Hours: Wed–Sun 9 am–4 pm, plus late on Thur til 8 pm • Closed Mon/Tue • Check full schedule

Hours: Wed–Sun 9 am–4 pm, plus late on Thur til 8 pm • Closed Mon/Tue • Check full schedule

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Jobs & Careers at MCM


Links below will show our current jobs and employment opportunities. Click for a full description and application instructions.

Don’t see anything that fits your skills? Send a cover letter and resume to our offices; MCM Employment, 100 N. Hamilton St., Madison, WI, 53703.

Current Job Openings

Review listings for current job postings below. Click on the position title to open a PDF with the full position description and information on the required application materials.

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Additional information from applicants: Affirmative Action Form

As a partner with the City of Madison, we follow Affirmative Action. We encourage all applicants to complete the following form along with their application to aid us in our efforts in making equitable and diverse hires. All materials should be sent to: mcmjobs@madisonchildrensmuseum.org

Madison Children’s Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer and recognizes and honors the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA). We join other employers in pledging that we appreciate the values, leadership, and unique skills service members and Veterans bring to the workforce.

Madison Children’s Museum is an Affirmative Action Plan/Equal Opportunity Employer and does discriminate against any employee or applicant because of sex, age, race, color, religion, marital or student status, disability/handicap, national origin or ancestry, income level or source of income, arrest or conviction record, less than honorable discharge, gender identity, physical appearance, sexual orientation, or political beliefs.

Why work at MCM?

Madison Children’s Museum is a non-profit educational organization with a mission to connect children to themselves, their families, their communities, and the world through discovery learning and creative play. Our award-winning museum annually serves 200,000 people in an inspiring space custom-created by our in-house team of artists and artisans. Visitors take part in hundreds of programs for children, families, and adults, created by our education experts. MCM is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a diverse staff to serve our diverse community and qualified applicants of under-represented backgrounds and identities are encouraged to apply.

While recognizing the challenges of the COVID19 pandemic, MCM leadership considers this to be an opportune time to reset our practices: to leap forward toward a stronger organization; a higher vision of inclusion; and to leverage the resilience, grit, and creativity of our people in all roles. The board and leadership staff have adopted strategic objectives that provide focus on what matters most at this time for our community and in our organization while using the strengths we’ve developed over decades to excel in fulfilling our mission going forward.

No matter the role, all of our staff take to heart the museum’s core values which we believe are in the best interest of children—always. We believe in: Play, Integrity, Creativity, Collaboration, Risk, Inclusiveness, Learning, and Sustainability. Play is the work of childhood and the joyful right of all children. These values are reflected in our exhibits, our programs, and in every part of the museum’s life from how guests are greeted when they walk in the door to what cleaning products we use.

Our staff take pride in attracting visitors from all neighborhoods in the area, as well as tourists from around the state and globe, and in providing them a safe and experientially enriched environment. We work closely with hundreds of partners locally and nationally to enrich our offerings, conduct research, provide an outlet for them to serve families and children, and together make our community a better place.  Everyone who workes at MCM considers our prominent role in the community, and our daily behavior as an organization, to be an obligation and an opportunity to improve the lives of children.

MCM is a joyful, energetic place with a team of 50 staff, plus volunteers, whose diverse life experiences, perspectives, skills, and personalities enable us to best serve the children and community we serve. We are artists, educators, caregivers, experts in our fields, and stewards of this great responsibility to best serve the children and families in our community.

When we add to our team of staff and volunteers, we look for not only the right talents and experience but also for people who share our values while also challenging us to do more, think innovatively, and care deeply. If this sounds like you, we encourage you to apply and build your career at Madison Children’s Museum.

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