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 Development Associate assists in all aspects of fundraising for the annual contributed income including individual annual campaign, corporate annual drive and major gifts from corporations and foundations, including the three major fundraising events. The position also coordinates all donor data base record keeping and donor acknowledgement correspondence, under the direction of the Director of Development. Also provides administrative support to the development team.
College degree required, and at least 2 years previous experience preferred. Must have valid TDL and evidence of insurability. Ability to multi-task, strong writing, proofreading and communication skills needed. Proficiency in MS office applications including Word, Excel and Power Point required.
Grill cooks in our Café with strong customer service skills to prepare grill food orders for museum visitors, refill supplies, help with clean up and serve as back-up to cashier. 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 Wednesday, Friday 9:30 to 6:00 and Thursday evenings.
GIFT SHOP ASSOCIATE
Fiddlesticks Toys needs a friendly individual to help stock, organize and clean the Museum gift shop for the summer season. Will operate cash register and work 20 hours per week. Must be able to have a flexible year round part-time schedule. Requires ability to work Thursday nights and weekends. Min. HS diploma required as well as previous retail experience.
Public Relations and 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? The Children's Museum of Houston's award-winning PR & Promotions department is currently searching for enthusiastic team players to join its team. 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:
Securing media coverage, pitching stories and executing media campaigns.
Engaging Museum followers by producing exciting content.
Gaining valuable experience drafting and editing press releases, marketing and advertising pieces.
Helping with the Museum’s brand new website.
Ideal candidates should be college juniors, seniors or recent graduates. Must be 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, cover letter, availability, and two writing and photography samples to PR & Promotions Director Henry Yau via email. Please note: Only PR applicants will be considered at this email.
DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT INTERN (Unpaid, for Fall) This individual will provide general administrative support for the Development Department across a variety of CMH fund raising programs including Special Events, Annual Fund and Fort Bend Capital Campaign. Duties include: Create solicitation packages with relevant inserts, assemble, and prepare for outgoing mail delivery; Produce mail merge lists and reports; Assist with events (meetings/lunches/Gala) Special Events, Capital and Special Projects: produce invitations, track responses, greet and direct guests; General Admin duties such as copying, faxing, preparing items for mailing; Answer phones when requested and maintain material inventory and gather supplies. Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills and ability to perform tasks with light supervision. Strong MS Office application skills in Word and Excel. All interested interns only please send resume to Acortez@cmhouston.org.