Employment Opportunities

Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor

NASA Exchange - Johnson Space Center (Starport) – Houston, TX

Job Description

Organization The NASA Exchange JSC (Starport) is the morale and welfare organization for NASA’s Johnson Space Center. Starport offers wellness, fitness, recreation, retail, and food services for the employees and Johnson Space Center community.

Description Starport is currently seeking highly skilled, energetic, and knowledgeable certified Personal Trainers to join our expanding team of fitness professionals at the NASA Exchange JSC. Ideal candidate must have a positive attitude, a passion for fitness & learning, be available for full-time training (mornings &/or evenings) We're willing to train the right individual!


  • Provide quality customer service to all current and potential clients, regardless of fitness level, appearance, or otherwise
  • Provide one-on-one or small group fitness coaching
  • Develop and implement innovative exercise programs
  • Explain and demonstrate modern exercise principles to ensure client safety
  • Proactive communication with members about programs and packages
  • Communicate effectively with the supervisor through phone, email, or in person
  • Follow and enforce all safety regulations, policies and procedures
  • Attend all Personal Training and department staff meetings
  • Carry out all responsibilities in an honest, ethical and professional manner
  • Other duties as assigned.

Ideal Qualifications

  • Ability to positively motivate members in fitness activities
  • Possess a current Personal Training Certification through NSCA, ACSM, ACE, NASM or other nationally-recognized certifying agency
  • Possess current, nationally recognized CPR/AED and First Aid certifications
  • Bachelor's degree in kinesiology, exercise science, or a similar health field
  • Ability to modify exercises and tailor workouts to meet specific needs of the client
  • Ability to interact effectively at all levels and across diverse cultures
  • Excellent organizational, and written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and thrive in an environment that values high expectations, accountability, and balanced lifestyles.

Job Type - Contract

Salary - based on experience

Job Location - NASA Johnson Space Center – Gilruth Center, Houston, TX 77058

Job Type: Part-time


Please submit resume and references to Nicole Hernandez nicole.hernandez@nasa.gov




Position Title: Dietitian

Reports To: Wellness & Fitness Manager

Status: Per Diem Contract



The Registered Dietitian is an integral part of Starport’s Wellness team. This role is responsible for providing nutritional support to the NASA – Johnson Space Center Team members and community participating in Starport’s wellness services/programs. This position will communicate directly with clients to help them improve their health through nutritional counselling. The individual will also consult with the Wellness & Fitness Manager to deliver group education sessions for our JSC population.



  • Ensure quality, personalized nutritional education for Starport clients via digital interactions.
  • Provide scientifically based nutritional educational sessions via digital and/or in person classroom settings
  • Maintain compliance with all requirements of Federal, State, and local regulations and guidelines pertaining to dietetics and the USDA
  • Maintain all records and reports necessary to comply with Starport’s information protection policy
  • Support diet restrictions and physician orders by developing menus supporting dietary care plans
  • Provides nutritional counseling for a variety of food allergies and sensitivities
  • Drive customer satisfaction, and maintain client relationships through professionalism
  • Conduct evaluations and investigate program concerns while providing recommendations to improve service and quality
  • Support all Starport services and promotional standards improving participation, employee morale and promoting healthy eating habits across JSC
  • Present to various partners through meetings, formal presentation and or nutrition education
  • Additional tasks and responsibilities may be assigned at the discretion of the Wellness & Fitness Manager. Tasks and responsibilities may be added or revised based on the volume of business and the need for the work to be completed at the present time



  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Degree in Dietetics
  • Registered/Licensed Dietitian
  • Must submit to a U.S. Government full criminal background check


Skills & Requirements:

  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Outstanding problem solving skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Must be computer savvy as many sessions will be via video chat
  • Ability to prioritize work, utilizing time and resources wisely
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal, written)
  • Professional appearance and demeanor
  • Enthusiastic, friendly personality
  • Ability to provide recommendations to management and staff regarding program related issues


Please submit resume and references to Joel Grant at joel.b.grant@nasa.gov

Position Title: Computing and Electronics Instructor

Reports To: Youth Programs Lead

Status: Contract

Times: Varies- Monday – Friday evening (classes) & Saturday morning (workshops)

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Design and develop instructional material on technology subject.
  • Setting up class materials or kits, using slides and other structured company provided materials
  • Run camps and convey key STEM concepts to students
  • Initiate tools and processes in teaching methodologies.
  • Answer and respond to students’ inquiries.
  • Monitor individual performance of each student
  • Stay abreast of tech trends and create content to meet demands
  • Provide expert technical guidance on industry-based best practices

Minimum Qualifications


  • 18 years or older


  • Bachelor's degree or working towards degree in education, computer science, engineering, or related


  • Experience working with youth ages 5-12, and teens 13-17 preferred
  • STEM Teaching experience
  • Programming in Java, Python, Robot C, Raspberry Pi, Phone app dev, Game programming
  • 1 year prior experience teaching, comfortable leading groups up to 14 preferred
  • Ability to write new lesson plans in a tech-arts field
  • Experience working with Microcontrollers: Arduino, LilyPad, Flora, Raspberry Pi


  • Raspberry Pi Certified Educator preferred

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Please submit resume to Ashley Idema at ashley.c.idema@nasa.gov 

Position Title: Recreation Aide

Reports To: Youth Programs Lead

Status: Part-Time - Contract


Starport NASA Exchange-JSC is looking for highly-motivated, active, and creative individuals to lead children typically in a group of 8-10 in a variety of recreational activities; to assist in the use of Gilruth Center and to enforce youth programming rules and regulations.


  • Supervise youth ages 5-13
  • Plan, conduct and instruct recreational activities such as sports, games, dance exercise, arts and crafts and other activities

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Please submit resume to Ashley Idema at ashley.c.idema@nasa.gov