Job Opportunity – Science Central Positions

POSITION: Graphics Design CoordinatorScience Central Logo

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Science Central, a hands-on science center is currently hiring a knowledgeable, self-motivated, self-directed, part-time graphics designer. This person will create new layouts/templates or use existing layouts for various print materials and electronic formats; might assist with press releases and social media.

REQUIRED SKILLS: Ability to develop and complete numerous materials including newsletters, brochures, banners, posters, exhibit signs, shirts, Gift Shop merchandise, etc.; should know and have proficiency with graphics design packages including Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Publisher and PowerPoint, and experienced with web-based software like Joomla CMS, Constant Contact and other database programs; professional in attitude and practice; outgoing and articulate; meticulous and detail-oriented; good grasp of language, both in writing and spelling; good communication skills, able to work well in a team-environment with feedback from others, as well as independently and follow-through on their own; capable of scheduling and leading design meetings; comfortable in an exciting and fast-paced environment; able to handle high stress, multiple activities and deadlines; must have flexibility and capability to adapt to changing priorities and schedules; must be willing to work within a predefined look, as well as a review chain; college-level classes in graphics design, art, etc.; successful completion of criminal background check.

SCHEDULE: Variable hours, ranging from approximately 10-20+ hours per week; flexible schedule, but will include weekdays, and could include some weekends and evenings.

SALARY: $10.00/hour; non-exempt.

APPLY: Open posting, position filled as needed. Obtain application online (http://www.sciencecentral.org/Supportpdfs/applicationforemployment.pdf). Send completed application, cover letter, resume, list of professional references (minimum of 3), and examples of completed designs (minimum of 5)

POSITION: Development (Fundraising) Coordinator

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Science Central, a hands-on science center (physical, natural and applied sciences), located within a large historical building, is currently hiring a knowledgeable, self-motivated, self-directed, highly organized fundraiser. This person will research funding sources; develop sponsorships for programs, projects and exhibits; assist with fundraising events, annual appeals and estates, write some grants; communicate with associated staff; coordinate appropriate reporting and record-keeping; and assist with other development, operational and strategic activities.

REQUIRED SKILLS: Ability to research funding sources; develop, schedule and coordinate special events; develop new fundraising opportunities and events; ability to keep detailed notes and records; professional in attitude and practice; outgoing and articulate; meet with funders/donors; attend internal staff and committee meetings and external community meetings; meticulous and time- and detail-oriented; strong research skills; grasp of language with exceptional communication, writing and spelling skills; comfortable in an exciting and fast-paced environment; able to handle high stress, multi-task activities and deadlines; must have flexibility and capability to adapt to changing priorities and schedules; comfortable working with people of all backgrounds, team-oriented, sense of humor; skilled with Microsoft Office programs; comfortable with and familiarity with databases; experience with administering donation database software a plus; college degree preferred; experience in the nonprofit field a plus; successful completion of Criminal Background Check.

SCHEDULE: 20-25 hours per week, flexible schedule, but will include weekdays, weekends, and evenings.

SALARY: $12/hour; non-exempt.

APPLY: Open posting, position filled as needed. Obtain application online (http://www.sciencecentral.org/Supportpdfs/applicationforemployment.pdf). Send completed application, cover letter, resume, list of professional references (minimum of 3), and examples of successful grants, sponsor records, event planning schedule, etc. (minimum of 3) to

Applications may be sent to:

Human Resources Director

Science Central

1950 North Clinton Street

Fort Wayne, IN   46805

Fax: (260) 422-2899

amanda@sciencecentral.org

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