Employment

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


Title: Administrative and Finance Assistant
The Administrative & Finance Assistant is responsible for assisting the Executive Director and providing administrative support to the Deputy Director and Capital Campaign team.

Reports to: Executive Director

Hours: Full-time, 40 hours per week. Hours generally fall within Mon-Fri, 9:15am-5:15pm (some weekend and evening work may be required).

Download the full job description here

Responsibilities:
Administration
  • Provide administrative support for the Executive Director (primary) and Deputy Director
  • Enter donations and generate pledge reminders, receipts and gift acknowledgements
  • Schedule and convene meetings of the board of directors, volunteers, staff and stakeholders; take minutes and prepare notes as needed
  • Maintain departmental calendars, budgets and collateral material
  • Maintain grants database and calendar
  • Support in planning and executing special events including the annual auction
Finance
  • Process deposits (twice weekly)
  • Reconcile petty cash (monthly)
  • Process online payments to various vendors
  • Provide back-up support for the Director of Finance
Position Requirements
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment
  • Team player
  • Excellent communication (written/verbal) and relationship-building skills
  • Extremely organized and detail-oriented with the ability to multi-task, prioritize and work under tight deadlines
  • Self-motivated and shows initiative and follow-through
  • Data entry experience
  • Proficiency in all Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel and PowerPoint; experience working with file sharing platforms like Dropbox and Google Drive; experience using Blackbaud’s Altru a plus
  • Strong research skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Bachelor’s Degree required
Application Instructions:
Qualified Candidates should submit: Mail to:
Attn: Suzanne Olson, Executive Director
Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine
142 Free Street
Portland, Maine 04101
You may also drop off your application materials at the Museum & Theatre (142 Free Street) Tuesday-Sunday 10:00AM-5:00 PM, or email materials to

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.


Title: Junior Educator
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Junior Educators deliver public programs at the Children's Museum & Theatre focusing on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), arts, culture and early childhood to children ages 0-10 and their caregivers. Junior Educators also play a role behind the scenes by contributing ideas and creativity to exhibit design and provide house manager support for main stage theatre productions. Junior Educators will also fulfil basic customer service duties including answering visitor questions, engaging in spontaneous play with families and maintaining safe and clean exhibit spaces.

Reports to: Community Engagement Coordinator and the Director of Theatre & Education

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
  • Assist education staff in leading summer camp programing
  • Contribute ideas and voice to exhibit design process
  • Assist mainstage productions by performing Front of House duties and supporting young actors
  • 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
  • Flexible schedule with the availability to work on weekends, school vacations, and summer break
Application Instructions:
Qualified candidates should submit:
  • One page cover letter that includes (1) contact information and (2) an answer to the question “What do you love best about working with children?”
  • A completed employment application
To:
Brittany Liscord, Community Engagement Coordinator & Educator
Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine
142 Free Street
PO Box 4041
Portland, Maine 04101
You may drop off your application materials at the Museum & Theatre (142 Free Street) any day 10:00AM-5:00 PM, or email materials to

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.

Other Opportunities


Volunteers & Internships
Thank you for considering giving back to the community! For volunteer and internship opportunities, visit our volunteer and internship page.

Youth Play Innovators
The Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine is looking for three volunteer Play Innovators to join our exhibits team. For real. This is an after-school opportunity to learn more about art and design, and help the Museum & Theatre create exciting new exhibits that YOU would want to see. For more information, check out our Volunteering Page!

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.

Calling Artists Ages 8-17: Young Artist Spotlight
The Museum & Theatre is celebrating Youth Art Month in March 2018 and we're looking for artists ages 8-17 to share their favorite medium and talk about their art. Visitors will find out what it’s like to be an artist and try their hand at creating something special to take home.

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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