Looking to help kids and work in an exciting environment every day? Then the Children's Museum of Houston is for you! Below is a list of positions that are currently open. Be sure to check back frequently to view new opportunities.
Work schedule varies with 20-29 hours per week, and must be able to work Thursday nights and weekends.
As a nationwide leader in child-centered learning, we are looking for the best and brightest to represent the Museum as Discovery Guides.
Outgoing, energetic individuals are needed to work with children, and ensure a fun, positive and educational visitor experience.
A good sense of humor is a plus! Bilingual in English and Spanish is a plus! Must be able to work 24-29 hours per week, morning and afternoon shifts.
Gift Shop Associate
This position will maintain the store's visual appearance, showcase high standards of customer service and provide accurate cash handling.
Customer service: Greeting each visitor, offering help and completing register transaction. Bilingual a plus!
Register operations: Opening and closing the gift shop, completing customer transactions and securing money in the safe at closing.
Freight: Stocking, pricing and putting overstock into the stockroom. Doing a daily pull and keeping stockrooms neat and orderly.
Store appearance: Dusting daily and vacuuming, when needed. Straightening, fronting and facing items and keeping them stocked.
Markdowns: Recording items on markdown sheet, adjusting inventory in POS and tallying the cost of items.
Café backup: Helping in the café, as needed (working the register, running food, cleaning and taking orders).
Count sheets: Counting inventory when needed to ensure accurate level.
Training new employees in all aspects of the gift shop.
Turning in all paperwork nightly (sign-off sheet, packing slips, coupons, etc.)
Preparing grill food orders for museum visitors
Refilling cafe supplies
Helping with clean-up duties
Serving as back-up to cashier
Fluent in both English and Spanish is a plus! Must possess strong customer service skills. Will also be required to pass criminal background check and drug screening. Work schedules vary at 20-29 hours per week. Must be able to work 4:30 – 8:30 p.m. on Thursday evenings, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Saturdays and 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Sundays.
Director of Gallery Programs
Providing strategic direction, management and execution of the Museum’s gallery programs that are core to CMH’s mission.
Ensuring that onsite learning experiences are child-centered, family-focused, engaging, high impact and attractive to potential visitors
Maximizing the strategic integration of gallery programs and exhibits
ensuring the assessment and reporting of related educational outcomes and necessary improvements
Capturing new opportunities for innovation and growth.
Supervising 10 gallery educators
This position plays a key role in positioning the Museum as a leader and collaborator in providing innovative, top quality learning experiences for children and families to support their academic achievement and success in life. The Director of Gallery Programs is an advocate for early learning through the primary grades, a spokesperson for the Museum in the community, a collaborative member of the Museum’s management team and reports directly to the Director of Education.
Skills required: A minimum 5 years of varied classroom teaching experience, proven management experience and educational leadership experience. Master’s degree in education (or closely related) required.
Responsibility is to ensure that visitors’ experiences at the Museum are top quality and clearly aligned with the Museum’s mission and goals. Responsible for direct supervision of Discovery Guides while they are carrying out their jobs with visitors. Frequently the first line of assistance when problems arise with exhibits, visitors or programs. Operational duties vary. These may include:
Making and adjusting the daily Discovery Guide schedule
Managing the operation of specific programs, preparing for events, training new Discovery Guides and serving in Discovery Guide roles as needed.
Must have excellent customer service skills, strong judgment that is aligned with the Museum needs, the ability to address visitor questions and problems.
Must enjoy working in a team setting.
Requires HS diploma, BA preferred but not required and 2 years minimum experience working with children.
Knowledge of MS office applications preferred.
Development Department Intern (Unpaid, for Fall)
This individual will provide general administrative support for the Development Department across a variety of the Museum's fundraising programs, including Special Events, Annual Fund and Fort Bend Capital Campaign. Duties include:
Creating solicitation packages with relevant inserts, including assembling and preparing them for outgoing mail delivery
Producing mail merge lists and reports
Assisting with events (meetings/lunches/gala), including Special Events, Capital and Special Projects
Producing invitations, track responses, and greet and direct guests
Performing general administrative duties such as copying, faxing and preparing items for mailing
Answering phones when requested
Maintaining material inventory and gathering supplies.
Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills, and be able to perform tasks with light supervision. Strong MS Office application skills in Word and Excel. Please send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Public Relations Intern (Unpaid, for Fall)
Want a fun internship that will give you real-world experience while also letting you use your skills to make a positive impact on the community? Wondering what it’s like to work in public relations or in a non-profit? Do you have a sense of humor and enthusiasm for getting the job done? Look no further! The Children's Museum of Houston's award-winning PR & Promotions team is seeking enthusiastic team players to serve as Public Relations and Promotions Interns for Fall 2014.
This position is unpaid, but you won’t spend your time organizing closets or making coffee (unless you really want some coffee). Although you may print labels and lick the odd envelope (hey, it’s not an internship without a few menial tasks), you will spend most of your time as one of the following:
Communications Coordinator: Securing media coverage, pitching stories and executing media campaigns.
Community Manager/Social Media Manager/Photographer: Engaging Museum followers by producing exciting content.
Content Specialist/Copywriter: Gaining valuable experience drafting and editing press releases, marketing and advertising pieces.
Multimedia Communications Specialist: Helping launch the Museum’s brand new website.
Ideal candidates should:
Be college juniors, seniors or recent graduates
Be able to work a minimum of 25 – 30 hours a week (Schedules are flexible)
Have keen editing skills
Have knowledge of AP Style
Have boundless creativity
Be able to create a “voice” in their writing.***Bonus points if you’re outgoing, have phone skills, or are bilingual in English and Spanish.
To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter, availability (include days and times), two writing samples and two photography samples to PR & Promotions Director Henry Yau at email@example.com.