Our philosophy starts with the simple belief that kids are capable of incredible things. Our job is to nurture that ability; our goal is to support kids' healthy development. Play is how kids learn--here, it is in both a STEM-rich environment and inviting outdoor experience.
Jobs & Volunteer Opportunities
Discovery Museum offers a creative, fun, and flexible work environment. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
All positions require an interview with a supervisor, a satisfactory CORI check, and proof of full COVID-19 vaccination.
Current Job Openings
Assistant Manager of Visitor Services
Work in the fun and educational environment of the Discovery Museum! The Assistant Manager of Visitor Services is a primary contact for Museum visitors and is responsible for ensuring a positive visitor experience while also maintaining safe and welcoming spaces.
We are seeking a reliable, proactive, and outgoing individual with excellent customer service skills and experience supervising staff. Interest in education and museums a plus. A successful CORI check and proof of full COVID-19 vaccination will be required at time of offer.
Responsibilities include: Supervising Explorer and Admissions staff, opening and closing the Museum, interacting with visitors, operating the point-of-sale system for daily admissions and the Museum store, handling on-site emergencies, and managing evening rentals. Must be able to uphold Discovery Museum's COVID-19 safety policies and procedures.
Schedule and pay: This position has a flexible schedule of 8-25 hours per week Friday - Sunday and occasional evenings. Pay is $15.00 per hour.
To apply: Please email application, resume and cover letter to Nina Sabettini, No phone calls, please.
We are looking for friendly Admission staff members who operate as reliable, proactive, and outgoing individuals who represent the museum. Duties include greeting visitors, cash handling for admissions and gift shop sales, answering the phone and general inquiries, and light clerical duties.
Hourly Pay: $14.50/hour
Qualifications: A strong candidate will have exceptional interpersonal and communications skills, a pleasant personality, strong reliability, and the ability to work well under pressure when the museums become a quick paced environment. Basic computer skills required, cash handling experience is an advantage. Weekday hours required (hours of operation) in addition to occasional evenings and weekends. High school diploma required; Bachelors degree preferred.
Finance and HR Specialist
The Finance and HR Specialist will provide support to the Director of Finance and Admin in all operations relating to business and programmatic services supporting the Discovery Museum. Overall responsibilities include assisting in HR payroll processing and on-going HR support along with maintaining integrity of financial records in QuickBooks.
Responsibilities include: Maintain employee records and process the bi-weekly staff payroll using the Harper’s Payroll System; prepare weekly vendor disbursements, using QuickBooks, ensuring appropriate authorization and expense classification is in place prior to payments; prepare, reconcile and record all revenues including bank deposits and cash management assistance; and more. Please view the job description for a complete list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Schedule: This is a part-time position, 15-20 hours per week.
To apply: Interested candidates may send a cover letter and resume to Ann Marie Strong; applicants may include salary history and requirements. No phone calls, please.
Make someone’s visit memorable and fun! Explorers engage visitors and students with our hands-on exhibits and dynamic programs and help to maintain a friendly, safe, and clean exhibit floor and outdoor playscape. We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who have excellent communication skills, exceptional customer service skills, and the ability to work with young children and adults in a fun, fast-paced environment.
Responsibilities include: Help to open and close Museum galleries; make all visitors feel welcome and that they belong; provide fun and educational engagement opportunities to visitors of a variety of ages and learning styles. Please view the full job description for responsibilities and qualifications.
Schedule and pay: We are looking for applicants with weekday and/or weekend availability, 10-26 hours per week, both this summer and during the school year. Pay rate is $13.50 per hour.
Traveling Science Support Volunteers
Help the Traveling Science Workshop program prepare materials for children to use in our workshops! Hands-on learning is at the heart of each workshop we share, and a lot of time goes into the preparation of materials. Volunteer and learn about some of these fun projects while you cut, fold, sort, and count. We encourage friends to volunteer together. We offer a flexible schedule that includes 2 to 3 hours/week for four or more weeks throughout the summer. If interested, please email Jill Foster to learn more.
Discovery Museum Teen Volunteer Program is for students ages 14 through 17 who are looking for experience working with children, opportunities to complete community service requirements, and the chance to learn and build new skills! Students apply to volunteer for a four-month-long cycle, which provides an opportunity to train at the museum and become comfortable working in a fun, fast-paced environment. Upon completion of the cycle, volunteers will meet with a volunteer supervisor to give and gain feedback; we hope that volunteers decide to continue volunteering at the museum after completion of a cycle.
The aim of our Teen Volunteer Program is to provide valuable work experience and an opportunity to give back to the local community. We look for volunteers who show initiative and enthusiasm for learning new things! In addition to gaining the necessary tools to work with the public, our program helps teen volunteers learn skills such as going through an application and interview process, managing their own schedules, communicating directly with supervisors, and working independently. If you are a teen interested in joining our program, please fill out an application and contact us!
Please note that we require teens themselves apply to the program; applications or inquiries from parents will not be accepted.
Teen Volunteer Cycles: Dates and Deadlines
Fall Cycle: October 1st through December 31st; completed applications due September 1st
Spring Cycle: January 15th through April 30th; completed applications due December 15th
Summer Cycle: May 1st through August 31st; completed applications due April 1st