Early Childhood Programs Manager (Bilingual English/Spanish Required)
Denver, CO Education Department
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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 an Early Childhood Programs Manager to lead programming and engagement initiatives for children newborn through age three and their families. The Early Childhood Programs Manager oversees the programming, facilitation and operations of two exhibit spaces within the Museum, the Book Nook, a literacy space, and Bloom, our new Early Childhood space. This Manager will work closely with the School Programs and Public Programs team to create and inspire opportunities that align with the Museum’s goals, mission, values and expectations of standards.                

Schedule: Full time, 40 hours, Sunday - Thursday
Rate: $50,900 - $52,800/year

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.

· Develop, lead and implement an early childhood (newborn – age 3) curriculum including programming and facilitation experiences throughout the Museum exhibits, specifically in the Book Nook and Bloom, including but not limited to workshops, daily programs and community events. 

· Manage and oversee training on play based learning grounded in early childhood education pedagogy with floor staff facilitating in the Book Nook and Bloom exhibit spaces.

· Manage and oversee training and facilitation of Story Time programming in the Book Nook. 

· Collaborate with the Exhibits department and other Education staff to oversee selection, purchasing and maintenance of materials relevant to Early Childhood throughout all exhibit spaces. 

· Collaborate with Public Program, School Program and Floor Staff teams to plan, facilitate and serve as content expert for Early Childhood Programming throughout the Museum. 

· Manage the daily operations, expense budget and revenue goals of the Book Nook and Bloom exhibits.

· Collect and track data related to programming attendance and evaluation commitments for grant reporting and sponsored programs. 

· Work with the Development and Marketing departments to establish diverse community-driven partnerships and outreach opportunities geared towards our early childhood audience. 

· Develop and implement engagement strategies and resources with parents and caregivers. 

· Facilitate and create virtual and online programming content as needed. 

· Manage the Museum’s WePlay and Nosotros Jugamos programming in collaboration with the School Programs team. 

· Serve as a member of Education Leadership Team with Director of Education and Education Department Managers. 

· Train as Manager on Duty (MOD) and assume MOD responsibilities as needed. 



· Documented professional training or education in early child development, early childhood education, early literacy, community programming, or other relevant content area.

· Fluent English and Spanish proficiency required, including strong writing, reading, comprehension and conversation skills 

· At least 2 years of experience working with young children and families from a variety of backgrounds in either a formal or informal setting. 

· Experience working in customer service or guest experience is preferred. 

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.

Salary Description
$50,900 - $52,800/year