Floor Manager

Are you a dynamic leader with a solid background in designing and facilitating hands-on, minds-on STEM learning experiences for diverse audiences? As a Floor Manager for UC Berkeley’s public science center, the Lawrence Hall of Science, you will work with an amazing team of staff, UC students and volunteers to design and deliver programs for exhibit spaces on the science center floor.


  • Supervise floor facilitation students and provide work direction to staff educators.
  • Participates in and informs rotating exhibit plans.
  • Designs and delivers educational floor programs and presentations for diverse audiences.
  • Facilitates floor programs and guided experiences in a culturally responsive and inclusive manner.
  • Assesses needs for new programs.
  • Provides ongoing professional development by modeling floor facilitation best practices, providing feedback and fostering self-directed reflection and technique development.
  • Liaises across departments and serves on cross-departmental committees, representing department/unit.
  • Coordinates and participates in a variety of human resources activities including recruitment, employment, training, classification, and ensuring the completion of forms and documents related to HR and Payroll for unit/department.
  • Administrative operations include: scheduling, supply and material inventory, budget financial management.
  • Contributes to larger institutional discussions regarding programmatic offerings and schedules with the public programs team perspective and capacity, informs the team about any programmatic changes.
  • Acts as safety coordinator.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience developing and facilitating museum/science center STEM programs.
  • Working knowledge of the learning characteristics of science center/museum audiences including: diverse populations, early learners, intergenerational families, and school-aged groups.
  • Ability to engage learners in floor experiences and exhibitions.
  • Content knowledge in science, engineering, technology, and/or math.
  • Excellent public speaking and presentation skills.
  • Formal or informal education experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including: verbal and written communication, active listening, critical thinking, persuasiveness, advising and negotiating.
  • Knowledge of a variety of administrative operational activities such as scheduling, program planning and coordination, recruitment and hiring and management planning.
  • Solid knowledge of and/or ability to learn common University-specific computer application programs.
  • Skill in using business software systems in the completion of work assignments; i.e., Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint.
  • Strong skills in long term and short-term planning, analysis, problem-solving, and customer service.
  • Experience providing professional learning experiences for formal or informal educators.
  • Strong supervisory skills and demonstrated leadership abilities.
  • Bachelor’s degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
  • Continuing education in related field required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • First Aid, CPR certification.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: 11/08/2022.