Careers - Kentucky Science Center
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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.

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TITLE: Early Childhood Education Coordinator (Full-time)

PAY RANGE: $35,000-40,000 per year (non-exempt, 40 hours/week)

REPORTS TO: Senior Manager of Education

SUMMARY: One of Kentucky Science Center’s many initiatives is to broaden early childhood education through our flagship Science in Play exhibit, traveling Science in Play 2Go exhibits and our many early childhood education programs to schools, families and children throughout Kentucky and southern Indiana.  Kentucky Science Center seeks a candidate that can connect to our early childhood audience in many areas, demonstrate effective program leadership and be an efficient and organized multi-tasker who can coordinate operation of multiple experiences. Primary responsibilities are overseeing Science in Play and multiple Science in Play2Go traveling exhibit experiences. Additional duties include development of early childhood programs, exhibit interactives and training.

AREAS OF CONCENTRATION:   

  • Science in Play and Science in Play 2Go exhibit experience oversight (65%)
  • Development of Early Childhood experiences for integration into programming (20%)
  • Staff and/or Teacher training (15%)

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coordinate the multi-component exhibit experiences for Science in Play exhibit at the flagship facility.
  • Coordinate all administrative functions and tasks for the Science in Play 2Go traveling exhibits to ensure efficient implementation and operation.
  • Implement the monthly schedules to fulfill all necessary timelines for Science in Play, Science in Play2Go and any other program initiatives.
  • Travel frequently to each Science in Play2Go sites for planning, trainings, site support, routine inspection and facilitate relationship building within the community.
  • Responsible for development of early childhood programming using best practices in the discipline integrated with Science Center’s mission to deliver safe, energetic and fun activities for early learners and their families.
  • Deliver and implement early childhood programs to schools, groups, public audiences and special events both at the flagship facility and offsite.
  • Serve as a program lead to onsite Science in Play committee group.
  • Set up interviews for prospective Sip2Go staff members and directly oversee the hiring and recruitment process with host sites.
  • Facilitate the orientation of new Sip2Go staff and volunteers through onboarding and training.
  • Act as primary contact for maintaining consumables, necessary documentation and purchasing system, check in and monitor existing inventory for exhibit components.
  • Serve as a liaison and representative of Kentucky Science Center in developing ECE partner relationships onsite, offsite and with state early childhood committees.
  • Assist with market analysis of our regional hubs serviced by the education department to establish a cohesive picture of each hub based on income, programmatic needs, possible stakeholders and or partner opportunities.
  • Compile survey data of program participants and create or maintain a functional database to allow cross departments to better understand organizations initiatives.
  • Assist the organization with understanding Science in Play2Go locations through program leadership, partner connections and data tracking.
  • Interact with visitors of all ages in exhibits and at special events to better understand the flagship facility. May include programming shifts that will be occasionally scheduled to provide support on busy days or in the event of absences.
  • Willingness and ability to help with the different Visitor Experience programs as needed.
  • Serve as a Manager on Duty
  • Other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Minimum of two years of post-high school education in Early Childhood Education or related experience.
  • Credentials preferred: CDA, Kentucky Trainers Credential
  • Familiarity with Windows office suite including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Experience with working with young children and families.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule.
  • 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.

 


TITLE: Assembly and Digital Programs Coordinator (Full-time)

PAY RANGE: $35,000-40,000 per year (non-exempt, 40 hours/week)

REPORTS TO: Manager of Partner and Program Strategy

SUMMARY: Kentucky Science Center’s Traveling Assembly Programs offer engaging science education programming in local elementary schools, community events and outreaches throughout Kentucky and southern Indiana. Kentucky Science Center’s Digital Learning Programs offer a variety of virtual learning experiences to both schools and individuals through hands on science activities and lessons online. To coordinate both efforts, the 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 and Digital 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 and Digital Programs Coordinator will be required to drive distances across the multi-state area and have a valid driver’s license.

AREAS OF CONCENTRATION: 

  • Performing and leading programming (40%)
  • Partner communications and program logistics (30%)
  • Educator training and team building (30%)

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
  • Serves as the primary contact for schools and other organizations vis-à-vis the traveling Assembly Programs and Digital Learning Programs prior, during, and after the program.
  • 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 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.
  • 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. 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.
  • Perform program evaluation as assigned.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Manager of Partner and Program Strategy.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 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.
  • Working experience with kindergarten through middle school students (K-8).
  • 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.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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.
  • 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 in workshops or demonstrations.
  • Ability to speak clearly and present ideas effectively.

 


TITLE: Onsite Camp Counselor (Seasonal Part-time)

REPORTS TO: Camps and Family Programs Coordinator

SUMMARY: Kentucky Science Center is seeking seasonal Camp Counselors for our Summer 2022 School’s Out Science Camp program. As a Camp Counselor you will ensure that campers experience a stimulating and fun learning environment at Kentucky Science Center in the classroom, while in our exhibits, and on any field trips. You will assist 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.

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.
  • 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. Weekdays from May 27 – August 5, 2022. Schedules are either 7:50AM-4:20PM or 8:30AM-5:00PM.
  • 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 April 30 & May 1, 2022.
  • At least 18 years of age.
  • Must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or valid request of exemption submitted through Human Resources.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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; please visit kysciencecenter.org/camps

 


TITLE: Onsite Camp Lead (Seasonal Part-time)

REPORTS TO: Camps and Family Programs Coordinator

SUMMARY: Kentucky Science Center is seeking a seasonal Onsite Camp Lead for our Summer 2022 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 Camp 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:       

  • Behind the Scenes – Daily Camp Management including emphasis on Supply Management and Quality Experience Control (50%)
  • Front Line – Interacting with Campers/Ensuring Camper Safety (30%)
  • Front Line – Communicating with Camp Parents (20%)

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Collaborate with 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.
  • Supply management in terms of preparing, organizing, purchasing, and delivering supplies to classrooms for a minimum of 7 camps per week for a full 10-week summer camp program.
  • Manage day-to-day logistics such as check in, check out, rosters, camper information.
  • Be a point person for behavioral management of campers.
  • 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 Camps and Family Programs Coordinator to make data-based adjustments as necessary.
  • Work with teachers and counselors to enforce all COVID-19 safety protocols as given to you by the Kentucky Science Center to ensure the health and safety of campers and fellow staff members.
  • 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 per week (varying shift times between 7 AM-5 PM) from May 23-August 2, 2022
  • 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 April 30 & May 1, 2022
  • Must be at least 18 years of age and pursuing a degree in education or other science related discipline.
  • Must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or valid request of exemption submitted through Human Resources.
  • Previous experience working with elementary-age children in an informal setting with experience in program development preferred.
  • 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 situations and react calmly under pressure.
  • 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.
  • For a full description of camp topics, please see visit kysciencecenter.org/camps/

 


TITLE: Onsite Camp Teacher (Seasonal Part-time)

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 April 30 & May 1, 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/

 


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.

 


TITLE: Early Childhood Educator (Part-time)

REPORTS TO: Manager of Visitor Experience

SUMMARY: The Early Childhood Educator will engage visitors ages 0-8 and their caregivers in educational and entertaining programming. Educators will engage visitors in a variety of settings, but primarily in Kentucky Science Center’s first floor Science in Play galleries. This role also includes daily upkeep of the galleries and development of temporary displays and content. This role will work directly with education staff, volunteers, and department managers to demonstrate best practices in early childhood education.

AREAS OF CONCENTRATION:

  • In-gallery engagement, facilitation, and upkeep (75%)
  • Behind-the-scenes development (25%)

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Engage with the public and visitors in a positive and friendly manner to provide impactful experience through facilitation. Engagement should be directed at visitors aged 0-8 and their caregivers in service of the mission statement to inspire a lifetime of learning.
  • Develop and edit curriculum geared to early childhood audiences.
  • Demonstrate best early childhood focused practices and techniques for shadowing Educators.
  • Develop and regularly swap out programming supplies for exhibition spaces such as the Shapes & Stuff Store, Science Depot, and GrowZone for toddlers.
  • Facilitate and lead early childhood classes for schools, youth groups, and camps.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Education department leadership.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Previous experience with engaging pre-K through elementary age students is preferred.
  • Excellent communication, organization, and public interaction skills.
  • Enthusiastic and flexible attitude. Must be available to work some weekends.
  • Must be self-motivated, able to follow directions and work independently.
  • Must pass a criminal background check.

 


TITLE: Traveling Science Presenter (Part-time)

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.

 


TITLE: Offsite Program Educator (Part-time)

REPORTS TO: Manager of Partner and Program Strategy

SUMMARY: The Offsite Program Educator engages visitors of all ages in educational and entertaining offsite programming.  Educators will be expected to teach in a variety of settings that includes but is not limited to assemblies, outreaches, after school programs, mobile van based programs, demonstrations, digital learning programs and science expos. This role also includes maintenance and coordination of supplies, offsite logistics, volunteer training, customer service, set-up and/clean-up, and activity facilitation. This role requires traveling and may involve overnight stays.  This role will work directly with education staff, volunteers and department managers to ensure that the program participants have an engaging and educational experience.  The Offsite Program Educator is expected to represent Kentucky Science Center on the road.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Engages with the public and visitors in a positive and friendly manner to provide impactful experience through facilitation.
  • Ability to lead demonstrations to large scale audiences and to teach a broad range of programs for schools, youth groups and adults.
  • Follow and assist the detailed logistics and implementation of offsite programs including assembly programs, expos/ enrichments, and other outreaches in cooperation with other members of the Visitor Experience team.
  • Demonstrates effective communication skills with program contact for program set up /tear down logistics, handle program volunteers and other programming needs.
  • Follow and help maintain systems for organization, cleaning and safety of offsite program supplies and vehicles.
  • Facilitate, and at times, mediate digital learning programs for a variety of groups and students.
  • Follows implemented documentation plan established for offsite programs such as attendance tracking, mileages, receipt tracking and any additional information that is deemed necessary.
  • Will be required to work across the multi-state area.
  • Serve as an on-site educator when necessary and perform other duties as assigned by the Sr. Manager of Fee-Based and Partnership Initiatives.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • College graduate with emphasis in education, science or other related discipline
  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Working experience with Kindergarten through High School students (K-HS).
  • Excellent communication, organization and public interaction skills.
  • Enthusiastic and flexible attitude.
  • Must be self-motivated, able to follow directions and work independently.
  • 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 including overnight stays
  • Ability to stand/walk for long periods of time.
  • Must pass a criminal background check.
  • Valid driver’s license is a requirement for this position.
  • 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.
  • 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 in workshops or demonstrations.
  • Ability to speak clearly and present ideas effectively.

EFFORT: Must be able to see, hear, speak and operate motor vehicles.  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 up to 50 lbs..

WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is performed in a moderately loud environment.

 


Benefits

All 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 HR Manager at Cheryl.Horlander@louisvilleky.gov