Open Daily:
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Current Time:
12:24 PM
Directions:
727 W Main Street
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 561-6100
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Kentucky Science Center is open 7 days a week from 9:30AM – 5:00PM. Tickets can be purchased online.

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?

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

Available Positions:

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Available Positions

TITLE: Assembly Programs Coordinator (Full-time)

PAY: $40,000 annually

REPORTS TO: Manager of Offsite Programs

SUMMARY: Kentucky Science Center’s Assembly Programs offer engaging science education programming in local elementary schools, community events and outreaches throughout Kentucky and southern Indiana. Science Center seeks an energetic, self-motivated, enthusiastic individual with dynamic presentation and relationship-building skills to maximize both programs’ potential to reach children and families across the region.  Specific duties include learning, understanding, training, and facilitating Assembly Program experiences, traveling to and from program sites, maintaining equipment, and advocating statewide for this program. As a result, the successful candidate will build capacity in areas such as leadership and supervision, teamwork, teambuilding, as well as technical skills from developing objectives and budgets to program development, communication, and facilitation techniques.  The Assembly Programs Coordinator will be required to drive distances across the multi-state area and have a valid driver’s license. This role will also work with our School Programs Coordinator to help coordinate any virtual learning experiences to both schools and individuals through hands on science activities and lessons online.

AREAS OF CONCENTRATION:

  • Performing and leading programs – 50%
  • Program communications and logistics – 30%
  • Educator training and team building – 15%
  • Evaluation and analysis – 5%

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Engages with the public in a positive and friendly manner, communicates directly with program clients, participants, and volunteers; maintains an open line of communication and follow up with clients to maintain long-term relationships
  • Is primary contact for schools and other organizations vis-à-vis the traveling Assembly Programs and Digital Learning Programs prior, during, and after the program include continuous program evaluation.
  • Work with the Reservation and Logistics Coordinator on program information, reservation/booking process for teachers and other program clients.
  • Coordinate and facilitate the detailed logistics and implementation of Assembly Programs and Digital Learning Programs in cooperation with the departments of Visitor Experience, Facilities and Operations, and Marketing.
  • Ability to lead demonstrations to large audiences of 500-700 and to teach a range of programs for schools, youth groups, and adults.
  • Maintains program supplies and vehicles, including those housed in the offsite storage unit, in a clean and safe working environment, in cooperation with other Visitor Experience staff.
  • Facilitate, train and coordinate any of the digital program offerings and experiences along with other team members.
  • Establish implemented documentation plan for Assembly/ Digital Learning Programs such as annual budget, monthly expenses, sponsorship and grant criteria, attendance tracking, mileages, receipt tracking, and any additional information that is deemed necessary.
  • Research, develop, and maintain positive relationships with communities in the multi-state area to establish market for Assembly Programs and the Science Center. Work with Visitor Experience, Marketing, and Philanthropy teams to create a strategic plan of action to increase programs awareness, secure sponsors, and build relationships among target markets, increasing bookings throughout these regions.
  • Facilitate training manual and procedures integrating Science Center mission and methods for Assembly and Digital Learning Programs; train and evaluate Educators to ensure excellent program quality and performance.
  • Support Visitor Experience team with integration into programs and experiences and other needs of the Visitor Experience team.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Manager of Offsite Programs and Visitor Experience department.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Extraordinary problem solving and leadership skills, exercise good judgment, the ability to be self-directed, organized, excellent customer service, dynamic presentation skills, accurate and detail oriented, with the ability to handle a fast-paced environment in a friendly and professional manner.
  • Bachelor’s degree in education, science, or related experience.
  • Able to lift up to 50 pounds and perform the physical duties such as lifting, reaching, pulling/pushing.
  • Able to travel and work evenings/weekends.
  • Ability to stand/walk for long periods of time.
  • Valid Driver’s license with clean driving record.
  • Must pass a criminal background check.
  • Ability to work effectively with people of different ages, experiences, and economic levels.
  • Ability to troubleshoot- spot potential problems before they arise.
  • Ability to learn quickly, adapt to changing situations, and react calmly under pressure.
  • Ability to work creatively and collaboratively with limited resources; effective problem-solver.
  • 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 during training and demonstrations.
  • Ability to speak clearly and present ideas effectively.

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TITLE: Floor Programs Coordinator (Full-time)

PAY: $40,000 annually

REPORTS TO: Manager of Visitor Engagement

SUMMARY: This position is responsible for day-to-day coordination and supervision of floor staff to ensure visitors encounter quality, consistent, engaging, and entertaining experiences, and exhibits. The Floor Coordinator provides structure, coaching and position clarity for Education team members that focus on delivering visitor engagement of the highest quality. The Coordinator will effectively respond to changes in schedule of all education team members and volunteers when applicable. Kentucky Science Center seeks a candidate that can connect to our team in many areas, demonstrate effective leadership and be an efficient and organized multi-tasker who can manage operation of multiple experiences such as daily floor experiences.

AREAS OF CONCENTRATION:

  • Education staff and volunteer coordination, supervision, and support – 50%
  • Providing pre-designed training programs for staff including onboarding, demos, and walkups – 25%
  • Floor programming logistics and coordination – 15%
  • Evaluation and observation – 10%

RESPONSIBILITIES:

DAILY TEAM COORDINATION AND SUPERVISION

  • Provide daily schedules for floor staff and help ensure that Maker Place is open, Demos are performed, Walkups are open, and the floor is inviting and welcoming.
  • Respond to call-ins, staffing changes, scheduling changes, and unexpected events on the floor in a way that supports the daily staff as well as the visitor experience.
  • Ensure that safety protocols are consistently followed for storage and use of Education supplies.
  • Reinforce and support a training model for visitor facilitation and methodology training that can be scaled into larger education department operation as well as institution wide opportunities.
  • Work closely with VE Scheduling, Camps, and Onsite Programs to ensure that those programs are getting the support they need from floor staff.

PROGRAM FACILITATION AND OVERSIGHT

  • Provide support for daily floor experience for all visitors, ensuring quality and safety in all floor experience education programs and activities. This includes all Education team interactions with visitors, walk-up activities, and public demonstrations.
  • Work with scheduled staff members to do ongoing training, professional development, and provide opportunities for professional growth of Education team members assigned to floor experience. Assist Manager of Visitor Engagement with oversight of entire part-time Educator team.
  • Contribute to project and planning teams whenever public programs are a component of such projects, such as the annual lineup of Adult Series programs, and partner-focused Science Celebrations.
  • Responsible for maintenance of visitor experience programming using best practices in the discipline integrated with Science Center’s mission to deliver safe, energetic, and fun activities for life-long learners and their families.

EVALUATION AND OBSERVATION

  • Implement quality control initiatives to ensure consistency in visitor interaction and effectiveness of Education staff, volunteer, and docent training. This includes utilizing an established matrix for evaluation of all visitor engagement experiences and of Education Staff and Volunteers.
  • Represent and act as a daily constant for Kentucky Science Center’s scheduled floor staff.
  • Support Visitor Experience team with integration into programs and experiences and other needs of the Visitor Experience team.
  • Other duties as assigned

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Understanding of Science Center’s mission, purpose and strategic plan.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills; presentation, facilitation, interpretation and public speaking.
  • Must be able to demonstrate effective leadership, team collaboration and coaching skills over a diverse team.
  • Able to provide proper direction for team-tasks and projects; assess, monitor and review progress and accuracy of work completed
  • Ability to organize and assist with program development, fabrication and facilitation.
  • Ability to act with tact and diplomacy, dealing effectively with outside community partners as well as internally with Kentucky Science Center staff.
  • Ability to motivate and dynamically communicate with diverse audiences using excellent public speaking skills.
  • Ability to employ functional leadership and management skills with a large and diverse team.
  • Ability to write clearly in communication with staff and public.
  • Ability to work effectively with people of different ages, experiences, and economic levels.
  • Ability to troubleshoot- spot potential problems before they arise.
  • Ability to work creatively and collaboratively with limited resources; effective problem-solver.
  • Ability to work nights and weekends.

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TITLE: Visitor Services Representative (Part-time)

PAY: $14 per hour

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, gift shop, theater, concessions, lunchroom, information-sharing, and phone reservations.

AREAS OF CONCENTRATION: 

  • Front line: ticket sales and guest information – 70%
  • Front line: Cleaning, organizing, and stocking – 10%
  • Front line: Phone sales and inquiries – 20%

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.
  • Welcome reserved groups into the lunchroom, facilitate lunchtimes and groups, and clean lunchroom area.
  • Welcome guests to the theater in a pleasant manner while taking tickets. Greet visitors, schools, and groups at theater entrance to provide instructions and to assist in seating.
  • Make clear, professional public address announcements.
  • Monitor theater during shows when needed to assist guests with their needs and minimize disturbances. Also report any technical problems to projection booth.
  • Maintain high level of theater 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.
  • 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.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned.

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 day a week operation.
  • 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: Onsite Camp Behavior and Inclusion Lead (Seasonal part-time)

PAY: Starting at $18/hour

REPORTS TO: Manager of Camps and Family Programs

SUMMARY: The Kentucky Science Center is seeking a seasonal Onsite Camp Behavior & Inclusion Lead for our Summer 2023 School’s Out Science Camp program. As a Camp Behavior & Inclusion Lead you will play a vital role in the day-to-day management of camp.  As a Camp Behavior & Inclusion Lead you will work closely with the Manager of Camps & Family Programs & Camps and Family Programs Coordinator to ensure the daily coordination of the School’s Out Science Camp program. The Camp Behavior and Inclusion Specialist is responsible for monitoring the emotional wellbeing of all campers. This person will act as a resource for staff when challenges arise at camp that they need assistance handling. This role facilitates extra 1 on 1 care throughout the day for a caseload of campers. You will also assist in crisis management as needed.

AREAS OF CONCENTRATION: 

  • Front Line: interacting with campers/ensuring camper physical and emotional safety (50%)
  • Front Line: communicating with camp parents (30%)
  • Preparation/Evaluation: Day-to-day logistics of camp management, evaluation, and data analysis (20%)

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Collaborate with the Manager of Camps and Family Programs and the Camps and Family Programs Coordinator for the management of all onsite camp operations including, but not limited to, check-in/check-out, daily camp schedule implementation, etc.
  • Promote positive and proactive behavior management among campers and staff
  • Assist with the organization/preparation of and participation in camp activities
  • Guide campers in their personal growth and skill development
  • Collaborate with all camp staff members to help cultivate a positive camp culture.
  • Manage day-to-day logistics such as check in, check out, rosters, camper information.
  • Be a point person for the health and safety of campers by evaluating and treating minor incidents, contacting parents if needed, maintaining updated health records for staff and campers, and stocking of first aid kits.
  • Assist Teachers and Counselors on day-to-day camp logistics and procedure and support to staff in orientation and training.
  • Provide support to teachers and counselors in preparation and for the duration of summer camp programming.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be available to work a full-day camp setting, five 8-hour days (varying shift times between 7 AM-5 PM) a week from May 8-August 4, 2023
  • It is preferred that the Camp Behavior & Inclusion Lead commit to all 10 weeks of camp and commit to a FULL WEEK of work (Mon-Fri).
  • If selected, Camp Behavior & Inclusion Lead is required to attend a 2 days of orientation May 20 & May 21, 2023
  • It is preferred that the applicant be in pursuit of a degree or has significant related experience in the fields of social work or psychology.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Previous experience working with elementary-age children in an informal setting is preferred.
  • Excellent communication and organization skills with an enthusiastic and flexible attitude.
  • Must have the ability to work in a physically fast paced environment that includes navigating multiple floors of exhibit spaces and manipulating a variety of supplies throughout the shift.
  • Must pass a criminal background check.
  • Commitment to advancing Kentucky Science Center’s anti-racist and anti-white supremacist values
  • Compliance with Kentucky Science Center Code of Conduct.
  • Kentucky Science Center does not tolerate harassment of our Team Members, volunteers, or guests in any form. Examples of harassment include:
  • Language, symbols, speech, gestures, or behaviors that harm people of color (including Black, Brown, and Indigenous people), members of the LGBTQ+ community, or any other protected class
  • Intimidation or threats
  • Inappropriate or unwanted physical contact
  • Bullying or stalking
  • Other abusive or unruly behaviors
  • Must have an enthusiasm for working with children, with the ability to adapt to changing situations and react calmly under pressure.
  • Applicant must be comfortable communicating with parents daily.
  • Ability to motivate and inspire others, especially children of all ages.
  • For a full description of camp topics, click here.

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TITLE: Onsite Camp Counselor (Seasonal Part-time)

PAY: Starting at $15/hour

REPORTS TO: Manager of Camps and Family Programs

SUMMARY: The Kentucky Science Center is seeking seasonal Camp Counselors for our Summer 2023 School’s Out Science Camp program. As a Camp Counselor you will 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 field trips. You will assist Teachers with implementing activities, help maintain a safe classroom, and work closely with children of all ages. We are seeking patient, dependable, high energy individuals with an enthusiastic “Do Science” attitude.

AREAS OF CONCENTRATION: 

  • Front Line: Assisting Camp Teachers with science-based activities and maintaining a positive classroom (50%)
  • Front Line: Engaging with campers and helping to maintain camper safety within Kentucky Science Center exhibits (30%)
  • Front Line: Communicating with camp parents (20%)

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Help Camp Teachers provide a safe instructional environment 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 informing Camp Staff Leads of any incidents.
  • Assist with registration and other daily duties per Camp Staff Leads.
  • Assist with pulling supplies and preparation of classrooms.
  • Communicate with parents, visitors, and non-camp staff.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be available to work a full-day camp setting, five days a week. Weekdays: 7:50-4:20 or 8:30-5:00, May 29 – August 4, 2023
  • Counselors 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 Counselors are required to attend orientation May 20 & May 21, 2023.
  • At least 18 years of age.
  • Working experience with pre-school, elementary, or middle school age children, preferably in a recreational setting.
  • Excellent communication and organization skills with an enthusiastic and flexible attitude
  • Must have the ability to work in a physically fast paced environment that includes navigating multiple floors of exhibit spaces and manipulating a variety of supplies throughout the shift.
  • Must pass a criminal background check.
  • Commitment to advancing Kentucky Science Center’s anti-racist and anti-white supremacist values
  • Compliance with Kentucky Science Center Code of Conduct.
  • Kentucky Science Center does not tolerate harassment of our Team Members, volunteers, or guests in any form. Examples of harassment include:
  • Language, symbols, speech, gestures, or behaviors that harm people of color (including Black, Brown, and Indigenous people), members of the LGBTQ+ community, or any other protected class
  • Intimidation or threats
  • Inappropriate or unwanted physical contact
  • Bullying or stalking
  • Other abusive or unruly behaviors
  • Must have an enthusiasm for working with children with the ability to adapt to changing situation and react calmly under pressure.
  • Applicant must be comfortable communicating with parents on a daily basis.
  • Ability to motivate and inspire others, especially children of all ages.
  • For a full description of camp topics, click here.

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TITLE: Onsite Camp Lead (Seasonal Part-time)

PAY: Starting at $18/hour

REPORTS TO: Manager of Camps and Family Programs

SUMMARY: Kentucky Science Center is seeking a seasonal Onsite Camp Lead for our Summer 2023 School’s Out Science Camp program. As a Camp Lead you will play a vital role in the day-to-day management of camp.  As a Camp Lead you will work closely with the Manager of Camps and Family Programs and the Camps and Family Programs Coordinator to ensure the daily coordination of the School’s Out Science Camp program. This will include attaining knowledge of the camp policies and procedures, Kentucky Science Center exhibits, and supply locations.  Additionally, you will work closely with all Camp Teachers and Counselors each day to manage our high caliber camp/operations.

AREAS OF CONCENTRATION: 

  • Preparation and Evaluation: Day-to-day logistics for camp management, supply management, evaluation, and data analysis (50%)
  • Front Line: Interacting with campers and ensuring camper safety (30%)
  • Front Line: Communicating with camp parents (20%)

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Collaborate with the Manager of Camps and Family Programs and the Camps and Family Programs Coordinator for the management of all onsite camp operations including, but not limited to, check-in/check-out, daily camp schedule implementation, supply management, purchasing, demonstrations, etc.
  • Manage day-to-day logistics such as check in, check out, rosters, camper information.
  • Be a point person for the health and safety of campers by evaluating and treating minor incidents, contacting parents if needed, maintaining updated health records for staff and campers, and stocking of first aid kits.
  • Assist Teachers and Counselors on day-to-day camp logistics and procedure and support to staff in orientation and training.
  • Provide support to teachers and counselors in preparation and for the duration of summer camp programming.
  • Work in coordination of special requests with other Science Center staff and external partner relationships.
  • Supervising campers during lunch.
  • Maintain and review camp evaluations and make staffing or curriculum adjustments based on evaluations.
  • Update data tracking logs and collaborate with the Manager of Camps and Family Programs to make data-based adjustments as necessary.
  • Collaborate with all camp staff members to help cultivate a positive camp culture.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be available to work a full-day camp setting, five 8-hour days (varying shift times between 7 AM-5 PM) a week from May 8-August 4, 2023
  • It is preferred that the Camp Lead commit to all 10 weeks of camp and commit to a FULL WEEK of work (Mon-Fri).
  • If selected, Camp Lead is required to attend a 2 days of orientation May 20 & May 21, 2023
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Previous experience working with elementary-age children in an informal setting with experience in program development and/or daily logistics management preferred.
  • Excellent communication and organization skills with an enthusiastic and flexible attitude.
  • Must have the ability to work in a physically fast paced environment that includes navigating multiple floors of exhibit spaces and manipulating a variety of supplies throughout the shift.
  • Must pass a criminal background check.
  • Commitment to advancing Kentucky Science Center’s anti-racist and anti-white supremacist values
  • Compliance with Kentucky Science Center Code of Conduct.
  • Kentucky Science Center does not tolerate harassment of our Team Members, volunteers, or guests in any form. Examples of harassment include:
  • Language, symbols, speech, gestures, or behaviors that harm people of color (including Black, Brown, and Indigenous people), members of the LGBTQ+ community, or any other protected class
  • Intimidation or threats
  • Inappropriate or unwanted physical contact
  • Bullying or stalking
  • Other abusive or unruly behaviors
  • Must have an enthusiasm for working with children, with the ability to adapt to changing situations and react calmly under pressure.
  • Applicant must be comfortable communicating with parents daily.
  • 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, click here.

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TITLE: Onsite Camp Teacher (Seasonal Part-time)

PAY: Starting at $18/hour

REPORTS TO: Manager of Camps and Family Programs

SUMMARY: Kentucky Science Center is seeking seasonal Camp Teachers with an enthusiasm to “Do Science” for our Summer 2023 School’s Out Science Camp program. As a Camp Teacher you will ensure that campers experience an engaging 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 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.
  • Maintain a safe and fun learning environment while in and outside of the classroom.
  • Modeling best engineering practices in exhibits, field trip opportunities, and any partnerships.
  • Foster an inclusive classroom environment for all campers, staff, and volunteers.
  • Deliver/adapt activities for campers with a spectrum of ability levels.
  • Manage classroom materials throughout the week.
  • Preparation 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.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be available to work a full-day camp setting, five days a week. Camp Hours: Weekdays: 7:30 AM-5:00 PM, May 29-August 4, 2023.
  • 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 20 & May 21, 2023.
  • College Graduate or pursuing a degree with emphasis in education or other science related discipline and/or prior related camp/teaching experience.
  • Working experience with Pre-K through middle school students (Pre K-8).
  • Excellent communication and organization skills with an enthusiastic and flexible attitude.
  • Must have the ability to work in a physically fast paced environment that includes navigating multiple floors of exhibit spaces and manipulating a variety of supplies throughout the shift.
  • Must pass a criminal background check.
  • Commitment to advancing Kentucky Science Center’s anti-racist and anti-white supremacist values
  • Compliance with Kentucky Science Center Code of Conduct.
  • Kentucky Science Center does not tolerate harassment of our Team Members, volunteers, or guests in any form. Examples of harassment include:
  • Language, symbols, speech, gestures, or behaviors that harm people of color (including Black, Brown, and Indigenous people), members of the LGBTQ+ community, or any other protected class
  • Intimidation or threats
  • Inappropriate or unwanted physical contact
  • Bullying or stalking
  • Other abusive or unruly behaviors
  • Must 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.
  • 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, click here.

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TITLE: Onsite Camp Technology Teacher (Seasonal Part-time)

PAY: Starting at $18/hour

REPORTS TO: Manager of Camps and Family Programs

SUMMARY: Kentucky Science Center is seeking seasonal Camp Technology Teachers with an enthusiasm to “Do Science” utilizing technology for our Summer 2023 School’s Out Science Camp program. As a Camp Technology Teacher, you will have a focus on teaching our Summer Camp themes that are specific to technology, including but not limited to: Minecraft™, Roblox™, coding, and robotics camps. As a Camp Technology Teacher, you will ensure that campers experience an engaging 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. 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 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.
  • Maintain a safe and fun learning environment while in and outside of the classroom.
  • Modeling best engineering practices in exhibits, field trip opportunities, and any partnerships.
  • Foster an inclusive classroom environment for all campers, staff, and volunteers.
  • Deliver/adapt activities for campers with a spectrum of ability levels.
  • Manage classroom materials throughout the week.
  • Preparation 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.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be available to work a full-day camp setting, five days a week. Camp Hours: Weekdays: 7:30 AM-5:00 PM, May 29-August 4, 2023.
  • 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 20 & May 21, 2023.
  • College Graduate or pursuing a degree with emphasis in education or other science related discipline and/or prior related camp/teaching experience.
  • Passion for working with and teaching others how to utilize technology including but not limited to experience with: coding, robotics, Minecraft™, and Roblox™
  • Working experience with Pre-K through middle school students (Pre K-8).
  • Excellent communication and organization skills with an enthusiastic and flexible attitude.
  • Must have the ability to work in a physically fast paced environment that includes navigating multiple floors of exhibit spaces and manipulating a variety of supplies throughout the shift.
  • Must pass a criminal background check.
  • Commitment to advancing Kentucky Science Center’s anti-racist and anti-white supremacist values
  • Compliance with Kentucky Science Center Code of Conduct.
  • Kentucky Science Center does not tolerate harassment of our Team Members, volunteers, or guests in any form. Examples of harassment include:
  • Language, symbols, speech, gestures, or behaviors that harm people of color (including Black, Brown, and Indigenous people), members of the LGBTQ+ community, or any other protected class
  • Intimidation or threats
  • Inappropriate or unwanted physical contact
  • Bullying or stalking
  • Other abusive or unruly behaviors
  • Must 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.
  • 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, click here.

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TITLE: Offsite Camp Program Assistant (Seasonal Part-time)

PAY: Starting at $15.50/hour

REPORTS TO: Manager of Partner and Program Strategy

SUMMARY: Kentucky Science Center is seeking a seasonal Offsite Camp Program Assistant for our summer 2023 Offsite School’s Out Science Camp program. The Camp Assistant will play a vital role in the day to day management and implementation of offsite camp.  The Camp Assistant will work closely with the Offsite Programs Coordinator and Manager of Partner and Program Strategy to ensure the daily coordination of the Offsite School’s Out Science Camp program. This will include traveling to offsite camps, attaining knowledge of the offsite camp policies and procedures, communicating with parents in an offsite setting, preparation of offsite camps and facilitation of offsite camps.

AREAS OF CONCENTRATION:

  • Front Line – Offsite Camp preparations (30%)
  • Front Line – Offsite Camp site management (40%)
  • Front Line – Offsite Camp program lead (30%)

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Travel to offsite camp locations to represent Kentucky Science Center, manage logistics and procedures, and act as site contact liaison.
  • Assist in training Teachers and Counselors on day-to-day camp logistics and procedure and support staff in orientation and training.
  • Provide support to teachers, counselors, and supply assistants in preparation and leading of offsite summer camp programming.
  • Collaborate with the Offsite Programs Coordinator to coordination offsite camp programming including check-in/check-out, daily camp schedules, demonstrations, etc.
  • Be a point person for health and safety of the campers by evaluating and treating minor incidents, maintaining update health records for staff and campers, and stocking of first aid kits.
  • Be a point person for behavioral management of campers.
  • Communicate with parents before, during, and after camp.
  • Supervising campers during lunch.
  • Maintain and review camp evaluations.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Previous experience working with elementary-age children in an informal setting.
  • Must be available to work a full-day camp setting, 5, 8-hour days a week.
  • Excellent communication and organization skills.
  • Enthusiastic and flexible attitude.
  • Experience in program development preferred.
  • Must have the ability to work in a physically fast paced environment that includes navigating multiple floors of exhibit spaces and manipulating a variety of supplies throughout the shift.
  • Must pass a criminal background check.
  • Preferred to be available to help with camp prep starting May 16, 2023.
  • It is preferred that the Offsite Camp Program Assistant commit to at least 9 weeks of camp and commit to a FULL WEEK of work (Mon-Fri).
  • If selected, Offsite Camp Program Assistant is required to attend two full days of orientation.
  • Ability to work comfortably with the public of all ages and backgrounds.
  • Ability to travel and stay out of Jefferson County, Kentucky for at least 5 days at a time.
  • 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.
  • Applicant must be comfortable communicating with parents on a daily basis.
  • 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.
  • Ability to present to small land large groups of people.
  • Commitment to advancing Kentucky Science Center’s anti-racist and anti-white supremacist 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