Children's Museum

10 am–5 pm Daily

An employee reading to children during Story Time

Jobs

We are looking for professional, positive and team-oriented individuals to join the Museum team. Help enrich the lives of children and families throughout the Pittsburgh region by joining our staff today. Students and retirees welcome.

Why work at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh?  It is a special place filled with the joy and delight of children, and serving as a resource for parents, caregivers and educators. Every employee and volunteer plays a role in helping the Children’s Museum meet its mission to inspire joy, creativity and curiosity.

Our employees are at the heart of the Children’s Museum experience, whether you work directly with visitors or in the many capacities that support visitors' experiences. We are committed to the fair treatment of our valued employees and volunteers and are an equal opportunity employer. 

Full-time Position(s):

Make Lab Teaching Artist

The Make Lab Teaching Artist creates experiences in the Museum Lab that provide innovative museum experiences that foster joy, creativity and curiosity among visitors and teen participants.  The Make Lab Teaching Artist develops and facilitates creative, authentic, and project-based experiences with teens, families and groups, using the “real stuff” (tools, processes, materials) principally within Make Lab but often expanding to include the other programmatic areas of Museum Lab. These youth-oriented, culturally-relevant projects associated with different physical and digital disciplines of creation, design, art and craftwork will respond to the community’s needs and interests. In addition, the Make Lab Teaching Artist: must be  working artist, technician, or fabricator, and is consistently engages in, and has an expansive understanding of innovation and fluency with a wide array of materials and tools, constantly seeking new projects that resonate with the visitors, youth and educators. Click here for more informaiton about this position.

Senior Facilities Technician

The Senior Facilities Technician assists the Facilities Manager with the overall structural maintenance, cleanliness and operational efficiency of the museum campus.  In the absence of the Facilities Manager, the Senior Facilities Technician will direct and oversee facilities staff.  Click here for more information about this position.

MAKESHOP Teaching Artist

The MAKESHOP Teaching Artist creates and integrates making experiences in the Museum and the community in support of the mission. The MAKESHOP Teaching Artist develops and facilitates creative, exploratory, hands-on experiences with children, families and groups, using the “real stuff” (tools, processes, materials) associated with different physical and digital disciplines of creation, design, art and craftwork. In addition, a MAKESHOP Teaching Artist:

  • Is a working artist or educator, and is otherwise consistently engaging in personal growth of process, technique, fluency with materials, etc.
  • Is able to demonstrate a history of organizational and teamwork/collaborative work skills
  • Participates in reflective practice, including research-oriented discussions.

Click here for more information about this position.

Partnership Coordinator - Museum Lab

The Partnership Coordinator acts as the liaison between the Children’s Museum interests and all the partner organizations of Museum Lab. The Partnership Coordinator actively coordinates projects, programs and events by communicating organizational schedules and calendars, and successfully negotiating potentially competing needs across Museum Lab resources. Although the Partnership Coordinator is not principally delivering programs, they must have a keen understanding of the requirements of the programs to smoothly and efficiently provide space and time for each. The Partnership Coordinator acts as “air traffic control” for Museum Lab. Click here to learn more about this position.

Youth Teaching Artist - Museum Lab

The Youth Teaching Artist creates and integrates experiences in Museum Lab to provide innovative museum experiences that foster joy, creativity and curiosity among visitors and teen participants. The Youth Teaching Artist develops and facilitates creative, authentic, and project-based experiences with teens, families and groups using “real stuff” (tools, processes, materials) across Museum Lab. These youth-oriented, culturally-relevant projects associated with different physical and digital disciplines of creation, design, art and craftwork will respond to the community’s needs and interests.  Click here to learn more about this position. 

Facilities Technician

The Facilities Technician assists the Physical Plant Manager with the overall structural maintenance, cleanliness and operational efficiency of the Museum campus which includes 4 buildings.  This position includes interior and exterior work.  Click here to learn more about the position.

Exhibits Designer

Create dynamic and engaging exhibits. Requires 5+ years of professional architectural or interior design experience. Click here to learn more about this position.


Part-time Positions:

Teaching Artist- Museum Lab

The Teaching Artist creates and integrates experiences in one or more exhibit spaces (Studio Lab, Make Lab and/or Tech Lab) to provide innovative museum experiences that foster joy, creativity and curiosity among visitors and teen participants in Museum Lab. The Teaching Artist develops and facilitates creative, authentic, and project-based experiences with teens, families and groups, using “real stuff” (tools, processes, and materials) across Museum Lab. These youth-oriented, culturally-relevant projects associated with different physical and digital disciplines of creation, design, art and craftwork will respond to the community’s needs and interests.  Click here to learn more about this position.

Sr. Visitors Services Associate

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 p/t Associates in the absence of the VS Manager or Supervisor. This posiiton is Regular Part-Time working 30-32 hours a week and includes health benefits.  Click here to learn more about this position.

Visitor Services Associate

Assist Visitor Services management with ensuring overall quality of the admissions process, exhibits supervision and guiding groups. The majority of shift time is spent working with the general public and school groups in admissions and exhibit areas. Click here to learn more about this position. 

Arts & Making Educators

Make, play, create, discover, learn and grow with visitors in the MAKESHOP & Art Studio exhibits. Click here to learn more about this position.

Birthday Party Pal

Play, share information and create worthwhile experiences for visitors in attendance at a birthday party. Click here to learn more about this position.

Event Staff

Assist the Special Events Manager with set-up and break-down to ensure successful events. Position requires flexible availability on evenings and weekends. Click here to learn more about this position

Cafe Cook

Café Cook works in the café preparing foods to serve to café patrons. Click here to learn more about this position.

Cafe Server

The Café Server works in the café, serving prepared foods to Museum visitors and is primarily responsible for greeting visitors, accepting payment and ensuring a worthwhile experience for visitors while at the Museum café. Click here to learn more about this position.

Cleaner

Cleaners are primarily responsible for cleaning museum, including vacuuming, dusting, sweeping, mopping, emptying trash and cleaning restrooms. Click here to learn more about this position.

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.

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