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
TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Holiday Associate – IMAX Theater (up to 25 hours per week/ temporary through early February 2018)
The temporary Holiday IMAX Associate will provide excellent customer service to all guests while staffing McWane Science Center’s holiday-themed Ice Slide, Zip-Line and Indoor Riding Train while cross-training in Concessions, IMAX ticket sales and overall theater support during Star Wars: The Last Jedi. This is a temporary position running from mid-November through early February. Both day time and night times shifts will be available (up to 25 hours per week).
FULL-TIME EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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.
This position will begin the first week of January 2018.
Assistant Cafe Manager
The Assistant Cafe Manager will be responsible for following all rules of the Jefferson County Health Department; assisting with the daily operations of the Smart Cafe (food court, school lunches and catering) including, but not limited to, food and beverage preparation as well as various cleaning and re-staging functions; assisting with personnel issues among all food service staff; and serving as the lead in the Director’s absence. As an Assistant Manager, you must have the drive to grow and succeed professionally and a natural aptitude for leadership. You must be friendly, bright and organized and you must possess superb customer service and communication skills. You must also display the integrity and character necessary to make ethical decisions for our business and customers and you must take initiative to drive activity and change.
McWane Science Center counts on the Cafe Associate to provide the cafe with organizational and operational support and ensure the cafe meets sales, cleanliness and budgetary goals all while providing excellent customer service. Major duties include preparing and cooking food for the cafe and catering use, supporting all opening/closing procedures for food service areas and setting up cafe and venues for special events.
PART-TIME EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Building/Facilities Assistant (up to 28 hours per week)
McWane Science Center counts on the part-time Building Manager to provide maintenance, security, safety and support for McWane Science Center’s personnel, the public, structures and properties. Work schedule (days and hours) will be on a rotational basis.
Ticketing/Visitor Services Representative (up to 20 hours per week)
Part-time position (up to 20 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.
Reservations Specialist (up to 20 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.
Events Specialist – Overnight Adventures (on-call)
The Events Specialist – Overnight Adventures is responsible for assisting with the organization and implementation of Overnight Adventures at McWane Science Center as well as offering support for other special events including, but not limited to, birthday parties. This position is responsible for providing excellent customer service and supporting the operations of the Special Events Department through the organization and distribution of all program materials; leading various activities and programs; and spending the night according to the overnight rotation.
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.
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.
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.
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.