At MODS, you can have a career that makes a difference. We are always looking for hardworking, dedicated employees and volunteers to help fulfill the Museum’s mission of connecting people to inspiring science. Our vision is for a society where people of all ages engage with science and discovery to strengthen our community.
MODS values includes:
- DISCOVERY – Provide hands-on, inquiry-based lifelong learning experiences. Introduce innovation through exhibits, programs and films designed to encourage workforce development and the pursuit of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) careers.
- INCLUSIVITY – Celebrate diversity. All individuals are welcome to visit, experience, connect and discover. Equity and access are vital to success. MODS for all!
- COLLABORATION – Pursue effective, mission-based public and private partnerships, which strengthen MODS’ programs and maintain community, local, regional and national engagement.
- CREATIVITY – Cultivate an environment where inspiration and innovation take flight and boundaries are pushed. Encourage visitors to explore, question and learn.
- EDUCATIONAL – Live a culture of visitor-centered excellence each and every day. Provide high quality, inspirational exhibits and films. Be a force for science education in our community.
- VISITOR FOCUSED – Foster a warm, inviting and welcoming atmosphere for visitors and staff. Prioritize visitor amenities and customer service.
MODS provides equal employment opportunities for all applicants, employees and volunteers. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ancestry, medical condition, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual preference or any other basis prohibited by federal or state law or local ordinance applicable to our work locations. We also make reasonable accommodations for disabled employees if we are aware of the need for accommodation and if the requested accommodation does not cause undue hardship as interpreted from the ADA/ADAAA.
This policy applies to all areas of employment, including recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfer, and social and recreational programs. Finally, we prohibit the harassment of any individual.
current job listings
CAMP COUNSELOR – FULL-TIME (TWO POSITIONS)
SUMMARY: The Museum of Discovery and Science seeks engaging and enthusiastic Summer Camp Counselors to supervise and instruct campers (grades 1- 6). Programming is on a variety of natural and physical science topics and takes place on the museum floor, in classroom settings, and outdoors in our Science Park. Teaching is through hands-on and inquiry-based methods encouraging exploration and self-directed learning. Candidates must enjoy working with youth ages 6 to 12, possess a keen interest in science, and be committed to ongoing growth and learning in the fields of science and education. Camp staff training begins in March. Candidates should be available for paid weekend trainings. Typical daily shift will be Monday through Friday and may vary from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily with a 30-minute lunch breaks. This position will run from the last week of May through August 12, 2022.
QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional experience required, background in life science, earth science, astronomy, engineering, and/or physical science preferred, demonstrated previous experience teaching and/or working with children; experience in inquiry-based and/or experiential learning settings a plus, experience leading or assisting programming at a science and/or nature camp preferred, comfort with performance and/or public speaking, a flair for public presentation, good customer service and interpersonal skills, strong written and oral communication skills, ability to multi-task and manage time efficiently, creative individual with ability to work independently and as part of a team. Must enjoy working in a fast-paced environment; be flexible and highly dependable. Interest in and/or experience working with diverse audiences, able to navigate the building and grounds under any weather conditions. Will move program equipment and supplies up to 50 lbs., and work in a highly sensory and stimulating work environment due to constant interaction with guests. Must pass a level 2 background check according to Museum of Discovery and Science guidelines. First Aid, CPR & AED certified preferred.
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION TEACHER – PART-TIME (ONE POSITION)
SUMMARY: Teach STEM classes to children infant to age 8. Able to teach school programs to all grade levels including Family Science Nights, outreaches, labs, demonstrations, presentations, and science shows but with a concentration on early childhood education. May drive company vehicle to outreaches. Will prepare materials for upcoming outreaches, labs, demonstrations, presentations, and science shows. Must have problem solving skills. Will assist with curriculum planning; attend team planning meetings.
QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in science, education, or related field or 3 years college with experience preferably in a museum or classroom setting. Teaching experience with 0-8 years of age preferred. Good communication skills: Ability to speak before large audiences. Effectively able to control crowds. Ability to work under pressure in constantly changing conditions. Able to stand for long periods of time. Able to lift 50 pounds. Must be available to work holidays, weekends, and evenings. Valid driver license required.
ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY ASSISTANT MANAGER – FULL-TIME (ONE POSITION)
SUMMARY: The Environmental Sustainability Assistant Manager (ESAM)will aid the Environmental Sustainability Manager (ESM) in serving as the bridge between the Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS) and the Everglades Foundation – strengthening the partnership. The ESAM will help oversee the Everglades EcoExplorers internship program. This internship is a year-long program designed to make Broward County high school students into Environmental Ambassadors that are capable of having a positive impact on their community. The ESAM will support the Museum’s Pathways to Resilience Task Force which is helping the museum to become a leader in Sustainability/Resilience education in South Florida. The ESAM will also aid the ESM is implementing and managing sustainability initiatives in museum operations.
QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree required in sustainability, environmental science, biology or related field and a minimum of 1 years’ experience in a museum or educational setting. Demonstrated knowledge of industry recognized sustainability frameworks, such as the LEED rating system. Must have a strong understanding of the Everglades, South Florida ecosystems and coastal Resilience issues. Management experience preferred in the area of hiring, training, coaching, scheduling, and organizing, staff, and volunteers. Requires excellent interpersonal skills, written and verbal communication skills, and be self-motivated with innovative thinking skills. Must be able to stand and walk for extended periods of time and lift 50 lbs. Must be available to work weekdays, and some evenings and weekends.
EXPLORE STORE SALES ASSOCIATE – PART-TIME (TWO POSITIONS) or FULL-TIME (ONE POSITION)
SUMMARY: As a staff member of the store/concessions you will work directly with customers and are expected to project a positive, friendly, and professional image for the Museum. You will work with other staff to further the Museum’s mission and to sustain a quality experience for the patrons. You must maintain a working knowledge of the Museum, the store/concessions, and products sold. Be a team player and key contributor to achievement of the department’s goals.
QUALIFICATIONS: Friendly customer service attitude. Good oral communications skills. Ability to handle cash register transactions. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with children. Ability to lift up to 50 pounds and stock the store merchandise in storage and display areas.
FLOOR STAFF/SCIENCE PRESENTER – PART-TIME (TWO POSITIONS)
SUMMARY: Preparations, set-up, break-down of birthday party program. Greets and engages with guests in exhibit areas; exhibit demonstration; ability to speak about traveling exhibits. Showmanship; presents various science shows. Animal handling with animals that live within the Museum and operates rides. Assists with camp-ins, early childhood education, STEMobile, and other science related activities and works in museum and/or at community event.
QUALIFICATIONS: Previous customer service and teaching experience preferred. Good communications skills: ability to speak before large audiences. Problem solving skills. Effectively able to control crowds. Ability to work under pressure and in constantly changing conditions. Ability to stand for long periods of time. Able to lift 50 lbs. Must be available to work holidays, weekends, and evenings.
GRANTS ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR – FULL-TIME (ONE POSITION)
SUMMARY: The Grants Administrative Coordinator (GAC) will be primarily responsible for coordinating grant funded programs, and administrative help as needed.
QUALIFICATIONS: A.A. degree, Bachelor’s preferred, and a minimum of 1-year experience in a museum or customer service setting in administration or reservations. Requires a highly organized individual with a commitment to quality service.
GUEST SERVICES ASSOCIATE (CASHIER/USHER) – PART-TIME (ONE POSITION)
SUMMARY: Deliver the best IMAX experience to visitors. Perform assigned job duties at the highest level of efficiency to ensure that the ticket office is operating at its optimum. Provide excellent customer service with a friendly, professional attitude. Maintain a working knowledge of the Museum of Discovery and Science and the AutoNation IMAX Theater including current films, programs and exhibits.
QUALIFICATIONS: Previous customer service and sales experience. Good communications skills. Ability to be friendly, helpful, and kind. Must be able to work under pressure and constantly changing conditions. Ability to stand or sit for long periods of time. Must be available to work holidays, weekends, and evenings.
MUSEUM EXPERIENCE COORDINATOR – FULL-TIME (ONE POSITION)
SUMMARY: The Museum Experience Coordinator will be responsible for the supervision and implementation of all fee-based programs the Museum offers including camp-ins, birthday parties, and Kids Adventures After Dark. Must be able to spend the night at the Museum during camp-ins (16-hour shift) and work holidays and weekends on a regular basis. Additional responsibilities include generating business, taking reservations for camp-in programs, managing a budget, developing, and meeting revenue goals, supervising staff, marketing programs, creating community partnerships, and developing educational, hands-on science programs.
QUALIFICATIONS: College degree with 2 years’ experience in a museum or educational setting. Bilingual in English/Spanish desired. Must be able to stand for prolonged periods of time and lift 50 lbs.
STEM TEACHER – PART-TIME (ONE POSITION)
SUMMARY: Teach STEM classes to high achieving high school students. Teach school programs to all grade levels including Family Science Nights, outreaches, labs, demonstrations, presentations and theater shows. Write curriculum.
QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelors degree, teaching and previous customer service experience. Good communication skills and the ability to speak before large audiences. Attention to safety techniques and effectively able to control crowds. Have the ability to work under pressure in constantly changing conditions. Have the ability to stand for long periods of time. Must be available to work holidays, weekends and evenings, and be able to lift 50 pounds.
TIL INTERN – PART TIME (FIVE POSITIONS)
SUMMARY: Provide excellent customer service. Learn science concepts behind exhibits and be able to explain exhibits to visitors. Operate Museum rides. Greet school and recreation groups and perform other duties as assigned. TIL interns should possess excellent time management, collaboration, as well as written and verbal communication skills. The days and hours of work are flexible but can consist of Monday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 11:30 a.m. -5 p.m. Interns may be asked to work some evenings and/or weekends. This position has no supervisory responsibilities.
QUALIFICATIONS: Ages 16-22 in or aging out of foster care and/or be a part of the LGBTQ+ community. Candidates must be working with a Child Advocate, Life Coach or therapist. Child Advocate, Life Coach or therapist must complete referral form along with two letters of reference as part of the application process. Child Advocate, Life Coach or therapist should email Marlo Gentner to initiate the application process.
EEO / DFWP / Strong commitment and experience with diverse individuals and communities including but not limited to: students of color, working-class/working-poor populations, first generation students, LGBTQ+ and gender non-conforming clients, people with varied ability status.