Tuesday - Saturday:
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Thursday Free Family Night
5 - 8 p.m.
Sunday: Noon - 6 p.m.
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Want to join our team? 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. To apply for a position, you may do any of the following:
- Submit your resume with salary requirements to HR@cmhouston.org
- Fax your resume or application to (713) 525-3624
- Apply in person at 1500 Binz, Houston, TX 77004 (employment applications are available on-site at the Information Booth or below)
- Click here for a downloadable PDF employment questionnaire.
- Click here for a downloadable PDF employment application.
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 24-29 hours per week morning shift.
Box Office Associate
Strong customer service oriented individual is needed to assure smooth day to day operations of the Museum Box Office by providing customer service to all visitors, management of daily ticket sales, reconciliation of individual cash drawer, accurate and consistent reporting of financial and attendance information, as well as 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!
Part-time Grill cook 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 4:30 – 8:30 Thursday evenings, Saturdays between 9 – 6 and Sundays between 11-6.
Gift Shop Associate - Summer Hire
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 and 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.
Outside Concessions Café Associates (P-time Summer)
Fresh Café is in search of individuals to staff our Summer Outside Concessions. Must have great customer service and strong, basic math skills. Must be able to lift 25#. Bilingual a plus!
Must be able to work Thursday night and week ends. (shifts vary, most days, 9-6 and 11-6, except Thur and Sun)
The Children’s Museum of Houston seeks a full-time excellent grant writer and proofreader to be responsible for overseeing the preparation and facilitation of the Museum’s grant requests including cover letters, proposals, applications for funding, and stewardship reports; conduct research for prospective new donors as well as special fundraising materials and correspondence; plays a critical role in the success of CMH’s aggressive annual fundraising campaign with a goal of over $4 million annually. College degree and 3-4 years professional grant-writing experience required. Expertise in Microsoft Office and Raisers Edge is required.
Associate Director of Development
This individual will be responsible for the Museum’s Major Gift Program with individuals, corporations and foundation and is a recognized leader among the museum staff and the development department. Will coordinate the post-management and stewardship of the Capital Campaign grants, and serve as the direct liaison for the Children’s Museum development committee. Attain a long-range goal of increasing the organization’s visibility by generating diversified and sustainable income for the work of the organization. College degree required. Requires four + years experience with a nonprofit organization; Demonstrated success in raising money and working with volunteers; Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
Strong planning, administrative and organizational skills; Proven ability to work with diverse groups of individuals; Knowledge of the community is a plus. Also requires proficiency in Raiser’s Edge and MS Office applications.
Director of Gallery Programs
This position is responsible for strategic direction, management and execution of the Museum’s gallery programs that are core to CMH’s mission. Responsibilities include ensuring that onsite learning experiences are child-centered, 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; and capturing new opportunities for innovation and growth. This position also has supervision of 10 staff members. 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 that support their academic achievement and success in life. The Director of Gallery Programs is an advocate for early learning, 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. Requires minimum 3 years classroom teaching experience, proven management experience and educational leadership experience. Masters degree in education preferred.
Performs responsibilities of staff accountant including assisting with month-end closing, preparing various journal entries, payroll related functions, and cash receipts. Prepares semi-monthly payroll. Prepares payroll and payroll related reports and uploads into the general ledger for distribution to general ledger accounts. Requires 2+ years related experience and a bachelor’s degree.
Capital Campaign Manager - Ft. Bend Children's Discovery Center
As a member of the development team of The Children’s Museum of Houston, this individual will report directly to the director of Development with a working relationship with the Executive Director and other members of the development team. Primary responsibilities include fundraising for the capital expansion and creating a plan for sustainable ongoing financial support. Working with the Museum’s Executive Director, the development team, and a fundraising steering committee of community leaders from Ft. Bend County, this individual will conduct a full spectrum of fundraising activities including oversight of all special events related to the Sugar Land expansion and identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major gifts and grants. Also, included is participation in speaking engagements in Ft. Bend County that will educate the community regarding the expansion.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Prepares the fundraising plan for the Ft. Bend Discovery Center and ongoing financial support and works closely with the Executive Director and Development staff to establish priorities.
•Major gifts from corporations, foundations, and individual gifts from contributors in the Ft. Bend County area.
•Fundraising Goal (Capital - $2 million) (On-going annual support - $550K annually) The Toal campaign is $3.65 million with $2 million already committed.
•Ongoing cultivation and stewardship of donors and prospects; writes special development related correspondence, proposals and conducts follow-up with contributors and prospects.
•Works closely with Board members and a Sugar Land fundraising steering committee to ensure effective coordination of solicitations
•Conduct prospect research on all potential donors in Ft. Bend County
•Works closely with Museum’s Grant writers to produce high volume of customized requests and reports
•Conducts all financial tracking for the Sugar Land expansion revenue and expense
•Prepares income and expense reports and maintain income analysis
•Represents the Museum at speaking engagements in Ft. Bend County to help educate the community regarding the expansion.
SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:
Requires College degree and 3- 5 years experience in a similar capacity
Experience working in the Ft. Bend community and knowledge of Ft. Bend donors preferred
Major gift/ capital campaign experience preferred
Experience working with volunteers and committees and supervisory experience
Strong Computer skills – Raiser’s Edge, Excel, MS Word
Development Department Intern (Unpaid)
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.