Pacific Science Center – Why Work For Us?

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Pacific Science Center brings science to life. We ignite curiosity in people of all ages and inspire creative thinking to fuel tomorrow’s innovations. Our award-winning, interactive programs reach more than 1.3 million people around the state each year — in their communities, classrooms and on our campus.

Our Mission

Pacific Science Center inspires a lifelong interest in science, math and technology by engaging diverse communities through interactive and innovative exhibits and programs.

Our History

Pacific Science Center began as the United States Science Pavilion during the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair. Millions came to explore the wonders of science during the World’s Fair and upon closing ceremonies, the Science Pavilion was given new life as the private not-for-profit Pacific Science Center, becoming the first U.S. museum founded as a science and technology center.
On July 22, 2010 Pacific Science Center was declared a City of Seattle Landmark. On October 22, 2012 Pacific Science Center celebrated making science fun for 50 years.

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    I worked at Pacific Science Center full-time

    Pros

    Great group of colleagues to work with. Supervisor's were friendly and approachable in all situations. Positive work environment and a great opportunity to work with the general public on science education.

    Cons

    Working for their summer camps was a high stress environment in which I had to manage young campers on a daily basis. As I have a science background and not an educational background, it didn't come naturally to me as to how to handle every situation with the youths.


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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Pacific Science Center (Seattle, WA).

    Interview

    Group interview with about 10 other applicants (about 5 applying for the Usher position and the other 5 for the Concessions position). Panel included about 5 or so supervisors from the usher, concessions, and laser departments, as well as the the overall theater operation head. They asked a lot of fairly easy situational questions to the group about how you would interact with guests in a given, usually unlikely, context. We would go to a certain side of the room to signal our answer and they would call on a few people from each side to explain their reasoning. At one point we broke into twos or threes and rotated around the room and talked to each supervisor more personally. At the end they asked the ushers to prepare and give a speech, as if you were actually giving one to an audience (they gave you a sheet with some info about a film to prepare). They also told us to pick one person in the group that we would hire and write it down on a piece of paper. Got an email to submit references a little bit after the interview.

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Additional Info

Website www.pacificsciencecenter.org
Headquarters Seattle, WA
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 1962
Type Nonprofit Organization
Industry Arts, Entertainment & Recreation
Revenue $25 to $50 million (USD) per year

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