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

Director of Administration

Experienced administrative professional needed for a leadership position in a successful non-profit.  Responsibilities include payroll/benefits administration, management of non-staff insurance policies, IT services coordination, facilities and office systems management, budget development, and providing administrative support to the Executive Director and the Museum’s Board of Directors.

This position requires excellent time management and organizational skills, exceptional oral and written communication skills, strong attention to detail and the ability to multi-task.  Accounting experience a plus. Salary $50+ DOQ with opportunities for advancement.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and salary history/requirements to fshup@bbcmkids.org.  Submissions that do not include a salary history and requirements may not be considered.  No phone calls please.

Museum Floor Coordinator

The Betty Brinn Children’s Museum is seeking to fill a full time position to ensure the quality and safety of our visitor experience, including exhibit/facility maintenance and preparing the Museum for use by field trip groups and families. Position must have basic fabrication skills and be able to use hand tools and shop equipment to make minor repairs/adjustments. Special projects will include assisting with exhibit installation and special events, managing an inventory of props and supplies, and supporting hands-on programs in collaboration with other staff.  The position requires the ability to assess/prioritize, initiative, attention to detail, problem solving, effective time management and the ability to work independent of direct supervision or in a team setting.  Work schedule is Tuesday through Saturday; some out-of-state travel may be required. Applicants must hold a valid driver’s license and have a clean driving record. This position will interface with patrons, co-workers and Museum volunteers and requires excellent written/verbal communication skills.  The salary range for the position is $27,000+ DOQ and there are opportunities for advancement. Experience working in a museum or other educational setting is desired.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, salary history and requirements to jpariso@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.

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October 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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