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.
The Graphic Designer is responsible for conceptualization and implementation of graphic presentation and solutions for printed materials as well as, but not limited to, exhibit, web, and mobile graphics and development in a very fast-paced environment. This position will require a high level of executive and client interaction skills and the ability to manage entire marketing campaigns as well as an ability to keep team members working within established deadlines. Requires 4 year Bachelor degree. Minimum 2-3 years Graphic Design/Print/Web experience. Proficiency in Mac OS environment, familiarity with PC environment, MS Office software. High level of proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud software including, but not limited to, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign and Dreamweaver. Knowledge of photography including, but not limited to, portraiture, candid, close-up and product photography.
Maker Challenge Coordinator
The Children’s Museum of Houston is looking for a driven individual with great communication skills to coordinate an exciting new project. The Maker Challenge Coordinator will work alongside our Invention Convention Educator to build an online resource for teachers to submit and source STEM activities for their classroom. Suitable applicants for this position should be familiar with current STEM practices and the Maker Movement. This knowledge will be used to work with web developers to build an online platform, communicate with teachers and administrators, and execute a Maker Challenge, which encourages middle school teachers to build STEM related maker projects into their curriculum. Excellent interpersonal, planning, communication and organizational skills needed. Must have reliable transportation, valid TDL and evidence of insurability. Bachelor’s degree required.
Digital Marketing Specialist
The Digital Marketing Specialist delivers creative marketing campaigns, which drives business growth through new customer acquisition, capitalizes on opportunities to raise brand awareness, and increases Museum membership and attendance. You will be the person leading the Museum’s multiple websites, analytics, e-blast campaigns, social media channels and more. Requires B.A., preferably in marketing, marketing communications, public relations or journalism. Minimum 2-3 years’ experience in digital marketing and content management. Fluent in written and spoken Spanish preferred. Must be able to work occasional early mornings, nights and weekends as needed. Proficiency with MS Office, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint programs. Basic knowledge of Photoshop.
Maker Corps Member
The Children’s Museum of Houston is recruiting Maker Corps members that will serve as facilitators in the Chevron Maker Annex and Inventor’s Workshop. Maker Corps members will engage children and families with hands on creative projects that develop problem solving skills, while gaining experience serving as a community leader. Children and families will invent, construct, and showcase their work with the help of Maker Corps members. Maker Corps members challenge children and families to create products based on a prompt, which encourages learning through self-exploration.
An interest in creativity, DIY art or science projects and/or making things.
Excellent leadership and communication skills.
The ability to interact effectively with children, adults, and host organization staff.
A level of comfort presenting in front of audiences of children and families.
A passion for educating the public.
BOX OFFICE ASSOCIATE
A strong customer service oriented individual is needed to assure smooth day-to-day operations of the Museum Box Office. Responsibilities include:
Providing customer service to all visitors
Managing daily ticket sales
Reconciling individual cash drawers
Providing accurate and consistent reporting of financial and attendance information
Assisting with functions and events
This individual will also assist in promoting the sale of museum memberships and other special programs. Must be flexible and available to work weekends and Thursday nights schedule, as needed. Previous box office experience is a plus, as well as bilingual in Spanish.
The Children's Museum of Houston is looking for a part-time cafe associate in its Fresh Café. Responsibilities include:
Preparing food orders for museum visitors
Running the register
Helping with clean-up duties
**Bilingual in Spanish and English, preferred!**
Work schedule varies with 20-29 hours per week, and must be able to work Thursdays for Free Family Night, weekends and some holidays.
We are in search of reliable, detail-oriented data collectors. This is a paid-part-time and short- term project position. Scheduling is flexible and workload is dependent on evaluation needs that fluctuate throughout the year. We are seeking individuals interested in gaining experience conducting research and evaluation. Individuals will interact with the public and should be comfortable approaching visitors, asking questions and probing for open-ended questions. Prior data collection experience (e.g. surveys or interviews) and / or working with the public is preferred Bilingual (Spanish/English) skills is a plus.
GIFT SHOP ASSOCIATE
This position will maintain the store's visual appearance, showcase high standards of customer service and provide accurate cash handling. Responsibilities include:
Customer service: Greeting each visitor, offering help and completing register transaction.
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.)
Must be available to work late on Thursday for Free Family Night, some holidays and weekends (flexible schedule).
The Children's Museum of Houston is seeking part-time grill cooks with strong customer service skills to work in its Fresh Cafe. Responsibilities include preparing grill food orders for museum visitors, refilling supplies, helping with clean up and serving as back-up to cashier. Work schedules vary at 20-29 hours per week. Must be able to work Thursday evenings, weekends, summer and some holidays.
PARENT STARS KIT COORDINATOR
Parent Stars is seeking a self-motivated individual who will thrive in a fast-paced work environment. The ideal candidate will support the ongoing development and implementation of the Parent Stars Program. Normal duties include traveling to school campuses, event preparation, and facilitating learning for families. Experience working with preschool to elementary-aged children is preferred. The kit coordinator is also responsible for preparing and breaking down theme-based kits, supplies and prep materials, and cutting, copying and maintaining an organized work environment. Excellent work ethic, self-initiative and attention to detail is essential to fulfill this position. Reliable transportation/evidence of insurability required. This is a 29-hour, part-time position.
Outgoing, energetic individuals needed to work with children and ensure a fun, positive and educational visitor experience. As a nation-wide leader in child-centered learning, we are looking for the best and brightest to represent the Museum as Discovery Guides. A good sense of humor is a plus! Bilingual in English and Spanish is a plus! Must be able to work weekends as well as weekdays.
The Math Educator supervises CyberChase gallery, Math Cart programming, and all projects for ExxonMobil Magnificent Math Moments. Duties include:
Creating and changing Math Cart activities weekly (based on WonderWeek themes), and training staff to facilitate CyberChase and Math Cart.
Managing the ExxonMobil grant, which includes collaborating with Outreach and Gallery Educators to produce math activities and other support materials as required.
Creating and presenting math and financial literacy strategies, as well as other educational resources at professional development workshops throughout the year.
Managing budgets for Cyberchase, and Math Moments, which includes managing supplies, expenditures, and time logs for all projects. Using technology in innovative ways to educate visitors in the Museum and online. This includes recommending apps and videos for the Museum’s 21-Tech project and writing content for the Museum’s More CMH app.
Managing all projects by collaborating with necessary teams to ensure on-time completion.
Requires Bachelors degree in related field and 3 years’ teaching experience or equivalent. Excellent interpersonal, project management, and organizational skills required. Work schedule is Monday – Friday, 20 hours/week. Occasional evening and weekend hours, as necessary.
XCL Data Collector
Children’s Museum of Houston is part of an Institute for Museum and Library Services-funded project focused on deepening visitor experiences at museum exhibits. We are seeking experienced, reliable and detail-oriented data collectors to assist with the project evaluation. This is a short-term, paid, contractor position. Project duration is approximately from March 15, 2016, to June 15, 2016. (Some training will occur in early part of March.)
SPRING 2016 DEVELOPMENT INTERN
The Children’s Museum of Houston is seeking a current college student, current graduate student, or recent college graduate who is interested in serving as an intern and providing a wide range of database, research, administrative and general support to the Museum's development team. While this internship is unpaid, it will provide the opportunity to gain experience in and familiarity with areas such as fundraising, philanthropy, children’s programming,and the day-to-day operations of a nonprofit organization with a national reach. To apply, please submit your resume, availability, and a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note, only internship applications will be considered at this email address.
SPRING 2016 PR & PROMOTIONS INTERNS
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? Our award-winning PR & Promotions team seeks enthusiastic team players to serve as Public Relations and Promotions Interns for SPRING 2016. 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 securing media coverage, pitching stories, producing engaging content on social media platforms, writing and editing press releases, maintaining the Museum's website and more!
Ideal candidates should be college juniors, seniors or recent graduates, and able to work a minimum of 25 – 30 hours a week (schedules are flexible). Keen editing skills, knowledge of AP Style and boundless creativity a plus.
To apply, please submit your resume, availability, and two writing and photography samples to email@example.com. *Please note, only internship applications will be considered at this email address.