The Brooklyn Children’s Museum
Vice President, Development (NEW SEARCH)
The Brooklyn Children’s Museum is seeking a creative and savvy fundraising professional to join a new leadership team charged with maximizing the potential of the Museum’s expanded facility in the heart of the Brooklyn renaissance. This is an opportunity to launch new initiatives and work with Board and staff to build upon over 100 years of leadership in the field as an iconic institution providing interactive learning for families and children.
The Vice President for Development is responsible for securing public and private funds to support the renowned Brooklyn Children’s Museum (BCM), the world’s first museum created especially for children, and to advance its earned income goals in coordination with the marketing and communications program. The Museum serves a diverse audience of 250,000 children and adults from around Brooklyn and all other boroughs.
Reporting to the President and working in partnership with the Board of Trustees and the Director of Marketing/Communications, along with 3 full time staff, the VP creates annual and long-range plans to increase giving from individuals, foundations, corporations, and public sources, develop strategy for the Museum’s membership program planned in coordination with marketing/audience development initiatives. The VP for Development in partnership with the President is charged with leading and supporting strategies to build future generations of the Board. In FY13, the museum’s annual budget is $5.5 million.
The Vice President is a senior leadership position and participates in implementing the long-term strategic plan and annual operating plans for the organization and in developing new external partnerships.
- Minimum B.A. and five years in a senior management position in a museum or other non-profit educational organization and at least seven years of experience in development and related fields.
- Proven success in fund raising, including solicitation of gifts and grants from individuals, foundations, corporations and government agencies, particularly major gifts.
- Experience in city, state or federal lobbying an asset.
- Able to balance competing priorities, complex situations and lead and motivate individuals.
- Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
- Related marketing and communications experience a plus.
The Brooklyn Children’s Museum is an equal opportunity employer. For additional information, visit www.brooklynkids.org.
Resumes received through May 17:
Early Childhood Educator
The Early Childhood Educator will be responsible for developing and teaching drop-in programs for children five and under. The EC Educator will integrate museum objects, exhibits, and hands-on learning experiences into these educational programs.
- B .A. or B. S. in museum education, early childhood education, arts education or a related field. M. A. in the same.
- Ability and desire to work with young children and their families, and 1–2 years work experience in early childhood education desirable
- Self motivated, pro-active problem-solver with an ability to work with diverse teams
- Ability to excel in a fast-paced, high energy environment and work cooperatively with various museum departments
- Develop and implement programs with a focus on early learners for the Museum’s summer camp, school groups and public audiences that integrates the museum’s permanent and visiting exhibitions, living, cultural and natural science collections
- Develop and implement daily thematic drop-in programs, which include but not limited to storytelling, puppet play, live animals or sing along, and weekend toddler workshops
- Work with staff to assess, plan, develop and implement programs for education department and museum wide program initiatives
- Assist with the coordination of Early Learner Division initiatives, which include identify partnership and sponsorship opportunities
- Supervise and train college and high school interns
- Assist with the development and implementation of program assessment, staff training, memberships and audience development
- Assist in grant writing, yearly reports, monthly reports and exhibit development
- Assist with the maintenance of Totally Tots gallery
- Participate in professional development workshops
- Represent Early Childhood Division on programs teams, program and school meetings
- Other duties as assign
- Daily drop-in programs include storytelling, puppet play, live animals or sing along.
Hours: 9:30am-5:30pm (28 hours) Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday. Pay Rate: $14 Per Hour
Sr. Manager of Early Childhood Education
Brooklyn Children's Museum
145 Brooklyn Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11213
The Brooklyn Children’s Museum is an equal opportunity employer.
Social Marketing Intern
Brooklyn Children’s Museum is a renowned, world-class museum that serves an audience throughout New York City and beyond, seeking to expose children to global culture, science, and inquiry-based learning. As the first children’s museum in the world, founded in 1898, Brooklyn Children’s Museum has a long and impressive history, however we are also known for our innovation in the fields of informal education, early-childhood development, and Museum Studies.
We are seeking an exceptional intern candidate to build upon our social marketing efforts.
This role requires an entrepreneurial attitude and one who will apply creativity to expanding the Museum’s exposure and online network.
We are seeking a college level student with at least 2 years of undergraduate experience.
Must posses knowledge/familiarity with communications and marketing concepts, and the use of Web 2.0 technology in expanding audiences and visibility.
Candidate must have excellent written and oral communications skills, superior organization skills, a sense of humor, and offer an creativity in approaching interactive marketing.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.) as well knowledge of social marketing tools such as Blogger/WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Yelp, Flickr, Indiegogo and other mediums.
Support Museum’s institutional identity by broadening its social media presence, including creating content for IM mediums and monitoring institutional blogs for brand consistency.
Monitor growth of online network and produce reporting on successful strategies.
Utilize Museum events, including public programs, free summer performances, and summer outreach events at city-wide street fairs to broaden IM presence.
Propose innovative strategies for IM campaigns designed to build online audience.
Conduct research activities of other non-profits progressive IM campaigns.
Coordinate cross-departmental efforts around social marketing, including working with the Education and Visitor Services departments to create a schedule of posting for Facebook/Twitter and other IM initiatives.
Support the wider PR/Marketing and Communications team in event staffing, including set-up, crowd control and some tech set-up as part of Media events and participate in various outreach programs, teams and fairs- weekends.
This is a great opportunity to gain experience in fast-paced cultural non-profit and utilize your creativity. Work schedule is flexible, but seeking a commitment of 12-15 hours, three to four days a week. This is an unpaid position. Equal Opportunity Employer.
Please direct CV and cover letter to
with “Social Media Intern / LAST NAME” in subject line.
Party Host (Part Time)
Major Job Responsibilities:
Greets and groups birthday party clients and guests to maintain order and timelines.
Facilitates birthday party activity, ensuring parties are fulfilling Museum obligations and remain on schedule with minimal impact on General Admission Visitors.
Leads all birthday party activities with a super high energy level, getting the group to participate and have fun.
Handles live animal interaction with children and other guests.
Preps party favor packages as necessary.
Assists guests with removal of presents and take-aways.
Maintain the highest standards of friendly, helpful customer service at all times.
Communicates any customer issues to Party Coordinator/Supervisor on duty for immediate attention and resolution.
Communicates any issues regarding party supply inventory to Party Coordinator.
Manages party room and turns the space in allotted time to predetermined décor.
Provides general busing of tables and serving of food.
Fills in on museum floor hosting programs when necessary.
High school diploma or equivalent, some college preferred.
Minimum of one year party, theater or education facilitation with young children preferred.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Proven ability to work independently and prioritize tasks.
Flexible schedule, evenings and weekends a must.
Strong customer service and follow up skills.
Live animal handling experience a plus
Ability to engage with children and adults in a welcoming energetic, friendly, outgoing, and professional manner.
Ability to react appropriately in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to work with staff and public from diverse backgrounds.
Ability to stand and walk around for extended periods.
Ability to bend, kneel and lift up to 25 pounds.
Background/Fingerprint Checks will be completed on all employees.
Work Schedule: Part-Time Party Host, 10-20 hours per week.
Brooklyn Children's Museum is an equal opportunity employer.
Please send your resume as a Microsoft word or PDF attachment to
Brooklyn Children's Museum
145 Brooklyn Ave
Brooklyn NY, 11213