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

Controller

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

  

Essential Functions: 

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

 

Minimum Qualifications: 

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

 

Preferred Qualifications: 

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


Supervisory Responsibility:

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

 

Physical demands: 

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

 

Expected Hours of Work:  

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

 

 Travel:

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

Corporate Development Officer

The Corporate Development Officer provides support for Orlando Science Center by increasing revenue from corporate organizations. Reporting to the Director of Strategic Partnerships, the Corporate Development Officer is responsible for fundraising corporate support and will create and execute both short-term and long-term strategies for increasing contributed revenue while building sustainable relationships for OSC.

  

Essential Functions: 

  • Develops and executes strategies for enhancing revenue from corporations and corporate foundations for both short and long term success in line with budget and organization goals.
  • Develops effective revenue opportunities that meet the mutual marketing goals of the corporate partner and OSC.
  • Utilizes the following tools to raise funds: exhibits, events, special programming monthly themes and events, community accessibility options, naming, and corporate memberships.
  • Develops and documents a robust pipeline of proposals and meets annual fundraising goals; establishes and achieves benchmarks for constructive growth; measures progress against institutional goals.
  • Ensures reporting requirements are completed in timely and accurate manner; utilizes automated systems for tracking and reporting; develops and maintains prospect lists in donor database.
  • Ensures all corporate partners are being stewarded regularly throughout the year with the aim of building ongoing relationships that sustain the mission.
  • Researches corporate prospects and develops plan to engage targeted organizations for short- and long-term partnerships.
  • Develops and maintains a donor portfolio.
  • Ensures appropriate follow-up with corporate clients for annual and comprehensive campaigns as outlined in Development Plan.
  • Participates in the implementation of a successful comprehensive campaign for the long term growth of the Center.
  • Stays current on corporate activity in the community to assess viable opportunities for engagement.
  • Event responsibilities: Solicits sponsorships for events that support the mission of OSC, keep track of all sponsor information and event content and communicates this information to the correct department in a timely manner (example: marketing), handles any guest/customer/donor service issues the night of the event, designs sponsorship packets, event programs, invitation, e-blast, signage, and any other development needs.
  • Works with internal OSC departments including Finance, Marketing & Graphics, Visitor Experience, Education and others to ensure fulfillment of Development goals with approval of Director of Strategic Partnerships.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned. 

 

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Education: Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Non-Profit Management, Marketing, Communications, Business or a related field.
  • Experience: Minimum of three to five years of experience in corporate fundraising and/or business development. Three years of management experience, including budgeting and planning.

 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Knowledge and involvement in the local community.
  • Previous work experience in a non-profit organization or business development function.
  • Strong communication, organizational and multi-tasking skills.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and CRM systems.
  • Professional corporate experience.

 

Physical demands: 

  • Ability to sit for extended amounts of time
  • Ability to lift up to 30 lbs.

 

Expected Hours of Work:  

  • Monday through Friday, with the ability to participate in weekend and after-hours events as needed.

 

 Travel:

  • 40% travel throughout Central Florida.

Public Programs Coordinator

The Public Programs Coordinator provides administrative and operational support to the Public Programming department. The Public Programs Coordinator will be expected to oversee part-time staff and volunteers, complete tasks including daily scheduling and supply orders with minimal supervision, and demonstrate excellent customer service skills.

  

Essential Functions: 

  • Works with a high degree of independence on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Produces daily schedules that highlight the programs and exhibit hall facilitation with high level of accuracy for staff and guests.
  • Ensures all pertinent staff documents and training materials are updated as necessary.
  • Ensures website contains accurate information.
  • Coordinates training and schedules for Public Programming staff and volunteers.
  • Shows high level of proficiency in all public programming and activities.
  • Performs regular evaluations on live programs and demonstrations.
  • Demonstrates exemplary written and oral communication skills.
  • Able to problem solve with flexibility and demonstrate good judgment in a variety of situations.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Education: Degree-seeking or holds a bachelor’s degree in science education, chemistry, physical science, physics, astronomy, or museum studies.
  • Experience: The candidate should have experience teaching either informally or in a classroom setting. The candidate should have strong general science knowledge. Applicants must demonstrate a willingness to learn by studying supplemental material and researching new ideas. Strong written and oral communication is required. Customer service experience and experience speaking in front of large audiences is desirable.
  • Certifications: Employee must have a valid driver's license, maintain an acceptable driving record as stipulated by OSC’s insurance carrier, and have access to reliable, legal transportation that can be driven on behalf of OSC for business purposes.

 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience performing improv or any theater experience.
  • Administrative or management experience.
  • Experience developing curriculum for informal science education facilities.
  • Graphic design experience.
  • Background and experience in any of the following are preferred: planetarium, observatory, animal handling, chemistry labs, physics labs, nursing simulators, STEM, and inquiry-based learning projects.
  •  Crafting/maker skills including experience with any of the following: woodworking, 3D printing, computer design, textiles, paper crafting, leatherworking, basic tools, soldering.
  • Knowledge of soundboards and light boards within a theater environment is desirable.

 

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • The Public Programs Coordinator is regularly tasked with developing and implementing staff training for specific programs including live shows, demonstrations, and STEM zones.
  • The Coordinator works closely with full-time staff, part-time staff and volunteers to ensure they are trained and comfortable with themed programming.
  • Occasionally, the Public Programs Coordinator will need to make adjustments to the staff schedule when call outs occur to ensure that programming maintains high quality.

 

Physical demands: 

  • Ability to lift up to 30 lbs
  • Ability to push/pull up to 45 lbs.
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time.

 

Expected Hours of Work:  

  • Must have availability to work a minimum of 3 weekdays (Mon. Tues. Thur. Fri.) and both weekend days (Sat. & Sun.) between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Occasional late night and early morning hours required for special events & media opportunities.

 

 Travel:

  • Local travel is occasionally required for offsite programs and supply runs. Long distance travel is rarely required for professional development opportunities.

Manager of Building Maintenance

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

 

Essential Functions:

  • Manages facility maintenance personnel and related budgets.

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

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

  • Responsible to execute and continually develop the Preventative Maintenance plan for all related facility systems.

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

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

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

  • The Manager of Building Maintenance must be able to read blueprints and understand their symbols as well as contracts and permits.

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

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

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

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficient working with MS Office and AutoCAD

  • Locksmith, key cutting

  • Able to drive a forklift

 

Supervisory Responsibility:

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

 

Physical Demands:

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

 

Expected Hours of Work:

  • This is a salaried position requiring a highly flexible individual. This position is “on call” in case of an emergency or alarm. The typical workweek is Monday thru Friday, 42 plus hours a week, but may change due to an emergency or unseen circumstance.

 

Travel:

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

Science Program Interpreter

The Science Program Interpreter is responsible for educating the general public about various sciences with the use of demonstrations and hands-on activities in an informal setting. The Science Program Interpreter will deliver educational content in the following ways: large capacity auditorium programming on and off museum grounds, guided tours and presentations, exhibit hall facilitation, and floor demonstrations. The Science Program Interpreter requires individuals who are comfortable speaking in front of large audiences and delivering science instruction to guests of all ages. Science Program Interpreters will demonstrate a willingness to learn and educate themselves on all topics of science as well as 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. The Interpreter will develop content for instructional use in all facets of the department assigned by Director of Visitor Experience and/or Manager of Public Programs. Interpreters must have the ability to complete tasks with minimal supervision, and demonstrate excellent customer service skills. Full-time, benefited position.

  

Essential Functions: 

  • Engages Science Center members and general public about various sciences with the use of demonstrations and hands-on activities in an informal setting in a professional and welcoming manner

     

  • Works with a high degree of independence on multiple projects in parallel.

     

  • Reports regularly on project progress, and oversees budgets and resource allocations as necessary.

     

  • Develops content with a creative approach to new ideas and projects.

     

  • Creates new live science demonstrations, programs, and shows that supplement special events and exhibits

     

  • Exhibits exemplary written and oral communication skills

     

  • Able to problem solve with flexibility and demonstrate good judgment in a variety of situations.

     

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Education: Degree seeking or hold a bachelor’s degree in science education, chemistry, physical science, physics, astronomy, or other related sciences.
  • Experience: The candidate should have experience speaking in front of a large audience or teaching either informally or in a classroom setting.
  • Certifications: Employee must have a valid driver's license, maintain an acceptable driving record as stipulated by OSC’s insurance carrier, and have access to reliable, legal transportation that can be driven on behalf of OSC for business purposes.

 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Good written and oral communication skills.

     

  • Excellent customer service skills.

     

  • 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.

     

  • Knowledge of sound boards and light boards within a theater environment is desirable.

 

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • The Science Program Interpreter is occasionally tasked with developing and implementing staff training for specific programs including live shows, demonstrations and STEM zones. Interpreters work closely with part time staff and volunteers during special events to ensure they are trained and comfortable with themed programming.

 

Physical demands: 

  • Ability to lift 30 lbs.

     

  • Ability to push/pull up to 45 lbs.

 

Expected Hours of Work:  

  • Must have availability to work a minimum of 3 weekdays (Mon. Tues. Thur. Fri.) and both weekend days (Sat. & Sun.) between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Occasional late night and early morning hours required for special events & media opportunities.

 

Travel:

  • Local travel is occasionally required for offsite programs and supply runs. Long distance travel is rare, but can be required for professional development opportunities.

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.

Reservationist

The Reservationist position is responsible for all field trips, camps, homeschool, overnights, offsites, preschool, afterschool, workshop programs, and birthday party sales. This individual should be extremely comfortable with telephone and email sales and computer ticketing systems.

 

Essential Functions

  • Responsible for all reservations pertaining to all education programs including field trips, homeschool, off-sites, overnights, preschool, afterschool, camps, birthdays, and any other fee-based programs.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the ticketing software systems, including all reservation data input, payment processing, data retrieval, and report printing.
  • Serve as liaison between schools, daycares, parents, churches, and all other group institutions to make reservations and answer guest questions.
  • Create itineraries including lab, film, exhibit, and lunch scheduling for field trips.
  • Handle reservation confirmations on all sales.
  • Collect and follow up on deposits and payments received for fee-based programming.
  • Respond to email inquiries, web-sale requests, and faxes regarding fee-based programming.
  • Assist in the day-to-day operations of the Reservations Office.
  • Assist with check-ins and other duties as required.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

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

 

Preferred Qualifications:

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

 

Physical Demands:

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

 

Expected Hours of Work:

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

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

Full Time benefited position. This position is primarily responsible for overall Preventative maintenance on building systems and equipment and assisting with minor repairs to the facility. Contributing daily to the best possible visitor experience for all OSC guests.

 

Essential Functions

  • Conducts daily inspections of the facility to determine functional systems, detect malfunctions and make repairs as needed using a pre‐established check sheet.
  • Follows the PM (Preventive Maintenance) program schedule according to the Facilities management plan.
  • Works as part of the maintenance team to identify problems and repairs in the areas of painting, plumbing, electrical and facility components.
  • Assists the department in handling unusual maintenance related to guest concerns.
  • Completes all assigned work orders in CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System), on time and accurately.
  • Performs minor painting, and carpentry (e.g. preparing surfaces and using brush & roller to apply paints, stains, and varnishes, hanging doors, fitting locks and handles, etc.)
  • Maintains a clean and safe work environment by demonstrating a thorough knowledge of tools and equipment; follows proper safety procedures associated with each tool/equipment/material.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by the Manager of Facilities and the Director of Facilities.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

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

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Require knowledge of plumbing, electrical and general maintenance repairs

 

Physical Demands:

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

 

Expected Hours of Work:

  • 40 hours per week, Wednesday through Sunday

Part-Time Positions

Theater Operator

The Theater Operator is responsible for assisting visitors in and out of the CineDome and Digital Adventure Theater, operating theater control systems, maintaining the cleanliness of all theater areas, and ensuring the safety, security, and accessibility of the theaters to all visitors.

  

Essential Functions: 

  • Operates theater presentation equipment such as lighting, doors, and announcements.
  • Ensures all theater safety, security, and accessibility procedures are followed.
  • Answers visitor questions as needed and collects visitor feedback in the form of surveys.
  • Accurately records the total attendance for each show.
  • Facilitates the attendance of groups to the theaters, including assisting with their load in and load out and verifying the accuracy of attendance vouchers received.
  • Distributes, collects, cleans, and maintains 3D glasses.
  • Assists in the cleaning and organization of all theater areas.
  • Provides a high level of customer service to all OSC visitors and employees.
  • Performs light administrative tasks and other related duties as assigned.

   

Minimum Qualifications: 

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

 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Some college education preferred.

 

Physical demands: 

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

 

Expected Hours of Work:  

  • Part time, hours vary based on need.

  

Event Coordinator

The Event Coordinator oversees specified Orlando Science Center event rentals and will work with the Manager of Events to execute all events. Responsible for event coordination once the sales process has taken place. This includes, event set ups and breakdowns, communication between participating vendors, constant communication with clients, collection of rental fees, etc. Event Coordinator will be on site during events to manage load in process, work with clients, and work with the internal departments involved with all events.

  

Essential Functions: 

  • Works with clients to create set up for event space, recommends vendors, and assists in event planning.
  • Conducts wedding rehearsals to go over details and allow clients to practice their entrance and exit for the ceremony.
  • Manages set up crew to set up event space the day of an event.
  • Manages setup and provide event-related services to the client onsite the day of an event.
  • Keeps running tally of event-related costs when working with clients to collect final payment for event and event needs prior to event date.
  • Performs any other related tasks as assigned.

   

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Education:Event Coordinators should be enrolled currently or have taken college level courses related to event and wedding management.

 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Event Coordinators should have at least one year of educational events/wedding experience or one year of professional meetings and events experience.

 

Supervisory Responsibility: 

  • Responsible for delegating tasks and managing the work of Event Interns, Volunteers, and/or Event Crew team.


Physical demands:

  • This position requires you to continuously walk the floor (including stairs).
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds.

 

Expected Hours of Work:  

  • Must be available to work late most weekends. Must have at least one week day available to work in the office 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. each week.

  

Facilitator

Facilitators are primarily responsible for facilitating Orlando Science Center’s exhibit halls by answering questions, narrating on the microphone, leading activities and being interactive and engaging. This individual should passionately embrace and communicate the mission of Orlando Science Center – “Inspire Science Learning for Life” to Science Center guests. Facilitators will be responsible for delivering exemplary customer service and be able to effectively communicate science concepts and topics through science demonstrations and activities.

  

Essential Functions: 

  • The candidate should be comfortable approaching guests and speaking in front of a large audience.
  • Comfortable with discussing all branches of science.
  • Comfortable with being on stage, being on camera, explosives, dissection, working with live animals, chemicals, electricity, laboratory  equipment, and wearing costumes.
  • Standing/walking for long periods of time.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

   

Minimum Qualifications: 

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

 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience working in museums or in an informal education setting is preferred.
  • Experience performing improv and/or theater background is preferred.
  • Crafting/maker skills including experience with any of the following: woodworking, 3D printing, computer design, textiles, paper crafting, leather working, basic tools, soldering.

  

Supervisory Responsibility: 

  • Occasionally this position may be responsible for leading teams of staff and volunteers by providing information on how to perform simple tasks like running hands-on activities or crowd control.

  

Physical demands: 

  • Ability to lift 30 lbs.
  • Ability to push/pull up to 45 lbs.
  • Ability to stand/walk for long periods of time.

 

Expected Hours of Work:  

  • Must be able to work 20 hours/week and be regularly scheduled for shifts requiring a combination of weekday, weekend and/or evening hours.

  

Travel:  

  • Travel is rare, but may be needed for facilitating offsite programs.

Surface Specialist

The Surface Specialist is a part of the Exhibits team that ensures all exhibits and their components are clean, safe and sanitary for Orlando Science Center’s guests and staff.

  

Essential Functions: 

  • Dusts and wipes down exhibit surfaces and props daily.
  • Disinfects exhibits and props daily with a combination of aerosol sprays, wipes and a three compartment sink.
  • Cleans all supporting elements such as text panel acrylic covers, benches, stools or chairs.
  • High dusts thematic elements such as tops of built-in structures, scenery and faux foliage.
  • Cleans free-standing manipulatives and props.
  • Reports any safety concerns to the Manager or Director of Exhibits.
  • Replenishes or replaces worn exhibit items as needed.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

   

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Education: High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Experience: 1 year of related work experience.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience working with guests and families with children.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to complete tasks with minimal supervision.

  

Physical demands: 

  • Candidate must be able to move around a 2 story climbing structure, standing and bending for 4 to 6 hours per shift.

Expected Hours of Work:  

  • This position primarily works 5 hours a day, 5 days a week. Early morning availability is required as shifts begin at 6:00 a.m.

KidsTown Facilitator

We are seeking a friendly, positive individual to provide quality play and learning experiences for the Science Center’s youngest learners. The KidsTown Facilitator is expected to engage guests informally on the exhibit floor, complete assigned tasks with minimal supervision, and demonstrate excellent customer service skills.

  

Essential Functions: 

  • Maintains a safe, fun, and welcoming learning environment for all KidsTown visitors.
  • Engages comfortably with young children and their accompanying adults through a range of content and pop-up activities.
  • Completes regular cleaning tasks as scheduled, including tidying the exhibit space and cleaning activity materials.
  • Staffs each area of the KidsTown exhibit hall.
  • Stays up to date on offerings in KidsTown as well as building-wide in order to best assist guests.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

   

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Education: High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Experience: Experience working with children and/or families in a formal or informal setting.

 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience with theatrical performance, improve, or public speaking.
  • Bilingual a plus.

  

Physical demands: 

  • Reading, writing, vision, hearing, talking, standing, sitting, walking, lifting, pushing/pulling/reaching, bending/twisting, squatting, crawling.
  •  Ability to work in an office setting.
  • Ability to work in an active indoor setting.

 

Expected Hours of Work:  

  • Minimum of two full days of availability required. Most shifts will be scheduled between 9:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. with the possibility of occasional evening shifts.

 

Travel:  

  • Occasional travel may be expected if departmental needs arise.

School Services Educator

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

  

Essential Functions: 

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

   

Minimum Qualifications: 

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

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience in a museum or other informal education environment, and background in public speaking or performance preferred.

  Physical demands: 

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

Expected Hours of Work:  

  • Must be able to work flexible hours including early mornings, nights and weekends as necessary. Must have open availability on Thursdays and Fridays.

Travel:  

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

Guest Services Representative

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

  

Essential Functions: 

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

   

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Education: High School graduate or enrolled student.

Preferred Qualifications: 

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

  Physical demands: 

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

Expected Hours of Work:  

  • Hours and schedules vary based on operational needs.

Preschool Teacher Assistant

The Preschool Teacher Assistant is responsible for assisting the classroom teacher with general supervision and management of the Preschool class (3-5 year) children. This position will assist the classroom teacher to execute the Early Childhood Education program in accordance with the goals, objectives and standards set forth by the Orlando Science Center Preschool in alliance with Early Childhood developmentally appropriate practices, FL Department of Children and Families (DCF) licensing requirements, Teaching Strategies “Creative Curriculum”, Voluntary PreKindergarten (VPK) and NAEYC standards and guidelines. The Preschool Teacher Assistant assists children (3-5 yr) in activities designed to promote social/emotional, physical and intellectual growth needed to be successful individuals related to their peer group, environment and community.

  

Essential Functions: 

  • Embraces STEM education and informal teaching methodologies and strategies as essential functions of the Science Center Preschool and curriculum approach.

  • Assists in the implementation of the daily program under the direction of the classroom teacher, which includes lesson plans and activities.

  • Prepares the learning environment indoor and outdoor, setting up interest centers and preparing needed materials and supplies.

  • Maintains general daily housekeeping tasks.

  • Maintains rules of behavior and procedures in regards to class control.

  • Greets all arriving and departing children and their parents/guardian.

  • Supervises the classroom when 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 a child’s performance, behavior, social development and physical health under the direction of the classroom teacher. Daily, weekly and monthly Preschool and VPK assessments will be conducted in accordance with guideline and standards.

  • Follows and adheres to all administrative policies and rules governing the Preschool and its employees as OSC employees, DCF license and accreditation requirements.

  • Works collaboratively with Preschool staff, Director and OSC Education staff to provide appropriate programs, activities and projects.

  • 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.

 

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, 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 primarily works Monday – Friday between the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and is based on the needs of the organization. The maximum hours for this position is 29 hours per week. Occasional weekend hours may be needed.

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.

Seasonal Positions

Supply Clerk

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

 

Essential Functions:

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

 

Minimum Qualifications:

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

 

Preferred Qualifications:

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

 

Physical Demands:

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

 

Expected Hours of Work:

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

 

Travel

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

Preschool Teacher

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

 

Essential Functions:

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

 

Minimum Qualifications:

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

 

Preferred Qualifications:

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

 

Physical Demands:

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

 

Expected Hours of Work:

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

Preschool Teacher Assistant

The Seasonal Preschool Teacher Assistant is responsible for assisting the classroom teacher with general supervision and management of the Preschool class (3-5 year) children. This position will assist the classroom teacher to execute the Early Childhood Education program in accordance with the goals, objectives and standards set forth by the Orlando Science Center Preschool in alliance with Early Childhood developmentally appropriate practices, FL Department of Children and Families (DCF) licensing requirements, Teaching Strategies “Creative Curriculum”, Voluntary PreKindergarten (VPK) and NAEYC standards and guidelines. The Preschool Teacher Assistant assists children (3-5 yr) in activities designed to promote social/emotional, physical and intellectual growth needed to be successful individuals related to their peer group, environment and community.

 

Essential Functions:

  • Embraces STEM education and informal teaching methodologies and strategies as essential functions of the Science Center Preschool and curriculum approach.
  • Assists in the implementation of the daily program under the direction of the classroom teacher, which includes lesson plans and activities.
  • Prepares the learning environment indoor and outdoor, setting up interest centers and preparing needed materials and supplies.
  • Maintains general daily housekeeping tasks.
  • Maintains rules of behavior and procedures in regards to class control.
  • Greets all arriving and departing children and their parents/guardian.
  • Supervises the classroom when a classroom teacher is out of the classroom.
  • Has open communication (verbal or written) with children, Preschool staff and Director.
  • Uses literacy, science, technology, engineering, math and motor development for individual, small and large group activities to provide children opportunities to observe, question and investigate.
  • Assists in observation and evaluation a child’s performance, behavior, social development and physical health under the direction of the classroom teacher. Daily, weekly and monthly Preschool and VPK assessments will be conducted in accordance with guideline and standards.
  • Follows and adheres to all administrative policies and rules governing the Preschool and its employees as OSC employees, DCF license and accreditation requirements.
  • Works collaboratively with Preschool staff, Director and OSC Education staff to provide appropriate programs, activities, and projects.
  • Participate in online professional development, early childhood practices, STEM activities or OSC Education department training to maintain and improve professional competence. The required number of in-service hours and/or CEUs will be provided according to licensing and accreditation requirements.
  • Demonstrates commitment to OSC’s vision, mission, guiding principles and values.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

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

 

Preferred Qualifications:

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

 

Physical Demands:

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

 

Expected Hours of Work:

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

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