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Boston Children's Museum Employment

The Museum seeks fun, creative and dedicated individuals from diverse backgrounds to join our workforce. Learn more about how you can become a part of the Museum, our benefits, and the opportunities currently available in the sections below that include employment, volunteer, and internships.

Job Listings

Boston Children's Museum employs nearly 100 people in a variety of jobs in departments such as Visitor Services, Education, Exhibits, Finance, Development, Marketing and Human Resources. The talent and dedication of our staff is one of our greatest assets as an institution.

Current Openings


To Apply
Please submit a Letter of Interest and Resume—as a Microsoft Word or PDF file and not as an HTML or ZIP file— via Email, Fax or Mail to:


Email: Jobs@BostonChildrensMuseum.org

Fax: (617) 423-3213

Mail:

Boston Children's Museum

Attention: Human Resources

308 Congress Street

Boston, MA 02210

Or you may stop by the Museum to fill out an employment application. Please come into the side entrance of the Museum (308 Congress Street) and ask for an application at the Security Desk.

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, due to the high volume of resumes received, only applicants under consideration will be contacted. Boston Children's Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer and seeks diversity in its workforce.

Volunteer

There are no volunteer opportunities at this time.


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Internships

As an institution dedicated to lifelong learning, Boston Children's Museum strives to provide meaningful learning experiences in the form of internships in departments throughout the Museum. Interns at the Museum gain experience in a non-profit setting and learn about what goes on behind the scenes at an internationally recognized children's museum. Internships are available in various areas of the Museum depending on individual departments' needs. The following internship(s) are currently open at Boston Children's Museum. Please click on the internship title to read the full description.



To apply, submit a letter of interest and resume to Boston Children’s Museum, attention: Human Resources

Email to:
Internships@BostonChildrensMuseum.org
(Please submit as a Microsoft Word file and not as an HTML or ZIP file)

Fax to: (617) 423-3213

Mail to:
Boston Children's Museum
Attention: Human Resources
308 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02210

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, due to the volume of inquiries we receive, only applicants under consideration for available internships will be contacted.


Title: The Elvira Growdon Internship for Collections Management and Curatorial Practice

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Assists with multiple projects involving Boston Children’s Museum’s artifact collections. These projects include, but are not limited to, inventorying, cataloging, documenting, researching and appropriately housing museum artifacts; taking digital images and scans; preparing and entering catalog records into the PastPerfect database. The intern will divide their time between specific research projects and more general collections work. In consultation with the supervising collections manager, the intern will develop a concrete project intended to complement personal research interests. Interns will be welcome in all areas of the museum’s collection, including American History, Native American, East Asian and Japanese, Dolls & Toys, and Natural History.

LEARNING COMPONENT: The Museum’s Collections Internship provides in depth, hands on training for graduate students interested in gaining curatorial or collection’s management experience in a museum setting. The intern will be introduced to current curatorial practice and related administrative responsibilities including research skills related to the curatorial profession, project planning and implementation skills, and BCM’s collections policies, registration procedures, and collections management practices. In addition, the Intern will have ample opportunity to learn about many operations of the Museum, attend meetings, and meet with staff in various departments.

SKILLS REQUIRED: Students in Museum Studies, Cultural Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Art History, History and Historic Preservation programs that have had coursework or experience in collections care and management, cataloging, records management and/or historical research methods are encouraged to apply. The candidate should have excellent PC skills with knowledge of Windows applications; be familiar with database systems and digital imaging; have excellent organizational skills; be detail-oriented, responsible and dependable; have working knowledge of office procedures and equipment.

Candidates must be registered students during the term of the internship; Graduate students preferred.

TERM: The intern is required to serve for a minimum of 150 hours distributed over a minimum of 10 weeks. This period of service typically corresponds with the semester system for the university/institution the intern is attending. Service hours will be organized around the student's class and/or work schedules. Intern hours must be completed Monday-Friday. A stipend will be awarded to support the work of students selected for this internship.

The selected candidate must coordinate with their degree program/institution for the internship to be credit-bearing. Please note that internship applicants are responsible for providing copies of the internship description to their advisors, and for making all appropriate arrangements with their schools to receive credit for the internship. Interns must provide documentation showing that course credit will be given for completion of the internship.

This internship is only offered during the fall and spring semester.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to lift 40 lbs.

Boston Children’s Museum engages children and families in joyful discovery experiences that instill an appreciation of our world, develop foundational skills, and spark a lifelong love of learning. The Museum is a welcoming, imaginative, child-centered learning environment that supports diverse families in nurturing their children’s creativity and curiosity. We promote the healthy development of all children so that they will fulfill their potential and contribute to our collective wellbeing and future prosperity.

Since 1913, Boston Children’s Museum has been using objects to help families better understand the world around them. BCM has collected and exhibited natural history specimens, ethnographic artifacts, as well as those objects most closely associated with children’s museums: dolls, toys and games. The Museum’s humanities collection totals approximately 35,000 cultural artifacts and the natural history collection holds 15,000 objects. Although our exhibit experience was transformed in the 1960s and 70s to concentrate on hands-on and interactive opportunities, collections continue to play an important role in our exhibits and educational programs.

To Apply: Please send your resume and cover letter as a Word document or PDF attachment to Rachel Farkas, Collections Manager at Farkas@BostonChildrensMuseum.org. Please include "Growdon Intern" in the subject line and reference in the cover letter where you found this posting.





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Benefits

Boston Children's Museum offers a competitive benefits package to eligible employees, including:

  • Health insurance with individual, dual, family and domestic partner plan options
  • Dental insurance with individual, family and domestic partner plan options
  • Vacation, holidays and sick time
  • 403(b) retirement savings plan with employer match
  • Life Insurance
  • Short-term and Long-term disability insurance
  • Pre-tax Flexible Spending Plans for eligible medical, dependent care and transportation expenses
  • Paid Parenting Leave
  • Training and professional development opportunities for staff
  • Discounts at the Museum shop
  • Free admission to the Museum for guests of employees
  • Free admission to select cultural institutions