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

Development + Events Intern

Title: Development + Events Intern

Department: Development

Reports to: Vice President, Development

Dates: Summer 2018; approximately three months; flexible

Hours: Minimum of 16 hours per week

Salary Rate: Unpaid; College Internship Credit available

Requirement: Performance evaluation to be completed by The New Children’s Museum at the end of the internship

 

The New Children’s Museum (“NCM”) is currently looking for a Development + Events Intern to gain valuable workplace skills while supporting the Development (philanthropy) team.  The ideal candidate is passionate about non-profits and/or arts education, has excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and an exemplary work ethic.  The Development + Events Internship is highly recommended for college students or graduate students pursuing a degree in business, communications, marketing, event planning, and/or political science, and looking to gain experience with a non-profit arts organization.

INTERNSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES

The Development + Events Intern will be primarily responsible for assisting the Development team with all day-to-day projects as well as initial fundraising and planning efforts for our annual gala, Studio 200, which will take place in November. The Intern will work closely with the VP, Development, Manager of Institutional Giving, and Development CRM Specialist.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Assisting with strategy and planning for the Museum’s annual gala fundraiser
  • Researching potential sponsors and in-kind donors for the gala and the annual campaign
  • Soliciting in-kind donations for the Silent Auction portion of the gala
  • Creating a system for, organizing, and tracking receipt of Silent Auction donations through Altru database and silent auction app
  • Preparing for and attending relevant staff meetings and Gala Planning Committee meetings
  • Attending and working at select special events
  • Taking meeting minutes/notes
  • Copywriting and editing
  • Assisting with proposal writing
  • Working closely with other departments within organization to compile information for applications and reports
  • Administrative organization and archiving
  • Entering and extracting data from our Customer Relationship Management (CRM) database, Altru
  • Assisting with donor cultivation and stewardship, such as creating custom “thank you” photo books, sending birthday cards/gifts, etc.
  • Participating in meetings and advocacy efforts for local and national government funding as needs arise (relating to entities such as the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture, the National Endowment for the Arts, etc.)

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Current undergraduate or graduate student
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Confident and professional communicator with superb customer service skills
  • Highly organized; ability to manage deadlines and prioritize workload
  • Strong computer skills: Microsoft Office, databases, Internet research, etc.
  • Highly motivated and eager to grow skillset
  • Interested in non-profit administration and/or event planning
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an intern to successfully perform the essential functions of this internship. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this internship, the intern is regularly required to sit, talk, see, and hear. The intern must be able to verbally communicate in a clear and 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. Please include intern documentation showing performance expectations stated by school or sponsoring organization No phone calls, please.

 

Teaching Artist (Part-time)

TITLE: Teaching Artist

DEPARTMENT: Education & Exhibitions

REPORTS TO: Manager, Visitor Programs and Manager, Education

TYPE OF POSITION: Part-time, Non-exempt, 15-29 hours/week

Teaching Artists at The New Children’s Museum 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 (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) and theory of change.  They perform in a dynamic group environment and work collaboratively to deliver high levels of creative engagement.

Teaching Artist candidates must be experienced in working with children, early childhood development, hands-on art, group management, and teamwork. To effectively engage participants, Teaching Artists must enjoy working with diverse audiences and be solid public speakers who can manage groups.  Ideal candidates should be versed in different art media and techniques and be knowledgeable about contemporary art.  To provide enriching activities that stimulate creativity, Teaching Artists need to embrace their role as facilitators of learning and have a solid understanding of age-appropriate activities (toddler to teen) that engage children physically and cognitively.  Regular training meetings cover these topics and provide for additional professional development.  This position is supervised daily by department leads and reports to and evaluated by Education and Exhibitions department managers with support from department leads 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.
  • 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.
  • Plans and develops activities, lesson plans, and other curriculum for early childhood programming.
  • Collaborates with other visitor experience staff to perform engagement strategies as directed by department leads.
  • Supports program assessment by performing administrative duties such as evaluations, reports, and tracking.
  • Assists with minor installations and light fabrication/construction as needed.
  • 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).
  • Effectively engage Museum volunteers.
  • Additional duties as required.

In particular, we are seeking candidates with experience in any of the following:

  • Early childhood education
  • Working with children with special needs
  • Art therapy
  • Classroom instruction and group management
  • Various art media specialization
  • STEAM
  • Making/Tinkering

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
  • Strong customer service work experience
  • Demonstrates experience and passion for the arts, art-making, child development, and teaching
  • Ability to project plan, prepare, and organize
  • Enjoys working with and understand 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
  • Required availability of 15 hours per week between 8am and 5pm, must work weekends and some evenings
  • Mandatory availability during summer hours, beginning May to September
  • Flexible to work during peak holiday seasons, beginning November-January
  • Daily access to internet and communication via email is required
  • 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 positionNo phone calls, please.

Marketing & Communications Summer Intern (Part-time)

TITLE: Marketing and Communications

DEPARTMENT: Marketing & Communications

REPORTS TO: Manager, Marketing & Communications

DATES: Three months, Flexible

HOURS: Minimum of 7 hours per week

SALARY: Unpaid; College Internship Credit available

Requirement: Performance evaluation to be completed by The New Children’s Museum at the end of the internship

The New Children’s Museum (“NCM”) is currently looking for a Business Development Intern to support the Marketing & Communications and Membership teams. The ideal candidate has a strong aptitude for business, marketing and/or sales and excellent interpersonal and communication skills. The Business Development Internship is highly recommended for college students pursuing a Business or Marketing degree and looking to gain experience with a non-profit organization.

INTERNSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES

The Marketing and Communications Intern will be primarily responsible for assisting the Marketing team with all day-to-day projects as well as planning/public relations for our annual Mass Creativity event. The Intern will work closely with the Manager of Marketing and Communications, the Multimedia and Marketing Coordinator, and the Marketing Assistant.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Copywriting and Editing
  • Posting Calendar Listings
  • Processing Donation Requests
  • Assisting with Press Release Writing
  • Concierge Outreach
  • Monthly Reporting
  • On-the-floor Surveys
  • Admin Organization and Archiving
  • Help with Preparation and Public Relations for Annual Mass Creativity Event
  • Social Media Posting and Planning

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Working toward a degree in Communication or Marketing.
  • Basic understanding of marketing and public relations.
  • Exceptional written/oral communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Must be highly organized and demonstrate proficiency in conducting research.
  • Must express interest in non-profit work and/or marketing.
  • Proficient using Microsoft Office and Outlook.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

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

Visitor Services Associate (Part-time)

TITLE: Visitor Services Associate

DEPARTMENT: Marketing and Communications

REPORTS TO: Manager, Visitor Services & Membership

TYPE OF POSITION: Part-time, non-exempt

SCHEDULE: Minimum one week day and one weekend day.

HOURS: 8:45am to 4:00 pm (some after hours as needed)

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 quality customer service to all visitors.  The Visitor Services Associate works directly with the Visitor Services & Membership Manager to ensure that our members & visitors have a positive, fun, and educational experience from the moment they arrive at the Museum.  The Visitor Services Associate works in three different areas including parking garage, welcome desk and birthday parties and 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 visitors.

RESPONSIBILITIES

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.

Welcome Desk

  • Cash register opening and closing procedures in accordance with written policies & procedures.
  • Data entry and sell daily admission tickets, parking, memberships and merchandise in Altru.
  • Answer main Museum phone line or return voicemail messages; respond to customer inquiries, providing information about programs & services, visitor complaints and concerns.
  • Maintain inventory stock of the following: administrative supplies, Museum collateral, neighborhood guides, visitor comment cards, etc.
  • Assist with Lost and Found.

Birthday Parties

  • Set up and clean up party
  • 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.
  • Escort birthday party host family to the Welcome Desk at the conclusion on the party to process payment. Ensure that the checkout form is properly filled out.
  • Work cooperatively with multiple departments including Operations, Visitor Services, Education and Exhibitions, etc.

QUALIFICATIONS 

Education:

  • Two years college experience preferred.

Experience & Characteristics:

  • Must be available to work one weekend day per week
  • 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.
  • Ability to promote sales with ease.
  • Outgoing, friendly, positive attitude.
  • Ability 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 a diversity of backgrounds.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Willingness to be certified in First Aid and CPR.
  • Cash handling skills required.
  • Must be an exceptional role model with a demonstrated ability to work with a team to accomplish goals in a supportive, collaborative and empowering manner.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills – must have a positive, creative approach to both and be an imaginative, flexible and resourceful individual.
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to program ideas, develop effective plans and execute them with excellence.
  • 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.  Due to the nature of the position, weekend hours will be required.

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 accepted. No phone calls, please.

Senior Visitor Services Associate (Full-time)

TITLE: Senior Visitor Services Associate

DEPARTMENT: Marketing and Communications

REPORTS TO: Manager, Visitor Services & Membership

TYPE OF POSITION: Full-time, non-exempt – 40.0 hours per week

SCHEDULE: Tuesday to Saturday or Sunday to Thursday

HOURS: 8:30am to 5:00 pm (some after hours as needed)

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 Senior Visitor Services is to support in providing a positive, fun, and educational experience for visitors from the moment they enter the Museum. The Senior Visitor Services works directly with the Visitor Services Coordinator to ensure Welcome Desk, parking garage, and birthday party staffing, assisting in the oversight of Visitor Services Associates.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Welcome Desk & Parking Garage

  • Oversee daily opening and/or closing and work shifts at Welcome Desk, including money handling.
  • Be stationed at the Welcome Desk: visitor/member check-in and membership sales
  • Oversee daily opening/closing and work shifts in Parking Garage
  • Draft/send daily recap to key staff.
  • Daily and weekly Welcome Desk scheduling, working with Floor Manager as necessary.
  • Assist with the recruiting and training of Visitor Services Associates.
  • Monitor inventory and submit orders for Welcome Desk materials and collateral.
  • Oversee and maintain Lost and Found, phone line and voicemail messages
  • Assist with Museum Pop Up Shop stocking, monthly inventory and reporting.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Birthday Parties

  • Assist Visitor Services Coordinator with birthday party coordination and communication.
  • Create weekly birthday party schedule and coordinate with Café/Facilities as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (or be working toward one).
  • A concentration in arts, education, business, communications, sales, education or related field is a plus.

Availability

  • Available Tuesday through Saturday or Sunday to Thursday schedule that may include weekends, holidays, and evenings. Available to be flexible with schedule changes.

Experience & Characteristics:

  • Minimum two years customer service experience. Prior experience at a Museum a plus.
  • Outgoing, friendly manner and ability to promote sales with ease.
  • Willingness and ability to learn and communicate the Museum’s exhibitions, studios and programs.
  • Ability to engage successfully with children, parents and caregivers from a diversity of backgrounds.
  • Willingness to be certified in First Aid and CPR.
  • Cash handling skills required.
  • Must be an exceptional role model with a demonstrated ability to work with a team to accomplish goals in a supportive, collaborative and empowering manner.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to maintain a positive, creative attitude.
  • Imaginative, flexible and resourceful individual with ability to provide proactive solutions to challenges and foresight into the visitor experience.
  • Strong ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously with effective time management skills.
  • Altru or other point of sale software experience a plus.
  • 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. Due to the nature of the position, weekend hours will be required.

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 accepted. No phone calls, please.

Membership Coordinator (Full-time)

TITLE: Membership Coordinator

DEPARTMENT: Marketing and Communications

REPORTS TO: Manager, Visitor Services & Membership

TYPE OF POSITION: Full-time, non-exempt – 40.0 hours per week

SCHEDULE: Monday to Friday (some weekend and evening events)

HOURS: 8:30am to 5:00 pm (some after hours as needed)

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 Membership Coordinator will be responsible for the fulfillment of the Museum’s Membership programs. This will include regular data entry, payment processing, and the preparation of Membership packages, reporting and analysis. The Membership Coordinator will help find ways to grow the overall member program through acquisition, renewal and upgrade efforts while providing customer service to the current member base.

Job Duties Include:

Membership Coordination

  • Membership processing (includes data entry, printing cards)
  • Membership database management
  • Preparing monthly renewal mailings and communication.
  • Respond, document, and resolve all incoming Membership inquiries.
  • Coordinate, facilitate and attend all member events with other departments and museums
  • Attend Museum-wide events to welcome members and/or promote membership.
  • Assist with membership revenue, expense and budget tracking
  • Extensive configuration of membership programs in Altru
  • Ongoing analysis and reporting of memberships, member statistics and revenue.
  • Coordinate membership marketing efforts
  • Coordinate campaigns to acquire individual as well as corporate/group memberships
  • Manage membership/admission access programs

Database Management

  • Set up and work with all other departments to set up programs, events, ticket types, queries, reports and campaigns.
  • Audit/monitor integrity of data (clean up/maintenance).
  • Resolves daily issues pertaining to functions with Altru.
  • Fix unresolved or incomplete sales orders.
  • Designs, builds, and maintains reports, dashboards, and other strategic information portals for Museum teams.
  • Prepares users by conducting training; providing information; resolving problems.
  • Stays current on Altru and serves as the in-house trainer.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: Bachelor’s Degree required

Experience and Skills:

  • Minimum of two years of data entry experience (knowledge of Altru strongly preferred)
  • Minimum of three years of customer service experience, preferably in a Museum or membership environment.
  • Strong understanding of Microsoft Office programs (mostly Excel and Word).
  • Excellent communication, customer service and organization skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously
  • Interest in membership and customer loyalty programs.
  • Willingness to continually learn new technologies.

Requirements:

  • Availability to work Monday-Friday, with some weekend and evening shifts required for special events.
  • Comfortable and willing to work in an environment with chidren.
  • Comfortable working with various departments at the Museum, as well as occasionally assisting with customer service at the Welcome Desk.

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. 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. Work space is shared and occasional evening or weekend work is required.

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 accepted. No phone calls, please.

Camp Counselor (Full-time)

TITLE: Camp Counselor

DEPARTMENT: Education and Exhibitions

REPORTS TO: Education Coordinator and Camp Assistant

TYPE OF POSITION: Full-time (up to 40 hours per week), non-exempt, temporary/seasonal

DATES: June 4 through August 17, 2018

  • Our camp program runs from June 11 – August 17, 2018. There is no camp scheduled the week of July 16 – 20, 2018. We ask that applicants commit to 7 or more weeks of camp, and are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Mandatory trainings are required for all hired positions during the week of June 4 – 9, 2018; exact days and times TBD.

HOURS: 8:00 AM through 5:00 PM

SALARY: $11.75 per hour

The New Children’s Museum is seeking qualified applicants to fill our Summer Camp Counselor positions. We are looking for individuals who are enthusiastic about the arts and working with children. Counselors will engage campers in daily activities, help to facilitate art projects, and monitor for safety. Counselors will also assist teaching artists and the New Children’s Museum staff with daily operations as needed.

The Museum’s Summer Camps are artist led and offer experiences in a wide array of media. The program serves children from ages 2 through 12 and will run from June 11, 2018 through August 17, 2018 between 8am and 5pm each day. Please see our website for more information about our camps. https://thinkplaycreate.org/learn/camps/summer-camps/.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Position reports directly to Education Coordinator and Camp Assistant
  • Engage all campers in activities, both in the classroom and the Museum.
  • Work together with Teaching Artists and external instructors to communicate project directions to campers and facilitate progress.
  • Monitor camp activities and camper actions for safety.
  • Assist instructors as needed with supplies, set up and cleanup of classroom and other related duties.
  • Provide a safe, nurturing, and inclusive environment for all campers with all levels of ability.
  • Provide one-on-one and group support.
  • Meet daily with Camp Assistant and/or Education Coordinator.
  • Other duties directly related to this program.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Friendly, enthusiastic, and outgoing personality.
  • A knowledge of and/or interest in art making.
  • Must work well with children ages 2 through 12.
  • Experience working with children in an educational field preferred.
  • Experience working with children with special needs is a plus.
  • Must be dependable and punctual.
  • CPR and First Aid Certified preferred (training will be available, date & time TBD)
  • A background check is required upon hire.

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. The employee must be able to verbally communicate in a concise manner.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The majority of work is performed in a school/classroom 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. Resumes without a Cover Letter will not be accepted. No phone calls, please.

Camp Assistant (Part-time)

TITLE: Camp Assistant

DEPARTMENT: Education and Exhibitions

REPORTS TO: Education Manager and Education Coordinator

TYPE OF POSITION: Part-Time (up to 27.5 hours/week), non-exempt, temporary/seasonal

DATES: June 4 through August 17, 2018

  • Our camp program runs from June 11 – August 17, 2018. There is no camp scheduled the week of July 16 – 20, 2018.
  • Mandatory trainings are required for all hired positions during the week of June 4 – 9, 2018; exact days and times TBD.

HOURS: We ask that applicants be available Mondays from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM and Tuesdays through Fridays from 11:15 AM to 5:15 PM.

SALARY: $13.00 per hour

The New Children’s Museum is seeking a Camp Assistant for our Summer Camp Program. This is a wonderful opportunity to gain experience in a leadership role within a creative and fun environment. We are seeking individuals who are enthusiastic about the arts and working with children and who have experience in a supervisory role within a camp or related program. The Camp Assistant will help to oversee the daily operations during the Summer Camps while assisting Museum staff with managing the Camp Counselor team and communicating with parents and campers.

The Museum’s Summer Camps are artist-led and offer experiences in a wide array of media. The program serves children from ages 2 through 12 and will run from June 11, 2018 through August 17, 2018 between 8am and 5pm each day. Please see our website for more information about our camps. https://thinkplaycreate.org/learn/camps/summer-camps/.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Help to supervise camp counselor team.
  • Act as a role model to the camp counselor team with regard to offering positive support.
  • Serve as point person for daily volunteers and oversee their work within the program.
  • Manage daily camper pick up and afternoon extended care.
  • Work with Education Lead to manage master camp schedule including timed activities, breaks, events, etc. to ensure timely movement.
  • Oversee camper safety and personal needs.
  • Offer suggestions for camp procedural changes as applies.
  • Assist Museum staff with camper and classroom behavior management.
  • Take on other duties as needed directly related to this program.
  • Meet daily with supervisor to report on camp happenings.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Friendly, enthusiastic, and outgoing personality.
  • Must work well with children, ages 2 through 12.
  • Experience in a supervisory role with camp or related education programs is preferred.
  • Must be dependable and punctual.
  • CPR and First Aid Certified preferred (training will be available, date and time TBD).
  • Applicants must be available June 4 – 9 for scheduled trainings.
  • A background check is required upon hire.

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. The employee must be able to verbally communicate in a concise manner.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The majority of work is performed in a school/classroom 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. Resumes without a Cover Letter will not be accepted. No phone calls, please.

Altru Database Administrator (Full-time)

TITLE: Altru Database Administrator

DEPARTMENT: Administration

REPORTS TO:  Day-to-day oversight by Manager Visitor Services + Membership

TYPE OF POSITION: Full-time, non-exempt – 40 hours per week

SCHEDULE: Monday- Friday 8:30 – 5:00, occasional weekend and/or on call   

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 Altru Database Administrator is responsible for the Museum’s database system (Altru) and ensuring all processes are configured optimally, helping maintain reliable, accurate, and consistent data to perform data analysis, forecasting, and reporting. Working with other departments, the Database Administrator helps create, update, and deliver queries, metrics, reports, visuals, and other reporting tools. He/she handles the internal security of the database including adding and removing users, assigning permissions/roles, and monitoring appropriate use.

Specific Duties Include:

  • Database Management
    • Sets up and works with all other departments to set up programs, events, ticket types, queries, reports and campaigns.
    • Audit/monitor integrity of data (clean up/maintenance).
    • Creates policies and procedures for Altru use.
    • Resolves daily issues pertaining to functions with Altru.
    • Identifies opportunities to streamline departmental processes and procedures.
    • Fixes unresolved or incomplete sales orders.
    • Maintains Altru user accounts and security.
  • Membership Department
    • Processing (includes data entry, printing cards)
    • Respond, document, and resolve all incoming Membership inquiries.
    • Assist with membership revenue, expense and budget tracking
    • Extensive configuration of membership programs in Altru
    • Ongoing analysis and reporting of memberships, member statistics and revenue.
  • Cross departmental
    • Help staff with complex and intricate reporting and data needs.
    • Designs, builds, and maintains reports, dashboards, and other strategic information portals for Museum teams.
    • Contributes to and/or creates a feedback system for internal staff requesting data cleanup.
    • Prepares users by conducting training; providing information; resolving problems.
  • Altru Expertise and Training
    • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; benchmarking state-of-the-art practices; participating in professional societies.
    • Stays current on Altru and serves as the in-house trainer.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree and minimum of 2 – 3 years related work experience. Museum database experience a plus.

Skills:

  • High-level of proficiency in Altru (or other fundraising database). Certification preferred.
  • Analytical, mathematical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact effectively with people (primarily staff but could include visitors, members, supporters).
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Ability to manage sensitive and confidential information.
  • Ability to understand staff needs and accurately translate requests into effective queries and reports.
  • Skill in presenting data and training individuals in software applications.
  • Desire to continually learn new technologies.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple priorities to ensure goals are met in a timely manner.
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Knowledge of computer office applications such as Microsoft Word and Excel.

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 25-35 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. Resumes without a Cover Letter will not be accepted. No phone calls, please.

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