Be a part of the Challenger Learning Center

If you have an interest in being a part of the Challenger Learning Center team and helping us inspire the next generation of innovators, check out our job opportunities!


Program Facilitator (“Flight Director”): Part-time (10-25 hours/week): Flight Directors lead the Challenger Learning Center’s simulated space missions and other STEM programming both at the Center and at off-site locations. Please note: Our staffing needs depend on our programming schedule. If you want to know more before applying, please reach out to info@clcstlouisorg for more information.

Note: You must apply through Ferguson-Florissant School District. (Search for “Challenger”.) In addition to the application, please email a cover letter to and let us know why you are interested in this position.

One part educator, one part astronaut, Flight Directors lead the Challenger Learning Center’s simulated space missions and other STEM programming around the St. Louis region. Watch this 2-minute video to learn more: 


  • Lead simulated space missions for school, community, public and corporate groups.
  • Facilitate after-school programs at community organizations.
  • Facilitate on- and off-site workshops and other programs as needed.
  • Represent the Challenger Learning Center-St. Louis at marketing fairs and other related events as needed.
  • Attend regular staff meetings.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Free membership to St. Louis Science Center
  • Flexible schedule (see qualifications, below, for details)
  • Get to do the fun parts of teaching (doing fun STEM stuff with kids!) without the lesson planning, grading, or parent meetings.
  • Mileage reimbursement


Work schedule varies week to week. (Average 10-25 hours per week during school year, up to 40 hours during summer.) Ideal candidate will have the following availability:

  • Biweekly meetings Friday mornings
  • Minimum three days a week (M-F) and occasional weekends
  • 3- to 6-hour shifts, 8:30AM to 6:00PM


  • Strong presentation and communication skills
  • Teaching experience in formal or informal education
  • Ability to communicate effectively with both children and adults
  • Ability to problem-solve and improvise in real time
  • Comfortable with technology and willing to learn new software
  • Experience with populations underrepresented in STEM fields
  • Strong interest and/or background in STEM/ space science
  • Ambulatory to move around all areas of the building
  • Driver’s license and willingness to drive personal car to off-site programs
  • 60 hours college credit earned or demonstrated pursuit of STEM learning preferred

Please include a cover letter explaining your interest and qualifications – or send it to Erin: .

The Challenger Learning Center-St. Louis is a partnership of the Ferguson-Florissant School District, the Saint Louis Science Center and EducationPlus.


Please Note: Challenger Learning Center staff are employed through the Ferguson-Florissant School District. Candidates wishing to apply for a position can get the most up-to-date information at Ferguson-Florissant School District employment opportunities and follow the instructions. Please contact the Ferguson-Florissant HR department at (314) 506-9158 or email with any questions.


The Challenger Learning Center has volunteer opportunities for assistant Flight Directors to help facilitate a variety of programs, including simulated space missions, rocket workshops, camps and planetarium programs.

Ideal candidates have some type of teaching experience (formal or informal) and can commit to a regular schedule of at least five hours/week Monday-Friday between the hours of 9am – 2pm.

If you have an interest in volunteering, please contact us at or (314) 521-6205.


There are internship opportunities at Challenger Learning Center-St. Louis in the areas of Marketing and Program Facilitation. Applications are accepted on a rolling admissions basis throughout the year.

  • Assistant Flight Director Internship: The intern will assist the crew with numerous Challenger Learning Center programs which include simulated space missions and other space-science education programs for students in grades Kindergarten through eighth grade. Applicants should be in or studying in the field of education with an emphasis on science.