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Available Positions

Executive Director

The Executive Director has overall responsibility for fundraising, staff supervision, planning, financial management, program management, marketing, and community relations for this nonprofit agency, subject to board oversight. The Executive Director will work closely with the board and staff to develop and implement the strategic plan, establish policies, and provide leadership and support for the staff and volunteers. The Executive Director reports to the board of directors and manages a total staff of 15 (not including work-study students) through 4 direct reports including the Director of Operations, the Development Director and Creative Director. 

For more information and to apply, click here.

Lead Camp Instructor

Kidzu’s camp programs engage children 3-8 years old in a variety of single-day and week-long camps that provide unique explorative opportunities and hands-on activities related to the camp theme. For spring 2022 camp descriptions, visit www.kidzuchildrensmuseum.org/schools-out-camp/. Each camp is taught by a Lead Camp Instructor and supported by an assistant and youth volunteer(s). The Lead Camp Instructor is responsible for all aspects of camp facilitation to ensure a fun, engaging, and safe experience for camp participants. For more information, click here.

If interested, please send your resume/CV and references to Darien Cropper at cropper@kidzuchildrensmuseum.org with the subject “Lead Camp Instructor”

Camp Volunteer

Kidzu Children’s Museum offers a variety of day-camp options for ages 4-8 and 6-11. Volunteers are an asset to our programs – assisting in planning and implementing camps, preparing and cleaning materials and museum spaces, and maintaining a safe, fun, and organized camp atmosphere. Spring 2022 School’s Out Camps run on various days from January 24th through April 15th. For more details about Kidzu’s 2022 school’s out camps and to read our current health and safety procedures, click here.

To apply, please fill out the volunteer application here. 

Museum Associate
 
Kidzu is currently searching for energetic and engaging employees with the ability and interest to work on-site within various museum departments including Visitor Services, The Makery, Educational Programs, and Community Outreach. Part-time positions are available starting immediately! Click here for the full job description and details on how to apply. 

Museum Mentor

Kidzu’s NEW Museum Mentor program offers unpaid positions designed for college students and community members with a special skill or interest that they would like to share with visitors and families. Our Museum Mentor program matches mentors with appropriate programs and opportunities at Kidzu. Potential areas of museum work include art and design, technology and STEM, education, translation, and special events. To apply, please complete this form.

Unpaid Internships

We host interns in our Administration, Communications, Education and Programs Departments. Interns are typically selected in August (for the fall), January (for the spring), and May (for the summer).

You are always welcome to send us your resume in the event an internship is not currently available and we’ll contact you or keep it on file until a position opens up. Resumes can be emailed to info@kidzuchildrensmuseum.org or mailed to 201 S. Estes Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, Attn: Kailey Singleton

UNC Work-Study Students

Do you go to UNC and have work-study as part of your financial aid package? Want to work at a local nonprofit and make a difference in your community? Kidzu Children’s Museum has plenty of positions for you. We have work-study students greet visitors at the front desk and work behind the scenes with our staff to maintain our social media, help design and create exhibits, support our fund-raising efforts, create our collateral and keep up our communications. If you are interested, please contact Kailey Singleton at singleton@kidzuchildrensmuseum.org.