Job Opportunities

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

Part-Time Program Educator - Central location

Educators are responsible for delivering the museum’s educational programs for school groups. Programs touch on a wide variety of subjects including art, math, science, history and are delivered to children ranging in age from 2-8. Educators contribute to planning of programs in accordance with the mission, goals and objectives of the museum, and functions as a public advocate for the museum and its education programs.  Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Teaches with the highest level of proficiency
  • Imparts creative ways to enhance museum programming
  • Assists in curriculum development
  • Supports the Education Department performing a variety of roles, including participation in offsite programs, festivals, workshops, exhibit refurbishment, developing floor activities and upkeep of databases
  • Assists in training other staff in educational programs

Qualifications for this position:

  • Bachelor’s degree in an education or related field required
  • Teacher Licensure preferred
  • Passion and appreciation for museum’s mission, values, and goals
  • A high level of self-motivation, initiative, energy and creativity
  • Experience and skill in teaching pre-school and elementary school aged children
  • Experience or targeted expertise in one or more core curricula (math, science, social studies) and early child development preferred
  • Exemplary communication, interpersonal and presentation skills

This is a part-time position and is not eligible for benefits.  Hours vary from one week to the next but are generally 5 – 15 hours per week.  While most hours occur weekday mornings, hours may rarely include an evening or weekend.  Work is generally performed at our Central location, but occasional travel to one of our other locations or to offsite events is required.  Pay rate for this position is $11/hour.

Qualified applicants should submit their resume to with “Educator – Your Name” as the subject line.

Seymour Mascot

We are currently seeking an individual to serve as our beloved mascot, Seymour!  Individuals with professional theater training and/or experience interacting with young children are encouraged to apply for this rare opportunity.  This individual will perform in full ventilated costume, with the assistance of a handler. Seymour is not a speaking character, but through his playful gestures and silly antics, he engages the affections and imaginations of children both inside the museum and out in the community.

Costume: The costume is constructed of fleece-covered hard foam and covers the entire body including the head. The eyes, nose, and mouth are ventilated with screening to provide limited vision. The hands are constructed with four fingers to allow grasping and holding. The costume is constructed to accommodate performers of average weight between 5’8” – 6’0” in height. 

Schedule: Appearance schedules vary and may be at our location or at an event in the community.  Opportunities exist weekdays, weekends, mornings, afternoons, and occasional evenings, so the best candidates will have some flexibility in scheduling.  Total time, including prep time and appearance time, typically does not exceed a couple of hours per event. 

Location: The home base of Seymour is at CMoR’s main location at 2626 W. Broad Street; however, some appearances will be at special events in the community, so candidates must have reliable transportation that can also transport Seymour’s costume.

Pay: $10 per hour

Interested candidates should email their resume or outline of experience to 

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.