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.

Marketing Coordinator – Part Time

Discovery Children’s Museum is looking for a part-time Marketing Coordinator to assist the Director of Marketing and Public Relations in meeting the marketing needs of the museum. The functions of this position include: Plan and execute social media strategy through competitive research, platform determination, messaging and audience identification; generate, edit, publish and share daily content (original text/copy, images and video) that builds meaningful connections and encourages community and museum audience to take action; continually optimizing museum social media platforms to increase the visibility of museum’s social content. Know the ins and outs of marketing online and continuing the museum’s growing presence on social media.  Additionally, provides marketing support for various marketing and public relations projects which will result in brand awareness and new and repeat visitation.

Qualifications:
B.A. in (or in the process of obtaining) marketing or public relations or related field.
One year of experience in project management, marketing and/or social media.
Sound knowledge of marketing processes as well as social media platforms (Face Book, Twitter, Pintrest, etc).
Strong writing and editing skills.
Demands the ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced, diverse, and hectic environment.
Must have excellent organizational, interpersonal and oral communication skills.
Demands a level of maturity and the experience to recognize and respond appropriately to confidential information.
Must possess working knowledge of Windows applications including Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint.

Schedule:
20 hours a week, Monday through Friday, flexible schedule

Salary:
$9.40 an hour; no benefits

Presenter 1 Early Childhood – 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, present interactive demonstrations and assist with the development of special activities. 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 required. Bi-lingual is a plus.

Schedule:
Schedule is the ability to work Museum Hours, requires ability to work weekends and some evenings based on need: Summer museum hours are (June 1 — September 1) — Sunday (12-5pm) and Monday — Saturday (10am-5pm);  general museum hours are (September 2 — May 31) — Tuesday — Friday (9am-4pm), Saturday (10am-5pm) and Sunday (12pm-5pm).

Salary:
$9.40 hourly with no benefits

Manager of Retail Sales

The Manager of Retail Sales for DISCOVERY Children’s Museum is a full-time exempt position. The position serves as a part of the management leadership team specifically leading the vision and management of the retail store, including achieving/exceeding sales goals, creative merchandising, monitoring and purchasing mission represented inventory, product analysis, scheduling and managing store staff through training, development and effective performance management, and providing excellent customer/visitor service. The ideal candidate for this position will be honest, loyal, self-motivated and enthusiastic with dynamic interpersonal and sales skills. The candidate is an experienced professional with ability to manage in a busy entrepreneurial environment and assist with development and implementation of a creative strategic business plan around museum retail. The ideal individual must be able to discern work priorities, meet deadlines with little supervision, and willing to work at least one weekend day per week as well as evenings when necessary. The ideal candidate will have a love for retail management, provide outstanding customer/visitor service, and be an enthusiastic professional, team player and motivator.

Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in business preferred; significant work experience in management and sales will be considered in lieu of a degree.

At least three years’ retail sales experience; experience as a buyer a plus.

Ability to manage multiple duties and accomplish goals with little supervision and to work with a variety of team members.

Experience and proven ability to think strategically 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/visitor service ethic and high expectations for quality.

Experience with Microsoft Office suite and POS software.

Ability to work flexible schedule which includes evenings, weekends and holidays.

Must have a valid Nevada driver’s license, reliable transportation and personal liability insurance.

Physical activities required, light and heavy lifting (50 lbs.), bending, climbing up/down ladders, walking and standing. Must have a good sense of balance and able to work on heights.

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

Admission Desk Cashier – Part Time

Discovery Children’s Museum is looking for a part-time, experienced and enthusiastic Admissions Desk Cashier to handle front desk operations in fast-paced Children’s Museum including safety and security issues; handle cash, checks, credit cards payments, record and tabulate statistical information, and be able to deal with heavy contact with groups, young visitors and families. Assist with keeping visiting tour groups on schedule. Balance till and maintain safe, current and clean reception area. This ideal person will also be able to be crossed trained as a museum presenter as this perspective will allow full understanding of the visitor experience from beginning to end.

Qualifications:
High school diploma required. Experienced cashier with good customer service skills. Candidate must be accurate and detail oriented, with ability to handle fast-paced desk in a friendly and professional manner. Spanish is a plus. Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including weekends and occasional evenings.

Salary:
$9.40 hourly with no benefits

Schedule: generally consists of 25-28 hours weekly

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.