Jobs at the Children's Museum of Houston
Outgoing, energetic individuals needed to work with children and ensure a fun, positive and educational visitor experience. As a nation-wide leader in child-centered learning, we are looking for the best and brightest to represent the Museum as Discovery Guides. A good sense of humor is a plus! Bilingual in English and Spanish is a plus! Must be able to work 24-29 hours per week morning shift.
Responsible for all math related programming including exhibits, gallery programming, outreach, staff training and teacher professional development. Works with a team of Museum educators to strengthen cross-curricular connections and develop new curriculum and exhibit activities.Must have passion for quality learning experiences for children and families, have excellent communication skills (written and verbal), exude enthusiasm and positivity, and be a proactive, creative leader who is organized and collaborative. Bachelor’s required, Masters preferred; Minimum 1 year classroom experience and 3 years experience working with children; Knowledge of mathematics education; Facility with 21st century computer and mobile technologies.
The Children’s Museum of Houston seeks a full-time excellent grant writer and proofreader to be responsible for overseeing the preparation and facilitation of the Museum’s grant requests including cover letters, proposals, applications for funding, and stewardship reports; conduct research for prospective new donors as well as special fundraising materials and correspondence; plays a critical role in the success of CMH’s aggressive annual fundraising campaign with a goal of over $4 million annually. College degree and 3-4 years professional grant-writing experience required. Expertise in Microsoft Office and Raisers Edge is required.
Parent Stars Manager
Parent Stars is a parent engagement program to help parents of young children understand how they can become involved in promoting math, science, and literacy learning of their children both at home and in the classroom. This individual must be willing to travel to schools all over the Greater Houston area for early morning or early evening events. Requires a strong Education background in a variety of ages and subjects, have the ability to present a high quality presentation in front of groups, provide leadership and cooperation to the team in handling event logistics, create activities that are age and subject appropriate, and help with other administrative duties. This position develops and maintains relationships with outside collaborators including school districts and community partners. Previous management experience preferred. Requires Bachelor’s Degree. Must have reliable transportation, valid TDL and evidence of insurability. Bilingual in English and Spanish is also required!
Development Department Intern (Unpaid)
This individual will provide general administrative support for the Development Department across a variety of CMH fund raising programs including Special Events, Annual Fund and Fort Bend Capital Campaign. Duties include: Create solicitation packages with relevant inserts, assemble, and prepare for outgoing mail delivery; Produce mail merge lists and reports; Assist with events (meetings/lunches/Gala) Special Events, Capital and Special Projects: produce invitations, track responses, greet and direct guests; General Admin duties such as copying, faxing, preparing items for mailing; Answer phones when requested and maintain material inventory and gather supplies. Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills and ability to perform tasks with light supervision. Strong MS Office application skills in Word and Excel.
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