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

House Manager

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

Essential Functions:

  • Ability to remain calm, take appropriate action, and maintain a professional attitude in all safety, security, and/or emergency situations that may arise.
  • Opens and closes the facility, per established procedures.
  • Assists in emergency first aid, crowd density in public areas, CPR, AED, and fire evacuations and works closely with government agencies, fire, police, or FDLE, as needed.
  • Assists in Employee or Guest temperature checks, emergency first aid, crowd density in public areas, CPR, AED, and fire evacuations and works closely with government agencies, fire, police, or FDLE, as needed.
  • Facilitates locating lost children and/or guardians in a timely manner.
  • Conducts walkthroughs of the facility, parking garage, and building exterior documenting and/or reporting to appropriate parties any needs or concerns.
  • Responds to radio, cell, or landline requests in a timely fashion.
  • Interacts with OSC guests using the Customer First Approach and obtains feedback on the guest's visit.
  • Documents shift activities in the House Managers logbook. Including preparing incident reports, logs, and records.
  • Conducts monthly Facility Safety Inspection, Fire Extinguisher inspection, and daily cleanliness inspections of OSC restrooms, exhibit areas, and public areas in order to increase the efficiency of OSC’s janitorial team.
  • Communicates exhibit failure, facility maintenance challenges, and safety concerns to the appropriate personnel in a timely manner.
  • Assists with cash handling verifications for end of day closeout procedures, if department management is not on property.
  • Supports Shipping and Receiving / Mailroom / Copy Center in the absence of the Mail Room Clerk.
  • Documents attendance prior to the arrival of the Manager on Duty, per established procedure.
  • Reports all problems or concerns to Senior Manager of Operations, and/or Vice President of Operation and respond to after-hour building alarms in the absence of the Senior Manager of Operations.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Competencies:

1. Teamwork

2. Decision Making

3. Work Standards

4. Motivation

5. Reliability

6. Problem Solving

7. Adaptability

8. Planning and Organizing

9. Communication

10. Integrity

11. Initiative

12. Customer Service and Quality

Minimum Qualifications:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • One - Two years of work experience in the Customer Service / Operations field.

  • Current First Aid, CPR, and AED certification

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • N/A

Physical Demands:

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

Expected Hours of Work:

  • Early mornings, mid-day, nights, and overnights including weekends and holidays. This is a full time, benefited position, and will be scheduled 32 hours per week.

Travel:

  • N/A

Telecommuting:

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

Other Duties:

  • Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Facilities Maintenance Technician III

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

Essential Functions:

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

  • Responsible for continuing development and execution of the Preventative Maintenance plan for all related facility systems. Prioritize corrective maintenance issues as they arise in conjunction with managing and prioritizing work orders.

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

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

  • The Facilities Maintenance Tech must be able to read blue prints.

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

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Competencies:

1. Teamwork

2. Decision Making

3. Work Standards

4. Motivation

5. Reliability

6. Problem Solving

7. Adaptability

8. Planning and Organizing

9. Communication

10. Integrity

11. Initiative

12. Customer Service and Quality

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Education: High school diploma or equivalent.
  2. Experience: Must have a minimum of 3 years of previous hands-on experience in all related fields outlined in the Essential Functions.
  3. Certifications: N/A

Preferred Qualifications:

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

Supervisory Responsibility:

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

Physical Demands:

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

Expected Hours of Work:

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

Travel:

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

Telecommuting:

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

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Part-Time Positions

Exhibit Maintenance Technician

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

 

Essential Functions: 

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

   

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Education: High school senior/graduate or equivalent.
  • Experience: Previous experience working with hand tools, drills, multimeter and soldering iron required.

 

Physical demands: 

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

 

Expected Hours of Work:  

  • This position works five days a week up to 20-30 hours per week. Hours are subject to change to suit the needs of the organization. Nights and weekends as required

  

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.

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.

Barista

The Cashier/Barista is responsible for ensuring Florida State regulations and Orlando Science Center standards are met in coffee and food handling. This position is responsible for providing exceptional service to Orlando Science Center visitors and educating visitors on the history of coffee.

  

Essential Functions: 

  • Knowledgeable about all menu items and beverages served.
  • Able to answer 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

Guest Services Attendant

Under the supervision of the Lead and Coordinator, Guest Services Attendants provide operational support, as well as help visitors with directions and information about Orlando Science Center and surrounding areas. Guest Services Attendants take guest temperatures, scan tickets, regulate exhibit hall capacities, and assist with guest flow.

Essential Functions: 

  • 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 at the entrance of Pompeii: The Immortal City, counting guests, scanning tickets, 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
  • 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

Competencies:

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

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Education: High School graduate or enrolled student.

  • Experience: N/A

  • Certifications: N/A

Preferred Qualifications: 

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

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • N/A

Physical demands: 

  • Ability to stand for long periods of time.

  • Ability to lift up to 45 lbs.

Expected Hours of Work:

  • Hours and schedules vary based on operational needs.

Travel:

  • N/A

Other Duties: 

Other Duties Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

The 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.