career opportunities

We pride ourselves in having innovative employees who love to think, play and create! Interested in working at the Museum? Please submit your resume and cover letter to one of our open positions.

Open positions

Teaching Artist

TITLE: Teaching Artist
DEPARTMENT: Education & Exhibitions
REPORTS TO: Manager, Visitor Programs and Manager, Education
TYPE OF POSITION:  Part-time, Non-exempt
SALARY: $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:

  • Available min. 20 per 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) years 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.

Visitor Services Associate

TITLE: Visitor Services Associate
DEPARTMENT: Marketing and Communications
REPORTS TO: Visitor Services + Museum Floor Manager
TYPE OF POSITION: Part-time, non-exempt
RATE: $12.50/HR

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 role of the Visitor Services Associate is to provide exceptional customer service to all visitors.  The Visitor Services Associate works directly with the Visitor Services + Floor Manager to ensure that our members, visitors, staff and all other guests have a positive, fun, and memorable experience from the moment they arrive at the Museum.  The Visitor Services Associate works in three different areas so there is never a dull moment! These areas include: welcome desk/pop-up-shop, parking garage, and birthday parties. This team acts as the hub of information for Museum happenings, and facilitates general visitor communication about the Museum and surrounding areas via telephone and in person.

Ideal Visitor Services Associate candidates are those who enjoy working with people of all ages and backgrounds, as well as those who have a strong desire to provide consistent, excellent customer service to our visitors.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Welcome Desk & Pop-Up-Shop

  • Greet guests and introduce them to the Museum or welcome them back.
  • Process all admission and walk-up membership transactions using Altru POS system.
  • Suggest, sell and enter museum memberships
  • Process transactions in the museum Pop-Up-Shop.
  • Keep merchandise stocked and retail area tidy.
  • At times assist with retail inventory.
  • Answer main Museum phone line and return voicemail messages
  • Maintain an accurate cash drawer and an organized work station.
  • Assist with Lost and Found.

Parking Garage

  • Open and/or close the visitor parking garage at the beginning/end of the Museum’s public hours.
  • Greet motorists and direct them to parking spaces.
  • Direct guests to overflow parking options.

Birthday Parties

  • Communicate the party schedule and content to the birthday party host family upon arrival.
  • Assist the birthday party host family with set up, clean up, and time management for the duration of the party.
  • Facilitate optional art activities (training provided).
  • Set up and clean up party room.
  • Work cooperatively with multiple departments including Operations, Visitor Services, Beansprouts Café, etc.

 QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be available to work at least 20 hours a week to include at least two weekdays and one weekend day.
  • Minimum two years of related customer service/sales experience.
  • Available to commit to a consistent, part-time schedule that includes weekends, holidays, and occasional evenings.
  • Desire to effectively communicate to visitors the content and value of the Museum’s exhibitions, studios and programs.
  • Ability to work successfully with children, parents and caregivers from diverse backgrounds.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to promote sales with ease.
  • Willingness to be certified in First Aid and CPR.
  • Cash handling skills required.
  • 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. At times this position does require the employee be outside exposed to the elements. 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.  Due to the nature of the position, weekend hours will be required.

TO APPLY
Please submit your resume, three professional references, and a thoughtful cover letter that clearly describes how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of this position.   Email all of the above to careers@thinkplaycreate.org and reference “Visitor Services Associate” in the subject line.

No phone calls, please. 

Submit Your Resume + Cover Letter!

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