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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 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

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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PART-TIME TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Holiday IMAX Associate (up to 24 hours per week from November 12 – January 6)
The temporary Holiday IMAX Associate will provide excellent customer service to all guests while primarily staffing McWane Science Center’s holiday-themed indoor slide, zip-line and riding train and cross-training in Concessions and overall theater support.  This is a temporary position running from November 12, 2018 through January 6, 2018.  McWane Science Center is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
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Model Train Technician (up to 28 hours per week from November 17 – January 6)
McWane Science Center is seeking an experienced model railroad enthusiast for a paid, part-time contract position during our upcoming holiday “Magic of Model Trains” exhibit. The exhibit will open to the public on November 17, 2018 and run through January 6, 2019.
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FULL-TIME EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Facility Maintenance Technician
McWane Science Center counts on the Facility Maintenance Technician to provide maintenance, security, safety and support for McWane Science Center’s personnel, the public, structures and properties. Adhere to schedule of preventive maintenance necessary for optimum functioning of equipment and the facility. Oversee the daily operating and cleaning functions of assigned staff. Support the special event staff by set-up and take-down of tables, chairs, etc. for special events hosted in the facility. Will assume responsibility for shipping, receiving and materials handled for the facility and assist in all other departments as needed. The shift will be 5 days/week over a 7-day period varying between “opening” (6:30AM) and “closing” (10:00PM). Additional hours and schedule shifts may/will be required to meet the needs of the Center.
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Special Events Coordinator
McWane Science Center counts on the Special Events Coordinator to effectively execute the organization and implementation of Special Events, specifically including but not limited to Overnight Adventures and Birthday Parties, as well as assisting with all other events at McWane Science Center. The Special Events Coordinator will serve as a liaison between clients and key departments and work directly with the Director of Special Events to ensure cohesiveness, productivity, and thorough communication within the organization.
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PART-TIME EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Visitor Services Representative (up to 28 hours per week)
McWane Science Center counts on the Visitor Services Representative to be an enthusiastic and knowledgeable first impression of the McWane Science Center; assist visitors, including group leaders, plan their trips with accurate information about all exhibits, events, IMAX films, memberships and other activities in the center and resolve any issues with a positive and polite attitude.
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Weekend Visitor Services Representative (Saturdays, Sundays and 1 week day with 1 weekend off per month)
McWane Science Center counts on the Visitor Services Representative to be an enthusiastic and knowledgeable first impression of the McWane Science Center; assist visitors, including group leaders, plan their trips with accurate information about all exhibits, events, IMAX films, memberships and other activities in the center and resolve any issues with a positive and polite attitude.
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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.  The gift shop closes at 5PM Monday – Friday and 6PM on Saturday and Sunday.
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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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Events Specialist — Birthdays (weekends w/ 1 weekend off per month)
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/as needed)
Assists with the organization and implementation of Overnight Adventures at McWane Science Center as well as offer support for other special events including but not limited to birthday parties. The Overnight Adventure Specialist is responsible for providing excellent customer service to all guests and supporting the operations of Special Events through the organization and distribution of all program materials; leading various activities and programs; spending the night according to the overnight rotation; and working directly with the Director of Events to ensure cohesiveness, productivity, and thorough communication within the organization.
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