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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

Senior Operations Manager

Announced May 12, 2017
To be filled August 1, 2017

Do you have a wide range of skills -- people skills, creativity, administrative strength and handy with tools - and crave the chance to use them all 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. Download full job description PNG here.

Early Childhood Summer Camp Teacher for kids ages 3-5

Habitot Children’s Museum in Berkeley, CA is seeking an outgoing, creative, energetic and warm-hearted Early Childhood Summer Camp Leader for our Summer Camp for 3-5 year olds for the weeks of June 19-September 1.

The camps are designed around different themes and play-based curriculum and materials are available. Camp leader/instructor will also plan some of the curriculum in advance of camp days. The maximum number of children is 12 and the camp runs from 9 am-1 pm. Teacher's schedule is 8:30am to 1:15pm plus additional working time for prep (including decorating camp space), daily set up and cleanup. The last two weeks of camp run from 9 am-4 pm. The instructor will have support from one assistant.

Preferred Qualifications:

-Skilled and experienced at managing preschool-aged children, particularly in a class, camp or school setting

-A strong understanding of safety issues related to young children -Arts background, cooking, theatre, singing/music, or movement/dance experience

-Clear delight in spending time with young children

-Strong skill-set in positive discipline, social-emotional learning, and getting the best out of each child regardless of abilities

-Confidence and experience when communicating with parents

-Strong and creative curriculum development skills, including an understanding of creative play

-Highly responsible, dependable, punctual and reliable.

-Not afraid of messy play or of working with children with emerging toilet readiness

Pay in the range of $18-20/hr. depending on previous experience.

To apply: send resume and cover letter in the body of an email to:

Habitot Seeks Parenting Education Volunteer

Do you want to help parents know about best practices for helping their children learn and grow. To share ideas to help children become respectful and empathetic adults? Volunteer to help maintain our "Purple Parenting Cart" of free handouts.

Training and support is available to guide you in selecting and displaying articles. Membership is a benefit for someone who can make a 1-year commitment.

Time commitment: 2 hours weekly during open hours.

Note: children must have childcare or be in school during volunteer hours.

If you are interested in finding out more about this volunteer opportunity, please email us at


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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