Job Openings

Summer Camp Counselor

$13/hr. To apply to become a Camp Counselor for Camp Challenger, email your resume to JJ Hitzel at


  • Must be available Monday through Friday for at least one of the following shifts: 7:30am – 1:00pm OR 11:30am – 6:00pm
  • Job generally lasts from May to August
  • Must possess strong classroom management skills
  • Must have passion for STEAM subjects
  • Must be comfortable utilizing technology
  • Applicants must be able to pass a background check through the Department of Children and Families
  • Preference given to applicants with experience in K-8 or STEAM formal or informal education

STEAM Educator

$13/hr. Our educators carry out the educational mission of the Challenger Learning Center. To apply to become a STEAM Educator, email your resume to JJ Hitzel at


  • Must be available at least two days a week
  • This position offers the most flexible schedule (best for students with lots of classes!)
  • Classroom management skills required
  • Education majors preferred


  • Involved in programs such as: Homeschool Days, Day Camps, Birthday Parties, Kids Free Days, Learning Labs, & SCIturdays
  • Facilitates, prepares, performs, and assists with educational programming
  • May assist in offsite and virtual programing/promotional events
  • Lesson plan for Fall, Spring, Summer Camps as well as Homeschool Days and any other educational programing
  • Assists Education Manager with inventory and purchasing when needed

Flight Director

$15/hr. Our Flight Directors run the Challenger Learning Center’s Space Mission Simulator .  To apply to become a Flight Director, email your resume to JJ Hitzel at


  • Must be available during the weekday during school hours (M-F, 8am-5pm with some public missions happening on weekends/nights)
  • Must be comfortable posing for pictures or filming videos for social media
  • Acting abilities are a plus


  • Flight Directors are responsible for running, maintaining, and facilitating all Space Mission Simulator operations and materials
  • Contact teachers and group leaders ahead of their scheduled mission with materials and tips for their classes, as well as ensures the class is ready with their documentation (such as student jobs) before they arrive
  • Dress code involves wearing and maintaining an astronaut jumpsuit
  • Multitask and troubleshoot equipment and issues while maintaining integrity of student experience and classroom management

Science Communicator

$15/hr. To apply to become a Science Communicator, email your resume to JJ Hitzel at


  • Must be available weekends and during school days
  • Must be willing to travel off-site with a working vehicle that can travel distances up to 100 miles from the CLC
  • Must be able to safely use, maintain, repair, inventory, and teach using complex science equipment such as a Van De Graff Generator
  • Must be comfortable posing for pictures or filming videos for social media
  • Acting abilities are a plus
  • Must be comfortable wearing CLC polos and branded uniforms
  • Preference given to STEM majors and/or Education majors


  • Facilitate education portions of marketing events on or off site

Guest Services Staff

The Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee is looking for Guest Services staff to facilitate the operations of the Center, including IMAX Theatre and Planetarium box office, concession stand and gift shop. As a member of the Challenger Learning Center’s Guest Services staff, you will be a part of the team that makes sure the Center runs smoothly so that every single guest enjoys their visit.

To apply to become a part of our Guest Services team, email your resume to JJ Hitzel at


  • Level 2 background check is required
  • Exceptional work ethic
  • Commitment to customer satisfaction
  • Must enjoy working as part of a team

Responsibilities of the job include, but are not limited to:

  • Greet all guests entering the lobby and directing them to their seats in the theatres.
  • Process all ticket sales for the IMAX Theatre and Planetarium.
  • Answer guest services phone line and assist customers.
  • Serve fresh and properly prepared food and beverages in the concession stand.
  • Assist customers shopping for souvenirs in the gift shop.
  • Prepare and count inventory for concession and gift shop items for resale.