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Habitot Children's Museum's mission is to nurture and enrich the lives of young children, their families, and the adults who care for them by providing an environment for early childhood learning and exploration, parenting education and community outreach. Staff and volunteers are essential to fulfilling our mission and we are eager to meet individuals who have a passion for this work.

Job Opportunities

Summer Camp Instructor - seasonal position

Habitot is seeking an energetic and experienced preschool teacher to prepare and lead weekday morning camps for 2-5 year olds from June-August. The camps are designed around themes and curriculum and materials are available. The maximum number of children is 12 and the camp runs from 9 am-1 pm, plus additional working time for prep, set up and cleanup.


Candidates should have significant experience teaching preschool-aged children in a school or camp setting and clear delight in spending time with young children; strong skill-set in positive discipline, and getting the best out of each child, regardless of abilities; must have strong curriculum development skills, arts background, cooking, singing/music ability a plus. Highly responsible, dependable, punctual and reliable. Pay in the range of $18-20/hr. depending on previous experience.

To apply: send resume and cover letter in the body of an email to: NOTE: no attachments will be opened. OR send to Habitot Children's Museum, PMB 326, 1563 Solano Ave., Berkeley, CA 94707.

Graphic Designer
Part-time position

Habitot is seeking an experienced Graphic Designer to maintain our website updates, monthly e-mail newsletters and various ads, signs, hand-outs and flyers. Hours are approximately 10 per week, flexible scheduling, on-site only.

Qualifications include proficiency with HTML, CSS, Adobe Illustrator, Dreamweaver, InDesign, Phototshop preparing and uploading files for print, using blast email services.

To apply: send resume and cover letter in the body of an email to: NOTE: no attachments will be opened. OR send to Habitot Children's Museum, PMB 326, 1563 Solano Ave., Berkeley, CA 94707.


Interns are placed year-yound in the following departments:

  • Development, special events and fundraising
  • Marketing and public relations
  • Graphic design
  • Education and public programming
  • Summer Camp Teaching
  • Community Partnerships
Internships Job Descriptions

Internships are 100 hours, have flexible scheduling, and generally take place over 3 months' time.

We train interns in best practices, give practical work experience and expect interns to take responsibility for portions of ongoing projects.

Interns must be graduates of 2- or 4-year colleges, or be currently enrolled in college. Interns receive a $300 stipend upon successful completion of an internship.


Volunteers at Habitot work primarily "behind the scenes" to help Habitot and our programs succeed. Volunteer activities include assisting with mailings, processing data entry, cleaning and organizing supplies, soliciting in-kind donations, joining Museum work parties for painting and cleaning the museum, staffing booths at community events, and prepping art materials. Generally speaking, we do not use volunteers to work directly with children or families.

Individuals can volunteer on a one-time or on a drop-in basis. By prior arrangement, we accept those performing community service to work off traffic tickets.

Volunteers with interest and relevant experience or skills have also coordinated larger projects such as fundraising events, the community Art Show, and management of the Toy Lending Library and Family Resource Center. These volunteer opportunities require a sustained commitment of time but plenty of reward for "owning" a project. Supervision and training is available. Volunteers

All unaccompanied volunteers must be at least 16 years old. Young people 15 and under, if accompanied by an adult, can volunteer as Jr. Docents. Please ask at the Front Desk about this program.

How to Apply to Interships

By email:

Send resume and cover letter in the body of an email to: NOTE: no attachments will be opened. OR send to Habitot Children's Museum, PMB 326, 1563 Solano Ave., Berkeley, CA 94707.
By Postal Mail:
Attn: Human Resources
Habitot Children's Museum
PMB 326
1563 Solano Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94707

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Habitot Children's Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer providing equal opportunity to all qualified applicants without regard to gender, race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sexual orientation and any and all classifications protected by applicable state or federal discrimination laws as protected classes. We seek staff who reflect the diversity of the Bay Area; multicultural and bilingual applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

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