Long Island Children’s Museum (LICM) is a not-for-profit learning laboratory that inspires children and adults through interdisciplinary, hands-on, playful experiences. The mission of the Museum is to connect all our communities’ children, and those who care for them, to one another and to a life of wonder, imagination and exploration. Here, children discover their passions and their relationship to the world we share.
Long Island Children’s Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Director of Exhibits
This senior Museum position is responsible for all aspects of museum exhibition production including the design, construction, installation, maintenance and acquisition of all temporary, traveling and permanent exhibits. Responsible for assembling, facilitating, and participating with a team to envision and plan new exhibits. Will participate in establishing overall museum strategy, policies and programs. Must be able to work effectively with employees at all levels within the organization and individuals, including Board members, outside the organization. The ideal candidate will have excellent “people” skills, be creative and innovative, self-motivated, organized and able to work independently while still being a team player.
Major position responsibilities include:
- Conceptualize and develop exhibits as part of a team.
- Manage prototyping and fabrication of exhibits and exhibit upgrades.
- Responsible for the hiring of exhibit developers, artists and consultants, as needed.
- Plan and manage the budget for all phases of exhibits.
- Manage maintenance of all existing exhibitions
- Write exhibit proposals and descriptions.
- Participate in creating activities to expand use of exhibits.
- Develop supplemental background materials for exhibits.
- Provide leadership, direction and training for all Exhibit Department staff.
- Create and manage the budget for the Exhibits Department.
- Work with the Education Department to ensure the educational quality and content of new exhibitions and exhibit components. Collaborate with the Education Department to be responsive to programming needs.
- Work with the Development and Marketing Department to participate in identifying and planning for funding opportunities new exhibits including the creation of background materials and preliminary designs.
The minimum requirements for this position are as follows:
- Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) in Design or related field; plus at least 3 – 5 years interactive exhibit design/development experience and management experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Extensive knowledge of exhibit design and development.
- Excellent speaking, writing, interpersonal and presentation skills.
- Ability to work with construction tools and machinery.
LICM seeks an experienced Exhibit Technician who enjoys working with other employees to constantly keep the museum’s exhibits in tiptop shape.
Exhibit Technician responsibilities and duties include:
• Repair and upgrade exhibit components.
• Fabricate exhibit components, back-up components, and prototypes.
• Work independently, and as part of a team.
• Keep woodshop, tools and supplies in good condition and organized
• Purchase the necessary supplies, and keeps records of purchases
• Assure exhibits are properly stocked and in working order on an ongoing basis.
The ideal candidate will have:
• 3+ years’ repair experience
• Extensive knowledge of hand and power tools, hardware and repair methods.
• Museum experience a plus
Educator (Part Time)
This position will interact with children, parents and adult caregivers on a daily basis in a vibrant and inspiring environment.
The ideal candidate will have excellent “people,” communications and customer service skills. Candidate must be able to work independently while still being a team player. Part-time educators work directly on the museum floor welcoming, instructing and keeping visitors safe. Educators are also responsible for keeping museum exhibit areas clean. Educators must be able to lead children’s tour groups during the school year. College enrolment and previous experience with children a plus. No relocation expenses provided. Compensation: $14 per hour/ $15 per hour in January.
Work schedule: Weekdays - 9:30 a.m. – 3:10 p.m. and/or weekends 9:30 to 5:15 - Additional days/hours are possible. The Long Island Children’s Museum requires all of its employees to be fully vaccinated at time of hire.
Children’s Educational Birthday Party Host (Part Time/ Evenings and Weekends)
This position will interact with children, parents and adult caregivers by facilitating fun and educational children’s birthday parties.
The Birthday Party “Host” is responsible for:
• Greeting birthday families and their guests
• Implementing party activities and demonstrations
• Encouraging children to participate
• Serving party food and cake
• Party set-up and clean-up.
The ideal candidate will have excellent “people,” communication and customer service skills, be highly active with guests, keep pace with party activities and exude the perfect balance of professionalism and fun.
Work schedule: Weekends and/or nights. Parties are held Wednesdays through Fridays, from 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. and Weekends from 10 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Individual parties are usually 1.5 hours with half hour of set-up and half hour of clean-up. Parties are scheduled on a per diem basis, according to staff party expertise and availability, as well as party bookings.
The Long Island Children’s Museum requires all of its employees to be fully vaccinated at time of hire. The Long Island Children’s Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).
Employment at LICM provides an exciting and fulfilling opportunity to be involved in an institution that has become locally and nationally recognized in the field of Children’s Museums. LICM has strong ties to the community and seeks to expand its capacity through increasing support and partnerships with the goal of continued dedication to support all children and families on Long Island. LICM’s Board of Trustees is comprised of influential individuals who are dedicated to the success and growth of the Museum and its important mission, vision and strategic plan.
Application Process for All Positions:
Please send your resume and cover letter indicating the position of interest to: Human Resources Department, Long Island Children’s Museum, 11 Davis Avenue, Garden City, NY 11530; (516) 302-8188 (fax); or via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls or walk-ins, please The Long Island Children’s Museum requires all of its employees to be fully vaccinated at time of hire.
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