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

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.

 

Job Openings

 
 

Speaking Class Educator - Part Time

Reporting to Lily O’Brien, Project Manager for Informal ESOL work at the Museum & Theatre, the Speaking Class Educator is responsible for creating, implementing, and evaluating curriculum for weekly English Speaking Class classes at the Museum & Theatre for parents and caregivers.

Class Description: Speaking Class for New Mainers

Practice English speaking skills, meet new friends, and bring your children to play in the Museum & Theatre exhibits. Parents and caregivers will practice basic conversation skills and learn vocabulary in a low-key, inclusive conversation circle. Children will explore exhibits and take part in guided-play with Museum & Theatre educators. FREE to participate.

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure all participants feel welcome.

  • Teach English speaking class for parents and caregivers with an emphasis on listening and speaking and include a variety of English levels within the class.

  • Use informal teaching techniques, including using the Museum & Theatre’s exhibits for inspiration, to create a unique and engaging experience for participants.

  • Collaborate with the Project Manager to include the children of participants at the beginning and end of each class.

  • Assist with project assessment.

  • Participate in self-evaluation and reviews.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Minimum two years of experience working with ESOL students

  • Passion for teaching and learning

  • Previous experience writing and implementing lesson and/or program plans

  • Ability to work independently and as a team player

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Open-minded, flexible and positive attitude is essential

  • The ability to work on Saturdays

Schedule: 2 hours per week, generally 10-12 Saturdays, plus up to 2 hours per month of preparation time  

Apply Today

Applications should include the following materials:

  • Cover Letter

  • Resume

  • Completed Museum & Theatre General Application Form

Email materials to: Lily O’Brien · (207) 828-1234 ext. 227

Mail materials to: Lily O’Brien, Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine, 142 Free Street, Portland, Maine 04101

Position requires a criminal background check.                                 

 

Volunteer Opportunities

 

Volunteers & Internships
Thank you for considering giving back to the community! For more information about volunteer opportunities, please contact Brittany Liscord, Community Engagement Coordinator, via email or by calling (207) 828-1234 x241.

 

Play Volunteer
Ages 14+
Volunteer two hours a week for a season or more

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 play, face painting, and tide pool touch tank programming. Play volunteers join the Museum & Theatre about two hours a week for a minimum of six months.

This volunteer position includes education training to empower volunteers to become meaningful Museum & Theatre educators. Be part of this vibrant community that serves over 110,000 visitors annually and share your unique talents.
Apply here!



Special Event Volunteer
Ages 14+
Volunteer on special events throughout the year

Help the Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine with spectacular experiences throughout the year. Volunteers help at major celebrations including the New Year’s Balloon Drop at Noon, Egg Hunt, Diwali, Dia de los Muertos, Halloween, the Annual Auction, and Joyful Children’s day, among others. Help decorate, welcome visitors, and apply your unique talents to make each community celebration special and memorable.
Apply here!



Visitor Service Volunteer
Ages 16+
Volunteer two hours a week for a season or more

Contribute your talents to enhancing the visitor's experience. Engage with visitors throughout Museum & Theatre exhibits, gain evaluation experience as you evaluate current museum practices, solicit visitor feedback, and assist with exhibit care. This position will provide insight into the best practices in visitor services for the Museum & Theatre.

Apply here!

Data Entry Volunteer
Ages 16+
Volunteer two hours a week for a season or more

Help the Museum & Theatre learn, grow, and serve our community. Work from home or from the Museum & Theatre to enter in data collected from education programs to help determine what is most successful. Data entry volunteers have flexible schedules. This role is critical to growing and improving the Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine.

Apply here!

Fundraising Event Volunteer
Ages 18+
Volunteer on fundraising events throughout the year

Help the Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine with our community events such as live and silent auctions or galas. Be part of the planning committee and apply your unique talents to make each celebration special, memorable, and successful.

For more information about becoming a fundraising event volunteer, email or call (207) 828-1234 ext. 243. 

Internships

The Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine welcomes qualified students to apply for an Internship to gain experience and professional development. Internship are offered on a competitive basis and require 175 hours of volunteer service.

For more information about internship opportunities, please contact Brittany Liscord, Community Engagement Coordinator, via email or by calling (207) 828-1234 x241.


Local Artists: Artist Spotlight Program
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 about becoming a local artist spotlight volunteer, contact Lily O’Brien at lily@kitetails.org or (207) 828-1234 ext. 227.