PLAN YOUR ADVENTURE

Choose from a spectacular, fulldome show in state-of-the-art Sudekum Planetarium; hands-on, interactive, science exhibits; or one of our award-winning programs like daily Science Live! demonstrations, 3D Printing Workshops, ScienceQuest Camps, Science Cafes, and other special events.

  800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville, TN 37203

 OPEN DAILY: Mon-Sun,10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 CLOSED: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve Day, and Christmas Day

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Employment Opportunities

Adventure Science Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


CURRENT OPENINGS:

Planetarium Educator (Part-Time)

Journey through space... every day!

The Adventure Science Center (ASC) and Sudekum Planetarium provide programs and experiences that engage students, teachers and the general public in astronomy and other science disciplines. With state of the art video, star, and laser projection systems, the Sudekum Planetarium has a rich history of high quality, engaging programming. ASC is seeking two part-time planetarium educators to be a part of this legacy.

We are looking for professionals who can display a strong work ethic, professionalism and upbeat positive attitude in a fast-paced customer service environment. This position is responsible for accurate and engaging presentation of all types of planetarium programs. Shows are presented 363 days per year, including on weekends, evenings, and holidays.

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

RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES:

  • Present live and recorded programs in the Sudekum Planetarium to all types of visitors and groups.
  • Respond to public and member inquiries after shows in the Planetarium.
  • Maintain familiarity with current developments in astronomy and space exploration and share knowledge with guests in a clear and concise manner.
  • Learn the specialized technical systems present in the Planetarium and perform basic troubleshooting, as required.
  • Assist with office responsibilities and other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Preferred: Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Science, Theatre, or Communications (High School Diploma required)
  • Demonstrated ability to:
    • Speak effectively to engage a large audience
    • Communicate science to people of various ages and learning levels
    • Operate modern computer technology
  • Professional appearance and demeanor
  • Additional preference will be given to applicants with experience working in a planetarium, observatory, or informal science education environment, including content creation and/or delivery.

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

Job Type: Part-time

TO APPLY:

Submit a cover letter (outlining experience and how it relates to the job description) and resume to hr@adventuresci.org (include “Planetarium Educator” in email subject line). Electronic submission required for all materials. Due to the volume of applications received, we will only contact candidates selected for interviews.

No phone calls, please.

Exhibit Facilitator (Part-Time)

It’s an Adventure!

Ever wonder what it feels like to walk on the moon or to be a WWII fighter pilot? Are you a fun, energetic person with a positive attitude?  Do you enjoy an atmosphere filled with people who are enthusiastic, upbeat and open to learning new things?  If so, we have THE job for you.  As an Exhibit Facilitator you’ll be on the front lines engaging with guests of all ages and helping to enhance their learning as they experience our many state-of-the-art exhibits.

The Adventure Science Center has a long standing tradition as one of Nashville’s premier family attractions. We have an immediate part-time position open for a person who is confident, enthusiastic, energetic, possess good communication skills and capable of interacting effectively with the public.  As an applicant for this position you bring a flexible willingness to learn, with an excitement and appreciation for expanding the minds of our guests. We are hiring a person with the right attitude more than the resume. We will train you.

As an Exhibit Facilitator:

You will be assisting guest with one or more of our exhibits during their visit to the science center. You will learn fun, interesting information to convey to the guests in an enthusiastic manner. Be aware of safety requirements and comply as you work each day.

This position offers an opportunity for:

  • Exciting, fast-paced environment
  • Cross training opportunities
  • Develop lifelong skills that will benefit you in any career
  • A great team to work with
  • Opportunities to grow and learn
  • A chance to put your creativity and problem solving skills to work

Job Essentials:

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • 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.

Required Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent

Job Type: Part-time

To Apply:

Send cover letter and resume to hr@adventuresci.org (include “Exhibit Facilitator” in email subject line). Your cover letter should include why you believe you are the right candidate for our next Exhibit Facilitator. No resume without a cover letter will be viewed.

No phone calls, please.

Guest Services Representative

What is your favorite childhood memory?

Adventure Science Center is expanding our Guest Services team and we’re looking for people who can display the enthusiasm and excitement that is necessary to help children make those memories.

We provide…

  • An exciting, fast-paced environment
  • Plenty of variety from day to day
  • A flexible part-time schedule
  • A great team to work with
  • Opportunities to learn and grow as an individual and as part of a team
  • A chance to put your creativity and problem solving skills to work

If you are at least 18 years old and can bring…

  • A willingness and ability to stand and bend throughout the day
  • Availability that allows for working peak days and hours, which are a combination of weekdays, weekends, and holidays
  • A high school diploma or equivalent
  • An appreciation for the minds and energy of children.
  • A desire to express excitement and information about the Adventure Science Center programs and exhibits to our visitors
  • The ability to be flexible and maintain a learning attitude
  • A drive to be friendly and professional

We prefer but do not require…

  • Exhibit Operators that have experience harnessing and/or as an educator
  • Gift Shop Associates that have experience in low pressure but highly informative sales
  • Front Desk Associates that can promote sales while listening to and delivering on guests’ needs

To Apply:

Send cover letter and resume to hr@adventuresci.org (include “Guest Services” in email subject line).

No phone calls, please. We are focused on making memories with our visitors!

Birthday Parties Coordinator (Part-Time)

Position Description – Responsibilities and Requirements:

Adventure Science Center is looking for an upbeat, well-organized person to organize supplies for, and staff children’s birthday parties, including presenting a science-based program to guests. Candidates should be comfortable with making presentations, customer-service oriented, want to work with children and their families and possess computer reservation skills. This is a 14-hour/week position requiring weekend work (Saturdays and Sundays 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.) .

Job Type: Part-time

To Apply:

Send cover letter and resume to hr@adventuresci.org (include “Birthday Coordinator” in email subject line).

No phone calls, please.

Gift Shop (Part-Time)

It’s an Adventure!

Ever dream of spending your days surrounded by robots and dinosaurs? Are you a fun, energetic person with a positive attitude?  Do you enjoy an atmosphere filled with people who are enthusiastic, upbeat and open to learning new things?  If so, we have THE job for you.  As a Guest Service Representative at Spark! Science Emporium, you’ll be on the front lines engaging with guests of all ages and helping to enhance their learning as they experience all the Adventure Science Center has to offer and continue the learning and fun at home.

Adventure Science Center has a long standing tradition as one of Nashville’s premier family attractions. We have an immediate part-time position open for a person who is confident, enthusiastic, energetic, possesses good communication skills and is capable of interacting effectively with the public.  As an applicant for this position you bring a flexible willingness to learn, with an excitement and appreciation for expanding the minds of our guests. We are hiring a person with the right attitude more than the resume. We will train you.

As a Guest Services Representative at Spark!:

You will assist guests with finding educational games, kits and resources to help foster learning at home.  You will also recommend great souvenir items to guests visiting ASC. You will learn fun, interesting information to convey to the guests in an enthusiastic manner. Be aware of safety requirements and comply as you work each day.

This position offers an opportunity for:

  • Exciting, fast-paced environment
  • Cross training opportunities
  • Developing lifelong skills that will benefit you in any career
  • A great team to work with
  • Opportunities to grow and learn
  • A chance to put your creativity and problem solving skills to work

Job Essentials:

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • 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.

Required Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent

Job Type: Part-time

To Apply:

Submit cover letter (outlining why you believe you’re the right candidate), resume and contact information for three professional references to:

hr@adventuresci.org (include “Gift Shop” in email subject line)

Electronic submission required for all materials. Due to the volume of applications received, we will only contact candidates selected for interviews. No resume without a cover letter will be viewed.

No phone calls, please.

800 Fort Negley Blvd. Nashville, TN 37203
Hours: 10:00am - 5:00pm
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