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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 Volunteer and 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

Due to the large volume of resumes received, we are unable to return telephone calls from candidates inquiring about the status of their resume. 

Employment offers are contingent upon the acceptable results of various background checks including, but not limited to, criminal and child abuse/neglect.

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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FULL-TIME EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Facilities Maintenance Technician 
Responsible for the maintenance, security, safety and support for McWane Science Center’s personnel, the public, structures and properties. Responsibilities include adhering to the schedule of preventive maintenance necessary for optimum functioning of equipment and the facility; overseeing the daily operating and cleaning functions of assigned staff; supporting the special event staff by set-up and take-down of tables, chairs, etc. for facility events as well as reserved lunches; assuming responsibility for shipping, receiving and materials handled for the facility; and assisting in all other departments as needed.  The workweek for this position will primarily be Tuesday through Saturday for 40 hours per week.
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Staff Accountant
Full-time position responsible for the general accounting function including preparing journal entries; maintaining balance sheet schedules and ledgers; account and bank reconciliations; and daily cash receipt processes.  Will also assist with monthly closings and account analysis and support the Vice President in carrying out the responsibilities of the Accounting department.
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PART-TIME EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Volunteer Services Coordinator (up to 28 hours per week)
McWane Science Center counts on the Volunteer Services Coordinator to assist in coordinating volunteers across the science center and in the scheduling of floor programming and exhibit interpretation to ensure the excellence of the visitor experience. This position will work closely with the Manager of Volunteer Services to complete daily schedules. They will make frequent daily checks and work with the volunteer staff to provide support and monitor performance while motivating them to provide a dynamic and fun experience for our guests. They will also facilitate exhibit interpretation, including the Touch Tank, High Cycle, etc. on a regular basis. Weekend and evening work is required.
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Group Events Specialist – Birthdays (Saturdays/Sundays; 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 McWane 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 Group Services Department through the organization and distribution of all program materials, leading various activities/programs and working directly with the Manager of Group Events and Reservations and the Group Events Assistant 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 part-time Education Specialist to 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 develops and implements 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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Science Presenter (up to 20 hours per week)
McWane Science Center counts on the Science Presenter to engage visitors in programs, classes, demonstrations and activities in an enthusiastic, accurate and interactive manner.  The Science Presenter will engage the public in settings including, but not limited to, floor programming, exhibit interpretation, public programs and special event programming.
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Member Services Representative (Mondays, Thursdays & Fridays from 8:30AM until 12:30PM)
The Member Services Representative is an enthusiastic and knowledgeable first impression of McWane Science Center and is responsible for assisting members with checking-in, selling memberships and processing renewals at the Member Desk; providing accurate information about all exhibits, events, IMAX films and other activities in the center; and resolving any issues with a positive and polite attitude. Workdays include Monday, Thursday and Friday (days are negotiable except for Friday) from 8:30AM until 12:30PM.
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Cashier at 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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IMAX Theater Associate (up to 25 hours per week)
The part-time IMAX Associate is responsible for all aspects of operation and visitor service within McWane Science Center’s concessions area with cross-training in Theater Host (and seasonal holiday and summer) responsibilities in order to support the daily operations of the IMAX Theater department.
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Cafe Associate – Smart Cafe (up to 20 hours per week)
McWane Science Center counts on the Smart Café Quick Service team member 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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