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.
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, as needed. Previous box office experience is a plus, as well as bilingual in Spanish!
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. Responsibilities include:
Customer service: Greeting each visitor, offering help and completing register transactions.
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.)
Maker Corps members
We are recruiting Maker Corps members that will serve as near-peer mentors and role models in a variety of community settings. Maker Corps members will be employed at the Children’s Museum of Houston to engage children and families in creative projects that develop problem solving skills, while gaining experience serving as a community leader. Skills required:
An interest in creativity, DIY art or science projects and/or making things.
Familiarity with LEGO robotics platforms such as Mindstorms.
Experience computer programming with programs, such as Scratch, Processing, Arduino, and/or similar programs.
Knowledge of basic carpentry tools and its use.
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.
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. The kit coordinator is responsible for preparing and breaking down theme-based kits, supplies and prep materials, and cutting, copying and maintaining an organized work environment. Normal administrative duties include copying, filing and data input. Experience working with preschool to elementary-aged children is required. Excellent work ethic, self-initiative and attention to detail is essential to fulfill this position.
Director of Outreach Programs
The Director of Outreach Programs is responsible for the strategic direction, execution and evaluation of the Museum's educational programming that is delivered offsite. Responsibilities include:
Developing and managing policies and procedures; systems for communication to partners, recruitment, program delivery, etc.; curriculum (that aligns with school standards and the Museum's exhibits); facilitation quality and consistency; budget management; tracking of funder commitments/deliverables and evaluation that includes program quality, match to the Museum's mission and customer/client satisfaction.
Coordinating with other key staff members outside of the outreach team on many aspects including promotion, recruitment, sales, reporting, curriculum development and overall strategies.
This position plays a key role in positioning the Museum as a leader in innovative child-centered learning and a key partner in early and elementary education. The Director of Outreach Programs is an advocate for experiential and family learning, a spokesperson for the Museum in the community and a collaborative member of the Museum's management team.
Fundraising Events Manager
The Fundraising Events Manager plays a key role in developing and implementing the Museum’s aggressive annual fundraising campaign. This position also has specific responsibilities with regard to, and oversight of, fundraising events providing crucial contributed income toward the Museums’s annual operating budget. Responsibilities include:
Planning and implementing four major fundraising events and additional smaller events, according to the Museum's annual fundraising plan.
Researching the feasibility of other events, as plan requires.
College degree required. Minimum five years previous experience with a non-profit organization and event fundraising skills preferred. Strong writing, proofreading and communication skills needed, as well as strong computer skills with Microsoft Office applications; Access; Raisers Edge. Must be detail oriented; work well under pressure; able to juggle multiple tasks; a team player. Valid TDL and evidence of insurability is required.