Come Play with Us! Acclaimed Children’s Museum seeks partners in play.
We are a not-for-profit learning laboratory that inspires children and adults through interdisciplinary, hands-on, fun experiences, located in Garden City, New York.
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, please.
The Long Island Children’s Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Early Childhood Program Director
The Early Childhood Program Director implements the vision for, and oversees, all aspects of Long Island Children’s Museum’s Early Childhood Program for children ages 0-5. This includes national initiatives and pilot programs, program development and teaching, exhibition support, teacher training, parent/caregiver programming and presenting at conferences. The Early Childhood Program Director is also responsible for implementing Together to Kindergarten, the Museum’s nationally-recognized Kindergarten readiness program for families who have immigrated to the U.S.
- Advocate for children ages 0-5 years and their parents/caregivers in museum programs, exhibits and other offerings.
- Manage all aspects of the summer Together to Kindergarten- Kindergarten readiness program including teaching, curriculum development, facilitating parenting workshops, staffing, program logistics, staff training and budgeting. Work with local and national museum and early childhood groups to share, present and disseminate program information.
- Write program descriptions, lesson plans and other materials for staff training, professional development seminars and for the general public
- Present at early childhood conferences and seminars and seek out new professional development opportunities
- Work with Fundraising Department – providing information for grants and reports and attending meetings with funders to advocate for early childhood programming and Together to Kindergarten.
- Work with Marketing and Communications Department to promote early childhood programs – providing information, talking to reporters and speaking on camera.
- Create and maintain meaningful partnerships with other early childhood organizations.
- Ensure appropriate exhibition content, maintenance and ongoing staff training in the Tot Spot early childhood gallery and classroom studio
- Work with the exhibitions department on all current, incoming and redeveloped exhibits to insure that the needs of the early childhood community are addressed.
- Coordinate parent education programs, including identifying and working with mommy groups and other organizations that support parents with young children.
- Train and supervise staff in early childhood school and camp visit programming.
- Bachelors degree or higher in Education, Early Childhood Education or Child Development. Master’s degree preferred; plus 5-10 years experience working with young children and their caregivers. Experience in parent and teacher education. 2-4 years supervisory experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience with program management highly desirable.
- Spanish language written and conversational fluency a must.
Normal working hours are M-F 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Some weekend and evening hours required.
Lead school groups through the Museum’s play-based exhibits that introduce complex ideas in a fun and engaging way. Interact with children, parents and teachers on a daily basis in a vibrant and inspiring environment.
Work schedule is 9:30 a.m. – 5:10 p.m., 2-3 days per week. Additional responsibilities will include teaching outreach programs and making community connections. Work schedule for Outreaches varies and is on an as-needed basis (with lead time for scheduling). Additional days/hours are possible.
Seeking candidate with:
- Excellent “people,” communications and presentation skills
- Organizational skills
- Ability to work independently while still being a team player.
- Bachelor's degree, plus previous teaching experience a plus.
- Own personal means of transportation
Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds.
Occasional nights and weekends required. No relocation expenses provided. Compensation: $10 - $12 per hour.