Jobs, Internships & Volunteer Opportunities


A Great Place to Contribute

Employees, interns, and volunteers are essential to fulfilling Habitot’s mission to nurture and enrich the lives of young children, families, and the community. We are eager to meet individuals who have a passion for this work.

Habitot is a great opportunity for people who can embrace the challenge of helping grow a small and nimble organization into a hub for diverse communities. We know that great employees arrive with skills different than those listed in job descriptions, and we welcome applications from candidates who have not yet had the opportunity to learn every skill that makes them the “ideal candidate.” We consider people with experience (both paid and unpaid).

Here are some words and phrases that might describe you: creative, curious, confident, adaptable, collaborative, organized, self-directed, strategic, community-minded, excellent communicator, good with people, and able to stay (mostly) positive when faced with multiple deadlines.


Job Opportunities

2024 Grants Manager — part-time, remote

Do you love writing with passion about making sure new parents and young children have safe spaces to play and learn together? Do you want to see more community resources invested in early childhood and opportunities for play, especially for families with fewer options? Would you like to be a part of Habitot’s reopening in its “New Place
to Grow”?
2024 GRANTS MANAGER Part-time

Road Crew Supervisor

Drive the vehicle and supervise road crew in setting up and breaking down Habitot’s MobileMuseum events. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. MobileMuseum Event Road Crew Supervisor

Road Crew

Unload and set up Habitot’s exhibits and activity stations at each MobileMuseum event. Must be able to lift 50 lbs.

MobileMuseum Event Road Crew


Workstudy Job Opportunities

Habitot partners with the UC-Berkeley work-study program, giving financial aid students opportunities for building job skills, work experience, and community service. The available 2023-24 workstudy jobs are:

• Part-time/on call weekday and weekend Front Desk Receptionist: Tasks include opening and closing the museum Bay Street Emeryville, activating all exhibits and creativity stations, greeting drop-in visitors and ticketed audience at entry, handling payments for walk-in visitors, supporting art and facilitator staff as needed, and managing customer relations.
• On call Early Childhood Art Studio Assistant at our Bay Street Emeryville museum, half-day shifts, weekdays and weekends working with young children and families with art-making activities.
Exhibit Play Facilitator supporting children’s play and learning at Mobile Museum events in community parks on weekends. Transportation expense to locations reimbursed.
• On call Road Crew supporting our Mobile Museum Team helping load, unload, and set up/break down the exhibits and activities for pop-up community events. Early mornings/late afternoons on weekends. Transportation expense to locations reimbursed.

To apply for work-study jobs, contact


Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer at MobileMuseum Events

Assist with art activities, play with children in each exhibit, read-aloud storytellers
Pop-Up Event Playworker

Fundraising Events

Support Habitot’s fundraising events, auctions, house parties

Complete our Volunteer Survey

Serve on the Board of Directors

Join us in a leadership role! More info



Interns are placed year-round in:

  • Development, special events and fundraising
  • Marketing and public relations
  • Graphic design
  • Education and public programming
  • Summer Camp Teaching
  • Community Partnership

Internships are 100 hours, have flexible scheduling, and generally take place over 3 months’ time. Winter Term and one-month internships are possible.

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, or high school. Interns receive a $300 stipend upon successful completion of an internship.

How to Apply to Jobs or Internships

Send resume and cover letter in the body of an email to


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, and who can give an example of something they have done to further social justice and equity.

About the Organization

Habitot Children’s Museum is the East Bay’s hands-on discovery museum designed specifically for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Annually since 1998, Habitot’s museum has been serving an estimated 55,000 children primarily from Alameda and Contra Costa counties, and drawing from the entire region. Since the pandemic, Habitot has pivoted to providing virtual and in-person mobile events. A mission-driven nonprofit, Habitot strives 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. Through hands-on exhibitions, public programs, classes, and workshops, Habitot provides creative, multisensory experiences that promote school readiness and life-long learning.