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.

We also encourage anyone interested in CML to check out our volunteer options.

Current openings are listed below.
Please click on the position title for full details and instructions on how to apply.
Thank you for your interest in joining the CML team.

Assistant Facility Technician

Assistant Facility Technician      

Part-time, non-exempt

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.

The Assistant Facility Technician will be a key member of the operations team. The AFT will work closely with the Facility Technician and the entire operations team to serve maintain our facility as a clean, safe, efficient, and innovative environment for children, their caregivers, and educators. The Assistant Facility Technician will employ maintenance, building, and cleaning service skills to ensure a high-quality experience for everyone who visits the museum.

This on-site role requires:

  • Cleaning and maintenance work
  • Comfort with heights and ladders
  • Comfort with both indoor and outdoor settings
  • Use of tools
  • Problem-solving and collaboration skills
  • Experience with building/designing for safety desired

The Children’s Museum is a small staff organization made smaller by the COVID-19 pandemic but still serving thousands of children, their caregivers, and educators. Our team members exhibit flexibility, a culture of support and teamwork, nimbleness, and co-leadership that have allowed us to remain mission-centered and reaching the community in new and unique ways throughout this challenging time. All team members can be expect to be part of this work from time to time and should have a high comfort level being around small children. Reliable transportation and consistent attendance is required.

The Assistant Facility Technician will report to the Facility Technician.

Work Hours:

The Assistant Facility Technician role is a part-time position averaging 25-30 hrs. weekly. Due to the nature of this work, a unique and flexible schedule in collaboration with the Facility Technician is possible including but not limited to early morning or late evening hours.

Compensation and Benefits:

This position is offered at $15/hr.

The Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry is an equal opportunity employer who strives for a team that reflects the community. All members are encouraged to apply for this opportunity.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to community@explorecml.org.

**We thank you for your application. Please note that only qualified individuals will be contacted.

Assistant Floor Manager

Assistant Floor Manager       

Part-time, non-exempt

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.

The Assistant Floor Manager will be a key member of the operations team. The ASF will work closely with the Visitor and Programs Coordinator and the entire Visitor Services team to serve constituents on-site at the museum. The Assistant Floor Manager will employ retail and customer service skills to help us create a welcome, efficient, clean, and safe environment for everyone at the museum.

This on-site role requires:

  • Retail and cash handling experience
  • Comfort with the public both in-person and on the phone
  • Ability to assist in cleaning, maintenance, and organization of the facility throughout your shift
  • Problem-solving and collaboration skills
  • Supervisory skills
  • Experience with ordering/inventory desired

The Children’s Museum is a small staff organization made smaller by the COVID-19 pandemic but still serving thousands of children, their caregivers, and educators. Our team members exhibit flexibility, a culture of support and teamwork, nimbleness, and co-leadership that have allowed us to remain mission-centered and reaching the community in new and unique ways throughout this challenging time. All team members can be expect to be part of this work from time to time and should have a high comfort level being around small children. Reliable transportation and consistent attendance is required.

The Assistant Floor Manager will report to the Visitor and Programs Coordinator.

Work Hours:

The Assistant Floor Manager role is a part-time position averaging 20-25 hrs. weekly and is aligned with the museum’s open hours, which are currently Thursday – Sunday until 5pm. Evening work is expected occasionally, based on the needs of the organization.

Compensation and Benefits:

This position is offered at $15/hr.

The Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry is an equal opportunity employer who strives for a team that reflects the community. All members are encouraged to apply for this opportunity.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to community@explorecml.org.

**We thank you for your application. Please note that only qualified individuals will be contacted. This position will be open until filled.

Director of Education

Director of Education

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

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

The Director of Education will be the lead member of our education team, as well as a member of the museum’s leadership team. Using extensive knowledge and skills in the areas of informal learning, curriculum development, and early childhood development, the Director of Education leads a team of educators in creating and executing memorable museum-quality learning experiences for learners of all ages and abilities. Must be a passionate advocate for hands-on, process-based, and learning-through-play methods. In this position the Director of Education works in both an advisory and hands-on role, supporting programs, supervising the museum’s Education Specialists, and supporting development of the museum’s educational culture through working in collaboration with our visitor services, volunteer, and occasionally exhibits teams.  The DoE will be a significant voice in the museum’s strategic direction and should have a robust, current knowledge of curriculum, early childhood development, STEM/STEAM learning, and Social/Emotional development. This full-time position also serves as the community partnership member for museum-based education programs and must be comfortable planning, coordinating, and collaborating with multiple partners to benefit the area’s youngest learners.

This on-site (not remote) role requires:

  • Ability to work independently, with flexibility, versatility, and adaptability. Multi-tasking occurs frequently in this role.
  • 5 years in a leadership role.
  • Bachelor’s degree (Master’s level preferred), with strong preference given to an education degree and classroom or museum teaching experience.
  • Experience creating curriculum-based programming; especially integrating STEM/STEAM learning, early childhood skills, and/or Social/Emotional development.
  • Comfort with a wide range of ages and abilities, including caregivers, community partners, and educators, and excellent communication and organization skills that reflect a polished professional demeanor in a variety situations.
  • Passionate advocacy for informal learning settings and the impact out-of-school learning can have on unlocking the potential of every child, regardless of any other perceived barriers.
  • Supervisory skills including ability to coach and support educators.
  • Comfort with a wide variety of technologies, both for in-office work and for informal learning methods.

The Children’s Museum is a small staff organization made smaller by the COVID-19 pandemic but still serving thousands of children, their caregivers, and educators. Our team members exhibit flexibility, a culture of support and teamwork, nimbleness, and co-leadership that have allowed us to remain mission-centered and reaching the community in new and unique ways throughout this challenging time. All team members can be expect to be part of this work and should have a high comfort level being around small children. Reliable transportation and consistent attendance is required. The Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination for all employees.

The Director of Education will report to the Executive Director.

Work Hours:

The Director of Education is a full-time position working Monday-Friday. Evening and/or Event work is expected occasionally, based on the needs of the organization.

Compensation and Benefits:

This position is offered with a salary range of $60,000 – $70,000 annually, depending on experience and qualifications. Full-time, exempt employees also enjoy a range of benefits including access to employer-supplemented healthcare, vision/dental insurance options, generous PTO, and an employee-elected SIMPLE plan with up to 3% employer match.

The Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry is an equal opportunity employer who strives for a team that reflects the community. All members are encouraged to apply for this opportunity.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to hr@explorecml.org.

**We thank you for your application. Please note that only qualified individuals will be contacted. This position will be open until filled.

The Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race color religion age sex national origin disability status genetics protected veteran status sexual orientation gender identity or expression or any other characteristic protected by federal state or local laws.

Education Specialist

Education Specialist

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

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

The Education Specialist will be a key member of our education team, using their knowledge and skills to create memorable museum-quality learning experience for learners of all ages and abilities. In this position the Education Specialist presents interactive, engaging, and inspirational informal learning in the areas of STEM & STEAM to school groups, community groups, summer camps, and museum visitors. This full-time position focuses on providing onsite and offsite museum programming, summer camp programming, and administrative work related to camp and program registrations. Please note: Travel is within the LOCAL Tri-County area

This on-site (not remote) role requires:

  • Ability to work independently, with flexibility, versatility, and adaptability.
  • Bachelor’s degree, with strong preference given to an education degree and classroom or museum teaching experience.
  • Comfort with a wide range of ages and abilities, including caregivers and educators and excellent communication and organization skills and reflect a polished professional demeanor in a variety of classroom and public situations
  • Ability to retain learned information and use it to engage audiences.
  • Knowledge of current trends in informal education STEAM education and child development.
  • Problem-solving and collaboration skills
  • Comfort and ability with technology and experience with lesson planning strongly desired.

The Children’s Museum is a small staff organization made smaller by the COVID-19 pandemic but still serving thousands of children, their caregivers, and educators. Our team members exhibit flexibility, a culture of support and teamwork, nimbleness, and co-leadership that have allowed us to remain mission-centered and reaching the community in new and unique ways throughout this challenging time. All team members can be expect to be part of this work and should have a high comfort level being around small children. Reliable transportation and consistent attendance is required. The Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination for all employees.

The Education Specialist will report to the Director of Education.

Work Hours:

The Education Specialist is a full-time position working Sunday – Thursday. Evening and/or Event work is expected occasionally, based on the needs of the organization.

Compensation and Benefits:

This position is offered with a salary range of $34,000 – $38,000 annually, depending on experience and qualifications. Full-time, exempt employees also enjoy a range of benefits including access to employer-supplemented healthcare, vision/dental insurance options, generous PTO, and an employee-elected SIMPLE plan with up to 3% employer match.

The Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry is an equal opportunity employer who strives for a team that reflects the community. All members are encouraged to apply for this opportunity.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to hr@explorecml.org.

**We thank you for your application. Please note that only qualified individuals will be contacted. This position will be open until filled.

The Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race color religion age sex national origin disability status genetics protected veteran status sexual orientation gender identity or expression or any other characteristic protected by federal state or local laws.

Visitor Services Associate

Visitor Services Associate
Part-Time

The Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry has immediate openings for part-time Visitor Services Associates (we currently open weekends only). 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 are the front line and the face of the museum, having interactions with all museum guests. CML is currently looking for applicants interested working in an educational and playful non-profit environment where children birth to 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 including 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. Other duties could include deep cleaning projects in the morning and occasionally hosting weekend birthday parties and facilitating programs.

Requirements:

      • Must be at least 18 years of age.
      • Must have reliable and consistent schedule.
      • Must be able to complete related duties.
      • Must be able to pass a background check and drug test.
      • Must be able to lift 20lbs on a regular basis. This position may require sitting, standing, and/or walking and climbing stairs throughout the facility for extended periods of time on any workday.

Skills and Experience:

      • Childcare, 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 or various tasks and projects.
      • Achievement-motivated to work with the CML to set and surpass realistic goals.

Available Shifts: We are currently seeking multiple part-time employees to work a minimum of 15 hours/week. Set afternoon shifts during the week and weekend.

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

The Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry would like to thank all applicants, however only those who quality for an interview will be contacted. No calls please.

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

VISTA Summer Associate (June 2021 - August 2021)

VISTA Summer Associate

Full-Time, 10 weeks

Project Period: June 7 – August 13, 2021

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

Located in beautiful downtown Charleston, the Children’s Museum of the 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.

Job Description:

The VISTA Summer Associate at the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry will be engaged in providing summer enrichment and learning opportunities to children from low-income families. They will do this in two primary roles as a Summer Camp Liaison and as a STEM Learning Ambassador. As a camp liaison, the VISTA will be responsible for coordinating and supporting the participation of 15 scholarship students in the Museum’s summer camp program. Over the years of implementing this scholarship program, CML has learned that these campers often need additional support throughout the camp day as they adjust to an organized camp setting. The liaison will provide this support and communicate with families about the needs and progress of each child. As a Learning Ambassador, the VISTA will support play-based learning activities through “Pop Up” community events featuring CML’s mobile STEM museum. The VISTA will help coordinate and facilitate these events by working with community partners to identify locations and then by engaging family participants and educating them about the Museum’s affordable access programs. Throughout their service, the Summer Associate will also support the Museum’s Education Team and year-round VISTA in related work to these roles.

VISTA’s receive a living allowance, and upon successful completion of service, will choose a cash stipend or education award for the End of Service Award.

Learn more about the AmeriCorps service at https://americorps.gov/serve/fit-finder/americorps-vista.

COVID-19 Protocols

  • All staff and anyone else in the building are required to wear masks.
  • All staff and anyone else in the building will have their temperatures checked daily.
  • All staff and anyone else in the building will travel across shoe sanitizing mats and wash or sanitize their hands upon entry to the building.

 Work Hours:

Full-Time; schedule will be dependent on the project role. Summer Camp Liaisons will work primarily Monday – Friday, 8:15am – 4:15pm and STEM Learning Ambassadors will work primarily Wednesday – Sunday 9am – 5pm.

Some weekends may be required.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please forward your resume to starr@exploreCML.org or apply at https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=87125.

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.

VISTA Associate (June 2021- June 2022 VISTA year)

AmeriCorps VISTA

Full-Time, Year Commitment

Project Period: June 7, 2021 – June 6, 2022

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

Located in beautiful downtown Charleston, the Children’s Museum of the 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.

Job Description:

Build brand new systems and resources to support early childhood development for the Lowcountry’s most vulnerable families! As a VISTA for the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry, you will develop a project that will be part of the nation-wide Build Initiative, receive training and mentorship from national project partners, and develop local relationships and interventions tailored to serve our unique community. Be part of a robust new effort to leverage the strengths of museums and libraries to engage parents in preparing the youngest, most vulnerable children for kindergarten.

VISTA Assignment Objectives and Member Activities:

Goal of the Project:  To help ensure that the most underserved children in our community receive access to resources and support to reach the early childhood developmental and educational milestones needed to break the cycle of poverty, CML’s VISTA project will develop community partnerships, activate parents as educators, gather data about family needs, and develop systems and structures to deliver sustainable new early childhood education system through libraries and other community partnerships.

 Objective of the Assignment (06/07/2021 – 06/06/2022)

Develop outreach strategies and build relationships with partner organizations in order to identify target community based on need and lack of access to educational resources.

Member Activities:

  1. Conduct outreach to set up meetings with community-based organizations (current partners) to identify the highest need populations they serve.
  2. Conduct outreach to set up meetings with community-based organizations (new potential partners) to identify the highest need populations they serve.
  3. Gather and review quantitative data to identify target population with the least access to programs, services, and initiatives.


Objective of the Assignment (06/07/2021 – 06/06/2022)

Conduct research to determine specific community needs and desires in terms of access to free early childhood educational resources.

Member Activities:

  1. Develop surveys and focus group questions in order to gather information about community needs for early childhood education resources
  2. Partner with trusted organizations in order to access underserved/high need populations and conduct surveys and focus groups the identified target population.
  3. Document systems for data gathering and findings to inform project and resource design.


Objective of the Assignment (06/07/2021 – 06/06/2022)

Develop educational material and resource delivery strategies and implementation plans to make new educational resources that activate parents as teachers available and accessible to the target community identified.


Member Activities:

  1. Curate educational resources and structure delivery systems, based on community need.
  2. Develop and implement strategy to activate parents as teachers and make educational resources accessible.
  3. Evaluate effectiveness and impact of the pilot project. Evaluate satisfaction of participating families and partner organizations.

Learn more about the AmeriCorps service at https://americorps.gov/serve/fit-finder/americorps-vista.

COVID-19 Protocols

  • All staff and anyone else in the building are required to wear masks.
  • All staff and anyone else in the building will have their temperatures checked daily.
  • All staff and anyone else in the building will travel across shoe sanitizing mats and wash or sanitize their hands upon entry to the building.


Work Hours:

Full-Time; schedule will be dependent on the project role. Summer Camp Liaisons will work primarily Monday – Friday, 8:15am – 4:15pm and STEM Learning Ambassadors will work primarily Wednesday – Sunday 9am – 5pm.

Some weekends may be required.


VISTA’s receive a living allowance, and upon successful completion of service, will choose a cash stipend or education award for the End of Service Award.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please forward your resume to starr@exploreCML.org or apply at https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=87125.

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.