career opportunities

We pride ourselves in having innovative employees who love to think, play and create! We are excited to have the following openings:

Open Positions

Human Resource Manager

Title: Human Resource Manager

Department: Administration
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Reports to: Chief Financial Officer

Type of Position: Full Time, Exempt

The New Children’s Museum is a dynamic new model of museum that provides inventive and engaging art experiences that are meaningful to children and families. The Museum brings families together in a rich educational environment that fosters creativity. A non-profit institution funded by admissions, memberships, and community support, the Museum stimulates imagination, creativity, and critical thinking by exhibiting participatory works of art and providing a venue for art making and play. Serving all ages, the Museum inspires new ways to see the world through the language of art.

The Human Resource Manager is responsible for maintaining and enhancing the organization’s human resources department by planning, implementing, and evaluating human resources policies and procedures, programs, practices, compliance and government regulations. The human resources manager will have oversight and management of full-cycle recruitment, employee benefits administration, employee relations, and compliance as well as developing a robust manager’s training and development program. The human resource manager will also have direct oversight of the museum’s volunteer program.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develops organizational strategies by identifying and researching human resources issues; contributing information, analysis, and recommendations to organization strategic thinking and direction; establishing human resources objectives in line with organizational objectives.
  • Implements human resources strategies by establishing department accountabilities, including talent acquisition, staffing, employment processing, compensation, health and welfare benefits, training and development, records management, safety and health, succession planning, employee relations and retention, government compliance, and labor relations.
  • Manages human resources operations by coaching, counseling, and implementation of manager development programs; planning, maintaining compensation surveys; resolving problems; and implementing change.
  • Supports management by providing human resources advice, counsel, and decisions; analyzing information and applications.
  • Guides management and employee actions by researching, developing, writing, and updating policies, procedures, methods, and guidelines; communicating and enforcing organization values.
  • Ensures museum compliance with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in conferences and educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
  • Enhances department and organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
  • Direct supervision of a staff of one.

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Broad knowledge and experience in human resource management, employment law, compensation, organizational planning, organization development, employee relations, safety, and training and development.
  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Excellent interpersonal and coaching
  • Excellent change management skills

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to effectively manage and prioritize multiple tasks
  • Commitment to the highest ethical and professional standards of conduct
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills as well as demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including demonstrated ability to provide guidance to senior leadership and managers on employee relations
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong relationships
  • Experience planning, developing and leading human resource process improvement
  • Excellent computer skills, including familiarity with Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint and prior experience with Work Force Now or similar payroll application preferred

EDUCATION:

Bachelor’s degree in human resource management, business administration, psychology, organizational development or a related field and a minimum of five years of experience as a Human Resources professional. Human Resources Certification is a plus

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk, see and hear. The employee occasionally is required to stand, walk and lift or move up to 30 pounds.

TO APPLY:

Please submit your resume and salary requirements along with a thoughtful cover letter that clearly describes how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of this position. Resumes without a cover letter will not be considered.

NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.

Human Resource Coordinator

Title: Human Resource Coordinator

Department: Human Resources

Reports to: Manager, Human Resource

Type of Position: Full-Time, Non-Exempt

Compensation: $17 per hour

The New Children’s Museum is a new model of children’s museum whose mission is to stimulate imagination, creativity and critical thinking in children and families through inventive and engaging experiences with contemporary art.

The Human Resource Coordinator is responsible for assisting the HR Manager with the full cycle recruiting process and maintain all files to the highest standards. The Human Resources Coordinator collaborates with the Finance Manager to ensure accurate reports regarding all benefits, payroll and any other outstanding financial statements. The Humans Resources Coordinator is responsible for preparing and processing semi-monthly payroll. The Human Resource Coordinator must be able to maintain the highest standards of integrity, confidentiality and professional conduct. Willing to assist the Human Resources Manager and Finance Manager with any ongoing assignments.

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conducts full cycle recruiting including job postings, application review, scheduling, interviewing, screening and onboarding for full-time, part-time and volunteer staff.
  • Creates, maintains, audits and organizes all files, including I-9 binder, confidential files, personnel files, terminated files, workers compensation files, employee relations, guest relations etc.
  • Processes ADP Workforce Now full cycle semi-monthly payroll including, new hires, employee changes, updates, terminations, final checks etc.
  • Responds and follows up on employee inquiries
  • Develops, implements and maintains the new Volunteer Program
  • Point of contact for inquiries regarding the Volunteer Program from employees, guests and volunteers.
  • Attends quarterly Cultural Volunteer Managers Council Meetings and any additional meeting as assigned
  • Ensures all benefits are recorded accurately for transportation, medical, dental, vision & 403(b)
  • Assists in the creation, distribution, and collection of yearly performance evaluations
  • Assist Human Resources Manager with guest relations, employee relations and workers compensation concerns
  • Coordinates mandatory trainings (i.e. CPR Training, Harassment Prevention Training, Career Development Trainings)
  • Coordinates and executes employee recognition program (i.e. birthday recognition, work anniversaries, employee of the month)
  • Assists with any ongoing projects or other administrative duties as assigned

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

Administrative Writing and Communication skills, Human Resources experience. Maintaining Employee Files, Recruiting and Interviewing Skills, ADP Workforce Now Experience, Professionalism, Organization, Teamwork, Confidentiality.

Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Proven competency in the effective administration of human resource recruiting process.
  • Commitment to maintaining highest standards of integrity and professional conduct.
  • Ability to consistently handle highly sensitive and confidential information with tact and discretion.
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills with outstanding attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Ability to operate both independently and as a team and follow-through on assignments.

 

EDUCATION:

A Bachelor’s degree is required along with a minimum of two years human resource experience. Additional experience in nonprofit organizations is preferred.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk, see and hear. The employee is required to stand, walk and lift or move up to 30 pounds.

Work Environment
The majority of work is performed in a museum environment with the attendant noise level.

TO APPLY:

Please submit your resume along with a thoughtful cover letter that clearly describes how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of this position. Resumes without a cover letter will not be considered.No Phone Calls Please

Teaching Artist

TITLE: Teaching Artist

DEPARTMENT: Education and Exhibitions

REPORTS TO: Manager, Visitor Programs and Manager, Education

Classification: Part-time, Non-exempt

Compensation: $12.50/Hour

BENEFITS

  • Option for off-site parking or MTS Bus/Trolley pass
  • Option for 403 B Retirement plan with current 3% match

 SCHEDULE REQUIREMENTS

  • 15-29 hours/week
  • Minimum 2 weekdays plus 1 weekend day
  • Available during the hours of 9am-5pm
  • Mandatory availability during summer months: May to September
  • Available to work peak holiday periods: November to January

The New Children’s Museum is a new model of children’s museums whose mission is to stimulate imagination, creativity, and critical thinking in children and families through inventive and engaging experiences with contemporary art.

Teaching Artists are key members of the Visitor Experience team who work directly with the Museum’s diverse audience of children and families.  They tap into the participatory nature of art and the positive outcomes that result from engaging in the arts.  By realizing this potential, Teaching Artists help connect our visitors to the Museum’s mission and theory of change.  They perform in a dynamic group environment and work collaboratively to deliver high levels of creative engagement. This position is supervised daily by department assistants and reports to and is evaluated by Education and Exhibitions department managers with support from assistants and other administrative staff.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Teaches daily activities including art studio workshops and group tours that are age-appropriate and involve a variety of art media (clay, collage, painting, sculpture, improvisation, performance, etc.).
  • Facilitates early childhood and school-age programs, camps, outreach, and other special programs as assigned with training.
  • Helps to organize and maintain all studio, art-making, gallery spaces, and the Arts Education Center.
  • Ensures the safety, orientation and comfort of visitors and provide excellent customer service.
  • Collaborates with other visitor experience staff to perform engagement strategies and develop art projects as directed by department leads.
  • Maintains communication with supervisors and team members in person and via email.
  • Attends monthly, mandatory meetings and trainings (part time staff and all-staff meetings).
  • Additional duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of one (1) year college experience or equivalent work experience and minimum of one (1) year experience with teaching and/or art-making to children
  • Minimum two (2) years experience working with children and/or families in a private and/or professional setting, preferably in a museum, school, daycare center, or as a nanny or tutor
  • Knowledge of early childhood development, hands-on art-making and group management
  • Strong customer service and team work experience
  • Understands the needs of children and families of all backgrounds, ages, and abilities
  • Able to communicate effectively and perform work in a public, high-energy environment
  • Outgoing, friendly manner and ability to promote the Museum’s mission and sales with ease
  • Positive attitude and excellent team player
  • Extremely reliable and dependable
  • Highly adaptable, collaborative, flexible, and able to problem solve creatively
  • Willingness to be certified in First Aid and CPR.
  • Bilingual a plus 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk, see and hear. The employee is required to stand, walk and lift or move up to 30-50 pounds. The employee must be able to verbally communicate in a concise manner.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The majority of work is performed in a museum environment with attendant noise level and requires observance of safe work practices, fire regulations, and avoidance of falls, trips, and similar office work hazards.

TO APPLY

Please submit your resume along with a thoughtful cover letter that clearly describes how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of this position. Email to careers@thinkplaycreate.org and reference “Teaching Artist” in the subject line.  Resumes without a cover letter will not be considered.

NO PHONE CALLS ACCEPTED PLEASE.

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