Employment Opportunities
Adventure Science Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Current Openings:

Internship Opportunities

Exhibit Operator

Science Sleepover Staff

Technician II

Marketing Assistant

Housekeeping Assistant

 


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.

 


 

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

 


 

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

Marketing Assistant

POSITION OVERVIEW:
Full-time, exempt position working minimum 40 hours per week. The Marketing Assistant will help implement the organization's marketing, public relations and development activities, including copywriting, digital/social media, project management and events. The ideal candidate will have the ability to think creatively, work efficiently and have strong verbal communication skills.

WORK SCHEDULE:

  • Monday -- Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., including evenings and weekends as needed

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Write and edit marketing copy for advertising, collateral, promotional pieces, website, social media, etc. 
  • Collaborate among organization's departments to identify promotional needs. 
  • Participate in the design and fulfillment process for collateral materials and e-communications. 
  • Manage vendor communication to ensure project timelines and accounting.
  • Engage with social media audiences via posts and messages.
  • Prepare and distribute news releases and perform follow-up calls to media.
  • Coordinate responses to email requests and general email inquiries.
  • Manage daily updates to the website. 
  • Maintain calendar of marketing, advertising, public relations, digital media and design projects.
  • Coordinate advertising traffic.
  • Assist in the planning, execution and staffing of events.
  • Represent the organization at community events and meetings, as assigned.
  • Other duties, as assigned.

SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Enthusiasm and appreciation for value of museums and informal science education. 
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, and an eye for detail.
  • Ability to set priorities, manage simultaneous projects and meet deadlines in a calm and efficient manner. 
  • Ability to respond to changing circumstances and priorities in a positive and focused manner.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to solve practical problems with minimal supervision.
  • Superior interpersonal skills including ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers. 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Education: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in marketing, public relations, communications or other related field is required.
  • Experience: Minimum of one (1) year of marketing and/or public relations experience, including digital/social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, is required. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including writing media releases, newsletters and marketing copy, are required.
  • Proficient knowledge and skills in Microsoft Office software, internet based applications and computer equipment. Experience with HTML code and Adobe Creative Suite is a plus.  
  • Specialization in tourism and destination marketing is a plus.
  • Professional appearance and demeanor.
  • Ability to work events at various hours, including evenings and weekends, is required.

Successful candidate is subject to a pre-employment background check.

To Apply:
To be considered for this position, applicants must meet qualifications and submit a letter of interest, resume, sample of work 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. Review of applications begins immediately. Position will remain open until filled. No phone calls please.


Housekeeping Assistant (Part-time)

Adventure Science Center is looking for a part-time employee working up to 28 hours a week to assist with daily janitorial duties.

Work Days: Wednesday - Sunday

Hours: 7:00 - 11:00 a.m. W-F and 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Sat. and Sun.

General Duties:

  • Clean and stock restrooms, assisting with other janitorial duties as needed
  • Sweep, scrub and mop floors
  • Collect and empty waste receptacles, including those containing biohazardous materials 

Qualifications:

  • Previous housekeeping experience in a business/commercial setting 
  • Dependable team player preferred
  • Must be able to pass a background check 

Salary: $9.75 - $10.50/hour

Application Procedure:
Please visit the Visitor Services Desk during regular business hours (10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) to complete an application.

No phone calls, please.

 


 

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