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Careers

We believe that science matters to the workforce.

People who master S.T.E.M. skills are best-prepared to seize the opportunities and face the challenges of the 21st century.

We believe that science matters to society.

Science literacy empowers individuals and communities to ask questions, think creatively, solve problems, and work toward a better quality of life for all.

We believe that science matters to families and individuals.

Curiosity is a critical springboard for early learners filled with wonder, and for teens and adults who crave intellectual ways to better understand their world.

Do you believe Science Matters? Come work with us.

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Open Positions

Camp NTI Counselor

Reports to: Manager of Camp Experience

Summary: 

The Kentucky Science Center is seeking seasonal Camp Counselors for our Camp NTI program. Camp NTI Counselors ensure that campers experience a stimulating and fun learning environment at the Kentucky Science Center in the classroom, while in our exhibits, and on any trips. Camp NTI Counselors will assist Camp NTI Teachers with lesson plans and activities, help maintain a safe and functional classroom, and work closely with children of all ages. We are seeking patient, dependable, high energy individuals with an enthusiastic “Do Science!” attitude.

Duties:

  • Help Camp NTI Teachers provide a safe instructional environment in the classroom.
  • Maintain a safe, fun and inclusive learning environment while in and outside of the classroom.
  • Assist campers with activities and material preparation in groups or individually.
  • Assist the teacher in classroom preparation and cleaning.
  • Assist with health and safety of the campers by evaluating and treating minor incidents, and Camp NTI Staff Leads of any incidents.
  • Assist with registration and other daily duties per Camp NTI Staff Leads.
  • Assist with pulling supplies and preparation of classrooms.
  • Communicate with parents, visitors, and non-Camp NTI staff.

Requirements:

  • At least 18 years of age.
  • Pursuing a College Degree or other certified post-secondary program in education, the sciences, the arts, or technology.
  • Working experience with elementary age children, preferably in a recreational setting.
  • Must be available to work a full-day camp setting, either for 2-5 days per week.
  • Excellent communication and organization skills.
  • Enthusiastic and flexible attitude.
  • Able to lift to 25 pounds.
  • Ability to stand/walk for long periods of time.
  • Must pass a criminal background check.

Knowledge Required by the Position:

  • Camp NTI Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30-4:30
  • Counselors are NOT required to commit to all weeks of Camp NTI but are required to commit to 2-5 days per week.
  • Ability to work comfortably with the public of all ages and backgrounds.
  • Ability to learn quickly, adapt to changing situations and react calmly under pressure.
  • Must have a desire to work in a fast-paced camp type environment and have an enthusiasm for working with children.
  • Applicant must be comfortable communicating with parents daily.
  • Understanding of basic educational practices and basic scientific principles.
  • Ability to motivate and inspire others, especially children of all ages.
  • Ability to work comfortably with science equipment, multimedia/instructional technology and safety procedures.

Effort:

Must be able to see, hear, and speak. Must be able to read and closely examine items and information. Incumbent spends a considerable amount of time standing, walking, bending, and stretching, and manipulating objects with fingers and hands. Must be able to lift to 25 lbs.

Working Conditions:

Work is performed in a moderately loud environment.

Machines, Tools, Equipment:

Computer, printer, photocopy machine, calculator, shredder, telephone, fax machine.

Classification:

Range 1
Non-Exempt
Temporar

Camp NTI Teacher

Reports to: Manager of Camp Experience

Summary: 

The Kentucky Science Center is seeking seasonal Camp NTI Teachers with an enthusiasm to “Do Science!” for our 2020 Camp NTI. Teachers ensure that campers experience a stimulating and fun learning environment at the Kentucky Science Center. Teachers will provide student support for NTI based assignments, facilitate classroom activities (provided by the Kentucky Science Center), exhibit explorations and additional camp experience. Additionally, teachers will provide professional development opportunities for and guidance to camp counselors and all volunteers in the classroom.

Responsibilities:

  • Guide students through their NTI assignments, assist with laptop/device log in, facilitate student questions and utilize parent communication tool to share progress.
  • Use a provided curriculum to facilitate lessons with campers on a multitude of science subjects.
  • Maintain a safe, fun and inclusive learning environment while in and outside of the classroom.
  • Modeling best practices in exhibits and other Science Center experiences.
  • Manage classroom materials throughout the week.
  • Daily preparation of classroom and cleaning of classroom.
  • Assist with health and safety of the campers by evaluating and treating minor incidents and informing Camp Staff Admin of any incidents.

Requirements:

  • College Graduate or pursuing a degree with emphasis in education or other science related discipline. Preferred current Teaching Certificate.
  • Working experience with Pre-K through middle school students (Pre K-8).
  • Must be available to work a full-day camp setting, five days a week.
  • Excellent communication and organization skills.
  • Enthusiastic and flexible attitude.
  • Able to lift to 25 pounds.
  • Ability to stand/walk for long periods of time.
  • Must pass a criminal background check.

Knowledge Required by the Position:

  • Camp Hours: Weekdays, 8:00-5:00, August 31-October 23, 2020.
  • Teachers are NOT required to commit to all 5 weeks of camp but are required to commit to a FULL week of work.
  • Ability to work comfortably with the public of all ages and backgrounds.
  • Ability to learn quickly, adapt to changing situations, and react calmly under pressure.
  • Must have a desire to work in a fast-paced camp environment and have an enthusiasm for working with children.
  • May be called up to perform other camp responsibilities as needed.
  • Applicant must be comfortable communicating with parents daily.
  • Understanding of engineering process and basic scientific principles.
  • Ability to motivate and inspire others, especially children of all ages.
  • Ability to work comfortably with science equipment, multimedia/instructional technology, and safety procedures.
  • For a full description of camp topics; please see our website here.

Effort:

Must be able to see, hear, and speak. Must be able to read and closely examine items and information. Incumbent spends a considerable amount of time standing, walking, bending, stretching, and manipulating objects with fingers and hands. Must be able to lift to 25 lbs.

Working Conditions:

Work is performed in a moderately loud environment.

Machines, Tools, Equipment:

Motor vehicle, computer, printer, photocopy machine, calculator, shredder, telephone, fax machine.

Classification:

Range 1
Non-Exempt
Temporary

Digital Presenter

Summary:

As a Digital Presenter you will engage participants of all ages in educational and entertaining science based programming as part of our newly launched digital platform. The presenter will be trained to deliver science curriculum and facilitate activities on camera for either recording and live platforms either on location at the Kentucky Science Center or another designated locale. You will be a representative of Kentucky Science Center (KSC) in our recorded or live segments. This role will work directly with KSC education and marketing staff to ensure that program viewers have an engaging and educational experience.

Responsibilities:

  • Deliver assigned content/scripts in an engaging, positive and friendly manner.
  • Train with KSC Education to understand science content delivery and activity facilitation.
  • Act as representative of KSC on camera consistently embodying and demonstrating KSC’s values and executing its mission.
  • Travel to various locations as needed due to filming schedule.
  • Present science content in a variety of formats, including but not limited to:
  • Assembly performances: 30 minutes in length, includes set pieces, costume, and audio-visual components;
  • Science Moments: tabletop hands-on science activities presented in a short, 2-5-minute format.
  • Classes: Classroom-style sessions of hands-on science activities in a 15-30-minute format for grouped participants

Requirements

  • Experience in education, science, theater, or other related discipline in an academic, professional, or volunteer capacity.
  • Comfortable working with the public and committed to providing excellent customer service, experience in customer service or other public-facing roles preferred.
  • Flexible, self-motivated, able to follow directions, able to work independently.
  • Able to travel and work some evenings and weekends.
  • Pass a criminal background check.

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Reasonable accommodation may be made to those who are able to perform the essential duties of this job.

The Kentucky Science Center reserves the right to revise this Position Description, as it deems necessary.

Resumes will be accepted until September 30, 2020. All selected interviewees will be notified by the Kentucky Science Center to set up their time slot.

 

Benefits

All positions offer:

  • Professional Development
  • Dual Membership to Kentucky Science Center and Louisville Zoo with associated member benefits
  • Parking
  • Employee Assistance Program

Full-time positions offer:

  • 403(B)
  • Paid Vacation
  • Paid Sick Time
  • Paid Holidays
  • Flexible spending account
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Company-paid life insurance and long-term disability

Non-Discrimination Statement

The Kentucky Science Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.

Questions? Contact our HR Manager at Cheryl.Horlander@louisvilleky.gov