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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.

Preschool Instructor

The Early Childhood Institute 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.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Responsible for safety and health, giving first and foremost consideration to the well being 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 behavioural 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 behaviour 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
  3. Strong organisational skills
  4. Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Museum studies, or related field required
  5. The Department of Children and Families 45 hours
  6. Pediatric First Aid and CPR certificate

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

After School Certified Instructor

The After School Certified Instructor is responsible for the general supervision and management of a class of students.  The After School Instructor is responsible for the planning and execution of all activities set forth in the schedule and as per curriculum specifications when applicable. Oversees the implementation of the reading component.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Responsible for the safety and well being 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 after school materials neat, organised 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 behavioural challenges a child may exhibit. Creates and implements an incentive program that will aid in behavioural 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 behaviour 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 training (staff meetings, funder training 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 After School 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 organisation skills.

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

Data, Research & Stewardship Manager

The Data, Research & Stewardship Manager will be responsible for a variety of projects related to gift processing, grant management, individual giving, major gifts, corporate partnerships and special events. The position will require the ability to remain flexible and adaptable regarding work assignments. This position reports to the Associate Director of Special Events & Corporate Relations.

  • Conduct all data entry including new donor information, donor updates, prospects, donor contacts and membership data entry
  • Generate gift acknowledgements and administer stewardship components of gift process
  • Provide database support for annual fundraising, memberships, special events, and special campaigns
  • Collaborate with the Associate Director of Special Events and Corporate Relations to administer external donation requests
  • Maintain electronic and physical donor files
  • Develop standard and non-standard queries and reports
  • Conduct prospect research and provide donor profiles to fundraising team
  • Coordinate the logistics of direct mail and other fundraising campaigns including segmentation of file, trend analysis, list exports, and coordination with printer, mail house and outside consultants
  • Train appropriate staff and volunteers in data entry standards, running basic queries and report generation, as needed
  • Manage office supply orders for Development staff
  • Analyze current Raiser’s Edge procedures and make recommendations for optimization of donor database
  • Research prospective donors and share with team for donation solicitation
  • Cultivate and develop relationships with emerging professionals and perspective donors
  • 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.

Special Events:

  • Administer gift process of sponsor payments and acknowledgements,
  • Assist with auction logistics & solicitations; acquire in-kind donations,
  • Assist the Associate Director of Special Events and Corporate Relations with the acquisition of sponsorships (new and old)
  • Assist with the management of event volunteers/staff
  • Collaborate with the Associate Director of Special Events and Corporate Relations to execute the Museum’s fundraising events and campaigns

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Proficient computer skills and data management skills
  • Minimum of one year of experience with Raiser’s Edge
  • Great prospect research skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; administrative; writing, editing, and proofreading skills; organizational and planning skills; attention to detail and follow-through capabilities.

Reports To: Associate Director of Development and Special Events

Supervises: Collaborative team effort within the External Relations department

Classification: Full Time, Exempt

Department: Development

Other: Evening and Weekend Hours as required

Please send resume and cover letter to Daniella Cabezas, dcabezas@miamichildrensmuseum.org.

Exhibit Technician – Carpenter

The Exhibit Technician – Carpenter works on the fabrication, installation, and maintenance of in-house, travelling and off-site exhibitions. The primary focus of this position is on the daily care and upkeep of exhibit components, ensuring they are maintained to a high level of functionality and appearance, conducting or arranging repairs when required. Candidate must be able to work independently and maintain strong customer service ethic. Must have the ability to analyse situations, troubleshoot problems, and deliver appropriate solutions.

Essential Functions:

  • Support exhibit maintenance and repair needs. Where possible, effect immediate repairs and assess the need for changes in design or materials. When required, acquire parts, equipment or external expertise to assist in effecting repairs.
  • Build museum exhibit structures using a range of materials and tools/equipment. Must be comfortable working with a wide variety of power tools and workshop equipment: table saw, skill saw, pneumatic tools, router, etc.
  • Maintain inventory of building materials, tools/equipment, and order supplies.
  • Participates in finish and detail work on exhibit environments.
  • Maintain a clean, organised, and safe work environment.
  • Observe safety and risk management procedures in public areas and work spaces.
  • Assist in the set up and break down of travelling exhibits and special events.
  • Facilitate with exhibit-related work at off-site locations.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of related experience
  • Skilled in carpentry
  • Sound verbal and organisation skills
  • Basic knowledge of computers
  • Must be able to lift heavy loads

 

Reports To:                 Exhibits Manager

Classification:              F/T Non-Exempt

Department:                Exhibits

Other:                            Regular weekend hours; occasional evenings

 

Please send resume and cover letter to tim@miamichildrensmuseum.org. Please include job position and your name in the subject line.

Associate Director of Exhibits

The Exhibits department at Miami Children’s Museum is the centrepiece of the visitor experience. This position shall oversee all aspects of the Museum’s high touch, stimulating educational, fun environments for children 0 to 8 years old and their families.  The individual who leads this department is the person to whom we look to for creative direction and execution in this arena. The Associate Director of Exhibits is responsible for all aspects of the Museum’s Exhibits and their related components.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Manage the design, interpretation, fabrication, installation, and daily usage and maintenance, of more than 26,000 square feet of exhibits.
  2. Collaborate across departments on exhibit development, content, and accessibility.
  3. Collaborate with the Director of Museum Experiences and Director of Education for exhibit educational content and staff training.
  4. Propose new exhibits (travelling, permanent,) to the CEO/Executive Director and the senior leadership team for approval and implementation.
  5. Responsible for the design, development, fabrication, and installation of the Museum’s Travelling Exhibits, this project shall be presented to the CEO/Executive Director and the senior leadership team for approval and implementation.
  6. Collaborate with the CEO/Executive Director and the senior leadership team on selection, fundraising and marketing of Travelling Exhibits.
  7. Research, coordinate, install, and maintain temporary and permanent exhibits.
  8. Promote a fun, positive, visitor experience.
  9. Responsible for the Museum Exhibits department operation and budget management
  10. Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate Exhibits Department staff.
  11. Oversee the design, fabrication, and installation of Museum Exhibits, signage, and ongoing enhancements.
  12.  Accountable for the development, communicating and maintaining of departmental policies.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 8+ years supervisory and project management experience
  • Strong background in museum and exhibit design and management
  • Experience with purchasing and inventory control procedures
  • Demonstrable success in the design and fabrication of exhibits for early childhood learning experiences
  • Strong organisational skills. Sound verbal and written skills
  • 8+ years related field experience

 

Reports To:       Director of Facilities

Supervises:        Exhibits Manager, Exhibits A/V Technician, and Exhibits Technician

Classification:   Exempt

Department:      Exhibits

Other: Evening and Weekend Hours as required

 

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

Museum Educator

Museum Educators are responsible for guiding tours through the galleries, conducting educational activities for museum visitors, teaching outreach education programs virtually and at off-site locations, and sanitising exhibit props and maintaining exhibit floor upkeep.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

1).      Utilise hands-on teaching methods to interpret materials and exhibits for:

    • Group tours
    • Drop-in gallery activities
    • Outreach education programs

2).      Lead group tours through the galleries

3).      Promote fun, positive, visitor experience

4).      Ensure safety in the galleries

5).      Maintain exhibit supplies and cleanliness

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience working with children age birth to grade five
  • Ability to manage large groups of children at once
  • Flexible, patient, and good rapport with the public
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Bilingual is preferred
  • Responsible, dependable
  • Previous “teaching” experience is preferred

 

Reports To:        Public Programs Manager / Floor Manager

Supervises:        N/A

Classification:   Non-exempt

Salary:                $13.00/hour

Department:      Museum Experiences

Other:                  Part-time position, 15 – 30 hours per week. No more than 35 hours per week. Evening and weekend hours as required.

 

Send resume and cover letter to Ashley Harrison: aharrison@miamichildrensmuseum.org Please include job position and your name in the subject line.

After School Staff

Miami Children’s Museum is seeking motivated and passionate professionals to join our after school team for the 2021-2022 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, theatre 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

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