Mission: Pacific Science Center ignites curiosity in every child and fuels a passion for discovery, experimentation, and critical thinking in all of us.
I have been working at Pacific Science Center full-time (More than a year)
This was my favorite ever job. I can not recommend it enough. You are free to be and express yourself (appearance wise) I’m anyway you see fit. They are courteous, respectful, understanding to all employees.
I recommend working in Information Systems, Guest Services (any role!), Sales, Marketing, and SIP. Or (of course) administrative if you can.
It’s easy to transition between departments if you see an opportunity within the Science Center.
It is a nonprofit, so the pay may not exactly match other positions in the private sector. They make up for it in countless other ways. For example, free and unlimited ORCA card, great benefits, schedule flexibility, trusting of employees and they don’t micromanage and will let you do your own thing if the work gets done (office only, not GS), good employee extra benefits and events.
There are some (but VERY FEW and mostly higher up) departments that have not wonderful leadership. I actually only know of one (word of coworkers), but I’m putting “very few” in case there are more. Other than that, all other management are a delight!
If you do get hired, the monthly All Staff Meetings are a huge bore, but they try to make them fun and have free food and happy hours....
I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Pacific Science Center (Seattle, WA) in December 2015.
The entire interview was a power trip for the manager in charge. Passive aggressive and a no it all. It was hard to relax and present the best me that I could because of this. The interview was a joke, the panel of 2 people talked more about themselves being so good at the laser thing that it disgusted me.