Experience Facilitator - Children’s Museum of Manhattan
As part of CMOM’s Public Programs team, the part-time Experience Facilitator supports the Museum’s Lead Facilitators in a variety of disciplines and exhibitions spaces— assisting in family programs, facilitating guest experiences, as well as monitoring and maintaining quality and cleanliness of exhibits.
PRINCIPLE RESPONSIBILITIES ❖ Assist in the facilitation of early childhood programs, STEAM (Science, Technology, Arts and Math) activities, visual arts and making activities, movement programs, and food and cooking experiences ❖ Facilitate family drop-in activities around visual arts, STEAM, movement and food ❖ Assist in quality control and reset of exhibition books, toys and objects ❖ Assist in the preparation of future programs ❖ Assist in set up for guest presenters (i.e. visual artists, authors, musicians, and dance groups) ❖ Complete other duties as assigned
QUALIFICATIONS ❖ Previous experience with young children (ages 0-10) in either formal education settings, informal education settings, museums, childcare or recreational settings ❖ Excellent customer service skills ❖ Ability to engage with children and their families in a welcoming, energetic, friendly, and professional manner ❖ Experience working in a fast-paced, high-volume environment ❖ Excellent communication skills—can effectively communicate the educational content and value of museum exhibits and programs to visitors ❖ Stamina and physical endurance to be on the museum floor most of the day maintaining quality interaction with museum visitors ❖ Ability to adjust practices based on feedback from mentors and supervisors ❖ Work independently as well as with a team or co-teacher ❖ Enthusiasm for learning and mastering new skills on an ongoing basis in arts education, early childhood, health, and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) ❖ Demonstrated interest or ability in working with children and families from diverse backgrounds
Additional Experience- a plus: ❖ Undergraduate degree in early childhood, arts education, or museum education. Students who are currently enrolled in related programs will be considered. ❖ Fluency in Spanish or a second language ❖ Previous early childhood teaching or museum experience ❖ Experience working with parents alongside children ❖ Experience working with a diverse group of learners, including children who have special needs
Availability: ❖ Must be available to work weekdays and one weekend day, either Saturday or Sunday ❖ Must be available to work major holidays and some special events ❖ Experience Facilitators may see approximately 16-24 hours per week ❖ Seasonal position (with an option to renew)
RATE OF PAY Hourly wage: $17 per hour
REQUIREMENTS ❖ Attend orientation and professional development as scheduled ❖ Background checks will be completed on all employees HOW TO APPLY Please follow this LINK to submit all application materials. Due to the high volume of applicants, we will only contact those candidates whose skills and background best fit the needs of the position, however, please check your inbox and junk mail for any correspondence.
The Children's Museum of Manhattan is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No phone inquiries, please.
APPLICATION DEADLINE June 7th, 2019 or until filled
The Children’s Museum of Manhattan is dedicated to inspiring children and families to learn about themselves and our culturally diverse world through a unique environment of interactive exhibitions and programs. These experiences include exhibitions, classes, workshops, performances, and festivals. Based on research, evaluation, and testing, our programs and exhibits are designed to address the multiple ways children learn and to help parents understand and support their children’s development. The Museum’s special areas of focus include early childhood education, creativity (in the arts and sciences), health, and world cultures. CMOM’s Public Programs department hosts a variety of early childhood, arts and science-based programs for children and families, including daily sing-a-longs and storytimes, science and design workshops, and guest artist workshops and performances in dance and music.