Careers

ARE YOU…

Enthusiastic about learning?

Looking for a creative work environment?  

Eager to inspire children and caregivers?  

Interested in joining an organization that serves the community? 

A hard-working, positive and compassionate team-player?

WE ARE…

Diverse, fun, and collaborative individuals. 

A team with a variety of professional experiences, personal backgrounds, and skillsets.

The 7th largest children’s museum in the nation.

An educational resource for the Upstate and beyond.

Mission-focused and enthusiastic about creating accessible opportunities for all children.

Our Core Values

We WOW our visitors.

We achieve excellence TOGETHER.

We embody a spirit of PHILANTHROPY.

We WONDER.

We BREAK barriers.

We are COMPASSIONATE problem solvers.

The Children’s Museum of the Upstate is seeking talented and dynamic individuals to join our team. TCMU is an equal opportunity employer.

Learn more about our open positions below & apply today!

Intern

The TCMU Internship Program seeks to recruit, train, and retain committed interns who bring a variety of knowledge, life experiences, and skills to The Children’s Museum of the Upstate in order to better meet the needs of the visitors TCMU serves. Internship opportunities exist throughout the organization, from exhibit maintenance to event planning to host a wide variety of individuals.

Current openings include:

  • Brand & Marketing Intern
  • Facilities & Exhibits Intern
  • Volunteer & Community Engagement Intern
  • Development Intern
  • Special Events Intern

Internship seasons run from August-December/January-May/May-August unless otherwise agreed upon by TCMU on a case-by-case basis. Openings for internships vary by season. Internships are not paid opportunities. Benefits include:

  • TCMU Store discount
  • Q&A panels with TCMU staff to learn what employers look for in strong candidates as well as other career readiness tips
  • Invitations to TCMU staff meetings
  • Opportunities to participate in professional development seminars

 

Please complete this application and send to [email protected] to be considered for an internship position at TCMU.

Chosen applicants are subject to a reference check and background check.

Programs Associate (PT)

Programs Associate  
Parttime, Non-Exempt 
Greenville Museum location 
Flexible Schedule, including evening and weekend hours  
$12/hr 

 

The Children’s Museum of the Upstate is seeking a Programs Associate to assist in supporting the mission to ignite a community of compassionate problem solvers through intentional and inclusive play. Serving over 250,000 visitors a year, TCMU has locations in Greenville and Spartanburg, houses hands-on exhibits supporting learning through play, and provides robust programming and outreach opportunities to the Upstate SC community.

 

Major Responsibilities

  • Prepare and facilitate programs offerings while providing a high quality, engaging experience for visitors through play-based demonstrations and activities  
  •  Create plans and instructions for public programs, paid programs fundraisers, and other special events as needed   
  •  Maintain museum exhibits, program spaces, and storage areas with a high standard of cleanliness.    
  • Other duties as assigned.   

 

Predominant Tasks

  •  Facilitate public programs during typical business hours in addition to special events.   
  • Prepare and store necessary materials needed to facilitate public programs offerings.  
  • Regularly tidy museum exhibits and programs spaces, as well as support the department with special projects as-needed.  

 

Qualifications 

  • High school diploma.  Additional educational or empirical experiences helpful   
  • Flexible Schedule, including evening and weekend hours   
  • Minimum of one year experience in customer service or related field involving such interactions  

 

Experience 

  • Adept at problem solving and versed in using emotional intelligence interacting with colleagues, children and the general public  

 

Technical Skills

  • Project Management, Office 365 applications, basic math  

 

Personal Attributes

  • Team player, high energy and ethics, able to flourish in fast paced environment with confidence. 
  • Adept at problem solving and versed in using emotional intelligence interacting with colleagues, children, caregivers, and the general public. 
  • Ability to multi-task, think critically, and drive process and operational improvements.   
  • Great interpersonal skills dealing with internal teams, children, families, community members.    
  •  Strong communication skills, written and verbal.    
  • Strong organization skills and eye for process flow.   

 

Please send cover letter and resume to [email protected] 

Camp Counselor

Camp Counselor  
Parttime, Non-Exempt 
Greenville Museum location 
Shifts are up to 25 hours per week, between the hours of 8:15-5:00, Monday-Friday. Must be available each week during the dates of June 10 -July 28. (no camp the week of July 4th)   
$13-$15/hr 

 

The Children’s Museum of the Upstate is seeking Camp Counselors to assist in supporting the mission to ignite a community of compassionate problem solvers through intentional and inclusive play. Serving over 250,000 visitors a year, TCMU has locations in Greenville and Spartanburg, houses hands-on exhibits supporting learning through play, and provides robust programming and outreach opportunities to the Upstate SC community. 

 

Major Responsibilities 

  • Lead and instruct a group of up to 15 students ages 3-12 for a summer camp experience.   
  • Maintain responsibility for the safety and health of our campers.   
  • Be a good steward of TCMU through interaction with campers, guests, parents, and use of museum materials and spaces.  
  • Support the Programs & Community Engagement department as needed through cleaning exhibits, end of day museum reset, program facilitation, prep, possible Outreach opportunities.  
  • Deliver collaborative and innovative solutions that result in extraordinary camp experiences.   

 

Predominant Tasks

  • Prepare classroom materials, become familiar with lesson plan and activity content prior to class, supervise campers and lead them through various themed activities, maintaining a tight schedule in order to complete all activities, and maintaining a clean and safe environment for our campers. 
  • Implement predetermined safety and behavioral management strategies in the classroom, and document incidents to be handled by camp management, parents, or medical staff accordingly.   
  • Maintain a positive attitude when interacting with campers, parents, and other staff, as well as when completing routine duties such as tidying the museum floor.  
  • Participate in Public Programs or Community Engagement as needed when not needed in a classroom.  

 

Qualifications 

  • Able to work up to 25 hours per week between 8:15-5:00, M-F, during the dates of June 10-July 28 (no camp on week of July 4th) 
  • Positive attitude and adaptability to fast-paced environments.   

 

Experience 

  • Minimum one year experience in customer service, childcare, education, childrens’ programming, or equivalent.  

 

Technical Skills 

  • Ability to use a laptop computer for file storage and retrieval, email, chat communication, and scheduling.  

 

Personal Attributes

  • Team player, high energy and ethics, able to flourish in fast paced environment with confidence. 
  • Adept at problem solving and versed in using emotional intelligence interacting with colleagues, children, caregivers, and the general public. 

 

Please send cover letter and resume to [email protected] 

Outreach Associate (Greenville)

Outreach Associate

Part-time: typically 10 or less hours per week; primarily scheduled on weekends, with some weekday evenings

Greenville Museum location with ability to travel throughout Upstate

Entry level position

The Children’s Museum of the Upstate is looking for a team player to fill the role of Outreach Associate. The Outreach Associate represents TCMU at TCMU On the Go and Outreach events throughout the Upstate community. TCMU is one of the nation’s largest children’s museums and serves 250,000+ visitors per year through hands-on exhibits and interactive programming.

The Outreach Associate should have a friendly demeaner, with some customer service experience. They will frequently be dealing with the public and interacting with both children and adults. The ideal candidate will be a team player with high energy. Job assignments will be primarily offsite at outreach events. Reliable transportation to and from events will be necessary.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Handle outreach programs tasks and serve as support to the Programs team
  • Work actively at Outreach events to facilitate curriculum and create an engaging experience
  • Assist with other TCMU programming as needed, and maintain inventory log
  • Deliver collaborative and innovative solutions that result in extraordinary customer service and cross-functional team facilitation to meet/exceed expectations of TCMU visitors – at both locations and in the community

Predominant Tasks:

  • Assist with any prep needed to facilitate outreach offerings
  • Act as ambassador for the museum while at programs, providing guests with required assistance and escalating concerns to manage customer expectations
  • Assist museum staff with all other needs of the programming department such as planning, prep and facilitation as required

Ideal Experience & Skill Set:

  • Entry level position open to all skill levels
  • Customer service experience and/or experience working with children helpful
  • Strong organization skills and well versed in technology
  • Able to problem solve
  • Strong communication skills both verbal and written

Schedule Availability:

  • Able to work a flexible schedule
  • Shifts primarily on weekends and some weekday evenings

Interested candidates should email a completed employee application along with their resume and cover letter to [email protected].

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