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.

Arts and Humanities 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 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.

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.

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

Salary:
$9.40 an hour; no benefits.

Reservationist

The ideal candidate would be EXCEPTIONAL in visitor care and services, sales and clerical skills. The perfect candidate would also be experienced, enthusiastic and self-motivated excelling in the responsibilities listed below: Welcomes visitors by greeting them, in person or on the telephone; answering or referring inquiries; both specific and general in nature. Maintains security by following procedures, directs visitors by maintaining employee and department directories; providing instructions. Maintains telecommunication system by following manufacturer’s instructions for house phone and console operation. Handles multi-line reception phone, screening calls, fielding calls and taking messages and/or directing to appropriate voice mail. Serve as a major source of inter-departmental communication, including noting absences, out of office, attendance, department calendars, etc. Maintains continuity among work teams by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs. Deliver excellent visitor services at all times and maintains area, complying with procedures, rules, and regulations of the department and the company. Schedule birthday experiences, taking time to provide an informative tour of the museum, discuss experience package options, while informing visitors of museum membership program and related discounts. Schedule group and school reservations, working with teachers, Visitor Services and Programs and Education staff to make best arrangements. Constantly check, process and maintain the Museum general e-mail – outreach@ and reservations@ Process checks, cash and credit cards payments and report daily income activity. Prepare daily administration department deposits daily. Pick-up mail, process, and distribute incoming mail. Notify staff of mail shipments and packages. Prepare school mailing lists for bulk mail as directed. Maintain inventory of and order office supplies.
Maintain proficiency with office machines: copier, postage meter, computers, and fax. Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results: Excellent visitor care and service Exceeding sales and revenue goals for Birthday Experience reservations Exceeding designated expectations for school and group reservations to the museum and DISCOVERY on Wheels reservations

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; work well under pressure; 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.

Outreach Educator

DISCOVERY Children’s Museum seeks a loyal self-motivated, enthusiastic individual with dynamic presentation skills. This team member is mainly responsible for the successful execution of the DISCOVERY on Wheels (DOW) Program. DOW facilitates engaging science education programming in local elementary schools through hands on, interactive programs from the museum. More specifically, the initiative’s primary focus is to engage students and teachers in science and related concepts, initially health sciences, using authentic medical equipment and models. This position is also responsible for customizing experiences for diverse audiences, developing innovative programming and experiences and facilitating other engaging museum experiences in the community at festivals, fairs, family nights, etc. Specific duties include learning, understanding, and facilitating hour-long presentations, driving to and from school sites and community festivals, setting up and taking down programs in an organized and safe manner, maintaining equipment and assuring proper records are retained in accordance with policy expectations.

This position will also work on the museum floor alongside and in a supervisory role to Science & Nature Education team members, volunteers and interns. These duties include but are not limited to ensuring all area galleries are opened and closed properly, managing gallery resources including personnel, quality assurance of education experiences, training staff and volunteers, working very closely with the Science and Nature Education Manager to ensure successful management of the team including budget management, planning, managing and implementing related special event days, participating in hiring, coaching, and performance reviews of Science and Nature Education staff and volunteers, and fulfilling other managerial roles as determined. Responsibilities also include serving as Manager on Duty (MOD) as assigned. The MOD role includes overseeing the daily operation of the museum floor including gallery and programming experiences and facilitating visitor feedback and opportunities.

The ideal candidate will possess a passion for children and learning and will have excellent classroom management, customer service, and verbal and written communication skills. S/He must also have the ability to walk/stand for extended periods of time and be able to lift up to 50 pounds.

Qualifications:
Bachelors of Science in science content or equivalent area. Teaching/education experience and experience working directly with youth. Candidate must possess extraordinary problem solving and leadership skills, exercise good judgement, the ability to be self-directed, organized, excellent customer service, dynamic presentation skills, accurate and detail oriented, with ability to handle fast paced environment in a friendly and professional manner. Valid Driver’s license with a clean driving record required. Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including weekends and evenings as requested. The ability to develop programs, lesson plans, train staff and volunteers, manage events and resources. Health sciences background a plus.
The interviewing process will include the applicant preparing and presenting a 5 minute interactive presentation to demonstrate presentation skills

Schedule:
TBD, however must be willing to work any day including weekends, holidays and evenings as requested. Schedule changes during summer, special events, and community outreach events to accommodate museum operational needs.

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

Assistant Manager of Visitor Services & Sales

The Assistant Manager of Visitor Services & Sales is responsible for assisting with operational, visitor service and support systems of the Museum. This position will require taking direction from the Manager of Visitor Services & Sales, interfacing with all departments in the Museum. Specific areas of responsibility include: admissions, retail store, reservations, and visitor services. This position will supervise members for the Visitor Services and Sales team, interns and volunteers as well as serve as back-up for retail store and admissions cashiers, and reservationists. This position will be required to execute and follow internal controls and Museum safe cash handling practices.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBLITIES (by area):

Admissions – Trains and supervises admissions team members; serves as back-up for admissions team members; follows systems and procedures for money handling, statistics gathering and visitor information; delivers a high-quality visitor experience by paying special attention to Museum visitors, implementing and executing best practices; communicates in a professional manner with various Museum departments, such as Education and Exhibits & Facilities, on a regular basis to ensure successful and smooth operations and helps prepare reports and/or correspondence as needed.

Reservations – Assists with the reservation’s office as needed including serving as back-up to reservationist(s); is knowledgeable about birthday experiences, membership sales, field trip reservations;  is knowledgeable about multi-line telephone systems and knows how to field incoming phone calls; is able to train other staff on duties of the Reservations Office and helps prepare reports and/or correspondence as needed.

Retail Store – Trains and supervises store team members; serves as back-up for store team members breaks;  maintains quality service by enforcing/practicing organizational standards; helps customers by providing information, answering questions, obtaining merchandise requested; follows systems and procedures for money handling, statistics gathering and visitor information; is knowledgeable with store merchandise, vendors, promotional campaigns and special discounts; promotes merchandise sales by demonstrating (and training other staff) featured products; helps oversee merchandise displays and back-room organization and helps prepare reports and/or correspondence as needed.

Qualification:
Candidates must have excellent communications and organizational skills, customer service experience, cashiering, and some experience with operational procedures. Experience with retail sales and supervisory experience is a must. High School diploma a must; some college preferred. Spanish a plus.

Schedule:
TBD, however must be willing to work any day including weekends, holidays and evenings as requested. Schedule changes during summer and special events days to accommodate museum operational needs.

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.

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.

Discovery Children’s Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Current Volunteer Opportunities:
Please visit our Volunteer page HERE.