Job Opportunity – Science Central Positions

POSITION: Graphics Design Coordinator – FILLEDScience 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 ( Send completed application, cover letter, resume, list of professional references (minimum of 3), and examples of completed designs (minimum of 5)

POSITION: Part-Time Educators (Education Specialists)

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Involvement with informal, hands-on, educational science center programs (physical, natural and applied sciences); assist in the development and presentation of public, school, scout and special programs; audiences include schools, teachers, community centers, scout groups, families, etc; programs will be done both on-site and out in the community; programs include demonstrations, exhibit interpretation, classes/labs, science camps, birthday parties, outreaches, etc.

REQUIRED SKILLS: Be incredibly prepared and flexible; very responsible and organized, time- and detail-oriented; be creative; comfort with and interest in science and education; have exceptional public speaking abilities, comfortable working with audiences of all sizes/ ages/backgrounds, outgoing, energetic, enthusiastic; professional in attitude and appearance; do moderate lifting (approx. 40 lbs.)

QUALIFICATIONS: College science/education/etc. strongly classes recommended; must have experience in public speaking and/or teaching; experience in the informal science education field preferred.

SCHEDULE: Part-time; variable hours each week; schedule will primarily be Mon-Fri, limited weekend hours, some holidays and evenings; must be flexible. Note that this is not temporary, seasonal employment.

SALARY: $8.00/hour, increased to $10.00/hour after 6-month probationary period; limited time-off benefits

APPLY: Open posting, positions filled as needed. Send cover letter, resume and list of professional references (minimum of 3)

Applications may be sent to:

Human Resources Director

Science Central

1950 North Clinton Street

Fort Wayne, IN   46805

Fax: (260) 422-2899

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