Employment Opportunities


Creative Discovery Museum is committed to creating a positive, challenging and rewarding work environment for all staff. We are an equal employment opportunity employer and strive for diversity in all jobs and at all levels in the organization. All applications and resumes are maintained on file for six months. Apply in person:

IMAX 3D Theater Center
201 Chestnut Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - Noon and 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Our policy is to accept applications only for specific job vacancies as posted. Postings are listed in the links below or you may call us at (423) 756-2738. You may also mail a copy of your resume along with a letter of application stating the position you are applying for to:

Creative Discovery Museum
Attn: Human Resources
P.O. Box 6339
Chattanooga, TN 37401

In addition to our paid positions, we offer many Volunteer Opportunities as well.

Creative Discovery Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


We are currently hiring for:


Museum Educator (Level I)

Occupational Summary

Level I Museum Educators are responsible for providing a quality experience for all museum guests by ensuring a safe, fun, and clean environment. This position is expected to be available for work during the Museum’s regular hours and evening events.

Daily Responsibilities

  • Assist guests with the interpretation and understanding of exhibits in all core areas
  • Maintain the integrity of the exhibits by ensuring that guest interaction is safe for both the exhibit and the guest.
  • Assist in the cleaning and maintenance of core areas before, during, and after museum hours.
  • Assist in the training of volunteers at the direction of the Volunteer staff.
  • Meet the needs of all guests while maintaining a proactive and fun-loving attitude.
  • Interact with guests by offering walk-ups that include clearly articulated educational content in a positive and fun loving manner

Camp Assistant Responsibilities

  • Aid campers in completion of activities and lessons
  • Supervise campers and Museum Apprentices who are helping with camp
  • Maintain discipline in the absence of the Camp Teacher
  • Ensure the safety and well-being of campers at all times
  • Aid the Camp Teacher in the set-up and take-down of all activities

Birthday, Lock-in, and Highlights Tour Responsibilities

  • Provide an overall quality experience for guests before and during the program
  • Responsible for set-up and clean-up of all programs
  • Perform necessary duties to ensure program runs smoothly at the discretion of the birthday and lock-in lead.
  • Interact and communicate positively with adults and children before and during the program
  • Meet the needs of the children and adults proactively in all programs
  • Other duties as assigned by the Education Staff Manager

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively:
    • Communicate
    • Work with a variety of personalities
    • Be an effective part of a team
    • Be flexible
    • Be patient
  • High energy level
  • Must be able to work a flexible part time schedule between 12 and 25 hours per week

Education/Experience Required

  • High school diploma
  • 1 year life experience or formal education in the Arts, Sciences, Early Childhood, or Education
  • Experience working with children aged 2 - 12
  • Experience working in a team

Working Conditions

  • Museum floor
  • Holiday, night and weekend work
  • Physical Demands
  • Standing and walking on the Museum floor for extended periods, Some lifting of supplies

Apply at Imax theater or send resume to:
Amy Barrett
c/o Creative Discovery Museum
321 Chestnut Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Fax: (423) 267-9344
acb2@cdmfun.org

No phone calls please.


Housekeeping Associate - Part Time

Occupational Summary

The Housekeeping Associate is responsible for all functions related to maintaining the cleanliness of the building, by providing a safe, fun, and clean environment for our guest. This position is expected to be available for work during evening hours, as well the museum’s regular hours and special events.


Daily Responsibilities

  • Primary housekeeping duties throughout the Museum, including but not limited to vacuuming, cleaning rest rooms, dusting of furniture, and exhibits, cleaning mirrors, and mopping.
  • Understands relationship of duties to successful operation of the Museum to the benefit of the guest and is capable of completing work with no disruption to guest service.
  • Communicates effectively with Associates and Management.
  • Sensitive to the needs of the Museum. Willing to flex to other areas as needed. Works the schedule set by the Manager but demonstrates flexibility when the needs of the Museum dictate.
  • Organize daily work schedule.
  • Complete tasks efficiently and neatly.
  • Maintains a clean, orderly, and safe work area. Safely and adequately handles equipment required for the job function - maintains safety awareness in the execution of their job.
  • Follows through with minimal supervision. Completes tasks on a timely basis.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and through written directions.
  • General building housekeeping skills.
  • Ability to work on a number of tasks simultaneously.
  • High energy level.
  • Ability to work independently without close supervision


Education/ Experience Required

  • Must be able to work a consistent part-time schedule.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively:
    • Communicate
    • Work with a variety of personalities
    • Be an effective part of a team
    • Be flexible


Working Conditions

  • Museum floor, outdoors,
  • Holidays, nights and weekend work.


Physical Demands

  • Consistent standing and lifting.

Apply at Imax Theater. No phone calls please.

Creative Discovery Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.