LCM is hiring!

Are you ready to put your enthusiasm and passion for learning into action? Apply today to be part of a team that engages children and families of the Central Susquehanna River Valley in inquiry based learning, imagination, and play.

Support the mission of Lewisburg Children's Museum to provide hands-on, enriching educational experiences in a safe and accessible environment to children and families of the Susquehanna River Valley. We offer Part Time, Work Study and Internship opportunities. Come join in the FUN!

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Activities Coordinator, Americorps Service Member

The Activities Coordinator will play a key role in the development, planning, and execution of ongoing weekend activities, summer camp coordination, birthday party activities, and other exhibit activities. The Activities Coordinator will enforce museum guidelines and safety procedures at all times ensuring that the museum stays safe and accessible for all guests. Roughly 32-35 hours per week, some weekend or evening hours may be required.

 

Candidates for this position must be eligible as a CORE AmeriCorp member from 08/24/2021-08/06/2022. Members may not participate in any activities included in the Prohibited Activities as listed in the Partner Site and Member Agreements, and members must have all clearances before serving Vulnerable Populations.

The Activities Coordinator tasks will include:

  1. Planning/execution/oversight of birthday parties: Work closely with Education Director to develop, plan, and execute (or supervise student worker execution) of birthday party activities: Ensure party activity materials are on hand for requested activity; Act as LCM party liaison, set up event, welcome guests, guide guests through activities, and clean up after event; Develop an activity “script” for birthday activities that will be repeated for multiple parties to ensure other staff members can execute the party if needed in the absence of the Activities Coordinator.

  2. Plan/coordinate summer camps at the LCM: Work directly with the Director of Education to oversee the daily operations of camp, managing behind-the-scenes tasks of camp operations, coordinating communication between guests and museum, helping to secure summer camps scholarships through sponsorships, and potentially leading camp activities

  3. As directed by Director of Education: Assist with Creation Station, pop-up, or other weekend programs; Lead public programs and activities for children and adults; organize and prepare materials needed for programming activities; Analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of activities and programs.

  4. Daily Operations: Register trained and able to answer basic operational guest and employee questions; Monitor the floor (resetting exhibits, interacting with customers); Opening/closing procedures including register startup/closing and locking/unlocking museum; Attend weekly staff meetings.

 

Compensation:

Living Stipend - $ 540.00 Bi-Weekly

Education Award - $ 1,638.89

Applications Due July 30, 2021.

If you are interested in this position, please contact Kahla DeSmit at kahla@lewisburgchildrensmuseum.org with a resume and cover letter.

University Work Study

Do you go to a local university and have work-study as part of your financial aid package? Want to work at a local nonprofit and make a difference in your community? LCM work-study students greet visitors at the front desk and work behind the scenes with our staff to maintain our exhibits, develop our programming, and guarantee excellent customer service. If you are interested in a University Work Study position, please contact Megan Mulligan at megan@lewisburgchildrensmuseum.org with a resume and cover letter.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Welcoming and orienting guests to the museum and running the register

  • Answering phone inquiries and providing basic customer service

  • Monitoring the exhibit floor for organization, cleanliness, and safety; resetting exhibits; notifying manager on duty of any problems or concerns 

  • Assisting with programs and activities, including research, development, preparation, and implementation

  • Facilitating guest exploration within various exhibit spaces

  • Assisting with opening and closing procedures, including daily cleaning

Role Requirements: 

  • Ability to communicate efficiently with other staff members through multiple mediums including but not limited to email, Google Drive documents, and face to face meetings.

  • Ability to fulfill scheduled shifts and assist with at least one special event and one evening event per semester.

  • Ability to properly utilize Google Drive & Microsoft programs (Powerpoint, Excel).

  • Experience working with children. 

  • If over 18, completion of all security clearances required to work with children before beginning work.

Lewisburg Children’s Museum provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its programs and activities.

Advisory Board Members (Volunteer)

The LCM is looking for passionate and enthusiastic people to join our Advisory Board. Members of the LCM Advisory Board share their gifts through service and inspire learning, imagination, and play through interactive, enriching experiences in a safe, accessible environment to all children and their families. By sharing professional expertise, diverse perspectives, professional and personal connections, and philanthropic support, Advisory members play a key role in the growth and development of the Museum. To continue fulling the mission of the LCM, volunteers are needed to join committees, volunteer at the Museum for programs and special events, or lead classes, camps, or workshops.

To learn more, please review the Advisory Board Introductory Packet.  Applications can be submitted online.

Community Engagement Coordinator

Role Summary: The Community Engagement Coordinator (CEC) will engage with museum members, volunteers, and staff. The CEC will also enforce museum guidelines and safety procedures at all times ensuring that the museum stays safe and accessible for all guests. This position is a part time 20-25 hour a week, key-holding position. Security clearances and ability to work some weekend and evening hours required. Reports to the Executive Director. Wage range: $10-$12 per hour.

  1. Providing  front-desk customer service, running the register, overseeing the museum floor, completing day to day operations, and performing opening/closing procedures, such as cleaning and cashing out the register

  2. Serves as a shift supervisorAnswering phone calls and returning messagesTroubleshooting POS related issuesAssigning student worker projects and tasks and supervising those tasks to completion

  3. Recruitment and hiring of work study university students

  4. Recruitment of volunteers and overseeing their trainingCreating and assigning volunteer and student work projectsCoordinating volunteers and tracking hours of service

  5. Maintaining Museum Memberships in Little Green Light DatabaseTracking new and renewing membershipsSending Membership welcome emails and reminder emailsAdding new members to subscriber list

  6. Reviewing and addressing donations to the community

  7. Assist the Education Director with community outreach planning and programming

  8. Assist Executive Director with development and sponsorship projects

  9. Various other projects, etc.Assisting with programming and classes as neededResearching and Benchmarking best practicesAddressing exhibit maintenance, as skills allow

  10. Daily Operations: Register trained and able to answer basic operational guest and employee questions; Monitor the floor (resetting exhibits, interacting with customers); Opening/closing procedures including register startup/closing and locking/unlocking museum; Attend weekly staff meetings.

Position open until filled.

If you are interested in this position, please contact Kahla DeSmit at kahla@lewisburgchildrensmuseum.org with a resume and cover letter.