Employment

We are looking for highly passionate and dedicated people to help support our mission of inspiring science learning for life.

 

The Orlando Science Center offers a variety of job opportunities which vary from entry level positions to supervisory and management roles. These positions range anywhere from handling animals, providing exhibit interpretation and developing educational content to working in guest services, coordinating events, or maintaining our building behind the scenes.

OSC Guiding Principles:

  • Act with the highest integrity
  • Commit to excellence
  • Embrace teamwork and collaboration
  • Treat all with respect
  • Be innovative
  • Be a responsible steward of all resources

 

OSC Individual Principles:

  • Always act safely
  • Exceed expectations
  • Hold yourself accountable
  • Embrace change
  • Be trustworthy
  • Be impactful
  • Communicate effectively

How to Apply:

Cover letters, resumes, and/or job applications can be submitted in a variety of ways:

Email

HRSpecialist@osc.org

Please indicate the position for which you are applying in the subject line.

In Person

You may leave your cover letter, resume, and/or job application with our Guest Services Team on Level 2.

Mail

Orlando Science Center

ATTN: Human Resources Department

777 East Princeton Street

Orlando, FL 32803

 

Employment Application

 

Background Check Form


Due to the number of applications we receive, we are only able to respond to those applicants who best match our current openings. We are not able to respond to individual calls or emails regarding the status of your application.

Positions currently open are listed below. 

Our Human Resources Team will process applications and resumes for current job openings only. Applicants must specify the job title on applications, resumes, and cover letters to ensure proper handling. Unsolicited applications and resumes are not accepted, i.e. applications for "any" or "open" positions are not kept on file.

Current Openings

Full-Time Positions

Manager of Events

The Manager of Events coordinates all logistics, communicates with clients and vendors, and works alongside all internal departments to execute all Orlando Science Center facility rentals and group sales visits. The Manager’s primary role is to maintain the coordination of current rentals and serve as sales contact developing relationships in the cultural, local, convention, SMERF, and corporate tourism communities to solicit group ticket sale business.

The Manager of Events will possess creativity and an extroverted personality, as well as the ability to work efficiently with all types of people in an effective and courteous manner. The ability to work well under pressure and to meet deadlines is also imperative. The Manager of Events should be a team player with an interest in helping to advance the financial stability of the Orlando Science Center. The Manager will lead a team of event coordinators and event crew to execute all event rentals and group sales/visit.

 

Essential Functions:

  • Responds to a high volume of phone and e-mail inquiries in a considerate and timely manner.
  • Schedules and conducts walkthroughs of spaces for clients and vendors.
  • Creates and maintains detailed standard operating procedures, event files, and monthly schedules.
  • Assists in generating and distributing proposals and contracts and collecting certificates of Insurance.
  • Creates and maintains relationships with the Orlando event industry.
  • Develops room diagrams specific to each event.
  • Responsible for invoicing clients and collecting payments; tracking, reporting, and reconciling rental income.
  • Works with various internal departments to create seamless event days.
  • Communicates the Orlando Science Center’s procedures and rental policies to clients and external vendors.
  • Creates and maintains calendar of events, including scheduling of coordinators, crew, janitorial, and all other event needs.
  • Possesses working knowledge of Florida laws and Orlando Science Center policies in regards to fire codes, liability insurance, occupancy loads, and alcohol laws.
  • Manages social media and marketing platforms.
  • Develops strategies and partnerships to drive out-of-market visitor traffic.
  • Develops and maintains relationships with all local tourism service providers in the Central Florida area including but not limited to hoteliers, restaurateurs, AAA, ticket vendors and tour operators.
  • Places orders for groups requiring food and beverage.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Education: B.S Degree in Event/Hospitality Management preferred.
  • Experience: 3-5 years of experience in Event Management at a venue.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  •  Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize.
  • Detail-oriented, deadline-driven, and possesses the ability to problem solve under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong customer service skills and a desire to market the Orlando Science Center to clients over the phone and in person with enthusiasm.
  • Must be able to manage projects independently and build strong collaborative relationships with various internal and external parties.
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.

 

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • Train and manage any support staff needed (Event Coordinators, Interns, Set Up Crew)

 

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to sit and use the computer for extended amounts of time.
  • Ability to walk for extended periods including stairs.
  • Ability to lift up to 45 pounds.

 

Expected Hours of Work:

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

Member Relations Lead

The Member Relations Lead is primarily responsible for generating membership revenue, member relations and maintaining Orlando Science Center’s membership database. This position also assists with selling general admission and supporting Guest Services Team as needed at the Admissions desk.

 

Essential Functions:

  • Promotes and sells the organization’s memberships.
  • Supervises and coaches Guest Services team in membership sales, membership renewal efforts, and assists in their duties as needed.
  • Assists Membership Coordinator in monitoring and processing online membership sales, both new and renewals.
  • Assists in processing and managing most aspects of membership program, including producing and mailing all renewal notices, reminders, and member cards; maintain the membership database; process checks and credit card payments; generating new and renewal membership sales; check in current members; generate membership reports; correspond with members and actively engage in member outreach.
  • Responds promptly to inquiries from prospective members, members, and the general public by phone, email or in writing and follow-up with an agreed timeframe.
  • Maintains and updates membership records and marketing databases.
  • Assists in the member renewals process.
  • Promotes a positive, professional image of the Orlando Science Center and provide excellent customer service at all times.
  • Performs routine quality checks on the membership database.
  • Good organizational, written and verbal skills.
  • Able to learn and operate a point of sale system.
  • Able to multi-task and meet deadlines.
  • Possesses a valid Florida driver’s license, maintains a clear driving record, and retains driving approval through OSC’s insurance company.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Education: High school diploma required. Degree seeking preferred
  • Experience: 1-2 years of customer service experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficient with Microsoft office applications.
  • Customer service, sales or hospitality experience.
  • Detail-oriented, organized, flexible, creative.
  • Cash handling experience required.

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • Responsible for managing Guest Services team members as needed.

Physical Demands:

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

Expected Hours of Work:

  • Hours vary based on need, nights, weekends and holiday work required

Travel

  • Less than 5%.

Facilities Maintenance Technician III

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

 

Essential Functions:

  • Manages facility maintenance personnel, related budgets.
  • Responsible for on-boarding, scheduling and training of facility maintenance personnel.
  • Performs daily facility inspections to identify immediate and long term deficiencies of the facility and its systems. Creates and delivers a corrective action plan to the Director of Facilities.
  • Responsible for continuing development and execution of the Preventative Maintenance plan for all related facility systems. Prioritize corrective maintenance issues as they arise in conjunction with managing and prioritizing work orders.
  • Must be able to troubleshoot and/or program HVAC, plumbing, electrical, mechanical and alarm systems. As well as telephone, elevator, automatic door and automatic gate systems.
  • Must have comprehensive knowledge of construction methods, materials and finishes such as carpet, drywall, paint, framing, doors, concrete, EIFS and various roof systems.
  • The Facilities Maintenance Tech III must be able to read blue prints.
  • This position is responsible for the preventative and corrective maintenance of OSC’s van fleet, including record keeping and maintenance logs.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Education: High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Experience: Must have a minimum of 3 years 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

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.

Guest Services Manager

The Orlando Science Center is looking for an energetic individual who is fun and engaging, to manage the frontline operation. The Guest Services Manager position is a full time, salaried position. The Guest Services Manager is responsible for the Science Centers most important assets, OSC visitors and Members. This position is responsible for assuring that the Science Center’s front line customer service is world class. The Guest Services Manager offers managerial support for the entire front line team while maintaining leadership for the area. This position is responsible for the operational integrity of the lobby, garage and phone operations and ensures the Orlando Science Center brand, protocols and policies are adhered to. This position is required to work nights, weekends, and holidays and provide service during evening events when applicable.

 

Essential Functions:

  • Manages the front line, garage and phone operation to ensure all visitor inquires and personnel issues are being attended to daily and maintains a staff schedule within the budgeted yearly dollars.
  • Assures information is recorded correctly in the point of sale system with a low rate of error and conducts continual audit of all front-line financial operations.
  • Supports the Orlando Science Center membership program by selling, cross selling memberships at the admission window, on the phone and at offsite locations.
  • Prepares and manages frontline inventory, annual budget, employee evaluations and incentive programs for the Guest Services Department
  • Oversee the recruitment, training, and coaching of over 20 Admissions personnel.
  • Writes and updates operational procedures with a focus on Customer Service.
  • Schedules and facilitates quarterly meetings that is continually reinforcing customer service with the Guest Services Team.
  • Provides quality service and detail reporting while functioning in a Manager on Duty (MOD) capacity.
  • Meets with the Vice President of Operations Bi-Weekly to report all aspects of the front line operation and maintains open communication regarding all aspects of the day to day business.
  • Maintains a professional and replenished environment for front of house operation and reports all challenges to Vice President of Operations.
  • On-call 24 hours for vacant shifts, emergency situations and fill in at the front line when required.
  • 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 related field.
  • Experience: A minimum of 3 years’ in a managerial role and experience in a high volume customer service or hospitality industry.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • College degree in related field.
  • 2-4 years of experience in a high volume customer service industry.
  • Experience in a non-profit environment preferred.
  • Must be detail oriented and able to utilize different computer applications effectively.

Supervisory Responsibility:

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

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to sit/stand for an extended period of time
  • Ability to lift/push/pull 50 lbs.

Expected Hours of Work:

  • Full time, hours vary based on need, nights, weekends and holiday work required.

Hospitality/House Manager

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

Essential Functions

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

Minimum Qualifications:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • One - Two years of work experience in the Customer Service / Operations field.
  • Current First Aid, CPR and AED certification.

Physical Demands:

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

Expected Hours of Work:

  • Early mornings, mid-day, nights and overnights including weekends and holidays.

Part-Time Positions

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 6 hours a day, 5 hours 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.

Barista

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

  

Essential Functions: 

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

   

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.

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.

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.Degree in education, science, or a related field.

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

Summer Camp Coordinator

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

 

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for daily coordinating of counselors, instructors, and volunteers.
  • Responsible for supervising campers to and from daily activities, ensuring that all campers are accounted for at ALL times.
  • Responsible for check in and check-out procedures, including early care and/or late care.
  • Responsible for parent communication to ensure guest satisfaction.
  • Responsible for implementing safety rules and compliance to the OSC camper behavior policy.
  • Able to apply problem solving and demonstrate good judgment to complete project tasks.
  • Able to deal with problems involving variables in standardized situations.
  • Able to apply appropriate policies/procedures, enforce safety regulations, and respond quickly to critical incidents and emergencies.
  • Demonstrates commitment to OSC's vision, mission and values.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours including early mornings, nights and weekends as necessary.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in camp program operations or management with exemplary customer service skills.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Experience in a museum or other informal education environment with a background in youth programs.
  • Experience working with children and youth.
  • Should commit to a Monday-Friday schedule for the duration of the camp season (May 27 – August 9, 2019)

Supervisory Responsibility:

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

Physical Demands:

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

Expected Hours of Work:

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

Travel:

  • Day travel may be required. Travel occurs in Central Florida region.

Summer Camp Instructor

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

 

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for delivering OSC camp curriculum and engaging the campers in hands-on activities and demonstrations.
  • Responsible for supervising campers to and from daily activities, ensuring that all campers are accounted for at ALL times.
  • Responsible for overseeing assigned counselors and volunteers each week.
  • Responsible for implementing safety rules and compliance to the OSC camp behavior policy.
  • Able to apply appropriate policies/procedures, enforce safety regulations, and respond quickly to critical incidents and emergencies.
  • Demonstrates commitment to OSC's vision, mission and values.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours including early mornings, nights and weekends as necessary.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience and enthusiasm working with children and youth in elementary and middle school.
  • Experience work in youth programs and/or youth summer camp programs.
  • Experience in a museum or other informal education environment, and background in public speaking or performance preferred.
  • Experience working with robotics, programming and coding and 3D printing preferred.
  • Should commit to a Monday-Friday schedule for the duration of the camp season (May 27 – August 9, 2019)

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to stand for extended periods.
  • These positions require outdoor walking during the summer months, and as such will be exposed to the summer heat and humidity throughout the course of the day.

Expected Hours of Work:

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

Travel:

  • Day travel may be required. Travel occurs in Central Florida region.

Summer Camp Counselor

The Summer Camp Counselor is responsible for the assisting with the daily operational aspects of weekly summer camp sessions, including, but not limited to: supervising campers to and from daily activities, assisting Camp Management with daily camp tasks, and assisting in camp classrooms when needed.

 

Essential Functions:

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

Minimum Qualifications:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience and enthusiasm working with children and youth.
  • Should commit to a Monday-Friday schedule for the duration of the camp season (May 27– August 9, 2019)

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to stand for extended periods.
  • These positions require outdoor walking during the summer months, so counselors will be exposed to the summer heat and humidity throughout the course of the day.  

Expected Hours of Work:

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

Travel

  • Day travel may be required. Travel occurs in Central Florida region.

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.