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School & Public Programs Manager

  • Science Central
  • Fort Wayne, IN

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Science Central, a hands-on science center (physical, natural and applied sciences), is currently hiring a knowledgeable, self-motivated, self-directed, creative, outgoing, highly organized educator. This position will help develop, schedule and present informal science education programs for and to school, special groups and the general public. This is a mid-level position reporting to the Education Director.

Duties will include:

  • Leading or assisting in developing, scheduling and presenting programs for onsite visitors including schools, community centers, day cares, families, adult events, special abilities population, special admissions days, etc.
  • Coordinating programs such as demonstrations, exhibit interpretation, tabletops activities, and classes/labs
  • Assisting with daily operations, scheduling and planning of upcoming and future programming
  • Assisting with scheduling, training and monitoring part-time staff and volunteers

REQUIRED SKILLS: Responsible and organized, time- and detail-oriented; comfort with and interest in science and education; exceptional public speaking abilities, comfortable working with audiences of all
sizes/ ages/backgrounds; outgoing, energetic, enthusiastic; ability to monitor, order and maintain various
supplies, materials and program props; professional in attitude and appearance; do moderate lifting
(approx. 40 lbs.)

QUALIFICATIONS: College degree in science, technology, education, etc.; college-level science classes
required; public speaking experience required; ability to develop complex staff and program schedules;
have experience in program research, development and presentation; experience in the informal science
education field preferred; comfortable with computers and Microsoft Office Suite; ability to drive and valid
Driver’s License; successful completion of Criminal Background Check.

SCHEDULE: Full-time; schedule will include weekdays and some weekends, some evenings and early mornings; must be flexible

SALARY: $40,000 per year; Exempt position; full benefits, including medical, dental, vision, etc. and generous paid time off.

APPLY: Open posting, position filled as needed.


  1. completed application
  2. cover letter
  3. resume
  4. minimum of 3 professional references

HR Coordinator
Science Central
1950 North Clinton Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
Fax: (260) 422-2899

Science Central is an equal opportunity employer.

Last updated: February 1, 2023 at 15:59 pm