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

Manager on Duty

The Manager on Duty leads the customer service efforts of Orlando Science Center Team Members and volunteers to meet organization needs and to enhance the participant experience by utilizing quality and assurance guidelines. The Manager on Duty communicates museum-wide requests and uses available resources to accomplish goals. This individual should have the ability to maintain a consistent customer service philosophy to ensure the quality of service, overall operations, and appropriate facility standards are being met. The Manager on Duty is primarily responsible for managing any member or visitor concerns, questions, or challenges. This position is expected to be on the floor for 85% of the shift during public operating hours to check all areas of the facilities to ensure cleanliness, program timelines, and physical assets are secured. The Manager on Duty must be comfortable with speaking in front or an audience and has great verbal and written communication skills.

Essential Functions:

  • Proficient in Operational support with the ability to assist when needed.

  • Professionally coaches staff and volunteers to ensure service greatness is provided to Orlando Science Center visitors and communicates to their management when approach is made.

  • Ensures OSC is a secure and safe environment for visitors, members, team members and volunteers.

  • Reports any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members or visitors to the maintenance staff through Facility Dude maintenance software.

  • Ensures OSC visitors, members, groups and team members are in wearable identity.

  • Ensures OSC relevant policies and procedures are being adhered to by OSC Team Members, Volunteers and third party partners, and reports any discrepancies to the Senior Manager of Operations.

  • Reports suspicious behavior or violations of policy and procedures to Senior Manager of Operations.

  • Problem solves, tracks and records complaints and resolutions on MOD report.

  • Develops and facilitates the Operational Training portion during New Hire Orientation for all new staff members.

  • Facilitates COVES Surveys to OSC visitors and members.

  • Completes Manager on Duty report at end of each shift with documentation of the day’s event.

  • Adheres to OSC’s Strategic Framework Guiding, Management and individual Principals.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Education: College degree in related field OR comparable work experience.

  • Experience: A minimum of 2 years of experience working in a high volume customer service industry.

  • Certifications: CPR/AED and Food Management Certification preferred.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 2 years of experience working in a high volume customer service industry.

  • Excellent customer service skills and experience handling challenging situations.

  • Strong communication, leadership, and organizational skills.

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and functions while maintaining composure.

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to stand for an extended period of time.

  • Ability to lift up to and beyond 50 lbs.

  • Ability to push/pull up to and beyond 50 lbs.

  • Ability to respond quickly to situations and climb multiple levels of stairs throughout the day.

Expected Hours of Work:

  • Must be able to work weekends, special events, and holidays. The typical schedule for this position is Thursday through Monday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Travel:

  • 5% local travel.

Supply Clerk

The Supply Clerk position is responsible for purchasing and maintaining supplies for fieldtrips, 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 access to 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. 
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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.

Accounting Clerk II

The Accounting Clerk II is responsible for processing Orlando Science Center vendor invoices, expenditures, and the maintaining of the Accounts Payable and vendor records in compliance with Orlando Science Center policies and procedures.

 

Essential Functions: 

  • Enters vendor invoices into the accounting software, ensuring correct account coding and documentation.
  • Processes vendor checks and submits electronic Positive Pay for checks prepared weekly.
  • Ensures OSC expenditure policies are followed.
  • Maintains purchasing module in accounting software and assists buyers with issues and training.
  • Manages vendor payments paid by credit card.
  • Analyzes and reconciles various general ledger accounts monthly.

     

  • Maintains accounts payable and vendor files.

     

  • Reconciles vendor statements and communicates with vendors and staff as needed.

  • Posts adjusting journal entries as needed.

  • Reports attendance and royalties to film vendors weekly and monthly.

  • Assists Director of Accounting & Business Systems with ticketing system administration.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Education: Fundamental/basic accounting courses preferred.
  • Experience: Two years experience in an accounting office environment.


Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office.

  • Must have excellent analytical and mathematical skills.

     

  • Ability to work independently.

     

  • Demonstrates excellent communication skills.

 

Physical demands: 

  • Ability to sit for an extended period of time.

 

Expected Hours of Work:  

  • This position is required to work Monday through Friday, 8:30am – 5:00pm.

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.

Lead Preschool Teacher Assistant

The Preschool Lead Teacher Assistant is responsible for assisting the classroom teacher with the general supervision and management of the Preschool class (3-5 years old) children. This individual will also 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 Lead Teacher will assist children (3-5 years old) in activities designed to promote social/emotional, physical and intellectual growth needed to be successful individuals related to their peer group, environment and community. Additionally, the Preschool Lead Teacher Assistant will help other Preschool Assistants in conducting the guidelines and standards set forth by the Science Center Preschool in accordance with all standards and requirements.

 

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 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 of 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.
  • Works with other teacher assistants in their daily activities and routines to align with the needs of the Preschool following developmentally appropriate practices 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.
  • 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: 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. 45 hours DCF mandated child care courses (must be able to provide a current DCF transcript).

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 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, time management, and monitoring skills.

 

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 is required to work the following schedule: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Friday.
  • Occasional weekend hours may be needed.

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

  

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.

  

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. 

  

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

  

Clubhouse Attendant

The Club House Attendant is responsible for assisting with Education Programs such as field trip groups, camps, and homeschool groups during check-in, lunch, and check-out. This position requires individuals who are comfortable speaking in front of audiences of all sizes and ages.

  

Essential Functions: 

  • Completes tasks with minimal supervision, demonstrates excellent customer service skills and has good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Courteously and efficiently assists Education Programs’ visitors during their visits, providing accurate and helpful information to ensure they understand their schedules, procedures and other important information.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of educational offerings.
  • Provides accurate information and helpful assistance in a courteous manner while on duty in any location.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in ticketing software system and collecting payments.
  • Assists in the day-to-day operations of the field trip check-in process.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

   Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Education: High School Diploma or equivalent.

 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience with cash handling and ticketing software systems.

 

  Physical demands: 

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

 

Expected Hours of Work:  

  • Monday through Friday; Wednesday’s excluded during academic year. Shifts are typically scheduled as 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Some weekend shifts 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. 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.

Birthday Party Host

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

  

Essential Functions: 

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

   

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Education: Completion of 10th grade, H.S.
  • Experience: Customer service experience. Experience working with children (K-12) in an informal setting.

Preferred Qualifications: 

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

  

Physical demands: 

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

Expected Hours of Work:  

  • Part-time, hours vary based on need.

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.

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.

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.

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.