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.

Visitor Services Associate
Part-Time

The Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry has immediate openings for part-time Visitor Services Associates. 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.

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 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.

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 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.

Skills and Experience:

  • Childcare, education, customer service, cashier, retail experience.
  • 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 or various tasks and projects.
  • Achievement-motivated to work with the CML to set and surpass realistic goals.

Work Hours:

Monday – Friday, typically 8:15am – 4:15pm

May 18 – August 14, 2020

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.

 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.

We are 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 presents interactive, engaging and inspirational informal learning in the area of STEM & STEAM to school groups, community groups, summer camps and museum visitors. This full-time position focuses on providing STEM & STEAM outreach programming and summer camp programming. Please note: travel is within the local tri-county area.

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, STEAM education 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. Teaching experience strongly preferred. Must have reliable transportation for yourself and educational materials to and from area schools and events. Must be able to lift 50 pounds. This position is Monday – Friday 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 $34,000 – $37,000 annually commensurate with experience.

Send cover letter and resume to starr@exploreCML.org by March 15, 2020.

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.