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

Vice President of Education

This position will assume a leadership role in the development and implementation of the Science Center’s educational and fee-based programs and oversees the daily operation of school programs, continuing education and off-site experiences and associated programs that complement and enhance local, state and national curriculum requirements.

  

Essential Functions: 

  • Responsible for managing all Orlando Science Center educational programs including school field trips, offsites, day camps, overnights, preschool, science competitions, birthday parties and educator workshops.
  • Develops, manages, and implements OSC Education strategic goals for funded programs.
  • Fosters relationships with external partners, develops timelines and contracts to ensure completion of all grant and sponsor deliverables for education priorities.
  • Participates in the development of and implements educational grant projects from foundations, corporations, and/or individuals.
  • Assists team in establishing short and long-term objectives for all personnel; monitor progress, delays and conflicts in schedules to adjust goals and tasks accordingly. Ensures divisional activities are in line with the overall strategic plan.
  • Participates in the ongoing operational and strategic planning process as a member of the Science Center Senior Leadership Team.
  • Maintains quality assurance of Education programs with the goal of enhancing attendance, revenue, and growth.
  • Supervises education staff, including recruitment, training, and personnel evaluations and establish/review department priorities.
  • Prepares and maintains the Education Department budget in coordination with the Directors of Education Operations, Preschool, Education Initiatives, and STEM Learning and Engagement.
  • Leads the education staff in the development of educational materials and curriculum for various programs, such as, but not limited to, education guides and program lesson plans.
  • Develops and leads the evaluation strategy for all education offerings in alignment with the strategic objectives for learning and STEM engagement.
  • Works collaboratively with Marketing and Development departments to effectively promote, manage and maintain community awareness and support of programs and priorities. Maintains editorial control of all departmental publications.
  • Develops and implements annual calendar for educational events.
  • Develops and maintains positive working relationships with area school administrators, districts and educational committees.
  • Establishes general operating procedures to ensure the timely, cost-effective and high-quality execution of fee-based programs from concept to the final product.
  • 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: Master’s degree with a minimum of 8 years of relevant work experience, or 12 years of relevant work experience.
  • Experience: 
    • Broad education and community organizing experience with a minimum of 8 years’ experience in senior leadership roles in a science museum, aquarium, zoo, botanical garden or related informal learning and educationally oriented facility.

    • Proven track record fostering and managing dynamic partnerships with the community and stakeholders.

    • Ability to establish and maintain an effective rapport with all levels of management, employees, and museum visitors.

    • Ability to work in a fast paced, team-oriented environment.

    • Excellent communication skills; presentation and public speaking.

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

    • Enthusiastic, friendly, outgoing; must love working with people

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • The role provides leadership to a skilled team of program/content development professionals, with the support of the department’s four Directors. Reporting directly to the VP are: the Director of Education Operations, the Director of STEM Learning and Engagement, the Director of Education Initiatives and the Director of Preschool.

Physical demands: 

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

Expected Hours of Work:  

  • Primarily Monday through Friday, with the ability to work flexible hours including early mornings, nights and weekends as necessary.

 Travel:

  • Some travel required.

Telecommuting:

  • This position is required to be onsite 60% of the time.

Other Duties:

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

Manager of Building Maintenance

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

Essential Functions:

  • Manages facility maintenance personnel and related budgets.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Competencies:

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

Minimum Qualifications:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

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

Supervisory Responsibility:

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

Physical Demands:

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

Expected Hours of Work:

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

Travel:

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

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 II

Full Time benefited position. This position is responsible for the overall maintenance and repair of the facility. Contributing daily to the best possible visitor experience for all OSC guests.

Essential Functions:

  • Works as part of the maintenance team to identify problems and repairs in the areas of painting, plumbing, electrical and facility components.
  • Performs electrical maintenance to include but not be limited to replacement or repair of fixtures (e.g. wall switches and outlets, incandescent and fluorescent bulbs and tubes, ballast, sockets, fuses using appropriate hand, power and specialty tools.
  • Performs plumbing maintenance (e.g. replacement or repair of faucets, unclogging of drains, replace isolation valves, repair water and drain lines.)
  • Performs painting, carpentry and masonry work (e.g. preparing surfaces and using brush & roller to apply paints, stains, and varnishes, hanging doors, fitting locks and handles, etc.).
  • Reconfigures, installs, positions, and remounts modular offices (e.g. furniture, wall panels, work surfaces, storage bins, cabinets, etc.) to accommodate user needs and maximize office space. using various hand, power and specialty tools, dollies and hand trucks.
  • 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.
  • 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 Manager of Facilities and Director of Facilities.

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: 2-3 years of relevant experience.
  3. Certifications: N/A

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of plumbing, electrical and general maintenance repairs.

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • N/A

Physical Demands:

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

Expected Hours of Work:

  • 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday

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.

Barista

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

Essential Functions: 

  • Knowledgeable about all menu items and beverages served.
  • Able to answer visitor’s questions regarding such with confidence and accuracy.
  • Prepares all coffee drinks to specifications.
  • Has complete knowledge and skill of operating/maintaining coffee equipment for daily use.
  • Maintains a clean, organized, and sanitized work area.
  • Maintains a high level of customer service with OSC Visitors and Members.
  • Adheres to health and safety standards at all times.
  • Able to effectively explain the “journey of coffee”.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Competencies:

1. Teamwork

2. Decision Making

3. Work Standards

4. Motivation

5. Reliability

6. Problem Solving

7. Adaptability

8. Planning and Organizing

9. Communication

10. Integrity

11. Initiative

12. Customer Service and Quality

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Education: High school diploma or equivalent preferred.
  • Experience: 1-2 years of customer service and Management experience, 1-2 years of cash handling experience.
  • Certifications: Food Management, Certified Cupper, Barista or other comparable certification a plus.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and Point Of Sales applications.
  • Barista, customer service or hospitality experience preferred.
  • Exceptional time management skill, organization skills, and high attention to detail.
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment.

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • Responsible for the hiring, training, and development of part-time staff.

Physical demands: 

  • Ability to lift up to 45lbs and be on feet for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to climb stairs, bend/twist, and squat frequently.
  • 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.

Travel:

  • Travel required - as needed to pick up supplies and materials.

Other Duties:

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

Exhibit Technician

This position is responsible for the overall maintenance and repair of permanent and traveling exhibits and related exhibit support equipment at Orlando Science Center. This position requires computer, electronic, and mechanical diagnostic and troubleshooting skills.

Essential Functions:

  • Proactively identifies exhibit weak points and makes improvements to prevent exhibit downtime.
  • Analyzes root cause of any consistent failures and implements a solution to prevent further issues.
  • Troubleshoots and diagnoses a range of technologies, including but not limited to PC’s, microcontrollers, input devices, A/V devices, projectors, solid state players, mechanical systems, relays and software diagnostics.
  • Follows established safety protocol when using tools, such as: soldering iron, write crimpers, multimeter, and other various hand tools.
  • Makes recommendations of technology as it relates to the creation of new exhibits for OSC.
  • Assists Exhibit Maintenance Technician with exhibit hall start-up, shut-down and scheduled monitoring of issues.
  • Identifies any exhibit safety issues and immediately reports to the Manager or Director of Exhibits.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Competencies:

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

Minimum Qualifications: 

  1. Education: High school diploma or equivalent.

  2. Experience: Minimum of 3 years in related field of PC, A/V or electronic setup and repair.

  3. Certifications: N/A

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • N/A

Physical demands: 

  • Ability to stand/walk for long periods of time.

  • Must be able to work from a ladder.

Expected Hours of Work:  

  • This position primarily works 5 days a week, 32 – 40 hrs. Hours are subject to change to suit the needs of the organization. Nights and weekends as required.

Travel:

  • N/A

Telecommuting:

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

Other Duties:

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

Part-Time Positions

Barista

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

Essential Functions: 

  • Knowledgeable about all menu items and beverages served.
  • Able to answer visitor’s questions regarding such with confidence and accuracy.
  • Prepares all coffee drinks to specifications.
  • Has complete knowledge and skill of operating/maintaining coffee equipment for daily use.
  • Maintains a clean, organized, and sanitized work area.
  • Maintains a high level of customer service with OSC Visitors and Members.
  • Adheres to health and safety standards at all times.
  • Able to effectively explain the “journey of coffee”.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Competencies:

1. Teamwork

2. Decision Making

3. Work Standards

4. Motivation

5. Reliability

6. Problem Solving

7. Adaptability

8. Planning and Organizing

9. Communication

10. Integrity

11. Initiative

12. Customer Service and Quality

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Education: High school diploma or equivalent preferred.
  • Experience: Some customer service and cash handling experience.
  • Certifications: N/A

Preferred Qualifications: 

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

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • N/A

Physical demands: 

  • Ability to stand for an extended period of time.
  • Ability to lift, carry, push, or pull up to 30 lbs.
  • Ability to climb flights of stairs, bend, twist, reach, and turn with complete flexibility.
  • Must be able to operate coffee equipment and be comfortable with loud noises.

Expected Hours of Work:  

  • Must be able to work weekends. Occasional early morning or evening work required. Hours vary based on need. This is a full-time position and is scheduled 32 hours per week.

Travel:

  • N/A

Other Duties:

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

Educator

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

Essential Functions: 

  • Responsible for teaching discovery labs, homeschool programs, offsite programs, facilitating educational groups in exhibits, break camp programs, summer camp programs, virtual programs, and overnights.
  • Responsible for delivering OSC curriculum and engaging students and guests in hands-on activities and demonstrations.
  • Demonstrates good communication, has the ability to complete tasks with minimal supervision, and demonstrates excellent customer service skills.
  • Comfortable speaking in front of audiences of all sizes, delivering science and STEM instruction to guests of all ages and has strong classroom management.
  • Demonstrates commitment to OSC's vision, mission, and values.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Competencies:

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

Minimum Qualifications: 

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

Preferred Qualifications: 

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

Supervisory Responsibility:  

  • N/A

Physical demands: 

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

Expected Hours of Work:  

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

Travel:  

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

Other Duties:

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

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.

Seasonal 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 environments 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
  • 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. 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.

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

Minimum Qualifications: 

Must be at least 21 years old and meet requirements of the licensing agencies.

  1. Education: A degree (Associate or above) in Child Development, Early Childhood, Pre-Kindergarten – Primary, or Elementary education, Exceptional Student Education, Florida Child Care Professional Credential (FCCPC), Early Childhood Professional Certificate (ECPC), Florida Department of Education Child Care Apprenticeship Certificate (CCAC), certified National CDA is required.
  2. Experience: Experience working with children 0 – 8 years old.
  3. Certifications: FL DCF staff credential, CPR, and Basic First Aid Certification
  4. Clear Level 2 Background screening. May not be on site until this is established.

Preferred Qualifications: 

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

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • N/A

Physical demands: 

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

Expected Hours of Work:  

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

 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 Summer Camp Coordinator

The Seasonal Coordinator of Summer Camp is responsible for the operations and implementation of OSC Summer Camp. Directly responsible for overseeing and maintaining quality control of all camp programming, and demonstrate strong organizational and time management skills. The Coordinator provides administrative and operational support to the Summer Camp program, with emphasis on daily operations and scheduling, to ensure quality control.

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for daily coordinating of counselors, instructors, and volunteers.
  • Responsible for check-in and check-out procedures, including early care and/or late care.
  • Responsible for caregiver communication to ensure guest satisfaction.
  • Responsible for implementing safety rules and compliance to the OSC camper behavior policy.
  • Able to apply problem-solving and demonstrate good judgment to complete project tasks.
  • Able to apply appropriate policies/procedures, enforce safety regulations, and respond quickly to critical incidents and emergencies.
  • Demonstrates commitment to OSC's vision, mission, and values.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours including early mornings and evenings as necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Competencies:

1. Teamwork

2. Decision Making

3. Work Standards

4. Motivation

5. Reliability

6. Problem Solving

7. Adaptability

8. Planning and Organizing

9. Communication

10. Integrity

11. Initiative

12. Customer Service and Quality

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Education: Candidates should be degree-seeking or hold a bachelor’s degree in education, science, or a related field.
  • ExperienceExperience teaching informally or in a classroom, customer service, or coordinating/teaching at a summer camp program. Experience working with children and youth.
  • Certifications: Candidates will have to pass a background check and be able to sign an Affidavit of Good Moral Character as per the American Camp Association (ACA).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in camp program operations or management with exemplary customer service skills.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Experience in a museum or other informal education environment with a background in youth programs.
  • Experience working with children and youth.
  • Should commit to a Monday-Friday schedule for the duration of the camp season (May 26th – August 9th, 2021) and be available for Camp Training May 17th – 20th (evening training)

Supervisory Responsibility:

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

Physical Demands:

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

Expected Hours of Work:

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

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 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:

  • Essential Functions
  • Responsible for supervising campers to and from daily activities, ensuring that all campers are accounted for at ALL times.
  • Responsible for check in and check out procedures, including early care and/or late care.
  • Responsible for actively engaging the campers to ensure an enjoyable experience.
  • Responsible for learning and leading camp activities and songs.
  • Responsible for implementing safety rules and compliance to the OSC camper behavior policy.
  • Able to apply appropriate policies/procedures, enforce safety regulations, and respond quickly to critical incidents and emergencies.
  • Demonstrates commitment to OSC's vision, mission and values.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours including early mornings and evenings as necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Competencies:

1. Teamwork

2. Decision Making

3. Work Standards

4. Motivation

5. Reliability

6. Problem Solving

7. Adaptability

8. Planning and Organizing

9. Communication

10. Integrity

11. Initiative

12. Customer Service and Quality

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Education:  Candidates should hold a High School Degree or higher.
  • Experience: Must be at least 18 years of age. Experience and enthusiasm working with children and youth.
  • Certifications: Candidates will have to pass a background check and be able to sign an Affidavit of Good Moral Character as per the American Camp Association (ACA).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Should commit to a Monday-Friday schedule for the duration of the camp season (May 26th – August 9th, 2021) and be available for Camp Training May 17th – 20th (evening training

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • N/A

Physical Demands:

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

Expected Hours of Work:

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

Travel:

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

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 Summer Camp Instructor

The daily functions of this position consist of but are not limited to: engaging and educating summer campers about various sciences with the use of demonstrations and hands-on activities in an informal, fast-paced setting. The Instructor will deliver educational content in one or more of the following ways: formal classroom instruction, hands-on activities and demonstrations on and off museum grounds, and live shows. This position requires individuals who are comfortable communicating to children of all ages and delivering science instruction in an informal setting. Qualified applicants will demonstrate enthusiasm and a willingness to learn. Instructors will be expected to follow the curriculum provided and demonstrate proficiency in communicating science concepts to young audiences. Applicants should be good communicators, have the ability to complete tasks with minimal supervision, and demonstrate excellent customer service skills.

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for delivering OSC camp curriculum and engaging the campers in hands-on activities and demonstrations.
  • Responsible for supervising campers to and from daily activities, ensuring that all campers are accounted for at ALL times.
  • Responsible for overseeing assigned counselors and volunteers each week.
  • Responsible for implementing safety rules and compliance to the OSC camp behavior policy.
  • Able to apply appropriate policies/procedures, enforce safety regulations, and respond quickly to critical incidents and emergencies.

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

  • Must be able to work flexible hours including early mornings and evenings as necessary.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Competencies

1. Teamwork

2. Decision Making

3. Work Standards

4. Motivation

5. Reliability

6. Problem Solving

7. Adaptability

8. Planning and Organizing

9. Communication

10. Integrity

11. Initiative

12. Customer Service and Quality

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Education:  Candidates should be degree-seeking or hold a Bachelor’s Degree in education, science, or related field, or hold equivalent work experience.
  • Experience: Experience and enthusiasm working with children and youth.
  • Certifications: Candidates will have to pass a background check and be able to sign an Affidavit of Good Moral Character as per the American Camp Association (ACA).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience work in youth programs and/or youth summer camp programs.
  • Experience in a museum or other informal/formal education environment, and background in public speaking or performance.
  • Experience working with advanced technology such as, robotics, programming and coding and 3D printing.
  • Should commit to a Monday-Friday schedule for the duration of the camp season (May 26th – August 9th, 2021) and be available for Camp Training May 17th – 20th (evening training).

Supervisory Responsibility

  • N/A

Physical Demands:

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

Expected Hours of Work:

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

Travel:

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

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 Supply Clerk

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

Essential Functions: 

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

Competencies:

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

Minimum Qualifications: 

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

Preferred Qualifications: 

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

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • N/A

Physical demands: 

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

Expected Hours of Work:  

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

Travel:

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

Other Duties:

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

  

The Orlando Science Center is committed to building and maintaining a diverse, inclusive, and equitable organization and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. It is the policy of the Orlando Science Center to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants and to administer all aspects and conditions of employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity, gender expression, or any other protected-class status.