Employment

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

 

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

OSC Guiding Principles:

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

 

OSC Individual Principles:

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

How to Apply:

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

Email

HRSpecialist@osc.org

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

In Person

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

Mail

Orlando Science Center

ATTN: Human Resources Department

777 East Princeton Street

Orlando, FL 32803

 

Employment Application

 

Background Check Form


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

Positions currently open are listed below. 

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

Current Openings

Full-Time Positions

Vice President of Education

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

  

Essential Functions: 

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

 

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Education: Master’s degree with a minimum of 8 years of relevant work experience, or 12 years of relevant work experience.
  • Experience: Broad education and community organizing experience with a minimum of 8 years’ experience in senior leadership roles in a science museum, aquarium, zoo, botanical garden or related informal learning and educationally oriented facility.

 

Preferred Qualifications: 

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

  • Ability to establish and maintain an effective rapport with all levels of management, employees and museum visitors.
  • Ability to work in a fast pace, team oriented environment.
  • Excellent communication skills; presentation and public speaking.
  • Reliable, organized, self-starter. Ability to work with little direct supervision.
  • Enthusiastic, friendly, outgoing; must love working with people.

 

Supervisory Responsibility:

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

 

Physical demands: 

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

 

Expected Hours of Work:  

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

 

 Travel:

  • Some travel required.

Exhibit Technology Specialist

The Exhibit Technology Specialist is responsible for the research, development and integration of electronics, audio/video, PC hardware and software for Orlando Science Center’s exhibit department. This position contributes to the design of new exhibits visitor interface as well as technology improvements to existing exhibits.

  

Essential Functions: 

  • Develops custom software for a variety of microcontrollers, including Arduino and Raspberry Pi, PC and specialty show control systems.
  • Assists with audio/visual needs associated with exhibits, live programming and special events.
  • Identifies and diagnoses chronic or systemic technology defects in individual exhibits which reduces their efficiency and reliability or compromises the intended function.
  • Assists with the design of new exhibits, props, special projects & grants by making recommendations to the safe, efficient and effective use of technology.
  • Demonstrates expertise in software and hardware computer systems including: Windows (XP – 10), OS X (v10.3 – 10.12), Linux.
  • Documents all wiring diagrams, code and electronic components utilized in new exhibits.
  • Assists exhibit technicians with repairs and serve as a knowledge base for the team.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Education: High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Experience: 3-5 years of relevant work experience.

 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Ideal candidate possesses an inventive spirit.

  • Demonstrates initiative to work without direct supervision.

  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Ability to read complex blueprints, floor plans, and wiring diagrams.

  • Effective oral and written communication skills.

  • Knowledge of the principles, methods, and equipment used in development and programming of microcontrollers, PC’s, show controllers and audio/video equipment, along with a working knowledge of various programming languages such as Python, C or C++, and Javascript.

  • Good working knowledge and the ability to troubleshoot a computer, electronic, electrical, and audio/video systems as necessary.

  • Ability to complete tasks in a timely manner.

  • Ability to use a wide variety of hand and power tools.

  • Experience with interactive software such as Adobe Air, Flash and Director.

  • Ability to work in Auto CAD, Sketch Up, Inventor and Fusion 360.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.

  • Candidate must be responsible for the timely completion of assigned tasks and skilled in the use of a wide variety of hand and power tools.

Physical demands: 

  • Must be able to lift up to 60 lbs.
  • Must be able to work from aerial lifts, high platforms, and ladders at various heights.

Expected Hours of Work:  

  • This position primarily works Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Hours are subject to change to suit the needs of the organization. Nights and weekends as required.

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%).

KidsTown Coordinator

We are seeking a friendly, positive individual with excellent customer service and organizational skills to provide administrative and operational support for the KidsTown team. The KidsTown Coordinator will be expected to provide quality play and learning experiences for the Science Center’s youngest learners, provide leadership for part-time staff, volunteers, and interns, and complete administrative tasks with minimal supervision. This role acts as the main point of contact for KidsTown staff, interns, and volunteers when the KidsTown Manager is not present.

  

Essential Functions: 

  • Works with a high degree of independence on multiple projects in parallel.
  • Engages comfortably with young children and their accompanying adults and demonstrates a high level of proficiency in all KidsTown interactions, activities, and programs.
  • Creates and maintains daily staff, intern, and volunteer schedules with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Maintains organizational, tracking, and scheduling tools for the team including the KidsTown program schedule for the website, training calendars, cleaning schedules, and program number logs.
  • Assists the KidsTown Manager in onboarding and training new staff as well as keeping staff and training documents accurate and up to date.
  • Provides support for onboarding and training all KidsTown interns and volunteers as well as any projects assigned to them.
  • Processes supply orders for KidsTown programs, events, and week-to-week needs as well as maintains an inventory of regularly needed supplies and materials.
  • Works with other full-time KidsTown staff to provide support for all KidsTown events.
  • Maintains a safe, fun, and welcoming environment for all KidsTown visitors.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Education: Degree-seeking or holds a degree in Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Science Education, Museum Studies or a related field.
  • Experience: Proven experience working with children and families in a formal or informal setting, demonstrated customer service experience.

 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience with theatrical performance, improv, or public speaking.
  • Administrative or management experience.
  • Bilingual a plus.

 

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • As needed, the KidsTown Coordinator will need to make adjustments to daily staffing and staff schedules when call outs occur.
  • The KidsTown Coordinator takes on a leadership role in relation to part time staff, interns, and volunteers.
  • The KidsTown Coordinator will regularly facilitate floor and program training for part time and full time staff as needed.

 

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 and an active indoor setting.

 

Expected Hours of Work:  

  • Must be available to work a minimum of 3 weekdays (generally Monday, Tuesday, and Friday) and both weekend days (Saturday & Sunday), including holidays and school breaks. Typically the hours scheduled are between 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Evening or early morning hours may occasionally be required for special events, etc. This role is expected to work 40 hours per week.

 

 Travel:

  • Occasional local travel may be expected if departmental needs arise.

Manager of Building Maintenance

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

 

Essential Functions:

  • Manages facility maintenance personnel and related budgets.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

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

 

Supervisory Responsibility:

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

 

Physical Demands:

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

 

Expected Hours of Work:

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

 

Travel:

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

Maintenance Technician II

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

 

Essential Functions:

  • Works as part of the maintenance team to identify problems and repairs in the areas of painting, plumbing, electrical and facility components.

  • Performs electrical maintenance to include but not be limited to replacement or repair of fixtures (e.g. wall switches and outlets, incandescent and fluorescent bulbs and tubes, ballast, sockets, fuses using appropriate hand, power and specialty tools.

  • Performs plumbing maintenance (e.g. replacement or repair of faucets, unclogging of drains, replace isolation valves, repair water and drain lines.)

  • Performs painting, carpentry and masonry work (e.g. preparing surfaces and using brush & roller to apply paints, stains, and varnishes, hanging doors, fitting locks and handles, etc.).

  • Reconfigures, installs, positions, and remounts modular offices (e.g. furniture, wall panels, work surfaces, storage bins, cabinets, etc.) to accommodate user needs and maximize office space. using various hand, power and specialty tools, dollies and hand trucks.

  • Assists the department in handling unusual maintenance related to guest concerns.

  • Completes all assigned work orders in CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System) on time and accurately.

  • Maintains a clean and safe work environment by demonstrating a thorough knowledge of tools and equipment; follows proper safety procedures associated with each tool/equipment/material.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned by Manager of Facilities and Director of Facilities.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Education: High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Experience: 2-3 years of relevant experience.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 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, Monday through Friday.

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.

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.

  

Exhibit Maintenance Technician

This entry level position is responsible for minor maintenance of Orlando Science Center’s permanent and traveling exhibits and related exhibit support equipment. This position is primarily responsible for exhibit startup or shutdown, scheduled monitoring, reporting exhibit issues, and replenishing exhibit props as needed.

 

Essential Functions: 

  • Starts up or shuts down of OSC’s exhibits.
  • Routinely monitors exhibit halls and addresses exhibit challenges and cleanliness.
  • Keeps exhibit halls and props organized.
  • Replenishes exhibit consumables as needed.
  • Reports any exhibit challenges daily.
  • Performs general cleaning, dusting, and organizing of exhibit components, exhibit halls and production shops.
  • Troubleshoots and make minor repairs to exhibits as needed.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

   

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Education: High school senior/graduate or equivalent.
  • Experience: Previous experience working with hand tools, drills, multimeter and soldering iron required.

 

Physical demands: 

  • Ability to walk/stand for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to climb a ladder.

 

Expected Hours of Work:  

  • This position works five days a week up to 20-30 hours per week. Hours are subject to change to suit the needs of the organization. Nights and weekends as required

  

House Manager

The Operations team is actively seeking a House Manager to work evening special events (2nd Shift) with the availability to work nights and some overnights (including weekends and holidays) and has the following qualities:

  • Detail Oriented
  • Dependable and Reliable
  • Has the ability to critically asses a situation
  • Self-motivated

The House Manager is 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.

  • Open and close the facility, per established procedures.

  • Assist in emergency first aid, crowd density in public areas, CPR, AED and fire evacuations and work closely with government agencies, fire, police or FDLE, as needed.

  • Facilitate locating lost children and/or guardians in a timely manner.

  • Conduct walkthroughs of the facility, parking garage and building exterior documenting and/or reporting to appropriate parties any needs or concerns.

  • Respond to radio, cell or landline requests in a timely fashion.

  • Interact with OSC guests using the Customer First Approach and obtain feedback on the guest visit.

  • Document shift activities in the House Managers logbook. Including preparing incident reports, logs and records.

  • Conducts daily cleanliness inspections of OSC restrooms, exhibit areas and public areas in order to increase efficiency of OSC’s janitorial team.

  • Communicate exhibit failure, facility maintenance challenges and safety concerns to the
    appropriate personnel in a timely manner.

  • Assist with cash handling verifications for end of day closeout procedures, if department management is not on property.

  • Support Shipping and Receiving / Mailroom / Copy Center in the absence of the Mail Room Clerk.

  • Document attendance prior to the arrival of the Manager on Duty, per established procedure.

  • Report all problems or concerns to Senior Manager of Operations, and/or Vice President of Operations

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

   

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Education: High school senior/graduate or equivalent.
  • Experience: Some experience in the customer service field.

 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • One to 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.
    Must be able 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.

  

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. Ideal candidates will be comfortable working with diverse audiences and passionate about working with children ages 6-12.

  

Essential Functions: 

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

   

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Education: High School diploma or equivalent.

 

Preferred Qualifications: 

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

  

Supervisory Responsibility: 

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

  

Physical demands: 

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

 

Expected Hours of Work:  

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

  

Travel:  

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

Birthday Party Host

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

  

Essential Functions: 

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

   

Minimum Qualifications: 

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

Preferred Qualifications: 

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

  

Physical demands: 

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

Expected Hours of Work:  

  • Part-time, hours vary based on need.

Birthday Party Assistant

The Birthday Party Assistant is responsible for assisting the host in general party set up and breaking down including, but not limited to decorations, food, experiments, and clean up. Additionally, the Birthday Party Assistant will aid the Birthday Party Host in keeping birthday guests engaged and safe.

  

Essential Functions: 

  • Assists the Host in facilitating the party including disbursement of cake, ice cream and beverage, educational programming, science make and take project and general clean up.
  • Demonstrates a full understanding of birthday party themes, and the educational component including the science content.
  • Reports an accurate guest count to the Birthday Coordinator within 30 minutes of the party.
  • Maintains cleanliness of birthday rooms, classrooms and the surrounding areas.
  • Works effectively in a team based environment.
  • Fulfills scheduling requirements by having full weekend availability.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

   

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Education: Completion of 10th grade, H.S.

 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree or A.A.
  • Coursework in Education or Science field.
  • Some experience in customer service.
  • Experience working with children K-12.

  

Physical demands: 

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

Expected Hours of Work:  

  • Part-time, hours vary based on need.

KidsTown Facilitator

We are seeking a friendly, positive individual to provide quality play and learning experiences for the Science Center’s youngest learners. The KidsTown Facilitator is expected to engage guests informally on the exhibit floor, complete assigned tasks with minimal supervision, and demonstrate excellent customer service skills. Ideal candidate will be comfortable working with diverse audiences and passionate about working with children ages 0-7.

  

Essential Functions: 

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

   

Minimum Qualifications: 

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

Preferred Qualifications: 

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

  

Physical demands: 

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

Expected Hours of Work:  

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

Travel:  

  • Occasional travel may be expected if departmental needs arise.

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.

Educator

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

  

Essential Functions: 

  • Responsible for teaching discovery labs, homeschool programs, offsite programs, facilitating educational groups in exhibits, break camp programs, summer camp programs, and overnights.

  • Responsible for delivering OSC curriculum and engaging students and guests in hands-on activities and demonstrations.

  • Demonstrates good communication skills, has the ability to complete tasks with minimal supervision, and demonstrates excellent customer service skills.

  • Comfortable speaking in front of audiences of all sizes, delivering science and STEM instruction to guests of all ages and has strong classroom management.

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

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

Minimum Qualifications: 

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

 

Preferred Qualifications: 

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

 

  Physical demands: 

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

 

Expected Hours of Work:  

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

 

Travel:  

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

Guest Services Representative

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

  

Essential Functions: 

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

   

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Education: High School graduate or enrolled student.

Preferred Qualifications: 

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

  Physical demands: 

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

Expected Hours of Work:  

  • Hours and schedules vary based on operational needs.

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.

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.