Children’s Museum Careers

There are many options for careers at the Children’s Museum! Read on to learn about each one.

Executive Director

The Executive Director (ED) has the central responsibility for providing leadership and direction for the Children’s Museum of Richmond.  In conjunction with the Board, the ED develops the goals of the Museum and works with the Board and staff in achieving them.

Director of Accounting

The Director of Accounting is responsible for ensuring quality processes, timely payments and collection of funds for the Museum. The Director of Accounting also provides financial insight and recommendations to support both short and long-term strategies of the Children’s Museum.

Facilities & Maintenance Technician

The Facilities and Maintenance Technician is responsible for maintenance and improvement of the facility and upkeep of outdoor areas. Performs facility repair and daily maintenance of all facilities as needed, including some electrical and plumbing troubleshooting and repair.

Exhibits Specialist

Maintains and repairs exhibit components including assisting with daily safety or maintenance checks, as needed. Orders replacement parts of exhibits as needed, maintains records, tests new and repaired components, and helps install and de-install the museum’s changing exhibits.


The Housekeeper is responsible for the cleaning maintenance of the building and associated exhibits.

Guest Services Manager

The Guest Services Manager plays an important role in creating an environment of learning through play while engaging parents in that learning process at each of The Children’s Museum of Richmond locations.   Major responsibilities include creating a safe and welcoming setting that encourages exploration, creativity and hands-on learning for all visitors.  The Guest Services Manager prepares the museum for visitors on a daily basis, works closely with the Guest Services Operations Manager, and Play Guide Team lead by providing information on all visitor satisfaction, marketing efforts, and opportunities to improve and exceed visitor expectations and sales.

Administrative Coordinator

The Administrative Coordinator plays an important role in providing primary organization-wide administrative support to the Children’s Museum of Richmond.   Major responsibilities include providing excellent customer service to guests, administrative support for all departments, and managing birthday parties for both locations.

Human Resources

Reporting to and in partnership with the Executive Director, the Director of Human Resources is responsible for managing the recruiting process and achieving a diverse staff team for the complex needs of the Children’s Museum.  They will also be responsible for recruiting, employee development and benefits management.

Play Guide

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.

Volunteer Manager

The Volunteer Manager designs, plans and directs all CMoR volunteer programs, including internship programs, to enhance the services and operations of the museum. The Volunteer Manager oversees the recruiting, interviewing, hiring, training, and scheduling of volunteers and interns. The Volunteer Manager supports all specific departments of the museum in various capacities, and supports the museum as a whole.

Director of Development & Marketing

The Director of Development and Marketing supports the Museum mission through leading all fundraising efforts including donor relations, major gifts, grants, and corporate sponsorship. The Director also develops and implements Marketing and Communications strategy for the Museum including public relations, media relations, branding, and digital experience.


The IT Director is responsible for the operation of the computer and IT systems in all Children’s Museum Locations. Coordinates project phases from development to installation. Assists with IT for special events including Santa Land.


The Educator is responsible for delivering quality, educational, engaging programs on a variety of topics, and helping to support development, materials and scheduling of educational programs. The Educator is responsible for the quality of visitor and school group experiences in and outside of the museum through facilitation of floor programming, school field trips, and additional education activities at community events and offsite locations.

Community Outreach Coordinator

The Community Outreach Coordinator builds a cohesive approach to connecting and engaging the community outside the museum walls. This position supports initiatives set by the museum’s strategic plan to connect beyond our physical museums and embed CMoR in strategic and useful ways throughout the community.

Family Engagement Manager

The Family Engagement Manager is responsible for delivering quality and engaging educational programs on a variety of topics to help support the healthy growth of children and families in the Richmond area. Bilingual skills are critical for this role. This manager plays an active role in the community, building relationships with other community and early learning organizations to support the museum’s mission of serving children and families.