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*SPARKING WONDER & CURIOSITY ABOUT OUR WORLD THROUGH HANDS-ON SCIENCE EXPERIENCES*

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.

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TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Summer Educator
Temporary position up to 27.5 hours per week from May 28, 2018 through August 3, 2018.  Position responsible for presenting and demonstrating inquiry-based science programs to campers.
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FULL-TIME EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Gift Shop Associate
McWane Science Center counts on the Gift Shop Associate to support 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.
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Vice President of Operations
McWane Science Center is seeking a Vice President of Operations to lead, support and expand its earned revenue areas which account for 70% of the organization’s $8+ million budget. Areas of supervision include Visitor Services, Food and Beverage, Retail Operations and Events (including Overnight Adventures and Birthdays). As a member of the senior management team actively participating in and supporting the center’s strategic plan, this position is also responsible for collaborating across departments to strengthen all aspects of the visitor experience and establish organization-wide practices supporting the highest level of customer service.
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Exhibit Fabricator/Builder
McWane Science Center counts on the Exhibit Fabricator/Builder to produce, install, repair and maintain exhibits from blueprints, sketches, models and/or concepts; to set-up and operate ship machinery and tools; and install/de-install and maintain temporary exhibits.  
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Cafe Associate
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.
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PART-TIME EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Gift Shop Associate (up to 20 hours per week)
McWane Science Center counts on the Gift Shop Associate to support 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.
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Education Specialist (up to 28 hours per week)
Position will engage visitors on-site and through Outreach in programs, classes, demonstrations, and activities in an enthusiastic, accurate, and interactive manner. Additionally, the part-time Education Specialist will develop and implement a variety of educational experiences including: reserved school programs, outreach programs, home school labs, summer/holiday camps, adult/teen program 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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Events Specialist — Birthdays (up to 16 hours per weekend)
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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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.
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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 Pi, Subway, Red Mango, the Grille and Daily Special.
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