Our Mission

We are a team enthusiastic about bringing quality, hands-on science experiences to the next generation of STEAM leaders. The HST team is passionate for developing new ways to inspire kids to impact their world through science discovery.

About us About us

Our deepest human relationships
Enriches our spirit and gives us hope beyond what is tangible
Fuels curiosity to discover the unknown
Life is a journey of progress, individually and together

living out our values

living out our values

Work-Life Balance

Because family is one of our core values, our team prioritizes a work-life balance for team-members. This means logging off at the end of our workdays and having supervisors who care for the wellbeing of the people on their team.
Serving Together

As part of our generosity initiative, we look for opportunities to give back to our local community in Billings, Montana and beyond. We provide opportunities for employees to volunteer and serve at non-profits in our community. 

Team service day at a local animal shelter.
Donating science supplies to a local school.
All-staff service day at the Montana Zoo
Teaching a science lesson at a local elementary school.

Join the team
Positions Currently Open

Open Positions:

Visual & Brand Designer

Are you a self-motivated designer who is passionate about marketing and product design? We are on a mission to help homeschoolers and classroom educators provide enriching hands-on science experiences for students K-12! Home Science Tools is seeking a highly creative individual to join our team as a Visual and Brand Designer (i.e. graphic design & marketing specialist).

Responsibilities of this role include:

  1. Brand Experience Visual Design

  2. Product Marketing Design & Visual Representation

  3. Campaign and Project Support

  4. Design Asset Management

If you would like to be considered for this position, please email your resume & cover letter to [email protected].

Warehouse Clerk

This position is instrumental in Home Science Tools’ desire to delight each customer with best in class warehousing while also identifying opportunities to continually improve the business.  

A temporary position: We offer competitive pay; We are looking for a summer employee that can start work in May and will be complete in September. Work hours will typically be 40 hours but may be reduced based on business needs. Schedule is Monday through Friday 7 to 3:30.

Email resume, cover letter and completed application for employment to Kyler Houston at [email protected].

Warehouse Clerk Job Description

Compensation & Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • 401(k) plan
  • Medical & dental insurance
  • Disability & life Insurance
Application for Employment (PDF)

Meet the Visionaries
Frank Schaner

Founder & CEO


I am a chemical engineer converted to a small business entrepreneur with almost 30 years’ experience leading and growing Home Science Tools.

Why I Do What I Do

I love to make a long-term difference in the lives of people. I get excited about enabling our HST Team to have fun working synergistically to help 200,000+ kids annually experience the joy of discovering their world through science.

David Petsch

Operations Director


I have worked with campus ministry, a family ranching business and have been with Home Science Tools since 2003.

Why I Do What I Do

I love to serve and take care of people. I want everyone to have the best experience which in turn blesses them and others.    

Scott Burns

National Sales Director


I am a passionate educational sales leader that has been in the industry for over 22 years and I am excited to help Home Science Tools grow into a leading organization within the K-12 science market and beyond.

Why I Do What I Do

My fourth grade Teacher - Mrs. Brandt - I have always believed that being an Educator is one of the most challenging and rewarding professions. As a student who struggled in school, I never would have reached my potential or be the person I am today without an amazing educator who did everything to inspire me to never give up and to believe in myself. I now have an opportunity with HST to help any educator or parent bring that same joy of learning with hands-on science resources in school and at home.