Join the Team

Thank you for your interest in employment at Kidzu Children’s Museum. The museum attracts a diverse and talented team that helps inspire learning through purposeful play. Please see the information below for more details about the available positions and their requirements.

Available Positions

Museum Lead Educator for Cooking Classes (part-time): Do you enjoy the art of cooking? Do you like to design recipes that children love to make? Do you have an appreciation for local and regional food sources? Kidzu Children’s Museum is looking for a playful/professional individual to lead and facilitate our To Market, To Market and Kids in the Kitchen weekly programs. The Lead Educator facilitates programs and work as part of the Visitor Experience Team. In addition, educators are asked to attend the visitor’s experience team meetings and allowed 1 hour of planning time per week. Pay rate is $11 an hour. Expected start date is February 21st. Resumes should be sent to Deanna Patrick at


Museum Lead Educator for S.T.E.A.M. Programs (part-time): Kidzu is looking for an individual with program development and instructional experience preferably specializing in grades K-5. The candidate should possess knowledge of science, engineering, technology, and the design-thinking process. The educator will be responsible for creating and facilitating weekly STEAM’D Up programs and STEM Centered Community Events as a part of the Visitor Experience Team. He/She must demonstrate a commitment to Kidzu’s mission and the philosophy of play-based, experiential learning. The STEM Educator must tinker, DIY, wonder “how things work”, and inspire the next generation of inventors and creators.  They will have excellent communication, presentation, and organizational skills and the ability to work successfully while multitasking. Hours will vary, but may include evenings and weekends.  Educators must have a reliable form of transportation for off-site community STEAM events. In addition, this individual is asked to attend the Visitor’s Experience Team Meetings to ensure planning and implementation align with our museum-wide initiatives. Hourly pay rate based on experience and skills. Click here for the full job description.


Makery Staff (part-time): We are looking for fun creative people!! Are you a tinkerer? Do you subscribe to Make magazine, or visit the Scrap Exchange and/or repurpose items for projects? Do you want to help inspire a new generation of thinkers and inventors? Kidzu Children’s Museum is looking for a Lego-loving, science and technology minded, crafty, maker/dreamers to join our team in our Makery, a vibrant art studio and maker space, where we offer visitors opportunities not only to interact in a hands-on way, but also to ask questions, tinker, test and redesign. Pay rate is $10-$11 an hour based on experience and skills. Resumes should be emailed to Marcia Blackstock at

Unpaid Internships

We are looking for interns to help our Administration, Communications, Education and Programs Departments. We’ll work with you to find a position that fits your interests. You are always welcome to send us your resume. We’ll contact you or keep it on file until a position opens up. Resumes can be emailed to or mailed to 201 S. Estes Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514.

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 Elisabeth Suttee at

About Kidzu

Kidzu Children's Museum is a hands-on museum dedicated to inspiring young children and the adults in their lives to learn through purposeful play.

We invite you to get involved with Kidzu and help us build a permanent museum that serves all children in our community and inspiring learning through purposeful play!




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Free for members

$7.50 per child over 12 months
$7.50 per adult
Children 11 months and under are free

Memberships start at $115 for a year of unlimited admission.

See our membership page for more information


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201 S. Estes Drive,
Chapel Hill, NC


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