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  • Clay Technician, part-time

    At the Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus, we believe in kid-powered learning. We work hard every day to create extraordinary experiences that champion the wonder and joy of childhood. To accomplish this mission, we bring together a dynamic team of talented individuals whose passions range from exhibit design to the culinary arts, from developing engaging educational programs to offering only the best in customer service. If you like to work hard and play hard, we want to hear from you! We offer a comprehensive benefits package, competitive wages and a supportive, rewarding and FUN work environment. 

    The Children’s Museum has an opening for a Clay Technician who provides exceptional customer service and creates an inviting space to play with clay while also managing and firing the Museum’s kilns.

    Position:  Clay Technician
    FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt
    Schedule:  Part-time, 16 hours; this position requires weekend availability
    Open:  September 27, 2017
    Close:  Open until filled

    Responsibilities and Essential Functions
    • Collaborate with Art Program Coordinator on delivering a rich and engaging Clay Studio experience for all visitors
    • Assist with daily set-up, cleaning and operation of the Clay Studio
    • Manage flow of clay through the Clay Studio
    • Work alongside the Art Program Coordinator to envision, develop and implement clay-related programs for workshops, birthday parties and special events
    • Maintain a clear and accurate inventory of materials for the Clay Studio
    • Manage tracking and payment records for guests
    • Model appropriate Clay Studio expectations to Museum floor staff and volunteers
    • Clearly communicate and model Museum’s mission, policies and programs to the public, including technical information of working with clay and the operations of the Clay Studio
    • Oversee all kiln firing, including scheduling, loading and unloading, for Clay Studio and other clay-related programs, and provide updates to staff as needed
    • Maintain kiln room and equipment (electric kilns, pug mill, etc)

    Job Requirements

    • Strong commitment to customer service
    • Exceptional organizational skills 
    • Ability to communicate with customers and co-workers in a direct, respectful and confident  manner
    • Effective problem-solver
    • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, respond to change, follow through on tasks and make decisions
    • Ability to take on all responsibilities of the position with enthusiasm and the spirit of teamwork 

    Qualifications
    • At least one year experience working with children and/or families 
    • Dependable and self-motivated
    • Fluent English proficiency; writing and public speaking skills
    • Ability to stand for extended periods of time in a studio environment
    • Ability to lift and move supplies up to 50 pounds
    • At least one year experience working in a fast-paced, high traffic clay studio operation preferred 
    • Extensive training and expertise of clay and ceramic processes; knowledge of safety procedures related to the firing of kilns preferred
    • Experience developing art education programs preferred
    • Fluent Spanish proficiency preferred 

    Please send resume, references and cover letter to:

    Salim Khoury
    Art Program Coordinator
    salimk@cmdenver.org

    Please title subject line “Clay Technician.”  No phone calls, please.

    Be advised that due to the high volume of applicants, we are only able to directly 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 Denver at Marsico Campus is an equal opportunity employer. The Museum is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse staff committed to serving the needs of all our visitors and we encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds.
     
  • Café Prep Lead

    At the Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus, we believe in kid-powered learning. We work hard every day to create extraordinary experiences that champion the wonder and joy of childhood. To accomplish this mission, we bring together a dynamic team of talented individuals whose passions range from exhibit design to the culinary arts, from developing engaging educational programs to offering only the best in customer service. If you like to work hard and play hard, we want to hear from you! We offer a comprehensive benefits package, competitive wages and a supportive, rewarding and FUN work environment.

    The Children’s Museum has an opening for a full-time Café Prep Lead to help ensure a positive experience for all members and guests of the Museum. 

    Position:  Café Prep Lead
    FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt
    Schedule:  Full-time, 40 hours per week
    Sunday & Monday, OFF
    Tuesday - Friday, 7:30 am – 4 pm
    Saturday, 8:30 am – 5 pm
    Available to work weekends, evenings, holidays and additional hours as needed.
    Rate:  $12/hour – Non-negotiable
    Open:  October 17, 2017
    Close:  Open until filled                                

    Responsibilities and Essential Functions

    • Help prepare and package quality food for the Café while maintaining all food health and safety requirements
    • Follow opening and closing procedures while maintaining safe food handling protocols
    • Accurately operate Café cash registers and assist customers by processing payments and purchases according to Museum standards
    • Oversee quality assurance to ensure guest service standards are being met or exceeded within all Café operations
    • Actively assist in loss prevention measures to minimize waste
    • Follow Museum policies and procedures to maintain a safe and clean work environment
    • Maintain knowledge of inventory and POS systems
    • Participate in intake and data updates in inventory tracking system as communicated by Café Manager
    • Maintain knowledge of all Museum programming, special events and exhibit schedules
    • Actively address guest complaints and work to improve overall guest experience
    • Coordinate with and support volunteers throughout the Museum
    • Offer input and assist in implementing new menu items
    • Other duties as assigned

    Job Requirements

    • Physical requirements: Ability to stand for extended periods of time (up to 8 hours) in a retail environment. This position also performs duties related to cleaning and organization, and will often be required to lift and move supplies and materials (up to 50 lbs.). Other physical requirements of this position may include, but are not limited to, walking, bending, stooping, crouching or reaching.
    • Requires a ONE year minimum of food preparation experience
    • Retail cash handling/cash register experience preferred
    • High School diploma or equivalent required, culinary degree preferred
    • 18 years of age or older
    • Must abide by all Museum policies and procedures
    • Fluent English proficiency, writing and speaking skills; bilingual preferred
    • Ability to complete job duties in a fast-paced environment and within tight deadlines
    • Excellent time management and organizational skills
    • Exceptional customer service and communication skills, and able to work well with a motivated team

    Please send resume, references and cover letter to:

    Ray Wilson
    Café Manager
    Fax: 303-433-9520
    RayW@cmdenver.org

    Please title subject line “Café Prep Lead.” No phone calls, please.

    Be advised that due to the high volume of applicants, we are only able to directly 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. If you are a returning applicant, please note that cover letters must correspond with the position for which you are currently applying.

    The Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus is an equal opportunity employer. The Museum is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse staff committed to serving the needs of all our visitors and we encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds.

     

     

  • Museum Associate, Part-time

    At the Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus, we believe in kid-powered learning. We work hard every day to create extraordinary experiences that champion the wonder and joy of childhood. To accomplish this mission, we bring together a dynamic team of talented individuals whose passions range from exhibit design to the culinary arts, from developing engaging educational programs to offering only the best in customer service. If you like to work hard and play hard, we want to hear from you! We offer a comprehensive benefits package, competitive wages and a supportive, rewarding and FUN work environment. 

    The Children’s Museum has an opening for a Museum Associate to deliver an exceptional guest experience by welcoming and interacting with guests in the public spaces of the Museum and maintaining clean and beautiful exhibits.

    Position:  Museum Associate                        

    FLSA Status:  
    Part-time, 16-20 hours/week

    Schedule:  
    Variable, at least one weekend shift per week required            

    Rate:  
    $11.00/hour

    Open:  
    May 19, 2017                                                               

    Responsibilities and Essential Functions

    • Deliver an exceptional guest experience by welcoming and interacting with guests in the public spaces of the Museum
    • Maintain clean and beautiful exhibits
    • Facilitate Museum programs
    • Support Education Department operations and programming initiatives
    • Answer guest questions, perform light cleaning and re-organizing duties
    • Assist with birthday parties, StoryTimes and other programs and events

    Job Requirements

    • Outstanding customer service skills
    • Energetic and flexible
    • Demonstrated ability to take initiative in completing tasks
    • Friendly and approachable; must enjoy interacting with adults and children of all ages
    • Ability to handle emergency situations with professionalism and competence

    Qualifications

    • Spanish speaking/bilingual preferred
    • Experience working with children
    • Experience in customer service and/or hospitality
    • Must pass a Background Criminal Investigation check
    • Abide by all Museum policies and procedures
    • Minimum 18 years of age
    • Speak and write fluently in English
    • Ability to load and unload up to 50 lbs. stand for up to 6 hours

    Please send resume, references and cover letter to:

    Lara Rushing
    Education Staffing and Training Manager
    LaraR@cmdenver.org

    Please title subject line “Museum Associate” No phone calls, please.

    Be advised that due to the high volume of applicants, we are only able to directly 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 Denver at Marsico Campus is an equal opportunity employer. The Museum is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse staff committed to serving the needs of all our visitors and we encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds.

  • Guest Services Associate, part-time

    At the Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus, we believe in kid-powered learning. We work hard every day to create extraordinary experiences that champion the wonder and joy of childhood. To accomplish this mission, we bring together a dynamic team of talented individuals whose passions range from exhibit design to the culinary arts, from developing engaging educational programs to offering only the best in customer service. If you like to work hard and play hard, we want to hear from you! We offer a comprehensive benefits package, competitive wages and a supportive, rewarding and FUN work environment. 

    The Children’s Museum has two open positions for part-time Guest Services Associates. Guest Services Associates greet guests, process admission sales transactions and provide a positive experience for all members and guests of the Museum.

    Position:  Guest Services Associate

    FLSA Status:  Non-exempt, Part-time

    Schedule:                         
    Schedule A – Saturdays & Sundays, 9 am - 5:30 pm
    Schedule B – Tuesdays, 8 am - 4:30 pm and Saturdays, 9 am - 5:30 pm
    Occasional weekend, evening, holiday and additional hours will be required to meet business needs

    Salary range: $11.00/hour

     Open:  August 29, 2017

     Close:  Open until filled

     Responsibilities and Essential Functions

    • Greet guests and members
    • Maintain knowledge of all Museum programs and events
    • Operate accurate admissions sales and member check-in for high volume entry desk, Café and Gift Shop operations
    • Process membership sales, applications and data entry accurately into Altru point of sale and constituent database
    • Complete daily opening and closing procedures
    • Address customer service issues effectively
    • Maintain clean and safe environment
    • Answer and direct incoming phone calls
    • Maintain knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and the Museum’s point of sale programs: Altru & RMS

     Job Requirements

    • Minimum of one year of customer service and retail cash handling/cash register experience
    • Candidates must be 18 years of age or older
    • Fluent English proficiency, verbal and written; Bilingual Spanish preferred
    • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs and stand for extended periods of time (up to 6 hours)
    • Wear appropriate attire and uniform when on duty
    • Ability to pass Museum background check

     Qualifications

    • Excellent cash handling skills
    • Ability to manage tasks effectively in a fast paced environment while maintaining excellent customer service
    • Ability to communicate clearly with guests and co-workers
    • Demonstrates a friendly, helpful and enthusiastic attitude

    Please send professional work history, qualifications and letter of interest to:

    Taylor Herbst
    Manager of Guest Services
    Fax: 303-433-9520
    TaylorH@cmdenver.org

    Please title subject line “Guest Services Associate” and indicate which schedule you are interested in (Schedule A, Schedule B, or both schedules). No phone calls, please.

    Be advised that due to the high volume of applicants, we are only able to directly 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. If you are a returning applicant, please note that cover letters must correspond with the position for which you are currently applying.

    The Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus is an equal opportunity employer. The Museum is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse staff committed to serving the needs of all our visitors and we encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds.

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  • Wed: 9 am - 7:30 pm
  • Sat, Sun: 10 am - 5 pm

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Closed certain holidays.

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  • Age One: $11
  • Ages 2 - 59: $13
  • Seniors (60+): $11
  • Members: Free

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