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.

Special Events Manager

The Special Events Manager for DISCOVERY Children’s Museum is a full-time exempt position reporting primarily to the Director of Development. The position serves as a part of the management leadership team of the museum but specifically leads the planning and implementation of all special events related to development and fundraising as well as the rental of the museum. This ideal candidate for this position will be loyal, self-motivated and enthusiastic with dynamic presentation and sales skills. The candidate is an experienced professional with ability to manage administration and logistic support of the team in a busy fundraising and entrepreneurial environment. The candidate will assist with development and implementation of a creative strategic marketing plan around museum rentals. The position will specifically coordinate all fundraising and museum rental events as well as assist with members’ appreciation events. The ideal individual must be able to anticipate project needs, discern work priorities, and meet deadlines with little supervision, and be willing to work evenings and weekends when necessary. The Special Events Manager will have a love for special event management, provide outstanding customer service, be an enthusiastic professional and team player and motivator, and able to build relationships with internal and external customers.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree preferred; significant work experience will be considered in lieu of a degree.
At least three years’ experience in an office setting and at least two years’ experience coordinating and implementing special events.
Ability to manage multiple projects and accomplish goals with little supervision.
Ability to work with a variety of team members (from board of trustees to front line staff and volunteers).
Experience in successfully engaging board and other volunteer leaders in fundraising. Experience and proven ability to think strategically, plan effectively and manage productivity to achieve multiple high-priority goals.
Strong organizational skills, planning skills and initiative.
Excellent and effective oral and written communication skills, interpersonal skills both in person and by phone with a high level of professionalism.
Excellent customer service ethic and high expectations for quality.
Experience with Microsoft Office suite and Database Management (mail merges, etc.); familiarity with Raiser’s Edge a plus.

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

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.

Required Knowledge/Experience:
Minimum four year degree in fundraising English, or a related field. Minimum two years’ 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.

In addition to resume and salary history, you must provide writing samples.

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

Science Presenter 1 – Part 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.

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.

$9.40 hourly 

Discovery Children’s Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Current Volunteer Opportunities:
Please visit our Volunteer page HERE.