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Current Openings

Mad Science, the world's leading fun science provider, is looking for people for the following positions:

 

Summer Camp - Lead Instructor 

Have fun teaching science this summer!

 

As a Mad Science Summer Camp Instructor, you will be teaching an interactive, hands-on science camp to elementary students. We run both morning and afternoon half-day camps. You will have between 12-25 students and you will have an assistant camp instructor. If having funw with science while expanding children's minds and instilling in them a love of science sounds like a great summer job, apply now! 

 

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications: 

  • Mupltiple years experience teaching elementary-age students
  • Have a fun & outgoing personality
  • Have a 4-year college degree
  • Have a VA teacher's license (preferred, but not required) 
  • Have Monday-Friday availability beginning June 25 through August 24
  • Have a reliable car 
  • Background checks are required

Job Responsibilities:

   - Lead students through an inquiry-based discovery method involving

  • Instructor demonstrations
  • Hands-on activities
  • Amazing take-home projects 

   - Illustrate how science affects the world around us

 

Benefits:

   - Lead instructor pay starts at $250 per week of half-day camps. (Option exists to work both morning and afternoon camps, thereby doubling the pay.)

   - Mileage compensation is provided.

   - Camp hours run from 8:30am-12:30pm or 12:30pm-4:30pm for half-day camps. 

   - Our camps are scheduled at host sites throughout Hampton Roads, primarily on the Southside (Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk) and occasionally on the Peninsula     (Hampton, Newport News). You may be assigned to any camp location depending on availability. 

 

                


 

Marketing & Administrative Assistant

The Marketing & Administrative Assistant (MAA) is an integral member of the Mad Science team. He/she is responsible for tasks relating to marketing, customer communications and fulfillment of Mad Science programs.  Reporting to the Operations Manager, the MAA engages in a variety of activities including client order processing, lead handling, data entry, customer interaction, marketing compaigns and more. the MAA contributes to the sales and marketing efforts on a range of projects as well as driving processed essential to the company's day-to-day operations. Additionally, the MAA will be certified as a Mad Science instructor and may perform or assist with Mad Science programming at client locations as required. 

 

Tasks and Responsibilities: 

  • Answer phones and address customer inquiries; book Mad Science programs from inbound calls
  • Manage social media presence
  • Manage email marketing campaigns
  • Manage digital marketing campaigns (including Google Adwords, Facebook ads, etc.)
  • Create print marketing materials including flyers, ads for print publications, and program-related print materials such as registration flyers
  • Maintain and update website
  • Serve as the assistant to the Operations Manager
  • Assist with on-site administration of school programs
  • Serve as a substitute instructor when necessary 

Desired Skills:

  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and with minimal direction
  • Proficiency in Adobe Illustrator, Microsoft Office and Google applications
  • Experience managing Google Adwords, online marketing campaigns and social media marketing
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

Preferred:

Recent college graduate with a degree in marketing or business, or comparable experience in a similar role.  A background working with children or children's programming is also desirable.  

 

Work Schedule:

Approximately 20 hours/week to start

 

Salary & Benefits: 

Starting at $15/hour or commensurate with experience.  This is a part-time position with the potential to grow to full-time.  Mad Science does not offer benefits to part-time employess.  

 


Equipment/Operations Coordinator 

We are currently looking for a responsible, detail-orientated individual to manage our equipment. The position will be 15 hours a week to start, and is perfect for a college student.

 

Major Responsibilities:

  • Maintain, organize and label all programs kits and equipment.  Ensure kits remain clean and fully stocked at all times.  Repair defective equipment as needed. 
  • Maintain detailed inventory of program-related supplies and equipment. Submit orders to the Operations Manager for consumable and durable supplies and equipment. 
  • Assemble new kits/programs and complete first-time kit preparations as directed by Operations Manager. Purchase needed locally-sourced items for kit build-out. 
  • Maintain a neat, safe, and well-organized storage and work area.
  • Deliver equipment to Mad Science program locations as required, including the Storage Unit in Hampton.
  • Become certified to instruct Mad Science programs.  Serve as a substitute instructor when needed. 

 

Qualifications:

  • Must be avaialbe a total of 15 hours/week.  Shifts will be scheduled on weekdays between 8am and 5pm.
  • One shift MUST be on Friday afternoon starting no later than 12pm.
  • Must have a reliable car.
  • Must pass a background check
  • Minimum of 1 year of college completed.
  • Be an oragnized, detail-oriented person who can work independently
  • Have a fun personality and work well with others.  

 

Compensation:  $10/hour 

 


 

Special Event/Birthday Party Performer (Southside)

We are currently looking for OUTGOING and EXCITING people to present MAD SCIENCE SHOWS and PARTIES! 

Are you looking for a job that's FUN and gives you loads of EXPERIENCE on stage, in the spotlight? Look no further than MAD SCIENCE! For SHOWS, you'll visit schools, libraries, camps and more to deliver AMAZING science presentations that will WOW your audiences of 15-250 kids! We provide all your training and equipment, and handle all of the booking and scheduling from our office. All you do is go have fun with the kids! 

Shows and parties happen ALL THE TIME! This is a part-time job, but we prefer someone with a flexible schedule who can take on many gigs when given plenty of notice! 

 

            REQUIREMENTS:

  • An OUTGOING and DYNAMIC personality 
  • Experience with groups of children ages 4-12
  • Experience performing
  • Have your own car 
  • Ability to lift up to 45 lbs.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • College degree or currently attending college
  • Knowledge of basic science (don't worry - we'll train you on the rest!) 
  • Lots of ENERGY

 

            Who says there aren't any FUN jobs?  Compensation: $30 per event /  $25 per party 

                                    

 

 

 


 

Background checks are required of all Mad Science employees.  To apply for one of these exciting positions, please fill out an application! 


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