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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:

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


Cafe Associate (up to 40 hours per week w/ benefits)
McWane Science Center counts on the Café Associate to provide the café with organizational and operational support and ensure the café meets sales, cleanliness and budgetary goals all while providing excellent customer service. Major duties include preparing and cooking food for the café and catering use, supporting all opening/closing procedures for food service areas and setting up café and venues for special events.
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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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Science Presenter (up to 20 hours per week)
Science 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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Visitor Services Representative (up to 20 hours per week)
Part-time position 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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Field Trip Facilitator (up to 28 hours per week)
The Field Trip Facilitator is instrumental in helping to ensure a positive experience for our reserved groups arriving for field trips. The position is responsible for enthusiastically greeting and checking in reserved groups as they arrive, distributing all admission tickets, reviewing the daily schedule, providing general orientation of the facility, assisting with storage and execution of lunch and departure procedures. Pre- and post-visit administrative work will also be involved to assist with internal operations and group appreciation opportunities. This position is primarily Monday through Friday.
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IMAX Theater Host (up to 25 hours per week)
McWane Science Center counts on the IMAX Theater Host to provide outstanding customer service to guests by assisting in the monitoring of film presentation and operational efficiency and providing positive guest service before, during and after all shows and special IMAX theater-related events.
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Foodie – Smart Café (up to 24 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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Cleaning Specialist (up to 20 hours per week through May 20)
McWane Science Center counts on the Cleaning 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.
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Summer Camp Counselor (up to 25 hours per week from May 29 — July 28, 2017)
Summer Camp Counselor duties include providing daily supervision of groups of campers, leading activities and assisting Educators with programs and with camp logistics. Other responsibilities will include assisting with before/after care and lunch supervision, taking shifts at the High Cycle and at the Shark & Ray Touch Tank and assisting “on the floor” with informal public presentations, demonstrations and exhibit interpretation. Summer Camp Counselors will also be expected to work every other weekend throughout the summer.
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Summer Educator (up to 27.5 hours per week from May 29 – July 28, 2017)
Summer Educators are responsible for presenting and demonstrating inquiry-based science programs to campers during summer months.  Duties include taking the lead role in the instruction of summer camps for ages 4K – 7th grade by developing and providing appropriate grade level programming, classroom management and instruction. Other responsibilities will include assisting with before/after care and lunch supervision, taking shifts at the High Cycle and at the Shark and Ray Touch Tank as well as assisting on the floor with informal public presentations, demonstrations and exhibit interpretation.  Summer Educators may also be trained and scheduled to present Outreaches throughout the state on the weeks they are not teaching camps.
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