Careers

Want to help kids every day and work in an exciting environment? Have a fun and caring personality? Then join the Miami Children’s Museum team! We are always looking for talented, motivated, member-focused people to fill positions.

Museum Educator (Part Time)

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:

  1. Conduct guided tours throughout the Museum exhibits for group tours, camps, and offsite outreach programs when needed.
  2. Maintain the highest standards of friendly, helpful customer service at all times.
  3. Lead daily drop-in activities with a high energy level, engaging guests to participate and have fun.
  4. Attend mandatory monthly meetings and trainings when scheduled.
  5. Maintain exhibit floor upkeep and positive visitor interaction.
  6. Facilitate learning for guests through questions, exploration and play.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Strong team player with a proactive attitude.
  2. Experience in working with children.
  3. Ability to walk or stand for long periods of time.
  4. Strong general knowledge of sciences, art, music, culture and history.
  5. Ability to lead arts and crafts activities to children.
  6. Exercise active listening skills and positive body language through smiling, sustaining eye contact and keeping good posture.

Send résumé and cover letter to Anais Rodriguez arodriguez@miamichildrensmuseum.org.
Please include job position and your name in the subject line

MCM Player Auditions

The MCM Players are a troupe of talented performers who create and put on original and vibrant shows for our visitors. Auditions will be held on July 13th between 3pm and 6:30pm.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. The MCM Players are the Museum’s theater troupe responsible for the development and implementation of all theatrical experiences, including but not limited to in-house stage shows, outreaches, camp shows, camp lessons, character appearances, dance parties and story times. MCM Players are versatile character actors, theatre makers and teaching artists.
  2. Perform in-house, camp and outreach shows.
  3. Make character appearances on the museum floor
  4. Lead dance parties, story times and other activities
  5. Run technical aspects of shows (light, sound and audio/visual cues)
  6. Help create and develop original shows and floor characters
  7. Assist with department organization, including but not limited storage spaces, costumes, laundry, file sorting, etc
  8. Attend meetings and participate in Museum Experiences trainings.
  9. Other duties as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Bachelor degree in Fine Arts, Acting, Theater, Education or similar or;
  2. A minimum of three years of professional experience in the performing arts industry
  3. Experience working with children
  4. Bilingual is preferred

Please email your headshot, resume and preferred window of time to bobst@miamichildrensmuseum.org, with the subject AUDITIONS.

Please prepare two contrasting monologues no more than four minutes total that demonstrate character range.

If you sing, sing for us. You can bring a backing track on a phone/ipod or sing acapella.

We are looking for theater makers as well, so show and/or tell us other theater making talents or experiences you may have. For example, costume making, script writing, composing, cue running, etc.

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.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. 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 résumé and cover letter to Anais Rodriguez at arodriguez@miamichildrensmuseum.org.
Please include job position and your name in the subject line.

Director of First Impressions – (part time position)

MCM is seeking Outgoing, energetic individual needed to work in our front desk and ensure a fun, positive and educational visitor experience. Director of First Impressions (DFI’s) are responsible for greeting and assisting all visitors, operating POS systems for the purpose of selling admissions to the general public, and promoting the purchase of memberships.!

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  1. Possess working knowledge of the Greater Miami area and able to provide visitors directions throughout the area
  2. Handle cash, credit card and special transactions quickly and efficiently
  3. Answers the telephone in a friendly manner, efficiently routes calls and relays information
  4. Maintain working knowledge of current Museum offerings and promotions including daily activities
  5. Able to cross-sell products including memberships, birthday parties and camp.
  6. Collect and record visitor and membership data
  7. Knowledgeable in the use of Internet search engines to locate information, schedules, and other items of interest to visitors
  8. Knowledgeable about area museums, attractions, transportation, dining, hotels and other patron needs.
  9. Maintain clean and orderly work area with proper inventories of brochures, membership applications, information and supplies.
  10. Assist in the stocking and merchandising of maps, signage.
  11. Flexibility to work special events held in the evening hours and/or weekends as needed.
  12. Other duties assigned as needed
  13. Minimum Qualifications:
  14. High School degree or equivalent
  15. A minimum of two years of verifiable customer service and/or sales experience
  16. Superb customer service and sales skills
  17. Above average math skills
  18. A cool, calm, pleasant demeanor
  19. Proficiency with computers/Windows, and cash handling
  20. Exercise active listening skills and positive body language through smiling, sustaining eye contact and keeping good posture.

Other Preferred Skills:

  1. Bilingual; (English/Spanish preferred)
  2. Previous non-profit or museum experience

Physical Requirements:

  1. Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time. The employee must occasionally lift and/or carry up to 20 pounds.

Send cover letter and résumé to: jtoyos@miamichildrensmuseum.org
Please include job position and your name in the subject line.

Preschool Instructor

The Preschool Instructor is responsible for the general supervision and management of a class of children.  The instructor is responsible for the planning and execution of all the activities.

ECI Instructor

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Responsible for safety and health, giving first and foremost consideration to the wellbeing and safety of the children at both indoors and outdoors as well as assisting children with toileting and other personal matters. Comforts children who are hurt or distressed. Attends to sick children and those in need of first aide.
  2. Develops daily lesson plan that correspond to the High Scope curriculum and Reggio Emilia approach for weekly submission,
  3. Provides a daily schedule with a balance between quiet and active activities as well as between child-initiated and adult–initiated activities.
  4. Plans activities daily that are developmentally appropriate to each age and child thereby fostering exploration, investigation and creativity using a variety of materials and equipment as well as the galleries in the Miami Children’s Museum that develop self-expression and an interest in learning. Encourages children to question and explore the world in which they live.
  5. Monitors and Observes each child’s growth, development, and performance and  notes behavioral changes. Maintains appropriate records and provides reports to the Early Childhood Director and families using the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ) and the Devereux Early Childhood Assessment (DECA).  Detects signs of developmental disorders, ill health or emotional distress.
  6. Extends appropriate language development and self-confidence through storytelling, drama, music and conversations.
  7. Extends development of science, mathematics and social studies through experiments, problem-solving, exploration, classroom materials and museum gallery events that encourage children to think, reason and question.
  8. Portrays positive attitudes with children in resolving conflicts, identifying feelings, describing problems, negotiating differences and generating solutions.  Teacher encourages cooperation and redirecting unacceptable behavior as well as using positive approaches to help children deal with anger and frustration.
  9. Committed to the concept of teamwork, sharing of ideas, materials and services.  Works in a professional manner with peers, supervisors and assistants.  Offers guidance in positive ways.  Willing to share responsibilities and assume other tasks in emergencies.
  10. In-service course work, a minimum of 30 hours yearly, that reinforces the proponents of best practices for early care and education.
  11. Supports the goals, objectives and philosophy of the preschool.  Adheres to policies and     procedures in the Early Childhood Institute’s Staff Handbook and The Miami Children’s Museum’s Employee Handbook
  12. Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. 5+ years related experience.
  2. Sound verbal and writing skills. Strong organizational skills.
  3. Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Museum studies, or related field required.
  4. The Department of Children and Families 45 hours
  5. Pediatric First Aid and CPR certificate

Send résumé and cover letter to betty@miamichildrensmuseum.org.
Please include job position and your name in the subject line.

Afterschool Certified Instructor

The Afterschool Instructor is responsible for the general supervision and management of a class of students.  The Afterschool instructor is responsible for the planning and execution of all activities set forth in the schedule and as per curriculum specifications when applicable. Oversee the implementation of the Reading component.

Afterschool Certified Instructor

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Responsible for the safety and wellbeing of the children assigned in your care.
  2. Develops and Implements daily lesson plans that correspond to the curriculum at hand and/or for other activities in the schedule. Lesson plans are due weekly.
  3. Plans activities that are developmentally appropriate to each age and child thereby fostering exploration, investigation and creativity using a variety of materials and equipment as well as the galleries in the Miami Children’s Museum that develop self-expression and an interest in learning. Encourages children to question and explore the world in which they live. Prepares materials ahead of time.
  4. Trains and guides other staff members on how to implement and deliver the reading curriculum to ensure the designated curriculum is being implemented with fidelity.
  5. Instructs and Supports other staff members on how to implement differentiated instruction based on the reading level of the children in their care
  6. Protects company assets as well as those of the classroom teachers. Responsible for maintaining all afterschool materials neat, organized and in good working conditions.
  7. Records the daily attendance of students and obtains both the child and parent sign in/out signatures and times. Responsible for the accuracy of attendance records and sign in/out sheets. Responsible for tracking attendance and knowing the classroom count at all times.
  8. Monitors, Observes, and Documents any behavioral challenges a child may exhibit. Creates and implements an incentive program that will aid in minimizing behavioral challenges and or provides students with the needed support to increase their success.
  9. Extends appropriate language development and self-confidence through storytelling, drama, music and conversations.
  10. Extends development of science, mathematics and social studies through experiments, problem-solving, exploration, classroom materials and museum gallery events that encourage children to think, reason and question.
  11. Portrays positive attitudes with children in resolving conflicts, identifying feelings, describing problems, negotiating differences and generating solutions. Teacher encourages cooperation and redirecting unacceptable behavior as well as using positive approaches to help children deal with anger and frustration.
  12. Committed to the concept of teamwork, sharing of ideas, materials and services. Works in a professional manner with peers, supervisors and individuals from other departments and/or school board personnel. Willing to share responsibilities and assume other tasks in emergencies.
  13. Attends and Completes all required trainings (staff meetings, funder trainings and mandated child care course work.)
  14. In-service course work, a minimum of 10 hours yearly that reinforces the proponents of best practices for school age, early care and education.
  15. Supports the goals, objectives and philosophy of the Afterschool program. Adheres to policies and procedures in the The Miami Children’s Museum’s Employee Handbook
  16. Communicate with the Site Coordinator to discuss issues that need resolution, including those involving individual students or their caregivers, classroom spaces, or program, Museum/School, or staff.
  17. Communicate with parents in a positive manner.
  18. Maintains confidentiality of any parent/student information gathered during the program.
  19. Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree or higher in education or related field. MUST have a State of Florida Teaching Certificate or a Temporary Teaching Certificate, preferably in Reading.
  2. At least one-year experience leading groups of children in an educational setting (this time frame may be shorter for applicants with prior teaching experience within the Museum)
  3. Must be able to read, write and speak English fluently
  4. Strong organization skills.

Send résumé and cover letter to betty@miamichildrensmuseum.org.
Please include job position and your name in the subject line.

Afterschool Instructor

The Afterschool Instructor is responsible for the general supervision and management of a class of students. The Afterschool instructor is responsible for the planning and execution of all activities set forth in the schedule and as per curriculum specifications when applicable.

Afterschool Instructor
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Responsible for the safety and wellbeing of the children assigned in your care.
  2. Develops and Implements daily lesson plans that correspond to the curriculum at hand and/or for other activities in the schedule. Lesson plans are due weekly.
  3. Plans activities that are developmentally appropriate to each age and child thereby fostering exploration, investigation and creativity using a variety of materials and equipment as well as the galleries in the Miami Children’s Museum that develop self-expression and an interest in learning.
  4. Encourages children to question and explore the world in which they live. Prepares materials ahead of time.
  5. Protects company assets as well as those of the classroom teachers. Responsible for maintaining all afterschool materials neat, organized and in good working conditions.
  6. Records the daily attendance of students and obtains both the child and parent sign in/out signatures and times. Responsible for the accuracy of attendance records and sign in/out sheets. Responsible for tracking attendance and knowing the classroom count at all times.
  7. Monitors, Observes, Documents any behavioral challenges a child may exhibit. Creates and implements an incentive program that will aid in minimizing behavioral challenges and or provides students with the needed support to increase their success.
  8. Extends appropriate language development and self-confidence through storytelling, drama, music and conversations.
  9. Extends development of science, mathematics and social studies through experiments, problem-solving, exploration, classroom materials and museum gallery events that encourage children to think, reason and question.
  10. Portrays positive attitudes with children in resolving conflicts, identifying feelings, describing problems, negotiating differences and generating solutions. Teacher encourages cooperation and redirecting unacceptable behavior as well as using positive approaches to help children deal with anger and frustration.
  11. Committed to the concept of teamwork, sharing of ideas, materials and services. Works in a professional manner with peers, supervisors and individuals from other departments and/or school board personnel. Willing to share responsibilities and assume other tasks in emergencies.
  12. Attends and Completes all required trainings (staff meetings, funder trainings and mandated child care course work.)
  13. In-service course work, a minimum of 10 hours yearly that reinforces the proponents of best practices for school age, early care and education.
  14. Supports the goals, objectives and philosophy of the Afterschool program. Adheres to policies and procedures in the The Miami Children’s Museum’s Employee Handbook
  15. Communicate with the Site Coordinator to discuss issues that need resolution, including those involving individual students or their caregivers, classroom spaces, or program, Museum/School, or staff.
  16. Communicate with parents in a positive manner.
  17. Maintains confidentiality of any parent/student information gathered during the program.
  18. Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Working toward an Associate’s Degree or higher in education or related field (two years of college credits may be substituted for an associate’s degree).
  2. At least one-year experience leading groups of children in an educational setting (this time frame may be shorter for applicants with prior teaching experience within the Museum)
  3. Must be able to read, write and speak English fluently
  4. Strong organization skills.

Send résumé and cover letter to betty@miamichildrensmuseum.org.
Please include job position and your name in the subject line.

Exhibit Technician

The Exhibits Technician assists in the day-to-day operations of all MCM exhibit related components and is solely responsible for the heavy cleaning of all MCM props, costumes, etc…

Exhibit Technician
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Assists in the maintenance of the MCM exhibit floor, including repairs, painting, cleaning, etc.
  2. Assists in the filing of vendor and maintenance records and other exhibit related materials.
  3. Assists in the start-up and shut down procedures of the MCM exhibits.
  4. Assists in the purchase of exhibit supplies and parts as well as with inventory control.
  5. Assists in the development of new exhibits.
  6. Assists in the set up and breakdown of permanent and temporary exhibits.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. 3 + years of related experience.
  2. Sound verbal and writing skills, Organizational skills.
  3. Basic understanding of shop related duties (Carpentry, Electronics, and Power Tools).
  4. Basic understanding of Computers and Audio and Visual Equipment

Please send resume to hr@miamichildrensmuseum.org or Fax resume to 305-373-5431. No phone calls please.

Exhibit Technician/Finish Carpenter

The Exhibit Technician/Finish Carpenter assists in the day-to-day operations of all MCM exhibit related components and repairs exhibit cabinetry and woodwork.

Exhibit Technician/Finish Carpenter Description
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Assists in the maintenance of the MCM exhibit floor, including repairs, painting, cleaning, etc.
  2. Assists in the filing of vendor and maintenance records and other exhibit related materials.
  3. Assists in the start-up and shut down procedures of the MCM exhibits.
  4. Assists in the purchase of exhibit supplies and parts as well as with inventory control.
  5. Assists in the development of new exhibits.
  6. Assists in the set up and breakdown of permanent and temporary exhibits throughout the year.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. 3 + years of related experience.
  2. Sound verbal and writing skills, Organizational skills.
  3. Basic understanding of shop related tools (e.g. table saw, miter saw, etc.) and duties (carpentry, electronics, etc.).
  4. Basic understanding of Computers and Audio and Visual Equipment

Please send resume to hr@miamichildrensmuseum.org or Fax resume to 305-373-5431. No phone calls please.

Studio Artist

The Studio Artist plans, organizes and leads art activities for children ages 0-8 and their families who visit the Museum daily, as part of field trips and at special events. Activities/projects should introduce children to a variety of mediums and materials.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Develop and lead daily art activities in the Art Studio.
  2. Train Museum educators in the delivery of these activities.
  3. Prepare and Maintain the Art Studio, Art Gallery, and supplies.
  4. Ability to work within a theme to create activities that can be incorporated into the Museum’s monthly programs, outreaches and special events.
  5. Facilitate art based learning for guests through different art forms and mediums.
  6. Deliver art workshops as needed.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Ability to create art based activities with and for children.
  2. Experience with art education programs for children.
  3. Strong team player with a proactive attitude.
  4. Strong knowledge and ability in art.
  5. Bachelor’s Degree in art related field is preferred.

Send résumé and cover letter to: hr@miamichildrensmuseum.org.
Please include job position and your name in the subject line.

Membership Manager

The Membership Manager is responsible for managing MCM’s comprehensive membership program including the solicitation and retention of members at all levels as well as managing MCM’s young professionals group, the Playmakers, and its fundraising events.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Create and implement yearly membership plan to meet or exceed budget goals, includes identifying, cultivating and stewarding new and existing members
  • Create strategies for building and maintaining the membership program, including forging partnerships with local businesses.
  • Strategizes and leads efforts with marketing department to develop membership promotions & materials.
  • Updates and maintains member database on Raiser’s Edge.
  • Create, promote and execute unique monthly member events for exhibit openings and signature museum events.
  • Manage and maintain the tile campaign through increased advertising, mailings and promotion of benefactor plus membership. Includes managing the logistics and fundraising events for the program.
  • In conjunction with the Associate Director of Museum Experiences, creates a membership training plan for DFl’s & Educators to maintain and implement incentive programs to encourage membership sales.
  • Works with the Development & Special Events Manger to execute MCM’s gala after party and Something’s Brewing events. Tasks include managing event committees, securing sponsors and ticket sales and keeping track of raffle/auction items.
  • Manages MCM’s young professionals group, the Playmakers. Includes conducting prospect research and membership solicitation.
  • Participates in professional development activities to enhance knowledge and skills, including reading fundraising periodicals, journals and e-newsletters, attending professional development conferences, and other related activities.
  • Responsible for other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to work with a wide variety of constituencies
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and work independently
  • Detail-oriented, with strong organizational, analytical, and planning skills
  • Strong self-motivation and the ability to work in a team environment
  • Experience with marketing and telemarketing efforts
  • Proficiency in Raiser’s Edge (or similar system) required
  • Must be available to work evenings and weekends as required

Send résumé and cover letter to balvarez@miamichildrensmuseum.org.
Please include job position and your name in the subject line.