Children's Museum

10am–5pm Daily

An employee reading to children during Story Time


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Upon hire, positions require FBI, Acts 33 & 34 Clearances dated within one year of employment. 

Full-Time Position(s):

Human Resources Manager

Directly responsible for the overall administration, coordination, and evaluation of the Human Resources function. Also supports organizational goals in accordance with mission. Click here to learn more about this position.

Exhibit Designer

The exhibit designer/planner at the Museum creates dynamic and engaging environments that represent a wide variety of content and contextual narratives that support the Museum’s design philosophy. The responsibilities include: developing new permanent and renew existing exhibitions at the Museum; designing traveling or temporary exhibitions; and designing projects for external clients through the Museum's exhibit sales and design consulting program. Click here to learn more about this position. 

Store Supervisor

The Store Supervisor is primarily responsible for overall supervision and assists in the management of the museum store.  The supervisor works with the Director of Visitor Services to ensure that the museum store provides superior service to all visitors while generating revenue to return to the museum for programs.  As a working supervisor, regular tasks such as greeting customers, assisting and sales to customers, are combined with receiving product, visual merchandising, and assisting Director in purchasing, inventory management, loss prevention and general store management. Click here to learn more about this position. 

Sponsorship Coordinator

Works directly with Associate Director of Development to manage and implement a comprehensive corporate sponsorship program, including short-term and long-term sponsorship, special project sponsorship and event sponsorship. The Sponsorship Coordinator will work collaboratively with the Associate Director of Development and Development Committee of the Board to fundraise, plan and implement the annual gala. The Sponsor Coordinator is also responsible for communicating, coordinating and implementing benefits associated with Corporate Sponsored Museum programs and events.

Additionally, this role will work closely with the Director of Marketing and the Director of New Media to create marketing content to promote sponsored programs on a variety of different platforms, including, but not limited to web, video, photo, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Flickr. Some work may take this position off-site to deliver programs and meet with sponsors.

A successful candidate should have corporate fundraising experience, as well as project management and planning and executing fundraising events. Additionally, candidates should be excellent written and verbal communicators with high attention to detail. Lastly, the ideal candidate will have knowledge of donor relations and stewardship of corporations. Click here to learn more about this position. 

Institutional Giving Coordinator

The Institutional Giving Coordinator is responsible for the acquisition, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of a portfolio of corporate, foundation, and government donors to secure essential resources for the Children's Museum. Working directly with Associate Director of Development, the position works across the organization to achieve annual fundraising goals by writing foundation and government grant proposal and reports and managing administration, by writing, producing and managing the Museum's Corporate Partners program through corporate appeals, reports, and benefit implementation, and by supporting Department activities including cultivation and fundraising events.

In order to successfully meet these goals, excellent written and verbal communication skills and relationship building skills are essential. Externally, the Institutional Giving Coordinator must be able to initiate and grow existing relationships with foundation, government and corporate funders. Internally, the Institutional Giving Coordinator must work closely and professionally with various departments across the organization.

A successful candidate should have experience writing, researching, tracking and managing grants, including proposals and reports. Additionally, candidates should be excellent written and verbal communicators with high attention to detail and superior project management skills. Lastly, the ideal candidate will have knowledge of donor relations and stewardship of corporations and foundations. Click here to learn more about this position. 

Learning Research & Evaluation Specialist, Temporary Full-Time

The Learning Research & Evaluation Specialist will be responsible for assisting in the design, implementation and reporting of research and evaluation work at and for Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh (CMP) and in partnership with Indiana University (IU). The majority of this work addresses making as a learning process, as well as innovative learning environments, both formal and informal. The research and evaluation efforts of the partnership between the Museum and IU sit at the intersection of research and practice, seeking to further both fields. This position will focus on the research and evaluation of a national program to integrate making as a learning process into schools across the country. This includes the rapid development and testing of tools to measure and evaluate learning through making, as well as evaluation of the program itself. The successful candidate is a member of the Learning & Research Team at the Museum, which includes researchers, evaluators, museum educators and administrators, as well as a member of the STEM Education Research Group at Indiana University. In addition, this position may have affiliation with the University of Pittsburgh Center for Learning in Out of School Environments (UPCLOSE). Click here to learn more about this position. 

Part-Time Position(s):

Seasonal Visitor Services Associates

Seasonal Visitor Services Associates are required to assist Visitor Services management with ensuring overall quality of the admissions process, exhibits supervision and guiding groups, primarily during the seasonal period of November 13-January 3rd. The majority of shift time is spent working with the general public and school groups in admissions and exhibit areas. Experience working both on a team and independently conducting monetary transactions, maintaining safety and quality in exhibit spaces and interacting with a wide demographic of visitors is required to provide an outstanding visitor experience. Previous cash handling experience required. Short-term, temporary position with a potential of up to 40 hours a week. Click here to learn more about this position. 

Visitor Services Associates

Part-time to interact with visitors in both the admissions and exhibit areas, involving cash transactions, membership sales, guiding groups and exhibit monitoring. Associates present positive experiences with children and adults to ensure educative and creative involvement. Associates treat visitors with respect, communicating in a friendly and courteous manner by orienting and guiding visitors through the admissions process and exhibits areas. Customer service, retail and/or cash register experience preferred. Must be at least 18 and possess HS diploma or equivalent.  $9.50/hour. Click here to learn more about this position. 

Arts & Making Educator

Arts & Making Educators are primarily responsible for facilitating experiences with visitors in the MAKESHOP & Art Studio exhibits. Arts & Making Educators facilitate, make, play, create, discover, learn and grow with visitors. Educators work with Teaching Artists, MAKESHOP and Art Studio Coordinators, Specialists and Managers to create a rich experience for visitors in the MAKESHOP & Art Studio that align with the distinct and related intensions of each exhibit space, and to make the Museum a welcoming and accessible place. Click here to learn more about this position

Event Prep Staff

Part-time, casual hours to set up and tear down for evening and/or weekend events.  Must be able to work flexible hours and lift up to 40 lbs.  $10.50/hour

Birthday Party Hosts

Part-time to provide special programming and worthwhile experiences with visitors while in attendance at a birthday party. Host facilitates educative and creative experiences with general visitors, primarily birthday party attendees.  While interacting positively with visitors, hosts engage them in museum and party experiences such as creating art and/or projects. Hosts guide visitors’ party activities and encourage participation.  Hosts ensure party area is a safe, tidy, inviting to play and fun place to visit.  Hosts treat visitors with respect and friendly and courteous communication.  Customer service and experience with children preferred.  $9.50/hour. Click here to learn more about this position.

Cafe Server

Part-time to serve prepared foods to Museum visitors.  Servers are primarily responsible for greeting visitors, accepting payment and ensuring a worthwhile experience for visitors while at the Big Red Room Café.  Servers take customers’ orders in a timely, professional and friendly manner. Servers must follow health department standards and ensure that proper food handling procedures are followed at all times.  Servers ensure café area is clean (including tables and eating area), supplies (napkins, silverware, etc.) stocked and refilled as necessary.  Customer service or retail experience preferred.  $9.50/hour. Click here to learn more about this position.


Part-time to clean the museum including vacuuming, dusting, sweeping, mopping using industrial vacuum cleaners, emptying trash and cleaning restrooms.  Occasionally uses ladders to dust and wash walls, clean ceilings and dust and polish light fixtures.  Evening and/weekend hours required.  Must be at least 18 years of age and be able to perform heavy work.  At least moderate cleaning experience preferred.  


Part-Time to perform a variety of food production tasks. Cook must maintain high standards of food production in a timely manner and ensure health department standards and proper food handling procedures are followed at all times.  Strong knowledge of food preparation and customer service required.  Must be at least 18 years of age.  $11.50/hour. Click here to learn more about this position.

Festivals Worker

Part-time seasonal position up to 20 hours a week.  Primarily responsible for facilitating educative and creative experiences with the community.  The Festivals Worker must engage the community positively and thoughtfully during hands on activities at festivals and promotional events that provide a museum presence and awareness in the Pittsburgh community.  The Festival Worker must positively and accurately represent the Children's Museum to vendors, external organizations, and the community. Customer service and experience with children is preferred.  Weekend availability required. Click here to learn more about this position.