delivery and execution for all school programs including but not limited to; field trips, homeschool, and celebrate science nights.
  • Responsible for delivering education programs as needed.
  • Monitors revenue goals and works with marketing team on promotional materials.
  • Evaluates and revises existing programming to meet changing needs, develops new programs as required, coordinates with various content specialists and departments.
  • Responsible for scheduling and finalizing the booking of designated programs and sending all appropriate communications.
  • Responsible for executing and managing daily operating for designated programs including but not limited to; monitoring and managing daily logs, recording program attendance, and program evaluation reporting.
  • Onboards, trains, coaches, monitors, and evaluates employees to ensure compliance with the organization’s policies and procedures.
  • Conducts routine evaluations of staff to ensure staff development and quality is maintained.
  • Assists with developing and maintaining budgets and annual objectives/strategies to realize revenue and spending goals.
  • Ensures timely and accurate financial reporting. Demonstrates compliance with all financial policies and procedures.
  • Manages budgets revenue goals are being met monthly and annually.
  • Demonstrates commitment to OSC's vision, mission, and values.
  • Assist with managing other educational programs.
  • Responsible for delivering education programs as needed.
  • Responsible for routinely serving in the capacity of Manager on Duty (MOD) for the building.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  1. Education: Bachelor’s Degree preferred with 3 years relevant work experience.
  2. Experience & Certifications: Experience managing employees directly in a high-volume work environment and coordinating program operations and logistics. Excellent communication skills. Presentation and Public Speaking skills. Reliable, organized, self-started. Ability to work with little direct supervision.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Knowledge of informal education and museum practices.
  • Experience working with budgets and high-volume organizations.

Supervisory Responsibility

  • This position is directly responsible for the hiring, training, and development of full-time and part time staff members.

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.  
  • 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 50 pounds, including those that may be low to the ground or above eye level.  
  • Occasionally works in outdoor environments.  
  • Frequently works in indoor environments. 
  • Coping with demands and stresses associated with job and work environment. 
  • Kneeling and Crouching (occasionally)  
  • Weight Levels – Lift, Push, Pull 
    • Up to 50 pounds 

Expected Hours of Work & Travel:  

  • This position is full-time and must be able to work weekends and after hour events as needed.  
  • Travel throughout the Central Florida area may be required to attend conferences/trainings/deliver programs.  

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 Marketing Coordinator position is responsible for the execution of tactical marketing efforts across web, social media, and email marketing platforms, as well as monitoring online customer service channels. This individual will also be expected to support the Marketing department with on-site events and off-site festivals. This is a great opportunity for someone in the early stages of their marketing career who is looking to build their skills in a variety of marketing specialties.  

Essential Functions:

  • Coordinating in-house communication for events and experiences through input and management of graphics, web, and marketing requests. 
  • Supporting the Marketing Specialist with the creation of brand photography and videography.  
  • Support the Marketing Department in coordinating and staffing off-site festivals and events, such as Kids Fringe, Maker Faire, the ZORA! Festival, Kids & Family Expo, and others. 
  • Posting and monitoring social media content across Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn. Monitor comments and respond or escalate where appropriate. 
  • Formatting and posting blogs and other web content on the OSC website. 
  • Editing and uploading video content to the Science Center YouTube account. Monitor comments and respond or escalate where appropriate. 
  • Formatting and scheduling e-blast content via Constant Contact. 
  • Monitoring, responding to, and escalating (where necessary) customer service inquiries through social media messenger platforms and review sites including Yelp, TripAdvisor, and Google. This includes inquiries made over the weekend. 
  • Manage tertiary marketing channels such as SMS and push notifications in cases of emergency closures, last-minute cancellations, or natural disasters, among others.  
  • Monitoring marketing materials in on-site and off-site locations, coordinating the replenishment of materials as needed.  
  • Performs other related duties as assigned. 

Minimum Qualifications: 

  1. Education: Earned or pursuing a bachelor’s degree in marketing, public relations, communications, or another related field. 
  2. Experience & Certifications:  N/A 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience using Wordpress and Hootsuite. 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. 
  • Highly organized, attention to detail a must. 
  • Should be comfortable using a DSLR camera. 
  • Should be comfortable appearing on camera as a representative of the Science Center, primarily on social media platforms.  

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • N/A

Physical demands: 

  • Ability to remain in a stationary position.  
  • Moves throughout the museum.   
  • 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 50 pounds, including those that may be low to the ground or above eye level.   
  • Occasionally works in outdoor environments. 
  • Frequently works in indoor environments.  
  • Coping with demands and stresses associated with job and work environment.  
  • Kneeling and Crouching (occasionally)   
  • Weight Levels – Lift, Push, Pull  
    • Up to 50 pounds 

Expected Hours of Work:  

  • The Marketing Department operates Monday – Friday from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm. This position will work primarily within that operating window. This position may need to work weekends and after hour events as needed.

 Travel:

  • Travel throughout the Central Florida area may be required to attend conferences/trainings/deliver programs.   

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.

Part-Time Positions

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

Essential Functions:

  • Ability to remain calm, take appropriate action and maintain a professional attitude in all safety, security and/or emergency situations that may arise.  
  • Opens and closes the facility per established procedures.  
  • Conducts walkthroughs of the facility, parking garage and building exterior documenting and/or reporting to appropriate parties any needs or concerns.  
  • Responds to radio, cell, or landline requests in a timely fashion.  
  • Interacts with OSC guests using the Customer First Approach and obtains feedback on the guest visit.  
  • Documents shift activities accurately in the House Managers logbook. Including preparing incident reports, logs, and records. 
  • Communicates show failure, facility maintenance challenges and safety concerns to the appropriate personnel promptly.  
  • Assists in emergency first aid, CPR, AED, and fire evacuations and works closely with government agencies, fire, police or FDLE, as needed.  
  • Assists in locating lost children and/or guardians in a timely manner.  
  • Monitors and assists with crowd density in public areas.  
  • Supports Shipping and Receiving / Mailroom/ Copy Center without 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. 
  • Support Facilities and LIFE in after-hour emergencies during shift. 
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.  

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Education:  High school diploma or equivalent. 
  2. Experience & CertificationsSome 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. 

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • N/A

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 – Lift/Push/Pull
    • Up to 50 pounds 

Expected Hours of Work & Travel:

  • This position is part time. Hours can vary based on the needs of the organization.
  • This position must be able to work weekends and after hour events as 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.

The Exhibit Maintenance Technician is responsible for minor maintenance of Orlando Science Center’s permanent and traveling exhibits and related exhibit support equipment. This position is primarily responsible for exhibit startup or shutdown, scheduled monitoring, reporting exhibit issues, and replenishing exhibit props as needed.

Essential Functions:

  • Starts up or shuts down of OSC’s exhibits. 
  • Routinely monitors exhibit halls and addresses exhibit challenges and cleanliness.   
  • Keeps exhibit halls and props organized. 
  • Replenishes exhibit consumables as needed. 
  • Reports any exhibit challenges daily.  
  • Performs general cleaning, dusting, and organizing of exhibit components, exhibit halls and production shops. 
  • Troubleshoots and make minor repairs to exhibits as needed.  
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.  

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Education:  High school diploma or equivalent. 
  2. Experience & Certifications: Previous experience working with hand tools, drills, multimeter and soldering iron required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • N/A

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • N/A

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 – Lift/Push/Pull
    • Up to 50 pounds 

Expected Hours of Work & Travel:

  • This position is part time. Hours can vary based on the needs of the organization.
  • This position must be able to work weekends and after hour events as 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.

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 throughout the entire party.

Essential Functions: 

  • Leads and facilitates the birthday party including disbursement of cake, ice cream and beverage, educational programming, 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.
  • Engages all guests during the party through the use of experiments and party games.
  • Collaborates with other Birthday Party 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.

Minimum Qualifications: 

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

  • Ability to remain in a stationary position.   
  • Moves throughout the museum.    
  • 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.  
  • Rarely works in outdoor environments.  
  • Frequently works in indoor environments. 
  • Coping with demands and stresses associated with job and work environment. 
  • Kneeling and Crouching (frequently)  
  • Weight Levels – Lift, Push, Pull 
    • Up to 25 pounds

Expected Hours of Work & Travel:  

  • This position is part time. Hours can vary based on the needs of the organization.  

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.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  1. Education: High school senior/graduate or equivalent.
  2. Experience & Certifications: N/A

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Customer service experience an minor audiovisual equipment usage.

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.  
  • 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. 
  • Close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception and the ability to focus. 
  • Understand and distinguish speech and other sounds (machinery, alarms, equipment). 
  • Manipulates and moves components weighing up to 50 pounds frequently and rarely above 50 pounds, including those that may be low to the ground or above eye level.  
  • Frequently/Occasionally/Rarely works in outdoor environments.  
  • Frequently/Occasionally/Rarely works in indoor environments. 
  • Coping with demands and stresses associated with job and work environment. 
  • Kneeling, crouching, stooping, crawling (frequently)  
  • Weight Levels – Lift, Push, Pull 
    • Up to 50 pounds 

Expected Hours of Work & Travel:  

  • This position is part time. Hours can vary based on the needs of the organization.  

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. 
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.   

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Education: High School graduate or enrolled student
  • Experience & Certifications: N/A

Preferred Qualifications: 

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

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.  
  • 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. 
  • Close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to focus. 
  • Understand and distinguish speech and other sounds (machinery, alarms, equipment). 
  • Manipulates and moves components weighing up to 25 pounds, including those that may be low to the ground or above eye level.  
  • Occasionally works in outdoor environments.  
  • Frequently works in indoor environments. 
  • Coping with demands and stresses associated with job and work environment. 
  • Kneeling, crouching, stooping, and crawling - (occasionally)  
  • Weight Levels – Lift, Push, Pull  
    • Up to 25 pounds 

Expected Hours of Work & Travel:  

  • This position is part time. Hours can vary based on the needs of the organization.  

Telecommuting 

  • This position requires you 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. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Education: High School diploma or equivalent
  • Experience & Certifications: N/A

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.   

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.  
  • 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. 
  • Close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to focus. 
  • Understand and distinguish speech and other sounds (machinery, alarms, equipment). 
  • Manipulates and moves components weighing up to 25 pounds, including those that may be low to the ground or above eye level.  
  • Occasionally works in outdoor environments.  
  • Frequently works in indoor environments. 
  • Coping with demands and stresses associated with job and work environment. 
  • Kneeling, crouching, stooping, and crawling - (occasionally)  
  • Weight Levels – Lift, Push, Pull  
    • Up to 25 pounds 

Expected Hours of Work & Travel:  

  • This position is part time. Hours can vary based on the needs of the organization.  
  • This position must be able to work weekends and after hour events as needed.
  • Travel throughout the Central Florida area may be required to attend conferences/trainings/deliver programs. 

Telecommuting 

  • This position requires you 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.

Animal Care Facilitators are responsible for assisting the Life department animal care team in the daily operations within all areas of the LIFE exhibit. Facilitators will assist in staffing animal exhibits, providing educational and conservation programming to OSC guests and assist in various other tasks such as cleaning and conducting husbandry.

Essential Functions: 

  • Maintains exhibit aesthetics through regular cleaning of habitats and exhibits. 
  • Presents public programs with and without live animals to diverse groups on a microphone. 
  • Ensures guest interactions with animals are conducted in a safe manner. 
  • Represents the Orlando Science Center in a professional manner with all guests and staff. 
  • Monitors and observes animal’s health and welfare and reports any concerns to Animal Keepers.   
  • Performs other related duties as assigned. 

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Education: High School diploma or equivalent
  • Experience & Certifications: This is an entry level position, candidates with an interest and experience in animal care, education and conservation are highly desirable. 
    • Must be comfortable and willing to work in and around water. 
    • Must be comfortable with public speaking. 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience with a variety of taxa. 
  • Must be highly motivated, organized, and demonstrate a willingness to adapt positively to corporate change.
  • Experience speaking in front of large, diverse audiences.  

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.  
  • 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. 
  • Close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to focus. 
  • Understand and distinguish speech and other sounds (machinery, alarms, equipment). 
  • Manipulates and moves components weighing up to 25 pounds, including those that may be low to the ground or above eye level.  
  • Occasionally works in outdoor environments.  
  • Frequently works in indoor environments. 
  • Coping with demands and stresses associated with job and work environment. 
  • Kneeling, crouching, stooping, and crawling - (occasionally)  
  • Weight Levels – Lift, Push, Pull  
    • Up to 25 pounds 

Expected Hours of Work & Travel:  

  • This position is part time. Hours can vary based on the needs of the organization.  
  • This position must be able to work weekends, holidays, and after hour events as needed.  

Telecommuting 

  • This position requires you 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.

Assistant Animal Keepers are responsible for assisting Animal Keepers in the daily care of the animal collection within all areas of the LIFE exhibit. Assistant Animal Keepers will assist in conducting husbandry, enrichment and training sessions and will perform conservation-based keeper talks that include hands on live animal interactions with Orlando Science Center guests.

Essential Functions: 

  • Prepares and feeds daily ration of frozen, fresh and dry commercial foods.  
  • Maintains exhibit aesthetics through regular cleaning of habitats and exhibits. 
  • Presents public programs with and without live animals to diverse groups on a microphone. 
  • Participates in departmental and special events both at the science center and off property.  
  • Represents the Orlando Science Center in a professional manner with all guests and staff. 
  • Proficient at opening and closing duties of the LIFE Exhibit.  
  • Monitors and observes animal’s health and welfare and reports any concerns to Animal Keepers.   
  • Maintain a variety of exhibits including aquatic habitats with life support systems. 
  • Performs other related duties as assigned. 

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Education: High School diploma or equivalent
  • Experience & Certifications:Applicants should possess the equivalent of one year of experience in a zoo, aquarium, museum, park, or a similar facility including animal husbandry and public programming. 
    • Employee must be willing to obtain provided CPR and First Aid certification 
    • Must be comfortable and willing to work in and around water. 
  • Must provide proof of negative tuberculosis (TB) screening within six months prior to employment and annually thereafter. 
  • Must be willing to maintain necessary vaccinations as required (rabies) 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience with a variety of taxa. 
  • Experience with a variety of taxa. 
  • Must be proficient in all Microsoft Office Software. 
  • Must be highly motivated, organized, and demonstrate a willingness to adapt positively to corporate change. 
  • Experience speaking in front of large, diverse audiences. 

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.  
  • 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. 
  • Close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to focus. 
  • Understand and distinguish speech and other sounds (machinery, alarms, equipment). 
  • Manipulates and moves components weighing up to 25 pounds, including those that may be low to the ground or above eye level.  
  • Occasionally works in outdoor environments.  
  • Frequently works in indoor environments. 
  • Coping with demands and stresses associated with job and work environment. 
  • Kneeling, crouching, stooping, and crawling - (occasionally)  
  • Weight Levels – Lift, Push, Pull  
    • Up to 25 pounds 

Expected Hours of Work & Travel:  

  • This position is part time. Hours can vary based on the needs of the organization.  
  • This position must be able to work weekends, holidays, and after hour events as needed.  
  • Must be able to provide a minimum of 3 days per week of availability. 

Telecommuting 

  • This position requires you 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 Cashier/Barista 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 visitors’ 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. 
  • Able to effectively explain the “journey of coffee”.   
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Education: High school diploma or equivalent preferred.
  • Experience & Certifications: 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 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.  
  • 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 50 pounds, including those that may be low to the ground or above eye level.  
  • Rarely works in outdoor environments.  
  • Frequently works in indoor environments. 
  • Coping with demands and stresses associated with job and work environment. 
  • Kneeling and crouching frequently 
  • Weight Levels – Lift, Push, Pull 
    • Up to 50 pounds 

Expected Hours of Work & Travel:  

  • This position is part time. Hours can vary based on the needs of the organization.

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 KidsTown Facilitator is responsible for 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.

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. 
  • Performs other related duties as assigned 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Education: High school diploma or equivalent
  • Experience & Certifications: 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. 

Supervisory Responsibility

  • N/A

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.  
  • 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.  
  • Rarely works in outdoor environments. 
  • Frequently works in indoor environments. 
  • Coping with demands and stresses associated with job and work environment. 
  • Kneeling and Crouching (frequently)  
  • Weight Levels – Lift, Push, Pull 
    • Up to 25 pounds

Expected Hours of Work & Travel

  • This position is part time. Hours can vary based on the needs of the organization.  
  • This position may need to work weekends and after hour events as needed.  
  • Travel throughout the Central Florida area may be required to attend conferences/trainings/deliver 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.

Seasonal Positions

The Seasonal Coordinator of Summer Camp is responsible for the operations and implementation of OSC Summer Camp. The Coordinator is directly responsible for overseeing and maintaining quality control of all camp programming and demonstrates strong organizational and time management skillsThe Coordinator provides administrative and operational support to the Summer Camp program, with emphasis on daily operations and scheduling to ensure quality control.

Essential Functions: 

  • Responsible for daily coordinating of counselors, instructors, and volunteers. 
  • Responsible for check-in and check-out procedures, including early care and/or late care.  
  • Responsible for caregiver communication to ensure guest satisfaction. 
  • Responsible for implementing safety rules and compliance to the OSC camper behavior policy.  
  • Able to apply problem solving skills and demonstrate good judgment to complete project tasks. 
  • Able to apply appropriate policies/procedures, enforce safety regulations, and respond quickly to critical incidents and emergencies. 
  • Organizes the ordering and delivering of lunches and snacks, including operations of lunch time and recess. 
  • Assists in gathering supplies and printed materials needed for Camp classrooms and overall camp operations.  
  • Assists in organizing documentation including attendance, medication, incident reports, lunch, and snack lists. 
  • Demonstrates commitment to OSC's vision, mission, and values. 
  • Must be able to work flexible hours including early mornings and evenings as necessary. 
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Education:  Candidates should be degree-seeking or hold a bachelor’s degree in education, science, or a related field.
  • Experience & Certifications:  Experience teaching informally or in a classroom, customer service, or coordinating/teaching at a summer camp program. Experience working with children and youth. Candidates will have to pass a background check and be able to sign an Affidavit of Good Moral Character as per the American Camp Association (ACA).

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience in camp program operations or management with exemplary customer service skills. 
  • Strong organizational and time management skills. 
  • Experience in a museum or other informal education environment with a background in youth programs. 

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.  
  • 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.  
  • Rarely works in outdoor environments.  
  • Frequently works in indoor environments. 
  • Coping with demands and stresses associated with job and work environment.
  • Kneeling and Crouching (occasionally)  
  • Weight Levels – Lift, Push, Pull 
    • Up to 25 pounds 

Expected Hours of Work & Travel:  

  • This position is seasonal (May 27th – August 9th) and primarily works Monday – Friday. Summer Camp staff will also be expected to attend mandatory camp training from May 20th – 23rd (evening training).   

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 Summer Camp Counselor is responsible for assisting with the daily operational aspects of weekly summer camp sessions, including, but not limited to: supervising campers to and from daily activities, assisting Camp Management with daily camp tasks, and assisting in camp classrooms when needed.

Essential Functions: 

  • Responsible for supervising campers to and from daily activities, ensuring that all campers are safe and accounted for at ALL times.  
  • Responsible for check-in and check-out procedures, including Early Care and/ or Late Care.  
  • Responsible for actively engaging the campers in activities to ensure an enjoyable experience.  
  • Responsible for learning and leading Camp activities and songs.  
  • Responsible for implementing safety rules and compliance to the OSC Camper Behavior Policy.  
  • Able to apply appropriate policies/procedures, enforce safety regulations, and respond quickly to critical incidents and emergencies. 
  • Demonstrates commitment to OSC's vision, mission, and values. 
  • Must be able to work flexible hours including early mornings and evenings as necessary. 
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Education:   Candidates should hold a High School Degree or higher.
  • Experience & Certifications:   Must be at least 18 years of age. Experience and enthusiasm working with children and youth. Candidates will have to pass a background check and be able to sign an Affidavit of Good Moral Character as per the American Camp Association (ACA).

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • N/A

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.  
  • 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.  
  • Rarely works in outdoor environments.  
  • Frequently works in indoor environments. 
  • Coping with demands and stresses associated with job and work environment.
  • Kneeling and Crouching (occasionally)  
  • Weight Levels – Lift, Push, Pull 
    • Up to 25 pounds 

Expected Hours of Work & Travel:  

  • This position is seasonal (May 27th – August 9th) and primarily works Monday – Friday. Summer Camp staff will also be expected to attend mandatory camp training from May 20th – 23rd (evening training).   
  • Travel throughout the Central Florida area may be required to attend conferences/trainings/deliver 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.

Summer Camp Instructors are responsible for engaging and educating summer campers about various sciences and STEM with the use of demonstrations and hands-on activities in an informal, fast-paced setting. The Instructor will deliver educational content in one or more of the following ways: formal classroom instruction, hands-on activities and demonstrations on and off museum grounds, and live shows. This position requires individuals to deliver science instruction in an informal setting to children ages K through ninth grade and lead high-school age youth volunteersQualified applicants will demonstrate enthusiasm and a willingness to learn. Instructors will be expected to follow the curriculum provided and demonstrate proficiency in communicating science and STEM concepts to young audiences. Applicants should be good communicators, can complete tasks with minimal supervision, and demonstrate excellent customer service skills.

Essential Functions: 

  • Responsible for delivering OSC Camp curriculum and engaging the campers in hands-on activities and demonstrations. 
  • Responsible for supervising campers to and from daily activities, ensuring that all campers are safe and accounted for at ALL times.  
  • Responsible for check-in and check-out procedures, including Early Care and/or Late Care.    
  • Responsible for overseeing assigned counselors and volunteers each week.  
  • Responsible for implementing safety rules and compliance to the OSC camp behavior policy.   
  • Able to apply appropriate policies/procedures, enforce safety regulations, and respond quickly to critical incidents and emergencies.  
  • Demonstrates commitment to OSC's vision, mission and values.  
  • Must be able to work flexible hours including early mornings and evenings as necessary.  
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Education:   Candidates should be degree seeking or hold a Bachelor’s Degree in education, science or related field, or hold equivalent work experience.
  • Experience & Certifications:   Experience and enthusiasm for working with children and youth. Candidates will have to pass a background check and be able to sign an Affidavit of Good Moral Character as per the American Camp Association (ACA).

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience working in youth programs and/or youth summer camp programs. 
  • Experience in a museum or other informal/formal education environment, and background in public speaking or performance. 
  • Experience working with advanced technology such as robotics, programming and coding and 3D printing. 

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.  
  • 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.  
  • Rarely works in outdoor environments.  
  • Frequently works in indoor environments. 
  • Coping with demands and stresses associated with job and work environment.
  • Kneeling and Crouching (occasionally)  
  • Weight Levels – Lift, Push, Pull 
    • Up to 25 pounds 

Expected Hours of Work & Travel:  

  • This position is seasonal (May 27th – August 9th) and primarily works Monday – Friday. Summer Camp staff will also be expected to attend mandatory camp training from May 20th – 23rd (evening training).   
  • Travel throughout the Central Florida area may be required to attend conferences/trainings/deliver 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 Seasonal Supply Clerk position is responsible for sorting and distributing weekly supplies for Orlando Science Center's Summer Camp program. The Clerk will also assist in stocking, organizing and delivering supplies.

Essential Functions: 

  • Maintains all education supply rooms and ensures the workspaces are kept clean and organized. 
  • Sorts and distributes supplies based on weekly camp themes. 
  • Receives incoming supply shipments and maintains stocking of supply shelves. 
  • Travels to locations to pick-up supplies and transport to the Science Center. 
  • 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 & Certifications & Certifications:   Purchasing and inventory experience. 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: 

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

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.  
  • 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.  
  • Rarely works in outdoor environments.  
  • Frequently works in indoor environments. 
  • Coping with demands and stresses associated with job and work environment.
  • Kneeling and Crouching (occasionally)  
  • Weight Levels – Lift, Push, Pull 
    • Up to 25 pounds 

Expected Hours of Work & Travel:  

  • This position is seasonal (April 29th – August 16th) and primarily works Monday – Friday.
  • Travel throughout the Central Florida area will be required to pick up supplies and program 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.