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
ANIMAL HUSBANDRY SPECIALIST – FULL-TIME (ONE POSITION)
SUMMARY: Provide nutritional and habitat care for the Otters and all other animals within the Ecoscapes Exhibit under the direction of the Director of Life Sciences.
QUALIFICATIONS: A B.S. degree in animal science or related field is preferred; equivalent experience may be substituted. Two years’ experience in a zoo or aquarium is required. The qualified individual must have experience with daily care and maintenance of animal enclosures. Experience with reptiles, small mammals and avian species preferred. Knowledge of operant conditioning and training is ideal. The qualified individual must be extremely proficient in animal handling and restraint. The applicant will also be responsible for learning basic aquarium operations and maintenance. Must be able to work in a variety of climates. Must be able to lift at least 50 lbs. This position also includes weekend and holiday work. The qualified individual must be able to function as a team member as well as under limited supervision. Must have a valid driver’s license. Tetanus and Rabies Shots will be required.
EXPLORE STORE SALES ASSOCIATE – PART-TIME (TWO POSITIONS)
SUMMARY: Friendly customer service attitude, good verbal communication skills, ability to work in a fast-paced work environment with both children and adults. Ability to lift 50 pounds, ability to stock merchandise in storage and on display. Must be able to perform the following physical behaviors repetitively throughout a shift: standing, walking, handling, reaching horizontally, grasping firmly, reaching above the shoulder, reaching below the waist, pushing buttons, bending, twisting, stooping, squatting, crouching, kneeling, and pushing. Must be able to work weekends and holidays.
QUALIFICATIONS: One year of retail experience preferred. Possess the skills to handle customer questions and concerns effectively and efficiently and engage the appropriate managers for assistance. Strong organizational and communication skills plus initiative, tact, attention to detail, and discretion are a must. Full time and/or part time position. Saturdays, Sundays, and some evenings are required.
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.
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.
STEM CENTER MANAGER – FULL-TIME (ONE POSITION)
SUMMARY: The STEM Center Manager will be responsible for the design and implementation of the museum’s Aviation Academy which will cultivate more STEM professionals and build pathways to propel middle and high school students to take courses in aerospace technologies and pursue degrees that lead to careers in aviation. In addition, the STEM Center Manager will be responsible for the supervision and management operations of the STEM Center PreK-12 school programs and camps and grant funded projects. Some special event weekends and/or evening hours are required.
QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred in a STEM-related discipline and a minimum of 5 years of experience in a museum or educational setting with an emphasis on aviation, secondary education and curriculum development. Must have proven successes in managing large budgets and projects. This position requires a highly organized individual with a commitment to creating partnerships and delivering high quality Aviation and STEM programs. Excellent communications and interpersonal skills required and be self-motivated. 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, weekends, and holidays. Must have a valid class E driver’s license.
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.
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.