Employment Opportunities

Available Positions

Museum Educator (Full-Time)

The Full-time Museum Educator plays an essential role in providing students, teachers, and families with high-quality in-person experiences. The primary responsibility of the Full-time Museum Educator is to inspire and guide learners to make personally relevant connections with science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM). This position will broaden STEAM education programs as well as design hands-on interactive programs for children and their families ages 0 -10. Museum Educators must have charismatic presentation skills and experience with developing creative content. Educators must be versatile in developing and delivering content to a variety of guests and may be assigned to take the lead for a particular audience or subject matter. Schedules are dependent on seasonal workloads, educators must be available to work weekends and evenings when necessary. The regular schedule for this full-time position is Monday through Friday.

Reports to
Executive Director

Bachelor’s degree in a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) discipline, education, or a related field. Relevant experience may be substituted in place of the education required.

Workplace Values

We are looking for employees who exemplify our company values:

  • Imagination – We are dedicated to providing an experience that fosters imagination and ignites passion.
  • Growth – We are passionate about training our employees and recognizing the uniqueness of everyone. -Neighborly – We strive for positive relationships, where everyone does their part to make them successful.
  • Integrity – We adhere to the highest moral and ethical standards in all that we say and do.
  • Teamwork – We are a diverse but unified team, working together to achieve excellence in all that we do.
  • Embracing Change – We are always open to new ways to improve employee engagement.

Special Skills and Personal Attributes

  • Knowledge of educational best practices in science centers, children’s museums and/or other informal learning institutions.
  • Knowledge of inquiry-rich, constructivist-based educational pedagogies.
  • Knowledge and understanding of important benchmarks (e.g. Next Generation Science Standards) in formal education.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and effective interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to organize time effectively and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Proficient in the use of Google Documents and Microsoft Office applications.
  • Independent, self-directed learner with a strong curiosity and passion for learning, with an excitement for new challenges. Creative problem-solver.
  • Proven ability to work independently as well as within a team environment.
  • Ability to build and maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Charismatic entertainment skills; can carry an audience with confidence.
  • Flexible presentational skills that can make any content fun and engaging for a variety of ages.
  • Portrays an infectious enthusiasm and positive energy, especially during busy situations.
  • Has an approachable personality.
  • Valid driver’s license, current auto insurance, and reliable personal transportation required.

Job Responsibilities

  • Educator responsibilities are to conduct and develop content for summer camp sessions, programs for school groups, special event features and activities, early-childhood focused programs, demonstrations for families, outreach to other events / locations, guest experiences, and more.
  • Develop content based on Next Generation Science Standards and NC Department of Education Curriculum Standards.
  • Write workshop curriculum and facilitation guides for each program you develop and make them accessible to the team.
  • Take the lead for a particular audience or subject matter, as assigned.
  • Brainstorm and develop ideas into viable formats for our different educational initiatives.
  • Ensure safety procedures are always followed.
  • Interact with guests on the museum floor and facilitate proper use of exhibits.
  • Assist in training volunteers and educators.
  • Provide assistance during museum events and initiatives.
  • General cleaning, tidying, and maintaining inventory.
  • Participate in education team and museum staff meetings and planning.
  • Produce monthly program calendar with program name, description, learning objectives, and material required and submit by the assigned due date.
  • Compile monthly attendance reports and submit by the assigned due date.

The responsibilities listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The Museum reserves the right to revise or change position duties and responsibilities as necessary to accommodate changing organizational needs.

To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and 3 references to Stefanie Baschnagel, Administrative Assistant, at info@zingzumm.org (no phone calls or drop-ins please).


Camp Counselor (Seasonal/990 Position)

The Camp Counselor will perform a variety of tasks in a summer camp setting including STEM/Science programs, arts and crafts, recreation activities, games, etc.

June 26- 30, July 10-14, July 24-28; 8am- 4pm each day. Training dates will be scheduled the week before each camp starts.


  • Assists lead counselor with activities such as programs, arts, crafts, games, etc.
  • Enforces camp rules and regulations and ensures safety in the facility.
  • Demonstrates use of equipment and teaches participants the principles, techniques, and safety procedures for each activity.
  • Greets new arrivals and introduces them to other campers; explains camp and facility rules.
  • Reports camper complaints to leadership and works to resolve issues.
  • Performs other related duties as required.
  • No supervisory responsibilities

Required Skills/Abilities

  • Enthusiastic and positive attitude.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to learn and enforce the camps safety and operating rules.
  • Exhibit patience and understanding in communicating and managing children 10 years and under.
  • Must attend staff meetings and orientation during the summer season.

Education and Experience

  • Previous experience working with children preferred, but not required.
  • If over the age of 18, must pass reference checks and background screenings, which include fingerprint check and sex offender registry check.

Physical Requirements

  • Able to participate in programs, activities, games, and physical activities.
  • Able to maintain attention and high level of energy or excitement for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to spend part of the of time outdoors and tolerate a variety of weather conditions.

$8-15/hr dependent upon experience. This is a 990 contract position.

To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and 3 references to Stefanie Baschnagel, Administrative Assistant, at info@zingzumm.org (no phone calls or drop-ins please).


Museum Team Member (Seasonal)

A Museum Team Member is responsible for maintaining a safe and organized space for our guests, working with other team members on museum tasks, and engaging with customers.  No experience is necessary. This is a seasonal position with the potential to become permanent. Regular schedule start date will be May/June, with training dates beginning earlier depending on availability.

Essential duties and responsibilities

  • Assisting guests as needed; including enforcing museum rules when necessary and answering questions.
  • Assist with the hosting of birthday parties, camps, or special events (set-up, take-down, guest interaction, and guest management).
  • Routinely inspects the museum and reorganizes/cleans exhibits and bathrooms as necessary; reports damage to Executive Director ASAP.
  • Works with other team members to complete daily and additional museum tasks.
  • Assists programming specialists and museum educators with daily programming, camps, or crafting as needed.


  • Must be a minimum of 16 years old.
  • Open availability on Saturdays & Sundays.
  • Ability to maintain a regular schedule.
  • Enthusiastic about working with a team and engaging with guests.


*Note* Children’s Museum of Jacksonville complies with the ADA and considers reasonable accommodation measures that may be necessary for eligible applicants/employees to perform essential functions.