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.

Visitor Services Representative – Reservations

Job Description:
The ideal candidate would be EXCEPTIONAL in visitor care and services, sales and clerical skills. The perfect candidate would also be experienced, enthusiastic and self-motivated excelling in the responsibilities listed below:

Welcomes visitors by greeting them, in person or on the telephone; answering or referring inquiries; both specific and general in nature.

Maintains security by following procedures, directs visitors by maintaining employee and department directories; providing instructions.

Maintains telecommunication system by following manufacturer’s instructions for house phone and console operation.

Handles multi-line reception phone, screening calls, fielding calls and taking messages and/or directing to appropriate voice mail.

Serve as a major source of inter-departmental communication, including noting absences, out of office, attendance, department calendars, etc.

Maintains continuity among work teams by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs.

Deliver excellent visitor services at all times and maintains area, complying with procedures, rules, and regulations of the department and the company.

Schedule birthday experiences, taking time to provide an informative tour of the museum, discuss experience package options, while informing visitors of museum membership program and related discounts.

Schedule group and school reservations, working with teachers, Visitor Services and Programs and Education staff to make best arrangements.
Constantly check, process and maintain the Museum general e-mail – outreach@ and reservations@
Process checks, cash and credit cards payments and report daily income activity.
Prepare daily administration department deposits daily.
Pick-up mail, process, and distribute incoming mail. Notify staff of mail shipments and packages. Prepare school mailing lists for bulk mail as directed.
Maintain inventory of and order office supplies.

Qualifications:
Candidate must have a minimum of 2 years of experience as a receptionist, reservationist and/or administrative assistant. Candidate must possesses the following skills: professionalism; detail oriented; prompt arrival to work with excellent attendance records; self-starter; excellent organizational, written and verbal communication skills, excellent customer care and service skills; work well under pressure; typing speed of at least 50-60 wpm; proficient with Microsoft Office Package; proficient with office machines/equipment (fax, postage machine, copier, etc.) and clerical skills (filing, mail distribution, completing daily reconciliation forms, etc.).

Schedule:
8:30am – 5:00pm (regular schedule includes Tuesday and Saturday off however, applicant must be flexible to work alternative schedule as needed)

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

Art and Humanities Manager

Job Description:
DISCOVERY Children’s Museum seeks a self-motivated, creative and innovative fulltime Arts and Humanities Education Manager to plan/develop, implement, evaluate and facilitate educational initiatives related to arts and humanities education for the museum (including staff, public and school audiences). The position reports to the Director of Programs and Education. The position will manage the Arts and Humanities team members, oversee the Artist in Residence Program, coordinate cultural programs and celebrations with community collaborators; manage special arts related projects and participate in the development of programming related to temporary and permanent exhibits. The ideal candidate will possess a passion for children and learning and will be experienced in art and/or humanities education and have EXCELLENT/DYNAMIC presentation and organizational skills. S/He will manage all art and humanities programming activities across the organization, including interactive art/music programs, exhibits, activities, cultural performances, curriculum programming and any extended educational programs offered by the museum. S/He will spend most of the work week directly working with visitors in the Arts Exhibition Galleries/areas of the museum floor. S/He will participate as a part of the education team as a whole to develop written program materials, and to coordinate, implement, and evaluate floor staff training and educator workshops so flexibility is key.
The ideal candidate will also be experienced in management and visitor service. S/He will also be trained as a Manager on Duty (MOD). The MOD supervises all museum floor operations as it relates to the visitor experience. In this role, s/he will also supervise all staff and volunteers (teens and adults) working on the museum floor as well as assist with the Front of House management as needed.

Qualifications:
Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Art Education, Art History or relevant specialized field of arts or humanities with experience implementing hands on programming with children and families, preferably in an informal education environment. Must have experience correlating curriculum to programs and activities (classroom lessons plans will suffice). Must have at least 2 years management experience and museum experience preferred.

Schedule:
Must have the flexibility to work weekends and evenings as needed. Weekly schedule
will include at least one weekend day and/or split days off.

Compensation:
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.