Join us! We're a team of dreamers committed to providing the best visitor experience possible. Port Discovery Children's Museum is an exciting place to work with a team of professionals who are creative, driven and willing to go the extra mile to help our future leaders reach their dreams and aspirations.

Port Discovery Children's Museum is an interactive museum dedicated to serving kids and families. We create and maintain an environment that values the collaborative-team process and fosters open communication.

Port Discovery Children’s Museum offers a generous benefits package in addition to providing you with the opportunity to make a difference in the community and in the lives of children. Port Discovery Children's Museum is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels, regardless of race, religion, gender, national origin or disability.

Current Available Positions

Housekeeping Associate
Program Associate

VP of Education & Experience Development
Box Office Associate (Part Time)

Program Associate
Port Discovery Children's Museum has on-going openings for Program Associates. Port Discovery provides a creative work environment and the opportunity to be a major contributor to the success of one of the region's leading educational resources. A flexible schedule is preferred. Weekends and weekday mornings are generally when staff members are needed. Evening events and Overnight Adventures are staff by Program Associates as well. Position offers up to 29 hours per week. Please state availability in cover letter. Must be 18 to apply and we require background clearance before hire.

Responsible for the overall guest experience as it pertains to the programming of the exhibits and the creative environment within the museum. Experience with the public and excellent customer service skills are required. Early childhood experience and/or art or theatre background ideal. Must be able to facilitate informal education with groups of 30 or more children and adults as well as work with the general public. College students are encouraged to apply.

This is a part-time, entry level position, with a starting rate of $9.00 per hour. Resume and cover letter, must be in MS Word or PDF format, is required for consideration. Please submit them to cbrown@portdiscovery.org and note the job title ("Program Associate") in the subject line. No phone calls please.


Housekeeping Associate (Part Time)
Port Discovery Children's Museum is looking for a responsible individual to be our part-time Housekeeping Associate. We can offer a part-time schedule (29 hours per week), incumbent must be flexible and available to work Saturdays, Sundays, holidays, and some evenings.
 
Summary of Position:
Housekeeping Associate is responsible for the cleanliness, upkeep, and light maintenance of the museum facility and grounds. The objective of the incumbent is to provide a safe, clean, and comfortable museum environment for guests and employees.  He/she will clean the museum by vacuuming, dusting, mopping floors, and removing trash throughout the facility. Additional responsibilities include setting up for overnight programs, catered events, birthday parties, Board meetings and other events. The successful candidate will have good communication skills and a willingness to learn.
 
Qualifications and Skills:
1. High school diploma and/or 1-2 years of related experience is required.
2. Ability to lift and move furniture, up to 30 lbs, required.
3. Has knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures within the janitorial/housekeeping field.
4. A willingness to learn.
5. Satisfactory written and oral communication skills.
6. Willingness to be flexible in scheduling weekends are required as well as some evenings.
 
Port Discovery Children's Museum provides you with the opportunity to make a difference in the community and in the lives of children.  The museum is conveniently located right next to a subway stop, or we offer free parking to employees.  In addition, part time employees are eligible for dental and vision benefits after 6 months of service.
 
This is an entry level position, with a starting rate of $9.00 per hour. Resume and cover letter, must be in MS Word or PDF format, is required for consideration.  Please submit them to cbrown@portdiscovery.org and note the job title (“Housekeeping Associate”) in the subject line.
 
No phone calls please.

VP of Education & Experience Development
Port Discovery Children’s Museum seeks an innovative and strategic visionary to lead the delivery of interactive educational experiences, and to inspire learning through play and life-long curiosity.

This is an exciting new leadership position.  As a result of the strategic direction being set by the Museum and the developing Capital Campaign, this position will be a key part of the leadership team as we “Re-Imagine” Port Discovery for the next generation. Looking for a dynamic professional with excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, to help advance the Museum as a statewide and national leader in the field of informal learning, children’s museums, and early childhood education.

This Vice President of Education and Experience Development will foster a culture of learning in the museum that emphasizes interdisciplinary dialogue, imaginative use of learning and evaluation methods, creativity, and risk-taking.

The position is responsible for championing the essential role of play in early learning and developing sustainable plans to extend the Museum's early learning impact on a scale that engages thousands of children, families and educators, and ensuring the highest show quality standards. 

The Vice President shapes engagement for the Museum through the creation and evaluation of play-based learning programming for children within our permanent and traveling museum exhibits as well as learning environments in non-museum locations; educational programs onsite, in schools and in the community, and informs evaluation strategies.  This position guides, supports and works closely with three experienced and talented individuals – Port Discovery’s Curator of Innovation and Engagement, the Director of Exhibits and the Director of Guest Services and directly oversees the Education and Guest Services departments.  The Vice President will act collaboratively across departments in the design of interactive educational experiences that advance Port Discovery’s mission. The relationship between the organization’s Education and Experience Development department and the Exhibits, Development and Marketing departments is particularly important to ensure that appropriate programs that are both dynamic and relevant in content are in place to drive attendance and engagement.

Requirements / Qualifications:
*  Relevant Graduate (or Post Graduate) Degree required.
*  Extensive knowledge in early childhood development, family engagement, community and informal education for children.
*  Minimum of ten years’ experience in positions of growing leadership scope.
*  Minimum of five years strategic planning experience, including proven success in planning and developing new educational initiatives.
*  Five plus years of experience leading people and teams.
*  Active knowledge of community and educational organizations and initiatives both statewide and nationally required.
*  Comprehension and experience with formative and summative program evaluation and management required.
*  Excellent public speaking and presentation skills.
*  Computer proficiency with intermediate abilities using MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
*  Expert interpersonal skills.

To see the full position details and to apply, please go to: http://bit.ly/PD-VPED

Box Office Associate (Part Time)
Port Discovery Children's Museum provides experiences that ignite imagination, inspire learning, and nurture growth through play.  We are currently looking for a talented, friendly and outgoing Box Office Associate.

This is a part time position offering approximately 15-22 hours per week, which requires availability on Saturdays AND Sundays.  We can offer a convenient schedule for college students!

Summary of Position:
Box Office Associate will serve as the first point of contact for all guests who visit the museum and is responsible for upholding the highest degree of customer service.  We are looking for someone that is outgoing and likes interacting with people.  He / she will carry out all daily operations of the box office.  Additional responsibilities will include soliciting and managing group sales via the phone.  The successful candidate must have the ability to anticipate and respond quickly and effectively and to enact sound judgment in respect to guest needs, questions, and expectations.

Qualifications and Skills:

•    High School diploma or equivalent required.
•    College minded individuals preferred.
•    1-3 years’ cash handling experience required.
•    Computer experience required.
•    Excellent verbal communication required.
•    Proven customer service training and skills a plus.
•    Experience with children and / or a theatre background a plus.

Port Discovery Children’s Museum provides you with the opportunity to make a difference in the community and in the lives of children.  The museum is conveniently located right next to a subway stop, or we offer free parking to employees.

If you are interested and feel you are qualified for this position, then please click on the following link to apply: http://bit.ly/PD-BOA23


“Port Discovery is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.”



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