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Title: Junior Educator
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Junior Educators deliver public programs at the Children’s Museum & Theatre focusing on science, arts, and culture to children ages 0-10 and their caregivers. Junior Educators will also fulfil basic customer service duties including (but not limited to) answering visitor questions, engaging in spontaneous play with families, and maintaining clean exhibit spaces.

Reports to: Community Engagement Coordinator

Terms: Part-time hourly wage

  • Learn multiple educational public programs and deliver to Museum & Theatre visitor families
  • Provide basic customer service with a positive attitude
  • Behind-the-scenes help with project preparation
  • Work in an unsupervised setting with kids and their families
  • Comfortable speaking and engaging with large groups of people of various ages
  • Interact in a mature, friendly, and positive way with children, families, and Museum & Theatre staff
Position Requirements:
  • Experience working with young children
  • Passion for teaching and learning
  • Customer service skills
  • The ability to work on weekends, school vacations, and summer break
To Apply:

Submit a (1) completed application and (2) a one-page cover letter that includes your contact information and an answer to the question “What do you love best about working with children?” via mail, email, or in person to:
Brittany Liscord, Community Engagement Coordinator & Educator
Deputy Director
Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine
142 Free Street
PO Box 4041
Portland, Maine 04101

The Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine is an Equal Opportunity Employer providing equal opportunity at all times without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.


Interested in volunteering at the Museum & Theatre? We have you covered! See below for our current needs.

Halloween Volunteer
Come help the Museum & Theatre of Maine get ready for some spooky, silly, and slimy Halloween activities! Volunteers will help create the magic with Halloween decorating and slime perpetrations. We are looking for volunteers to help between 9:30 and 11:30 on Saturday, October 29 and Sunday, October 28.

Play Volunteer
Do you enjoy spending time with children? Are you looking for an important and meaningful way to give back to the Portland community while doing something you love? Volunteer at the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine! Play and explore with children while leading activities such as playdough, face painting and Tide Pool Touch Tank. The Museum & Theatre is currently seeking volunteers who are available two hours a week for fall season. No prior experience necessary as volunteers receive thorough program training from Museum & Theatre educators. Come be part of this vibrant community that serves over 110,000 visitors annually and share your unique talents.

Contact Community Cngagement Coordinator & Educator, Brittany Liscord at brittanyl@kitetails.org or (207) 828-1234 ext 241 with any questions.


Interested in interning at the Museum & Theatre? Contact Community Engagement Coordinator & Educator, Brittany Liscord at brittanyl@kitetails.org or (207) 828-1234 ext 241.

Other Opportunities

Local Artists: Artist Spotlight Program
We’ve highlighted artists from Michelangelo to Maya Lin and Gustav Klimt to Kiki Smith during our programming - and we’re looking for local artists to share their work and artistic process with our young visitors! Participating artists will work with an educator to design an Artist Spotlight program, so no teaching experience is required.

For more information, contact Lily O’Brien at lily@kitetails.org or (207) 828-1234 ext. 227.

Application Forms

Click the links below to download an application:
Junior Volunteer Application

Adult Volunteer Application

General Employment Application

Applications are also available at the Front Desk.

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