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.

Special Events Manager

The Special Events Manager for DISCOVERY Children’s Museum is a full-time exempt position reporting primarily to the Director of Development. The position serves as a part of the management leadership team of the museum but specifically leads the planning and implementation of all special events related to development and fundraising as well as the rental of the museum. This ideal candidate for this position will be loyal, self-motivated and enthusiastic with dynamic presentation and sales skills. The candidate is an experienced professional with ability to manage administration and logistic support of the team in a busy fundraising and entrepreneurial environment. The candidate will assist with development and implementation of a creative strategic marketing plan around museum rentals. The position will specifically coordinate all fundraising and museum rental events as well as assist with members’ appreciation events. The ideal individual must be able to anticipate project needs, discern work priorities, and meet deadlines with little supervision, and be willing to work evenings and weekends when necessary. The Special Events manager will have a love for special event management, provide outstanding customer service, be an enthusiastic professional and team player and motivator, and able to build relationships with internal and external customers.

Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree preferred; significant work experience will be considered in lieu of a degree. At least three years’ experience in an office setting and at least two years’ experience coordinating and implementing special events. Ability to manage multiple projects and accomplish goals with little supervision. Ability to work with a variety of team members (from board of trustees to front line staff and volunteers). Experience in successfully engaging board and other volunteer leaders in fundraising. Experience and proven ability to think strategically, plan effectively 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 service ethic and high expectations for quality. Experience with Microsoft Office suite and Database Management (mail merges, etc.); 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.

Science and Nature Education Manager

Discovery Children’s Museum seeks an experienced and self-motivated full-time Science Education Manager to plan, implement and participate in the educational initiatives for the museum. The position currently reports to the Deputy Director. 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 and organizational skills. S/He will manage staff, volunteers and all science programming activities across the organization, including interactive science/nature programs, exhibits, activities, and curriculum programming (including the House Calls program) and any extended educational programs offered by the museum. S/He will spend half of the work week directly working with visitors in the science presentation space, on the museum floor or offsite. S/He will participate as a part of the education team as a whole so flexibility is key.  The ideal candidate will also be experienced in management and customer service. S/He will also be trained as a Manager on Duty (MOD). The MOD supervises all museum floor operations as it relates to the visitor experience. In this role, s/he will also supervise all staff and volunteers (teens and adults) working on the museum floor as well as the cashier, admissions and gift shop processes.

Qualifications:
Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a science discipline area (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or Environmental Science) or related field. Experience correlating curriculum to programs and activities (classroom lesson plans will suffice) is preferred. A minimum of 2 years managerial experience, museum experience and experience working with children preferred.

Schedule:
Tuesday — Saturday

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

Reservationist

Discovery Children’s Museum seeks a self-motivated, enthusiastic individual to work and serves visitors by greeting, welcoming, and directing them appropriately; notifies company team members of pending calls and maintains security and telecommunications system.  Performs reception and reservations services for the museum offices; specifically overseeing the reservations process for all museum programs.

Qualifications:
Candidate must have a minimum of 2 years of experience as a receptionist, reservationist and/or administrative assistant.  Candidate must possesses the following skills:  professionalism; detail oriented; prompt arrival to work with excellent attendance records; self-starter; excellent organizational, written and verbal communication skills, excellent customer care and service skills; able to effectively multitask in a high performance environment; typing speed of at least 50-60 wpm; proficient with Microsoft Office Package; proficient with office machines/equipment (fax, postage machine, copier, etc.) and clerical skills (filing, mail distribution, completing daily reconciliation forms, etc.).

Schedule:
8:30am – 5:00pm (regular schedule includes Tuesday and Saturday off however, applicant must be flexible to work alternative schedule as needed)

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 Manager of  Volunteer Services and YouthWorks  to recruit youth and adult volunteers to work in the museum.  This team member is a very integral part of the Operations Department, but is also proactive in assessing and matching departmental needs with volunteer services. This will require ascertaining the function of 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 Director of Operations.  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 3 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.

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.

Schedule:
Ability to work Museum hours

Qualifications:
High school diploma required. Some college preferred. Teaching and/or early childhood education experience preferred. Bi-lingual is a plus.

Salary:
$9.40 an hour with health, dental and life insurance benefits.

Arts & Humanities 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 must have a working knowledge of the Arts and Humanities which should include both fine and performing arts as well as humanities and cultural programming/exhibit focus. 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. S/He must have a working knowledge of the Arts and Humanities which should include both fine and performing arts as well as humanities and cultural programming/exhibit focus.

Schedule:
Ability to work Museum hours, requires ability to work weekends and some evenings based on need.

Qualifications:
High school diploma required. Some college preferred. Teaching and/or early childhood education experience preferred. Cashier experience is a plus. Bi-lingual is a plus.

Salary:
$9.40 a hour with health, dental and life insurance benefits.

Discovery Children’s Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Current Volunteer Opportunities:
Please visit our Volunteer page HERE.

 
 
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