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 employment 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 for employment 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

*This employer participates in E-Verify.



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 employment 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 Development

Full-time benefitted position that reports to the CEO, this position is responsible for raising funds as required to achieve OSC’s short and long-term goals and objectives. This position will lead OSC’s efforts to plan and execute the development/fundraising activities for OSC, including individual and corporate giving and annual campaigns, endowment giving, capital campaigns, and major gifts. The Vice President of Development will lead and supervise development staff and assist the President and CEO as requested in working with the Board of Trustees.

Essential Functions:

  • Leads all fundraising efforts.
  • Raises funds for OSC’s endowment, annual and capital campaigns, through written and in-person solicitations.
  • Coordinates the fundraising efforts of the President/CEO and Board of Directors through activities such as identification, evaluation, cultivation, and solicitation of prospective donors.
  • Leads, plans, and implements OSC’s campaign efforts, to include the development and preparation of campaign materials and procedures.
  • Responsible for creating and updating a Development Plan including identifying stakeholders, resources, and formally documenting the cycle of involvement for stakeholders.
  • Maintains close working relationships with Board Members; ensures active, ongoing, and smooth functioning of the Board and its committees as they seek to increase private and public sector funding for OSC.
  • Responsible for raising budgeted revenue goals through individual, corporate, foundation, and public support.
  • Works closely with all grant activities, directly manages grant writers.
  • Provides for quality stewardship of current and past donors.
  • Works and meets with community leaders, prospective donors, volunteers, staff, and guests.
  • Supervises, coaches, trains, and evaluates the development of staff and volunteers.
  • Develops, prepares, and monitors department budget.
  • Other duties as assigned or required.

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: Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Experience: 8-10 years of successful fundraising experience, supervisory experience, and knowledge of nonprofit organizations required.
  • Certifications: CFRE certification of like certification preferred.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities simultaneously
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills, including presentation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, delegate, and get results through others
  • Previous success in multicultural development
  • Strong work ethic and a high degree of professionalism
  • Computer literacy
  • Vision for growth
  • Strong computer skills, familiarity with standard MS Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Flexible schedule to accommodate early morning, late evening, or weekend events as needed.
  • Calm and composed in working to meet critical deadlines.

Physical Demands:

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

Expected Hours of Work:

  • Hours will need to be flexible for the needs of the business.

Travel:

  • Some travel is required. Travel not to exceed 30% of the job.

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.

Major Gifts Officer

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

Essential Functions:

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

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

Preferred Qualifications:

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

Physical Demands:

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

Expected Hours of Work:

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

Travel:

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

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.

Development Manager

The Development Manager cultivates and stewards entry level donors and provides administrative services essential to the mission and the day-to day operation of the Development Department. This position is part of the Development Department and works with the Development Team, enabling them to build sustainable relationships that support Orlando Science Center.

Essential Functions: 

  • Runs the annual United Arts Campaign, prepares communications, and tracks giving. Responsible for identifying new entry level donors, cultivating and stewarding them as appropriate.
  • Serves as the development database (Tessitura) administrator, creates lists, analyzes trends, and provides reports that allow the department to assess progress.
  • Manages donor recognition for the Development Department by accurately maintaining recognition information and implementing updates/additions to recognition in publications and on donor wall, signage, and website. Responsible for recognition and deliverables.
  • Processes, renews, and ensures timely distribution of all Board of Trustee and donor memberships annually.
  • Assists with prospect research including analyzing information to assess capacity, propensity, and linkages. Compiles profiles and biographies as appropriate.
  • Runs reports and funder updates as needed.
  • Writes copy for various in-house publications and development materials.
  • Performs various administrative duties and coordinates logistics to aid in a successful fundraising department.
  • Supports the Board of Trustees by tracking Trustee giving and assisting the Development and Campaign Committee by preparing agendas and taking minutes (as needed).
  • Ensures proper presentation of materials and other deliverables as necessary in support of the Development Team.
  • Responsible for the creation and distribution of stewardship touchpoints.

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

Preferred Qualifications: 

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

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • N/A

Physical demands: 

  • Ability to sit for an extended period of time.
  • Ability to lift up to 30 pounds.

Expected Hours of Work:

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

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.

Graphic Design Artist

The Graphic Design Artist is responsible for developing and designing the external and internal graphic image of the Orlando Science Center. This position requires a creative problem solver with the ability to manipulate and enhance the “image guidelines” set by our internal brand style guide, external partner style guides or other determined guidelines. This will be achieved through the use of a wide range of electronic and/or printed graphic materials, involving a variety of integrated steps and processes, and requiring extensive knowledge of specialized, multi-faceted design concepts and media.

The Graphic Design Artist will also need to create complex, original graphic design and comprehensive layout concepts for multiple avenues including but not limited to: advertising, exhibit signage, event signage, wayfinding and magazine/brochure layouts. They must be able to take initiative, be a problem-solver, be highly computer literate and knowledgeable on both MAC and PC.

Essential Functions:

  •  Assures the graphic image and consistent look is maintained throughout all collateral material and advertising campaigns. Helps enforce, develop and improve the graphic image of Orlando Science Center.
  • Conceptualizes, plans, designs, and produces a wide range of specialized graphic and/or illustrative material as appropriate.
  • Works with Vice President of Marketing, Creative Director and Digital Marketing Manager to ascertain priorities and needs, and to develop graphic directions, concepts, and specifications for assigned projects.
  • Plans production schedules for the various steps in the design process workflow.
  • Identifies, selects, and coordinates vendors for printing services, as appropriate to the project; procures cost estimates from print vendors for assigned projects.
  • Oversees and coordinates the production process; selects appropriate production media and materials, such as ink and paper; inspects proofs for accuracy and adherence to appropriate production standards; identifies and creates items through in-house production where possible.
  • Provides technical advice and guidance, and serves as liaison and printing representative on design and technical graphics issues.
  • Participates in production and/or marketing planning group sessions and meetings.
  • Works with writers directly to assure accuracy and efficiency of all collateral material.
  • Coordinates with our graphics file library to maintain digital records of work projects.
  • Provides technical support and general maintenance of the graphics computers.
  • Updates and has a working knowledge of the digital signage system.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

Competencies:

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

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Education: Associate’s Degree or higher.
  2. Experience: A portfolio and experience that are directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified – knowledgeable of principles and practices of graphic design. Ability to create and produce graphic materials using a range of media, methods, techniques, and equipment. Knowledge of available external graphic design, stock assets, and associated resources. Knowledge of printing and/or production processes and techniques. Knowledge of graphic layout and photographic requirements and procedures. Knowledge of the following software tools: Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign; Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Illustration experience (primarily computer-drawn, secondarily hand-drawn)
  • Exhibit/Informational content design experience (thematic layout and design for exhibits, theme parks, hands-on experiences

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to use Xacto or other cutting blades and straight edges in the production of large format printed materials.
  • Ability to use laminators and grommet punches.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to push/pull up to 100 lbs.
  • Ability to sit for an extended period of time.
  • Ability to safely use ladders and tools for installation of wall graphics and signs.
  • Ability to safely load media rolls for large format printer and assist in its maintenance.

Expected Hours of Work:

  • This position typically works Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Occasional evening and weekend hours may be 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.

Exhibit Designer

Our Exhibit Designer should demonstrate a passion for Science, excellent problem solving capacity and be a curious individual. This position works in conjunction with the Experience Design and Production team to research and develop fun, educational, and memorable exhibit experiences supporting the Science Center’s mission. Working under the direction of their Director or project lead, the Exhibit Designer helps to establish visual representation for all new exhibits and establishes experiential goals while working with the team to conduct research and support the content development process. The Exhibit Designer may develop exhibit research documents and draft punchy, compelling and relatable exhibit copy. Overall, this position is responsible for visual conceptualizing, writing and editing copy for Science Center exhibitions and the website, conducting project-related research, designing exhibit content ideas; assists in acquiring multimedia, and works with external advisors or contractors and other experts to see the vision come to life.

Essential Functions: 

  • Collaborates closely with their Director or project manager to develop design concepts and plans for temporary exhibits and new permanent installations. Creates three dimensional models, quick concept sketches and renderings as needed. Works in Using scaled images of objects, prepares accurate drawings-to-scale in VectorWorks, AutoCad, Sketchup. 
  • Writes educational and instructional exhibit labels and oversees overall theming of exhibit experiences.
  • Conducts thorough research to ensure scientific information is clearly expressed and accurate.
  • Collaborates with graphic design, technology and education interpretation on graphic, technology and interpretive elements of each exhibition or installation.
  • Provides a clear, focused narrative voice that is consistent across exhibits.
  • Oversees placement of collection objects or informational materials in exhibit framework and art gallery.
  • Receives design direction and critiques from the partners and colleagues to create a stronger, better end result.
  • Operates effectively under time constraints and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision, both alone and in teams.
  • Must be detail oriented, able to prioritize tasks and able to work under pressure with multiple deadlines.
  • Be aware of relevant health and safety issues with design implementations and adheres to ADA requirements when necessary.
  • Oversees a team of volunteers to execute data collection, conduct surveys and evaluations, and prototype visitor experiences.
  • 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: No formal educational requirements.
  2. Experience: Three to five years of work experience in the field of exhibit design and/or development, or a general background in museum studies combined with knowledge of the exhibit topics and experiential objectives may be substituted for advanced academic degrees.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Journalism and editorial experience preferred
  • Experience with scientific research and statistical data analysis
  • Ability to design in Software such as Adobe Suite
  • Large format graphic design experience a plus
  • Must be proficient in all Microsoft Office Software
  • Must be highly motivated, organized, and demonstrate a willingness to adapt positively to corporate change

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • Trains and mentors adult volunteers and interns in evaluation, data analysis, and surveying techniques.

Physical demands: 

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

Expected Hours of Work:  

  • Must be able to work weekends. Occasional evening work required.

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.

Accounting Clerk

The Accounting Clerk is responsible for reporting attendance and financial information utilizing Orlando Science Center’s ticketing and financial systems.

Essential Functions: 

  • Produces attendance and revenue reports daily.
  • Records sales and deposits in accounting software daily.
  • Counts and verifies cash receipts daily and reconcile cash inventory weekly.
  • Deposits checks electronically weekly and as needed.
  • Reports current receivables to department supervisors monthly.
  • Reports cashier discrepancies to department supervisors daily.
  • Compiles data and prepares reporting for month end within one week of month end.
  • Prints and logs tickets and gift memberships as requested.
  • Supports and backs-up accounting functions within the finance department such as entering and adjusting journal entries and ticketing system administration.
  • 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: 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.

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.

Preschool Teacher Assistant

The Preschool 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 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 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.

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. 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.

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

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

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: 

  1. Education: High School Diploma

  2. Experience: At least 2 years' experience working with youth or the general public in an educational environment.

  3. Certifications: Employee must have a valid driver's license, maintain an acceptable driving record as stipulated by OSC’s insurance carrier. Must be comfortable driving an OSC vehicle

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • A passion for science, education, theater, or communications, with college coursework in the science field.
  • Background in public speaking, or performance
  • Professional communication skills, both written and oral
  • Experience teaching informally or in a classroom is preferred

Physical demands: 

  • Must be able to stand and walk for extended periods.
  • Position requires ability to work in an active indoor and outdoor environment
  • Ability to pull weight up to 50 pounds. Ability to lift up to 55 pounds to waist.
  • Ability to walk up and down multiple flights of stairs.

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.

Barista

The Barista/Cashier 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.
  • Follows cashiering policy and procedures.
  • Effectively explain the “journey of coffee”
  • Possess valid Florida driver’s license, maintain a clear driving record, and retain driving approval through OSC’s insurance company.
  • Assist in incoming Barista’s job shadowing.
  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications: 

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

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:

  • Travel required – for third-party training and as needed to pick up supplies and materials.

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.

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   

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 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.

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.

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.