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.

Maintenance Technician – Exhibits and Facilities

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; excellent fringe benefits, a supportive team, and professional growth.

Membership Sales Manager and Donor Relations

DISCOVERY Children’s Museum seeks a Membership Sales Manager and Donor Relations to work as an ambassador for DISCOVERY Children’s Museum. The Membership Manager is held accountable for achieving membership and renewal target goals as well as revenue goals. The ideal candidate would enjoy and be successful in working with all types of personalities. She/he would also be adept at creating strategies to reach revenue/sales goals, clearly communicating those strategies to the team and motivating the team to achieve to established goals. The Membership Manager will also work with the operations team to provide a welcoming, informative, and enjoyable environment for children and families.

Some Specific Duties Include:
Processing all new, renewed or updated membership records
Maintaining all membership records with accuracy and confidentiality
Creating and distributing membership correspondence
Producing daily, weekly and monthly membership reports and reconciling those reports with accounting department reports
Successfully handling membership opportunities while maintaining a high level of member satisfaction
Creating and implementing strategies to ensure a high level of sales team motivation Planning and implementing member appreciation events working with the museum operations team

Minimum Qualifications:
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Proven ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and meet hard deadlines
Proven ability to work successfully with visitors exhibiting courtesy and professionalism both on the phone and in person
Ability to create vision and strategies
Ability to motivate staff
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
Ability to work weekends and evenings when needed
Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge and Vista a plus

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

Retail Sales Lead Assistant – Part Time

The Retail Sales Lead Assistant for DISCOVERY Children’s Museum is a part-time position. The position serves as a part of the Retail Sales leadership specifically providing support to the Manager of Retail Sales as their assistant in managing the store and staff in their absence and in implementing/executing tactical plans for the retail store, including achieving/exceeding sales goals, creative merchandising, monitoring and purchasing mission represented inventory, product analysis, scheduling 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 thrive in a fast pace, busy entrepreneurial environment. Must be willing to work weekends 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:
A sincere desire to work with a diverse constituents of children and adults of various backgrounds.
At least two years’ retail sales experience.
Ability to manage multiple duties and accomplish goals with little supervision.
Ability to work with a variety of team members.
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, 100% of work time is spent doing 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:
$10.40 an hour; a supportive team, and professional growth. 

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.

 

Discovery Children’s Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Current Volunteer Opportunities:
Please visit our Volunteer page HERE.