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.

OSC Guiding Principles:

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

OSC Individual Principles:

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

How to Apply:

Cover letters, resumes, and/or job applications 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

*This employer participates in E-Verify.



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

Positions currently open are listed below. 

Our Human Resources Team will process 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

Director of Grants and Foundation Relations

Full-time benefitted position that reports to the Vice President of Development, manages the grants team, and works collaboratively with senior staff and staff. Responsible for a program that raises approximately $2M a year from private, government and corporate grants, for Special Projects in addition to aggressive comprehensive campaign goals upwards of $4M per year until the comprehensive campaign goal is met. This position will research grants and other opportunities, and work closely with internal staff to translate Orlando Science Center’s story and data into funding proposals. This position is also responsible for regular grant reporting and needs to ensure accurate and timely responses and reporting.

Essential Functions:

  • Identifies and secures new and ongoing sources of grant funding, as well as tracking and maintaining all existing foundation and government funding sources.
  • Develops and executes strategies linked to funding priorities and organizational goals to increase funding from corporate, foundation, individual, and local, state, and federal government agencies.
  • Responsible for writing and preparing letters of interest, grant proposals, interim and final reports, and project budgets for corporate, foundation, individual, and government funders.
  • Supervises the full-time Lead Grant Writer who are responsible for prospect research, writing grant proposals, preparing reports, and providing project management as directed.
  • Leads cross-departmental, monthly grant planning team meetings with management team and program staff to develop program/proposal goals.
  • Researches prospective grant funding sources to assess compatibility with organization’s goals.
  • Gathers and prepares all ancillary materials to accompany grants (budgets, bios, charts, statistical data, etc.) and materials needed for visits from prospective and/or current funders needed by Senior Team or members from other departments.
  • Produces written copy for internal and external publications, including our website, member magazine, and community impact report.
  • Develops and implements communications, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship plans for corporate, foundation, and government funders, including regular updates on organizational achievements and events.
  • Monitors status and collects data on funded projects through program staff.
  • Maintains donor database with detailed records on proposals and reports submitted.
  • Works as a member of the Development team assisting staff in implementation of other activities as needed.
  • Develops and maintains a donor portfolio comprised of 50-88 individuals, foundations, corporations, and government entities.
  • Utilizes project management system and database to maintain accurate and timely reporting, gift entry and acknowledgement, and communication.
  • Participates in the implementation of a successful comprehensive campaign for the long-term growth of the organization.

Competencies:

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

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Education: Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Non-Profit Management, Marketing, Communications, Business or a related field.
  2. Experience: 2-3 years of persuasive writing experience. Excellent grammar and strong research skills required; knowledge of nonprofit organizations strongly preferred.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • B.A. in English, Humanities, or a science-related field or one year demonstrated progressively responsible experience in a multi-faceted, fast-paced Development Department. Grant experience (paid or unpaid) preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent research skills, including familiarity with government and academic sources.
  • Strong computer skills, familiarity with standard MS Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Ability to synthesize verbal and written sources of information and data into coherent proposals that directly respond to funder priorities and application requirements.
  • Ability to work with agency staff to develop persuasive, high-quality proposals. Exceptional attention to detail when reviewing for accuracy before final proposal submission.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects / proposals simultaneously.
  • Flexible schedule to accommodate early morning, late evening, or weekend events as needed.
  • Calm and composed in working to meet critical deadlines.
  • Excellent organizational skills.

Supervisory Responsibility:

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

Physical Demands:

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

Expected Hours of Work:

  • Monday – Friday, 9am – 5 pm. On occasion, this position will be asked to work outside of the normal hours for Orlando Science Center related events and to meet grant and reporting deadlines.

Travel:

  • This position rarely travels, except for occasional in-county travel for workshops, training, and county meetings.

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.

Preschool Assistant Director

The Preschool Assistant Director is responsible for assisting the Preschool Director in the daily supervision and management of the Orlando Science Center Preschool (3-5 year) children and Preschool staff. The Preschool Assistant Director will assist the Director to maintain the OSC Preschool program’s goals, objectives, and standards set forth by the Orlando Science Center in alliance with Early Childhood developmentally appropriate practices (promoting social/emotional, physical and intellectual growth needed to be successful individuals related to their peer group, environment, and community), FL Department of Children and Families (DCF) licensing requirements, Teaching Strategies “Creative Curriculum”, Voluntary PreKindergarten (VPK) and NAEYC standards and guidelines. The Preschool Assistant Director will also assist the Preschool Director in providing guidance and support systems for the Preschool’s children, families, and staff. The Preschool Assistant Director is also responsible for representing the Preschool in the absence of the Preschool Director.

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 maintenance of Preschool documents related to enrollment, student files, and other related administrative tasks.
  • Assists in ensuring the program is in full compliance with licensing and safety regulations including but not limited to Federal, State, Local, Orlando Science Center, Department of Children and Families (DCF), Voluntary PreKindergarten (VPK), NAEYC accreditation regulations and is being adhered to on a daily basis.
  • Follows and adheres to all administrative policies and rules governing the Preschool and its employees as OSC employees, DCF license, and accreditation requirements.
  • Assists in training of developmentally appropriate practices, curriculum, and assessment for children 3 – 5 years old. Coordinates with Preschool Director staff work schedules and tasks.
  • Instructional Duties– Maintains an appropriate learning environment establishing clear objectives for lessons, units, themes, activities, and projects.
  • Communicates (verbal and written) to children and other staff.
  • Works collaboratively with Preschool staff, Director, and OSC Education staff to provide appropriate programs, activities, and projects.
  • Works with Preschool Director using effective verbal and written communication forms, anticipate and prevent problems with disruptive children, provide fair but firm discipline, enthusiastic and constantly alert, mature, and understanding.
  • Follows and adheres to all administrative policies and rules governing the Preschool and its employees.
  • Works with Preschool Director and Vice President of Education on developmentally appropriate activities, projects, strategies, scope, and sequence related to STEM, Early Childhood, and Preschool standards.
  • 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: High school diploma. A degree (Associate or above) in Child Development, Early Childhood, PreKindergarten – Primary, or Elementary education, Exceptional Student Education, Florida Child Care Professional Credential (FCCPC), Early Childhood Professional Certificate (ECPC), Florida Department of Education Child Care Apprenticeship Certificate (CCAC), certified National CDA is required.
  2. Experience: Experience working with children 0 – 8 years old.
  3. Certifications: CPR and Basic First Aid Certification.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Director’s Credential.
  • 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 writing.
  • 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 of time.
  • Must be able to lift up to 45lbs.
  • 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:

  • The position is required to work the following schedule: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm. 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.

Facilities Maintenance Technician III

Responsibilities for this hands- on position include overseeing the preventative/physical maintenance and operations of the Orlando Science Center building systems, HVAC systems, life safety systems, telecom systems and maintenance personnel. Provide and assure compliance to OSHA, IBC, FBC, ADA and NFPA codes as they apply. This position is responsible for managing and delegating work orders via Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS). The Facilities Maintenance Tech III is expected to spend the majority of their shift in the field, working alongside the maintenance team.

Essential Functions:

  • Manages facility maintenance personnel, related budgets.
  • Responsible for on-boarding, scheduling, and training of facility maintenance personnel.
  • Performs daily facility inspections to identify immediate and long-term deficiencies of the facility and its systems. Creates and delivers a corrective action plan to the Director of Facilities.
  • Responsible for continuing development and execution of the Preventative Maintenance plan for all related facility systems. Prioritize corrective maintenance issues as they arise in conjunction with managing and prioritizing work orders.
  • Must be able to troubleshoot and/or program HVAC, plumbing, electrical, mechanical and alarm systems. As well as telephone, elevator, automatic door and automatic gate systems.
  • Must have comprehensive knowledge of construction methods, materials and finishes such as carpet, drywall, paint, framing, doors, concrete, EIFS and various roof systems.
  • The Facilities Maintenance Tech III must be able to read blueprints.
  • This position is responsible for the preventative and corrective maintenance of OSC’s van fleet, including record keeping and maintenance logs.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

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: Must have a minimum of 3 years previous hands-on experience in all related fields outlined in the Essential Functions
  • Certifications: N/A

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficient working with MS Office and AutoCAD
  • Locksmith, key cutting

Supervisory Responsibility:

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

Physical Demands:

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

Expected Hours of Work:

  • This is an hourly position requiring a highly flexible individual.

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.

Exhibit Technician

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.

  3. Certifications: N/A

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • N/A

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.

Travel:

  • N/A

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.

House Manager

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.
  • Opens and closes the facility, per established procedures.
  • Assists in emergency first aid, crowd density in public areas, CPR, AED, and fire evacuations and works closely with government agencies, fire, police, or FDLE, as needed.
  • Assists in Employee or Guest temperature checks, emergency first aid, crowd density in public areas, CPR, AED, and fire evacuations and works closely with government agencies, fire, police, or FDLE, as needed.
  • Facilitates locating lost children and/or guardians in a timely manner.
  • 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's visit.
  • Documents shift activities in the House Managers logbook. Including preparing incident reports, logs, and records.
  • Conducts monthly Facility Safety Inspection, Fire Extinguisher inspection, and daily cleanliness inspections of OSC restrooms, exhibit areas, and public areas in order to increase the efficiency of OSC’s janitorial team.
  • Communicates exhibit failure, facility maintenance challenges, and safety concerns to the appropriate personnel in a timely manner.
  • Assists with cash handling verifications for end of day closeout procedures, if department management is not on property.
  • Supports Shipping and Receiving / Mailroom / Copy Center in the absence of the Mail Room Clerk.
  • Documents attendance prior to the arrival of the Manager on Duty, per established procedure.
  • Reports all problems or concerns to Senior Manager of Operations, and/or Vice President of Operation and respond to after-hour building alarms in the absence of the Senior Manager of Operations.
  • 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.
  • Certifications: N/A

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two years of work experience in the Customer Service / Operations field.
  • Current First Aid, CPR, and AED certification

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • N/A

Physical Demands:

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

Expected Hours of Work:

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

Travel:

  • N/A

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.

Manager of Public Programming

An engaging and outgoing individual is desired to lead the public programming department at the Orlando Science Center. This position reports directly to the Director of Programs. The daily functions of this position will include overseeing the daily operations for the Public Programming department. The Manager of Public Programs will be expected to lead a team of Full Time Science Program Interpreters, part-time staff and volunteers, complete tasks with minimal supervision, and demonstrate excellent customer service skills.

Essential Functions: 

  • Must be able to work weekends
  • Works with a high degree of independence on multiple projects in parallel.
  • Performs regular evaluations on live programs and demonstrations.
  • Oversees projects and timelines for Full-Time Science Program Interpreters and the Public Programs Coordinator to ensure that projects are delivered in a timely manner.
  • Reports regularly on project progress, and oversees budgets and resource allocations as necessary.
  • Oversees programming event days throughout the year.
  • Exemplary written and oral communication skills.
  • Updates online calendar with public programs, events and monthly experiences.
  • Communicates updates and upcoming events within the organization to staff in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Hires, trains, evaluates and schedules staff for the Public Programming department.
  • Ensures all pertinent staff documents and training materials are updated as necessary
  • Ensures website contains accurate information.
  • Evaluates live programs and demonstrations to ensure staff and volunteers are exhibiting the standard of quality across the department.
  • Coordinates training and schedules for Visitor Experience staff and volunteers.
  • Oversees the supply budget for the department to ensure supplies for the department are within budget and are being purchased in a timely manner.
  • Manages the Full-Time Science Program Interpreters’ project timelines ensuring that projects are meeting their appropriate deadlines and standard for quality experiences.
  • Represents the Orlando Science Center in a professional manner with all guests and staff.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in science education, biology, chemistry, physical science, physics, astronomy, or museum studies.
  • Experience: A minimum of 3-5 years of experience teaching informally and providing exemplary customer service. A minimum of 2-3 years of project management and/or direct management experience. Strong general science knowledge.
  • Certifications: Employee must have a valid driver's license, maintain an acceptable driving record as stipulated by OSC’s insurance carrier, and have access to reliable, legal transportation that can be driven on behalf of OSC for business purposes.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Theatrical skills and/or experience performing improv.
  • Experience speaking in front of large audiences is desirable.
  • Experience developing curriculum for informal science education facilities.
  • 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, theatre management, and volunteer management.
  • 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:

  • Responsible for the hiring, training, and development of full-time and part-time staff.
  • Onboard, train, evaluate, and schedule Public Programming staff, interns, and volunteers.

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 early morning or evening work required.

 Travel:

  • Local travel is occasionally required for offsite programs and supply runs. Long distance travel may 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.

Public Engagement Specialist

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 experience speaking in front of a large audience or teaching either informally or in a classroom setting.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • 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 occasionally required for offsite programs and supply runs. Long-distance travel is rare but can be required for professional development opportunities.

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.

Mail Room Clerk

The Mail Room Clerk is responsible for the overall operation of the Mail Room, Shipping and Receiving, and Copy Center while using the most cost-effective process possible. This position will also offer staff support by acting as primary purchaser for the Facilities Department as well as other Departments during Monday – Friday operating hours.  

Essential Functions: 

  • Operates, opens, and closes the mailroom on a daily basis.
  • Maintains a secure, clean, neat, and orderly work area in the Mailroom and surrounding loading dock.
  • Posts outgoing mail and distributes incoming mail to the appropriate parties, in a timely manner.
  • Documents and processes the monthly postage meter usage to the Finance department accurately.
  • Maintains inbound/outbound log for contractors and ensures all wearable identification is properly displayed for all contractors while on property.
  • Provides schedule for OSC daily programs and movies to the Guest Services Department.
  • Processes check request to replenish mailing postage meter, when necessary.
  • Schedules postage and printing equipment repairs with vendors, when needed.
  • Keeps mailroom organized and stocked with material needed for operation.
  • Orders, monitors and maintains allocated office supply inventory.
  • Processes purchase orders and check requests for the Facilities Department.
  • Maintains lighting inventory for the Facility Department using a work order database.
  • Places office supply orders for other divisions within Orlando Science Center (OSC).
  • Calls, keeps, and maintains vendor and contractor files for Facilities Department.
  • 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: Excellent written communication skills, detail-oriented, strong organization, and time management skills, ability to follow directions and make decisions using critical thinking skills.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • 1 year of work experience in the Shipping and Receiving field.
  • 1-2 years of work experience in the Office Administration field

Physical demands: 

  • Must be able to stand and walk for extended periods. 
  • Ability to lift, push and/or pull up to 50 lbs.

Expected Hours of Work:  

  • This position typically works Monday – Friday, 8:30 am-5 pm.

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

Barista

The 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 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.
  • Able to effectively explain the “journey of coffee”.
  • 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.
  • Certifications: N/A

Preferred Qualifications: 

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

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • N/A

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. This is a full-time position and is scheduled 32 hours per week.

Travel:

  • N/A

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.

Educator

The daily functions of this position consist of but are not limited to: engaging and educating school groups, teachers, and students about various sciences and STEM content with the use of demonstrations, 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: 

  • Education: Candidates should either be degree-seeking or hold a Bachelor’s Degree in education, science, or a related field.
  • Experience: Experience teaching informally or in a classroom.
  • Must hold a valid Florida Driver’s License.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience in a museum or other informal education environment and background in public speaking or performance preferred.
  • Experience working with children and youth.
  • Experience driving a cargo van.
  • Experience in a museum or other informal education environment and background in public speaking or performance preferred.
  • Experience working with children and youth.
  • Experience driving a cargo van.

Supervisory Responsibility:  

  • N/A

Physical demands: 

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

Expected Hours of Work:  

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

Travel:  

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

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.

Exhibit Maintenance Technician

This entry-level position 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.

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: Previous experience working with hand tools, drills, multimeter, and soldering iron required.

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to walk/stand for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to climb a ladder

Expected Hours of Work:

  • This position works five days a week up to 20-30 hours per week. 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.

KidsTown Facilitator

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

Essential Functions: 

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

  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.
  • Certifications: N/A

Preferred Qualifications: 

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

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • N/A

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.

Birthday Party Host

The Birthday Party Host is responsible for general party set up and break down including, but not limited to decorations, food, experiments, and clean up. The Birthday Party Host will be responsible for keeping birthday guests engaged and safe.  

Essential Functions: 

  • Leads and facilitates the birthday party including disbursement of cake, ice cream and beverage, educational programming, science make and take project and general clean up.
  • Demonstrates a full understanding of birthday party themes, and the educational component including the science content.
  • Expresses a passion for working with children and exemplifies a love of science.
  • Maintains an energetic and positive attitude throughout the party.
  • Collaborates with Birthday Party Assistants during Birthday Parties to share responsibilities and to help ensure each birthday guest is receiving exemplary customer service.
  • Fulfills scheduling requirements by having full weekend availability.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

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: Customer service experience. Experience working with children (K-12) in an informal setting.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree or A.A.
  • Coursework in Education or Science field.

Physical demands: 

  • Must be comfortable speaking in large groups to a ranging age group.
  • Must be able to sit/stand for an extended period of time.
  • Must be able to climb stairs.
  • Must be comfortable working in a loud environment.

Expected Hours of Work:  

  • Part-time, hours vary based on need.

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.

Birthday Party Assistant

The Birthday Party Assistant is responsible for assisting the host in general party set up and breaking down including, but not limited to decorations, food, experiments, and clean up. Additionally, the Birthday Party Assistant will aid the Birthday Party Host in keeping birthday guests engaged and safe.

Essential Functions: 

  • Assists the Host in facilitating the party including disbursement of cake, ice cream, and beverage, educational programming, science make and take projects, and general clean up.
  • Demonstrates a full understanding of birthday party themes, and the educational component including the science content.
  • Reports an accurate guest count to the Birthday Coordinator within 30 minutes of the party.
  • Maintains cleanliness of birthday rooms, classrooms, and the surrounding areas.
  • Works effectively in a team-based environment.
  • Fulfills scheduling requirements by having full weekend availability.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

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.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree or A.A.
  • Coursework in Education or Science field.
  • Some experience in customer service.
  • Experience working with children K-12.

Physical demands: 

  • Must be comfortable speaking in large groups to a ranging age group.
  • Must be able to sit/stand for an extended period of time.
  • Must be able to climb stairs.
  • Must be comfortable working in a loud environment.

Expected Hours of Work:  

  • Part-time, hours vary based on need.

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

Seasonal Supply Clerk

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

Essential Functions: 

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

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: Purchasing and inventory experience.
  • Certifications: Must hold a valid Florida Driver’s License. 

Preferred Qualifications: 

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

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • N/A

Physical demands: 

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

Expected Hours of Work:  

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

Travel:

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

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 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.