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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

Art Studio Manager

Part-time position
Position open: June 1, 2014
Accepting letters of inquiry/resumes April 22-May 10
Interviews May 11-May 31

Habitot is seeking an experienced preschool teacher to coordinate daily, open-ended Art Studio activities for 0-5 year olds. The Art Studio Manager collaborates on curriculum development with another Art Studio Manager, engages in supportive conversations with parents and caregivers, maintains the Art Studio space and all supplies and is a vital part of our creative team in advancing the Museum's nonprofit mission.

The Manager position is shared by two individuals who together cover all of Habitot's open hours. We are currently filling a position to cover these available hours: Thursdays 9:00-1:00 and Friday-Saturday, 9:00-5:00 (reduced to every other Saturday from April-September). Art Studio Managers are occasionally needed on weekday afternoons for programs serving community outreach partners (teen parents, special needs families, homeless families, and others).

Qualifications include preschool art education training or experience, interest/knowledge in preschool art and early childhood development, good verbal communication skills, strong organizational abilities, physical stamina, outgoing friendliness, punctuality and reliability. Spanish or other language ability and knowledge of multicultural arts a plus.

PLEASE NOTE when applying, embed cover letter and resume in the body of your email. NO ATTACHMENTS will be opened OR mail to: Human Resources, PMB 326, 1563 Solano Ave., Berkeley, CA 94707

Internships

Interns are placed year-yound in our development and marketing, graphic design and education departments. 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. Internships

Volunteering

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

By email:

Email us about your interest, embed your resume or job/work history into the email, and send to developmenthr@gmail.com.
NO ATTACHMENTS will be opened.
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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