Job Opportunities

Volunteer Manager - Central Location

We currently have a full-time opportunity for a Volunteer Manager, based out of our Central location.  This position is responsible for supporting our robust volunteer program.  Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Plan and direct all CMoR volunteer programs, including individual volunteers, community/corporate sponsor volunteers, and internship opportunities.
  • Responsible for recruiting, interviewing, hiring, training, and scheduling volunteers and interns.
  • Recruit volunteers to support museum projects and events in programming, education, special events (both in the museum and in the community), and special projects.
  • Develop and support relationships with community volunteer partners, such as philanthropic corporations, schools, and clubs.
  • Represent the museum at volunteer and internship fairs.
  • Conduct presentations about the museum’s mission, programming, and volunteerism to area service clubs.

Qualified candidates should have the following:

  • Four-year degree in Public Relations, Communications, Nonprofit Management, or Hospitality; or an equivalent amount of relevant work experience
  • Certification in Volunteer Administration is a plus
  • 3+ years’ experience working with a volunteer program
  • Extremely strong verbal and written communication skills and a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of audiences
  • Strong public speaking background
  • Demonstrated skills in project management and creative problem-solving
  • Ability to create and manage a departmental budget
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities in an extremely fast-paced, rapidly changing environment
  • Excellent computer skills, including knowledge of managing databases

While this position generally works Monday – Friday, the ability to work some evening and weekend hours is required.  Additionally, this position requires occasional travel to our other locations and various community events, so an unrestricted driver’s license is required.

In exchange for your service, the museum offers an extremely flexible work environment and benefits to include medical/dental/life insurances, retirement plan, and generous paid time off.

Application Process:

1. Qualified candidates should submit their resume to  Please use "Volunteer Manager - Your Name" as the subject line.
2. Minimum salary requirements must be included.  Listing salary history or a target range is also acceptable.

Annual Fund Coordinator - Central Location

We currently have a rare opportunity for an Annual Fund Coordinator.  Reporting to the Development Manager, this position is responsible for managing the annual fund campaign including prospect research, mail solicitation campaigns, database management and reporting, proper gift tracking and donor stewardship management.  Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop and implement annual giving campaign using mail, email and social media in accordance with annual goals.  This includes prospecting, assigning requests based on donor interest, and implementation of mail and personal appeals.
  • Oversee donor stewardship activities, including prompt thank-you note processing, Board thank-you call campaign, recognition in publications, and on-site recognition signage.
  • Ensure production of weekly fundraising reports that demonstrates progress toward goals; generate monthly reports to reconcile with Finance; develop, implement and document retention and donor upgrade strategies.
  • Maintain annual fund financial reports, including gift pledge schedules.
  • Assist in developing major gift opportunities by preparing tailored cases for support based on knowledge of prospect interests.
  • Support and motivate Annual Fund volunteers.
  • Oversee Annual Fund prospect list.
  • Compose and implement Annual Fund written materials.
  • Maintain positive and productive relationships with CMoR staff, the Board of Trustees, and development committees of the Board.
  • Attend all Development Committee and Board meetings.
  • Plan and conduct donor recognition events.
  • Assist the Vice President of Mission and the Development Manager with activities surrounding sponsorships, planned giving, special events, and endowment.
  • Maintain accurate donor database management, i.e. gift entries, list generation, etc., and maintain strict confidentiality of records, including capacity on individuals, corporations and foundations. 
  • Cultivate and solicit donors to the Annual fund, engaging the Vice President of Mission and the President&CEO as required.


  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in a field of communications, marketing, or English
  • 3 – 5 years fundraising experience and demonstrated knowledge of cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies and techniques, particularly in the area of individual fundraising techniques
  • Strong knowledge of the local community
  • Experience in major donor cultivation 
  • Excellent communication skills, including a demonstrated ability to write clearly and compellingly
  • Strong computer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and data base knowledge relating to managing prospect and contributor information
  • Strong attention to detail with solid organizational, time management, project management and analytical skills
  • Flexible and able to respond to multiple or conflicting demands
  • Ability to maintain a high level of poise and professionalism under pressure

This is a full-time position that generally works Monday – Friday; however, occasional evening and weekend work is required.  In exchange for your service, the museum offers an extremely flexible work environment and benefits to include medical/dental/life insurances, retirement plan, and generous paid time off.

Application Process:

1. Qualified candidates should submit their resume to  Please use "Annual Fund Coordinator - Your Name" as the subject line.

2. A cover letter must be included that includes: (1) minimum salary requirements - listing salary history or a target range is also acceptable, and (2) 2 or 3 writing samples that demonstrate an ability to write clearly, succinctly, and compellingly.

Due to the anticipated response, we regret that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted

Guest Services Associate Chesterfield, Short Pump, Central & Fredericksburg locations

This part-time position is responsible for providing an enjoyable experience for guests in all areas of the museum. The ideal candidate must be outgoing and enthusiastic, and enjoy working with children and families. Customer service must be a priority. Major responsibilities include engaging and responding to guests and maintaining cleaning and safety protocols. Cross training in all public spaces and programs is required.

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

•    Providing a point-of-contact for guests
•    Interacting with all visitors in a friendly, professional manner, with exemplary customer service delivery
•    Responding to guest questions, concerns, and comments
•    Dressing up as the CMOR Mascot, Seymour the Dinosaur and participate in dance parties, story times and parades
•    Facilitating activities for guest
•    Guest safety and security
•    Maintaining cleaning protocols including cleaning restrooms throughout the day, including but not limited to; emptying trash, sanitizing and cleaning exhibits throughout the day, mopping floors
•    Encouraging and selling guest memberships
•    Conducting CMoR's Carousel (Central only)
•    Performing front desk admissions duties
•    Set up and break down of all birthday party rooms. Assisting birthday family throughout as needed (cross Training as a Party Programmer for qualified Associates).  Weekend and occasional evening and holiday work required

Experience working in Customer Service. Experience working with children is ideal. Candidate must be flexible with an open schedule.

To apply for this position, email your resume to with "Short Pump GSA - Your Name' or Chesterfield GSA - Your Name' in the subject line.
Minimum salary requirements must be included--listing salary history or a target range is also acceptable. Due to anticipated response, we regret that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

CEO- CMoR Central location


When do exceptional, life-changing experiences happen?  They can happen every day for the next CEO of the Children’s Museum of Richmond (CMoR)!  

This is an amazing opportunity for the right person to lead and collaborate with fully-engaged staff, volunteers, board members and community leaders to capitalize on the strengths, accomplishments and reputation of one of the most beloved and innovative children’s museums in the country.  In addition, it will be a chance to bring a new vision to life of a museum-based preschool that could become a leading evidence-based model for early childhood education.  

CMoR is a not-for-profit organization that exists to create innovative learning experiences for all children and those who support them.  The Museum strives to foster a community that recognizes and appreciates that children grow and learn through play.  CMoR ranks third in visitation of major attractions in the Richmond, VA Metro area.   Since 2010, CMoR has been recognized nationally for expanding its reach to touch the lives of even more children by opening three satellite locations.  With 420,000+ visitors in 2014, the Museum is one of the most visited children’s museum in Virginia and the eighth in the country.

As CMoR continues its quest of providing a world-class learning experience using a collaborative approach to prepare children to be kindergarten-ready, to demonstrate how play measurably improves early childhood development, and to provide greater access to CMoR programming and caregiver education in underserved populations, the organization is seeking an innovative, strategic visionary with verifiable leadership success to chart the course and lead the way forward.

If you have senior-level leadership and management experience and you feel compelled to make a difference in the lives of children, their families and our community, we encourage you to apply for this position.


Working with the Board, the CEO will build the strategic plan to support the Museum’s expanding vision, mission, and goals and will lead the creative and energetic staff to implement the corresponding strategies, plans and budgets to achieve those goals.  As a spokesperson and advocate for CMoR, the CEO’s role is outward-facing, garnering support from the community and building a strong coalition of philanthropic, private and public sector partnerships.


Successful candidates will possess the following skills:
Strong track record of fundraising performance and building philanthropic support for new programs with demonstrated success in securing major support and gifts from individuals, corporations, and/or other private or public resources.

  • Superb written and oral communication, including the ability to deliver impactful, dynamic presentations, to connect with diverse audiences, and to forge effective partnerships.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and operate strategically, to strengthen core programs and infrastructure, to budget and manage expenses during a period of expansion, to inspire internal and external stakeholders to achieve desired results and to manage change effectively in complex, mission-driven organizations.


To be considered for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume to: .  Please include “CMoR” in the subject line.

This position will remain open until filled. To apply, please submit your confidential resume, along with salary expectations to the address above.

On behalf of its client, the Children’s Museum of Richmond (CMoR), Warren Whitney reserves the right to alter, change, modify and/or terminate this job posting at any time without advance notice, or obligation, to any party.

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