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.

Administrative and Database Assistant
Full Time

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.

CML is currently seeking an Administrative and Database Assistant to join us in serving more than 150,000 children and families in the Lowcountry each year. This full-time, exempt position is responsible for maintaining the membership and donor database and processing of all gifts through the database. Additionally, the Administrative and Database Assistant will participate in the development and execution of activities designed to attain and retain membership. The Administrative and Database Assistant will support fundraising activities including the planning and implementation of events and campaign management. The Administrative and Database Assistant reports to the Director of Development.

Duties:

  • Coordinating all aspects of the Membership Program including: training staff to encourage enrollment, packet and brochure distribution, data entry, fulfillment, renewals and all membership correspondence.
  • Leading the process for generating large campaigns and appeals that are derived from the database, including working with Development and Marketing departments to create accurate lists.
  • Processing membership information including data entry, mailings, emails, filing forms/maintaining records, running reports and maintaining email database and mailing lists.
  • Ensuring accuracy of database information, coordinating data sharing, reporting and staying current with Altru updates.
  • Providing general administrative support to Director-level staff, i.e. coordinating meetings, processing letters, answering phones and taking minutes as needed.
  • Working as a team with other members of the Museum staff as needed.
  • Assisting with coordination and implementation of member events.
  • Assisting in building strong relationships with partners and stakeholders to expand the potential of the Museum.
  • Assisting on the implementation and development of Museum’s Capital Campaign.

Experience:

A minimum of 1 – 2 years’ experience in a non-profit development office with an emphasis on database entry and donor management systems. Special consideration given to those with experience on Altru.

Required Skills:

Candidate must have the following skills:

  • Must be friendly, possess willingness for professional development and have a positive attitude.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, phone skills and public speaking skills.
  • Specialized computer/database training, including at least one year database (Altru) experience in a non-profit setting or demonstrated willingness and ability to learn quickly.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy as well as ability to manage multiple objectives independently.
  • Proficiency in all MS Office applications, business e-mail systems and database management and excellent command of the Internet.
  • Ability to prepare accurate written correspondence and acknowledgements for individual, corporate and foundation gifts.
  • Ability to coordinate all aspects of membership programs, including recruitment, retention and fulfillment efforts, and all database entry and communication.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player.
  • Experience with standard office procedures.
  • Strong customer service skills with high energy level and ability to enthusiastically engage both large and small audiences.
  • Ability to work occasional off hours such as evenings and weekends for programs, meetings and special events.

The Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry offers a competitive employee package, including annual starting salary of $29,120 – $34,320 (depending on experience), health benefits, retirement plan match 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 Jacquie Berger, Director of Development, at jacquie@exploreCML.org by May 7, 2017.

Visitor Services Associate
Part-Time

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.

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 mara@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.