The Development & Grants Coordinator reports directly to Kidzu’s Grant Manager and Director of Development, working closely with all members of the museum’s Development Team. This individual will play a key role in the museum’s grant process by assisting the Grants Manager with grant applications and working with members of the programs team to ensure grant requirements are fulfilled and reporting needs are met. This individual will also assist the Director of Development with various fundraising-related activities including, but not limited to, campaign planning, mailings, and data tracking. Click here for the full job description. To apply, please send resume and cover letter to varney@kidzuchildrensmuseum.
Become a part of Kidzu’s Nest team! The Nest Educator will facilitate The Nest’s play sessions with the opportunity to participate in a variety of additional public and paid programming. This includes, but is not limited to, public Nest sessions, private sessions for community organizations, and free community events. Click here for the full job description and details on how to apply.
Central to Kidzu’s visitor experience for children 0-12 and their adults is an exhibit area called The Makery. Inspired by the Maker Movement, The Makery is a technology-based do-it-yourself learning environment that embraces creativity, experimentation, and tinkering. Rooted in STEM (or STEAM) education, the Maker Movement embraces a wide variety of science and art domains, including electronics, woodworking, fine arts and crafts, digital technology, design, printing, metalworking, etc. Kidzu’s The Makery is a learning environment where children, teens, and families can tinker, design, and create together using real “stuff”. Makery Fellows support visitors in their endeavors through The Makery and encourage limitless exploration, experimentation, and discovery. Click here for the full job description and details on how to apply.
UNC Work-Study Students
Do you go to UNC and have work-study as part of your financial aid package? Want to work at a local nonprofit and make a difference in your community? Kidzu Children’s Museum has plenty of positions for you. We have work-study students greet visitors at the front desk and work behind the scenes with our staff to maintain our social media, help design and create exhibits, support our fund-raising efforts, create our collateral and keep up our communications. If you are interested, please contact Kailey Singleton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Internships & Volunteer Positions
We host interns in our Administration, Communications, Education and Programs Departments. Interns are typically selected in August (for the fall), January (for the spring), and May (for the summer).
You are always welcome to send us your resume in the event an internship is not currently available and we’ll contact you or keep it on file until a position opens up. Resumes can be emailed to email@example.com or mailed to 201 S. Estes Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, Attn: Kailey Singleton
Summer Camp Volunteer
Kidzu Children’s Museum offers a variety of summer camp options for ages 4-8. Volunteers are an asset to our programs – assisting in planning and implementing camps, preparing and cleaning materials and museum spaces, and maintaining a safe, fun, and organized camp atmosphere. Summer camps will run from June 12th through August 25th. Click here to learn more and apply today!
Other Volunteer Opportunities
Want to be involved but not sure where to start? That’s okay! We’ll work with you to create a meaningful, personalized experience at Kidzu. Here are just a few areas where you could volunteer: Arts & STEM, Environmental Sustainability & Stewardship, Accessibility & Social Justice, Emerging Language & Literacy, Education & Programming, Child Health & Wellness, and Partner in Play.
Complete Kidzu’s online volunteer application below to provide us with your interests and availability. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.