Tuesday - Saturday:
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Thursday Free Family Night
5 - 8 p.m.
Sunday: Noon - 6 p.m.
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.
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Box Office Associate
A strong customer service oriented individual is needed to assure smooth day-to-day operations of the Museum Box Office. Responsbilities 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!
- Preparing food orders for museum visitors
- Running the register
- Refilling supplies
- Helping with clean-up duties
Work schedule varies with 20-29 hours per week, and must be able to work Thursday and weekends.
We are currently seeking outgoing, energetic individuals to work with children and ensure a fun, positive and educational visitor experience. As a nationwide 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 preferred! Must be able to work a Thursday morning shift (8:45 a.m. – 2p.m.), as well as other shifts and weekends.
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 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.
- Turn 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. Candidates will also be required to pass criminal background check and drug screening. Work schedules vary between 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.
Do you hope to be the next Carl Sagan or Bill Nye, inspiring children to have a lifelong passion and an insatiable curiosity for science and scientific processes? Do you believe learning science should be hands-on, awe-inspiring, and messy? If so, the Children’s Museum of Houston is looking for you! We are hiring a science educator responsible for exhibits and programming related to scientific skills, physics, and chemistry. Work includes creating weekly changing programs to provide visitors with fresh museum experiences, conducting exhibit evaluations, and facilitating programming. Also responsible for working with the fabrication, graphics, and video production teams to produce new and/or remediate exhibit components and supporting materials. Works to train staff on exhibit components, facilitation strategies, and programs.
Good people skills, planning, communication, and organization skills needed. Must be able to work a flexible schedule that sometimes includes Thursday evenings and weekends. Bachelor’s degree required. Minimum 2 years’ experience working with children. Working knowledge of and experience developing curriculum for children related to chemistry, physics, and materials science preferred.
Development Department Intern (Unpaid, for Summer)
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's Capital Campaign.
- Creating solicitation packages with relevant insertd, including assembling and preparing for outgoing mail delivery
- Producing mail merge lists and reports
- Assisting with events (meetings/lunches/gala), including producing invitations, tracking responses, and greeting and directing guests
- Perfoming 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 ability to perform tasks with light supervision. Strong MS Office application skills in Word and Excel. Please submit resumes to Audrey Cortez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Public Relations 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? 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 seeks four (4) enthusiastic team players to serve as Public Relations and Promotions Interns for Summer 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. 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! ***Bonus points if you’re outgoing, have phone skills, or are bilingual in English and Spanish.
To apply, please submit the following to PR & Promotions Director Henry Yau (email@example.com): Resume, cover letter, availability (including days and times), two diverse writing samples and two photography skills samples.