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

 

Visitor Services Assistant

Reporting to the Visitors Services Manager, the Visitor Service Assistant’s primary responsibility is ensuring a high-quality visitor experience at the front desk and assisting with Museum & Theatre operations.

  Responsibilities:

  • Ensure all visitors feel welcome

  • Represent Museum & Theatre to all visitors in a lively, play-based environment

  • 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 & front desk

  • Promote and take reservations for performances and workshops

  • Answer the main phone line and respond to the front desk email account

  • 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

  • Assist with operations duties such as cleaning facilities, snow removal, birthday & theatre set-ups, and cleaning props & costumes

  • Perform other duties as identified by supervisor

  • Participate in annual self-evaluation & review


Position Requirements:

  • Incredible customer service skills

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Exemplary communication skills

  • Ability to work as a team player

  • Discretion and sound judgment

  • Proven reliability and professionalism

  • Solution-oriented, positive attitude

  • Enjoy working with children and families

  • Ability to lift up to 30lbs

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Altru / point of sale systems is a plus

  • The ability to work on Saturdays

 Schedule: 32 hours/week.

Generally Saturday-Tuesday 9:30-5:30 plus some after-hours special events.

 Benefits: Cafeteria plan of benefits toward health, dental, retirement, etc.

 

Apply Today

Applications should include the following materials:

  • Cover Letter

  • Resume

  • Completed Museum & Theatre General Application Form

Email materials to: Phanie Mills, Visitor Services Manager · (207) 828-1234 ext. 243

Mail materials to: Phanie Mills, Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine, 142 Free Street, Portland, Maine 04101

 Position requires a criminal background check.

 

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.                                 

 

Theatre Educator

 

Reporting to the Theatre & Education Director, Theatre Educators at the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine are responsible teaching, directing and supporting our theatre programming including our Main Stage theatre productions, which are “by kids, for kids”. Theatre Educators recruit, cast, and direct young actors, while also supporting the productions from backstage. Theatre Educators provide dynamic theatrical programming for audiences of all ages and teach occasional theatre classes and camps.

In a five show season, Theatre Educators take turns directing and assistant directing the Main Stage productions. Theatre Educators are active members of the Theatre & Education team.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Provide supervision of young actors

  • Run production rehearsals and document blocking as needed

  • Set-up and break-down theatre rehearsals and performances

  • Utilize best practices in education and creative drama

  • Foster a culture of reflection and evaluation through regular audience evaluation and peer observation

  • Devise and perform small performances for young visitors and families

  • Work collaboratively to develop and maintain a unified and mission-oriented approach to Museum & Theatre-wide interpretation

  • Assist in mentoring interns and volunteers when needed

  • Maintain costume and prop collections and supplies

  • Implement and facilitate grant projects as needed

  • Observe per show budget restrictions

  • Participate in various forms of professional development

  • Participate in self and annual reviews 

  • Other duties identified by supervisor

 

Position Requirements:

  • Experience with improvisational theatre, puppetry, and children’s theatre

  • Experience designing a rehearsal schedule for young actors

  • Passion for theatre for young audiences and educational theatre

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Open-minded, flexible and positive attitude

  • The ability to work afternoons, weekends and school vacations

 

Schedule:

  • Generally 15 hours per week during the rehearsal schedule: Monday through Friday afternoons 3-6pm.

  • Additional 12-15 hours to support shows during production weekends: Saturdays and Sundays 11:30am to 5:30pm.

  • Some additional hours yet to be determined (i.e. tech week)

 

 2019-2020 Main Stage Production Season:

  • Stuart Little: Rehearsals begin September 17, 2019. Performance run: October 17-27, 2019.

  • The Velveteen Rabbit: Rehearsals begin November 5, 2019. Performance run: December 5-15, 2019.

  • The Frog Prince: Rehearsals begin January 15, 2020. Performance run: February 14-23, 2019.

  • Dragons Love Tacos: Rehearsals begin March 17, 2020. Performance run: April 17-26, 2019

Apply Today

Applications should include the following materials:

  • Cover Letter

  • Resume

  • Completed Museum & Theatre Employment Application

Email materials to: Reba Askari, Director of Theatre and Education · (207) 828-1234 ext. 225

Mail materials to: Reba Askari, 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.