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

Exhibit Services Associate
Our expanding exhibit products team is seeking a versatile self-starter with strong computer skills to work with our sales and marketing staff, exhibit fabricators and client venues. Duties include preparing contracts and related correspondence, managing tour shipping and installation, maintaining our website and marketing material, and working with client venues on an ongoing basis to support exhibit installations and facilitate repairs, replacement parts, etc.

Excellent communication skills and graphic design experience required; InDesign preferred.  Familiarity with low-voltage electronics (Arduino), Rhino, or other design and fabrication software desired.  The successful candidate must be able to manage multiple projects and be comfortable in a fast-paced shop environment.

Salary DOQ, with excellent benefits.  Please submit a cover letter, resume, salary history and requirements to sclough@bbcmkids.org.  Submissions that do not include salary history and requirements will not be considered.  No phone calls please.

Carpenter/Shop Manager
Seeking an experienced carpenter to participate in project development and manage a fast-paced, creative museum exhibit shop. Five years experience in carpentry, preferably in trade show, museum or commercial construction, required. The successful candidate will collaborate on the design of interactive exhibits, produce quality carpentry and installations, manage production meetings, documentation and shop operations and be willing to travel occasionally for exhibit installation.

Salary DOQ, with excellent benefits. Please submit a cover letter, resume, samples of work, salary history and requirements to cwettstein@bbcmkids.org. No phone calls please.

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 24

Be A Maker: Open Making

June 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon 26

Be A Maker: Morning Open Making

June 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mon 26

Be A Maker: Afternoon Open Making

June 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
See the Full Calendar
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