Job Opportunities

Seymour the Dinosaur Mascot

Individuals with mascot experience can audition to perform the role of the Children’s Museum of Richmond’s new mascot, Seymour! Applicants 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 will engage the affections and imaginations of local 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 will be 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 5’7” – 6’0” in height. Special events may involve additional clothing elements or props.

Location: The home base of CMoR’s new mascot will be located at the Children’s Museum of Richmond, 2626 West Broad Street. He will also make special appearances at each of our satellite locations in Chesterfield, Short Pump, and Fredericksburg. He will frequently perform on-site, interacting with museum guests, and will be featured at special events in the community such as the Folk Festival, 2015 Bike Race, Dominion Christmas Parade, Nutzy’s Funn Run, and at the Redskins Training Camp.

Pay: $10 per hour

To apply for this position, email your resume to jobs@c-mor.org with "Seymour Mascot - Your Name' in the subject line.


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

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

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.

To apply for this position, email your resume to jobs@c-mor.org 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.



Lead Guest Services Associate / Manager On Duty
- Chesterfield and Short Pump location

This full-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: managing the museum in the absence of the Guest Services Manager; monitoring exhibit maintenance, upkeep and manipulative inventories; serving as the point of contact for volunteer engagement; serving as the point of contact for field trips and group visits. Cross training in all public spaces and programs is required.

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
•    All duties of a Guest Service Associate
•    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
•    Welcoming and orienting Field Trip guests and Group Visit guests
•    Maintaining inventory spreadsheets for exhibit manipulatives and shop inventory
•    Serving as the point of contact for volunteers and interns on the museum floor
•    Facilitating special activities and “funtivities” for guests
•    Maintaining cleaning protocols and inventory of cleaning supplies in front office
•    Encouraging and selling guest memberships
•    Performing front desk admissions duties
•    Assist manager with booking and selling birthday parties.

Weekend and occasional evening and holiday work required!

Qualifications

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

 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.

To apply for this position, email your resume to jobs@c-mor.org with "Short Pump MOD - Your Name' or Chesterfield MOD - 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


THE OPPORTUNITY

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.

RESPONSIBILITIES

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.

QUALIFICATIONS &ATTRIBUTES – 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 APPLY

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

This position will remain open until filled.  Resumes are requested by Monday, April 13, 2015.
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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