Career Opportunities

Assistant Visitor Experience Manager

Primary responsibilities will be to supervise daily operations including staff, volunteers, and building operations.  In collaboration with the Visitor Experience Manager, the Assistant VEM will be on duty when the VEM is absent.  This position will also manage the gift shop.  The Assistant VEM will meet the requirements for the VE Staff position plus provide leadership for VE Staff in the manager's absence.  This position will be responsible for staff schedules and staff rotation schedules.  This person will be responsible for ordering, pricing, and recording of inventory, in addition to, recording all sales and receiving payments from the visitors (knowledge of point of sale) when the gift shop is open.  Provide an exciting retail environment to enhance sales.  Verify inventory and be accountable for all sales and inventory concerns.  Manage volunteer program under the supervision of the VEM.

 

Visitor Experience Staff

Primary responsibility is the visitor experience.  To insure the visitor has a positive experience while at the Discovery Center, staff will have a working knowledge of the exhibits and the science behind them.  This person needs good communication skills to share information with visitors and work with staff to ensure the galleries, labs, front desk and exhibits are ready for the visitor experience.  Daily acitivities will include, yet are not limited to, interacting with visitors, checking in groups, facilitating exhibits, maintaining the facility and assisting with special events.  Minimum age requirement is 18.  Pay rate is $7.65/hour. 

 

Temporary PreK Summer Workshop Educator

This position will work for 4 weeks during the summer, dates to be assigned specific to class being taught.  Classes will run 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  Monday-Thursday during the designated weeks.  The Educator will be paid for up to 30 hours per week of teaching, as well as up to 40 hours prior to start of classes for preparation time per workshop topic.  The Educator is charged with developing and facilitating one workshop taught 2 times on the following topics:

Going Buggy - June 8-11 & July 6-9

Ooey Gooey Science - June 22-25 & July 13-16 

 

Temporary Middle School Summer Workshop Educator

This position will work for 2 weeks during the summer, dates to be assigned specific to class being taught.  Classes will run 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Thursday during the designated weeks, with Friday serving as clean up/prep day.  The Educator will be paid for up to 40 hours per week of teaching, as well as up to 40 hours prior to start of class for preparation time.  The Educator is charged with developing and facilitating one workshop taught on the following topics:

Slice and Dice (dissection) - June 15-18

Chemistry Concoctions - July 27-30

 

Click here for the Application for Employment.  Please email applications to Christina Worth at cworth@discoverycenter.org or fax to 417-862-6898.