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Employment Opportunities

Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose is a fun place to work, learn and play. To manage our unique community institution — improving visitor experience for our diverse audience, challenging ourselves to participate and meet community needs, and competing effectively against the growing number of "pay for play" franchises and theme-based activity centers — CDM employs an integrated management process. This focused approach effectively links functions, activities and information throughout the organization so that operational strategies, service initiatives, new exhibit and program ideas, and funding and marketing opportunities benefit from multiple perspectives. Through this approach, Museum staff become vested in each other's success.

Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Current Openings

Gift Shop Cashier/Birthday Party Host

Part-time; Saturday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.; Sunday from 11:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.. The Gift Shop Cashier is responsible for assisting customers, transacting sales, operating cash registers, and helping to restock and straighten store merchandise. As Party Host, the responsibility shifts to facilitating birthday parties which includes setting up decorations and supplies, greeting and interacting with guests, facilitating activities, serving food, and basic clean-up. The ideal candidate for this combined position is an outgoing individual with knowledge of children and related products, excellent verbal communication skills, and an ability to interact with a wide range of people. Good coordination/service skills are needed.



How to Apply: Please send your cover letter, resume, and references or completed Job Application and Consumer Background and Investigative Search Form to:

Human Resources
Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose
180 Woz Way
San Jose CA 95110
jobs@cdm.org

Summer of Service (SOS) Positions

Summer of Service is a summer program for middle and high school aged youth, designed to give them fun experiences engaging in real community service work. Youth enroll for two-week sessions and choose one of five service themes: Environment and Ecology; Early Childhood Education; Media and Museum; Leadership, and Community Outreach. Teams of 10-12 youth and two team leaders, along with a high school intern, work together to plant trees, clean parks, plan hands-on activities for preschoolers, work behind the scenes in the Museum, create a magazine, work with seniors, or serve meals to the hungry. Friday Fun Days feature excursions to Bay Area attractions. The following positions are available for this program:

Assistant Team Leader (3 positions)

Part time, non-exempt, temporary position; approximately 35 hours per week. Monday – Friday, June 6th to August 13th. Assistant Team Leaders will assist Team Leaders in all activities: traveling to service sites, helping and encouraging young teens to complete service projects, playing games, and representing the Museum. Assistant Team Leaders should be responsible, resourceful, playful, and passionate about service-learning. Assistant Team Leaders must have completed their junior year in high school and have a strong interest in education, community service, and working with young people.



How to Apply: Please send your cover letter, resume, and references or completed Job Application and Consumer Background and Investigative Search Form to:

Human Resources
Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose
180 Woz Way
San Jose CA 95110
jobs@cdm.org

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Youth Programs Educator

Full-time, exempt position with benefits. Working within the Education and Programs Department, the Youth Programs Educator develops and implements two major programs for middle school youth. September through May, the Discovery Youth program provides programming after school and on weekends that fosters learning in the areas of multimedia, video production, and community service. Current projects include a youth-produced Web site, www.getchy.com, and service learning programs that integrate video and e-zine production. June through August, the Summer of Service (SOS) program focuses on a fee-based, community service-oriented day camp. The qualified candidate will have a Bachelor's Degree, previous experience working with adolescents; knowledge of a variety of industry standard multimedia tools, such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Web design tools, and digital editing software. Other skills include troubleshooting tech problems, graphic and Web design. Excellent communication/teaching skills, including, preferably, Spanish language skills. Candidate should be available to work a Tuesday through Saturday schedule September through May.



How to Apply: Please send your cover letter, resume, and references or completed Job Application and Consumer Background and Investigative Search Form to:

Human Resources
Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose
180 Woz Way
San Jose CA 95110
jobs@cdm.org

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For information, contact:

Patience Davidson-Lutz
Human Resources Manager
Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose
180 Woz Way
San Jose, CA 95110
408-298-5437 ext. 223
408-298-6826 (Fax)
jobs@cdm.org

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