Join Us on Our Mission to Bring Joyful Play & Learning to Everyone!

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. Explore our open positions and internship opportunities.

Port Discovery Children’s Museum is an interactive museum dedicated to serving kids and families. We create and maintain an environment that values a 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 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

Available Positions

  • Play Expert (Part-Time)

    As a vital part of the Guest Services Department and Port Discovery team, Play Experts are responsible for providing guests with an excellent, memorable experience, stellar customer service, and supporting the Museum’s mission and educational philosophy. As a member of our team, you’ll support playful learning and discovery through meaningful interaction with children and adults, ignite imaginations, and promote the power of play in children through hands-on experiences. Play experts work directly with guests in one-on-one or group scenarios to lead, educate and facilitate programming and demonstrate the workings of the museum and exhibits.

    The museum is open to the public 5 days a week (Wednesdays to Sundays), plus some holidays. We will be open all 7 days a week (Mondays to Sundays) starting in mid-June. We offer visiting families and groups two play sessions per day. Play Expert work shifts are 9:30 am to 5:30 pm.

    This is a part-time position, and we are looking for Experts that can commit to work at a minimum of three days a week. Once the schedule is determined, it is the same weekly. We can offer up to 29 hours per week.

    To see the full description details and to apply, please visit: https://bit.ly/3kzYTXo

  • Museum Safety Expert (Part Time)

    As a vital part of the Guest Services Department and Port Discovery team, the Museum Safety Expert is responsible for the daily safety and security operations of the museum.

    Scheduled work shifts are Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Weekly hours can go up to 29. Participation in special events, evenings, weekends, and holidays may be requested as well.

    Port Discovery is seeking an individual who is:

    · Organized multi-tasker

    · Creative, dependable and flexible

    · Calm under pressure and has excellent communication skills

    To see the full position details and to apply, please visit: https://bit.ly/3ULwhv8

  • Guest Services Manager (Full Time)

    Port Discovery is seeking a customer service-oriented individual to join our Guest Services management team as our Guest Services Manager. The Manager will primarily work in and manage the Guest Services Station and assist in the daily operations of the Museum, with a special focus on security and safety. In addition, the Manager works with Guest Services management team in scheduling, daily floor operations and delivery of an exemplary experience, training, and safety. The manager assists in the daily supervision of a staff of up to 25 plus part-time Play Experts by conducting “rounds” and mentoring employees in their overall daily duties and the core values Port Discovery Children’s Museum.

    This is a full time 40-hour per week position. The museum can be open as many as 7 days per week. Therefore, we are looking for someone that can work a very flexible schedule, including weekends, mornings and evenings as needed. The position will require at least four weekend days per month and be part of a rotation for Saturday Evening Adventures and/or Overnight Adventures. The schedule otherwise will be decided conjunction with the rest of the Guest Services management team.

    To see the full position details and to apply, please visit: http://bit.ly/3gdhryo

Internships

Port Discovery is a great place to intern for college students of many disciplines. Whether you are majoring in museum studies, marketing, business, art/design, or education, Port Discovery provides a professional environment where your creative thoughts are encouraged.

Internships are often available throughout the school year with the Exhibits, Development, Marketing, Programs, and Education departments.  Opportunities are limited and are based on departmental needs.

If you are interested in interning at Port Discovery Children’s Museum, please email a cover letter and resume to volunteer@portdiscovery.org or mail to:

Attn: Volunteer Manager
Port Discovery Children’s Museum
35 Market Place
Baltimore, MD 21202
Fax: 410.864.2729
Phone: 410.864.2693