Employment Opportunities
Adventure Science Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Current Openings:

Internship Opportunities

Exhibit Operator

Guest Services Clerk

Science Sleepover Staff

Science Educator

IT System Technician

Technician II

 


Please send all employment inquiries, cover letters and resumes to:

Adventure Science Center
Director of Human Resources
800 Fort Negley Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37203

or email:
hr@adventuresci.org

or fax:
615-862-5178

No phone calls please.

 


 

Exhibit Operator (Part-time)

Position Description - Responsibilities and Requirements:
The Adventure Science Center is seeking an Exhibit Operator. This position requires being able to operate, harness participants, and explain the purpose, educational value, and the rules of both the Moonwalk simulator exhibit and the Extra Vehicular Activity simulator exhibit. You will be responsible for maintaining a safe, orderly, and educational atmosphere for all participants.

Requirements
Applicants must:

  • be 18 years or older
  • be able to stand and bend throughout the day 
  • work Saturday and Sunday, holidays, and have a flexible weekly schedule
  • be outgoing, friendly, enthusiastic, and dependable
  • have experience working in a positive manner with children, adolescence, and adults
  • have experience providing excellent and consistent customer service and be able to anticipate the visitor experience
  • be a team player by helping exhibit, planetarium, education and other staff when needed
  • be willing and curious to learn educational information to share with visitors
  • be able to excitedly and professionally communicate about programs and planetarium shows to visitors
  • fully dedicate and focus oneself on assigned duties and ensure policies and procedures are maintained
  • attend mandatory meetings and training sessions
  • be able to problem-solve issues confidently and effectively
  • be able to encourage visitors to return or become members
  • be able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • have a high school diploma or equivalent

Preferred, but not required:

  • experience using harnesses or belay system
  • experience in non-profit, children’s museum, and/or science center
  • CPR/First Aid certified
  • previous educator experience
  • experience working with a team

Physical Demands

  • standing and walking on the Museum floor for extended periods
  • some lifting of supplies

Job Type: Part-time (Up to 24 hours/week)

Compensation: $8.50/hour

Contact Information and Procedure:
Email, fax or send resume and cover letter to:

hr@adventuresci.com
fax: 615-862-5178
800 Fort Negley Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37203

(include "Exhibit Operator" in email Subject Line)

No phone calls, please.

 


Guest Services Clerk

POSITION OVERVIEW

Adventure Science Center is looking for guest services staff to provide ultimate customer service by promoting programs and events, selling tickets and memberships, and providing needed services to customers. Candidates should have a high school degree, be detailed-oriented, well-organized, experienced with cash and credit card transactions and computer sales operations, and have a pleasant and service-oriented demeanor. Part-time position, weekend, mostly day-time work. Great for college students.

To Apply:

Email: hr@adventuresci.org
Fax: 615-862-5178
or Mail:
Human Resources
Adventure Science Center
800 Fort Negley Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37203

No phone calls, please.


 

Science Sleepover Staff

Description:
ASC offers groups of 40 or more the opportunity to experience the Adventure Science Center for an overnight private scientific exploration. Staff acts host/hostess, leading groups in activities and communicating with the group and their adult leaders throughout their overnight stay. Training will be provided in order to perform all activities for the night.
Staff is scheduled as needed – peak season is January through May.

Requirements:
Available for overnight work Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights
Available for occasional evening work Mon-Wed
High School Graduate
Some college preferred
Strong desire to work with children
Previous Education/Group Leading Experience
Ability to positively direct large groups in a educational environment
Flexible to schedules and group personalities
Experience with Boy/Girl Scouts a plus
Attend training to learn programs
Must pass background check and provide 2 references

Position and Responsibilities:
Half Night Hours: 5:00 – program ends (usually @ 11:00 p.m.)
     Set up and prepare for group activities
     Greet and orient groups upon arrival
     Teach programs to groups of 20-120
     Appropriately handle situations that may arise in a professional manner
     Be prepared to call for assistance from ASC staff when needed

Full Night Hours: 5:00 p.m. – 8:30 a.m. 
     Set up and prepare for group activities
     Greet and orient groups upon arrival
     Teach programs to groups of 20-120
     Spend the night at ASC
     Clean up after group has completed activities/ programs
     Shut down building (turn off exhibits, lights; set alarms)
     Set up breakfast next morning
     Clean up after group has departed
     Appropriately handle situations that may arise in a professional manner
     Be prepared to call for assistance from ASC staff when needed

 


Science Educator (Part-time)

Position Description and Overview:
The Adventure Science Center provides programs and experiences that deepen the engagement of students, teachers and the general public in science and science-related disciplines. ASC supports STEM education in Tennessee by presenting science in an engaging, professional manner. This position in responsible for the delivery of quality, hands-on science programs to schools, educational institutions/organizations, campers and the general public. Ideal candidates are creative, tactful, flexible and are able to enthusiastically explain science content to ASC guests.

Essential Functions
Programs

  • Deliver educational programs to schools groups, campers and the general public (with the exception of planetarium programs) in accordance with ASC's prescribed model
  • Assist with outreach as needed
  • Provide on-floor programming as assigned
  • Work with education team on special event programming
  • Attend full staff meetings and education team meetings as schedule permits
  • Other duties as deemed necessary by program need and/or management

Specific Job Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Traits:

  • Public speaking and/or acting skills
  • Ability to work with large groups of active youth and their parents/teachers admidst the "controlled chaos" of the Science Center environment
  • Desire to work with and inspire children and adults guests from diverse backgrounds
  • Understanding of the importance and value of working as part of a larger cross-functional and inter-departmental team in a professional, courteous and collaborative manner
  • Enthusiasm for science and science education
  • Courteous professional manner
  • Ability to exercise sound judgement and flexibility should difficult situations arise
  • MS Office skills (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Qualifications:

  • One year of college or 1-2 years relevant or related experience preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
  • Professional appearance and demeanor
  • Ability to work some evenings, weekends and holidays is required Must possess a valid TN driver's license, the ability to to drive to off-site locations, and maintain a satisfactory driving record

Qualified candidates will go through an application process, interview process and must successfully complete a background check.

Job Type: Part-time (Up to 24 hours/week)

TO APPLY: To be considered for this position, applicants must meet qualifications, submit a cover letter (outlining experience and how it relates to the job description), resume and contact information for three professional references to hr@adventuresci.org. Electronic submission required for all materials. To expedite processing, please reference the position title in the subject line of your message. No phone calls please. Due to the volume of applications received, we will only contact candidates selected for interviews.


IT System Administrator

Description:
The Adventure Science Center has an opening for an IT Systems Tech. This position oversees the day to day systems, IT operations and end user support.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Support IT systems for operations, staff, exhibit spaces and educational use
  • Installing network hardware and software and managing workstation and server upgrades/installs/software patches
  • Manage system backups of all data
  • Operational support for firewall, system security, antivirus and anti-spam software
  • Provide support for copiers, printers and POS systems
  • Proactively recommend courses of action to maintain cost effectiveness, security, competitiveness and stability of systems environment
  • Evaluate relevant new technologies and make recommendations that improve the company's technology infrastructure and processes
  • Participate in technical documentation process including software installation guides, backup policies and procedures, disaster recovery and end user training
  • Manage technology policies and procedures ensuring compliance regarding federal, state and local laws and regulations
  • Maintain external IT related support resources and vendor relationships
  • Consult with all departments to determine IT needs for operations and budgeting purposes
  • Establishing responsible operating budgets that realistically reflect the cost of providing ongoing services and new investments
  • Other duties as requested

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Network Administration, Computer Engineering, or a related field
  • Minimum of three years of professional level experience in IT systems support, five years preferred
  • Experience with high security networks and working knowledge of PCI security standards
  • Knowledge and experience in maintenance of Windows and VMware based systems
  • Knowledge and experience in maintenance of EMC SAN technologies

Competencies:

  • Strong management and motivational skills, with the ability to meet deadlines, prioritize, multi-task and perform under pressure
  • Strong organizational skills, in both planning and logistics
  • Ability to work with little supervision
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships both internally and externally
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Knowledge of SQL databases

  


 

Technician II (Part-time)

Adventure Science Center is looking for a part-time employee 24-28 hours a week to assist with daily facility and exhibit maintenance. Position could become full-time based on budget and evaluation of work performed. ASC provides programs and experiences that deepen the engagement of students, teachers and the general public in science and science-related disciplines and supports STEM education in Tennessee by presenting science in an engaging, innovative manner.

Position Overview: Part-time, non-exempt position 24-28 hours/week Compensation range is $15-17 an hour depending on skills, education and experience.

Each member of the Adventure Science Center team is expected to:

  1. Contribute to the success of the whole organization.
  2. Contribute to the success of his/her co-workers.
  3. Perform the functions of his/her job.

Essential Functions:

With the direction of the Building Manager:

  • Conduct daily inspection of exhibits and facility equipment
  • Assist with general maintenance and repair of mechanical equipment related to exhibits, HVAC systems and Pneumatic systems
  • Assist with the set-up and tear-down of events, including but not limited to tables, chairs, AV, laptops, projectors and decorations
  • Assist with the installation and strike of temporary exhibits

Specific Job Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Traits:

  • Ability to fill out and complete daily checklist
  • Change out a fluorescent light ballast, receptacle or breakers
  • Grease pumps and motors, change belts
  • Solder wire, diagnose basic AC/DC electronics
  • Basic shop knowledge of drills, saws, various hand tools
  • Knowledge of and practice with Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Ability to lift 75 lbs
  • Motivated, flexible and dependable

Qualified applicants will have:

  • 2-4 years previous work experience in one or more of the following fields: maintenance, construction, electrical, or electronics
  • Post-secondary education of at least one year
  • Be able to pass a background check
  • Be available to work weekends, holidays and occasional after-hours events
  • Understanding of the importance and value of working as part of a larger cross-functional and inter-departmental team in a professional, courteous and collaborative way
  • Courteous, professional manner and ability to interact with science center guests

Adventure Science Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

 

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