Careers - Kentucky Science Center
Kentucky Science Center is open 7 days a week, 9:30 am-5 pm. Advance tickets are recommended. Masks are required for all guests over age 2.

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.

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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Available Positions

TITLE: Offsite Programs Coordinator

REPORTS TO: Manager of Partner and Program Strategy

SUMMARY: The Offsite Programs Coordinator is responsible for maintaining and coordinating all offsite fee-based education programs. Under the strategic direction of the Manager of Partner and Program Strategy, the Coordinator will directly oversee operational and programmatic aspects of Science Travels to You programs, camps, partnerships, and outreaches. They will ensure that these experiences are responsive to and reflective of the both the needs of our community and the overall strategic plan of the Kentucky Science Center. With the help of the Manager of Partner and Program Strategy they will coordinate all offsite programs to ensure that the best practices of informal learning are incorporated into their design and development. The Coordinator will also ensure Science Travels to You reservations and partner interactions are professional and organized.

AREAS OF CONCENTRATION:

  • Science Travels to You program oversight and development (60%)
  • Leading and performing Science Travels to You Programs (40%)

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coordinate the development, testing and implementation of all Science Travels to You programs while making effective use of institutional resources to create and deliver innovative and creative programs of the highest quality directly aligned with the strategic plan of the KSC. May act as substitute instructor when necessary.
  • Develop and create Science Travels to You content and curriculum.
  • Record and report program attendance records and program narratives to all necessary staff.
  • Work in conjunction with the Assembly Program Coordinator to systematize and implement Kentucky Science Center Assembly based offsite programs. Including contacting schools, implementing trainings, communicating with internal staff, and acting as a back-up presenter as needed.
  • Actively travel for steady duration in the summer months with camp programming, ongoing travel on evenings/weekends for other offsite programming and other as needed visits (training, venue checks, partner relations).
  • Document all supply and travel expenditures for offsite programs and reports data monthly to Manager of Partner and Program Strategy. Maintains supply preparation and inventory for a traveling program.
  • With support from the Manager of Partner and Program Strategy, develop and maintain yearly and monthly budget tracking and objectives.
  • Communicate with partners and contacts to ensure clean and safe programming environments at offsite locations.
  • Work with the VE Administrative Coordination and the Reservation and Logistics Coordinator to schedule educators/volunteers to work all fee-based offsite programs.
  • With support from the Manager of Partner and Program Strategy, implement trainings for KSC educators and volunteers as well as offsite volunteers/staff (Non-KSC staff) for offsite programs and camps.
  • Work with Visitor Services staff and Reservation and Logistics Coordinator to supervise and update program reservations and contact/ partner communications.
  • Work with Camps and Family Programs Coordinator and Education Coordinator to ensure program quality that aligns with Onsite Programs.
  • Serve as a Manager on Duty.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE:

  • Ability to act with tact and diplomacy, dealing effectively with public, media and vendors.
  • Ability to learn quickly, adapt to changing situations and react calmly under pressure.
  • Understanding of basic educational practices and basic scientific principles.
  • Understanding of the Science Center’s mission and objectives.
  • Ability to participate as a team member with all Science Center staff.
  • Out of the box thinker relative to program content, design, and partner collaboration.
  • Ability to evaluate and improve program offerings to maintain strategic growth.
  • 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.
  • Ability to plan, delegate and supervise the work of others.
  • Awareness and understanding of child and adolescent development and the needs of diverse audiences.
  • Ability to develop effective programs to engage participants of differing ages, experience, and economic levels.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • BA or BS degree in science, education, liberal arts, recreation, management, or related experience.
  • Satisfactory part-time or full- time work record in youth programs, camps, volunteer, or another related program.
  • Demonstrated experience in program design, implementation, and facilitation.
  • Excellent communication and public interaction skills.
  • Experience with program leadership and supervision of part-time and or volunteer staff.
  • Minimum two-year experience in program coordination or evaluation/assessment.
  • Ability to stand/walk for long periods of time.
  • Must be able to travel and work evenings and weekends.
  • Must pass a criminal background check.
  • Must maintain a valid driver’s license and provide your own reliable transportation.

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.

 

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:

  • Must be 18 years of age
  • College graduate is preferred with emphasis in education, science or other related discipline.
  • 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.

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

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

 


 

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

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

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