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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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TEMPORARY/SEASONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Holiday Associate (3 days per week for 7 weeks; November 20 – January 5)
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 IMAX theater support.

This is a temporary, part-time position running from November 20, 2019 through January 5, 2020 (3 work days per week for 7 weeks).  McWane Science Center is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Monday – Friday shifts will run 9:30AM until 5PM; Saturday shifts will run 10:30AM until 6PM; Sunday shifts will run 12:30PM until 6PM.  Some evening work will also be available.

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FULL-TIME EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Manager of Group Services and Reservations
McWane Science Center counts on the Manager of Group Services and Reservations to develop, plan and execute a sales strategy targeted at visitor groups of 15 people or more, Birthday Parties and Overnight Adventures. The position is responsible for leading and developing the Groups Team which is comprised of Reservation Specialists, Field Trip Facilitators and Group Event Specialists as well overseeing the overall operations of the department. The position will ensure that hospitality and professionalism are foremost in assisting all visitors while collaborating with other departments and divisions of McWane Science Center to support our mission, vision and strategy.
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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

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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Weekend Member Services Representative
The Weekend 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 Saturdays from 9:30AM until 1:30PM and Sundays from 11:30AM until 3:30PM with one weekend off per month.
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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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