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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

Click here to download our Employment Application
Click here to download our Summer Science Camp Application
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WE ARE CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR:

 

MANAGER, CAMPUS OPERATIONS 

PART-TIME POSITION

Campus Experience Team

Weekend, Holiday & Evening Availability Required

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

Provides on-site operational and guest service support for campus operations, events, programs and activities

Responds to and resolves and/or reports guest related issues

Interacts with guests and groups of all sizes with enthusiasm, confidence and knowledge

Responsible for opening and/or closing campus procedures

Supervises and organizes floor operations 

QUALIFICATIONS:

High school diploma or GED required

Excellent customer service skills required

Museum or attraction experience preferred

Supervisory experience preferred

CPR/AED/First Aid certification required

 

RESERVATIONS SUPERVISOR 

Guest Experience Team

Full-time Position with Benefits

Week-Ends & Occasional Holiday Availability Required

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

Assists Membership Manager with hiring, training, supervision, coaching and counseling of reservation department staff.

Trains new and existing staff on MOSI reservation ticketing system program and procedures.

Responds to guest questions / concerns; independently resolve guest problems; make exceptions to standard operating procedures when required.

Makes reservations for individuals, school groups, adult and senior groups.

Registers children for summer camps, homeschool programs, and special events.

Assists with membership inquiries and renews memberships over the phone. Troubleshoots problems with memberships.

Executes the monthly membership renewal phone campaign.

Balances reservation office daily deposit; resolve overage /shortage with Finance Dept.

Performs clerical support as required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

High School diploma or GED required, 2-year degree preferred

Previous Supervisory experience required

Excellent telephone and oral communications skills with customer service attitude

Computer literacy required 

Ability to follow complex directions 

Ability to judge situations and adjust accordingly

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Ability to sit for 4-6 hour shifts

Excellent vision for computer and detail work

Computer keyboard typing 4-6 hours a day

 

ROPES COURSE and ZIP LINE OPERATOR

Education Department

Part-time Positions

Weekday Availability Required

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

Assisting & supervising guests as they navigate course challenges.

Facilitating guests through course activities, enforcing safety regulations throughout their experience.

Monitoring proper use of equipment and ensuring procedures are followed at all times.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Must be at least 18 years of age.

Must have good energy, be agile & have a positive, fun, happy customer service attitude while always ensuring safety of guests.

Training and experience with ropes/challenge course programs preferred but not required for the right candidate.

Desire and ability to work with children and adults outdoors.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Must be physically able to:

move about the course and climb course elements,

stand on a platform and rope 50ft above the ground,

tolerate working outdoors 100% of the time, in all seasons.

 

EDUCATION SALES REPRESENTATIVE

Education Department

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

 

STEAMpunks

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

 

EDUCATION DIRECTOR

Learning Experience Team

Full-Time Position with Benefits

This position is responsible for supervising all the Learning Experience Program activities across all areas – groups, camps, individual and family.  

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

Oversee the day to day operation and growth of Learning Experience Programs, which includes those fee-based programs for adults, families, youth, teachers and students. 

Initiate and oversee the development, implementation, and evaluation of fee-based individual and group STEAM programs for people of all ages – preschool through seniors. 

Initiate and oversee the development, implementation, and evaluation of all new and expanded programming including technical training, certification programs, international programs, and preschool academy.

Develop and oversee section budget, monitor expenditures; work with staff in Business and Finance to reconcile monthly financials.

Contribute to writing grants; monitor grants and sponsorships, generate timely reports; collaborate with Development staff;  develop, edit, and review section’s education publications.

Compile and analyze monthly statistics for section; generate narrative monthly report.

Initiate new program ideas, partnerships and revenue sources; work with Vice President and education staff to implement. 

Serve on committees internal and external to MOSI, as appropriate.

Hire, manage, coach and counsel staff and volunteers in Learning Experience programs.

Serve as section point person for media and public relations, in accordance with MOSI Media Inquiries/Public Relations Policy.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor’s Degree in science or education from an accredited college or university

Five years experience in a science center, or similar informal education institution, developing and implementing programs

Five years experience in management and supervision

Demonstrated success in program development and evaluation

Demonstrated skill in written communication

Demonstrated success in business enterprises

Physical ability to lift up 25 pounds, and verbally project to large groups. 

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

 

SPECIAL EVENTS COORDINATOR

Special Events Department

Full-Time Position with Benefits

This special event planning position works directly with the Special Events Manager.  

Major responsibilities include planning and coordination of special events.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

Conducts site visits for clients and vendors.   

Coordinates, communicates, and distributes event information to other museum departments.

Performs administrative tasks such as updating and maintaining event files and all pertinent correspondence in a timely manner.

Creates Banquet Event Order per event meticulously detailing all information from Client.

Plans, organizes, prioritizes and coordinates work assignments from Special Events Manager and delegates appropriate assignments to Special Events Assistant.

Coordinates event needs with MOSI staff and/or outside vendors.

Partners with Special Events Manager to monitor deadlines and follow-ups for each client, as well as guarantees on meal and guest counts.

Tracks monthly beverage inventory.

Attends weekly interdepartmental meeting to confirm venue support in carrying out event logistics for the following week.

Works closely with Special Events Manager and Contract Chef in menu development.

Coordinates event execution to include event setup, delegation of staff, being attentive to client needs, ensuring timeline of program and food service are met, as well as breakdown according to MOSI opening standards. 

Ensures accurate and timely collection of deposits and payments.

Maintains Invoice Binder for Special Events Manager.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor’s Degree preferred

Minimum of one year experience in event planning required; two years preferred  

Ability to plan, organize, prioritize and coordinate work assignments

Required knowledge of Windows, Excel, Word and Adobe Acrobat 

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Creative self-starter, enthusiastic, personable, experienced working with volunteers

Strong leadership skills

Ability to work evenings, weekends and holidays

Ability to meet deadlines in a dynamic, customer service environment

Must be able to react quickly in high stress situations

Physically able to lift, carry and/or push supplies, tables and chairs up to 50 lbs.

Physically able to bend, kneel and reach to assist in event set-up as needed

 

INTERACTOR POSITIONS

Learning Experience Team

Part Time Positions

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

Presenting science programs and classes, on and off site, including environmental, space, health, chemistry, and physics

Driving and teaching on the MOSI in Motion Bus

Instructing youth of all ages during overnight camp ins

Teaching outreach programs and scout workshops 

Setting up and breaking down of equipment at each venue

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS:

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

Experience working with children and as a team member 

Ability to meet challenges with creativity and flexibility

Science, mathematics, and/or education background preferred

Fluent in Spanish a plus

Current CPR / First Aid certification a plus 

Must be 21 years of age or older due to driving requirement

Valid Florida Drivers License with clean driving record required 

Weekday, weekend, and overnight availability required

 

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 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


2014 SUMMER SCIENCE CAMP POSITIONS

If you would like to apply for a MOSI Summer Science Camp position, you may visit our Human Resources office to complete an application, or print a copy of our application using your browser and printer:

Click here to download our Summer Science Camp Application

To print the application, simply click "print" on your browser and wait for it to print. When the application printing is completed, click the "back" button on your browser to return to this page. If you would like to attach a resume to your application, please do so.  Applications must be mailed or dropped off to be considered for employment.

 

CAMP INSTRUCTOR

Education Department

Develop and deliver curriculum for our campers to be learning, making, tinkering and exploring STEAM content through a hands-on approach.  

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:  

Work collaboratively with MOSI staff and outside experts to create and deliver camp programming.  

Integrate science, math, engineering and/or technology into camps.  

Create age-appropriate curriculum for camp that incorporate critical thinking, problem solving and scientific methodology.

Participate in instructor training and orientation

Greet parents and students in a friendly and energetic manner.

Commitment to the philosophy and mission of MOSI

QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor’s degree preferred; Two-year degree or 5 years relevant experience may be substituted

Certified Florida Teaching Credential a plus

Two years experience instructing children and developing lesson plans required

Science and\or technology background or interest

Dependable and flexible with work schedule and duties

Experience serving diverse audiences of children

Valid Florida Drivers license required for certain classes

First Aid and\or CPR certification a plus

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

 

ENGINEERING/FABRICATION INSTRUCTOR

Education Department

Inspire kids and teens to engineer new ideas and to create with high-tech tools.

Apply your building and engineering skills and ability to create rewarding challenges that motivate and inspire students. Design 3D models, piece together robots, use fabrication technologies such as 3D printing and laser cutting to make prototypes. Build and tinker your way through an exciting and fun week of camp.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

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

Present planned activities pertaining to assigned classes in electronic form.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Proficient in electronics, computer-aided design, robotics, using shop tools, CNC machines and other design technologies.

Certified Florida Teaching Credential a plus but not required.  

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

Skilled in organizing students to build engineering projects.  

Dependable and flexible with work schedule and duties.

 

TEACHER ASSISTANTS

Summer Science Camp, Education Department

Feel the spirit of summer at MOSI!  Get out, get going and have fun in the sun while working at MOSI’s Summer Science Camp!

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

Supervise extended care in the morning, afternoon and at lunchtime and lead games and activities. 

Assist with overall camp operations and instructors with hands-on science and technology activities.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Monday through Friday weekday availability throughout summer

Mature, dependable and flexible with duties and schedule

Experience in working with children; teaching experience required

Science and technology background or interest

First Aid, CPR and Lifeguard training preferred

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

 

CERTIFIED LIFEGUARDS

Summer Science Camp, Education Department

If you are a Certified Lifeguard, AND

You enjoy working with children, AND

You enjoy having fun while you’re working, AND

You are willing to commit to working 4 weeks as a Lifeguard for MOSI’s travel camps this summer…...

THIS IS THE SUMMER JOB FOR YOU!

 

SUMMER TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT SPECIALIST

Education Department

Temporary, Full-Time Hourly Position

This position is responsible for providing technical support for summer science and technology programs.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

installs, maintains, and repairs various technology assets including desktop/laptop computers, servers, printers, and other miscellaneous computer peripherals.

Manages physical and virtual aspects of computer networks for educational programs.

Installs a wide variety of software including but not limited to operating systems, programming languages, multimedia production, etc…

Provides setup and support of audio/visual equipment for educational programs.

Maintains inventory of computer hardware, software, and other technical equipment.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Two year degree preferred in a technology related field 

Two years experience in implementation, operation, and maintenance in Microsoft, OSX and Linux environments preferred.

Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and an ability to multi task effectively. 

Creativity, high energy, an ability to be flexible, proactive and resourceful is highly valued.

Familiar with current technologies and software, particularly in open source and freeware solutions.

 

MOSI is a Drug Free Workplace

MOSI Participates in E-Verify

MOSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

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