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Employment Opportunities

THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN EMPLOYMENT WITH MOSI!

If you would like to apply for employment with MOSI, you may print a copy of our application (link available below).  Employment applications for open positions are accepted via mail or e-mail: Email: HR@mosi.org U.S. Mail: MOSI Human Resources  4801 East Fowler Ave.  Tampa, FL 33617

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    WE ARE CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR:

 

MANAGER OF PLANETARIUM & SPACE PROGRAMS

Learning Experience Team/Education

Full-Time Position with Benefits


RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:


Manages the day-to-day operation of planetarium and space programs which includes, but is not limited to, scheduling, staffing, training and monitoring quality and content of experiences for the Saunders Planetarium, Mission: Moonbase, Starlab and telescopes program.

Coordinates and presents programs on varied content, including but not limited to flight and space, astronomy, technology and industry; provides content and instructional backup for programs across department divisions.

Operate and maintain all Planetarium equipment and telescopes.

Remain up to date with current events and activities in astronomy and space science.

Serve as on the on-air astronomy and space science expert at MOSI and in the community.

Assists with developing new programs and continually updating existing programs.

Assists with creating publications and marketing materials for programs.

Contributes to department statistics for monthly reports, as required.

Contributes to grant writing and the writing of grant reports, as required.

In collaboration with other department Directors and Managers, initiate new program ideas including guest lectures, group and public programs, partnerships and revenue sources.

Presents programs across department divisions, as appropriate, both at MOSI and offsite.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor’s Degree in astronomy, astrophysics, physics, earth and space science education or other related field

Previous experience in science center or similar informal education institution delivering programs in a planetarium setting

Three years of experience in a supervisory position preferred

Experience operating and assembling telescopes

Exemplary communication and presentation skills

Strong organizational skills and ability to coordinate multiple projects

Valid Florida driver’s license with proven safe driving record, ability to operate large vehicles including electric carts and vans

Able to stand for 4 – 6 hours at a time

Able to verbally project to large groups, indoors and out

 

 


EDUCATION SALES REPRESENTATIVE

Learning Experience Team/Education

Full-Time Position with Benefits

This position will generate and increase revenue through admissions and group bookings.  The main focus of this position will be on local market segments of education (schools, daycare, youth groups, etc.).

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

Increase MOSI’s attendance and group business; generate additional attendance and revenue from education market. 

Ability to understand and demonstrate how MOSI programs meet the standards and curriculums needs of schools so that our programs are seen as essential to the success of their curriculum.

Make sales calls, which may include cold calls, telephone sales, direct mail follow-up and other related sales calls to schools, youth groups, day care centers, and other groups as assigned.

Represent MOSI at appropriate trade shows that target education market.

Make presentations to all segments and others as assigned.

Coordinate program sales with Marketing & Education staff to ensure proper handling and fulfillment; keep Box Office informed regarding all programs negotiated.

Create, maintain and organize any sales materials needed to complete job requirements.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor’s Degree in education or science from an accredited college or university; relevant experience may be substituted

Previous education and/or experience working with schools, school districts, and formal educational institutions

Previous experience teaching / working with youth of all ages preferred

Prior sales experience required

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Valid Florida driver’s license required; ability to travel

 

 

DIRECTOR OF LEGACY GIVING

Growth Experience Team/Development

Full-Time Position with Benefits                                                   

The Director of Legacy Giving is responsible for the planned giving program working to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward planned gifts, as well as providing leadership in marketing, educating and creating greater awareness of planned giving vehicles. This position is responsible for roviding information to and executing planned giving contracts for individuals who have expressed interest in supporting MOSI planned giving vehicles.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

Development, strategize and execute a planned giving plan that articulates focused strategies to meet long-term fundraising goals;

Collaborate with other development staff in gift solicitations, providing expertise in connection with bequests, charitable remainder trusts, charitable gift annuities, pooled income funds, charitable lead trusts, and gifts of real estate as well as other complex assets.

Cultivate and steward donors and prospects year-round through personal visits, telephone calls and correspondence;

Communicate effectively; excellent verbal and writing skills, including the ability to determine relevant information and form compelling cases for support;

Build strong and high level relationships with donors, guests and members;

Must have an ability to maintain strict confidentiality concerning all professional matters, especially donor communications and private information;

Maintain ethical standards as outlined by MOSI and AFP;

Maintain up-to-date expertise in tax, trust, probate and other laws affecting charitable giving.

QUALIFICATIONS INCLUDE: 

Bachelors Degree preferred

Three years of service/experience in planned giving preferred with consideration given to experience in an allied field such as legal, tax, or financial planning.

Basic knowledge of legal terms, financial planning and financial markets preferred

Commitment to the mission of MOSI; knowledge of and/or interest in education, science, technology, engineering and math

Ability to work well with frequent interruptions in a busy office environment, with all people and personalities

Computer proficiency: Microsoft Office Suite, intermediate to advanced - Raiser’s Edge

Outstanding verbal skills: able to quickly establish rapport with colleagues/public

Excellent presentation skills and the ability to articulate the mission

Polished writing skills, including proofing and editing

Ability to exercise good judgment and professionalism in handling confidential information

Exceptional organizational skills, attentive to detail

Ability to drive projects through to completion and meet deadlines

Ability to distinguish “special cases” or exceptions in routine situations

Travel is required for this position; MOSI is open 365 days a year.  Employee may be required to work some holidays, evenings, and/or weekends.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE:

Ability to lift and/or carry 20 to 30 pounds

 

 

DIRECTOR OF EXHIBITS

Guest Experience Team

Full-Time Position with Benefits

This position leads and participates in all aspects of the exhibit program including budgeting, planning, design, fabrication, and installation of new, permanent and traveling exhibitions. This position is responsible for delivering and maintaining exhibit projects that are consistent with the Museum's mission and its educational, financial, sustainability and accessibility goals.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

Responsible for long-range planning and defining goals and objectives for the exhibits program.

Directs and works on the research and development of exhibit content including literature reviews and liaisons with community partners, potential donors, science advisors and content experts from academia and specialist fields.

Directs the development of prototypes and the evaluation of functionality of prototypes.

Directs and works on the traveling and visiting exhibits programs.

Works with exhibit designer to produce renderings and drawings (presentation, design, and construction).

In conjunction with mid-level supervisors hires, trains, supervises, coaches, mentors, evaluates, and motivates entire exhibits staff.

Works closely with education staff to assure educational standards are being met.

Prepares the budget and monitors spending for Exhibits Department.

Works with Exhibits Manager on maintenance, including electronics, appearance, safety and security.

Designs and implements exhibit evaluation programs for exhibit development and remediation.

Active liaison with museum colleagues nationally and internationally through meetings, conferences, seminars, and membership in pertinent associations.  Provides input and feedback to the direction and standards in the field as a whole.

QUALIFICATIONS INCLUDE:

Bachelor’s degree, relevant certification or commensurate experience in exhibit design and development and/or industrial design.

Minimum of five years experience in exhibit design and development process or similar work experience in the museum field, with emphasis on project management experience.

A portfolio of significant exhibit projects.

Strong project management skills and the ability to collaborate and communicate with internal and external partners.

Skilled in the planning, design, fabrication, and evaluation of unique and engaging hands-on interactive exhibits with the intent of conveying science messages to the target audience.

Ability to manage major exhibition programs and review the work of the Exhibits Team to achieve high caliber results.

General knowledge of computer systems pertinent to functionality in the Exhibits Department.

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Ability to plan, schedule and organize work effectively

Knowledge of:  Presentation and design, graphics tools and materials, trades skills, tools, and capabilities; printing processes and equipment; lighting and sound techniques and equipment.

MOSI is open 365 days a year.  Employee may be required to work extended hours and/or special events, which may fall on evenings, weekends or holidays.  Some travel may be necessary.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Occasional lifting, bending, stooping, etc. when loading, unloading, installing, and dismantling exhibits.

 

 

 

 

 

GUEST SERVICES REPRESENTATIVE

Guest Experience Department

IMAX DOME THEATRE

Part Time Position

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

Greet and dismiss guests, answer questions and ensure optimum experience for all MOSI IMAXÒ Dome Theatre guests

Handle special needs of MOSI guests

Operate theatre lighting console, slide computer, sound panel and focus pendant

Monitor picture and sound quality during performance and make adjustments as required

Ensure correctness of signage, stanchion position and doors

Stocks, straightens and cleans concession area as needed

Assists with troubleshooting within areas of responsibility

QUALIFICATIONS INCLUDE:  

Must be guest service oriented and work well with public

Ability to speak in front of large crowds

High school diploma or GED preferred but not required

Previous guest service, sales and public speaking experience preferred

MOSI is open 365 days a year.  Employee may be required to work some special events which may fall on holidays, evenings, and/or weekends.

Ability to quickly ascend and descend multiple flights of stairs

 

 

 

S.T.E.A.M.punks

PERFORMERS / SCIENCE ENTHUSIASTS / ENTERTAINERS / EDUCATORS

Part-Time Positions

We are seeking experienced, fun, energetic, and enthusiastic individuals to provide interactive engaging experiences to all museum visitors as part of our team of Entertainment Educators known as the STEAMpunks (Science Technology Engineering Arts & Math). STEAMpunks work throughout the year in varying capacities, on average eight to twenty-eight hours per week (part-time), as well as with our various traveling exhibits when applicable.

During the interview process, candidates will be expected to demonstrate the ability to convey a science concept in a fun, engaging, and entertaining way.  Our STEAMpunks are the key to making science come to life for visiting school groups, general public and MOSI members through characterizations, interactions, shows, demonstrations, classes, and informal gallery conversations.  STEAMpunks may also assist with show development and research, and on occasion be expected to perform off-site as needed.

If you have a passion for science and sharing, this may be the job for you!

What We Are Looking For:

Enthusiasm, Personality and Energy

Experience working in a theatrical, museum or educational setting is a plus

Improvisational theatre, character development/study experience helpful

Science and/or Education background a plus

Ability to interact and entertain groups of all sizes with excitement, confidence and knowledge

Ability to provide exceptional customer service in all interactions with all guests

Availability within the following parameters:

Flexibility with Weekend/Holiday availability (MOSI is open 365/year)

Mon-Fri full and/or half day shifts available between 9:00am and 5:00pm

Sat & Sun full and/or half day shifts available between 9:00am and 6:00pm

Occasional evenings as needed for special events

   

 

 

TECHNOLOGY INSTRUCTOR

Part-time position

Education Department

Inspire kids and teens to innovators through technology and engineering.

Apply your technical skills and ability to create a fun and exciting learning environment where children and teens can become active creators of technology-based projects. Designing Web pages, animating in 3D, programming computer games, or building robots are just a few of the activities led by our technology instructors.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

Prepare and implement innovative, project-oriented, hands-on classes and camps.

Set the tone and excitement level to optimize a positive summer camp experience for all participants.

Greet parents and students, take attendance, and be responsible for students.

Present planned activities pertaining to assigned classes in electronic form.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Proficient in creating animation, robotics, video production, music production or computer projects like computer games.

Certified Florida Teaching Credential a plus but not required.

Two years experience instructing and/or working with children required. 

Skilled in using multimedia and/or programming applications. 

Dependable and flexible with work schedule and duties. 

Must be approved to work with children (Clear Level II Background Screening through Department of Children & Families required).

 

 

 


BUS DRIVER

Education Department

Part-Time, Year-round Position

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

Responsible for driving a bus and monitoring of Guests/Program Participants on board. 

Inspects bus thoroughly before starting the run to detect any mechanical or other malfunction, which would prevent the safe delivery of Guests and/or Program Participants.  

Follows exact schedule making stops and pick up of Guests/Program Participants at locations based on schedule provided.  

Observes all state, city and local laws and regulations.  

Supervise the seating of Guests/Program Participants to equalize weight distribution. 

Assists chaperones in resolving disciplinary problems and prepares proper reports for the Vice President of Education on more difficult problems. 

Instructs Guests/Program Participants on the proper methods to board and depart from the bus and sees that these instructions are carefully observed. 

Possesses thorough knowledge of bus operation; safety and safety equipment, and first aid procedures. 

Ability to communicate in a positive manner with Guests/Program Participants.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Candidates must be 21 years of age or older 

High School Diploma or GED preferred; completion of the tenth school grade required 

Two years of successful bus driving experience required 

Possession of a valid Florida Class “B” Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with passenger Endorsement required (S) 

Applicants should be familiar with the main roadways in the county. 

Applicants who have been found guilty of a DUI or who have tested positive for a controlled substance will be disqualified 

Must be approved to work with children (Clear Level II Background Screening through Department of Children & Families required) 

Qualified candidates must be able to meet and complete OTETA (Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act) and DOT (Department of Transportation) testing

 

 

 

 

 

MOSI is a Drug Free Workplace
MOSI Participates in E-Verify
 MOSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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