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

HR Director

The Cayton Children’s Museum’s HR Director will guide all aspects of recruitment and hiring, personnel policies, performance management, compensation and benefits, professional development, training, and team building, and will provide general direction to the leadership team on personnel matters and employee relations. The HR Director supervises the HR & Volunteer Manager and has the support of our outsourced HR partner/PEO, TriNet. This position reports to the Senior Director of Operations and works closely with all departments and everyone on the team. This is a great opportunity for a professional with extensive and varied HR experience, who is looking to contribute their skills and expertise to a mission-driven organization serving children and families and is seeking a role and workplace committed to employee wellness and work/life balance. 

Copywriter & Editor

The Cayton Children's Museum is seeking a part-time experienced Copyeditor & Writer to help produce, edit, and proofread materials and text for the museum’s marketing and communications channels. The Copyeditor & Writer will specifically be responsible for writing, editing, and proofreading content for quality and accuracy and, where needed, developing clear, engaging, and error-free messaging that aligns with the Cayton’s brand voice and speaks to the museum’s target audiences. The position is primarily remote periodic in-person meetings and reports to our Marketing Director with collaboration from our Advancement department.

Development Manager

The Cayton Children's Museum is seeking a Development Manager to help carry out fundraising activities and deepen our donor stewardship and cultivation efforts. The Development Manager is specifically responsible for developing and implementing donor engagement strategies to grow our prospective donor pipeline as well as managing our museum membership program. The role reports to our Development Director and works in collaboration with our Marketing department to create and identify new opportunities that support annual fundraising goals.     

Play Guide

The Play Guide serves as host to our visitors within the museum space by providing exceptional customer service, implementation of key early childhood education and developmental frameworks, and by ensuring safety policies are maintained in order to foster a fun, playful, stimulating, and inclusive environment for all children and families. Play Guides activate permanent exhibits and inspire learning through our in-museum programs, such as arts and crafts, music, drama, physical movement, storytelling and cooperative games. In addition, Play Guides facilitate private events and community outreach such as birthday parties, field trips, camps, festivals and tours. This part-time position is year-round and includes working weekends, evenings and holidays. Due to the variable nature of programming and attendance, candidates must have flexibility with respect to schedule and assignments. 

Grants Manager

The Cayton Children's Museum is seeking a Grants Manager to oversee and grow foundation and government funding for the organization. The role will be responsible for building and executing on the foundation funding plan; managing all grants and institutional contributions through their lifecycle; and working closely with development leadership to identify and cultivate new potential funders. This is a full-time position that reports to our Development Director and plays a key role in our Advancement department. 

Development Coordinator

The Development Coordinator manages the daily operations and administrative functions of the Development department to support the team in raising more than $4M in contributed revenue annually. Reporting to the Development Director, the Coordinator is primarily responsible for gift processing, donor stewardship and the daily management and maintenance of the donor database. The role is ideal for a detail-oriented, efficient, and self-driven professional who is looking to advance their career as part of a high-functioning fundraising team. 




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