At the Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus, we believe in kid-powered learning. We work hard every day to create extraordinary experiences that champion the wonder and joy of childhood. To accomplish this mission, we bring together a dynamic team of talented individuals whose passions range from exhibit design to the culinary arts, from developing engaging educational programs to offering only the best in customer service. If you like to work hard and play hard, we want to hear from you! We offer a comprehensive benefits package, competitive wages and a supportive, rewarding and FUN work environment.
The Children’s Museum has an opening for a Museum Educator. The Museum Educator delivers and facilitates enriching, play-based educational programming for school groups (primarily PreK-Grade 3) and other Museum audiences. Educators represent the Museum and ensure an outstanding guest experiences in programming out in the community and on the Museum floor. Educators contribute to the operations and creative work of the Museum and the Education Department through staff meetings, special event support and project leadership.
Hours: 40 hours per week; Monday - Friday, with occasional evening and special event shifts required
Rate: $22.44/hour (this rate includes bilingual Spanish proficiency)
Benefits: A comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental and vision coverage. Paid time-off for vacation, sick days and four holidays. 401(k) Retirement Plan with eligibility to contribute after a 3-month waiting period (must be 21 years of age). Employee Assistance Program, flexible spending account and short-term disability. Free parking, free family membership to the Museum, discount to the Museum Gift Shop and Café.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Deliver engaging and developmentally-appropriate educational programs. These programs include daily and special event programming both on-site at the Museum and off-site in the community.
- Develop appropriate, play-based content that engages students.
- Track and maintain program supplies, resources and budget for school programs.
- Drive to and from off-site activities.
- Cross-team collaboration for different projects, programs and events.
- Provide exemplary guest service as a representative of the Museum both on-site and in the community.
- Collaborate with colleagues within and outside of the Education Department on projects as assigned, promoting a spirit of teamwork and professionalism.
- Clean and reset exhibits during opening/closing times and throughout the day, as assigned.
- Provide support for Museum volunteers and/or Education department interns, as assigned.
- Engaging presentation, teaching and public-speaking skills. Theater or performance experience a plus.
- Previous experience working with teachers, schools, childcare centers and community groups is preferred.
- Fluent English and Spanish proficiency, writing, speaking and comprehension skills required.
- Experience working with neurodivergent audiences and individuals with disabilities desired.
- Fluency with computer software, including Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Office.
- Ability to load, unload and set up materials and equipment (up to 50 lbs).
- Abide by all Museum policies and procedures. Wear appropriate attire and uniform when on duty.
- Ability to qualify to drive Museum vehicles is required.
- Minimum of one year experience in early childhood education, elementary education, or child development program; formal and/or informal teaching experience preferred.
- College degree preferred. Relevant lived experience and other certifications considered.
Please note: Proof of COVID-19 vaccination status or submission of a weekly negative COVID-19 test results is required. Requests for reasonable accommodations will be considered.
The Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus is an equal opportunity employer. The Museum is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse staff committed to serving the needs of all our visitors and we encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds.