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Quadrotor Demo Facilitator


Date: 02/06/2014
Dept: Exhibits
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Hours: Part-time

General Job Description:


The role of the Quadrotor Demo facilitator is to conduct the quadrotor demonstraton on a strict scheduled basis and to facilitate the interaction of museum patrons and school children with the quadrotor Parrot drone demonstration and the scientific principles behind it. Facilitators enhance the educational experience of visiting school children and public by initiating informal conversations with patrons, and stimulating curiosity and interest in related scientific phenomenon. Responsibilities also include light maintenance and troubleshooting of the quadrotor demo.

Please note that the above job description is not all inclusive of actual job duties and is meant to give an applicant a basic summary of the job opportunity being offered.

Reports to: Exhibits Director

Basic Selection Factors:

To be considered qualified for the job, applicants should meet these basic selection factors:

  • Experience and interest in working with robotics and/or hobbyist model aircraft.
  • Experience and interest in interacting with children and general public.
  • Ability to work in crowded noisy atmosphere, standing and/or walking for entire shift.
  • Ability to maintain focus during very busy periods and coordinate many functions in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience with large group presentations and/or public speaking.
  • High School level science classes required, college coursework in education and science preferred.
  • Must possess the ability to work independently as well as within a team environment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in person a must.
  • Proven organizational skills.
  • Must be computer literate.
  • Must be available for weekend shifts.
  • Knowledge of Fleet Science Center and educational programs a plus.

Please note: final applicants may be tested on their Microsoft Office computer skills and may be asked to demonstrate writing, proofreading and mathematical skills.

Physical/Mental Requirements:

To be considered for the job, applicants must be able to perform with reasonable accommodation, all physical & mental requirements of the position.

Medium Work:  Position involves ability to frequently or constantly exert up to 20 pounds of force and occasionally exert up to 50 pounds of force to move objects.

Physical Demands:

The following activities indicated by a Y (YES) are used in performing the job.


Y Balance Y Carrying 1-10 lbs daily
Y Crawling Y Far vision
Y Grasping Y Kneeling
Y Legs and arms (ladder) N Lifting 11-20 lbs occasionally
Y Near vision Y Reaching
Y Right finger dexterity Y Standing
Y Talking Y Walking
Y Working inside the building N Ability to push a wheelchair
Y Working with others N Climbing
N Carrying 11-20 lbs daily Y Crouching
Y Feeling Y Hearing
Y Left finger dexterity Y Legs only (stairs)
N Lifting 21-50 lbs daily Y Pulling
Y Repetitive Motions Y Shoulder mobility
Y Stooping N Travel (via car)
N Working outside the building Y Working alone
Y Ability to spend entire shift standing and/or walking    


Does occupation involve exposure in these areas (yes or no)?

Y Hazardous machinery N Vibration N Dust or Fumes
Y Cluttered floors N Poor ventilation N Possible burns
N Electrical hazards Y Noise N Wet areas
N Poor lighting Y

Crowded areas


Persons who wish to be considered for this job must submit the following documents to Human Resources.

Please submit the following:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume
  3. Employment Application

To: Human Resources Department (QDF 12-0206REF)
Fleet Science Center
P.O. Box 33303
San Diego, CA 92163

Or, via email to: with "Quadrotor Demo Facilitator (QDF 12-0206REF)" in the subject line.

Or by fax at 619-685-5771.

Please reference where you learned about position using the appropriate job code or by naming the source.

Please send resume in a format readable by Microsoft Word or Adobe Reader.
*** Please note: our firewall blocks all emails containing .zip file attachments. ***

Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview. NO PHONE CALLS OR EMAILS REGARDING APPLICATION STATUS. Due to the high volume of applicants, we are unable to respond to inquiries.

The Fleet Science Center is an equal opportunity employer. The Science Center does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, Vietnam Era Veteran or disabled veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation or any other protected status as provided by law.