Community Outreach Manager

The Children’s Museum of Richmond is searching for an energetic and enthusiastic Community Outreach Manager to help us achieve our mission of inspiring growth in all children by engaging families in learning through play. This is a full-time position with benefits that is based out of the downtown location and reports to the Director of Education.


The Community Outreach Manager will build a cohesive approach to take the Museum mission outside of the physical space and into the community. This position will manage the operation of CMoR’s Book Bank including managing book intake and distribution requests and operating the mobile book van. The Manager will work with an inter-departmental team to develop a culturally diverse event calendar for both Museum locations. This position also oversees all external participation in fair, festivals, or special events including planning, logistics, and execution. The Community Outreach Manager will be responsible for managing any applicable grants including budgeting, purchasing, and managing contracts. This position may occasionally require work on nights and weekends.


Candidates should have enthusiasm for and dedication to the mission and work of the Museum. Successful candidates will have strong communication and interpersonal skills and have the ability to work with others from diverse backgrounds.  The most successful candidate will be an energetic and effective connector with excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Skills and Abilities:

Candidates should have at least five years’ experience working for a non-profit organization in Richmond or surrounding areas. The ideal candidate will have at least two years’ experience managing projects or special events. Candidates should have experience working with Microsoft Office Suite or Google Workspace. Preferred candidates will have experience managing grants. Bilingual (Spanish) speaking skills are desired but not required.

This position requires the ability to sit for extended periods, walk, stand, bend, lift, and move up to fifty pounds.

Candidates should have the ability to pass a background check and have an unrestricted driver’s license.


$45,000 – 55,000

To Apply:

Interested candidates should forward their resume and cover letter indicating salary expectations to No phone calls, please.

About Us:

The Children’s Museum inspires growth in all children by engaging families in learning through play. At both locations of the Children’s Museum, we inspire growth by engaging families in the power of play, knowing that everyone can learn more—and learn better—when they play together. 

Our employee benefits include a generous amount of paid time off, health, dental, vision, and life insurance coverage, HSA with company match, and 401k with company match. And, of course, we offer membership benefits to the museum for your family or a family of your choice.

The Children’s Museum is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, uniform service member status, genetic information, or any other status protected by federal and/or state law. Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.