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.

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.

Manager of Youthworks and Volunteers

Discovery Children’s Museum seeks a self-motivated full-time Manger of Youth works and Volunteer Services to recruit youth and adult volunteers to work in the museum. S/He will 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 Learning Experiences. The ideal candidate will possess a passion for children and learning and will be experienced in education, training and management. S/He will also manage the logistical aspects of the birthday party program and be trained to manage museum floor operations as well as the cashier and admissions processes.

Qualifications:
- Bachelor’s degree in human resources, education, social sciences or related field required, with a minimum of 3 years managerial experience.
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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 – Part Time

Discovery Children’s Museum seeks an experienced and self-motivated partl-time Science Presenter 1,This candidate needs to be an 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, 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.

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

Schedule:
Friday 8:30 to 4pm, Saturday 9:30 to 5:00pm, and Sunday 11:30 to 5:00pm.

Salary:
$9.40 an hour; no benefits.

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.