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Love children? Have a fun and caring personality? Want to help kids everyday and work in an exciting environment? Then join the Miami Children’s Museum team!

We are always looking for talented, motivated, member-focused people to fill positions as educators; birthday party leaders; camp counselors; gift shop and front desk associates; building maintenance staff; administrators and receptionists; and more.

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Chief Business Development Officer

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Chief Business Development Officer (CBDO) reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Miami Children’s Museum (MCM) and serves on the senior leadership team. She/he must be talented at inspiring consensus and can work in partnership with all levels of internal staff as well as other community organizations and leadership to carry out the mission of MCM.

The CBDO’s roles and responsibilities will be as follows:

  • Develop and implement MCM’s fundraising strategy to identify, cultivate and steward donors, including individuals, foundations, government, and corporations for the annual fundraising. Work closely with the CEO on raising capital and endowment dollars.

  • Oversee all of the Museum’s special events fundraising initiatives

  • Lead the identification, cultivation and stewardship of foundations, corporations and individuals for the operating and capital campaign

  • Prepare and provide support to CEO, board members and volunteers for solicitations.

  • Lead and supervise the efforts to identify new institutional prospects and prepare grant proposals. Oversee the grant management making sure that all grants are fulfilled and accurate information is provided in a timely manner for grant reporting and acquisition

  • Work closely with CEO and CFO to manage the annual and capital campaign fundraising budget and track the progress towards the goal.

  • Ensure donor acknowledgement, stewardship and public recognition as appropriate.

  • Lead and supervise the Development and Membership team and provide staff members with ongoing guidance and growth opportunities.

    • Oversee the direct mail and membership program

    • Oversee the expansion of the young professionals group.

    • Oversee the Raiser’s Edge donor database and prospect research management.

    • Oversee the development and membership annual operating budgets.

  • Lead the development of foundation trust and wealth advisor engagement.

  • Work with the Marketing team to develop and execute a comprehensive donor communication plan.

  • Work closely with the CEO to develop and manage strategic external relationships and partnerships with key leaders and organizations in the business, government, nonprofit and philanthropic sectors.

  • Work to expand relationships with community based youth and arts organizations to increase revenue generating opportunities for MCM’s multi-disciplinary programs

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience building and leading a centralized development team

  • Experience creating strategy, goals and objectives and successfully executing those strategies.

  • Demonstrated track record of major face to face solicitations of corporations, foundations and individuals

  • Experience in the writing and management of local, state and federal grants

  • Experience working on a capital campaign is a plus

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in a not for profit or related field.

  • A Bachelor's degree is required and an advanced degree is preferred.

Application process: Please send a cover letter with your resume and salary history. In addition, please provide a writing sample and summary of your career achievements to hr@miamichildrensmuseum.org

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Camp Counselor for PK3-PK4, K-1st, 2nd-3rd, 4th-5th grade

Position Summary:

The Miami Children’s Museum is seeking motivated and enthusiastic Camp Counselors to join its 2015 Explorers Summer Camp!

Responsibilities:

  • Assist Camp Teachers in preparing and leading daily activities

  • Follow program schedule and actively participate in all aspects of the camp day

  • Ensure safety, health and well-being of campers

  • Supervise children at all times (i.e. in classroom, bathroom, park, galleries, on field trips)

  • Respond to any discord with creative problem-solving techniques

  • Set good examples for campers, including respect for personal property, clean-up, sportsmanship, following rules

  • Follow protocol for recording attendance and signing out campers

  • Monitor camper behavior and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques

  • Communicate regularly with Manager and Director regarding concerns or challenges

Qualifications:

  • At least one year of experience working with children

  • One letter of reference

  • Bi-lingual preferred

Teaching Sessions:

Session 1: June 8th- July 10th
Session 2: July 13th - August 28th
*Must commit to at least one full teaching session

Hours:

35 hours per week (M-F)

​​To apply email your résumé and letter of reference to Madalyn Lesman mlesman@miamichildrensmuseum.org
Please include job position and your name in the subject line.

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Camp Teacher for PK3-PK4, K-1st, 2nd-3rd, 4th-5th grade

The Miami Children’s Museum is seeking motivated and experienced Camp Teachers to join its 2015 Explorers Summer Camp! Teachers provide essential input and creativity into the planning and implementation of Explorers Camp’s unique, cultural theme-based curriculum.

Camp Teachers are supported by a Camp Counselor who serves as a teaching assistant in the classroom. Camp Teachers will work closely with a team that consists of a Camp and Curriculum Manager and Assistant Manager, Camp Teaching Artist, MCM’s in-house theater group, and other content specialists. ​

Responsibilities:

  • Meet time requirements for group and independent lesson planning

  • Prepare and lead 1-2 daily 30-45 minute interactive activities related to weekly themes

  • Learn about weekly world culture themes and be comfortable engaging children on topics (See MCM’s Camps webpage for more information on camp themes)

  • Follow program schedule provided by Camp Manager

  • Supervise campers at all times

  • Attend weekly field trips

  • Participate in required meetings, train​​ing​s​ and program assessment

  • Oversee and guide campers through daily camp activities and projects

  • Assist content specialists if needed

  • Create a fun, welcoming and safe environment for kids

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Teacher Certification preferred

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience teaching or developing and leading educational programs for children under 10 years old

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Proven ability to develop innovative, multi-media, hands-on activities

  • Bi-lingual preferred

Teaching Sessions:

Session 1: June 8th- July 10th
Session 2: July 13th - August 28th
*Must commit to at least one full teaching session

Hours:

40 hours per week (M-F)

To apply email your résumé and cover letter to Madalyn Lesman mlesman@miamichildrensmuseum.org
Please include job position and your name in the subject line.

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Position Announcement: Theatre Intern

Internship Description:

The Miami Children’s Museum is looking for talented actors, and creative individuals to develop and implement theatrical experiences for family audiences while also creating a process to encourage staff to engage families through performing arts.

We’re Looking for People Who Are. . .

  • Experienced working with kids, especially kids ages 3 – 12. Experience or interest Children’s Theater a definite plus

  • Experienced or comfortable with backstage responsibilities (show running, prop creation, designing and running light cues)

  • Interested in creating and maintaining a social media presence for the MCM players

  • Able to speak and understand English. Bi-lingual (English / Spanish or English / Creole) applicants preferred, but not required.

Schedule:

The Miami Children's Museum is looking for energetic interns who can work a flexible schedule (approximately 20 hours a week), who enjoy the educational industry and who are able to work at least a summer or a semester's length of time. Multiple shifts are available, as museum is open 7 days a week from 10 am – 6 pm. The internship may be extended.

How to Apply:

We are willing to work with any level college student. The internship is not paid, however there are many opportunities to receive excellent practical experience.

There is no deadline to submit your internship application. If you are interested in an internship with the Miami Children's Museum, please send a cover letter and resume to Myrna Llaguno at volunteer@miamichildrensmuseum.org or Fax to 305-373-5431. No phone calls please.

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Development Internship

Position Summary:

The Miami Children’s Museum is looking for a responsible and self-motivated individual to assist in the development department with database management and fundraising initiatives.

This is a non-paid internship position.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Assist in planning and the execution of the 2014 Not So Scary Family Halloween Bash and 2015 Be a Kid Again Gala:

    • Follow-up phone calls to confirm donations, attendance and guest lists

    • Help collect and catalog donations

    • Help distribute promotional material

    • Assist with data entry for Auction Database & Website

    • Volunteer to help with the auction on the day of the event

    • Assist with the thank you letters and distribution of prizes post event
  • Experience working with databases: data entry and database management

  • Knowledgeable about administrative tasks ex. filing, mailings and phone work

  • Able to work well with others. This position will be working directly with Development staff members on fundraising initiatives, special events and Museum memberships. Tasks may include but are not limited to:

    • Assisting in administrative tasks and data entry

    • Soliciting in-kind donors for silent and live auction items as well as preparing donation acknowledgment letters

    • Creating of spreadsheets used for fundraising initiatives

    • Assist with the processing of external donation requests

  • Able to speak and understand English. Bi-lingual (English / Spanish) applicants preferred, but not required

  • The ideal candidate would be available 15 hours a week, be computer literate, have strong written and verbal skills, experience working in Microsoft Word and Excel

  • Must be flexible and possess a high level of organizational skills and be detail oriented

  • Be able to juggle multiple tasks

  • Responsible for other duties as assigned

Schedule:

The Miami Children's Museum is looking for energetic interns who can work a flexible schedule (approximately 15-20 hours a week), who enjoy the educational industry and who are able to work at least a summer or a semester's length of time. The internship may be extended.

How to Apply:

We are willing to work with any level college student. The student must be a US citizen or posses a (F1) student visa. International students must first do the necessary arrangements with the college or university in order to get their I-20 set up. The internship is not paid, however there are many opportunities to receive excellent practical experience.

There is no deadline to submit your internship application. If you are interested in an internship with the Miami Children's Museum, please contact Myrna Llaguno at volunteer@miamichildrensmuseum.org or Fax resume to 305-373-5431. No phone calls please.

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Afterschool Instructor Assistant

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Instructor Assistant collaborates with instructor to supervise one group of afterschool/summer students. Assistants provide one-on-one and small group assistance to students and help prepare program supplies for activities.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Projects will include but not be limited to:

  • Assit group leader (instructor) by preparing and distributing materials, working with students during projects and maintaining a neat learning space.

  • Read activity plan to review list of supplies and classroom setup, setting up classroom for activities.

  • Assist students with projects and homework by working with them individually and in groups.

  • Assist group leader with program documentation, including attendance.

  • In instructor's absence, supervise students during activities, aroundd the program site and during bus rides.

  • At conclusion of activities, neaten learning space by putting away all materials, wiping tables, etc.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school degree (high school students will be considered for position if they have substantial experience working with children.

  • At least six month's experience working with children.

  • Sound verbal and writing skills, stron organizational skills.

Send Resume to hr@miamichildrensmuseum.org

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Tour Guide

Internship Description:

The Miami Children’s Museum is looking for a responsible and self-motivated individual to assist in the museum experiences department. Tour Guides lead class groups (grades PreK- 5th) through the museum exhibits and facilitate learning for students through questions, exploration and play.  Tour guides present exhibit information to groups of students as well as facilitate story times and art based projects. Tour Guide interns must be willing complete 10 weeks with the organization.

  We’re Looking for People Who Are:

  • Tour Guide interns must be energetic and experienced working with children.

  • Interest in informal learning and museum, and art education.

  • interns must be willing to perform some minor cleaning duties (sanitizing toys and activity supplies as needed). 

  • Knowledgeable in computer programs: Excel and Word. Preferred, not mandatory.

  • Able to speak and understand English. Bi-lingual (English / Spanish) applicants preferred, but not required.

  • Comfort in working with adults and children of all ages, race, abilities and background required.

Schedule:

The Miami Children's Museum is looking for energetic interns who can work a flexible schedule (approximately 15 hours a week), who enjoy the educational industry and who are able to work at least a summer or a semester's length of time. The opportunity may be extended.

How to Apply:

We are willing to work with any level college student. The student must be a US citizen or posses a (F1) student visa. International students must first do the necessary arrangements with the college or university in order to get their I-20 set up.  The internship is not paid, however there are many opportunities to receive excellent practical experience. There is no deadline to submit your internship application. If you are interested in an internship with the Miami Children's Museum, please contact Myrna T. Llaguno at Myrna@miamichildrensmuseum.org or Fax resume to 305-373-5431. No phone calls please.

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Kindermusik Instructor

Certified Kindermusik instructor preferably with at least two years experience implementing the program. Curriculum experience required.

Send Resume to arodriguez@miamichildrensmuseum.org

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Certified Teacher (Liberty City Site)

POSITION SUMMARY:

The After School Instructor has day-to-day responsibility for a group of students, including behavior management, recording attendance, implementing lesson plans, and completing assessment documentation.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Lead theme-based activities while following program curriculum and schedule.  Encourage students to participate in self-directed activities and provide homework assistance.  

  • Use positive classroom management techniques to manage group behavior.  Create an engaging classroom setting and maintain a safe environment for children at all times.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's Degree and Certified to teach.

  • Strong organization skills.  Previous experience with children preferable.

Send resume to sjacobs@miamichildrensmuseum.org

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Museum Educator (Part Time)

Position Summary:

Outgoing, energetic individual needed to work with children and ensure a fun, positive and educational visitor experience. Educators implement all public programs of the Museum, such as conducting guided tours, drop-in public programs and community and academic outreaches.

Essential Functions:

  • Conduct guided tours throughout the Museum exhibits for group tours, camps, and offsite outreach programs when needed.

  • Maintain the highest standards of friendly, helpful customer service at all times.

  • Lead daily drop-in activities with a high energy level, engaging guests to participate and have fun.

  • Attend mandatory monthly meetings and trainings when scheduled.

  • Maintain exhibit floor upkeep and positive visitor interaction.

  • Facilitate learning for guests through questions, exploration and play.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Strong team player with a proactive attitude.

  • Experience in working with children.

  • Ability to walk or stand for long periods of time.

  • Strong general knowledge of sciences, art, music, culture and history.

  • Ability to lead arts and crafts activities to children.

  • Exercise active listening skills and positive body language through smiling, sustaining eye contact and keeping good posture.

Send cover letter and résumé to Anais Rodriguez at arodriguez@miamichildrensmuseum.org.

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MCM Player auditions:

MCM Players is an in-house performance group creating original shows for the museum spaces and auditorium. MCM players also do daily animated story time readings and dance parties. Currently, we are looking to hire a theater technician who would be able to perform when needed. The technician will run and set up lights and sound on major show days. The ideal candidate will also have experience in some or all of the following areas:

  • Children’s Theater

  • Script writing

  • Puppetry

  • Solo performance

  • Storytelling

  • Character acting

  • Singing

  • Improvisation

  • Playing an instrument

Shows are primarily on weekends and during holidays but weekday rehearsals will be required.
Send Resume to peter@miamichildrensmuseum.org

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Birthday Party Hosts

The Birthday party host is responsible for delivering a First class birthday party experience to our guests. Hosts decorate the birthday room, greet the parents, lead a craft activity, conduct a tour of the museum, and cut the cake. Ideal applicants will have exceptional customer service, ability to have fun with small children and a sunny disposition. Bilingual not necessary but appreciated. Hours are primarily on the Weekend from 9am-6pm.

Send resume and cover letter to Anais Rodriguez at arodriguez@miamichildrensmuseum.org.