Fun place to work but horrible upper management.
Pros: possible freebies on certain days when special vendors visited, free parking, free admission for friends and family several times a year, discounts at the cafe and gift shop
Cons: no medical benefits for part-time staff, risk losing voice, standing for hours
It was a fun, fast-paced environment during the time in which I was employed. Some days when the school trips leave early the rest of the day would basically drag out but you have to keep yourself productive; you would not want to fall asleep standing up. You learn a lot because each exhibition has plenty of reading material. Some co-workers are amazing to work with, others were very gossipy making the place feel more like a middle school and not a place of business. The hardest part of the job was dealing with difficult and upset guests; they would want you to bend the rules and because the Science Center has certain ideals about keeping guests happy sometimes you are forced to bend the rules, which makes it unfair for other guests. The most enjoyable part of the job is if you're selected to do an arts and crafts activity; they are very interactive and makes the day go by fast.