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.

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.

Manager of Volunteer Services and YouthWorks

DISCOVERY Children’s Museum seeks a self-motivated full-time Manger of YouthWorks and Volunteer Services to recruit youth and adult volunteers to work in the museum. This team member is a very integral part of the Programs and Education Department but also supports other departments within the museum structure. S/He will elevate a very successful youth volunteer and internship program. S/He will also continue to establish a strong adult volunteer program as well as plan and implement all initiatives regarding the operation of the entire volunteer program. The position reports to the Deputy Director. The ideal candidate will possess a passion for children and learning and will be experienced in education, training and management. S/He will also be trained as a part of the Manager on Duty team which manages the daily logistical aspects of the museum floor operations including programs and the visitor experience.

Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in human resources, education, social sciences or related field required, with a minimum of three years managerial experience. Museum or training experience preferred.

Schedule:
Wednesday – Sunday

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

 

Executive Administrative Assistant

The Executive Administrative Assistant for DISCOVERY Children’s Museum is a full-time exempt salaried position reporting directly to the CEO or the Deputy Director. The position will be responsible for the organization of the CEO’s or Deputy Director’s files, scheduling/calendar, phone calls and general administrative support. Administrative support may include clerical duties, errands, making travel arrangements, scheduling, set up and break-down of meetings. This position will attend all Board of Trustee meetings and will be responsible for board minutes and board correspondence. This position will also provide a bridge for smooth communication between the Executive’s office and internal departments; demonstrating leadership to maintain credibility, trust and support with senior leadership and management level staff. The ideal candidate possesses very strong interpersonal skills, is highly resourceful with the ability to be extremely effective independently, manage projects from inception to completion, has proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion, be adaptable to competing demands and demonstrates the highest level of customer/client service and response and has demonstrated ability to achieve high performance goals and meet deadlines in a fast paced environment.

Qualifications:
Bachelor of Science in English, Communication or related field preferred. – expert level verbal and written communication skills. Ability to communicate effectively and persuasively in oral and written forms. Excellent organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple task seamlessly with excellent attention to detail. Forward looking thinker with demonstrated proactive approaches to problem-solving with strong decision making capability within an articulated framework. Strong work tenure with a minimum of four (4) years of experience supporting Executives, preferably in a non-profit organization. Personal transportation, a valid driver’s license and insurance. Ability to and must be able to work nights and weekends as needed. Experience with Microsoft Office suite required.

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.