• Museum Hours: 

    Tuesday-Saturday, 9:30am-3:30pm. Closed Sundays & Mondays.
    November 24-25: Closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday

    Masks are required for all Museum visitors ages 2 & up.

    Parking:

    Our Museum has limited lot parking. Free parking is also available behind St. John’s Church, located directly across the street from the Museum. See Map>

Employment

Join our Fun and Dedicated Team!

We love working at the Children's Museum of Southeastern Connecticut and we think you will too.

Find our updated list of available positions here, or if you’re interested, take a look at our volunteer positions.

Visitor Services Associate - Currently Not Accepting Applications

The Children’s Museum of Southeastern Connecticut is seeking a Visitor Services Associate. The Visitor Services Associate is responsible for assisting the Visitor Services Coordinator in tending to visitor needs and all aspects of membership maintenance and growth. The Associate is responsible for museum memberships, maintaining the museum’s inventory, and managing volunteers. They also process donations, obtain data for reporting, and help with opening and closing procedures.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to —

  • Printing membership cards and renewal letters
  • Processing volunteer applications and coordinating jobs
  • Tracking incoming donations and mailing outgoing donations
  • Assisting with animal care and museum upkeep
  • Updating forms, letters, and templates as needed
  • Maintaining Ricoh copier and updating Document Server
  • Assisting the front desk whenever needed
  • Other duties to be assigned by the Visitor Services Coordinator or Education Coordinator

The position is part-time, approximately twenty hours per week.

Interested parties should send a cover letter and resume to Kathy Duda, Children’s Museum of Southeastern Connecticut, 409 Main Street, Niantic CT 06357 or email to k.duda@cmsect.org. No phone calls, please.

Weekend Position: Visitor Services Associate

The Visitor Services Associate is responsible for assisting the Visitor Services Manager in attending to visitor services needs and all aspects of membership maintenance and growth. Sundays are required for this position with additional Saturday hours available, including some weekend evenings. Occasional weekday hours on an as needed basis. Total number of hours per weekend may vary, but 6 hours minimum on Sundays is available.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Greeting and welcoming each guest
Answering questions
Answering telephone
Selling items from Museum Store
Cashing out drawer at the end of each day
Taking birthday party/group reservations
Enrolling children in Museum programs
Recording all daily information and coupon use
Hosting birthday parties
Birthday party set-up and clean-up
Maintaining exhibit areas, including light cleaning
Assisting with animal care
Other duties or responsibilities as deemed necessary by the Executive Director and Visitor Services Manager.

Minimum Qualifications:

1-3 years in hospitality, retail or museum experience preferred.

Computer skills – FileMaker Pro, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel)

Candidates must be 21 years old and are required to pass a background check and provide proof of full COVID-19 Vaccination.

Must be able to bend and stand for long periods of time and lift up to 40 lbs.

All staff and visitors are required to wear masks inside the Museum building. All Staff must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

No phone calls, please.

Send cover letter, resume, and application to:

Kathy Duda, Visitor Services Manager
Niantic Children’s Museum
409 Main Street
Niantic, CT 06357
k.duda@niantickids.org

Part-time Museum Educator

Part-time Museum Outreach Educator

Part-time Museum Educator

Niantic Children’s Museum has an opening for a part-time Museum Educator. Applicants should have a college degree and teaching experience working with toddlers, preschool and/or elementary-aged children, preferably in a classroom or museum setting. Training in classroom management and science a plus. This is a part-time position beginning in November. Position involves visiting Preschools, Daycares and Elementary Schools as part of our Outreach and After-school Programming, teaching occasional onsite programs and weekend birthday party programming, and assisting Visitor Services as floor staff. Also looking for a candidate with a dynamic teaching style to engage students remotely as needed in the 2021-22 school year. Knowledge of STARLAB Portable Planetariums or willingness to learn STARLAB programming a plus. Proven staff have the possibility of expanding hours to Front Desk openings. Applicants must be available to work all day Tuesdays and potentially work all day any day of the week, including some Saturdays and Sundays for Birthday Parties. They must have a flexible schedule as number of work hours and days of the week vary based on program demand. MUST have own transportation, be able to lift 40 pounds, and be able to stand for long periods of time.

Candidates must be 21. years old and are required to pass a background check and provide proof of full COVID vaccination. Starting salary $14/hour.

Send cover letter and resumé to:
Donna Dione, Education Coordinator
Niantic Children’s Museum
409 Main Street
Niantic, CT 06357′

or email to: d.dione@niantickids.org

Internships

Please contact Donna Dione, Education Coordinator, if you are interested in an Education Internship.
d.dione@niantickids.org

Feel free to check out our Volunteers page if you would like to contribute to our community!

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