Children's Museum

10am–5pm Daily

An employee reading to children during Story Time

Jobs

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):

Executive Adminstrative Assistant

The Executive Administrative Assistant will support the Executive Director. This position provides high-level administrative support by conducting research, preparing statistical reports, handling information requests, and performing clerical functions such as preparing correspondence, receiving visitors, arranging conference calls, maintaining files and scheduling meetings. Click here to learn more about this position.

Senior Research Scientist, Regular Full-Time

The Senior Research Scientist will be responsible for collaboratively leading the design, implementation and reporting of research and evaluation work at and for Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. The majority of this work focuses on creative learning processes, as well as innovative learning environments, both formal and informal. The research and evaluation efforts of the Museum sit at the intersection of research and practice, seeking to further both fields. This position is a member of the Learning and Research Team at the Museum, which includes researchers, evaluators, museum educators and administrators, as well as a partnership with the University of Pittsburgh Center for Learning in Out of School Environments and other collaborations. Click here to learn more about this position.

Learning & Research Coordinator, Regular Full-Time

The Learning & Research Coordinator will be responsible for supporting Learning & Research Department efforts, including data collection and analysis, organization of project materials and timelines, communication and dissemination efforts, and assisting in the design, implementation and reporting of research and evaluation work at and for Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. The research and evaluation efforts of the Museum sit at the intersection of research and practice, seeking to further both fields. This position is a member of the Learning and Research Team at the Museum, which includes researchers, evaluators, museum educators and administrators, as well as a partnership with the University of Pittsburgh Center for Learning in Out of School Environments. 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):

Cafe Chef

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

Special Events Associate

The Special Events Associate position will support the Special Events Program in overall coordination of the Museum’s external and internal events. Must be able to work weekends as needed. 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.

Cleaner

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.  

Cook

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.

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