Employment & Volunteering

The Betty Brinn Children’s Museum is a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides mission-based employment opportunities.

Current Positions Available

Associate Director of Outreach

Successful nonprofit seeks full-time Associate Director to help lead a program that provides training and continuing support for partner organizations that serve families throughout a diverse urban setting. The position will create/manage a master schedule of meetings, commitments and deadlines. Duties include: training adults, making presentations, developing grant applications/reports, assessing project outcomes, cultivating relationships with partners, funders and civic leaders, and managing a budget. The successful candidate must be extremely organized, detail-oriented, able to meet deadlines by working independently and collaboratively, have excellent written/verbal and data management skills, have a record of success building community relationships in a diverse urban environment, and serve as an advocate for the program’s goals.

Qualifications: A degree in education, social work, community engagement or a related field.  This position requires working some nights and weekends.  Must have a car and a valid driver’s license.  Bilingual skills a plus.  Salary range is $40+ DOQ with opportunity for advancement.  Applications must include a cover letter, resume and salary history/requirements.  Applications should be emailed to dwilson@bbcmkids.org.

Development Associate

The Betty Brinn Children’s Museum is seeking a full-time Development Associate to work closely with the Executive Director and other development staff to support the Museum’s annual fundraising goals.  Responsibilities include: managing the annual development calendar to ensure the timely submission of funding requests; researching and drafting funding applications and progress reports to individuals, corporations, foundations and government agencies; maintaining accurate records relating to Museum donors and prospects; scheduling meetings, preparing acknowledgements, coordinating volunteer and Board member fundraising activities; and assisting with fundraising events. The position requires excellent research and writing skills; attention to detail; experience developing grant budgets, analyzing data, and monitoring compliance with grant requirements; demonstrated ability to prioritize multiple projects while meeting deadlines. Applicants must be computer literate and have experience using spreadsheets and databases. A Bachelor’s degree and at least three years of directly related experience are required. Compensation for this position is $30K + DOQ and there are opportunities for advancement.  Please submit a cover letter, resume, salary history and requirements to fshup@bbcmkids.org.  Applications that do not include these materials may not be considered.

Visitor Services Assistant Manager

The Betty Brinn Children’s Museum is seeking a part-time assistant manager with customer service experience to supervise visitor assistants.  Applicants must be available to work most weekends and some weekdays.  Experience working with children in a camp, theater arts, or educational setting preferred.  Please send resumes to tmiller@bbcmkids.org.

Visitor Services Assistant (VA)

The Betty Brinn Children’s Museum is seeking enthusiastic part-time staff members to join our Visitor Services team (15-20 hours per week). Applicants must be available to work most weekday mornings, weekends, and occasional weeknights as needed. Experience in customer service, and childhood education (in a camp, theatre arts, or educational setting) preferred. Please list the hours available to work when submitting a resume or an application.

Send resume to:
Hiring Manager
Betty Brinn Children’s Museum
929 E. Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Or email:
Or stop in for an application. No phone calls please.


Donate your time and talents to help make a difference for thousands of children and families who visit the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum each year. Individuals, organizations and corporations can support the Museum’s educational mission by supporting benefit events, family programs and projects that work to maintain and enhance our dynamic educational facility.

Volunteer Requirements

Student Volunteers

Earn service hours in our fun, educational environment. Students who volunteer for 100 hours or more qualify for the President’s Student Service Award, a nationally recognized award for public service.

Volunteer Opportunities

To help, please email the Volunteer Coordinator or call (414) 390-KIDS (5437), ext. 221.

Upcoming Events
Sat 17

Be A Maker: Open Making

February 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon 19

Be A Maker: Morning Open Making

February 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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It’s In the Bank

February 19 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
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