Minnesota Children’s Museum creates a community that embraces the essential role of play in igniting children’s imagination, creativity, and love of learning through which all of Minnesota’s children achieve success in school and life. Our mission is “Sparking children’s learning through play.” Our core beliefs are that early learning is the foundation of life-long learning, all children deserve respect and a place and time to be children, families are our children’s first teachers, diverse perspectives enrich children’s lives and playing is learning. (www.mcm.org)
Location: Twin Cities Metro Activity Area: Arts, Culture and Humanities
Category: Program Management Closing Date: Sep 16, 2011
Job Type: Temporary Full Time
Primary Duties: This position is responsible for developing fun, compelling, age appropriate and educationally sound exhibit activities and components for children, parents, caregivers and educators to be installed in library sites throughout the State of Minnesota. The project scope consists of early literacy environment installations in at least seven libraries over two years. This position is also responsible for managing project timelines and budgets, and assisting with writing reports for funders.
Experience: The successful candidate will be a creative thinker and problem-solver with experience in exhibit development for children’s museums and/or children and family audiences. Knowledge of child development and learning theories is a must, and knowledge of children’s early literacy development is a plus. The candidate will be skilled in designing and communicating complex concepts using a variety of exhibit techniques, will demonstrate proficiency in oral and written communication, planning and coordinating projects and budgets, and organizing materials and information, and will have knowledge of educational and exhibit evaluation principles and methods.
Additional Info: Minnesota Children’s Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a culturally diverse work environment.
How To Apply: Please submit resumé and cover letter with salary requirements by Friday, September 16, 2011 to:
Minnesota Children’s Musuem
10 West 7th Street
St. Paul, MN 55102
No Phone Calls Please