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Director of Museum Experiences
Responsible for achieving and promoting business goals and objectives. The Director is responsible for the overall coordination, development and operation of Children's Museum Exhibits, Programming and Museum Experiences. Graduate degree in related field preferred. Bachelor's degree and minimum of 5 years supervisory/management experience required. Experience in not for profit arts organization preferred.
Food City Program Coordinator
Seasonal, hourly position May - August 31, 2015. Two Program Coordinators are the primary leaders, role models and managers of the 6-week long Food City Fellows Northside teen gardening program from July 6 - August 14. Coordinators are responsible for the planning, facilitation and oversight of the program. Coordinators run team building, leadership, and job-readiness trainings along with workshops on social justice, the local and global food system, and healthy lifestyle habits. Additional responsibilities include planting, maintenance, harvesting, and neighborhood engagement of Food City Community Garden, as well as organizing field trips to places focused on local food, and scheduling guest speakers with local experts in the field of sustainable agriculture and healthy lifestyles. Requires extensive gardening experience, knowledge and aptitude; in-depth understanding of the food system; experience working with underresourced teenagers; comfortable leading and coordinating large group activities.
Part-time, primarily responsible for facilitating experiences with visitors in the MAKESHOP exhibit. MAKESHOP Educators facilitate, make, play, create, discover, learn and grow with visitors. Educators work with Teaching Artists to create a rich experience for visitors and to make the Museum a welcoming and accessible place. At least moderate personal or working experience with children required.
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.
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.
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.
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.