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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!

E-Mail Human Resources: HR@mcwane.org

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


FULL-TIME EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Technical Support Specialist
The Technical Support Specialist will serve as a business and systems resource, implementing technical solutions to business needs. The person in this position will review, analyze, evaluate and implement functional specifications for organizational hardware and software needs. He/She will be the first line of response for end user needs.  He/she will document business and systems requirements, define and design scope and objectives, translate requirements into specifications, and formulate systems to parallel overall business unit strategies. Monitors systems for functionality and availability to users, troubleshoots, and responds to user inquiries. The Technical Support Specialist will work with organization staff and external resources to ensure quality delivery and successful systematic rollouts, other system integration and relationships, upgrades, maintenance and overall customer service.
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Gift Shop Associate
The Gift Shop Associate is responsible for supporting the daily operations of the gift shop, Cool Stuff Store, by providing excellent customer service and a clean, relaxed shopping environment for all customers and guests and by assisting with all sales and merchandising.  Cool Stuff Store 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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PART-TIME EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Reservations Specialist (up to 20 hours per week; up to 24 hours per week)
McWane Science Center counts on the Reservations Specialist to be an enthusiastic and knowledgeable first impression of McWane Science Center by assisting guests, including group leaders, in planning their visits by providing accurate information about all exhibits, events, IMAX films, memberships and other activities in the center.
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Member Services Representative (up to 20 hours per week including weekends)
McWane Science Center counts on the Member Services Representative to be an enthusiastic and knowledgeable first impression of the McWane Science Center; to assist members with checking-in, membership sales and renewals at the Member Desk; to provide accurate information about all exhibits, events, IMAX films and other activities in the center; and to resolve any issues with a positive and polite attitude.
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Events Specialist — Birthdays (primarily weekends w/ 1 weekend off per month)
McWane Science Center counts on the Birthday Specialist to assist with the organization and implementation of the Birthday Party Program at McWane Science Center, as well as offering support for other special events, including but not limited to overnight adventures. The Birthday Specialist is responsible for providing excellent customer service to all guests and supporting the operations of the Special Events Department through the organization and distribution of all program materials, leading various activities and programs, and working directly with the Director of Special Events to ensure cohesiveness, productivity, and thorough communication within the organization.
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Education Specialist (up to 28 hours per week)
McWane Science Center counts on the Education Specialist to engage visitors in programs, classes, demonstrations, and activities in an enthusiastic, accurate, and interactive manner. Additionally, the Education Specialist develops and implements a variety of educational experiences including: reserved school programs, outreach programs, home school labs, summer/holiday camps, adult/teen programs, professional development workshops and special educational events/projects. 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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IMAX Theater Film Projectionist (up to 25 hours per week)
McWane Science Center counts on the IMAX Projectionist to be responsible for the operation of theater systems and assisting with the supervision of Theater Hosts, IMAX Associates and volunteers to ensure the highest possible visitor satisfaction, presentation quality and operational efficiency.
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IMAX Theater 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 and Summer) responsibilities in order to support the daily operations of the IMAX Theater department.
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Dining Room Attendant – Smart Cafe (up to 16 hours per week)
McWane Science Center counts on the Dining Room Attendant to support the daily operations of the Cafe by ensuring that the Smart Cafe dining room is clean, inviting and well-stocked while providing excellent customer service.
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Cashier – Smart Cafe (up to 22 hours per week)
McWane Science Center counts on the Cashier to accurately process transactions for purchases in the café/food court area; maintain the appearance and consumables in the dining room; and provide an excellent customer service experience to café guests.
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Casual Dining Cook and Prep (up to 24 hours per week)
Position responsible for supporting 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.   Food court areas include Pizza Hut, Subway, Red Mango, the Grille and Daily Special.
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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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