Monday - 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. 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.
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.
Lead Box Office Associate
- Assuring efficient day-to-day operations of the Museum Box Office by providing excellent customer service to all visitors
- Managing daily ticket sales, including reconciliation and cash controls
- Providing accurate and consistent reporting of financial information
- Assisting with group visits and events
- Training Box Office Associates on the ticket software
- Supervising Box Office Associates in the absence of the Box Office Manager
High School Diploma required; previous box office experience a plus! Also requires ability to work independently and supervise others, computer skills, and strong customer service skills. Bilingual in Spanish preferred.
Para Los Niños Program Facilitator
Para Los Niños is a family learning program that serves parents whose first language is Spanish. The program introduces techniques that make learning fun for parents and children, and builds parents’ abilities and confidence to sustain educational activities in their own homes. Sessions take place in libraries and a variety of community organizations in and around the Greater Houston Area. The session begins with songs/fingerplays and stories read with enthusiasm, emotion and dramatic effect in English and Spanish. This creates excitement and anticipation among the children and demonstrates to parents reading techniques to use at home. The session also includes dialogue with parents and hands-on activities centered on a variety of parenting themes.
Job responsibilities include knowledge of the principles of early childhood education and developmentally appropriate programming. Excellent people and communication skills, demonstrating a warm and engaging demeanor when interacting with families is desired. The candidate must also demonstrate a commitment to collaborate well with others and possess skills in planning and organization. Must be able to work a flexible schedule and facilitate learning groups with diverse backgrounds. Bachelor’s degree preferred (but not required, can demonstrate knowledge with extensive work experience with children and families) with 2-3 years experience working with children. Reliable transportation, valid TDL and evidence of insurability. Requires fluency in Spanish – must be bilingual in English and Spanish.
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 programs. Responsibilities include:
- Preparing theme-based kits, including gathering supplies, and cutting and prepping materials, and also breaking them down
- Maintaining an organized work environment
- Facilitating Parent Star events
- Supporting other outreach programs
- Performing administrative duties such as copying, filing and data input.
Experience working with preschool-elementary age children is required. Excellent work ethic, self-initiative and attention to detail is essential to fulfill this position.
Director of Gallery Programs
- Providing strategic direction, management and execution of the Museum’s gallery programs that are core to CMH’s mission.
- Ensuring that onsite learning experiences are child-centered, family-focused, 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
- Capturing new opportunities for innovation and growth.
- Supervising 10 gallery educators
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 to support their academic achievement and success in life. The Director of Gallery Programs is an advocate for early learning through the primary grades, 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.
Skills required: A minimum 5 years of varied classroom teaching experience, proven management experience and educational leadership experience. Master’s degree in education (or closely related) required.
Alexander Specialist for Early Literacy Development and Special Learning Needs
- Furthering the mission of the Museum to “transform communities through innovative child-centered learning” and the Museum’s strategic objectives to design for innovation, personalize the learning and exceed expectations.
- Focusing toward the advancement of the Museum’s programs, and its related impacts and partnerships with regard to early literacy development and the unique needs of children who have learning disabilities.
- Providing educational leadership, innovation and collaboration in the continuous development and improvement of the Museum’s exhibits, gallery programs and educational outreach.
Requires master's degrees in literacy development or special education, with a focus on Pre-K and/or elementary children, and a Bachelors in a related field. Must have at least two years of experience teaching children within the birth - 12 age range in traditional classrooms or non-traditional settings. Must be able to demonstrate educational leadership in highly collaborative environment.
Skills required: Excellent communication skills in English, including speaking, presenting, listening and writing. Prefer excellent communication skills in Spanish, including speaking, presenting, listening and writing. Proficient with Microsoft Office, as well as with mobile devices and social media. Requires leadership, critical thinking, collaboration and innovation. Must have reliable transportation, valid TDL and evidence of insurability.
Development Manager for Major Gifts
Responsible for the Museum’s Major Gift Program with individuals, corporations and foundations. The Development Manager is a recognized leader among the museum staff and the Development department. Responsibilites include attaining a long-range goal of increasing the organization’s visibility by generating diversified and sustainable income for the work of the organization. Requires college degree; four+ years’ experience with a non-profit organization; must demonstrate 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. Experience working with MS Office applications such as: Microsoft Office; Raiser’s Edge; Publisher; Microsoft Excel; Microsoft Access. Requires reliable transportation, valid TDL and evidence of insurability.
Fundraising Events Associate
This position plays a key role in developing and implementing the Museum’s aggressive annual fundraising campaign. Responsibilities include:
- Overseeing fundraising events that provide crucial contributed income toward the Museum's annual operating budget.
- 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 the plan requires.
College degree required. Minimum two years previous experience with a non-profit organization, 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.
Responsibility is to ensure that visitors’ experiences at the Museum are top quality and clearly aligned with the Museum’s mission and goals. In fulfilling this responsibility, Gallery Supervisors are responsible for direct supervision of Discovery Guides while they are carrying out their jobs with visitors. They are frequently the first line of assistance when problems arise with exhibits, visitors or programs. Operational duties vary. These may include making and adjusting the daily Discovery Guide schedule, managing the operation of specific programs, preparing for events, training new Discovery Guides and serving in Discovery Guide roles as needed. Must have excellent customer service skills, strong judgment that is aligned with the Museum needs, and the ability to address visitor questions and problems. Must enjoy working in a team setting. Requires HS diploma, BA preferred but not required and two years minimum experience working with children. Knowledge of MS office applications preferred.
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. Please send resume to email@example.com.
Public Relations Intern (Unpaid, for Fall)
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 is seeking enthusiastic team players to serve as Public Relations and Promotions Interns for Fall 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
- Be able to work a minimum of 25 – 30 hours a week (Schedules are flexible)
- Have keen editing skills
- Have knowledge of AP Style
- Have boundless creativity
- Be able to create a “voice” in their writing.
***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 (firstname.lastname@example.org with your resume, cover letter, availability (include days and times), two writing samples and two photography skills samples.