Employment

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

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

OSC Guiding Principles:

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

 

OSC Individual Principles:

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

How to Apply:

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

Email

HRSpecialist@osc.org

Please indicate the position for which you are applying in the subject line.

In Person

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

 

Mail

Orlando Science Center

ATTN: Human Resources Department

777 East Princeton Street

Orlando, FL 32803

 

Employment Application

 

Background Check Form

 


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

Positions currently open are listed below. 

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

Current Openings

Full-Time Positions

Major Gifts Officer

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

 

Essential Functions:

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

Minimum Qualifications:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

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

Physical Demands:

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

Expected Hours of Work:

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

Travel:

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

Director of Development

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

 

Essential Functions:

  • Builds and maintains strategic relationships with individual prospects and donors; manages a dynamic portfolio of at least 175 donors

  • Initiates and solicits gifts for the Orlando Science Center with a focus on identifying, cultivating, and soliciting individual prospects with the potential to support the Center with gifts of 10,000 and above.

  • Prepares written proposals to solicit prospects for gifts in support of the Orlando Science Center using persuasive language to promote visionary gift opportunities.

  • Develops and documents a robust pipeline of proposals and meets annual fundraising goals; establishes and achieves benchmarks for constructive growth; measures progress against institutional goals.

  • Adheres to established protocols.

  • Ensures reporting requirements are completed in a timely and accurate manner; utilizes automated systems for tracking and reporting; develops and maintains prospect lists in donor database.

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

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

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

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent written and oral communication and negotiation skills

  • Demonstrably strong planning and organization skills

  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously with attention to accuracy and detail.

  • Flexibility and initiative, as well as the ability to work independently and the ability to collaborate with others for productive outcomes.

  • Superb judgment in all areas related to frontline fundraising.

  • Process- and detail-oriented; strong project management; proactive.

Supervisory Responsibility:

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

Physical Demands:

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

Expected Hours of Work:

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

Travel:

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

General Curator of Conservation and Welfare

An engaging and outgoing individual passionate about wildlife conservation and animal welfare is desired to lead the life sciences department at the Orlando Science Center. The General Curator will oversee a taxonomically diverse animal collection, consisting of a 3,000 sq. ft. walk-thru aviary, 10,000 gallon New World Reef habitat, 9,000 gallon freshwater swamp habitat, as well as an ambassador animal program and exhibit collection. This position reports directly to the Vice President of Visitor Experience. The General Curator of Conservation and Welfare is responsible for the overall supervision and management of the LIFE exhibit (~11,000 sq. ft of animal habitats and life support systems), conservation programming, certifications (including AZA), staff, animals, interns and volunteers.

 

Essential Functions:

  • Leads an interdepartmental team assigned with obtaining AZA accreditation and maintaining overall compliance and updated AZA standards between accreditation cycles – (5 years).
  •  Manages and maintains both active and inactive animal records systems ensuring data quality, appropriate retention, preservation and accessibility utilizing ZIMS record keeping software
  •  Manages and monitors all animal transactions and coordinates with stakeholders (SSP’s and others) to ensure legal compliance with local, state, federal and international laws, government regulations and industry-specific standards
  •  Acquires and maintains all local, Federal and state wildlife permits and licenses needed to fulfill the institutional collection plan
  •  Schedules and coordinates visits by the organizations contractual veterinarian and on-call vet. Monitors prescribed treatments and arranges medical procedures regarding the animal collection. Works with the veterinarian to develop and improve the institutional veterinarian program including preventative medicine, animal diets, annual physicals and welfare
  •  Oversees OSC’s conservation programs and initiatives within the facility and around the world through partnerships, grants, or programming that broadens the educational impact of the organization and strengthens visitor experience and awareness
  •  Oversees interpretation of animals and exhibit to guests. Includes working to develop new or additional messaging, presentations, shows, interpretative graphics and other methods to increase guest awareness, visitor experience and conservation messages
  •  Foster a culture of human and animal safety; ensure compliance with existing safety policies while encouraging the review and renewal, or provision of new policies and practices so that employee’s work in a safe manner
  • Oversee the implementation of all necessary policies and standard operating procedures that meet or exceed industry-specific standards related to animal husbandry, welfare, and other department needs
  • Oversees departmental budget preparation and ensures needed resources are available
  • Provide leadership and guidance towards innovative animal husbandry, enrichment, life support systems and behavioral training programs that is in compliance with AZA and USDA standards
  • Develops training plans for the collection, as well as, develops the staff’s knowledge of training.
  • Assists in exhibit planning, construction and supervision of construction relating to assigned areas of concern.
  • Leads team members in achieving mutual and individual goals.

 

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: Bachelor’s degree in education, biology, animal sciences, zoology or psychology.

 

2. Experience: Applicants should possess at least 7 years’ experience in a zoo, aquarium, museum, park or a similar facility working with animals and the public. 2 of those years should be in a managerial or supervisor role leading a team.

 

3. 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. Permits: Must be able to acquire Florida Fish and Wildlife Class II (alligators) and Class III permits, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Migratory bird permits, and several Florida Fish and Wildlife Special Activity License.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of animal welfare standards and wildlife laws and regulations specific to exhibition, breeding, domestic and international transport
  • General knowledge of collection management principles and cooperative animal management programs, such as studbooks, SSPs, TAGs, etc.
  • Knowledge of the varieties, habits, diets, capture, and restraint of mammals, fish, birds, and reptiles commonly found in zoos that reflect modern zoological practices
  • Knowledge of various diseases affecting zoo animals and the appropriate methods and techniques for disease prevention and control
  • Experience with ZIMS animal records programs

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • Responsible for the hiring, training, retention and development of all staff within LIFE department
  • Onboard, train, evaluate and schedule Manager of Living Collections

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to lift up to 60lbs and be on feet for extended periods of time.
  • Must be comfortable in and around water
  • Must be comfortable working on slippery, uneven surfaces

Expected Hours of Work:

  • Must be able to work weekends. Occasional early morning or evening work required.

Travel:

  • As needed for the transport of animals and pick up husbandry supplies and materials. Local travel is occasionally required for offsite programs. Long distance travel may 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. 

 

Manager of Building Maintenance

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

 

Essential Functions:

  • Manages facility maintenance personnel and related budgets.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

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

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficient working with MS Office and AutoCAD

  • Locksmith, key cutting

 

Supervisory Responsibility:

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

 

Physical Demands:

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

 

Expected Hours of Work:

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

 

Travel:

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

Education Manager of Programs

The Education Manager of Programs manages on-site school and group field trips and associated relationships with public and private schools. This position manages all aspects of program development and implementation for Homeschool, Celebrate Science Nights and Overnight programs. The Education Manager of Programs establishes the long-range plan for programming, meets the goals set forth in the annual operating budget and associated revenue lines. This position implements routine market and product analysis against customer needs. This position also provides administrative and operational support for school open houses, Celebrate Science Nights, and Overnight programs.

 

Essential Functions:

• Develops and maintains budgets and annual objectives/strategies to realize revenue and spending goals.


• Prepares and submits monthly action and financial reports.


• Demonstrates proficiency in Education ticketing systems.


• Establishes and maintains current mailing and email databases for all science leads, science department chairs, principals and district level curriculum managers to ensure effective marketing of programs.


• Coordinates the development of all marketing efforts for the Homeschool, Overnights and Celebrate Science Night programs. Monitors enrollment and marketing efforts to ensure attendance goals are being met.


• Coordinates administrative and programming requirements with other departments and other divisions as needed.


• Develops and executes program evaluations for all programs on a consistent basis, monitoring results and adjusting programs and operations as needed.


• Evaluates, recruits, hires and schedules program staff as required.


• Responsible for 2 days of check in and check out for School Field Trips.


• Responsible for parent communication to ensure guest satisfaction.


• Provides administrative and operational support to the other Managers on the Education team.


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


• Demonstrates commitment to OSC's vision, mission and values.


• Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

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

 

Minimum Qualifications: 

1. Education: Bachelor’s Degree preferred or 3-5 years relevant work experience.  


2. Experience: 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-starter. Ability to work with little direct supervision.


3. Certifications: N/A

 

Preferred Qualifications: 

● Knowledge of informal education and museum practices.


● Experience working with budgets and high-volume organizations.

 

Supervisory Responsibility:

• Must be comfortable managing a team of 10-20 staff that includes instructors and assistants; includes hiring, training, scheduling, payroll, job performance reviews and coaching.

 

Physical demands: 

• Must be able to stand and walk for extended periods.


• Position additionally requires ability to climb stairs.

 

Expected Hours of Work:  

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

 

 Travel:

• Position may require occasional travel both in and out of state.

 

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.

 

Education Specialist: Early Childhood

This individual project manages special projects relating to early childhood programs for children 0-7 years old. They are responsible for developing all early childhood STEM curricula for the Education Department including: workshops, educator professional development, family programs, conference presentations and camps. The daily functions of this position consist of but are not limited to: engaging and educating children ages 0-7, early childhood educators and their caregivers about STEM and various sciences with the use of age appropriate, inquiry based, hands-on activities in an informal setting. In addition, they will deliver educational content in one the following ways: hands-on workshops, educator professional development, family programming both on and off museum grounds.

 

Essential Functions: 

  • Performs the function of project manager for assigned special projects relating to early childhood programs.

  • Works in conjunction with the Vice President of Education to foster relationships with external partners, develop timelines and contracts as needed to ensure completion of all grant and sponsor deliverables for assigned projects.

  • Develops all early childhood science curricula for the Education Department including; workshops, educator professional development, family programs, conference presentations and camps.

  • Delivers early childhood programing in accordance with the STEM Discovery Center’s brand and values to engage young children, educators and their caregivers in high-quality hands-on activities and instruction.

  • Creates and delivers education staff trainings for early childhood programs and pedagogy.

     

  • Completes routine education staff program evaluations and provides coaching and feedback.

  • Ensures all programs are developmentally appropriate and align with Florida State Early Childhood Domains and preschool requirements as needed.

  • Creates assessments, pre and post tools, and evaluations as needed for reporting requirements.

  • Monitors quality control for all early childhood education curricula and updates existing programs and content as needed.

  • Maintains a safe and secure environment for guests and staff.

  • Keeps current in science and education related to OSC’s content and exhibits.

  • Demonstrates commitment to OSC's vision, mission and values.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Education: A Bachelor’s degree in early childhood, education, or science with a minimum of 2-3 years’ experience working with children ages 0-7 years. Degree may be substituted for 5 years relevant work experience in the field of early childhood or informal learning.
  • Experience:
    • Prior teaching experience with early childhood (0-7 years old) children, educators and caregivers.
    • Knowledge of preschool and early childhood systems including best practice.
    • Ability to work in a fast pace, team oriented environment.
    • Ability to establish and maintain an effective rapport with others.
    • Excellent communication skills; presentation and public speaking.
    • Reliable, organized, self-starter; ability to work with little direct supervision.
    • Enthusiastic, friendly, outgoing; must love working with people
  • Certifications: A valid driver’s license is required.

 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Prior experience working with age-appropriate technologies and tools used to engage young learners (i.e. robotics, coding, etc.).
  • Knowledge of informal education and museum practices.

 

Physical demands: 

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

Expected Hours of Work:  

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

 Travel:

  • Some travel required. Travel primarily consists of Florida.

Exhibit Technology Specialist

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

  

Essential Functions: 

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

 

Minimum Qualifications: 

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

 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Ideal candidate possesses an inventive spirit.

  • Demonstrates initiative to work without direct supervision.

  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.

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

  • Effective oral and written communication skills.

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

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

  • Ability to complete tasks in a timely manner.

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

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

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

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.

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

Physical demands: 

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

Expected Hours of Work:  

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

Camps and Classes Coordinator

The Camps and Classes Coordinator is responsible for the operations and implementation of Orlando Science Center Camps and Classes programs. This position is directly responsible for overseeing and maintaining quality control of all programming and demonstrates strong organizational and time management skills. The Coordinator provides administrative and operational support to the Education Manager of Camps and Classes, with an emphasis on customer service, daily operations and scheduling, to ensure quality control.

 

Essential Functions:

• Works in conjunction with the Education Managers of Camps and Classes to supervise the development and operations of Camps and Early Childhood programs.


• Oversees the daily/weekly implementation of these programs.


• Demonstrates proficiency in all programs and delivers programs as needed.


• Demonstrates proficiency in the ticketing systems used by Orlando Science Center programs.


• Coordinates the development of all marketing efforts for the department’s programs. Monitors enrollment and marketing efforts to ensure attendance goals.


• Coordinates administrative and programming requirements with other departments and other divisions as needed.

 

• Develops and executes program evaluations for all programs on a consistent basis, monitoring results and adjusting programs and operations as needed.


• Evaluates, recruits, hires and schedules program staff as required.


• Responsible for daily coordinating of instructors, counselors and volunteers.


• Responsible for assisting in the supervision of campers to and from daily activities as needed, ensuring that all campers are accounted for at ALL times.


• Responsible for Camp check in and check-out procedures, including early care and/or late care as assigned.


• Responsible for parent communication to ensure guest satisfaction.

 

• Responsible for implementing safety rules and compliance to the OSC camp behavior policy.


• Works in conjunction with the Education Manager of Camps and Classes to maintain camp compliance to American Camp Association (ACA) standards per accreditation guidelines.


• Compiles, copies, sorts, and files camp records and other important documentation as required by the American Camp Association.


• Provides administrative and operational support to the Education Managers.


• Able to apply problem solving skills and demonstrates good judgment when completing project tasks.


• Demonstrates commitment to OSC's vision, mission and values.


• Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

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

 

Minimum Qualifications: 

1. Education: Bachelor’s degree in education, science, or related field.


2. Experience: 1-2 years relevant work experience in an administrative role with summer camps or similar youth programs, customer service background, experience working with Point of Sale (POS) ticketing databases, and cash handling experience.


3. Certifications: Must hold a valid Florida Driver’s License.

 

Preferred Qualifications: 

• The candidate should have experience in operations or management, teaching either informally or in a classroom, and demonstrate exemplary customer service skills.


• Strong organizational skills and time management is desirable.


• Candidate should accept, respect and be responsive to diversity.


• First aid certification is desirable.

 

● Knowledge of informal education and museum practices.

 

● Experience working with budgets and high-volume organizations.

 

Supervisory Responsibility:

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

 

Physical demands: 

• Must be able to stand and walk for extended periods.


• Ability to work in an active indoor and outdoor environment.


• Must be able to lift up to 45 lbs.

 

Expected Hours of Work:  

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

 Travel:

• Position may require occasional travel both in and out of state.

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 II

The daily functions of this position consist of but are not limited to: engaging and educating school groups and teachers about various sciences and STEM content with the use of demonstrations and hands-on activities in an informal setting. The Educator II will deliver educational content in one the following ways: classroom instruction on and off museum grounds, large capacity auditorium programming on and off museum grounds, and floor demonstrations. The Educator II 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. Further, the Educator II will be responsible for designing, prototyping, and writing curriculum for the Education Department.

  

Essential Functions: 

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


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


• Writes and develops all science curricula for the Education Department including: camps, afterschool, overnights, and school programs.

 

• Assists with the training of new education staff and seasonal employees.


• Completes program evaluations of education staff and provides feedback to management as needed.


• Updates existing programs and content as needed.


• Comfortable speaking in front of audiences of all sizes and delivering science and STEM instruction to guests of all ages.


• Ensures age appropriateness in all programs and alignment with order of instruction, and science benchmarks.


• Demonstrates good communication, has the ability to complete tasks with minimal supervision, and demonstrates excellent customer service skills.


• Demonstrates commitment to OSC's vision, mission, and values.


• Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

Competencies:

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

 

Minimum Qualifications: 

1. Education: Associate’s Degree or seeking a Bachelor’s Degree with 2 years’ experience working with youth or the general public in an educational environment.


2. Experience: Applicant should have experience in curriculum development for an informal setting (museum, zoo, nature preserve), and prior experience leading and facilitating educational programs.


3. Certifications: Must hold a valid Florida Driver’s License.

 

Preferred Qualifications: 

• Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in science, education, theater, or communications, with college course work in science or equivalent combination of education and experience


• Background in public speaking, or performance. 


• Professional communication skills, both written and oral.


• Excellent coordination and project management skills, including ability to take initiative.


• Ability to handle multiple projects and tasks at once.


• Working knowledge of Science and Engineering process skills.


• Experience teaching informally or in a classroom is preferred.

 

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.


• Ability to lift up to 45 pounds.

 

Expected Hours of Work:  

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

 

Travel:

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

 

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.

 

Preventative Maintenance Technician

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

 

Essential Functions: 

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

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

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

  • Assists the department in handling unusual maintenance related to guest concerns.

  • Completes all assigned work orders in CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System), on time and accurately.

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

  • Maintains a clean and safe work environment by demonstrating a thorough knowledge of tools and equipment; follows proper safety procedures associated with each tool/equipment/material.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

   

Minimum Qualifications: 

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

 

Preferred Qualifications:

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

 

Physical demands: 

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

 

Expected Hours of Work:  

  • 40 hours per week, Wednesday through Sunday

  

Reservationist

The Reservationist position is responsible for all field trips, camps, homeschool, overnights, offsites, preschool, afterschool, workshop programs, and birthday party sales. This individual should be extremely comfortable with telephone and email sales and computer ticketing systems.

 

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for all reservations pertaining to all education programs including: field trips, homeschool, offsites, overnights, preschool, afterschool, camps, birthdays, and any other fee based programs.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in the ticketing software systems, including all reservation data input, payment processing, data retrieval, and report printing.
  • Serves as liaison between schools, day cares, parents, churches, and all other group institutions to make reservations and answer guest questions.
  • Creates itineraries including lab, film, exhibit, and lunch scheduling for field trips.
  • Handles reservation confirmations on all sales.
  • Collects and follows up on deposits and payments received for fee based programming.
  • Responds to email inquiries, web-sale requests, and faxes regarding fee based programming.
  • Assists in the day-to-day operations of the Reservations Office.
  • Assists with check-ins and other duties as required.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Competencies:

1. Teamwork

2. Decision Making

3. Work Standards

4. Motivation

5. Reliability

6. Problem Solving

7. Adaptability 8. Planning and Organizing

9. Communication

10. Integrity 11. Initiative

12. Customer Service and Quality

 

Minimum Qualifications: 

1. Education: High School Diploma or equivalent.

2. Experience: Prior cash handling experience and experience with Point of Sales (POS) systems or ticketing databases.

3. Certifications: N/A

 

Preferred Qualifications: 

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

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • N/A

Physical demands: 

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

Expected Hours of Work:  

  • The Reservations Office is open Monday – Friday from 7:30am to 6:00pm. Must be able to work flexible hours including early mornings, nights and weekends as necessary.

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.

 

Part-Time Positions

Facilitator

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

  

Essential Functions: 

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

   

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Education: High School diploma or equivalent.

 

Preferred Qualifications: 

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

  

Supervisory Responsibility: 

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

  

Physical demands: 

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

 

Expected Hours of Work:  

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

  

Travel:  

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

KidsTown Facilitator

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

  

Essential Functions: 

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

   

Minimum Qualifications: 

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

Preferred Qualifications: 

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

  

Physical demands: 

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

Expected Hours of Work:  

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

Travel:  

  • Occasional travel may be expected if departmental needs arise.

Educator

The daily functions of this position consist of but are not limited to: engaging and educating school groups, teachers and students about various sciences and STEM content with the use of demonstrations and hands-on activities in an informal setting. The Educator will deliver educational content in one or more of the following ways: classroom instruction on and off museum grounds, large capacity auditorium programming on and off museum grounds, and floor demonstrations. Educators will be expected to study curriculum and supplementary materials to gain proficiency in the sciences taught by the institution and improve upon existing content knowledge and teaching/presentation skills.

  

Essential Functions: 

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

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

  • Demonstrates good communication skills, has the ability to complete tasks with minimal supervision, and demonstrates excellent customer service skills.

  • Comfortable speaking in front of audiences of all sizes, delivering science and STEM instruction to guests of all ages and has strong classroom management.

  • Demonstrates commitment to OSC's vision, mission, and values.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

Minimum Qualifications: 

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

 

Preferred Qualifications: 

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

 

  Physical demands: 

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

 

Expected Hours of Work:  

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

 

Travel:  

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

Birthday Party Assistant

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

  

Essential Functions: 

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

   

Minimum Qualifications: 

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

 

Preferred Qualifications: 

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

  

Physical demands: 

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

Expected Hours of Work:  

  • Part-time, hours vary based on need.

Theater Operator

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

 

Essential Functions:

• Operates theater presentation equipment such as lighting, doors, and announcements.


• Ensures all theater safety, security, and accessibility procedures are followed.


• Answers visitor questions as needed and collects visitor feedback in the form of surveys.


• Accurately records the total attendance for each show.


• Facilitates the attendance of groups to the theaters, including assisting with their load in and load out and verifying the accuracy of attendance vouchers received.


• Distributes, collects, cleans, and maintains 3D glasses.


• Assists in the cleaning and organization of all theater areas.


• Provides a high level of customer service to all OSC visitors and employees.


• Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

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

 

Minimum Qualifications: 

1. Education: High school senior/graduate or equivalent.


2. Experience: Some experience operating audiovisual equipment.


3. Certifications: N/A

 

Preferred Qualifications: 

• Some college education preferred.

 

Physical demands: 

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

 

Expected Hours of Work:  

• Part time, hours vary based on need.

 

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.

Supply Clerk

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

  

Essential Functions: 

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

 

Minimum Qualifications: 

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

 

Preferred Qualifications: 

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

 

Physical demands: 

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

 

Expected Hours of Work:  

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

 

Travel:

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

  

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.

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.

 

Seasonal Positions

Summer Camp Coordinator

The Coordinator of Summer Camp is responsible for the operations and implementation of OSC Summer Camp. Directly responsible for overseeing and maintaining quality control of all camp programming, and demonstrate strong organizational and time management skills. The 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 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.
  • Demonstrates commitment to OSC's vision, mission and values.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours including early mornings, nights and weekends 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: Experience teaching informally or in a classroom, customer service, or coordinating/teaching at a summer camp program. Experience working with children and youth.
  • Certifications: 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.
  • Experience working with children and youth.
  • Should commit to a Monday-Friday schedule for the duration of the camp season (May 28 – August 7, 2020) and be available for Camp Training May 18 – 21 (evening training).

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • Will assist in summer camp staff supervision, coordination, and daily management.

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to stand and walk for extended periods. Position additionally requires ability to work in an active indoor & outdoor environment.  

Expected Hours of Work:

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

Summer Camp Instructor

The daily functions of this position consist of but are not limited to: engaging and educating summer campers about various sciences 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 who are comfortable communicating to children of all ages and delivering science instruction in an informal setting. Qualified applicants will demonstrate enthusiasm and a willingness to learn. Instructors will be expected to follow the curriculum provided and demonstrate proficiency in communicating science concepts to young audiences. Applicants should be good communicators, have the ability to 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 accounted for at ALL times. 
  • 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.
  • Other 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: Experience and enthusiasm working with children and youth.
  • Certifications: 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 work 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.
  • Should commit to a Monday-Friday schedule for the duration of the camp season (May 28 – August 7, 2020) and be available for Camp Training May 18– 21 (evening training).

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to stand and walk for extended periods. 
  • Position additionally requires ability to work in an active indoor & outdoor environment.  

Expected Hours of Work:

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

Travel:

  • Day travel may be required for camp related field trips. Transportation will be provided.

Summer Camp Counselor

The Summer Camp Counselor is responsible for the 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 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 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.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Education:  Candidates should hold a High School Degree or higher.
  • Experience: Must be at least 18 years of age. Experience and enthusiasm working with children and youth.
  • Certifications: 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:

  • Should commit to a Monday-Friday schedule for the duration of the camp season (May 28 – August 7, 2020) and be available for Camp Training May 18 – 21 (evening training).

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to stand and walk for extended periods. 
  • Position additionally requires ability to work in an active indoor & outdoor environment.  

Expected Hours of Work:

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

Travel

  • Day travel may be required for camp related field trips. Transportation will be provided.

Facilitator

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

  

Essential Functions: 

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

   

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Education: High School diploma or equivalent.

 

Preferred Qualifications: 

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

  

Supervisory Responsibility: 

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

  

Physical demands: 

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

 

Expected Hours of Work:  

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

  

Travel:  

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

Seasonal Preschool Teacher Assistant

The Seasonal Preschool Teacher Assistant is responsible for assisting the classroom teacher with general supervision and management of the Preschool class (3-5 year) children. This position will assist the classroom teacher to execute the Early Childhood Education program in accordance with the goals, objectives and standards set forth by the Orlando Science Center Preschool in alliance with Early Childhood developmentally appropriate practices, FL Department of Children and Families (DCF) licensing requirements, Teaching Strategies “Creative Curriculum”, Voluntary PreKindergarten (VPK) and NAEYC standards and guidelines. The Preschool Teacher Assistant assists children (3-5 yr) in activities designed to promote social/emotional, physical and intellectual growth needed to be successful individuals related to their peer group, environment and community.

Essential Functions: 

• Embraces STEM education and informal teaching methodologies and strategies as essential functions of the Science Center Preschool and curriculum approach.

• Assists in the implementation of the daily program under the direction of the classroom teacher, which includes lesson plans and activities.

• Prepares the learning environment indoor and outdoor, setting up interest centers and preparing needed materials and supplies.

• Maintains general daily housekeeping tasks.

• Maintains rules of behavior and procedures in regards to class control.

• Greets all arriving and departing children and their caregivers/guardian.

• Supervises the classroom when classroom teacher is out of classroom.

• Has open communication (verbal or written) with children, Preschool staff and Director.

• Uses literacy, science, technology, engineering, math and motor development for individual, small and large group activities to provide children opportunities to observe, question and investigate.

• Assists in observation and evaluation a child’s performance, behavior, social development and physical health under the direction of the classroom teacher.

• Follows and adheres to all administrative policies and rules governing the Preschool and its employees as OSC employees, DCF license and accreditation requirements.

• Works collaboratively with Preschool staff, Director and OSC Education staff to provide appropriate programs, activities and projects.

• Participate in on-line professional development, early childhood practices, STEM activities or OSC Education department training to maintain and improve professional competence. Minimum 10 hours required of in-service hours and/or one (1) 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: 

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 preferred.

2. Experience: Experience working with children 0 – 8 years old.

3. Certifications: Current CPR and Basic First Aid Certification, Fire Extinguisher certification.

Preferred Qualifications: 

• 45 hours DCF mandated child care courses (provide a current DCF transcript).

• Clear Level 2 Background screening. May not be on site until this is established.

• Communication skills-presentation, public speaking and written.

• Reliable, organized, self-starter. Ability to work with little supervision.

• Active listening, instructing, speaking, reading comprehension, learning strategies, writing, monitoring, time management, and monitoring skills.

Supervisory Responsibility:

• N/A

Physical demands: 

• Must be able to stand for extended periods.

• Ability to lift up to 45 lbs.

• Tasks involve the ability to exert very moderate physical effort in light work involving stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling.

• Sensory requirements are visual perceptions and discrimination, oral communication and ability to perceive and discriminate sounds.

Expected Hours of Work:  

• This position primarily works Monday – Friday between the hours of 7:30am – 6:00pm and is based on the needs of the organization. The maximum hours for this position is 39 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.

Seasonal Preschool Office and Classroom Assistant

The Seasonal Preschool Office and Classroom Assistant is responsible for assisting with Preschool clerical duties including but not limited to answering phone calls, filing paperwork, processing tuition and fees, and classroom assistance.

 

Essential Functions: 

• Performs basic office administration including filing, copying, answering telephones, responding to mail, email, supply deliveries, and processing of tuition, fees and registration.


• Compiles, copies, sorts and files Preschool records and other important documentation as required by Department of Children and Families (DCF), Voluntary PreKindergarten(VPK) and NAEYC Accreditation.


• Performs confidential clerical work related to Preschool records and files.


• Assists in the licensing process for Department of Children and Families (DCF) and accurately maintains all licensing documents.


• Exhibits proficiency in ticketing software including all reservation data input, data retrieval and report printing.


• Demonstrates proficiency in Science Center cash handling processes.


• Shows exceptional customer service and communication skills (verbal and written) with internal and external customers.


• Demonstrates knowledge of the Orlando Science Center Preschool and other Science Center offerings.


• Demonstrates commitment to OSC’s vision, mission, guiding principles and values.


• Maintains a professional attitude at all times.


• 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: 

1. Education: High school diploma or higher degree.


2. Experience: Knowledge of common office machines and skilled in their operations, general understanding of computer systems, customer service skills, communication (verbal and written) skills, cash handling experience, experience in child care with 0 – 8 year olds.


3. Certifications: 45 hours DCF mandated child care courses (provide a current DCF transcript), First Aid/CPR – Infant/Child/Adult.

 

Preferred Qualifications: 

• Reliable, organized, self-starter.


• Ability to work with little supervision.

 

Supervisory Responsibility:

• N/A

 

Physical demands: 

• Must be able to stand for extended periods.

 

• Ability to lift up to 45 lbs.

 

Expected Hours of Work:  

• 8:30 am – 5:00 pm Monday – Thursday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Friday.

 

 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.

 

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.