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.

PLEASE NOTE:  Although we do not have any full time job openings at this time, we are always looking for volunteers and interns to help out at the Museum. Many of our current employees started off as volunteers. Check out all of our volunteer opportunities.

Director of Development
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 a Director of Development to join us in serving 150,000 children and families in the Lowcountry. This full-time, exempt position will be the lead fundraiser and will serve as a key member of CML’s professional team. The position includes close work with the Executive Director on fundraising opportunities and plans, supervision of a 2-member development team and working directly with sponsors and donors as well as CML board members to cultivate and develop relationships and secure gifts. Management of budget goals, assistance with grant-writing, record-keeping and utilizing management software is required. The Director of Development will be a key participant in the museum’s upcoming capital campaign.

The ideal person for this position is a self-starter who is organized, flexible and outgoing. He or she will be an experienced and accomplished fundraiser with strong connections in the Charleston area. Major campaign experience is strongly preferred. The DD is comfortable with communications via phone, email and face-to-face with all levels of constituents, enjoys leading a team as well as interacting with the public and with small children. The candidate utilizes technology, is able and willing to maximize current fundraising software and can generate plans and reports. Sense of humor, willingness to work as a team to support goals and energetic disposition a must.

Bachelor’s degree and experience in fundraising and development required. Minimum 5-years experience in a supervisory or key fundraising position preferred. Preference given to candidates with capital campaign or large-scale fundraising experience.

The Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry offers a competitive employee package, including annual starting salary of $60-65,000 starting salary (depending on education and 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 nichole@explorecml.org. This position is available immediately and candidates will be reviewed as applications are received.

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

Work Hours:

We are currently seeking multiple part-time employees to fill multiple set schedules. Below are the set schedules that we will be filling.

                      • Tuesday: 8:00am – 1:00pm and 12:00pm – Close
                      • Wednesday: 8:00am – 1:00pm and 12:00pm – Close
                      • Thursday: 8:00am – 1:00pm and 12:00pm – Close
                      • Friday: 8:00am – 1:00pm and 12:00pm – Close
                      • Saturday: 10:00am – Close
                      • Sunday: 10:00am – Close

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.