Careers - Kentucky Science Center

Careers

Careers

We believe that science matters to the workforce.

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

We believe that science matters to society.

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

We believe that science matters to families and individuals.

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

Do you believe Science Matters? Come work with us.

To apply to any of our open positions, fill out an application here:

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Or email your resume and cover letter to: kscresume@louisvilleky.gov

Resumes can also be submitted in person or via mail at the following address:

Kentucky Science Center
ATTN: Human Resources
727 W Main Street
Louisville, KY 40202

Open Positions

Offsite Program Educator – Part Time

Reports to: Senior Manager of Fee-Based and Partnership Initiatives

Summary: The Offsite Program Educator engages visitors of all ages in educational and entertaining offsite programming.

Duties: 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 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.

Requirements: College graduate with emphasis in education, science or other related discipline. Working experience with Kindergarten through High School students (K-HS).

Schedule: Able to travel and work evenings/weekends including overnight stays

Part-Time Educator

Reports to: Director; Education & Experience

Summary: The Educator position is responsible for presenting educational programs, classes, and activities to visitors. This can mean interacting with guests in the Science Center’s exhibits, presenting demos, or facilitating outreach programs to area schools.

Duties: Presenting educational programs; monitoring and maintaining exhibit condition

Requirements: Experience dealing with the public; presentation and public speaking skills

Schedule: Flexible, may include nights and weekends

Part-Time Education Apprentice

Reports to: Chief Program Officer

Summary: This position is responsible for onsite support on the exhibit floors including, but not limited to customer service, restaging exhibits, assisting with prep of shows, programs, and demos; and answering questions related to exhibits and programming. The Floor Apprentice will participate weekly in a series of training modules facilitated by the Education floor staff in order to train on exhibit and floor facilitation.

Duties: Assist with preparation and implementation of educational programs, demonstrations, and shows as assigned, primarily in exhibit halls and associated program spaces as needed. Assist visitors in the exhibits with way-finding and interpreting exhibit components. Participate in the training and coaching of exhibit and education volunteers, both adult and youth. Participate in all educator training and skill development sessions and team meetings.

Requirements: Obtained or working towards high school diploma or GED. One of two years post high school education preferred.

Schedule: Flexible, may include nights and weekends

 

Benefits

All positions offer:

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

Full-time positions offer:

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

Non-Discrimination Statement

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

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