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Family Science Night Staff – part-time

Enthusiastic educators wanted for part-time employment. Must have experience working with groups of children and be able to work independently and as part of a team. Educators will join a team of facilitators who take activities to local schools for a two-hour family science night. Each educator facilitates one tabletop science or engineering activity for families of elementary students to take part in. Training is provided. Opportunities to elect to work are generally presented one month ahead of time, and staff signs up for events according to their availability. Most events occur in the late afternoon or evening. The average shift is four hours.

NOTE: Must be able to meet at the Maryland Science Center at 3:30 pm or on location for events by 5:00 pm.

Basic Functions:

  • Facilitate FSN activities at school sites.
  • Model developmentally appropriate behavior with children
  • Assist in the maintenance of FSN supplies and equipment.
  • Provide feedback and evaluation of activities and events.
  • Attend training and complete preparations as directed by the supervisor.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Facilitate FSN activities at school sites.

Greet, engage, and assist participants in science/engineering exploration and answer questions as needed. Observe, monitor, and maintain safe practices. Provide Maryland Science Center on-floor experiences and guest service in off-site venues.

2. Model developmentally appropriate behavior with children.

Demonstrate age-appropriate behavior with children of all ages.

3. Assist in the maintenance of FSN supplies and equipment.

Reset all activities at opening and closing. Observe safety and cleaning procedures established by the supervisor and complete daily cleaning projects.

4. Provide feedback and evaluation of activities.

Communicate regularly with the program supervisor concerning activity success, material needs, and general event logistics.

5. Attend training and complete reading as directed by the supervisor.

Work towards a better understanding of educational development through staff training, workshop attendance, and independent reading if needed.

6. Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Working with children, adult audiences, and families
  • Informal Education
  • Facilitating hands-on activities

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • General behaviors and abilities of children
  • Appropriate language and actions for interactions with children
  • How to encourage creativity


  • Excellent interpersonal communication
  • Stamina
  • Patience

Ability to:

  • Speak and feel comfortable in front of and directly to children individually and in groups as well as with adult visitors.
  • Convey Guest services information.
  • Provide tailored directions based on visitors’ needs.
  • Remain imperturbable and composed in all situations.
  • Take initiative.
  • Utilize creativity.
  • Accurately utilize tools.

Basic Requirements:

  • Must be able to pass a background check.

This employee normally may perform some of the work of a senior-level position in the process of gaining knowledge and experience necessary for advancement and may also perform some of the work in a lower-rated position when required. Normal duties and responsibilities include assistance to other employees.

How to Apply

Please download and complete MSC’s employment application form and submit it with a resume and cover letter by email to jobs@mdsci.org with the position as the subject.


Education – Human Resources
Maryland Science Center
601 Light Street
Baltimore MD 21230


EOE/M/F/H/V. No phone calls please.