Employment

From actors, to educators, exhibit developers and more, The DISCOVERY Children’s Museum is committed to creating extraordinary learning experiences across the arts, sciences and early childhood development that have the power to transform the lives of children and families. We hire for a wide range of positions and seek applicants (who love kids) who possess the potential, enthusiasm and desire to join our team and further the museum’s mission.  

Current Employment Opportunities:

To Apply:
Please send resume and salary history to info@DiscoveryKidsLV.org.  Please put job title in the subject line.  Only complete submissions will be considered.
No phone calls.

Early Childhood Presenter 1

Discovery Children’s Museum seeks a self-motivated, enthusiastic individual to work as a part of an interpretive floor team comprised of adults and teen volunteers and interns. S/He will interact with teachers, students and families to explain hands on exhibits (including traveling exhibits), present interactive demonstrations and assist with the development of special activities. The ideal candidate will possess a passion for children and learning and early childhood education and have excellent customer service and verbal communication skills. S/He must have the ability to work evenings, on occasions, for special events. S/He must also have the ability to walk for extended periods of time and be able to lift up to 30 pounds.

Qualifications:
High school diploma required. Some college preferred. Teaching and/or early childhood education experience preferred.

Schedule is the ability to work museum hours, requires ability to work weekends and some evenings based on need: summer museum hours –  (June 1 — September 1) — Sunday (12-5pm) and Monday — Saturday (10am-5pm) and general museum hours – (September 1– June 1) — Tuesday — Friday (9am-4pm), Saturday (10am-5pm) and Sunday (12pm-5pm)

Salary:
$9.40 hourly with health and dental benefits

Presenter 1 Traveling Exhibits – Full Time

Discovery Children’s Museum seeks a self-motivated, enthusiastic individual to work as a part of an interpretive floor team comprised of adults and teen volunteers and interns. S/He will interact with teachers, students and families to explain hands on exhibits (including traveling exhibits), present interactive demonstrations and assist with the development of special activities. The ideal candidate will possess a passion for children and learning and will be academically trained and experienced in one or many science discipline areas, early childhood education and have EXCELLENT/DYNAMIC presentation. S/He will present public programs to large audiences within the museum and when necessary outside of the museum. The ideal candidate will possess a passion for children and learning and will have excellent customer service and verbal communication skills. S/He must have the ability to work evenings, on occasions, for special events. S/He must also have the ability to walk for extended periods of time and be able to lift up to 30 pounds.

Qualifications:
High school diploma required. Some college preferred. Teaching – science and/or early childhood education experience preferred.

Salary:
$9.40 hourly with health and dental benefits

Science Presenter 1 – Full Time

Discovery Children’s Museum seeks a self-motivated, enthusiastic individual to work as a part of an interpretive floor team comprised of adults and teen volunteers and interns. S/He will interact with teachers, students and families to explain hands on exhibits (including traveling exhibits), present interactive demonstrations and assist with the development of special activities. The ideal candidate will possess a passion for children and learning and will be academically trained and experienced in one or many science discipline areas and have EXCELLENT/DYNAMIC presentation. S/He will present public programs to large audiences within the museum and when necessary outside of the museum. The ideal candidate will possess a passion for children and learning and will have excellent customer service and verbal communication skills. S/He must have the ability to work evenings, on occasions, for special events. S/He must also have the ability to walk for extended periods of time and be able to lift up to 30 pounds.

Qualifications:
High school diploma required. Some college preferred. Teaching and/or early childhood education experience preferred. Bi-lingual is a plus.  Schedule is the ability
to work Museum hours.

Salary:
$9.40 hourly with health benefits

Birthday Party Presenter/Presenter 1

DISCOVERY Children’s Museum seeks a part-time self-motivated, enthusiastic individual with dynamic presentation skills to work in a fast paced, high energy environment. S/He will facilitate birthday experiences mostly held on weekends; including but not limited to duties such as setting up and preparing the experience rooms, facilitating activities, invoicing, etc. S/He may also work as a part of an interpretive floor team comprised of adults and teen volunteers and interns. In this roll, s/he will interact with teachers, students and families to explain hands on exhibits and present interactive demonstrations. The ideal candidate will possess a passion for children and learning and will have excellent customer service and verbal communication skills. S/He must also have the ability to walk for extended periods of time and be able to lift up to 30 pounds.

Qualifications:
High school diploma required. Some college preferred. Teaching and/or early childhood education experience preferred. Excellent customer service experience and skills is necessary. Candidate must possess dynamic presentation skills, accurate and detail oriented, with ability to handle fast-paced environment in a friendly and professional manner. Spanish is a plus.

Schedule:
Weekends a must; weekday availability is a plus.

Salary:
Part time – $9.40 an hour. No benefits.

Grant Writer

Discovery Children’s Museum is looking for a full-time, experienced grant writer, with a proven history of success, to assist the Director of Development – Operations in meeting annual fundraising goals.

The functions of this position include: researching funding sources; drafting, writing, assembling and submitting proposals, solicitation letters and reports; tracking submission deadlines, proposal status, and follow-up with potential funders; compiling progress and financial reports to funders; recording receipt of grants; processing timely acceptance and acknowledgment of grants; ensuring regular communication with prospective and existing funders; and maintaining database and filing system. In addition this position will produce accurate communications and reports of the Museum and its programs. Writes and adapts existing boilerplate proposals to the requirements of each specific grant opportunity and submission preference.

Works closely with development, program and finance staff to prepare and update standard program descriptions, communications and reports. Proofreads, edits and provides constructive feedback on letters, proposals, reports, and letters of intent. Routes grant applications/reports and supporting documents to appropriate staff to solicit feedback verify information and receive approval for submission; and ensure program managers/directors understand the requirements of all grants.

Qualifications:
Minimum four year degree in fundraising English, or a related field. Minimum two years of experience in development/fundraising in a non-profit organization. Grant writing experience in the area of education, specifically the arts, sciences, humanities and at-risk youth.

Salary:
We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience, excellent fringe benefits, a supportive team, and professional growth.

 

Discovery Children’s Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Current Volunteer Opportunities:
Please visit our Volunteer page HERE.