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Cayton careers

Careers with Impact

The Cayton Children’s Museum’s mission is to activate the power of play to enrich the lives of children and their families, build stronger and more connected communities, and create a better world.

As a space where we encourage children to experience the transformational and lifelong benefits of purposeful play, we hire people who embody this same spirit.  We want our employees to grow not only with our organization, but with our larger play community. Apply to be part of our team today and play your way to a better world!

The Cayton Children’s Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability, political affiliation, marital or family status, age, military service, or other non-merit factor.


Current Openings

Guest Services Associate

As the first and last face Museum guests will see during their visit, the Guest Services Associate will ensure timely and seamless service, handle guest inquiries, manage guest expectations and make informed recommendations. The Cayton Children's Museum is looking for a team member with a forward-thinking guest service approach to their work. The Guest Services Associate must be able to multitask in a fast-paced environment while maintaining a positive attitude.

Vice President of Development

The Vice President of Development leads the organization's development department and oversees fundraising efforts, including building and executing the annual fundraising plan, donor and prospect management, cultivation and stewardship, pledge reconciliation, budget oversight, and departmental systems and processes. The VP of Development oversees a 5-person department, has three direct reports, the Development Manager, Grants Manager, and Donor Database Manager, and works closely with the CEO and Board Development Committee to advance fundraising efforts. The ideal candidate for this role will be relationship-driven, energetic, tenacious, and a critical thinker with a proven ability to execute, develop and direct strategy, and mobilize a small team in raising $2.5M+ in the coming year.

Guest Services Internship

The Guest Services Intern will work closely with front desk staff to learn and assist with museum admissions processes. The intern will develop and strengthen customer service, data management and communication skills contributing to a mission driven non-profit organization in the heart of Santa Monica. 

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to Karl Perry, Guest Services Manager using the 'Apply Here' button below.

Vice President of Museum Experience

The Vice President of Museum Experience is responsible for developing strategy and vision for the full, start-to-finish Cayton Children’s Museum visitor experience, including programs and guest services. The position plays a crucial role in shaping the organization’s success, impact, and reputation by ensuring quality, mission-driven programming and excellence in hospitality and guest experience. As a member of the executive leadership team, the Vice President of Museum Experience is an essential player in the development of organizational priorities and goals, and in supporting the staff in understanding and successfully executing on those goals. 

Event Host and Play Guide

As an Event Host and Play Guide, you will assist in the facilitation of private events and community outreach, such as birthday parties, museum buyouts, field trips, camps, festivals, and tours.  In addition, Event Host/Play Guides will activate permanent exhibits and inspire learning through our in-museum programs, such as arts and crafts, music, drama, physical movement, storytelling, and cooperative games.  This part-time seasonal position (with the possibility of extension) has a schedule of weekends, some evenings, and holidays. Due to the variable nature of events and programming, candidates must have flexibility with respect to schedule and assignments.   


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