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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

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…

Birthday Party Presenter - Part Time

Location: Discovery Place KIDS-Huntersville
Birthday Party Presenters are energetic, outgoing individuals whose 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 be …

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…

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…

Lab Presenter - Part Time

Location: Discovery Place

Interact with Museum visitors in the Explore More Life, Explore More Stuff and Explore More Collections labs. Teach classes, home school programs and daily activities in all lab spaces. Assist in the development and implementation of new programs, classes and stage sets…

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…

Museum & Facility Technician - Full Time

Location: Charlotte Nature Museum
Maintain Charlotte Nature Museum building, exhibits and grounds including nature trails, outdoor areas and parking lots. Responsibilities include opening, closing and securing the facility. Duties may include repairs, painting, drywall, etc. Will also…

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.