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Employment Opportunities

We appreciate your interest in employment opportunities at McWane Science Center! Our open positions are listed below. If you see an opportunity you would like to pursue, please send in a resume. All contact information follows.

McWane Science Center also offers Internships and Volunteer/Docent opportunities. Please click here to learn more!

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Fax Human Resources: (205) 714-8400

Mail to Human Resources:
McWane Science Center
Attention: Human Resources
200 19th Street North
Birmingham, AL 35203

Employment offers are contingent upon the acceptable results of various background checks.

McWane Science Center will provide the Social Security Administration and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security, with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization via E-Verify.

McWane Science Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Visitor Services Representative
Full-time position (up to 40 hours per week) responsible for front-line ticket sales and customer service. This position will greet and check-in all guests while providing information about exhibits, events, IMAX films, memberships and other activities going on throughout the facility in a positive, polite and enthusiastic manner.
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Gift Shop/Retail Store Associate Really Cool Stuff
The Retail Store Associate is responsible for supporting the daily operations of the gift shop, Really Cool Stuff, by providing excellent customer service and a clean, relaxed shopping environment for all customers and guests and by assisting with all sales and merchandising.  Really Cool Stuff is open to the public Monday through Friday from 9AM until 5PM (6PM in the summer); 10AM until 6PM on Saturday and Noon until 6PM on Sunday.
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Exhibit Fabricator
McWane Science Center counts on the Exhibit Fabricator to fabricate, install, repair and maintain exhibits and environments to ensure our visitors have a safe and fun learning experience.
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Weekend Environmental Services Specialist
McWane Science Center counts on the Weekend Environmental Services Specialist to provide cleaning and sanitation services to McWane Science Center facilities in order to present a clean and safe environment. Specialist will perform light and heavy cleaning services that support daily operations in a cheerful attentive manner. When directed to do so, this position will assist the Environmental Services Manager and the Building Managers with the safety and security of the Center, its visitors and staff. The position will also assist in all other departments as needed. Additional hours and schedule shifts may/will be required to meet the needs of the Center.  Primary workdays will be Saturday and Sunday with occasional weekday evening work.
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Birthday Party Host (weekends with one weekend off per month)
McWane Science Center counts on the Birthday Party Host to provide excellent customer service to all guests while hosting birthday parties and supporting the operations of the birthday party program and the Education department. Accountabilities and major duties include: hosting birthday parties including the set-up and break-down of party rooms; facilitating on-site client contact and coordination during parties; presenting birthday parties programs; providing and maintaining excellent customer service to birthday guests as well as all visitors; and preparing for upcoming parties by organizing supplies, counting inventory and calling parents, if needed.
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Educator (up to 28 hours per week)
McWane Science Center counts on the part-time Educator to engage visitors in programs, classes, demonstrations, and activities in an enthusiastic, accurate, and interactive manner.  Additionally, the Educator develops and implements home school labs and summer and holiday camp programming that emphasizes interactive science learning that campers enjoy and parents value.  This position is also responsible for assisting with the care of the animals in our educational animal collection which includes feeding, cleaning and animal handling.
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Building Manager (up to 28 hours per week)
McWane Science Center counts on the Building Manager to provide security, safety and support to McWane personnel, the public, structures and properties; to oversee the daily operating and cleaning functions of assigned staff; and support the Special Events staff by setting up/breaking down tables, chairs, etc. for events hosted in the facility. The Building Manager will assume responsibility for shipping, receiving and materials handled for the facility and assist in all other departments as needed. This position is also responsible for managing the operation of the group lunchrooms. Additional hours and schedule shifts, including evening and/or weekend work, may/will be required to meet the needs of the facility.
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Foodie – Smart Cafe (up to 20 hours per week)
McWane Science Center counts on the Café Foodie to support the daily operations of the café and related special events by assisting with the preparation, presentation, sales and cleanliness of the department while providing excellent customer service.
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Education Presenter (up to 16 hours per week)
Education Presenters are responsible for engaging visitors in programs, classes, demonstrations and activities in an enthusiastic, accurate and interactive manner.  Education Presenters will connect with the public in settings including, but not limited to, floor programming, exhibit interpretation, birthday programs, public programs and special event programming.
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Early Childhood Education Presenter (up to 20 hours per week)
The Early Childhood Education Presenter is stationed within McWane Science Center’s early childhood area, Itty Bitty Magic City.  The position is responsible for greeting visitors in a friendly and outgoing manner; modeling play behavior at exhibits; presenting programs (including birthday parties); encouraging parents to play with their children; and keeping the entire area clean and safe at all times. This position will rotate throughout the day between cleaning/restaging, greeting/security and program presentations.
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IMAX Associate (up to 25 hours per week)
The IMAX Associate is responsible for all aspects of operation and visitor service in McWane Science Center’s motion-based simulator and will also be responsible for selling concessions to IMAX Theater and McWane Science Center guests.  Position will cross-train in Theater Host (and seasonal Winter Wonderland) responsibilities in order to support the daily operations of the IMAX Theater department.
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Cashier – Smart Café (up to 20 hours per week)
McWane Science Center counts on the Cashier to accurately process transactions for purchases in the café; maintain the appearance and consumables in the dining room; and provide an excellent customer service experience to café guests.
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