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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


Reservations Coordinator
Part-time .5 FTE position

Open: January 1, 2018
Interviewing: December 1, 2017

Habitot Children’s Museum is seeking an experienced customer service professional to handle all telephone and email inquiries regarding program and event reservations and complete all administrative actions to ensure organization-wide implementation of programs and their evaluation. The Reservations Administrator works closely with Operations Manager to ensure the scheduling and training of necessary staffing; Marketing and Graphics staff to ensure year-round promotion of events and programs; and bookkeeping staff to ensure reconciliation of all revenues and may play a role in developing program offerings. This position is a .5FTE the hours of which may fluctuate seasonally (the workload is highest October - February). Aspects of the position may be done remotely; ability to check most days of the week is preferred. More info here:

To apply: Send cover email and resume to with Reservations Coordinator in subject line. Operations Manager
Full-time .75 FTE position

Open: July 1, 2018
Accepting applications: May 1, 2018

Do you have a wide range of skills -- people skills, creativity, administrative strength and you're handy with tools - and crave the chance to use them all in the same job? If you like keeping busy in an imaginative, hands-on play environment, where your work will be a little different every day, and people are happy, friendly and fun, Habitot’s Senior Operations Manager may be the job for you.

Core Responsibilities:
Human Resources - hiring, scheduling, supervising floor and reception desk staff (40%)
Museum Operations / Administration - ordering supplies, maintaining exhibits and gallery spaces (30%)
Program Planning & Support - ensuring events and programs are supported (25%)
Visitor Services - troubleshooting, responding to visitor inquiries/complaints (5%)

To request full job description and/or to apply: Send cover email and resume to with Operations Manager in subject line.


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 Jobs or 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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