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  800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville, TN 37203

 OPEN DAILY: Mon-Sun, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 CLOSED: Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

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Employment opportunities

Adventure Science Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are proud to offer a quality, full time benefits program with  comprehensive medical, dental and vision packages that include company paid life insurance, two weeks of paid vacation, 10 days of holidays and more.


CURRENT OPENINGS:

Exhibit operator (part-time)

Exhibit Operator

Adventure Science Center’s purpose is to transform lives through extraordinary experiences in science and innovation, and our vision is to become a nationally renowned destination science center.  ASC provides powerful exhibitions and inspiring programs with exceptional guest experiences that deepen the engagement of all ages in science and science-related disciplines. ASC supports STEAM education and workforce development through industry collaboration by presenting science in an engaging, innovative manner.

Position Overivew

This position is responsible to assist guests with one or more of our exhibits. Learn and comply with all safety procedures with 100% consistency while maintaining orderly and educational atmosphere with a positive, enthusiastic delivery.   This position is responsible for simultaneously giving all guests a memorable experience by providing a safe, educational and fun encounter. 

Qualifications and Skills:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Fun, energetic person with a positive attitude
  • Encourage candidates pursuing a college degree at local universities to apply
  • Capable of working in a positive manner with children and guests of all ages
  • Responsible, reliable and professional work ethic
  • An approachable, friendly, enthusiastic personality
  • Focus and ability to multitask
  • Eager to learn and educate guests of all ages
  • Strong communication skills with a customer service oriented focus
  • Demonstrate ability to follow instructions and procedures
  • Must be capable of general physical movement, standing and bending throughout the day.
  • Availability to work peak days and hours, combination of weekdays, weekends and holidays.
  • A flexible willingness to learn, with an excitement and appreciation for expanding the minds of our guests.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • You will be interactive while assisting and teaching guests with one or more of our exhibits during their visit to the Adventure Science Center.
  • You will learn fun, interesting information to convey and teach to the guests in an enthusiastic, and safe manner. Always mindful of safety issues with the exhibits.
  • Setting an example of quality customer service
  • Be aware of safety requirements and comply as you work each day while creating an engaging experience for our ASC guests

Benefits:

  • We offer flexible part-time schedule
  • An exciting, fast-paced environment
  • Opportunity to learn and grow with cross training opportunities
  • Free employee parking
  • Great work location-easy interstate access
  • Great Part time Employee Perks
  • Develop lifelong skills that will benefit you in any career
  • Plenty of variety from day to day
  • Work with a positive, motivated team
  • Put your creativity and problem solving skills to work

This is intended to be a job ad providing information of a general nature and level of work to be performed.  This position profile should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel in this position.

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

TO APPLY:

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

Adventure Science Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Director of Exhibitions (full-time)

Adventure Science Center’s purpose is to transform lives through extraordinary experiences in science and innovation, and our vision is to become a nationally renowned destination science center.  ASC provides powerful exhibitions and inspiring programs with exceptional guest experiences that deepen the engagement of all ages in science and science-related disciplines. ASC supports STEAM education and workforce development through industry collaboration by presenting science in an engaging, innovative manner.  

Position Summary

The Director of Exhibitions is responsible for overseeing the creation of engaging exhibitions that that highlights science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) and inspire curiosity for every visitor in ASC’s growing, diverse audience.   

As lead of the department, the Director of Exhibitions is charged with the development of existing and new talent.  With special emphasis on creating a strong exhibitions team, this role will help equip the team to develop, evolve, and evaluate existing and proposed exhibits, with the goals of engaging guests and increasing visitation as well as ensuring accessibility, ease of maintenance, and effectiveness at achieving ASC’s mission. 

This position has multiple direct reports within the exhibitions department. This position will also work closely with the Facilities Manager and Planetarium Manager (Sudekum Planetarium), to support their efforts in achieving the goals of ASC.  

The Director of Exhibitions must exhibit excellent leadership skills and develop a creative environment by possessing a passion for informal science and learning. Experience managing museum exhibition development, installations, and exhibition teams; knowledge of forthcoming exhibition trends and technology; possessing creative talent are all essential.  Experience with maintenance staff is a plus.

Qualifications

  • Education:  Bachelor’s degree required.  In lieu of a degree, 5-7 years with proven track record in exhibition management, preferably in the context of a museum opening or major exhibit renovation.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in successfully managing human and material resources in the supervision and maintenance of museum exhibits.
  • Experience working in a museum environment and working with physical and digital interactive exhibits

Job Essentials

  • Generate and maintain understanding of existing and forthcoming exhibition trends and technology, to ensure ASC remains at the forefront of understanding emerging innovations in our region and beyond.  Including, but not exclusive of:
    • Provide direction for the evolution of ASC’s exhibitions, working closely with CEO, VP and all stakeholders to ensure that exhibits support the mission and vision of ASC.
    • Lead in a positive manner that demonstrates the value of the guest as the ultimate client for the continuation advancement of ASC.
    • Maintain a dynamic array of collaborators ranging from industry, academia, scientific, research, and education communities to allow for new ideas to manifest in ASC’s exhibitions and exhibits. 
    • Create and manage a two year operating budget for exhibition creation, revision and maintenance.  
    • Determine staffing, supervision, training and assessment required for excellence and cost effective exhibition operations.
  • Establish the short and long-term exhibition and exhibit goals for the museum and manage a plan of work to achieve these goals, including but not exclusive of:
    • Help in formulating the museum’s long-range plan for implementing major exhibitions (e.g. Health, Sports and Human Performance) that provide the highest quality experience possible for guests.
    • Assemble a highly skilled team of Exhibit Technicians and Volunteers to ensure excellence within the department and ASC.
    • Evaluate the effectiveness of the museum’s exhibits using quantitative and qualitative information gathering and assessment.
    • Help bring together and coordinating content advisory teams for major ASC exhibition to:  help build relationships and engage a wide array of talent; foster collaboration and ensure diversity of thoughts and voices be incorporated into ASC exhibitions; engage ASC’s audiences early in the exhibit development process; solicit feedback and ensure that exhibits exceed audiences’ needs and expectations.
    • Coordinate a network of agencies and/or individuals that can assist the museum with exhibition design, fabrication and multimedia creations, needs and maintenance; Solicits proposals and evaluates bids from these groups or individuals.
    • Build and supervise an efficient exhibit maintenance tracking system to understand costs of exhibit maintenance including labor, exhibit downtime, parts lists and maintenance notes to ensure that budget expenses are controlled.
    • Manage overall workload and work plan of all personnel to implement cost-effective, daily exhibit maintenance and revision.

This is intended to be a job ad providing information of a general nature and level of work to be performed.  This position profile should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel in this position.

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

To Apply:

To be considered for this position, applicants must meet qualifications, submit a cover letter (outlining experience and how it relates to the job description), resume and contact information for three professional references to hr@adventuresci.org.  Electronic submission required for all materials. To expedite processing, please reference the position title in the subject line of your message.  No phone calls please.  Due to the volume of applications received, we will only contact candidates selected for interviews. Deadline for Applications:  September 20, 2019

Adventure Science Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Gift shop associate (regular part-time and part-time-seasonal)

Adventure Science Center is expanding our Guest Services team. There are positions available for the weekend schedule at this time. We're looking for professionals who can display a strong work ethic, professionalism and upbeat positive attitude in a fast-paced customer service environment. .

To be considered as an applicant we require a professional cover letter, resume and references.

Gift shop responsibilities and duties:

  • Provide quality retail customer service through guest interactions and sales
  • Stay current on product and sales approaches by maintaining product knowledge
  • Keep gift shop stocked, organized and merchandised to retail managers standards
  • Assist in maintaining accurate inventory through proper receiving methods, cycle counts, and periodic full inventories
  • Gain and share full retail knowledge of Adventure Science Center products and services in order to service guests
  • Assist guests with finding educational games, kits and other store products to promote learning at home
  • Learn information to convey to guests in a an enthusiastic manner
  • Gift shop lead position added responsibilities as assisting manager in several retail functions as well as capability of running gift shop in manager’s absence.

Qualifications and skills:

  • High school diploma
  • Cash handling experience preferred
  • Encourage candidates pursuing a college degree at local universities to apply
  • An approachable, friendly, enthusiastic personality
  • Responsible, reliable and professional work ethic
  • Focus and ability to multitask
  • Eager to learn and educate our guests of all ages
  • Past retail or sales experience a plus for gift shop applicants
  • Strong communication skills with a customer service oriented focus
  • For gift shop retail position cash handling experience preferred. For gift shop lead position, minimum 2 years retail experience preferred.
  • Must be capable of general physical movement i.e. standing and bending throughout the day.
  • Availability to work peak days and hours, combination of weekdays, weekends and holidays

Benefits:

  • We offer flexible part-time schedule
  • An exciting, fast-paced environment
  • Opportunity to learn and grow with cross training opportunities
  • Develop lifelong skills that will benefit you in any career
  • Plenty of variety from day to day
  • Work with a positive, motivated team
  • Put your creativity and problem solving skills to work

To apply:

Send cover letter, 3 professional references and resume to hr@adventuresci.org

No phone calls, please.

Guest services lead (full-time, hourly)

Adventure Science Center’s purpose is to transform lives through extraordinary experiences in science and innovation, and our vision is to become a nationally renowned destination science center.  ASC provides powerful exhibitions and inspiring programs with exceptional guest experiences that deepen the engagement of all ages in science and science-related disciplines.

 Position Overview

As a member of Adventure Science center each team member is expected to deliver consistent, quality service with enthusiasm, positive attitude and respect to all ASC guests. This position is responsible for assisting the Guest Services or Retail managers with the smooth operation of the guest experience in all guest locations; Guest Services desk, lobby, exhibits and gift shop, in addition to conducting duties in the absence of the Guest Services and/or Retail managers. Staff is expected to perform his/her job with a sense of pride in his/her work, while also contributing to the success of his/her co-workers as well as the entire Adventure Science Center Organization.
 

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Previous guest relations experience-2-4  years
  • Passion for serving others
  • Possess strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Be reliable, flexible and personable
  • Strong supervisory skills
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and work well in a team environment

Job Responsibilites:

  • In the absence of the Guest Services Manager or Guest Services Assistant Manager or upon their direction:
  • Set the example for exceptional Customer Service through sales and guest relations
  • Supervise and support Guest Services staff and cover positons as needed
  • Monitor internal controls as it relates to cash handling by Guest Service staff
  • Maintain an up-to-date, working knowledge of ASC’s exhibitions, programs, events and services available for the general public and for ongoing training of Guest Service Staff
  • Anticipate guest needs and solve issues or concerns with positive, courteous, respectful, professional attitude

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

To Apply:

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

Adventure Science Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Ad statement: 

This is intended to be a job ad providing information of a general nature and level of work to be performed.  This position profile should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel in this position.

Guest services representative (regular part-time and part-time-seasonal)

Position Overview

Adventure Science Center is expanding our Guest Services team. Part time Positions available on all shifts, weekday and weekends. The daily schedule is 8:45 to 5:30 and will vary.  We're looking for professionals who can display a strong work ethic, professionalism and upbeat positive attitude in a fast-paced customer service environment. Currently the open positions are for Guest Services Representative.

To be considered as an applicant we require a professional cover letter and resume and references.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • High School Diploma
  • Basic knowledge of customer service principles, techniques systems and standards
  • Cash handling experience preferred
  • Bilingual skills/Spanish a plus
  • Encourage candidates pursuing a college degree at local universities to apply
  • An approachable, friendly, enthusiastic personality
  • Responsible, reliable and professional work ethic
  • Availability to work peak days and hours, combination of weekdays, weekends and holiday

Guest Services Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Greeting and assisting guests in making choices for daily activities with superior customer service
  • Up-selling and cross-selling Adventure Science Center Programs and memberships
  • Willingness to learn and gain full knowledge of exhibit, products and services
  • Capable of resolving guest concerns with professional, friendly customer service approach
  • Balancing Cash drawer daily
  • Become a reliable point of contact for guests to establish strong customer service relationship

Benefits of Working with ASC:

  • We offer flexible part-time schedule
  • An exciting, fast-paced environment
  • Opportunity to learn and grow with cross training opportunities
  • Free employee parking
  • Great work location-easy interstate access
  • Great Part time Employee Perks
  • Develop lifelong skills that will benefit you in any career
  • Plenty of variety from day to day
  • Work with a positive, motivated team
  • Put your creativity and problem solving skills to work

Job Ad statement: 

This is intended to be a job ad providing information of a general nature and level of work to be performed.  This position profile should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel in this position.

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

TO APPLY:

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

Adventure Science Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Learning Specialist I

Adventure Science Center’s purpose is to transform lives through extraordinary experiences in science and innovation, and our vision is to become a nationally renowned destination science center. ASC provides powerful exhibitions and inspiring programs with exceptional guest experiences that deepen the engagement of all ages in science and science-related disciplines.
POSITION OVERVIEW

This position is responsible for the delivery of quality, hands-on science programs to schools, educational institutions/organizations, ASC campers and the general public. Ideal candidates are creative, tactful, and flexible and are able to enthusiastically and accurately explain science content to ASC guests.

Job Essentials:

  • Present inquiry based, hands-on science programs for school groups, general public, and camp in accordance with ASC’s prescribed model, either on site in classrooms, on museum floor, or via outreach.
  • Facilitate in organizing and welcoming entry of students, school faculty, and chaperones
  • Develop, plan, and lead programming for assigned public events and special public programs & events
  • Proactively engage guests in personal, inspiring interactions
  • Perform, core operational functions of visitor safety and wayfinding

Qualifications:

  • B.S. or B.A and individuals in a science field, education, or theater may be given preference
  • Experience creating and teaching inquiry based hands-on science programs is preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
  • Professional appearance and demeanor
  • Must possess a valid TN driver’s license, the ability to drive to off-site locations, and maintain a satisfactory driving record

Our Values

We are playful and passionate experimenters

We think big, embrace risk, and evolve our ideas in order to lead.

We are collaborative with each other and our whole community.

We foster diversity, curiosity and creativity to make our experience unique.

This is intended to be a job ad providing information of the general nature and level of work to be performed. This position profile should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel in this position.

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

To Apply:

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

Adventure Science Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Summer day camp staff (seasonal)

POSITION OVERVIEW

Camp at Adventure Science Center provides a wide range of science enrichment programs for youth ages 5-12.  Programs combine science, technology, engineering and math in ways that encourage kids to actively discover and examine concepts for themselves. We inspire a life-long passion for learning and teach kids creative problem-solving skills, teamwork, persistence and follow-through in a fun learning environment.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Encourage a positive learning environment, fostering passion for science and Adventure Science Center.
  • Supervise and interact with campers, facilitating activities and experiments with a focus on scientific content
  • Identify the needs of campers and guests and work to make each experience a positive one
  • Delegate tasks to in room volunteers while creating a positive experience
  • Proactively engage campers in personal, inspiring interactions
  • Anticipate campers needs and solve guests issueswith a positive, courteous and professional attitude

 

SPECIFIC JOB KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND TRAITS

  • Enthusiasm for kids and education
  • Must be willing to take initiative, be flexible and possess a “can-do” attitude
  • Reliable, courteous and collaborative team player

 

SPECIAL CONDITIONS   

  • Summer shifts may vary week to week: Monday through Friday 7:30 am to 5:30 pm
  • This is a full-time temporary, seasonal summer job
  • Candidates must be available the following 2019 summer camp dates:
    • May 28 through May 31 for camp training
    • June 3 through June 28  SUMMER CAMP IN SESSION
    • July 8 through August 9 SUMMER CAMP IN SESSION

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Ability to manage large groups in a fun, educational environment
  • Positive attitude required: strong desire to work with and inspire children and adult guests from diverse backgrounds in a fun, learning atmosphere

Please note this job ad is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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

TO APPLY:

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

Adventure Science Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Program Manager, Evaluation & Impact (full-time)

Adventure Science Center’s purpose is to transform lives through extraordinary experiences in science and innovation, and our vision is to become a nationally renowned destination science center.  ASC provides powerful exhibitions and inspiring programs with exceptional guest experiences that deepen the engagement of all ages in science and science-related disciplines. 

POSITION OVERVIEW 

This position is responsible for leading evaluation and research studies to support the work of the Learning & Outreach department, including museum and external projects. Ideal candidates are tactful, flexible, and team focused with a positive attitude and high EQ. and are able to enthusiastically and accurately explain science content to ASC guests.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • B.S. or B.A  required, M.S preferred 
  • Experience creating, validating, and implementing evaluative instruments
  • Experience planning and leading an evaluation and/or research study
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Conduct evaluation and research

  • Plan and conduct evaluation and research studies, which includes understanding the context, developing a plan, developing instruments, planning data collection, conducting analysis, and reporting findings
  • Use appropriate tools, software, piloting strategies, and other professional practices and expertise to do this work
  • Conduct studies using theory and practice that include and amplify voices from individuals and communities that might not be regularly heard or represented
  • Plan work using insights and practices from existing work in evaluation and research methods, equity and access research, and informal science education

Work collaboratively to achieve goals

  • Work collaboratively, on teams inside the department, division, museum, and beyond, to achieve project outcomes
  • Lead teams that do collaborative work, mostly within the department
  • Support department norms for collaborative work through existing and emerging structures
  • Support the conceptualization and planning of new projects, including internal work, external grant solicitations, external project bids, and more
  • Share findings, ideas, and methods from evaluation and research work within the museum, with the larger field of informal education and museums, and with study participants where appropriate

 

SPECIFIC JOB KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND TRAITS 

  • Knowledge and experience with quantitative and qualitative evaluation methodologies
  • Ability to juggle and prioritize multiple projects effectively and meet deadlines
  • Knowledge of current technology to create dynamic and engaging presentations.
  • Knowledge of current best evaluative practices 
  • Desire to support the mission of ASC
  • Understanding of the importance and value of working as part of a larger cross-functional and intra-departmental team in a professional, courteous, and collaborative manner 

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

To Apply:

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

Adventure Science Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

800 Fort Negley Blvd. Nashville, TN 37203
615-862-5160
Hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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