Employment

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 — we employ 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. Employment Application

Current Opening
  • Membership Assistant
  • Events Specialist

 

Membership Assistant

Part-time; non-exempt; weekends and holidays. Working in the Development Department, this position will support the Museum’s ongoing membership program, including annual and contributing members ensuring the highest quality customer service. Responsibilities include entering member information into Altru database, responding to membership calls and emails, printing membership cards and monthly renewal notices. The successful candidate will have excellent verbal communications skills, an ability to work with minimal supervision, a high degree of data entry accuracy and strong organizational and prioritizing skills. Computer literacy is a must. 1-2 years of professional experience in a related field and/or a strong database understanding is a plus.

How to Apply: Your complete application will include cover letter, references, and either a resume or completed Job Application. If you choose to complete the online Application, please send the additional items to:

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

Events Specialist

Part-time; non–exempt. This entry-level position works on an as-needed schedule that is primarily on nights and weekends, when events are scheduled, facilitating Museum rentals and special events. Hours and days will vary. Events Specialists perform a wide array of duties; this includes but is not limited to: set up and breakdown of tables, chairs, pipe and drape; learn and assist in the Museum’s programs as required, such as cornhusk dolls, programs associated with traveling exhibits, and potential sales opportunities; assist in the opening and shutdown of exhibits; attend event briefings and trainings, exhibit and sound system training; and enhance each visitor’s Museum discovery and experience through interaction, guidance, and superior visitor service. The ideal candidate will have a high school diploma/equivalent or be 18+ years of age; the ability to work with a wide range of culturally diverse clients of all ages; and have a strong interest in engaging with the public. Previous experience in the hospitality or customer service industry a plus.

How to Apply: Your complete application will include cover letter, references, and either a resume or completed Job Application. If you choose to complete the online Application, please send the additional items to:

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