Louisiana Children's Museum

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Volunteer Manager

This position is a key administration position, working closely with the COO to staff the museum’s many needs for mission-delivery and behind the scenes operations with trustworthy volunteers.  The volunteer cycle is a continuous one and consists of the primary functions of identifying museum needs, recruiting talented applicants, engaging and “hiring” qualified volunteers, training volunteers for work to be accomplished, scheduling and supporting their work at the museum, recognizing and thanking them for service, and evaluating to determine ways to improve operations. The new museum will have a variety of opportunities for volunteers to assist in mission delivery, and it is essential for LCM to build a strong Volunteer Program to maximize this opportunity.

To apply, please provide a resume and cover letter to Lauren Clay.  In your cover letter, please address the “Requirements and Qualifications” section of the job description and outline how your skill set aligns with our requirements.  If a cover letter is not submitted with your resume, your application will not be considered.  For a full job description, please click here.  Thank you for your interest in the Louisiana Children’s Museum.  

 

Communications and Digital Media Manager

The Communications and Digital Media Manager is responsible for planning and implementing strategic marketing, communications and digital media initiatives to drive awareness and ultimately attendance and revenue according to the Museum’s strategic plan. This position performs duties related to brand management, social media, advertising, and effective communication to target audiences through the LCM website, electronic communications, printed materials, etc.

To apply, please provide a resume and cover letter to Erin Reynaud.  In your cover letter, please address the “Requirements and Qualifications” section of the job description and outline how your skill set aligns with our requirements.  If a cover letter is not submitted with your resume, your application will not be considered.  For a full job description, please click here.  Thank you for your interest in the Louisiana Children’s Museum.  


Seasonal Job Opportunities (April-July 2019):

 

LCM Summer Word Play Program Assistants (part-time; seasonal)

Summer Word Play Program Assistants will work with New Orleans Recreation District Commission (NORDC) summer camp youth (ages 4-7) to develop language and literacy skills that are typically lost each summer. Through developmentally appropriate, fun and interactive experiences – such as dramatic play, puppetry, daily journaling and word play – each student will be able to strengthen their language skills that are typically lost over the summer time period.

LCM Summer Word Play staff will travel to six (6) different NORD camp sites, twice a week to deliver a 90 minute program under the leadership and guidance of lead teacher Gertrude Ivory, LCM Literacy Specialist and Word Play Lead Instructor.   Applicants must be available for delivery of the program on the days and at all six site locations as noted in the full job description, click here.

To apply, e-mail a cover letter and resume to Amy Kirk, Director of Education.  No phone calls please. Deadline to apply is Friday, April 26th.

 

 

Front Desk & Museum Store Cashier (part-time; seasonal)

The Louisiana Children’s Museum is seeking a Front Desk and Museum Store Cashier who is responsible for shaping the visitor’s experience from their first step into the museum. They will be responsible for Front Desk & Museum Store interactions: greeting visitors, answering questions about Museum membership, birthdays, and admission, and processing all transactions (cash, credit cards, checks); opening and closing the registers, balancing bank deposits, preparing change orders and daily register sales reports for the Business Manager. Duties also include restocking, merchandizing, processing inventory, and light cleaning in the Museum Store.

This is a part-time, hourly position; approx. 25hrs a week. The Cashier serves as an ambassador for LCM, so it is a requirement that candidates have excellent customer service skills, with a minimum 1 year experience working in sales or customer service. They must have experience in cash handling and credit card transactions, with a knowledge of Point of Sales systems (knowledge of Razor’s Edge a plus). This person must be able to multitask in a fast-paced environment and possess high standards, a positive attitude, be detail oriented, and work well both with others and independently.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Cassie Janowski, Museum Experience Manager. No phone calls please. Deadline to apply is Friday, April 19th. 

 



As the Louisiana Children’s Museum anticipates our relocation to New Orleans City Park (late summer 2019), we are preparing for several new positions to be created and filled in the months ahead. Advance notice of key positions is listed below:

 

Facility and Grounds Manager, reports to COO

Full-time position charged with efficient, safe and effective operation of a state-of-the-art building.  This position will be responsible for all mechanical, electrical, and other operating systems of a LEED silver building. Grounds care includes maintaining a clean and safe 8.5-acre site situated on a lagoon in City Park with landscape following Sustainable SITES guidelines. Exhibit maintenance includes care and repair and healthy maintenance of all museum components and museum interactive exhibits.

For more information, please contact Lauren Clay.

 

Sustainable Gardener, reports to COO

Full-time position charged with care of outdoor gardens and interactive learning environments including: edible garden, toddler landscape, wetlands, music garden, pelican perch, labyrinth, restored shoreline and the event lawn. Experience interacting the public and working with volunteers is required. Familiarity with Sustainable SITES requirements is a plus.

For more information, please contact Lauren Clay.

 

Event and Sales Manager, reports to COO

Full-time position to manage all rentals of facility and grounds. Responsibilities include facility sales, client interaction, working with our preferred catering vendor, scheduling museum event staff and outside services, and working all events. Irregular hours required.

For more information, please contact Lauren Clay.

 

Exhibit Gallery Managers, to be hired June 2019

The museum will hire Gallery Managers to oversee interactive learning environments and create experiences to maximize the many resources created in each gallery.  Each Gallery Manager position is listed below in an expanded description.  Experience working with young children required and a knowledge of Reggio Emilia approach is preferred.

For more information, please contact Lauren Clay.

  • Follow that Food Gallery Manager, to be hired June 2019 — Must have knowledge about growing and sourcing local foods, nutrition, menu preparation, and early literacy. Knowledge of Early Childhood Development and experience working with young children required.
  • Dig into Nature Gallery Manager, to be hired June 2019 — Must have knowledge of environmental education; specifically, around Louisiana’s ecosystems and habitats, the plants, animals and natural resources that are in abundance in our region. Knowledge of Early Childhood Development and experience working with young children required.
  • Move with the River Gallery Manager, to be hired June 2019 — Must have knowledge of environmental education, specifically water management. Knowledge of Early Childhood Development and experience working with young children required.
  • Make Your Mark Gallery Manager, to be hired June 2019 — Must have knowledge of New Orleans’ distinct culture and heritage, specifically architecture, music, design, art and more.  Knowledge of Early Childhood Development and experience working with young children required.
  • Make Your Mark Studio Manager, to be hired June 2019 — This position oversees the museum’s new Studio in the Park. It will include art education with making with the Reggio Emilia approach to learning. Knowledge of art history, making and innovative open-ended experiences required. Knowledge of Early Childhood Development and experience working with young children required.  For more information, please contact Julia Bland.

 


We look for the following leadership qualities in all of our staff: courage, humility, a life-long love of learning, a yearning to excel and help others excel, a deep moral code, excitement about the world, a sense of humor, the ability to illustrate your visions, and a genuine interest in people.     **Whistleblower policy**


For Internships and Volunteer opportunities, please visit our Volunteering and Internships page.

  

 

 

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