Children's Museum

Mon-Sun 10am–5pm

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. 

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Full-Time Position(s):

Special Events Manager - Temporary Full-time

Temporary full-time through February 2016.  Responsible for driving the sales of the special event program as well as the effective operation of the program, including marketing, planning, reservations, operations management as well as scheduling, training and supervision of staff.  Responsible for all reservations and bookings of special events.  Must be available to work a variety of hours including evening and weekends dependent upon event schedule.  FBI, PA Criminal History and PA Child Abuse History Clearances required.  An Associates Degree required.  Bachelor's degree in related field preferred.  At least two years supervisory experience preferred.

Part-Time Position(s):

Marketing Assistant

Part-time (24 hours/week) to support the Marketing department by organizing data, gathering information and carrying out tasks to keep the Marketing department functioning, ensuring the most effective communications to museum visitors and potential customers.  This position will assist the Director of Marketing to implement marketing programs and systems that support strategic direction.  Associate's degree in Marketing, Writing, or related field required.  Minimum of 2 years' experience required with increasingly responsible professional experience preferred.  Excellent writing skills, creativity/ingenuity, a high level of organizational skills, and attention to detail is a must.  Must be able to respond to a continual flow of communication and information and adapt written materials and press communication as necessary.  PC proficiency required, including Microsoft Office.  Familiarity with Adobe PhotoShop and Acrobat is a plus.  Experience in not-for-profit arts organization preferred.

Senior Staff Admissions Associates

Regular Part-time (30 hours/week).  Primarily responsible for assisting the Admissions Manager with ensuring overall quality performance of the Admissions Desk and acting as first level of supervision.  In addition, this position requires responsibilities of greeting visitors, processing payments via computer software while sharing information and ensuring a worthwhile experience for visitors while in attendance at the Museum.  High School degree or equivalent.  Good organizational skills required for management of cash register and fiscal documentation.  Must be at least 18 years of age.

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.  $8.00/hour


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.  $10/hour

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.

Festivals Worker

Part-time seasonal position for 0-20 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.

Store Associates

Part-time, flexible hours for the Little Orange Store.  Ideal candidate must be a reliable, people person with cash handling and retail experience.  Must be at least 18 years old with HS or equivalent.  $8.00/hour.

Admissions Associates

Part-time to greet visitors, accept payment and verify membership information. Associates present positive interaction with children and adults to ensure educative and creative experiences at museum.  Associates treat visitors with respect and communicate in a friendly and courteous manner.  Associates help visitors by orienting them to the museum and informing them on exhibit areas and programming.  Customer service, retail and/or cash register experience preferred.  Must be at least 18 and possess HS diploma or equivalent.  $8.00/hour.


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. 

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.  $8.00/hour.