EMPLOYMENT

The Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry is always looking for energetic, upbeat people who love to work with children.  In particular, we are looking for individuals who have experience in education, theater or child care.

Events Coordinator
Full Time

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Located in beautiful downtown Charleston, the Children’s Museum of Lowcountry is a non-profit children’s museum dedicated to engaging young children’s potential through experiences that spark imaginations and stimulate curiosity using the power of PLAY.

CML is currently seeking an Events Coordinator to join us in serving more than 150,000 children and families in the Lowcountry each year. This full-time, exempt position will be the lead on all Children’s Museum events, including the FAM JAM festival with more than 5,800 attendees. This position also manages birthday parties hosted at CML and cultivates and coordinates volunteers needed for all events.

The ideal person for this position is an enthusiastic professional with a passion for special events management and outstanding customer service. The candidate will be a self-starter who can design all aspects of events, anticipate event and customer needs, discern work priorities and initiate projects and bring them to full potential. Must have exceptional organizational skills and ability to handle multiple projects at once. Must be creative, innovative and detail-oriented. Must be able to work under tight schedules and competing priorities. Must be able to maintain confidentiality of information and have a strong knowledge of Microsoft Office and Excel; experience with Adobe Creative Suite is preferred.

This position requires a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends; regular work days are Tuesday – Saturday. Must be able work‐lifting and/or carrying up to 50 lbs, some climbing, crouching, crawling, walking and standing for long periods of time. Finalist for this position will be subject to a pre‐employment background check as a condition of employment.

Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 1 – 3 years’ experience in event planning required.

The Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry offers a competitive employee package, including annual starting salary of $27,000 – 33,000 (depending on experience), health benefits, retirement plan and access to CML programs for employee’s children.

Learn more about CML by visiting exploreCML.org.

Please send cover letter and resume with salary requirements to mccown@exploreCML.org by Friday, March 24, 2017.

Education Specialist II
Full Time

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Located in beautiful downtown Charleston, the Children’s Museum of Lowcountry is a non-profit children’s museum dedicated to engaging young children’s potential through experiences that spark imaginations and stimulate curiosity using the power of PLAY.

CML is currently seeking an Education Specialist to round out our Education team. Use your knowledge and skills to create memorable museum-quality learning experiences for learners of all ages and abilities. In this position, the Education Specialist oversees the management of CML’s Art Room, including but not limited to maintaining supplies and communicating with floor staff proper cleaning and organizational techniques. This full-time position also develops and presents interactive, engaging and inspirational informal learning in the areas of art, making and learning through play to Museum visitors.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS include ability to work independently, flexibility, versatility and adaptability. Also required is the ability to retain learned information and use it to engage audiences. Must possess excellent communication and organization skills and reflect a polished, professional demeanor in a variety of classroom and public situations. Knowledge of current trends in informal education, art and STEAM education, maker movement and child development required. Comfort and ability with technology and experience with lesson planning strongly desired. 4-year college or university degree required; education or museum background preferred. Minimum of 3 years in direct service with youth required. Teaching experience strongly preferred. This position is Tuesday – Saturday but must be willing to work a flexible schedule including nights and weekends corresponding to the needs of the Museum and community we serve. This is a full-time, exempt position. Salary is $27,000-$34,000 annually, commensurate with experience.

Learn more about CML by visiting exploreCML.org.

Please send cover letter and resume with salary requirements to starr@exploreCML.org by Wednesday, March 22, 2017.

Visitor Services Associate
Part-Time

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Located in beautiful downtown Charleston, the Children’s Museum of Lowcountry is a non-profit children’s museum dedicated to engaging young children’s potential through experiences that spark imaginations and stimulate curiosity using the power of PLAY.

Visitor Services Associates will be the front line and the face of the Museum, having interactions with all of our guests. We serve children primarily in the Birth – 5 range, but older children also enjoy coming to the Museum. The Museum is host to some of the best camps, birthdays and programs in Charleston and needs individuals that would like to be a part of them.

CML is currently looking for applicants interested in working in an educational and playful non-profit environment where children Birth – 10-years-old play and learn through our hands-on and engaging exhibits. Applicants likely to thrive in this environment will be energetic, self-directed, enthusiastic to learn and teach, friendly and customer-service driven. We are looking for employees who have a reliable schedule and are comfortable interacting with the public and small children. Prior job experience working with children is not a requirement but some of those skills translate well into the Visitor Services position. Primary job responsibilities include working at the front desk greeting customers, signing in members or taking admission payments, operating a cash register, general tidying of the Museum throughout the day to maintain exhibit orderliness, and cleaning projects in the morning. A big part of this position will be hosting and facilitating weekend birthday parties which requires an upbeat and energetic person willing to make each child’s birthday a very special experience.

Requirements:

                        • Must be at least 18 years of age
                        • Must have a reliable and consistent schedule
                        • Must be able to complete related duties
                        • Must be able to lift 20 lbs. on a regular basis
                        • Must be able to pass a background check and drug test

Skills and Experience:

                        • Child care, education, customer service, cashier, retail experience
                        • Strong communication skills to confidently explain information and converse with customers of all ages
                        • Organizational skills to effectively process check-ins and other work as needed
                        • Self-confidence to take the initiative of various tasks and projects
                        • Achievement-motivated to work with CML to set and surpass realistic goals

If you are interested in this opportunity, please forward your resume to janine@exploreCML.org.

The Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry would like to thank all applicants, however, only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted.

The Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry is an equal opportunity employer.

Camp Counselor
Part-Time, Seasonal

Love what you do! Join the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry team.

Located in beautiful downtown Charleston, the Children’s Museum of Lowcountry is a non-profit children’s museum dedicated to engaging young children’s potential through experiences that spark imaginations and stimulate curiosity using the power of PLAY.

Camp Counselors are responsible for leading small groups in themed camp activities and Museum play while monitoring camper safety and behavior. CML camps serve children ages 3-10 although children are grouped together by age. The Museum is host to the best camps and needs individuals that would like to be a part of them.

CML is currently looking for applicants interested in working in an educational and playful non-profit environment where children 3-10 years-old play and learn through our hands-on and engaging activities and exhibits. Applicants likely to thrive in this environment will be energetic, self-directed, enthusiastic to learn and teach, friendly and customer-service driven. We are looking for employees who have a reliable schedule and are comfortable interacting with the public and small children. Prior job experience working with children is preferred. Primary job responsibilities include leading small groups in camp activities and Museum play, monitoring safety and behavior, and supervising teenage volunteers.

Requirements:

                    • Must be at least 18 years of age
                    • Must have a reliable and consistent schedule
                    • Must be able to complete related duties
                    • Must be able to lift 20 lbs. on a regular basis
                    • Must be able to pass a background check and drug test

Skills and Experience:

                    • Child care, education and/or camp experience preferred
                    • Strong communication skills to confidently explain information and converse with campers, colleagues, volunteers and Museum visitors
                    • Organizational skills to effectively keep on schedule and on task
                    • Self-confidence to take the initiative of various tasks and projects
                    • Achievement-motivated to work with CML to set and surpass realistic goals

Work Hours:

Monday – Friday, typically 8:15am – 4:30pm
If you are interested in this opportunity, please forward your resume to starr@exploreCML.org.

The Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry would like to thank all applicants, however only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted.

The Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry is an equal opportunity employer.

We hire Camp Counselors throughout the year for our seasonal camps. If you’re interested in applying for this position, please check back here. We will begin accepting resumes for Turkey Time Camp and Winter Wonderland Camp in August and Spring Break Camp and Summer Camp in January.

Camp Counselors will be interested in working in an educational and playful non-profit environment where children 3-10 years-old play and learn through our hands-on and engaging activities and exhibits. Applicants likely to thrive in this environment will be energetic, self-directed, enthusiastic to learn and teach, friendly and customer-service driven. We are looking for employees who have a reliable schedule and are comfortable interacting with the public and small children. Prior job experience working with children is preferred. Primary job responsibilities include leading small groups in camp activities and Museum play, monitoring safety and behavior, and supervising teenage volunteers.

Turkey Time Camp and Winter Wonderland Camp applications will be available soon.