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

Thank you for your interest in working at the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota. We don’t have any openings at the moment, please check back!


( Part-Time Position)

Playworkers facilitate gallery and exhibit experiences by enthusiastically interacting with and engaging children and families. We are currently hiring part-time (up to 25 hours/week) positions, with a required weekend rotation.  

To apply, please submit a resume to Kathleeen Burns, Director of Museum Education, at kathleen.burns@cmsouthernmn.org

Reporting to the Vice President of Operations, the Facilities Manager will be responsible for the maintenance and development of CMSM buildings and grounds. This role is a full time, 40 hour/week, exempt position. 

To apply, please submit a resume to Heather Ungerer, Vice President of Operations, at heather.ungerer@cmsouthernmn.org. 

Front Desk Attendant

( Full-Time Position)

The Front Desk team has the responsibility of working in a fast-paced environment and overseeing the Museum’s front desk, café and gift shop while on duty. Weekday (Tuesday-Friday) and weekend availability are expected, as well as availability for additional hours for special events and programs. This position is a non-exempt, full-time role at 30 hours per week. Excellent customer service, a commitment to continued improvement and efficiency of Museum practices, attention to detail, self-motivation and flexibility, and the ability to maintain a positive attitude while dealing with the unexpected should be key attributes that describe you as a worker.

To apply, please submit a resume to Daniel Young, Admission’s and Café Manager, at daniel.young@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.

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!