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Discover the fun of working at Discovery Place.

Join our team and help bring extraordinary educational experiences to children and families throughout the region.

We know that staff are the key ingredient to providing exceptional experiences to the thousands of visitors who attend our Museums each day. So, we are dedicated to creating an outstanding workplace by hiring and training the most qualified people who share our values and passion for education, science, nature and fun. In every area, we show appreciation for our staff by creating an environment that stimulates personal and professional growth.

Discovery Place, Inc. offers a competitive package of benefits to employees including:

  • Health and dental insurance 1
  • Life insurance 1
  • Disability insurance 1
  • Retirement plan 1
  • Museum Membership
  • Invitations to special events
  • Museum discounts

1 available to full time employees only

Current Openings

Aquarist/Keeper I - Full Time

Location: Discovery Place
Develop and implement curation and husbandry procedures with regard to animals and plants and their life support systems. Assist in the development and implementation of programming, exhibits and graphics related to the aquarium and rainforest areas. Must hav…

Birthday Party Presenter - On Call

Location: Discovery Place
Energetic, outgoing individual needed to fill the position of Birthday Party Presenter. Responsibilities include the role of host/hostess for the duration of the party, set up and break down of party room and demonstrations or presentations based on the party theme. Must b…

Building Services Associate - Part Time

Location: Discovery Place
Building Services Associates needed to provide direct oversight of all building and security-related systems to guarantee optimal performance. Monitor the custodial service to ensure cleanliness during public and non-public hours. Set up and break down for company function…

Creative Play Professional - Part Time

Location: Discovery Place KIDS-Rockingham
Discovery Place KIDS-Rockingham seeks a part time Creative Play Professional to conduct programs, make presentations, perform demonstrations and lead play activities while adapting content and complexity to ages and interests of children. This person will a…

Development Assistant - Full Time

Location: Discovery Place
The Development Assistant works to engage donors and prospects through phone calls, acknowledgments, reports, events and publications, and is responsible for researching donors and prospects and producing donor profiles. Position provides administrative suppo…

Director, Guest Sales & Services - Full Time

Location: Discovery Place, Charlotte
Plan and implement sales strategies to increase participation at all Discovery Place locations. Direct the activities of phone sales and customer service through Guest Sales & Reservations department. Respond and resolve customer service complaints. Prov…

Docent - Part Time, Temporary (November 2014 - May 2015)

Location: Discovery Place
Docents implement daily Discovery Place exhibition operations including interacting with guests, answering questions, facilitating traffic flow, reporting problems and assisting interpretive characters throughout the Museum. Docents also present "random acts …

Exhibits Technician - Part Time

Location: Discovery Place KIDS-Rockingham
Repair and maintain exhibits within Discovery Place and other off-site locations. Minimum of five years of shop-fabrication experience, particularly in the exhibits and cabinetry industries. Must have general working knowledge of standard shop…

Guest Services Associate - Part Time

Location: Discovery Place
The Guest Services Associate is responsible for processing admittance of visitors to the Museum and promoting Discovery Place Membership sales. Must be able to operate a computer, have experience working with a computerized cash register and possess the ability to accurate…

Intern, Marketing & Public Relations - Part Time, Unpaid

Discovery Place, Inc. is looking for a Public Relations & Marketing Intern who is excited to gain PR writing, media relations, marketing and event experience. Working with the Marketing and Public Relations team, duties may include writing press releases, website content and blogs; managing PR calen…

Manager, Donor Relations - Full Time

Location: Discovery Place
The Donor Relations Manager is responsible for building donor relationships, developing corporate members/supporters and leveraging the Discovery Place, Inc. brand loyalty and mission to increase organization funding from individual and corporate donors. This…

Manager, MAKE Program - Full Time

Location: Discovery Place
Design and deliver initiatives in the philosophy of MAKE, including fabricating exhibits. Coordinate internal and external partners to provide guest experiences in tinkering, design, iterative thinking and scientific and engineering habits of mind. Lead effor…

Membership Associate - Full Time

Location: Discovery Place
Assists Manager, Membership Sales & Services, in administering Membership acquisitions, renewals and benefit programs for Discovery Place, Charlotte Nature Museum and Discovery Place KIDS. Exceptional customer service skills (primarily over the phone) and ability to multi-…

Ways to apply:

Print the application here and submit via fax to 704.348.1988.
Email a resume and cover letter to
Print the application here and mail to: Discovery Place Human Resources Department, 301 N. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28202.

Instead of the application, you may submit a resume and cover letter. You must indicate which position you are applying for in the letter.

Applying for a Position

Applications are accepted for posted positions only. When submitting an application, you must specify the position you are applying for. Because of the large number of applications, we are unable to respond to every job applicant. The most qualified candidates for a position will be contacted to arrange an interview. Applications remain active for a period of 30 days.

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Important Employment Information

Discovery Place, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Employment at Discovery Place is based upon abilities and qualifications without discrimination due to race, color, religion, gender, sex, national origin, age, disability, veterans' status or any other status or condition that is protected by applicable law. We work to maintain an environment free from discrimination and harassment. Discovery Place complies with federal and state employment laws which are available for review here: Employment Laws

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Discovery Place Human Resources

Applications are not accepted on site at Discovery Place. Please complete application and fax to 704.348.1988; send via email to; or mail to Discovery Place Human Resources, 301 N. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28202.