Children's Museum

Mon-Sun 10am–5pm; Closed on Memorial Day

An employee reading to children during Story Time


Click here to apply for a position at the Children's Museum. 
Upon hire, positions require FBI, Acts 33 & 34 Clearances dated within one year of employment. 

Full-Time Position(s):

Associate Director of Early Childhood Learning

The Associate Director of Early Childhood Learning is responsible for the visioning, development, and implementation of museum experiences and programs supporting our earliest learners. In partnership with the Education, Visitor Services and Business Development/Exhibits departments, the Associate Director of Early Childhood Learning acts as a clear voice to bring innovative programs based on current research in early childhood development to our practice inside the Museum and with our partners.

 This position requires experience in, and relative knowledge of Early Childhood research and practice and its relevance to informal learning, schools and professional development.  This position also requires administrative, organizational, and teamwork skills. Click here to learn more about the position. 

Part-Time Position(s):

Senior Visitor Services Associate, Regular Part-Time

Senior Visitor Services Associates are required to assist Visitor Services management with ensuring overall quality of the admissions process, exhibits supervision and guiding groups. This role includes the supervision of casual and regular part-time associates in the absence of the VS Manager or Supervisor. 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. 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.