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 the Miami Children’s 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, theater makers and teaching artists.

Please refer to our Performing Arts page for more information regarding the MCM Players.

Performing Arts

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
· Perform in-house, camp and outreach shows.
· Make character appearances on the museum floor
· Lead dance parties, story times and other activities
· Run technical aspects of shows (light, sound and audio/visual cues)
· Help create and develop original shows and floor characters
· Assist with department organization, including but not limited storage spaces, costumes, laundry, file sorting, etc
· Attend meetings and participate in Museum Experiences trainings.
· Other duties as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
· Bachelor degree in Fine Arts, Acting, Theater, Education or similar or;
· A minimum of three years of professional experience in the performing arts industry
· Experience working with children
· Bilingual is preferred

AUDITIONS
Auditions will be held on Tuesday April 18th between 3pm and 6:30pm. Please email your headshot, resume (both theatrical and professional) 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.

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.

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.

Summer Camp Counselor

The Miami Children’s Museum is seeking motivated and enthusiastic Summer Camp Counselors for our 2017 Explorers 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, museum galleries, and offsite field trips)
• 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 camp managers regarding concerns or challenges

Qualifications:
• At least one year of experience working with children ages 4 -10
• Valuable knowledge or experience with other cultures
• Ability to respond to discords with creative problem-solving techniques
• Bilingual preferred

Teaching Sessions:
• Session 1: June 12th – July 15th
• Session 2: July 17th – August 25th
*Must commit to at least one full teaching session

To apply, email your résumé, cover letter and one letter of reference to Naldo Raphael at nraphael@miamichildrensmuseum.org. Please include job position and your name in the subject line.

Summer Camp Lead Teacher

The Miami Children’s Museum is seeking motivated and experienced Camp Teachers to join its 2017 Explorers Camp! Teachers provide essential input and creativity into the planning and implementation of the camp’s unique, cultural theme-based curriculum.

Camp Teachers are supported by Camp Counselors who serve as a teaching assistant in the classroom. Camp Teachers 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 MCM staff.

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.
• Follow program schedule provided by Camp Manager
• Supervise campers at all times
• Attend weekly field trips
• Participate in required meetings, trainings 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
• Bilingual preferred

Teaching Sessions:
• Session 1: June 12th – July 15th
• Session 2: July 17th – August 25th
*Must commit to at least one full teaching session

To apply email your résumé, cover letter and one letter of reference to Naldo Raphael at nraphael@miamichildrensmuseum.org. Please include job position and your name in the subject line

Giftshop Buyer/Manager

Responsible for all aspects of the Kidsmart Gift Shop, including purchasing, inventory control, systems management and staff training and management.

Essential Responsibilities

Fiscal Management

  • Develop and manage a strategy for long-term retail growth, which is aligned with the overall mission and strategy of the Miami Children’s Museum.
  • Responsible for the store’s annual budget. Establish and achieve targets for retail metrics such as Sales, Cost of Goods, Gross Margin and Net Profit.
  • Develop weekly and monthly sales goals.
  • Regularly review sales reports, analyze sales trends and adjust inventory and purchasing accordingly to achieve business goals.
  • Prepare and distribute monthly “dashboard reports” to senior museum staff highlighting store performance as compared to budget goals and all Key Performance Metrics (KPIs).
  • Review all merchandise receiving reports and approve invoices for payment in timely fashion.  Works with bookkeeper to resolve any outstanding issues.

Procurement and Inventory Management

  • Become proficient in the understanding and use of the Point of Sale system (POS) including data base maintenance, report generation, OTB management, and inventory valuation. Analyze data generated from the computerized retail management system in order to manage various metrics.
  • Responsible for all merchandise sourcing and purchasing. Responsible for open-to-buy budget management, product sourcing, procurement, merchandising, returns, markdowns and shrinkage control to ensure that goals are met in revenue, margin and average sale are met or exceeded.
  • Issue purchase orders through the POS system. Establish retail pricing to achieve maxim earnings potential.
  • Attend related annual merchandise trade shows. Meet with sales reps and negotiate purchasing incentives such as delayed billing, additional discounts, co-op advertising dollars and in-store events and product exclusivity.
  • Coordinate all necessary inventories for special exhibitions, related museum events and author appearances. Supervise the return and credit of unsold merchandise.
  • Plan, schedule and conduct annual physical inventory.
  • Reconcile annual physical inventory count with POS system.

Receiving, Pricing & Stocking

  • Supervise all merchandise receipt and processing, including tagging, stocking and display. Ensure proper handling including unpacking and checking against purchase orders and packing lists.
  • Follow-up on all damages and wrong shipments. Return or apply for credit as indicated. Process paperwork through to completion.
  • Correctly update and maintain the inventory management system (POS) with merchandise receipts and returns.

Operations & Staff Management

  • Maintain store’s physical condition and appearance.
  • Plan, schedule and maintain weekly and monthly staffing schedules.
  • Supervise and train store sales specialists. Train staff on store procedures, loss prevention and point-of-sale (POS) and inventory management systems. Prepare and present annual employee evaluations.
  • Develop and motivate staff to achieve optimal performance.
  • Foster a collaborative, team-oriented environment.
  • Oversee all retail floor operations, including floor staff coverage, cash handling, daily opening and closing procedures
  • Coordinate daily, weekly and monthly operational priorities and goals.
  • Oversee store opening and closing procedures including cash handling, reconciliations, and deposits.
  • Responsible for ordering and maintaining inventory for all office and store support materials including packaging, pricing labels, ticketing, etc.

Customer Relations

  • Model and reinforce positive customer service behavior.
  • Diplomatically manage the customer’s needs and complaints in a timely and professional manner
  • Train and educate the staff on customer service competencies.

Visual Merchandising

  • Design and implement a series of changing creative displays that showcase merchandise. Plan and install seasonal merchandising themes.
  • Oversee all store display themes and merchandising and restocking.
  • Maintain store’s physical condition and appearance. Ensure the security of inventory, assets and personnel.

Basic Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field.
  • 5 years’ senior level retail management and retail purchasing experience.
  • Proven experience in sales growth, staff training and management and inventory control procedures.
  • Sound verbal and writing skills.
  • Proven analytical and organizational skills.
  • Ability to lift boxes up to 40 lbs. unassisted.
  • Ability to sit at computer, work on foot, bend and or stoop for extended periods of time.
  • Proficient use of technology.

 

Please email resumes to treid@miamichildrensmuseum.org and johanne@miamichildrensmuseum.org