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9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Current Time:
6:29 AM
Directions:
727 W Main Street
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 561-6100
KSCInfo@LouisvilleKY.gov
Kentucky Science Center is open 7 days a week, 9:30AM - 5PM. Advance tickets are strongly suggested.

Careers

Careers

We believe that science matters to the workforce.

People who master STEAM 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.

Explore below to see our open positions, then click the button below to apply. Find information on our benefit package here.

*Kentucky Science Center requires that all team members provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

Available Positions:

 

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Available Positions

TITLE: Guest Relations Specialist (Full-time)

PAY RANGE: $15-17/hour

REPORTS TO: Guest Relations Manager

SUMMARY: The Guest Relations Specialist will help oversee the floor of Kentucky Science Center’s flagship facility. The Guest Relations Team (GRT) is responsible for the guest’s experience while visiting Kentucky Science Center, serving as an ambassador and host for guests and ensuring their safety while providing an engaged and participatory experience. The GRT will have enough knowledge of programs and exhibits to ensure guests know how to interact with exhibits and learn about programmatic opportunities. The GRT will be able to talk about the benefits of membership and reciprocal programs. The GRT will help facilitate general upkeep of exhibits and experience and be able to call for support when needed. The GRT will work closely with managers of various departments to keep open communication of needs and goals.

AREAS OF CONCENTRATION:

  • Exhibit floor – 90%
  • Office and administration – 10%

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Making rounds and checking on guests
  • Ensuring visitors have fun and participatory experiences
  • Ensuring excellent communication with guests during their visit
  • Staying informed of Science Center operations and effectively communicating information to guests
  • Being knowledgeable about memberships, education, and programmatic opportunities
  • Communicating and working as a team with co-workers and/or volunteers to ensure smooth operation
  • Assisting Guest Relations Team
  • Working alongside Guest Relations Coordinator to learn their role in preparation for career advancement
  • Receiving information and feedback from the Guest Relations Team and using it to create content to be shared in Guest Relations meetings and bi-weekly newsletters
  • Working with management teams to facilitate lunch and break schedules to ensure constant coverage on the floor
  • Watching for potential hazards and repair needs, following up on the removal of hazards and repair needs, and maintaining proper staging
  • Facilitating emergency procedures
  • Willingness to be present in the Flagship Facility most Saturdays and Sundays and evening events
  • Daily preparation and general responsibilities
  • Performing other duties as assigned

REQUIREMENTS:

  • A glowing attitude and the desire to inspire lifelong learning in others #ScienceForAll
  • Experience in a retail / attraction / hospitality / museum settings
  • Extraordinary problem solving and leadership skills, exercise good judgement, the ability to be self-directed, organized, excellent guest service, dynamic presentation skills, accurate and detail oriented, with the ability to handle fast paced environment in a friendly and professional manner
  • Experience with computer systems, including Microsoft Office suite
  • Creative imagination and vision to promote the Science Center’s mission, goals and strategic direction to multiple and diverse audiences.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and manage a wide range of diverse activities to meet goals and priorities, and to organize files and projects
  • Ability to multitask and meet project deadlines
  • Ability to identify and solve problems independently
  • Ability to be detail-oriented in a distracting and changing environment, meet deadlines and perform more than one task at a time
  • Ability to work creatively within limited resources
  • Ability to support other staff and be a quality team member, and to generate a friendly, upbeat, high-energy level and positive attitude among team members
  • Ability to communicate operational information, including policies and procedures in a professional manner; and to write and communicate effectively with staff, volunteers, and outside contractors
  • Ability to work collaboratively as a team member and act with tact and diplomacy and deal effectively with the public, contractors, and Board members
  • Flexible schedule that includes most weekends, evenings, and holidays

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TITLE: Education Scheduling and Training Coordinator (Full-time)

PAY RANGE: Starting at $40,000

REPORTS TO: Senior Manager of Innovation and Collaboration

SUMMARY: Kentucky Science Center’s Visitor Experience Department (VE) develops and delivers free and fee-based on and offsite programs and services to schools, families and children throughout Kentucky and southern Indiana. Kentucky Science Center seeks an organized, upbeat and efficient multi-tasker who can coordinate a variety of administrative duties and tasks each day. Primary responsibilities are preparing staff work and program schedules, recruitment, onboarding and training of new staff, communicating with staff via email or phone, staff support/ recognition. Additional duties include the overview of organizing timesheets, internal communication record keeping, and acting as a liaison for Part Time staff. This position will also assist the VE department in areas of program leadership, including support for booking and reservations, seasonal exhibit facilitation/ programming, partner interactions and budgetary oversight.   The Education Scheduling and Training Coordinator will build capacity in areas such as collaboration, coordination and planning, project management, communication, and task maintenance.

AREAS OF CONCENTRATION:

  • Developing of staff schedules, onboarding and trainings- 50%
  • Programming and exhibit floor facilitation- 20%
  • Maintaining internal communication 15%
  • Various other administrative tasks- 15%

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Prepare the monthly and weekly staff work schedules and distribute in a timely manner to all full and part time VE staff.
  • Coordinate all administrative functions and tasks for the VE department to ensure efficient operation of department.
  • Distribute all other information to part-time VE staff such as center-wide bulletins, newsletters, and other correspondence.
  • Maintain and keep current contact and availability information for all VE staff.
  • Set up interviews for prospective VE staff members and directly oversee the hiring and recruitment process.
  • Facilitate the orientation of new VE staff members and oversee the onboarding and introductory training processes for all VE programs.
  • Working closely with the Reservation and Logistic Coordinator to confirm program bookings, staff availability, and staff schedules. Be able to step in and fulfil reservation responsibilities at any point, including, but not limited to, reserve program bookings, facilitate phone calls and process invoices.
  • Organize part-time VE staff work accommodations, incentives, and recognitions.
  • Collect, tabulate, and organize staff timesheets.
  • Assist the education department with program leadership, partner recruitments, budget tracking and logistical maintenance.
  • Interact with visitors of all ages in exhibits weekly, at special events, and upon staffing needs. These programming shifts will be occasionally scheduled to provide support on busy days or in the event of absences and give greater understanding to the nuances on the VE calendar.
  • Willingness and ability to help with the different VE programs as needed.
  • The position will have general operation hours of 9:00AM -5:00PM Monday- Friday but, will include, VE team weekend rotations, and predetermined special event time frames.
  • Serve as a Manager on Duty
  • Other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to work comfortably with public of all ages and background
  • Ability to learn quickly, adapt to changing situations, and react calmly under pressure.
  • Minimum of two years of post-high school education or equivalent experience.
  • Familiarity with Windows office suite including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Familiarity with Google products including Drive, Forms, Maps, Meet, Docs.
  • Ability to conduct research, analyze information using multiple resources and draft summary reports.
  • Experience in document and records management.
  • Ability to have a flexible schedule to accommodate occasional evening and weekend shifts.
  • Candidates should be able to work independently with minimal supervision and be able to multitask, self-start and be an effective problem-solver.
  • Must be professional, self- motivated, energetic, dependable and honest.
  • Excellent communication, both written and oral; excellent customer service skills.
  • A commitment to our mission, vision, values and service philosophy.

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TITLE: Education Specialist (Full-time)

PAY RANGE: $30,000 – $33,000

REPORTS TO: Manager of Partner and Program Strategy and Manager of School Programs

SUMMARY: The Education Specialist is responsible for the delivery of a variety of high-energy, interactive education programs and experiences in the Kentucky Science Center flagship facility and throughout the commonwealth. This role will act as the facilitation lead to ensure a successful program and engaging visitor experience. The Education Specialist will support the Visitor Experience Program Team with staff trainings, seasonal programming facilitation, program logistics and evaluation. This position will also work to enhance and elevate our visitor experiences by contributing critical feedback to the program and/or content development process. The Education Specialist will strive to ensure overall quality and mission is upheld in all programmatic offerings.  A qualified candidate should be experienced, creative, and enthusiastic about working with lifelong learners.

AREAS OF CONCENTRATION:

  • Facilitation lead for education programs – 60%
  • Support program leads – 30%
  • Program or content development – 10%

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Engage a diverse public audience with a positive professional, energetic, glowing attitude.
  • Facilitate fun, hands-on educational programs including exhibit facilitation, demonstrations, walk up activities, and specialized programming or classes.
  • Display a passion for lifelong learning in STEAM Education.
  • Facilitate engaging, hands-on experiences in flagship experiences, family events and offsite programming, including traveling assembly programs, digital learning programs or traveling education programs to schools or organizations.
  • Participate and assist in development and leadership of educator training sessions.
  • Serve as a model example of interaction with visitors, participation in team meetings and a representative of the Visitor Experience team.
  • Foster professional development as a mentor to educators on the Visitor Experience team.
  • Encourage a positive work environment that cultivates collaboration, teamwork, and creativity.
  • Present educational activities at special events, media/marketing promotions, member events, and community events.
  • Practice and enforce safety and emergency policies and procedures. Maintain a clean and safe environment for program participants and instructional staff in all Science Center classrooms, labs and storage areas in cooperation with other team members.
  • Communicate and work in a team manner with co-workers and volunteers to ensure a smooth operation.
  • Perform other tasks, as assigned.
  • Report to work in a timely manner and maintain a strict time schedule.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 2 years’ experience in some capacity involving direct public interface on a regular basis.
  • Satisfactory work record in youth programs, volunteer, or related program.
  • Demonstrated experience in program design, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Excellent communication and public interaction skills
  • Experience with program leadership and oversight of part-time and/or volunteer staff.
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule that routinely includes weekends and occasional evening hours.
  • Ability to ensure proper use of science equipment, multimedia, technology, and safety procedures, after receiving proper training.
  • Ability to develop effective programs to engage participants of diverse needs and skills.
  • A commitment to Kentucky Science Center’s mission, vision, and values.
  • Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination

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TITLE: Temporary Education Specialist (Seasonal Part-time)

LOCATION: Please note that this position is located at McCracken County Public Library in Paducah, KY

PAY RANGE: $15/hour (25-40 hours per week)

EMPLOYMENT DATES: Through September 18, 2022

REPORTS TO: Manager of Early Childhood Education

SUMMARY: Science in Play2Go is a state of the art progressive traveling exhibit created by Kentucky Science Center so that all children in the state have access to exceptional play-based learning. Designed specifically for children aged 1-8 and their families, this exhibit puts a strong emphasis on the act of scientific thinking rather than scientific content. Utilizing loose parts and data driven processes, Science in Play2Go encourages young scientists to explore the world around them, make predictions, utilize tools, and discover relationships between things and ideas. Science in Play2Go travels to libraries all over the state, remaining at each one for 3 months. During that time, the exhibit is available for free to any children, families, or groups that come to the library. As the Education Specialist, you will be responsible for helping to get the library ready to receive Science in Play2Go, maintaining the exhibit, and implementing and facilitating programs for school groups, families and teachers.

AREAS OF CONCENTRATION:

  • 60% – Facilitating visiting children, families, and field trips through Science in Play2Go
  • 10% – Reaching out to and scheduling potential field trips
  • 10% – Cleaning, restaging, and maintaining Science in Play2Go
  • 10% – Planning for and preparing educational themes for Science in Play2Go
  • 5% – Administering surveys to visitors
  • 5% – Communicating with the Manager of Early Childhood Education at the Flagship

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Attending a scheduled training on location at the Kentucky Science Center in Louisville KY. Travel, food, and, when necessary, lodging will be provided by Kentucky Science Center.
  • Working prior to the arrival of Science in Play2Go at the library to ready the community, library staff, and yourself.
  •  Identifying and collaborating with local partners and school districts for field trips, special programs and events around the Science in Play2Go experience.
  • Assisting with inventory, exhibit load in, and exhibit load out.
  • Presenting programs and activities associated with Science in Play2Go that accurately reflect the mission of the Kentucky Science Center and conform to strategic goals, objectives and outcomes.
  • Coordinating, scheduling and delivering programs to schools and groups, public audiences and special events on a daily basis.
  • Participating actively in the training and coaching of Library staff and volunteers assigned to the exhibit.
  • Stocking and staging Science in Play2Go each morning so that the exhibit and associated programs are ‘show ready’ by opening each day.
  • Monitoring condition of exhibit components, program support pieces and other materials and props; replenish consumables, report issues or problems promptly.
  • Preparing and submitting daily reports including, but not limited to attendance, exhibit condition, visitor feedback.
  • Performing Science in Play2Go evaluation/assessment.

REQUIREMENTS:

The ideal candidate will

  • Be at least 18 years of age at the time of hire.
  • Upon hire, provide proof of vaccination status against the COVID-19 virus.
  • Have the ability to work comfortably with the public of all ages and backgrounds.
  • Enjoy working with children and their families.
  • Be proactive; take initiative to ensure the best visitor experience.
  • Be organized, efficient, and adaptable; good critical eye for spotting small issues before they
    become problems.
  • Have the ability to work proactively with little direct supervision.
  • Appreciate working in a dynamic environment.
  • Be excited about learning – both when it comes to themselves and others.

Physical requirements of the job:

The Education Specialist must be able to see, hear, and speak. They must be able to read and closely examine items and information. They will spend a considerable amount of time standing, walking, bending and stretching, and manipulating objects with fingers and hands. They must be able to lift up to 40 lbs.

APPLICATION: Applicants for this position should send their resume and cover letter to: chris.mceachron@louisvilleky.gov


TITLE: Temporary Education Specialist (Seasonal Part-time)

LOCATION: Please note that this position is located at Clinton County Public Library in Albany, KY

PAY RANGE: $15/hour (25-40 hours per week)

EMPLOYMENT DATES: August 25th, 2022 – January 8th, 2023

REPORTS TO: Manager of Early Childhood Education

SUMMARY: Science in Play2Go is a state of the art progressive traveling exhibit created by Kentucky Science Center so that all children in the state have access to exceptional play-based learning. Designed specifically for children aged 1-8 and their families, this exhibit puts a strong emphasis on the act of scientific thinking rather than scientific content. Utilizing loose parts and data driven processes, Science in Play2Go encourages young scientists to explore the world around them, make predictions, utilize tools, and discover relationships between things and ideas. Science in Play2Go travels to libraries all over the state, remaining at each one for 3 months. During that time, the exhibit is available for free to any children, families, or groups that come to the library. As the Education Specialist, you will be responsible for helping to get the library ready to receive Science in Play2Go, maintaining the exhibit, and implementing and facilitating programs for school groups, families and teachers.

AREAS OF CONCENTRATION:

  • 60% – Facilitating visiting children, families, and field trips through Science in Play2Go
  • 10% – Reaching out to and scheduling potential field trips
  • 10% – Cleaning, restaging, and maintaining Science in Play2Go
  • 10% – Planning for and preparing educational themes for Science in Play2Go
  • 5% – Administering surveys to visitors
  • 5% – Communicating with the Manager of Early Childhood Education at the Flagship

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Attending a scheduled training on location at the Kentucky Science Center in Louisville KY. Travel, food, and, when necessary, lodging will be provided by Kentucky Science Center.
  • Working prior to the arrival of Science in Play2Go at the library to ready the community, library staff, and yourself.
  •  Identifying and collaborating with local partners and school districts for field trips, special programs and events around the Science in Play2Go experience.
  • Assisting with inventory, exhibit load in, and exhibit load out.
  • Presenting programs and activities associated with Science in Play2Go that accurately reflect the mission of the Kentucky Science Center and conform to strategic goals, objectives and outcomes.
  • Coordinating, scheduling and delivering programs to schools and groups, public audiences and special events on a daily basis.
  • Participating actively in the training and coaching of Library staff and volunteers assigned to the exhibit.
  • Stocking and staging Science in Play2Go each morning so that the exhibit and associated programs are ‘show ready’ by opening each day.
  • Monitoring condition of exhibit components, program support pieces and other materials and props; replenish consumables, report issues or problems promptly.
  • Preparing and submitting daily reports including, but not limited to attendance, exhibit condition, visitor feedback.
  • Performing Science in Play2Go evaluation/assessment.

REQUIREMENTS:

The ideal candidate will

  • Be at least 18 years of age at the time of hire.
  • Upon hire, provide proof of vaccination status against the COVID-19 virus.
  • Have the ability to work comfortably with the public of all ages and backgrounds.
  • Enjoy working with children and their families.
  • Be proactive; take initiative to ensure the best visitor experience.
  • Be organized, efficient, and adaptable; good critical eye for spotting small issues before they
    become problems.
  • Have the ability to work proactively with little direct supervision.
  • Appreciate working in a dynamic environment.
  • Be excited about learning – both when it comes to themselves and others.

Physical requirements of the job:

The Education Specialist must be able to see, hear, and speak. They must be able to read and closely examine items and information. They will spend a considerable amount of time standing, walking, bending and stretching, and manipulating objects with fingers and hands. They must be able to lift up to 40 lbs.

APPLICATION: Applicants for this position should send their resume and cover letter to: chris.mceachron@louisvilleky.gov


TITLE: Temporary Education Specialist (Seasonal Part-time)

LOCATION: Please note that this position is located at Campbell County Public Library in Cold Spring, KY

PAY RANGE: $15/hour (25-40 hours per week)

EMPLOYMENT DATES: August 4th – November 7th, 2022

REPORTS TO: Manager of Early Childhood Education

SUMMARY: Science in Play2Go is a state of the art progressive traveling exhibit created by Kentucky Science Center so that all children in the state have access to exceptional play-based learning. Designed specifically for children aged 1-8 and their families, this exhibit puts a strong emphasis on the act of scientific thinking rather than scientific content. Utilizing loose parts and data driven processes, Science in Play2Go encourages young scientists to explore the world around them, make predictions, utilize tools, and discover relationships between things and ideas. Science in Play2Go travels to libraries all over the state, remaining at each one for 3 months. During that time, the exhibit is available for free to any children, families, or groups that come to the library. As the Education Specialist, you will be responsible for helping to get the library ready to receive Science in Play2Go, maintaining the exhibit, and implementing and facilitating programs for school groups, families and teachers.

AREAS OF CONCENTRATION:

  • 60% – Facilitating visiting children, families, and field trips through Science in Play2Go
  • 10% – Reaching out to and scheduling potential field trips
  • 10% – Cleaning, restaging, and maintaining Science in Play2Go
  • 10% – Planning for and preparing educational themes for Science in Play2Go
  • 5% – Administering surveys to visitors
  • 5% – Communicating with the Manager of Early Childhood Education at the Flagship

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Attending a scheduled training on location at the Kentucky Science Center in Louisville KY. Travel, food, and, when necessary, lodging will be provided by Kentucky Science Center.
  • Working prior to the arrival of Science in Play2Go at the library to ready the community, library staff, and yourself.
  •  Identifying and collaborating with local partners and school districts for field trips, special programs and events around the Science in Play2Go experience.
  • Assisting with inventory, exhibit load in, and exhibit load out.
  • Presenting programs and activities associated with Science in Play2Go that accurately reflect the mission of the Kentucky Science Center and conform to strategic goals, objectives and outcomes.
  • Coordinating, scheduling and delivering programs to schools and groups, public audiences and special events on a daily basis.
  • Participating actively in the training and coaching of Library staff and volunteers assigned to the exhibit.
  • Stocking and staging Science in Play2Go each morning so that the exhibit and associated programs are ‘show ready’ by opening each day.
  • Monitoring condition of exhibit components, program support pieces and other materials and props; replenish consumables, report issues or problems promptly.
  • Preparing and submitting daily reports including, but not limited to attendance, exhibit condition, visitor feedback.
  • Performing Science in Play2Go evaluation/assessment.

REQUIREMENTS:

The ideal candidate will

  • Be at least 18 years of age at the time of hire.
  • Upon hire, provide proof of vaccination status against the COVID-19 virus.
  • Have the ability to work comfortably with the public of all ages and backgrounds.
  • Enjoy working with children and their families.
  • Be proactive; take initiative to ensure the best visitor experience.
  • Be organized, efficient, and adaptable; good critical eye for spotting small issues before they
    become problems.
  • Have the ability to work proactively with little direct supervision.
  • Appreciate working in a dynamic environment.
  • Be excited about learning – both when it comes to themselves and others.

Physical requirements of the job:

The Education Specialist must be able to see, hear, and speak. They must be able to read and closely examine items and information. They will spend a considerable amount of time standing, walking, bending and stretching, and manipulating objects with fingers and hands. They must be able to lift up to 40 lbs.

APPLICATION: Applicants for this position should send their resume and cover letter to: chris.mceachron@louisvilleky.gov


TITLE: Operation and Exhibit Technician (Part-time)

PAY RANGE: $15/hour

REPORTS TO: Operations and Exhibit Team

SUMMARY: The Operation and Exhibit Technician ensures that all exhibits are clean and visitor ready. That includes any manipulatives, graphics, cabinetry, and the like attached to an exhibit. It also includes exhibit hall scenery, props, sets and other thematic elements such as banners, wall hangings, foliage that comprise the scenery for the exhibit hall. The technician will also restock exhibit consumables as required per exhibit. The technician also acts as the ‘eyes’ of the Operations department while cleaning, checking each exhibit for proper operation.

AREAS OF CONCENTRATION:

  • Surface Cleaning
  • Exhibit and Facility Inspection
  • Exhibit and Facility Repair

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Clean all exhibit surfaces on every exhibit component, from cabinet base to tops.
  • Clean all supporting elements such as text panel acrylic covers, benches, stools, chairs. As warranted, remove plexi covers to clean/dust interior of cases and displays.
  • Clean free-standing manipulatives such as blocks, model/puzzle pieces, and the like.
  • Inspect each exhibit during cleaning; make sure it is operational. Look for any safety and cosmetic issues such as cracks, splinters, jagged edges, loose laminate, exposed wiring. Report any problems immediately.
  • Make sure that all required props and consumables are available to the visitors.
  • Inspect and note any damage to the exhibit hall ‘shell’: walls, floors/carpet, doors, HVAC vents and grids. Report any problems promptly.
  • Perform opening rounds and accurately document exhibit/physical plant status; ensure all exhibits are operational each morning before the Science Center opens to the public.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Self-starter; able to follow directions, work independently using good problem solving, judgment, and communication skills with minimal supervision.
  • Detail-oriented, organized, dependable.
  • Ability to multitask and coordinate multiple projects, and to meet project deadlines.
  • Enthusiastic and flexible attitude.
  • Previous experience in a customer service oriented environment preferred.
  • Flexible schedule that may include rotating weekends, evenings, and holidays.
  • Ability to communicate, verbally and written, and document effectively.
  • Use simple hand tools effectively; read and understand written directions
  • Experience and/or interest in making and fixing things preferred.
  • Ability to work as a team member with all Science Center staff and volunteers.
  • At least 18 years of age.
  • Must pass a criminal background check.

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TITLE: Onsite Camp Teacher (Seasonal Part-time)

PAY RANGE: Starting at $14/hour when teaching

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS: All Camp Teachers are eligible for 50% off the regular price of each week of summer camp (a $150 savings). Camp Teachers who complete at least four weeks of camp will also receive a Family Membership to Kentucky Science Center good through the end of 2022.

REPORTS TO: Camps and Family Programs Coordinator

SUMMARY: Kentucky Science Center is seeking seasonal Camp Teachers with an enthusiasm to “Do Science” for our Summer 2022 School’s Out Science Camp program. As a Camp Teacher you will ensure that campers experience a stimulating and fun learning environment at Kentucky Science Center. You will facilitate all lesson plans and lesson extensions (provided by Kentucky Science Center) for a class of up to 25 students. You will exercise the engineering design process, inquiry-based learning, Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), and other best practices in conjuncture with the provided curricula. Additionally, you will provide professional development opportunities for and guidance to camp counselors and all volunteers in the classroom.

AREAS OF CONCENTRATION:        

  • Front Line – Facilitating Science-Based Curriculum Activities with Campers from ages Pre-K-8th grade (60%)
  • Front Line – Facilitating and Maintaining Camper Safety within the Kentucky Science Center Exhibits (30%)
  • Front Line -Communicating with Camp Parents (10%)

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Use a provided curriculum to facilitate lessons with campers on a multitude of science subjects.
  • Help students understand and utilize the engineering process within the NGSS.
  • Maintain a safe and fun learning environment while in and outside of the classroom.
  • Model best engineering practices in exhibits, field trip opportunities, and any partnerships.
  • Foster an inclusive classroom environment.
  • Deliver/adapt activities for campers with a spectrum of ability levels.
  • Manage classroom materials throughout the week.
  • 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 Leads of any incidents.
  • Follow all COVID-19 safety protocols as given to you by Kentucky Science Center to ensure the health and safety of campers and fellow staff members.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be available to work a full-day camp setting, five days a week. Camp Hours: Weekdays: 8:30-5:00, May 27-August 5, 2022.
  • Teachers are NOT required to commit to all 10 weeks of camp but are required to commit to a FULL WEEK of work (Mon-Fri). Prefer applicants who can commit to at least 4 weeks of camp.
  • If selected, Camp Teachers are required to attend an Orientation May 1st and 8th, 2022.
  • College Graduate or pursuing a degree with emphasis in education or other science related discipline. Preferred current Teaching Certificate.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or valid request of exemption submitted through Human Resources.
  • Working experience with Pre-K through middle school students (Pre K-8).
  • Excellent communication and organization skills with an enthusiastic and flexible attitude.
  • Ability to stand/walk for long periods of time and lift up to 25 pounds.
  • Must pass a criminal background check.
  • Ability to work comfortably with the public of all ages and backgrounds.
  • Must have a desire to work in a fast-paced camp environment and have an enthusiasm for working with children with the ability to adapt to changing situation and react calmly under pressure.
  • May be called up to perform other camp responsibilities as needed.
  • Applicant must be comfortable communicating with parents on a daily basis.
  • 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, visit kysciencecenter.org/camps/

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TITLE: Visitor Services Representative (Part-time)

REPORTS TO: Visitor Services Leadership Team

SUMMARY: As a Visitor Services Representative team member, you will work with a highly motivated group of peers and be the first line of contact with our visitors. With the training and support of management staff and coworkers you will serve as one of the science ambassadors for Kentucky Science Center. The VS Department is responsible for meeting our visitor’s needs in the following areas of service: admissions and ticket sales, retail sales, theater, concessions, lunchroom, information-sharing, and phone reservations.

AREAS OF CONCENTRATION:

  • Front Line – Tickets Sales/Retail Sales/Information-sharing (80%)
  • Front Line – Cleaning/Organizing/Stocking (10%)
  • Front Line – Phone sales and inquiries (10%)

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Give accurate information to visitors 100% of the time.
  • Serve a diversified public (children, parents, adults and teachers) with a positive professional, energetic GLOWING attitude.
  • Effectively market Science Center products and programs to customers.
  • Complete transactions accurately and efficiently.
  • Prepare accurate daily balance reports.
  • Maintain a clean, neat, and well-stocked work area.
  • Assist in inventory activities.
  • Assist in retail and admissions sales onsite at the flagship facility as well as the location at the Mall St Matthews.
  • Maintain high levels of cleanliness.
  • Answer and return phone calls in a timely manner.
  • Communicate and work in a team manner with co-workers and volunteers to ensure a smooth operation.
  • Perform other tasks, as assigned.
  • Report to work in a timely manner and maintain a strict time schedule.
  • Maintain flexibility to work days, nights, and weekends, as well as holidays.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • A working knowledge of Point of Sale systems and standards.
  • Strong attention to detail and commitment to a positive visitor experience
  • Able to work efficiently without direct supervision.
  • Able to work a flexible schedule: we are a seven days a week operation at multiple locations.
  • Problem and puzzle solving in both physical and electronic formats.
  • A team player with high emotional intelligence.
  • A love for continuous learning and growth.
  • A commitment to our mission, vision, values and service philosophy.

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TITLE: Traveling Science Presenter (Part-time)

PAY RANGE: Starting at $15/hour or $16 while doing programs

REPORTS TO: Senior Manager of Education

SUMMARY: As a Science Content Performer/Actor, you will engage participants of all ages in educational and entertaining science performances and other programming throughout Kentucky and Southern Indiana. You will be trained by our Visitor Experience team to deliver science curriculum and facilitate activities at schools and organizations throughout Kentuckiana. You will act as a representative of Kentucky Science Center (KSC), working directly with school/organization staff and local volunteers to ensure that program participants have an engaging and educational experience.

In this role you will primarily focus on performing in our traveling Assembly Programs, Captain Current vs. the Electricity Vampires and Ion Jones and the Lost Castle of Chemistry. Your role includes memorization of assembly show scripts, live performances of assemblies, maintenance and coordination of supplies, logistics, volunteer training, customer service, and set-up and clean-up of programs. You may also facilitate science programming on location at Kentucky Science Center if interested, and complete other duties as assigned by the Senior Manager of Education.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Present science content in a variety of formats, including:
    • Assembly performances: 30-60 minutes in length, includes set pieces, costume, and audio-visual components; typically presented to groups of 50 or more participants.
    • Walk-Up Activities/Expos: tabletop hands-on science activities presented in a short, 4-6-minute format to small groups of 10 or fewer participants.
    • Leading short trainings for local volunteers on how to facilitate our activities.
  • Act as representative of KSC in off-site locations, consistently embodying and demonstrating KSC’s values and executing its mission.
  • Engage with the public in a positive and friendly manner and communicate directly with program organizers and participants.
  • Travel to various schools/organizations and facilitate educational activities with participants of all ages
  • Set up and tear down Assembly sets and Walk-Up Activities, including lifting and carrying supply bins, loading/unloading set pieces and supply bins from KSC vans, and setting up audio-visual components of programs.
  • Maintain inventory of supplies.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Senior Manager of Education.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • High school graduate or equivalent with some college coursework, college graduate preferred.
  • Experience in education, science, theater, acting, or related disciplines in an academic, professional, or volunteer capacity.
  • Experience working with kindergarten through high school students (K-12) 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.
  • Hold and maintain a valid driver’s license and able to drive throughout Kentucky and Southern Indiana.
  • Able to lift up to 50 pounds and perform physical duties such as lifting, reaching, pulling, and pushing.
  • Able to stand and walk for long periods of time.
  • Able to travel and work some evenings and weekends including overnight stays.
  • Availability includes at least 2 full weekdays (available all day), 3 preferred.
  • Willing and able to commit to at least 9 months of employment in this position.
  • Pass a criminal background check.

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TITLE: Educator I (Part-time)

PAY RANGE: Starting at $15/hour

REPORTS TO: Senior Manager of Education

SUMMARY: The Educator position is responsible for facilitation of programs and experiences both within Kentucky Science Center  and beyond the flagship facility into the community.  Educators are responsible for engaging all ages in a variety of program settings. An Educator ensures the “Do Science” philosophy of our organization is accessible to all they encounters. The ideal candidate is motivated, outgoing, and flexible with creative interactions through informal teaching and customer service skills to provide an exceptional visitor experience to visitors of all ages.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Facilitate educational programs and experiences including exhibit facilitation, demonstrations, walk-up activities, classes, birthdays, scouts and other specialized programming as assigned.
  • Facilitate educational programming such as during school, afterschool, and other evening programs in our offsite or outreach capacity to schools or organizations.
  • Facilitate hands- on activities and promote critical thinking on a diverse array of topics.
  • Staging and restaging interactive exhibit areas to create engaging and inviting spaces for learning. This may include monitoring program supplies and exhibit components to ensure all programming spaces are “visitor ready” on a daily basis.
  • Participate in educator training sessions and attend regular team meetings.
  • Able to contribute to a positive work environment that fosters collaboration, teamwork and creativity.
  • Present educational activities at special events, media/marketing promotions, member events or community events.
  • Practice safety and emergency policies and procedures. Maintain a clean and safe environment for program participants in all Science Center classrooms, labs and storage areas in cooperation with other team members.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Actively enrolled in a 2 or 4 year college for either science, education, liberal arts, management or related field and or 1-2 years experience, in some capacity, involving direct public interface on a regular basis.
  • Excellent communication and public interaction skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationship with others.
  • Satisfactory work record in education field such as youth programs, volunteer or similar community engagement field.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule that routinely includes weekends and evening hours.
  • Ability to ensure proper use of science equipment, multimedia, technology and safety procedures, after receiving proper training.
  • Ability to develop effective programs to engage participants of diverse needs and skills.
  • A commitment to Kentucky Science Center’s mission, vision, and values.

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Benefits

Positions offer:

  • Casual dress code
  • Professional development
  • Dual membership to Kentucky Science Center and Louisville Zoo with associated member benefits
  • Free downtown parking
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Discounts on tickets, programs, birthday parties and camps
  • Discounts at Subway, in our gift shop, and at participating local vendors

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.

Hiring Process

Kentucky Science Center celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and guests. All employment decisions are based on qualifications, potential, merit, and business need.

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