Careers



 

Work With Us!

If you love science, enjoy people (especially children, youth, and families), and want to work in an environment where no two days are the same, we invite you to work with us.

No jobs posted? Send us your resume to keep on file for contract and special opportunities.

 

Part-Time Position

Position: Customer Service Associate

Rate of Pay: $10 – $12/hour, depending on experience
Hours: flexible, 5-15 hours per week on weekends

The Customer Service Associate is responsible for reception and cashier duties, such as greeting and assisting guests, selling tickets and merchandise, answering the phone, scheduling visits, maintaining cleanliness of exhibits, exhibit hall, bathrooms and gift store.
Position requires excellent communication skills and phone presence, basic computer skills, flexibility, self-motivation, reliability, and ability to work independently are important. 
Interest in science and prior experience working with volunteers is preferred but not necessary.
High school students are encouraged to apply!

To apply: E-mail a cover letter, resume and names and phone numbers for three references to Rhea
Posting Date: 05/03/2021
 

Internship

Position: Hands-on STEM Educator Internship

Eligibility: High school students, college students, and recent college graduates are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to Education or STEM majors.
Rate of Pay: $10 – $14/hour, depending on level of education
Hours: 10-20 / week, beginning Mid to late August through December
Start and end dates are negotiable. Prefer at least a 10 week commitment.

The STEM educator plans and leads hands-on STEM programming for pre-school – middle school youth in central South Dakota both at our science center, virtually and (if possible) in-person at various locations around the state. This position includes assisting with events and preparing educational materials.
Training in a variety of STEM curricula and resources is provided including but not limited to: Great Explorations in Math & Science, NASA GLOBE & other NASA resources, numerous robotics and coding resources, and environmental education resources. The intern will be encouraged and supported in the effort to complete the National Geographic Educator Certification during this internship.
The opportunity for university credit is an option that can be initiated by university students with support from SDDC staff.
Travel may be required. A valid driver’s license and the ability to lift up to 40lbs is needed.
Good communication skills, experience working with children, reliability, and ability to work independently are important.

To apply: E-mail a cover letter (include dates of availability), resume and names and phone numbers for three references to Bree
Posting Date: 05/03/2021