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

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.

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.

Inclusion Specialist

In an effort to be inclusive of children who are dealing with sensory processing issues, The Miami Children’s Museum recently installed a Snoezelen® Multi-Sensory Environment (MSE). This is a dedicated space where sensory stimulation can be controlled (intensified or reduced), presented in isolation or combination, packaged for active or passive interaction, and matched to fit the perceived motivation, interests, leisure, relaxation, therapeutic and/or educational needs of the user. The Inclusion Specialist will be responsible for the utilization of the space, including developing partnerships with community agencies that help identify targeted users, staff training, and physical enhancements to the MSE.

Additionally, the Access and Inclusion Specialist will be responsible for ensuring access and inclusion of all Miami Children’s Museum programs & exhibits and supporting positive experiences to all guests regardless of physical, emotional or other constraints. He/she must be a high-energy, reliable and well-organized individual with the ability to work within a team-oriented environment.

Essential Functions:

Program Facilitation

  • Staff the MSE at selected times to enhance guest experiences and therapy
  • Manage all accessibility programs including our monthly Sensory Saturdays
  • Collaborate with our Outreach team to create offsite programs
  • Develop resources for caregivers, including tips to play, handouts, and book lists
  • Train team members

Exhibit Enhancement

  • Maintain Snoezelen® Multi-Sensory Environment current and in good working condition
  • Work with the Exhibits team to create exhibit enhancements that improve access and inclusion throughout the Museum
  • Obtain sensory props and materials

Community Partnerships

  • Work with community agencies and local schools to identify users
  • Identify partners who will use the MSE for therapy
  • Establish relationships with university partners to conduct evaluation and research opportunities that inform program developments and enhancements

Grants Management

  • Collaborate with Grant Consultant to pursue new funding opportunities related to job function
  • Compile information for reports

Qualifications:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in elementary/exceptional student education or related field; preferably Master’s degree in behavioral therapy
  • If no graduate school, then a minimum of two years or professional experiences working in a similar field
  • Specialized knowledge of the current principles and techniques of working with children with ASD and ability to communicate information
  • Flexible schedule

Reports to:             Chief Innovation & Experiences Officer

Classification:        Full-Time/Exempt

Department:           Museum Experiences & Exhibits

Other:                        Sunday – Thursday + monthly Saturday morning

Please email cover letter, résumé, salary requirements, and references to Lúcia Williams at lwilliams@miamichildrensmuseum.org.

Associate Director of Development

This position is responsible for solicitation of funds for the Museum’s annual funds, programming, and capital gifts.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Manage a pool of up to 100 prospects each year. This pool should represent a balance of individuals at various stages in the development continuum.
  • Conduct on average two meaningful face-to-face prospect visits per week for identification & qualification, and advancing them through cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.
  • Identifies new prospects (individuals, corporations, foundations) that have annual and/or major gift capacity, with a particular focus on accessing new constituencies.
  • Responsible for the effective stewardship of donors.
  • Use of research and data to identify new prospects and funding opportunities.
  • Assist with all special event fundraising as needed.
  • Participate 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.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • 3 -5 years of development experience.
  • Solid fundraising track-record.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and work on firm/tight deadlines.
  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, organizational and planning skills.
  • Extraordinary attention to detail.
  • Positive, flexible attitude.
  • Strong follow-through capabilities.
  • Good computer skills and knowledge of Raiser’s Edge.

 

Reports To:         Chief Development and Business Relations Officer

Supervises:         Manage other members of the Development team as needed.

Classification:    Exempt

Department:      Development

Other:                  Evening and Weekend Hours required.

 

Please send cover letter and resume to Elaine Blattner at eblattner@miamichildrensmuseum.org 

After School Staff

Miami Children’s Museum is seeking motivated and passionate professionals to join our after school team for the 2018-2019 school year. You will be in charge of leading a group of children (K-5th) into a world of discovery and exploration.  You will do this via projects that will immerse children in activities such as: reading, physical education, health/nutrition, art, theater and cultural activities.  We have various locations throughout Miami-Dade County.  Requirements for this position include

  • Working toward an AA degree, or higher education in the education, psychology or related fields.
  • 1 year of experience working with children and families.
  • Willing to complete the 40 hr DCF child care courses upon hiring or already have them completed.
  • Must pass Level 2 background screening (fingerprints) and drug test.
  • $13 – $18 per hour