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 hr@explorecml.org.

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

Camp Counselor

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 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 – 4:15pm.  Spring Break Camp runs from April 11-April 15, 2022.  Summer Camp runs from May 31-August 12.

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 qualify for an interview will be contacted. The Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry is an equal opportunity employer.

Mobile Play Partner

Mobile Play Partner

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 Mobile Play Partner will be a part-time, per diem member of our education team, using their knowledge and skills to create memorable museum-quality learning experience for learners of all ages and abilities at our traveling Pop Up Tinker Shop. In this position, the Mobile Play Partner helps facilitate interactive, engaging, and inspirational informal learning in the areas of STEM & STEAM primarily to school and community groups at their setting. This part-time position focuses on providing offsite museum programming. Please note: Travel is required within the extended Tri-County area

This on-site (not remote) role requires:

  • Ability to work independently, with flexibility, versatility, and adaptability.
  • 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.
  • Comfort with the outdoors.
  • Ability to engage in play-based and process-based learning experiences with young children.
  • Ability to retain learned information and use it to engage audiences.
  • Knowledge of current trends in informal education STEAM education and child development.
  • Ability to assist in setting up and taking down Pop Up Tinker Shop experiences.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, with strong preference given to an education degree and classroom or museum teaching experience, including degree in progress.

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 reach the community in new and unique ways throughout this challenging time. All team members can 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 Mobile Play Partner will report to the Director of Education.

Work Hours:

The Mobile Play Partner is a part-time, per diem position. Hours are estimated at 15-20 on some weeks, determined by bookings of the Pop Up Tinker Shop. The Pop Up Tinker Shop is not booked weekly. Evening and/or Event work is expected occasionally, based on the needs of the organization.

Compensation and Benefits:

This position is offered at an hourly rate of $18/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 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.