Children's Museum

10am–5pm Daily

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Youth Program Opportunities

Youth Employment

Youth Mentors

Youth mentors are eleventh or twelfth-grade students who assist in planning activities for Youth Cook, Grow and Make and serve as role models for our younger youth program participants. We are not currently hiring for this position. 

Food City Fellows
Food City Fellows are participants in a summer youth program who maintain gardens on the Northside - three onsite at the Children's Museum and one quarter-acre site in the nearby community built by Food City Fellows in Summers 2011 and 2012 - and take part in activities that develop a sense of the importance of food and how it impacts community, learn the principles of permaculture and give them the tools to lead a healthy lifestyle. Youth staff are recruited through the City's Learn and Earn Program. Learn more about the program here.

Youth Internships

Internships are available for university and college students to work with youth programs. Most internships are unpaid, but students may receive credit for participating.

Internships are also available for high school students to work with the YouthALIVE! programs in conjunction with their participating schools.


High school students help with community events, work with visitors at the Museum and participate in job readiness workshops that help them learn valuable academic, job and life skills. 

Participation in the VolunTEEN Program is highly regarded when considering applicants for paid Youth Employment through Youth Programs at the Museum. (See Youth Employment section above). Click here to view the aplication for the VolunTEEN program. The deadline to apply is April 30, 2016.

For more information about being a VolunTEEN, contact Volunteer Coordinator JuWanda Thurmond at or (412) 322-5058, ext. 238.

Learn about the Children's Museum's Youth Programs here.