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 – 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 preferred. Bi-lingual is a plus.  Schedule is the ability
to work Museum hours and work weekends and some evenings based on need.

Salary:
$9.40 hourly, no benefits

Exhibits and Facilities Technician

Discovery Children’s Museum seeks a self-directed and self-motivated Exhibits and Facilities technician to work closely with the Programs and Education team to ensure that museum exhibits and facilities have a positive impact on the visitor experience. Must have High School Diploma and/or equivalent combination of education and experience in technical fields including facility and interactive exhibit maintenance. Must be mechanically inclined with basic shop skills. Must have reliable transportation and a valid Driver’s License required. Must be able to lift up to 100lbs to support installation and de-installation of museum exhibits. Creative problem-solving skills; proven ability to recommend and implement process improvements and new initiatives. The Exhibits and Facilities Technician supports the ongoing maintenance, cleaning and installation of museum exhibits and facility. Provides routine exhibit maintenance in accordance with museum’s Exhibit and Facility Preventative Maintenance Program. The Exhibits and Facilities Technician will help oversee all essential services required for optimum performance of installed systems, security, health and safety of staff and visitors, receipt and safeguarding of deliveries.

Minimum Qualifications:
Must have great communication skills (both written and verbal) and be computer literate.  Must be willing to work a flexible schedule including nights and weekends. Must be able to work with a variety of materials and tools and operate various types of equipment.

Compensation:
Between $10 to $11 hourly based on experience.

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.

Discovery Children’s Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Current Volunteer Opportunities:
Please visit our Volunteer page HERE.