Employment

Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine is an equal opportunity employer.
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Job Openings


Title: Front Desk Assistant
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Position Summary: The front desk assistant’s primary responsibility is ensuring a high-quality visitor experience. The front desk staff assists Museum & Theatre guests in a lively, play-based environment.

Responsibilities:
  • Represent Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine to all visitors
  • Respond to visitor questions and provide appropriate information about the Museum & Theatre and the surrounding area
  • Perform cash and credit transactions for admissions, memberships, event ticketing, etc.
  • Open and close register and front desk
  • Promote and take reservations for performances and workshops
  • Answer the main phone line
  • Maintain cleanliness of lobby and Front Desk areas including management of Lost & Found
  • Promote, sell and process memberships to families and organizations
  • Staff after-hours events as needed
  • Perform other duties as identified by supervisor
  • Participate in annual self-evaluation and review
Position Requirements:
  • Incredible customer service skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent telephone skills
  • Ability to work as a team player
  • Discretion and sound judgment
  • Reliability
  • Professionalism
  • Ability to remain focused in a multi-tasking environment
  • Patience
  • Self-motivation
  • Enjoy working with children and families
  • Exemplary verbal and written communication skills
  • Superlative organizational skills and attention to detail
Schedule: Sunday – Thursday 9:30am-5:30pm

To Apply:

Submit cover letter, resume, and Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine employment application via mail or email to:
Lucia Stancioff, Deputy Director
Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine
142 Free Street
PO Box 4041
Portland, Maine 04101
hiring@kitetails.org


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

Responsibilities:
  • 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
Skills:
  • 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
Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine
142 Free Street
PO Box 4041
Portland, Maine 04101
hiring@kitetails.org

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.



Volunteers


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

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.



Internships


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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