Come Play with Us!  Acclaimed Children’s Museum seeks partners in play.

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:

Director of Development

The Museum is entering an exciting phase of its growth, with a planned capital campaign and expansion. LICM is currently searching for a Director of Development to be part of a senior, visionary team.

This position is responsible for planning, directing and overall execution of all Museum fundraising efforts with the goal of maintaining and building financial resources and sustainability. These fundraising efforts include:  donor cultivation and stewardship; developing a fundraising plan, while looking forward to a capital campaign; planning, orchestrating and supporting the LICM Board and President/Executive Director in their fundraising activities; and supervision of department staff who assist in carrying out LICM fundraising activities.   Annual fundraising activities include individual, corporate and foundation giving, an annual gala (Cupcakes & Cocktails), fundraising appeals and grant writing and reporting.  

The ideal candidate is an energetic, innovative, passionate visionary, who inspires and leads by example; is self-motivated, organized and works independently, while also being a team player.  Qualifications include several years of fundraising experience in increasingly more senior positions; a demonstrated ability to successfully solicit individual and corporate donors; a track record of meeting fundraising goals; knowledge and experience working with and raising funds from foundations; experience securing major gifts and knowledge of fundraising software. Experience with planned giving, endowment fundraising and capital campaigns is ideal. 

Compensation based on experience, please include requirements in cover letter.

Director of Finance 

As the Museum enters an exciting growth phase, with a planned capital campaign and expansion, it is searching for a Director of Finance to join its team.

The Director of Finance is a senior museum position responsible for hands-on general accounting and internal and external financial reporting and analysis.  Responsibilities also include tax and cash management, development of internal controls, financial policies and procedures and overseeing all insurance policies, all while controlling costs and improving processes. The Director of Finance must be able to work well with employees at all levels within the Museum, Board members, including the Board Finance Committee and the Board Treasurer and individuals outside of the organization. 

Major responsibilities include:

  • Oversee all accounts, ledgers and reporting systems ensuring compliance with appropriate GAAP standards and regulatory requirements for an Organization with an operating budget of approximately $5 million.
  • With the Museum President, monitor, manage and forecast the Museum’s cash position.
  • Develop, analyze and interpret statistical and accounting information in order to appraise operating results in terms of performance against budget and other matters bearing on the fiscal soundness and operating effectiveness of the Museum.
  • Lead the budget process, work with departmental Directors to develop annual operating budgets for each cost center (approximately 40 cost centers) and coordinate with the President to bring the Museum-wide budget into balance.
  • Preparation of the Museum’s annual audit and tax filings (Form 990 and Char500).  Interfaces with auditors during audit and throughout the year.
  • With President evaluates and recommends insurance coverage for protection against property losses and potential liabilities. Manages all insurance coverage on an ongoing basis, dealing with brokers and carriers as necessary.
  • Present financial performance to the Board of Trustees and Board Committees on routine basis.


  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) in Accounting or a related field from a four-year college or university plus 3 - 5 years of accounting/controller experience with a not-for-profit institution; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Not-for-profit experience, either in the Private or Public Sector, is required.
  • Must be self-motivated, organized and able to work independently while still being a team player.  
  • Must possess excellent “people” skills and the ability to work     effectively with employees at all levels within the organization and individuals, including Board members, outside the organization.  
  • Microsoft Office expertise with advanced knowledge of Excel required.
  • Experience with Fund EZ a plus
  • Excellent speaking, writing, interpersonal and presentation skills.
  • CPA is preferred.

Compensation based on experience, please include requirements in cover letter.

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. Compensation: $14.50 to $19 per hour (depending on party level/theme)

Work schedule:  Weekends and/or Weekday nights. Parties are held Wednesdays through Fridays, from 4:30 - 7:30 pm and Weekends from 10 am – 3 pm. 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. 


(Part Time/ Weekends)

This position serves as a vital “first impression” to enhance the visitors experience at Long Island Children’s Museum. The successful candidate must be positive, motivated and upbeat. Cashiers are responsible for welcoming visitors to the Museum, explaining program and procedures for the sale of tickets and proficient using our box office ticketing system. Excellent “people” and communication skills, experience handling cash (including opening and closing registers) and computer literacy are required.
Compensation: $12 per hour.

Work Schedule: PT position, two weekdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 9:30 a.m.– 3:30 p.m. Additional per diem days available or some evenings, as needed.  

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 No phone calls, please.


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