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.

 

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.

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. 
 

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

 

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