Employment

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

 

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

OSC Guiding Principles:

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

 

OSC Individual Principles:

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

How to Apply:

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

Email

HRSpecialist@osc.org

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

In Person

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

Mail

Orlando Science Center

ATTN: Human Resources Department

777 East Princeton Street

Orlando, FL 32803

 

Employment Application

 

Background Check Form


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

Positions currently open are listed below. 

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

Current Openings

Full-Time Positions

Director of Programming

The Director of Programming is a creative and innovative individual who is familiar with the latest in museum best practices of interpretive techniques. This individual is responsible for developing and implementing the overall programming experience at the Orlando Science Center (OSC). This person is responsible for cultivating and leading a diverse team of talented staff and volunteers with the united goal of developing the highest quality interactive programming experience. The typical work hours for this position are Tuesday – Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Weekend work and overtime is required based on building and department needs.

 

Essential Functions:

  • Executes OSC’s strategic plan as it relates to experiential goals, objectives, and messages of programs and events.
  • Oversees the high-quality execution of programs and events from concept through final delivery.
  • Develops and manages departmental operating budgets: monitors and reports on all special projects, programs, and event budgets and assists managers in adjusting deliverables accordingly.
  • Develops safety protocols and standard operating procedures for new experiences. Oversees all safety training, documentation and approves all final aspects of program and event implementation.
  • Develops programming event days throughout the year, ensuring they are timely, relevant, cost-effective and high-quality.
  • Assists the Director of Strategic Partnerships in seeking sponsorships and grants for programs and events.
  • Works with Development and Special Events departments to provide special experiences and offerings for sponsorship opportunities and donor cultivation.
  • Develops quality standards for the visitor experience and evaluates to ensure standards are being met or exceeded. Identifies opportunities for improvement and works with managers and team to implement corrective actions.
  • Hires, evaluates, and terminates personnel as required; reviews the personnel requests of management staff.
  • Assists the Marketing team to develop messaging around engagement of audiences outside the organization.
  • Strategizes with the Marketing team on website design, and content for improved visitor engagement with OSC’s web platform.
  • Serves as a project lead, as required.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in museum studies, science education, or science related field.
  • Experience: Minimum of 5 years’ experience in museum programming development, or project management and production. Minimum of 3 years of direct leadership experience.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Be imaginative and creative.
  • Experience leading and managing multi-disciplined teams.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision, both alone and in teams.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience working in/with museums or in an informal education setting.
  • Strong project management experience.
  • Ability to develop, plan, and implement short-and long-range goals.
  • Ability to analyze budgetary expenditures for compliance with approved budget.
  • Ability to lead, supervise, and train staff including organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Operate effectively under time constraints and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to be positive and clear in explaining ideas and concepts.
  • A valid Florida driver’s license is required.

 

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • Supervises the Manager of NatureWorks, Manager of KidsTown, and Manager of Public Programming. Sets priorities and delegates as necessary.

 

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to stand for long periods.
  • Must be able to lift up to 30 lbs.

 

Expected Hours of Work:

  • Typical work hours are Tuesday – Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Weekend work and overtime is required based on building and department needs.

Travel:

  • Less than 5% of time is dedicated to travel for conferences and professional development.

Development Specialist

The Development Specialist serves in a supporting role as a member of the Development Department with a focus on Corporation and Foundation giving, enabling the team to build sustainable relationships that support Orlando Science Center.

 

Essential Functions:

  • Manages donor recognition for the Development Department by accurately maintaining recognition information and implementing updates/additions to recognition in publications and on the donor wall, signage, and the website. Responsible for all corporate recognition and deliverables for special events and the Corporate Partnership program.

  • Manages the silent auction for fundraising events, including securing all auction items, event set-up, and acknowledgment.

  • Coordinates list development and invitations for VIP events, reaches out to potential VIP’s, makes follow-up calls, and prepares any event materials needed.

  • Processes, renews, and ensures timely distribution of all Board of Trustees memberships annually.

  • Coordinates Development Department’s input for Annual Community Impact Report and SCOPE magazine; works with marketing/graphics to ensure accuracy and timeliness.

  • Assists with database administration, maintaining accurate records, reports, list development, and special projects as needed.

  • Assists with prospect research, analyzing information to assess capacity, propensity, and linkages, and compiling profiles and biographies as appropriate.

  • Provides logistical support for all development-related events, and other fundraising activities, including but not limited to determining appropriate announcements and raffle items to promote, manage the guest list, manages the silent auction check out, manages all aspects of guest registration.

  • Ensures proper presentation of materials and other deliverables as necessary in support of the Development team.

  • Represents the Development team at monthly cross-departmental project meetings.

  • Utilizes best practices to ensure proper acknowledgment, recognition, and stewardship of corporate donors.

  • Serves as the development database (Tessitura) administrator, manages moves, input, and reports that allow the department to assess progress. Also oversees TRG Community Database, iWave, and Donor Search systems for wealth screening, list development, and donor prospect review.

  • Manages department interns and volunteers, including scheduling and project assignment.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Education: B.A. in English, journalism, or a science-related field.
  • Experience: Must be able to work efficiently and with attention to detail in a fast-paced environment that requires adaptability to shifting priorities, a sense of urgency and commitment to excellence. Some experience in Development or related field.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 1 to 3 years’ experience within areas of writing, communications, or development

 

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to stand for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to lift up to 30 lbs.

 

Expected Hours of Work:

  • This position typically works Monday – Friday, during normal business hours. Ability to participate in weekend and after-hours events. Some evenings and weekends required.

Controller

The Controller is responsible for Orlando Science Center’s accounting and financial reporting operations. This individual ensures internal control of assets including cash, inventories, property, plant, and equipment. The Controller is responsible for the reporting of operating activities and financial position for month-end and annual audit. This position supervises day-to-day, month-end, and year-end accounting/reporting of accounts payable, cash receipts, general ledger accounting, and payroll. The Controller is also responsible for the reconciliation of balance sheet accounts and analysis of income statement accounts.

  

Essential Functions: 

  • Working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  • Maintains a chart of accounts, fixed asset inventory, and depreciation schedules
  • Creates, maintains, and monitors internal controls.
  • Responsible for assuring adherence to proper revenue recognition for both contributions (unrestricted, restricted, and in-kind) and earned revenue.
  • Prepares standard and adjusting journal entries for monthly and year-end financial statements.
  • Reviews and posts entries in accounting system
  • Compiles financial transactions for accounts payable, cash receipts, and payroll while ensuring proper accrual entries
  • Prepares monthly financial statements to include income statement, balance sheet, cash flow statement/forecast and report of capital expenditures utilizing reporting software.
  • Analyze revenues and expenses vs. budget in order to prepare any necessary adjusting entries or accruals. Reviews trial balance to ensure that cash transactions, allocations, and prepaid expenses are recorded.
  • Maintains support of balance sheet accounts including cash, receivables, fixed assets, prepaid expense, inventories, accounts payable, program deposits, accrued payroll, and deferred revenue.
  • Prepares supporting schedules for annual audit(s) and IRS Form 990 including statement of financial position, statement of activities, depreciation, statement of cash flows, release of net assets from restriction, and net asset summary.
  • Primary point-of-contact for independent auditors during annual audit(s) and tax return preparation.
  • Directs and facilitates the budgeting process.
  • Timely and accurate tax payments and filings including sales tax.
  • Interacts with departmental vice presidents, directors, and other business staff throughout OSC.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or other relevant area or equivalent experience.
  • Experience: 5 years of supervisory experience in a financial office.

 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • 3+ years of experience with non-profit accounting standards.
  • Proficiency with accounting systems, financial reporting software, databases, and spreadsheets.
  • Working knowledge of time and attendance software.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to work independently.
  • Ability to effectively communicate accounting and financial principles to nonfinancial colleagues.


Supervisory Responsibility:

  • Assists, trains, and mentors accounting staff in accounts payable, cash receipts, general ledger, and payroll. Includes reviewing coding of accounts payable, cash postings, payroll labor distribution, and approving journal entries.
  • Development and training of the accounting system, Excel, and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.

 

Physical demands: 

  • Ability to sit for extended amounts of time
  • Extended computer use
  • Ability to lift up to 45 lbs.

 

Expected Hours of Work:  

  • This position is a full-time salaried position, Monday through Friday for 8 hours per day worked between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., for a total of 40 hours per week.

 

 Travel:

  • Local travel may be required on occasion (less than 5%).

Manager of Building Maintenance

Responsibilities for this hands- on position include overseeing the maintenance operations of the Orlando Science Center and maintenance personnel. This position is responsible for maintaining building systems, including but not limited to HVAC, life safety, electrical and telecom systems, assuring compliance to OSHA, IBC, FBC, ADA and NFPA codes as they apply, as well as managing budgets related to the daily maintenance of the facility and its infrastructure. This position is responsible for managing and delegating work orders via Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS). The Manager of Building Maintenance is expected to spend the majority of their shift in the field, working alongside the maintenance team.

 

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 to execute and continually develop 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 Manager of Building Maintenance must be able to read blueprints 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

  • Able to drive a forklift

 

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. The typical workweek is Monday thru 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.

Preschool Teacher

The Preschool Teacher is responsible for the general supervision and management of a class of preschool (3-5 yr) children, planning and executing the Early Childhood education program in accordance with the goals, objectives and standards set forth by the Orlando Science Center Preschool in alliance with Early Childhood developmentally appropriate practices, FL Department of Children and Families licensing requirements, Teaching Strategies “Creative Curriculum”, NAEYC and Voluntary PreKindergarten (VPK) standards and guidelines. The Preschool Teacher is also responsible for instructing children (3-5 yr) in activities designed to promote social/emotional, physical and intellectual growth needed to be successful individuals related to their peer group, environment and community.

 

Essential Functions:

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

Minimum Qualifications:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

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

Physical Demands:

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

Expected Hours of Work:

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

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.
  • 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 obtain feedback on the guest 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.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Education: High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Experience: Some experience in the customer service field.

Preferred Qualifications:

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

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to sit, stand and walk for an extended period of time
  • Ability 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.

Preventative Maintenance Technician

Full Time benefited position. 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 by the Manager of Facilities and the Director of Facilities.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Education: High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Experience: 1-3 years of relevant experience.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Require knowledge of plumbing, electrical and general maintenance repairs

 

Physical Demands:

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

 

Expected Hours of Work:

  • 40 hours per week, Wednesday through Sunday

Part-Time Positions

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 light administrative tasks and other related duties as assigned.

   

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Education: High school senior/graduate or equivalent.
  • Experience: Some experience operating audiovisual equipment.

 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Some college education preferred.

 

Physical demands: 

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

 

Expected Hours of Work:  

  • Part time, hours vary based on need.

  

Reservationist

The Reservationist position is responsible for all field trip, 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, daycares, parents, churches, and all other group institutions to make reservations and answer guest questions.
  • Creates itineraries including lab, film, exhibit, and lunch schedule for field trips.
  • Handles reservation confirmations on all sales.
  • Collects and follow-ups 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.

   

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Education: High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Experience: Prior cash handling experience and experience with Point of Sales (POS) systems or ticketing databases.

 

Preferred Qualifications: 

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

 

Physical demands: 

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

 

Expected Hours of Work:  

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

  

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.

  

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: Qualified candidates should either be degree seeking or hold a bachelor’s degree in education, science, or a related field.

 

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.

  

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.

School Services Educator

The daily functions of this position consist of but are not limited to: engaging and educating school groups and teachers about various sciences and STEM content with the use of demonstrations and hands-on activities in an informal setting. The Educator will deliver educational content in one 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, 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 and delivering science and STEM instruction to guests of all ages.
  • Demonstrates commitment to OSC's vision, mission, and values.
  • Other 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.

  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 open availability on Thursdays and Fridays.

Travel:  

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

Guest Services Representative

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

  

Essential Functions: 

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

   

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Education: High School graduate or enrolled student.

Preferred Qualifications: 

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

  Physical demands: 

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

Expected Hours of Work:  

  • Hours and schedules vary based on operational needs.

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 Education Manager, with emphasis on daily operations and scheduling, to ensure quality control.

 

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for daily coordinating of counselors, instructors, and volunteers.
  • 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 parent 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 deal with problems involving variables in standardized situations.
  • 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 teaching in a summer camp program.
  • Certifications: Must hold a valid Florida Driver’s License. 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 27 – August 9, 2019)

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.

Travel:

  • Day travel may be required. Travel occurs in Central Florida region.

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 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, 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 related field.
  • Experience: Experience teaching informally or in a classroom, customer service, or teaching in a summer camp program.
  • 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 and enthusiasm working with children and youth in elementary and middle school.
  • Experience work in youth programs and/or youth summer camp programs.
  • Experience in a museum or other informal education environment, and background in public speaking or performance preferred.
  • Experience working with robotics, programming and coding and 3D printing preferred.
  • Should commit to a Monday-Friday schedule for the duration of the camp season (May 27 – August 9, 2019)

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to stand for extended periods.
  • These positions require outdoor walking during the summer months, and as such will be exposed to the summer heat and humidity throughout the course of the day.

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. Travel occurs in Central Florida region.

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, nights and weekends as necessary.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Education: Candidates should hold a High School Degree or higher.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • 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 and enthusiasm working with children and youth.
  • Should commit to a Monday-Friday schedule for the duration of the camp season (May 27– August 9, 2019)

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to stand for extended periods.
  • These positions require outdoor walking during the summer months, so counselors will be exposed to the summer heat and humidity throughout the course of the day.  

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. Travel occurs in Central Florida region.

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

 

Minimum Qualifications:

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

 

Preferred Qualifications:

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

 

Physical Demands:

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

 

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

Preschool Teacher

The Seasonal Preschool Teacher is responsible for the general supervision and management of a class of preschool (3-5 yr) children, planning and executing the Early Childhood education program in accordance with the goals, objectives and standards set forth by the Orlando Science Center Preschool in alliance with Early Childhood developmentally appropriate practices, FL Department of Children and Families licensing requirements, Teaching Strategies “Creative Curriculum”, NAEYC standards and guidelines. The Preschool Teacher is also responsible for instructing children (3-5 yr) in activities designed to promote social/emotional, physical and intellectual growth needed to be successful individuals related to their peer group, environment, and community.

 

Essential Functions:

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

 

Minimum Qualifications:

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

 

Preferred Qualifications:

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

 

Physical Demands:

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

 

Expected Hours of Work:

  • This position primarily works Monday – Friday between the hours of 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Maximum 40 hours.

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 parents/guardian.
  • Supervises the classroom when a classroom teacher is out of the 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. Daily, weekly and monthly Preschool and VPK assessments will be conducted in accordance with guideline and standards.
  • Follows and adheres to all administrative policies and rules governing the Preschool and its employees as OSC employees, DCF license and accreditation requirements.
  • Works collaboratively with Preschool staff, Director and OSC Education staff to provide appropriate programs, activities, and projects.
  • Participate in online professional development, early childhood practices, STEM activities or OSC Education department training to maintain and improve professional competence. The required number of in-service hours and/or CEUs will be provided according to licensing and accreditation requirements.
  • Demonstrates commitment to OSC’s vision, mission, guiding principles and values.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 18 years old and meet the requirements of the licensing agencies.
  • Education: High school diploma. A degree (Associate or above) in Child Development, Early Childhood, PreKindergarten – Primary, or Elementary education, Exceptional Student Education, Florida Child Care Professional Credential (FCCPC), Early Childhood Professional Certificate (ECPC), Florida Department of Education Child Care Apprenticeship Certificate (CCAC), certified National CDA is preferred.
  • Experience: Experience working with children 0 – 8 years old.
  • Certifications: CPR and Basic First Aid Certification.

 

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.

 

Physical Demands:

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

 

Expected Hours of Work:

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

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.