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.

Current Openings:

Senior Exhibit Developer

The Senior Exhibit and Program Developer researches, develops and evaluates topics for exhibits, interactive components, and educational programming.

Job responsibilities:
•    Research and develop topics, learning strategies and curricula for exhibits and educational programs, as part of a team.
•    Support grant writers with research
•    Conduct front-end, formative and summative evaluations of exhibits and its components.
•    Interface with the visitor to gauge their interest and engagement with the museum experience.

Skills and Qualifications:
•    3-5 years experience in exhibit development and education; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
•    Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) in Museum Studies or related field from a four-year college or university or equivalent work experience.
•    Must have extensive knowledge of evaluation methods.  
•    Must have knowledge of pedagogy.

The Long Island Children’s Museum requires all of its employees to be fully vaccinated at time of hire. 


Development Coordinator (Part-time)

The Development Coordinator will support the Development Department with specific focus on individual, event and corporate fundraising.  

Responsibilities:
●    Support Individual donor, Corporate, and Event campaigns – acquisition, cultivation and retention - in alignment with other development efforts.
●    Input and maintain accurate donor records - individual, foundation, government, corporate, event in Altru, spreadsheets, and MobileCause databases.
●    Write and send donor acknowledgement letters in timely fashion.

●    Cupcakes & Cocktails Annual Benefit Event - Assist with all aspects of fundraising - maintain donor records, sponsorship fulfillment tracking, coordinate silent auction - item acquisition, posting, bidding and fulfillment.
●    Prepare and produce mailings - editing and updating lists for accuracy and consistency, merging documents, envelopes, and coordinating the fulfillment.
●    Track Development stats, budgets, and develop analysis plan.
●    Develop posting schedule for LICM’s LinkedIn profile to expanded communications, especially around corporate and foundation donors, board acknowledgement and recruitment.
●    Work closely with the Communications & Marketing Department to ensure connectivity related to donors and members.
●    Coordinate smaller events - invite, RSVPs, sign in, and customer-facing roles with donors.
●    Provide general administrative support to Director of Development.
●    Other duties as assigned.
 
Minimum Qualifications:
•    Two+ years’ experience at a cultural organization in marketing, communications, or development.
•    Excellent organizational and data entry skills with high attention to details and accuracy.
•    Excellent customer service skills, ability to be discreet and professional with donor requests.
•    Advance knowledge of Microsoft Office 365, Google Suite, or equivalent.
•    Able to learn new software quickly and develop and follow clear systems for entering, tracking data.
•    Collaborative, flexible, positive attitude, interest in fundraising, and commitment to LICM mission
•    Experience with Altru or other database software.

Work Schedule:  20 hours/week.  Schedule to be coordinated with Development Director between Mon-Fri/ 9am-5p.  Must be available to work occasional evenings and weekends for development-related events.  

The Long Island Children’s Museum requires all of its employees to be fully vaccinated at time of hire. 
 

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. 

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 resumes@licm.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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