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Our Culture

Looking for a fun, inspiring place to work? We’re looking for you! Arizona Science Center is an exciting, fast-paced, and hands-on environment for both our guests and our staff.

I love working at Arizona Science Center! Seeing the excitement on the kid’s faces while they learn about science is super rewarding. And, I take pride in helping a family to make memories that will last forever. Plus, the benefits are great and I love the perk of being able to visit other local attractions for free.
Sarah B. - Guest Sales & Services Assistant Manager


Our Mission

To inspire, educate and engage curious minds through science.

Our Impact

Arizona Science Center serves more than half a million guests annually. This includes 140,000 school children and teachers representing more than 100 cities and towns throughout Arizona who visit the Center, including over 40,000 youth who visit at no charge through our Focused Field Trips program. In addition, more than 60,000 children and adults experience Science on Wheels outreach programs in schools, libraries and community centers throughout Arizona including rural areas and tribal nations.


Open Employment Opportunities

We’re looking for talented, enthusiastic individuals to join Arizona Science Center's team!

At Arizona Science Center, we take pride in providing the perfect mix of FUN and EDUCATION to our guests of all ages! It is scientifically proven that when you mix a large amount of GREAT SERVICE with the perfect number of GREAT PEOPLE, the expectations of our guests will certainly be EXCEEDED!

Are you energetic? Do you have a passion for exceeding the expectations of others? Can you successfully produce only the best guest service Phoenix has to offer? If you answered “yes” to these questions, you don’t need a rocket scientist to prove you may be the perfect fit for our exceptional team!

Summary

The Blue Crew (also referred to as “the Crew” or “Crew Members”) represents the public face of Arizona Science Center. Crew Members work in the exhibition galleries greeting visitors and engaging them in educational activities, conversations, and programs. They are required to be receptive, outgoing, and engaged with the public while they are in uniform in the exhibition galleries.  Crew Members are expected to provide exemplary customer service, assist guests as they use the exhibits, as well as encourage visitors to experiment and explore, and provide answers to questions and explanations through interactive demonstrations and activities. Blue Crew members will work in all of the Center’s galleries, present tabletop activities, and perform scheduled demonstrations, labs or workshops. They will also have time during their shifts to participate in self-directed training opportunities and assist with other behind-the-scenes tasks. Blue Crew team members report to and work with the Blue Crew Manager to ensure an enjoyable, consistent experience for the guest. The Blue Crew team is the first contact for all things gallery related, including but not limited to, emergency response, exhibit malfunctions, guest inquiries, crowd control, and maintaining a positive learning environment.

Essential Duties And Responsibilities

Arizona Science Center maintains a strong policy of equal employment opportunity for all Employees and applicants.  We recruit, hire, train, promote, compensate and dismiss Employees on the basis of such factors as experience, character, ability and skill, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin or heritage, age, marital or veteran status, disability, citizenship, or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

Accommodations

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Duties And Responsibilities

Include the following, other duties may be assigned as needed:

  • Actively seeks out and engages visitors in conversation, exploration and experimentation when in the galleries.
  • Provides excellent customer service, group greetings, and general visitor information as they work in uniform in the building.
  • Performs audience-appropriate demonstrations and presentations in the exhibition galleries for visitors.
  • Learns new activities and exhibitions on a regular basis, as required.
  • Assists with the creation and implementation of new science content.
  • Works independently in the galleries engaging visitors.
  • Spends approximately 90% (varies dependent upon program/exhibit demands) of time in galleries engaging guests, observing staff performance/guest interaction and implementing programs.
  • Works closely with Lead Exhibit Technician and Exhibit technician team to communicate and coordinate exhibit maintenance needs.
  • Works a regular schedule established between the team member and Blue Crew Manager. Additional shifts may be temporarily added through mutual agreement.
  • Expected to attend regular mandatory meetings and training sessions, held during regular work hours.
  • Complies with Arizona Science Center dress code.
  • Must have access to an email account and check it regularly (at least once per shift)

Education And/Or Experience

Associate’s degree (A.A./A.A.S.) from a two-year college or university and one year of related experience and or training; Earning/earned a high school diploma or equivalent and a minimum of one year of related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This position will assist in supervising volunteers who are assigned to work in the galleries. 

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be a minimum of 16 years of age on the date of hire, and able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. 

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Skill in problem-solving and decision making.
  • Skill in adapting program content and complexity to ages and interest of students and program participants.
  • Ability to perform task analysis for self-management and management of others.
  • Ability to demonstrate leadership.
  • Ability to work individually and in a team.
  • Ability to work with limited supervision.
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Ability to present effectively with diverse audiences. Ability to manage and engage small and large groups in learning activities. Ability to speak clearly and project voice. Ability to engage the audience in higher level thinking through the use of inquiry-based questioning and discussion.
  • Ability to communicate in Spanish is helpful but not required.
  • Experience with standard computer applications; proficient in MS Office skills including Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Experience working in an educational setting with a variety of audiences. Classroom or informal teaching experience, and a background in science, is preferred.
  • Experience engaging people in interactive, hands-on, engaging learning experiences.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekend.
  • A science, education, and/or museum background is highly preferred.

Language Skills

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to produce routine written and oral reports and collaborating correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to work with basic to moderate mathematical concepts, such as statistics, fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions, and graph development and analyzing. 

Reasoning Ability

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, run and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands to handle, feel, to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.

This job also requires the use of a computer which will be placed somewhere in the employee’s workspace.  The employee must have the necessary keyboard and computer mouse skills as well as the ability to read a color monitor.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

SUMMARY
All Theater team members are expected to exhibit exemplary customer service skills to maintain
positive and memorable experiences for Center guests at all times. Planetarium Specialists are cross-trained to operate the equipment in both the Irene P. Flinn Theater and the Dorrance Planetarium, which includes the digital projectors in both spaces, as well as specialty equipment, including but not limited to the audio system with play and record capability and the laser show systems. Planetarium Specialists are responsible for maintaining technical functionality of the Irene P. Flinn Theater and Dorrance Planetarium, including, but not limited to, start-up and shut off equipment, running basic maintenance checks on a daily basis, and troubleshooting for technical problems as needed.

Planetarium Specialists are expected to maintain regular communication with the Manager of Theaters and assist with maintenance of the Irene P. Flinn Theater and Dorrance Planetarium and all related equipment. When delivering live planetarium presentations, the Planetarium Specialists are responsible for providing engaging, inspiring, and educational planetarium presentations in the Dorrance Planetarium dome at Arizona Science Center. In addition to delivering live presentations, it is strongly encouraged that Planetarium Specialists be aware of current events and can integrate this information into their discussions with guests, such as current Earth and space science research and upcoming, relevant astronomical events, or interesting facts relating to the Giant Screen Theater content.

Additionally, Planetarium Specialists will work in close collaboration with the Manager of Theaters to develop experiences for internal events, including but not limited to, graphics and graphic assets, mini-shows, special presentations, member preview events, and special events, as needed.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Arizona Science Center maintains a strong policy of equal employment opportunity for all Employees and applicants. We recruit, hire, train, promote, compensate and dismiss Employees on the basis of such factors as experience, character, ability and skill, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin or heritage, age, marital or veteran status, disability, citizenship, or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

ACCOMMODATIONS
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following, other duties may be
assigned as needed:

  • Provide exceptional customer service
  • Performs daily equipment maintenance checks
  • Troubleshoots maintenance issues and assists Manager of Theaters to correct any and all technical problems related to the Planetarium and Giant Screen Theater and all systems.
  • Ensures that all equipment in both theaters are maintained in first class condition at all times.
  • Focuses projectors, examines for damage, and adjusts projector mechanism.
  • Continually reviews projector operations and works with the Manager of Theaters to ensure quality is consistently kept high.
  • Completes maintenance reports.
  • Operates projectors and audio equipment to provide scheduled shows and special events.
  • Assists in planning/scheduling of internal events, including attending the internal event planning meetings if necessary
  • Assists with the creation and production of digital assets
  • Assists with training new Planetarium Specialist team members
  • Pass along show recommendations based on observations of shows and guest interactions to the Manager of Theaters
  • Assist with outside events and media hits
  • Delivery of Giant Screen Theater or Planetarium content when needed, as assigned.
    •  Prepare planetarium for shows by setting up proper visuals and programs
    • Present live shows to audiences in the Dorrance Planetarium dome
  • Stay up to date with science news
  • Apply current events and disseminate information to guests
  • Works with the Manager of Theaters and other team members on long range theater goals and plans.
  • Works with the Manager of Theaters and other team members to develop and test new ideas for activities and engaging experiences within the Irene P. Flinn Theater
  • Works a varied schedule that includes weekends and some evenings.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s Degree in astronomy or physics is highly preferred. Minimum two years of education towards a Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in astronomy or physics from four-year college or university; two years related experience and/or training; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
This is not a supervisory position.

QUALIFICATIONS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty
satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or
ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.

LANGUAGE SKILLS
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance
instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from visitors. Ability to
respond to common inquiries or complaints from visitors. Ability to speak effectively before
groups of customers or employees of the organization.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS
Ability to work with basic to moderate mathematical concepts, such as statistics, fractions,
percentages, ratios, and proportions, and graph development and analyzing.

REASONING ABILITY
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations
where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished
in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an
employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to use hands to
finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. The employee is
occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and smell. The employee
must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job
include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability
to adjust focus.

This job also requires the use of a computer which will be placed somewhere in the employee’s
workspace. The employee must have the necessary keyboard and computer mouse skills as well
as the ability to read a color monitor.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee
encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations
may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to moving mechanical parts.
The noise level in the work environment is usually high and can be affected by the running of
the projectors.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

  • Demonstrated interest and passion for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
  • A “people person” with an outgoing, positive, and friendly personality.
  • Demonstrated excellence in customer services
  • Works independently and proactively without constant supervision.
  • Skill in problem-solving and decision making.
  • Ability to communicate in Spanish is helpful, but not required.


Please submit resumes to Human Resources at hr@azscience.org . No phone calls please.

Summary

The Program Specialist ensures implementation of services within the Learning Division at Arizona Science Center to inspire, educate, and engage curious minds through science, and to advance educational leadership, quality teaching, parent and community support, and student engagement for success in learning. The Program Specialist will prepare, present, lead, monitor, and facilitate fun, engaging STEM activities, investigations and demonstrations for seasonal camp programs, Science on Wheels programming, STEM After-School Clubs, Community locations and events, labs, demonstrations, assemblies, workshops, camp-ins, and signature events. The Program Specialist sets up the classroom for activities, cleans up, supervises activities, and communicates with co-workers, parents, and Science Center employees. The Program Specialist will participate in other activities to further educational goals of the Science Center.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Arizona Science Center maintains a strong policy of equal employment opportunity for all Employees and applicants.  We recruit, hire, train, promote, compensate and dismiss Employees on the basis of such factors as experience, character, ability and skill, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin or heritage, age, marital or veteran status, disability, citizenship, or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

Accommodations

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Duties And Responsibilities include the following

  • Prepare, present, lead, monitor, and facilitate fun, engaging STEM activities, investigations and demonstrations for seasonal camp programs, Science on Wheels programming, STEM After-School Clubs, Community locations and events, labs, demonstrations, assemblies, workshops, camp-ins, and signature events.
  • Create a fun, enjoyable, and safe experience for children grades PreK – 12 by leading them through demonstrations, activities, experiments, and investigations.
  • Prepare and lead daily activities using instructional materials, creative ideas, and assigned supplies.
  • Set up classroom for activities and clean up after activities by cleaning tables, floors, counters, and chairs.
  • Supervise activities and monitor children’s behavior to ensure safety and appropriateness.
  • Communicate with co-workers, parents, and Science Center employees.
  • Perform other duties of a similar nature or level
  • Pack, unpack, and sort supplies for programs.
  • Research and write inquiry-based activities for camps and clubs on occasion as needed.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This position has no managerial supervisory responsibilities.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirement listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Knowledge of K – 12 educational systems
  • Knowledge of Arizona College and Career Ready Standards
  • Knowledge of Next Generation Science Standards Framework
  • Knowledge of technology applications and integration in K - 12
  • Knowledge of youth development concepts and strategies
  • Skill in planning and coordinating activities
  • Skill in effective verbal and written communication and reporting
  • Skill in Problem-solving and decision making
  • Ability to work nights and weekends.

Acquisition of a food handler’s card and fingerprint card is required and paid for by the Science Center.

Education And/Or Experience

  • A., B.S. or higher in science, education, recreational programming, or STEM field preferred
  • Minimum of two years teaching STEM subjects in a formal or informal environment preferred but not required
  • Camp counselor experience preferred but not required
  • Experience with family programming
  • Experience with student-directed, inquiry-based, experiential learning approaches

Language Skills

Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions fro mgroups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to work with basic mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Arizona Science Center maintains a strong policy of equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants. We recruit, hire, train, promote, compensate, and dismiss employees on the basis of such factors as experience, character, ability, and skill, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin or heritage, age, marital or veteran status, disability, citizenship, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.

Accommodations

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

SUMMARY
All Theater team members are expected to exhibit exemplary customer service skills to maintain positive and memorable experiences for Center guests at all times. Theater AV Technicians are cross-trained to operate the equipment in both the Irene P. Flinn Theater and the Dorrance Planetarium, which includes the digital projectors in both spaces, as well as specialty equipment, including but not limited to the audio system with play and record capability and the laser show systems. Theater AV Technicians are responsible for maintaining technical functionality of the Irene P. Flinn Theater and Dorrance Planetarium, including, but not limited to, start-up and shut off equipment, running basic maintenance checks on a daily basis, and troubleshooting for technical problems as needed. Theater AV Technicians are expected to maintain regular communication with the Manager of Theaters and assist with maintenance of the Irene P. Flinn Theater and Dorrance
Planetarium and all related equipment.

Theater AV Technicians are responsible for performing daily theater operations, which include seating and monitoring films during normal operating hours, as well as preparing and working special events on an as assigned schedule. Theater AV Technicians will work primarily in the Irene P. Flinn Giant Screen Theater but are also cross-trained in delivering presentations in the Dorrance Planetarium.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Arizona Science Center maintains a strong policy of equal employment opportunity for all Employees and applicants. We recruit, hire, train, promote, compensate and dismiss Employees on the basis of such factors as experience, character, ability and skill, without regard to race, color, religion, sex,
sexual orientation, national origin or heritage, age, marital or veteran status, disability, citizenship, or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

ACCOMMODATIONS
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following, other duties may be assigned as needed:

  • Provide exceptional customer service
  • Performs daily equipment maintenance checks
  • Troubleshoots maintenance issues and assists Manager of Theaters to correct any and all technical problems related to the Planetarium, Giant Screen Theater and related systems.
  • Ensures that all equipment in booth and theaters are maintained in first-class condition at all times.
  • Focuses projectors, examines for damage, and adjusts projector mechanism.
  • Continually reviews projector operations and works with the Manager of Theaters to ensure quality is consistently kept high.
  • Completes maintenance reports.
  • Operates projectors and audio equipment to provide scheduled shows and special events.
  • Works directly with outside vendors and clients to ensure quality production.
  • Assists with the creation and production of digital assets
  • Stay up to date with science news in your field
  • Apply current events and disseminate information to guests
  • Works with the Manager of Theaters and other team members on long-range theater goals and plans.
  • Works with the Manager of Theaters and other team members to develop and test new ideas for activities and engaging experiences within the Irene P. Flinn Theater
  • Delivery of planetarium show content when needed, as assigned.
  • Works a varied schedule that includes weekends and some evenings.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Minimum two years of education towards a Bachelor’s Degree from four-year college or university; certification from technical school, two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
This is not a supervisory position.

QUALIFICATIONS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

LANGUAGE SKILLS
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from visitors. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from visitors. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS
Ability to work with basic to moderate mathematical concepts, such as statistics, fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions, and graph development and analyzing.

REASONING ABILITY
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required
to stand; walk; sit; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. This job also requires the use of a computer which will be placed somewhere in the employee’s workspace. The employee must have the necessary keyboard and computer mouse skills as well as the ability to read a color monitor.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually high and can be affected by the running of the projectors.


OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

  • Demonstrated interest and passion for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
  • A “people person” with an outgoing, positive, and friendly personality.
  • Demonstrated excellence in customer service.
  • Works independently and proactively without constant supervision.
  • Skill in problem-solving and decision making.
  • Ability to communicate in Spanish is helpful, but not required.

Please submit resumes to Human Resources at hr@azscience.org . No phone calls, please.

Event Host

 

About the Job

At Arizona Science Center, we take pride in providing the perfect mix of FUN and EDUCATION to our guests of all ages! It is scientifically proven that when you mix a large amount of GREAT SERVICE with the perfect number of GREAT PEOPLE, the expectations of our guests will certainly be EXCEEDED! Are you energetic? Do you have a passion for exceeding the expectations of others? Can you successfully produce only the best customer service Phoenix has to offer? If you answered yes to these questions, you don’t need a rocket scientist to prove you may be the perfect fit for our exceptional team!

 

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Arizona Science Center maintains a strong policy of equal employment opportunity for all Employees and applicants. We recruit, hire, train, promote, compensate and dismiss Employees on the basis of such factors as experience, character, ability and skill, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin or heritage, age, marital or veteran status, disability, citizenship, or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

 

ACCOMMODATIONS

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

SUMMARY

The Event Host acts as a liaison between the Facility Sales and Events team and the client to provide a fun, memorable celebration. Working independently and with other team members, the Event Host is responsible for facilitating multiple science-themed parties on weekends and occasional weeknight evenings. In addition to being comfortable with public speaking and interacting with groups of children and adults, the ideal candidate is passionate about science and exemplary customer service

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Serve as the onsite contact for birthday parties hosted at Arizona Science Center, maintaining a friendly and outgoing demeanor
  • Facilitate all celebratory activities during the party, including but not limited to:
  • Greeting guests and directing patrons to the party room
  • Delivering a variety of science-themed demonstrations and activities
  • Receiving and serving food, beverages and cake
  • Assisting with transition from party space to Arizona Science Center main floor
  • Ensuring that parties run smoothly by proactively monitoring and responding to any questions, concerns, or requests.
  • Setup and strike of the party room including tables, chairs, decorations, and other equipment as required
  • Maintain and organize party room and storage spaces
  • Report on party activities, any follow up, supply requests, etc.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear and taste or smell. The employee frequently is required to walk; sit; and use hands to hold, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • Minimum one-year customer service experience.
  • Arizona Food Handlers Card

 

Community Program Specialist - Full Time

 

SUMMARY 

The Community Programs Specialist ensures implementation of services within the Community Programs Department of the Learning Division at Arizona Science Center to inspire, educate, and entertain people of all ages about science and to advance educational leadership, quality teaching, parent and community support, and student engagement for success in learning. The Community Programs Specialist designs, prepares, and facilitates labs, demonstrations, and workshops related to student/youth programming such as Girl Scout and Boy Scout workshops, Preschool Saturday Science, Overnight Experiences, Offsite Camps, STEM Clubs, Girls in STEM, and tabling events. The Community Programs Specialist also assists with signature events and feedback/evaluation reporting.  The Community Programs Specialist supports designated projects to ensure that goals or objectives of projects are accomplished with the prescribed timeframe and funding parameters.

 

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Arizona Science Center maintains a strong policy of equal employment opportunity for all Employees and applicants.  We recruit, hire, train, promote, compensate and dismiss Employees on the basis of such factors as experience, character, ability and skill, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin or heritage, age, marital or veteran status, disability, citizenship, or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

 

ACCOMODATIONS

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

  • Facilitate small group and large group programming in the community.
  • Design and develop student/youth programming within the Community Programs department.
  • Work with supervisor in the development, coordination, and implementation of all programming, including grant-funded programs.
  • Communication liaison for community sites on the selection of program content, and type, location or delivery, and schedule for services.
  • Oversee the management of inventory and organization of supplies for all programs.
  • Drives to community program locations. This may include programming outside of the greater Phoenix area, which may require an occasional overnight stay.
  • Maintains a safe, friendly, and fun learning environment.
  • Distributes, collects, databases, and provides summary analysis of evaluations and assesses effectiveness of programming in collaboration with supervisors.
  • Provides reporting in such areas as budgets, materials, and vehicle use and maintenance.
  • Represents Arizona Science Center within the community including schools, libraries, and other organizations on weekdays and some weekends.
  • Performs additional duties and tasks as required or assigned.

 

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

This position has no managerial or supervisory responsibilities.

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Knowledge of PreK-12 education.
  • Knowledge of community organizations.
  • Knowledge of student-centered, inquiry-based, experiential learning approaches.
  • Knowledge of youth development concepts and strategies.
  • Skill in planning and coordinating schedules and activities
  • Skill in effective verbal and written communication and reporting.
  • Skill in problem solving and decision-making.
  • Ability to be relied upon to be on time and prepared for programs

Learning and Engagement Specialist - Full Time

SUMMARY
The Learning and Engagement Specialist ensures implementation of services within the
Learning Division at Arizona Science Center to inspire, educate, and entertain people of
all ages about science, and to advance educational leadership, quality teaching, parent
and community support, and student engagement for success in learning. The Learning
and Engagement Specialist designs, prepares, and facilitates labs, demonstrations, and
workshops related to student/youth programming. The Learning and Engagement Specialist
assists with signature events and feedback and evaluation reporting. The Learning and
Engagement Specialist supports designated projects to ensure that goals or objectives of
projects are accomplished with the prescribed timeframe and funding parameters.

 


EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Arizona Science Center maintains a strong policy of equal employment opportunity for all
employees and applicants. We recruit, hire, train, promote, compensate and dismiss employees on
the basis of such factors as experience, character, ability and skill, without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin or heritage, age, marital or veteran status,
disability, citizenship, or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

 


ACCOMODATIONS
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
essential functions.

 


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Design and develop student/youth programming aligned with Arizona College and
Career Ready Standards and Next Generation Science Standards Framework
• Work with supervisors in the development, coordination, and implementation of all
programming, including grant funded programs
• Work with administrators and educators from school districts on the selection of
program content, and type, location or delivery, and schedule for services
• Assists with the management of inventory, and organization of supplies for all
programs

• Drives to outreach program locations. This may include programming outside of the
greater Phoenix area, which may require an occasional overnight stay
• Maintains a safe, friendly, and fun learning environment
• Distributes, collects, databases, and provides summary analysis of evaluations and
assesses effectiveness of programming in collaboration with supervisors
• Provides reporting in such areas as budgets, materials, and vehicle use and
maintenance
• Represents Arizona Science Center within the community including schools,
libraries, and other organizations on weekdays and some weekends
• Performs additional duties and tasks as required or assigned

 


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
This position has no managerial supervisory responsibilities.

 


QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty
satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill,
and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals
with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Knowledge of Pre K-12 educational systems
• Knowledge of Arizona College and Career Ready Standards
• Knowledge of Next Generation Science Standards Framework
• Knowledge of technology applications and integration in K-12
• Knowledge of youth development concepts and strategies
• Knowledge of student-centered, inquiry-based, experiential learning approaches
• Knowledge of community organizations
• Skill in planning and coordinating activities
• Skill in effective verbal and written communication and reporting
• Skill in problem solving and decision making
• Skill in adapting program content and complexity to ages and interest of students
and program participants
• Ability to be relied upon to be on time and prepared for programs
• Ability to work individually and in a team
• Ability to work with limited supervision
• Ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with a variety of stakeholders
• Ability to present effectively with diverse audiences. Ability to manage and engage
small and large groups in learning activities. Ability to speak clearly and project
voice across a classroom. Ability to engage the audience in higher level thinking
through the use of inquiry-based questioning and discussion.

 

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
• Must have a valid Arizona driver’s license
• Must obtain a fingerprint clearance card
• Must be available to work some evenings and weekends
• Must obtain a food handler’s card

 

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
• Minimum requirement of a bachelor’s degree or equivalent; or at least four years
related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and
experience
• Experience with standard computer applications; proficient in MS Office skills
including Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint
• Experience working in an educational setting with a variety of audiences. Classroom
or informal teacher experience, and a background in science, is preferred
• Experience engaging people in interactive, hands-on, engaging learning
experiences
• Ability to work evenings and weekends

 


LANGUAGE SKILLS
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers,
clients, customers, and the general public.
Ability to read, write and converse in Spanish preferred.

 


MATHEMATICAL SKILLS
Ability to work with basic mathematical concept such as fractions, percentages, ratios,
and proportions to practical situations.

 

 

REASONING ABILITY
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability
to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form
and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

 


PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an
employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk; sit; use
hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel,

crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand. The
employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Occasionally employee must
lift up to 65 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision,
distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.
This job also requires the use of a computer which will be placed somewhere in the
employee's workspace. The employee must have the necessary keyboard and computer
mouse skills as well as the ability to read a color monitor.

 

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an
employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving
mechanical parts and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment
is usually moderate.

 

 

Careers Application

Please submit a resume and cover letter to Human Resources at hr@azscience.org. No phone calls, please.


Open Volunteer Opportunities

You don’t have to be a scientist to volunteer at Arizona Science Center! If you are 15 years or older, outgoing, love engaging with people of all ages, and have a passion for science, we would love to have you! Volunteers will be given the opportunity to work in exhibitions, assist with demonstrations, and practice our mission to inspire, educate, and engage curious minds through science. 

Volunteering with Arizona Science Center provides individuals or groups the opportunity to give back to the community. Volunteer positions are available during normal business hours, in the evening, and on the weekends. Please join us in providing a positive experience for our guests and volunteer today at Arizona Science Center! 

Benefits

  • Basic Membership after 100 hours of service
  • Training includes viewing of shows in the Irene P. Flinn Giant Screen Theater and Dorrance Planetarium
  • Discount at Bean Sprouts Café and Arizona Science Store
  • Free covered parking in designated area

Requirements And Commitment

  • Strong communication skills, excellent customer service skills
  • Interview
  • 100 volunteer hours. One (1) shift per week
  • Background check
  • Be able to stand for extended periods of time
  • At least 15 years of age
  • Attend all training
  • Complete a 'scavenger hunt' training designed to help you familiarize yourself with the Science Center

Assist our amazing Blue Crew in providing an excellent and memorable experience for any guest who walks through our doors. From answering questions about exhibits to putting on demonstrations that teach school groups different scientific principles, there is always a way to inspire, educate, and engage as a volunteer here at Arizona Science Center

We see over 500,000 guests throughout the year here at Arizona Science Center. With all those people you bet there is a need for friendly volunteers who can help with line management, welcome school groups on their exciting field trips, or help ensure the safety of our guests as they ride high above our guests on our popular Sky Cycle experience.

It takes a lot of behind the scenes work to make the magic of science happen every day here at Arizona Science Center. That’s where our Administration teams jump into action. From assisting our Development and Marketing teams in creating extravagant experiences our guests will never forget, to helping our Operations department keep the exhibits running safely and properly.

Communicate through the airwaves as one of our HAM Radio Operators! Teach guests about the history and science behind one of the oldest forms of long distance communication at our Amateur Radio Operator station located here at Arizona Science Center. We have a team of highly talented and diverse Operators who would love to have you join their ranks.  (Must have HAM License)

Do you love making science and art come to life? Then our CREATE space is the perfect place for you to volunteer! Help our guests let their imaginations become a reality with our state of the art 3-D Printers, Laser cutters, Woodworking Shop, and computer lab.  

Our Learning Department is all about community engagement and education! From Camps, Science on Wheels, to our STEM Extravaganzas, learning has never been more fun than with our team of educators and program specialists. Volunteering in this department could have you getting down and dirty making dinosaur eggs or letting your inner teacher shine in one of our many grade-level Camps.

Here at Arizona Science Center, we believe that we are only as strong as the community around us. That is why we depend on our dedicated Core Volunteers to help make each and every guest feel welcome and excited to learn something new. We ask that all our volunteers would be willing to commit to a minimum of 100 hours a year. Our Core Volunteers are the ones who set up weekly or bi-weekly shifts in which they come in and engage with guests.  Whether serving as part of an internship, a young professional wanting to explore the sciences, or a retiree with a wealth of knowledge to share, anyone is welcome to become a Core Volunteer with Arizona Science Center.

At Arizona Science Center we know how to party! From birthdays to corporate parties we go all out to ensure we deliver unique and memorable events each and every time! As an events volunteer you will be helping in a wide range of activities from, blowing up 200 balloons to drop from our Sky Cycle net to making beautiful center pieces for a charity banquet there is always something to do for the next big event!

What better way to give back to the community and build team morale than by volunteering at Arizona Science Center? Remember what it was to be a kid again and help share some of that magic with our school groups and camps. Volunteering as part of a corporate group is as rewarding as it is fun!

Volunteer Application

To become a volunteer, please fill out the Volunteer Application form:

Volunteer Application

When you submit the Volunteer Application Google Form it will be sent to:

Jonathan Martinez
Volunteer Coordinator 
602.716.2037
martinezj@azscience.org

This is a selective process and not all applications are accepted. We reserve the right to place volunteers in the area we feel is best suited to their skills and the needs of Arizona Science Center.