Employment

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


Title: Visitor Services Assistant – Part Time
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Position Summary: The Visitor Services Assistant is responsible for care of the facility to provide a clean, safe and orderly environment for our visitors in a lively, play-based environment. The job consists of two main components:
  • Visitor services: Creating a positive and welcoming environment for visitors, special events and party guests
  • Care & Maintenance: maintaining quality and safety within the current exhibits and facility
Responsibilities:
  • Represent Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine to all visitors
  • Greet and welcome visitors
  • Respond to visitor questions and provide appropriate information about the Museum & Theatre and the surrounding area
  • Cover Front Desk: process transactions for admissions and events, promote events and membership, and answer phone lines
  • Feed and care for live animals
  • Daily cleaning including facility checks and incident clean up
  • Staff after-hours events as needed
  • Snow removal (includes shoveling) as needed
  • Set up and turn exhibits on and off at opening and closing
  • Adhere to daily cleaning schedule for exhibits and facility
  • Clean and organize storage, design shop, and work areas as needed
  • Perform other duties identified by supervisor
  • Participate in annual self-evaluation & review
Qualifications:
  • Time management skills and ability to multi-task required
  • Solution-oriented attitude
  • Ability to lift up to 40 pounds
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent visitor service skills
  • Ability to use discretion and good judgement while working safely around children
  • Experience in children’s museums field a plus
  • Direct experience with children 1-10 a plus
  • Pleasant personality, flexible, resourceful, good interpersonal skills, organization and communication skills, and ability to work as a team player
To Apply:

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

Title: Substitute Educator
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Position Summary: Substitute Educators deliver public programs at the Children’s Museum & Theatre focusing on science, arts, and culture to children ages 0-10 and their caregivers. Substitute 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: Director of Theatre and 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
  • Work in an unsupervised setting with kids and their families
  • Interact in a mature, friendly and positive way with children, families and Museum & Theatre staff
Qualifications:
  • Comfort speaking and engaging with large groups of people of various ages
  • Experience working with young children
  • Passion for teaching and learning
  • Customer service skills
  • Flexibility and ability to fill in weekends, school vacations and summer break
To Apply:

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


Title: Part Time Theatre Assistant
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Position Summary: Reporting to the Theatre & Education Director, the Part Time Theatre Assistant’s primary responsibilities are supervising young actors during the production run of the main stage plays, and maintaining a safe and welcoming theatre for visitors and audience.

Reports to: Director of Theatre and Education

Hours: Generally 8-16 hours per week, during production weeks of main stage shows, 10 to 15 weeks per year.

Responsibilities:
  • Supervise young actors at all times
  • Ensure performances begin on time and according to schedule
  • Facilitate theatre games and supervise actors between shows as they eat their lunch
  • Run technical elements of show as needed
  • Maintain “front of house table” with programs (60 per show) and other supplies
  • Create a positive and welcoming environment for visitors and audience members
  • Answer questions about programming and way-finding at the museum & theatre
  • Other duties identified by supervisor
Qualifications:
  • Ability to work independently
  • Polite and professional attitude
  • Flexible and helpful manner
  • Ability to seek and accept supervision and guidance
  • Enjoys working with children of all ages and their adult caregivers
  • Problem-solving and multi-tasking skills
  • College degree in field related to theatre or theatre in education preferred
To Apply:

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




Request for Proposals


Costume Design: James and the Giant Peach
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Interested in being a part of our next main stage production? We're looking for a Costume Designer for James and the Giant Peach. View or download the RFP above for details.

Music Design & Live Accompaniment: James and the Giant Peach
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Interested in being a part of our next main stage production? We're looking for a Sound and Music Designer for James and the Giant Peach. View or download the RFP above for details.



Other Opportunities


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