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.

Chief Executive Officer

The Board of Trustees seeks an entrepreneurial leader to further strengthen the Museum’s revenue model and manage delivery of exciting learning experiences that inspire and educate the children of Las Vegas and Southern Nevada.

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) will lead and financially strengthen DISCOVERY Children’s Museum as it ignites a love of lifelong learning through innovative, exciting, engaging, fun and enriching educational experiences for children, their educators and families. The CEO is expected to manage the staff in day-to-day operations of the museum, and ensure that the DISCOVERY:

Continues to build a strong regional and national reputation as a distinctive, exciting,thought-provoking place for children of all ages to explore the world and learn from it, and in the process ignite a love of lifelong learning;

Becomes known to visitors and residents as a “must-visit” Las Vegas attraction;

Effectively manages, builds and continually evolves its exhibitions and educational and public programming, encouraging innovative exploration of the natural and scientific world and the worlds of ideas, communication, collaboration and art;

Attracts strong interest and support of dedicated professional staff, volunteers, donors and partners in the community at large;

Maintains financial and operational strength by strategically developing a mix of aggressive fundraising avenues and opportunities that speak directly to the various interests of individuals, corporations and foundations;

Strengthens the Board by recruiting new members, specifying the governance and fundraising expectations, and by defining committee roles of Trustees.

Qualifications:
The ideal candidate has the following experience and qualifications:

Strong management and leadership responsibility in a museum, school or associated institution that attracts a similar audience, and is known for innovative programming, a deep understanding of how children, their families and adults learn, and cultivating strong ties with the community in which their institution is located;

Deep and current experience in marketing, branding and raising the public profile of educational institutions and community assets that support our children and families;

An extensive background and/or passion for the “game changing” value of education;

The ability to work successfully with donors, community leaders, educators, designers, community members and the museum’s board to strengthen the museum; measurable and successful results in raising funds and in identifying, cultivating and soliciting donors and other sources of revenue and in managing change;

A detailed understanding of operations and financial management in the profit or nonprofit world; with a particular understanding of nonprofit revenue and expense models in USA-based nonprofits;

Experience working with scholars and educational leaders as active and valued collaborators; demonstrated ability to forge mutually respectful and effective relationships with a diverse group of personalities in a collegial and cooperative manner;

Outstanding oral and written communication skills, including the means to address issues in non-confrontational and non-polarizing ways, but nevertheless with determination; and a track record as an effective leader.

Salary:
We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience and excellent fringe 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.

Director of Development

The Director of Development for Discovery Children’s Museum, a full-time exempt position reporting directly to the CEO, serves as the senior staff member of the Development Team responsible for all aspects of the museum’s annual, capital and endowment fundraising efforts. This position oversees the planning, management, evaluation and implementation of current and new initiatives related to general fund development, corporate memberships and sponsorship campaigns. This position also oversees the successful operation of the museum’s membership program by working with the Membership Manager to develop and implement the annual membership campaigns. In addition to holding a key leadership role of the senior management team as well as interfaces with Board of Trustees members, corporate and community volunteers and other senior staff.

Qualifications:
- Bachelor’s degree in business or communications, or commensurate experience in fundraising and management.
- Experience supervising, motivating and evaluating development staff.
- Experience in successfully engaging board and other volunteer leaders in fundraising.
- Experience and proven ability to solicit gifts and grants.
- Experience and proven ability to think strategically, plan effectively and manage productivity to achieve multiple high-priority goals.
- Strong organizational skills, communications skills, planning skills and initiative.
- Experience with Microsoft Office and Database Management required; familiarity with Raiser’s Edge a plus.

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.