Creative Discovery Museum
  • 21-Oct-2021 to Until Filled (EST)
  • Chattanooga, TN, USA
  • 12.00
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

Do you love to see children smiling because they enjoy the learning activities you are providing? If you do this might be the job for you!

Creative Discovery Museum is one of the top children's museums in the country and is a vital educational resource across our region. We welcome educators from all backgrounds and want to ensure we provide an array of diversity, not only to our incoming learners but also amongst our team.

The Museum is searching for an innovative and energetic Programs Educator, responsible for implementing pre-planned reserved programs, including birthday parties, lock-ins, school programs, and camps. The Programs Educator also leads groups of children at off-site after-school programs on a consistent and regular basis. The Programs Educator should be proactive, energetic, relational, and have a fun-loving attitude to ensure a quality experience for all museum guests.


  • Located in the heart of Chattanooga, Tennessee!
  • Employees and their families are valued.
  • Schedules posted in advance.
  • The added bonus of providing a positive experience for children.

Salary and Schedule

  • $12.00 per hour
  • Part-time - 12-25 hours per week

Key Responsibilities

  1. Hosts birthday parties, by greeting the party family, setting up the birthday party room, directing the activities of teen volunteers, following the established schedule for parties and making sure that guests enjoy their hour in the party room.
  2. Guides lock-ins, working with the ME staff, setting up the lock-in, spending the night in the Museum, conducting workshops and other activities during the lock-in, and cleaning up after the event.
  3. Works in camps, following the curriculum provided by the Out of School Time Manager. During this week of fun, you could be asked to collect materials and supplies, set up the camp activities and put everything back where it belongs at the end of the week. Our camps include groups of children from pre-K through 5th grade.
  4. Helps families during fee-based workshops, such as Gingerbread House Making, including set up, guiding the families through the workshop, and clean up after the workshop, all to ensure the guests have a fun, memory-making experience.
  5. Engages with children during our after school programming by being the point of contact for parents, helping children experience the curriculum provided by the Out of School Time Manager, classroom management, and directing volunteers, as well as room clean-up following the programs.
  6. Guides students through workshops for our STEAM Tours by setting up activities, managing the classroom, and cleaning up following the program.
  7. Taking the fun outside the walls of the Museum by taking activities to community events. This includes PR outreach venues, schools, and community events.


  • High school diploma.
  • 2 years life experience or formal education in the Arts, Science, Early Childhood, or Education.
  • 2 years teaching and leading children ages 2-12.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively:
    • Work with a variety of personalities.
    • Be an effective part of a team; and
    • Be flexible; and
  • Informal education experience preferred.
  • Ability to stand and walk on the Museum floor for extended periods.
  • Some lifting of supplies.

The Creative Discovery Museum is an equal opportunity employer committed to promoting an inclusive environment that values and supports diversity and equality among staff, volunteers, and all of its audiences.

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