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Development Coordinator

Full time benefited position. Coordinator will manage the donor database,  donor acknowledgment process, and maintain an active role in the Science of Wine and  Neanderthal Ball event committees.  In addition to assisting the Vice President of Development, the Directors of Development and the Development Manager in developing and maintaining relationships with donors, community partners and corporate sponsors.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Manage donor database to ensure accurate and current gift and relationship information on all donors and prospects.
  • Manage stewardship of donors via timely thank you correspondence and acknowledgement.
  • Ensure all pledge invoices are sent on a timely basis through campaigns and event sponsorship.
  • Provide a monthly update of pledges paid and outstanding.
  • Assist the Development Manager in any additional assignments and responsibilities.
  • Seek knowledge-enhancing seminars/webinars Maintain Master VIP list to ensure all pertinent donors, sponsors, elected officials, and community partners are included.
  • Assist in execution and implementation of key special events to further develop relations with corporate partners.
  • Other projects as assigned

Qualifications and Education Requirements:
Bachelor’s Degree preferably in Communications, Marketing, or science-related field Minimum of 1 to 3 years’ experience in development or communications 1 to 2 years of fundraising experience in a nonprofit environment.

Skills:

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Creative self-starter, enthusiastic, personable
  • Strong communication, highly organized, able to effectively manage many tasks simultaneously
  • Can build relationships with donors across a continuum of giving
  • Knowledge of philanthropy and involvement in the local community
  • Working knowledge of fundraising software (such as Donor’s Edge), Word and MS Office software (Excel, PowerPoint, Access) preferred
  • Event and fund raising experience required
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Detail oriented
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment and respond to changing needs.

Physical Requirements:
Ability to lift 30 pounds

 

 

Coordinator of Public Programs

40 hours per week, summer seasonal position. This position reports directly to the Director of Visitor Experience.  The Public Programming Coordinator provides administrative and operational support to the Public Programming department. The Public Programming Coordinator will be expected to oversee part-time staff and volunteers, complete tasks with minimal supervision, and demonstrate excellent customer service skills.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Must be able to work weekends
  • Works with a high degree of independence on multiple projects in parallel
  • Produce a detailed daily schedule that highlights the staffing assignments for programs and exhibit hall facilitation
  • Update online calendar with public programs, events and monthly experiences
  • Ensure all pertinent staff documents and training materials are updated as necessary
  • Ensure website contains accurate information
  • Coordinate training and schedules for Visitor Experience staff and volunteers
  • Perform regular evaluations on live programs and demonstrations
  • Exemplary written and oral communication skills
  • Able to problem solve with flexibility and demonstrate good judgment in a variety of situations

EDUCATION:  
Degree seeking or hold a bachelor’s degree in science education, chemistry, physical science, physics, astronomy, or museum studies.

EXPERIENCE:  
The candidate should have experience teaching either informally or in a classroom setting. The candidate should have strong general science knowledge. Applicants must demonstrate a willingness to learn by studying supplemental material and researching new ideas. Strong written and oral communication is required. Customer service experience and experience speaking in front of large audiences is desirable.

REQUIRED SKILLS:
A valid Florida driver’s license, ability to drive a van, maintain a clear driving record, and retain driving approval through OSC’s insurance company.

PREFERRED SKILLS:

  • Experience performing improv or any theater experience
  • Experience developing curriculum for informal science education facilities
  • Graphic design experience
  • Background and experience in any of the following is preferred: planetarium, observatory, animal handling, chemistry labs, physics labs, nursing simulators, STEM, and inquiry based learning projects

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Must be able to stand for long periods and be able to lift 30 lbs

 

 

Science Program Interpreter

Full time benefited position. The daily functions of this position consist of but are not limited to: Engaging and educating general public about various sciences with the use of demonstrations and hands-on activities in an informal setting. The Science Interpreter will deliver educational content in one or more of the following ways: large capacity auditorium programming on and off museum grounds, guided tours and presentations, exhibit hall facilitation, and floor demonstrations. The Science Interpreter requires individuals who are comfortable speaking in front of large audiences and delivering science instruction to guests of all ages. Science Interpreters will demonstrate a willingness to learn and educate themselves on all topics of science as well as be expected to study curriculum and supplementary materials to gain proficiency in the sciences taught by the institution and improve upon existing content knowledge and teaching/presentation skills. The Interpreter will develop content for instructional use in all facets of the department assigned by Director of Visitor Experience and/or Manager of Public Programs. Science Interpreters must have the ability to complete tasks with minimal supervision, and demonstrate excellent customer service skills.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Engaging science center members and general public about various sciences with the use of demonstrations and hands-on activities in an informal setting
  • Must be able to work weekends
  • Content area expertise extends to all programs
  • Works with a high degree of independence on multiple projects in parallel
  • Reports regularly on project progress, and oversees budgets and resource allocations as necessary
  • Creative approach to new ideas and projects
  • Create new live science demonstrations, programs, and shows that supplement special science events and exhibits
  • Exemplary written and oral communication skills
  • Able to problem solve with flexibility and demonstrate good judgment in a variety of situations

EDUCATION:  
Degree seeking or hold a bachelor’s degree in science education, chemistry, physical science, physics, astronomy, or other related sciences

EXPERIENCE:  
The candidate should have experience teaching either informally or in a classroom setting.  The candidate should have strong general science knowledge.  Applicants must demonstrate a willingness to learn by studying supplemental material and researching new ideas.  Strong written and oral communication is required.  Customer service experience and experience speaking in front of large audiences is desirable.

REQUIRED SKILLS:
A valid Florida driver’s license, ability to drive a van, maintain a clear driving record, and retain driving approval through OSC’s insurance company.

PREFERRED SKILLS:
Experience performing improv or any theater experience Experience in a museum or other informal science education facility Curriculum development Graphic design experience Background and experience in any of the following is preferred: planetarium, observatory, animal handling, chemistry labs, physics labs, nursing simulators, STEM, and inquiry based learning projects

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Must be able to stand for long periods and be able to lift 30 lbs.

 

 

Summer Camp Coordinator

40 hours per week, summer seasonal position. 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.

  • Responsible for daily coordinating of counselors, teacher assistants, 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 camp 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.


Qualifications and Education Requirements:

Qualified candidates should hold a bachelors degree in education, science, or related field. Qualified candidates should be able to sign an affidavit of good moral Character (as per ACA).

Preferred Skils:
The candidate should have experience in operations or management, teaching either informally or in a classroom, and demonstrate exemplary customer service skills. Strong organizational skills and time management is desirable. Candidate should accept, respect and be responsive to diversity. First aid certification is desirable.

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

 

 

Summer Camp Counselor

20-40 hours per week, summer seasonal position. Performs duties relating to the operational aspects of weekly Summer Camp sessions.

Essential Job 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 camp behavior policy.


Qualifications and Education Requirements:

High School (Seniors preferred) or above. Qualified candidates should be able to sign an affidavit of good moral Character (as per ACA).

Preferred Skils:
Experience working with children and a background in science preferred. Candidate should accept, respect and be responsive to diversity.

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

 

 

Summer Camp Instructor

40 hours per week, summer seasonal position. 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 Job 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.


Qualifications and Education Requirements:
Qualified candidates should hold a bachelors degree in education, science, or related field. Qualified candidates should be able to sign an affidavit of good moral Character (as per ACA). 

Preferred Skils:
Must have experience working with children in elementary and middle school. Experience in an informal or formal teaching environment is preferred.  Candidate should accept, respect and be responsive to diversity. Applicants should demonstrate enthusiasm for working with children, and commit to Monday-Friday for the duration of the camp season (June 2-August 15). First Aid certification is desirable.

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

 

 

Coordinator of Camps and Classes

Part time position. Responsible for the operations and implementation of OSC Camps, Overnight and Scout Programs. Directly responsible for overseeing and maintaining quality control of all programming and demonstrate strong organizational and time management skills. The Coordinator provides administrative and operational support to the Education Manager, with emphasis on customer service, daily operations and scheduling, to ensure quality control.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Work in conjunction with the Education Manager to supervise the development and operations of Camps, Overnights and Scout programs.
  • Oversee the daily/weekly implementation of these programs. Demonstrate proficiency in all programs and deliver programs as needed.
  • Coordinate the development of all marketing efforts for the department’s programs. Monitor enrollment and marketing efforts to ensure attendance goals.
  • Coordinate administrative and programming requirements with other departments and other divisions as needed.
  • Develop and execute program evaluations for all programs on a consistent basis, monitoring results and adjusting programs and operations as needed.
  • Evaluate, recruit, hire and schedule program staff as required.
  • Assess programming needs of the Scout and community and adjust or develop programs to meet those needs. Responsible for daily coordinating of instructors, counselors 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 camp behavior policy.
  • Work in conjunction with the Education Manager to maintain camp compliance to American Camping Association standards per accreditation guidelines.
  • Compile, copy, sort, and file camp records and other important documentation as required by the American Camping Association.
  • Provides administrative and operational support to the Education Manager.
  • Able to apply problem solving and demonstrate good judgment to complete project tasks.
  • Able to deal with problems involving variables in standardized situations.

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field.
  • 1-2 years relevant work experience with summer camps and scouting program.
  • Highly organized, with strong attention to detail and ability to multi-task a must.
  • Excellent communication skills; presentation and public speakin.
  • Reliable, organized, self-starter.
  • Ability to work with little direct supervisio.
  • Excellent customer service skills; enthusiastic, friendly, outgoing; must love working with children and people.
  • Qualified candidates should be able to sign an affidavit of good moral Character (as per ACA).


PREFERRED SKILLS

  • The candidate should have experience in operations or management, teaching either informally or in a classroom, and demonstrate exemplary customer service skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and time management is desirable.
  • Candidate should accept, respect and be responsive to diversity.
  • First aid certification is desirable.
  • Knowledge of summer camp, scout, and overnight practices.
  • Experience coordinating events or programs.
  • Experience overseeing staff Experience working with budgets and high-volume organizations.


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

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

 

 

Animal Husbandry Technician

Part time position. Provide the daily care of all OSC animals, and the maintenance and repair of animal support systems within the Nature Works exhibition; present science programming to guests within the NatureWorks exhibit. Act as liaison between Nature Works staff and Manager. Experience with aquariums and closed aquatic systems and reptiles is required. Experience with amphibians and invertebrate species is beneficial. This position requires weekend and some evening work. This position requires a minimum of three days availability per week.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Prepare and feed daily ration of frozen, fresh and dry commercial foods.
  • Maintenance of insect colonies for feeding of animals.
  • Maintain exhibit aesthetics to departmental standards through regular cleaning of habitats and windows, and removing debris.
  • Present public programs to diverse groups.
  • Participate in departmental and special events both at the science center and off property.
  • Assist in renovating exhibits to incorporate new filters, pumps, lighting, etc., and to rebuild habitats when needed.
  • Must represent the Orlando Science Center in a professional manner with all guests and staff.


QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Two-year degree in natural sciences, ecology, natural resources management, or a related field or equivalent education plus experience.
  • The equivalent of one year experience in a zoo, aquarium, museum, park or a similar facility including performing, preparing or coordinating interpretive educational programming.


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be able to stand for extended periods and lift 50lbs.
  • Able to safely work from a ladder or lift.


PREFERRED SKILLS

  • Experience with veterinary/medical care.
  • Snorkeling or SCUBA diving experience

 

 

Exhibit Maintenance Technician

Part time position, weekends requiredThis position is responsible for maintenance and repair of permanent and traveling exhibits and related exhibit support equipment, interfacing with the exhibits team and with facilities department as needed. A primary responsibility for this position focuses on minor exhibit repair, preventative maintenance and accurate troubleshooting.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Conduct proper start up or shut down of all exhibits and halls.
  • Answer radio calls to address on floor exhibit issues.
  • Work as part of the exhibits team to proactively identify preventative maintenance procedures, identity problems and repair all mechanical and electronic exhibit components.
  • Assist in unloading, set up, takedown and loading of temporary and permanent exhibits as needed.
  • Maintain a clean, safe work environment by demonstrating a thorough knowledge of tools and equipment; follow proper safety procedures associated with each tool / equipment / material.

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum three years of relevant experience.

Preferred Skills:

  • Ability to operate scissor and one man lift.
  • Good communication – written and oral.
  • Dependable, reliable; able to work with minimal supervision.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Able to lift, push and/or pull 50 lbs.
  • Able to climb ladders and work from genie and scissors lifts at varying heights.
  • Able to walk for extended periods of time

 

 

Maintenance Technician

Part time position. Responsible for overall maintenance and repair of the facility. Contributing daily to the best possible visitor experience for all OSC guests.

Duties/responsibilities:

  • Work as part of the maintenance team to identify problems and repair (in a timely manner) all mechanical, plumbing, electrical and facility components.
  • Perform thorough inspections of all facilities areas for proper function on a daily basis
  • Follow the PM (Preventive Maintenance) program schedule according to the Facilities management plan.
  • Report all Work Orders and maintenance assignments to the Facilities Manager.
  • Assist in set up, takedown and loading permanent exhibits.
  • Maintain a clean, safe work environment by demonstrating a thorough knowledge of tools and equipment; follow proper safety procedures associated with each tool / equipment / material.


Education or Certifications:
High School diploma or equivalent.

Work Experience: Three to five years relevant experience.

Required Skills: Some plumbing, electrical and construction.

Special Conditions (Physical Requirements, travel, work hours): up to 30 hour work week, on call for building alarms, Must be able climb, bind, push and lift 70 lbs. and up.

 

 

Science Education Presenter II

Part time position. Must have availability to work a minimum of 3 days Mon. Tues. Thur. Fri. Sat. Sun. Between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Engaging both school groups and general public about various sciences with the use of demonstrations and hands-on activities in an informal setting.
  • Deliver educational science content primarily in a large-scale auditorium setting.
  • Presenter II will be expected to study curriculum and supplementary materials to gain proficiency in the sciences and safety protocols taught by the institution and improve upon existing content knowledge and teaching/presentation skills.

EDUCATION:
Degree seeking or hold a bachelor’s degree in education, science, or a related field.

EXPERIENCE:
The candidate should have experience speaking in front of a large audience or teaching either informally or in a classroom setting. Good written and oral communication is required. Customer service experience is desirable.

REQUIRED SKILLS:
A valid Florida driver’s license is required.

PREFERRED SKILLS:

  • Experience performing improv and/or theater background is preferred.
  • Knowledge of sound boards and light boards within a theater environment is desirable.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Must be able to stand for long periods and be able to lift 30 lbs.

 

 

Preschool Teacher

Part time position. 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 and “Creative Curriculum” and Voluntary PreKindergarten (VPK). Instruct 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.

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • A degree (Associate or above) in Child Development, Early Childhood, Pre-Kindergarten, Primary, or Elementary Education preferred. Exceptional Student Education, Florida Child Care Professional Credential (FCCPC – formally National CDA), Early Childhood Professional Certificate (ECPC or formally CDAE), certified National CDA or certified CDAE accepted.
  • FL Department of Children and Families Staff credential – VPK
  • Clear Level 2 Background screening.  May not be in classroom until this is established.
  • FL Department of Children and Families 45 hours Child Care training
  • FL Voluntary PreKindergarten (VPK) Education Standards and Emergent Literacy for VPK
  • CPR and Basic First Aid Certification
  • Work experience with children 0 – 8 years old.
  • 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
  • Preferred Skills
  • Active listening and Social Perceptiveness - give full attention to others saying, taking time to understand, ask appropriate questions and being aware of others’ reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Instructing – teaching others how to do something.
  • Speaking – talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Reading comprehension – understanding written sentences and paragraphs.
  • Learning strategies – selecting and using g training/instructional methods for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
  • Writing – communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Time management - managing one’s own time and the time of others.
  • Monitoring – monitoring /assessing performance of self, individuals and group to make improvements or use corrective actions.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Tasks involve the ability to exert very moderate physical effort in light work, typically involving some combination of stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling. Also involved maybe some lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling of objects, materials or children up to 40 lbs. Sensory requirements are visual perceptions and discrimination, oral communication, and ability to perceive and discriminate sounds.

 

 

Preschool Assistant

Part Time Position. Responsible for assisting Preschool classroom teachers with general supervision and management of a class of preschool (3 – 5 yr) children. Assisting in the execution of the Early Childhood education program in accordance with the goals, objectives and standards set forth by the Orlando Science Center Preschool, along with Early Childhood developmentally appropriate practices, FL Department of Children and Families guidelines and “Creative Curriculum”. Support 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 Job Functions: Assist classroom teachers with daily scheduled lessons, units, themes, activities and projects. Work with children through interactions with activities and materials. Assist classroom teachers with organization and direction of activities/materials to promote physical, mental, social development such as games, art, music/movement and story telling. Arrange indoor and outdoor space to facilitate creative play, motor development and safety. Assist substitute classroom teachers with maintaining daily schedule that includes weekly lesson plans, activities and materials needed to fulfill goals and objectives. Preferred skills: Active listening and Social Perceptiveness - give full attention to others saying, taking time to understand, ask appropriate questions and being aware of others’ reactions and understanding why they react as they do. Instructing – teaching others how to do something. Speaking – talking to others to convey information effectively. Reading comprehension – understanding written sentences and paragraphs. Learning strategies – selecting and using g training/instructional methods for the situation when learning or teaching new things. Writing – communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience. Time management - managing one’s own time and the time of others. Monitoring – monitoring /assessing performance of self, individuals and group to make improvements or use corrective actions.

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

  • Required - High School or GED diploma
  • A degree (Associate or above) in Child Development, Early Childhood, Pre-Kindergarten, Primary, or Elementary Education preferred. Exceptional Student Education, Florida Child Care Professional Credential (FCCPC – formally National CDA), Early Childhood Professional Certificate (ECPC or formally CDAE), certified National CDA or certified CDAE accepted.
  • Clear Level 2 Background screening. May not be in classroom until this is established.
  • FL Department of Children and Families 45 hours Child Care training
  • Preferred - Voluntary PreKindergarten (VPK) Education Standards and Emergent Literacy for VPK
  • CPR and Basic First Aid Certification
  • Work experience with children 0 – 8 years old.
  • 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

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Tasks involve the ability to exert very moderate physical effort in light work, typically involving some combination of stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling. Also involved maybe some lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling of objects, materials or children up to 40 lbs. Sensory requirements are visual perceptions and discrimination, oral communication, and ability to perceive and discriminate sounds.

 

 

 

Preschool Office Assistant

Part time positionResponsible for assisting with preschool clerical duties including but not limited to answering phone calls, filing paperwork, processing payments, and booking appointments. Applicants should be good communicators, have the ability to complete tasks with minimal supervision, and demonstrate excellent customer service skills.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Perform responsible and complex clerical work rapidly and accurately.
  • Communicate with customers, employees, and other individuals to answer questions, disseminate or explain information, take payments/registrations and address complaints.
  • Answer telephones, direct calls and take messages.
  • Utilize e-mail, standard software programs, and perform data entry as necessary to complete all related record keeping duties.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the Active Network system, VISTA ticketing system, and payment collection processes.
  • Enters data into computer databases to create records and reports.
  • Assists in the Licensing process for Department of Children and Families (DCF) and accurately maintains all Licensing documents.
  • Compile, copy, sort, and file preschool records and other important documentation as required by DCF and APPLE.
  • Inventory and order preschool materials, supplies, and services as needed.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the Orlando Science Center Preschool and other Science Center offerings.
  • Assist in way-finding and responding to guest situations in a calm and helpful manner.
  • Perform other work-related duties as required by Manager.

Preferred Skills:

  • High school diploma or higher degree
  • Knowledge of common office machines and skill in their operation and a general understanding of computer systems
  • Customer service skills
  • Communication skills
  • Cash handling experience desirable
  • Background with preschools a plus

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to lift up to 30lbs and be on feet for extended periods of time.

 

 

Birthday Party Assistants

Part time position, weekends required. Assist 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. Have a full understanding of birthday party themes, and the educational component including the science content. Responsible for cleanliness of birthday rooms and the surrounding areas. Be able to work on a consistent basis and fulfill scheduling requirements. Completion of the 10th grade.

 

 

Birthday Party Host

Part time position, weekends required Host and facilitate the party including disbursement of cake, ice cream and beverage, educational programming, science make and take project and general clean up. Have a full understanding of birthday party themes, and the educational component including the science content. Supervise assistants and volunteers working in Birthday Parties to include delegation of responsibilities to assist with the parties, and general customer service related to the birthday parties. Accountable for completion of the financial data sheet for each party and related paper work. Weekly inventory of paper products and additional supplies including a report (if needed) to the Birthday Coordinator. Be able to work on a consistent basis and fulfill scheduling requirements. Completion of the 10th grade, H.S. or Bachelors Degree preferred

 

 

Hospitality/House Manger

Part time position. Position Summary: Provide superior customer service while maintaining a safe and secure environment for OSC guests and team members. This position is expected to be on the floor 90% of the shift during public operating hours.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Open and close the building as per established procedures.
  • Continuously walk through the facility making minor repairs and replenishing exhibits.
  • Hourly walk through in the parking garage documenting and / or reporting to appropriate parties any needs or concerns.
  • Interact with OSC guests using the Customer First Approach and obtain feedback on the guest visit.
  • Monitor daily operation ensuring OSC programs begin on time, front of house positions appropriately staffed and public areas remain clean.
  • Accurately document shift activities in the House Managers log and note exhibit failures, maintenance personnel responding for repair and exhibits on the floor that are tagged.
  • Communicate exhibit failure, facility maintenance challenges and safety concerns to the Director of Facilities in a timely fashion.
  • Assist in emergency first aid and fire evacuations.
  • Prevent improper use of exhibits and the physical building.
  • Assist in locating lost children / parent.
  • Monitor crowd density in public areas.
  • Support Shipping and Receiving / Mailroom / Copy Center in the absence of the Clerk.
  • Support other teams within the organization with superior Internal Customer Service.
  • Other duties assigned by Director of Facilities and or CFO.

 

Education or Certifications: High School diploma or equivalent

Work Experience: Some experience in the customer service field.

Required Skills: Customer service experience, security or related field and certified in CPR and emergency first aid useful but not necessary.

Physical Requirements: Up to 30 hour work week. Available all hours, and shifts, ability to do a lot standing, walking and climbing stairs. Ability to lift 30 pounds, ability to push/pull a certain amount of weight.

 

 

Movie Operator

Part time position. Responsible for operating CineDome and the Digital Adventure Theater automation system, presenting shows and assisting visitors in and out of the CineDome and the Digital Adventure Theatre, including, but not limited to, taking tickets, answering questions, and light administrative work. High School Graduate or equivalent, some college preferred. Must be able to sit/stand for extended periods of time.

 

 

Educator

Part time position. The daily functions of this position consist of but are not limited to: Engaging and educating school groups, scouts, campers and teachers about various sciences 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 Job Functions:

  • Responsible for teaching discovery labs, offsite programs, scout programs, camps, and overnights.
  • Responsible for delivering OSC curriculum and engaging students and guests in hands-on activities and demonstrations.
  • Applicants should be good communicators, have the ability to complete tasks with minimal supervision, and demonstrate excellent customer service skills.
  • This position requires individuals who are comfortable speaking in front of audiences of all sizes and delivering science instruction to guests of all ages.
  • Qualified applicants will demonstrate a willingness to learn.

Qualified candidates should either be degree seeking or hold a bachelors degree in education, science, or a related field.

  • Enthusiastic, friendly, outgoing; must love working with children and guests
  • A valid driver’s license is required.

The candidate should have experience in a museum or other informal education environment. Experience teaching informally or in a classroom is required. A background in public speaking and customer service is essential.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to stand for extended periods and lift 30lbs.

 

 

Guest Services Representative

Part time position. Representatives perform all ticket transactions for the Center as well as help visitors with directions and information about OSC and surrounding areas. Additionally, Guest Services Representatives actively sell and maintain all OSC memberships.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

  • High School
  • Guest Services, Cash Handling, and Computer Experience

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Will need to stand for long periods of times. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. 

 

 

Facilitator

Part time position. Must have availability to work a minimum of 3 days. With weekend availability preferred.

Essential Job Functions: Passionately embrace and communicate the mission of OSC ‘Inspire Science Learning for Life’ to science center guests.  This position requires individuals with exemplary guest service skills. Facilitate exhibit halls by answering questions, narrating on the microphone, leading activities and being interactive and engaging. This position will be expected to effectively communicate science concepts and topics through science demonstrations and activities.

EDUCATION: Two year degree in education, science, or a related field.

EXPERIENCE: The candidate should be comfortable approaching guests and speaking in front of a large audience.  Strong communication skills are required.  Hospitality or customer service experience is desirable.

REQUIRED SKILLS: A valid Florida driver’s license is required

PREFERRED SKILLS: Experience working in museums or in an informal education setting is preferred. Experience performing Improv and/or theater background is preferred

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to stand for long periods and be able to lift 30 lbs.

 

  

 

Orlando Science Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse team of professionals! 

Benefits for FT: Health benefits (health, dental, vision), long-term disability; life insurance, employer matched savings plan, credit union, flexible vacation days. For PT & FT: Annual family membership, complimentary Science Center tickets, Credit Union, direct deposit, discounts in the café, store, and programs.

 


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