President & Chief Executive Officer
The Miriam P. Brenner Children’s Museum has been the place for children and families to explore, play, and learn together in our community for more than 20 years! The board and staff are looking for a dreamer, developer, and diversity-minded CEO to lead our next stage of growth and innovation, building on the Museum’s strong reputation as a place for families to play, learn and grow and as a community connection hub. The next CEO will succeed Marian King, who is stepping down from the role this summer after 12 years growing the fun footprint of the Museum, securing its infrastructure and strengthening partnerships with individuals, businesses, foundations and municipalities.
MBCM’s new CEO will work with a team of 13 full time and 16 part time staff in a newly refurbished facility with a brand-new roof, HVAC and upgraded lighting, floors and restrooms, allowing this dynamic, visionary leader the opportunity to fully focus on the Museum’s mission to engage all children and families in hands-on, fun learning experiences which contribute to their growth and development through play, creation, outdoor exploration, and STEM experiences. Click here to go to the full job description.
Designed to inspire hands-on learning through play, MBCM offers a fun, energetic and safe environment for children of all ages. Located in Downtown Greensboro, children, their families, and teachers can interact with more than 20 exhibits including the 30-foot-tall Neptune XXL Climbers, half-acre learning garden (the Edible Schoolyard) and STEM-focused Growing Place, which are each designed to stimulate children’s imaginations and provide educational play experiences. In its 33,000 square feet of exhibit space, MBCM boasts eight full-size real-life vehicles for kids to explore including a police car, ambulance, Volvo truck, race car, firetruck and the cockpit of a real airplane. The Museum is in the heart of Greensboro’s cultural district, steps away from Central Library, LeBauer Park and the Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts.
MBCM operates from a position of financial strength, with momentum in our camps, afterschool programs, weekly pop-up, free-with admission events and memberships with exciting opportunities for growth. The Museum rebounded from the pandemic closure thanks to an outpouring of community support, federal COVID relief programs and the leadership of an active and engaged Board of Directors.
Applications will be reviewed as received beginning February 28, 2023 and accepted until the position is filled. Inquiries and nominations should be sent to email@example.com.
Garden Associate (Part-Time, Temporary)
Opened to the public in 2010, The Edible Schoolyard includes a half-acre urban, teaching garden and kitchen classroom. We offer hands-on experiences that focus on fresh, seasonal food, wellness, and outdoor play. Using a seed-to-table philosophy, kids and families learn about the systems through which food is grown, harvested, prepared, and shared as a meal. By giving kids a greater knowledge of and connection to what they eat, we inspire them to make better choices for their health and the health of their communities.
This position is ideal for someone committed to nurturing our children and community through food education, who would like to grow their skills and experience in maintaining a public garden, and who practices collaborative communication. There will be opportunities for developing as an educator and grower through this position.
For more information about this position, please read the attached job description. To Apply: Email your letter of interest, resume, and 2 professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guest Services Associate (Part-Time)
The Miriam P. Brenner Children’s Museum has been the place for children and families to explore, play, and learn together in our community for more than 20 years! As we prepare to reopen our doors, we are looking for talented and enthusiastic individuals to join our team and work to help families safely return to hands-on fun and experience the power of play. If you have experience in informal education or hospitality or are interested in building these skills, please consider applying today!
Edible Schoolyard Muralist (Contract Work)
The Greensboro Children’s Museum (GCM) is seeking an experienced muralist to help us transform an overlooked nook of downtown Greensboro into a public work of art and education! With the help of our friends at Piedmont Natural Gas Foundation and the Downtown Resident’s Association, we are tackling a street-facing, retaining wall at the corner on East Lindsay Street from North Church Street to Isley Street.
This space provides an opportunity to both add a pollinator pathway within the planting space between the wall and The Edible Schoolyard as well as transform the cement retaining wall into a piece of local art that will connect both bees, butterflies, and people from the parks and attractions downtown to the parks, farmers market, and attractions in East Greensboro.
For more information about this project, please read the attached job description. Submit questions and proposals by April 17th to: Emma McHone, email@example.com.