Ignite curiosity

Work at the Children's Museum

At the Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota,

we understand the power of play.

We believe our team is part of something extraordinary. Our Museum is community-built and community-sustained, with a mission to ignite the natural curiosity of every child through the power of play in a dynamic, awe-inspiring environment. If you share this passion and want to share it with others, we want to hear from you! 

Current opportunities

Vice President of Development

The Vice President of Development is a new position that will help drive the success of the CMSM by implementing an effective fundraising strategy. The VP of Development will be responsible for leading, developing, and implementing an annual, year-long fundraising plan and appeal schedule. If you have a proven success in fundraising and are passionate about supporting CMSM’s mission, please submit a resume, cover letter and professional references to Heather Ungerer, Vice President of Operations, at heather.ungerer@cmsouthernmn.org.


As CMSM’s Custodian, you will be responsible for performing a variety of custodial and housekeeping functions to maintain the cleanliness and care of the Museum.  This part-time position requires availability to work evenings and some weekends. Key attributes include dependability, self-motivated, flexible, and the ability to maintain a positive attitude while addressing the unexpected. To apply, please fill out our online application here.

Front Desk Staff

This position is the first point of contact for Museum visitors and oversees the Museum’s front desk, café, and gift shop while on duty. We are always seeking candidates and would like to have your application on file. This is a part-time position, 15 – 20 hours per week. To apply, please fill out our online application here.


Playworkers facilitate gallery and exhibit experiences by enthusiastically interacting with and engaging children and families. This is a part-time position, 10 – 12 hours per week. We are currently looking for those able to work flexible hours on weekday afternoons (Tuesday-Friday) and weekends. To apply, please fill out our online application here.

Guest & Museum Experience

Reporting to the Guest Experience Manager, the Guest & Museum Experience position is a full time, 40 hour/week, non-exempt position. The Guest & Museum Experience position is a contributing member of the Museum Experiences and Environments team and acts as a cross -departmental support staff in the Museums gallery and exhibit space, leading Playworkers, interacting with and engaging children and families at the Museum and supporting the Museum Experience Team. Read the full Guest & Museum Experience job description here.

We do not have any opportunities available at this time. Please check back soon!