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Work Here

We pride ourselves in having innovative employees who love to think, play and create!
Providence Children’s Museum is committed to providing Equal Opportunity in Employment, to all applicants and employees regardless of, race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, military status, veteran status, handicap, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

Career Opportunities

Come play, come learn! Come VOLUNTEER!

Volunteers play an essential role to serve PCM’s mission to inspire and celebrate learning through active play and exploration. Our volunteers engage children and adults in hands-on exhibits, play, explore and facilitate positive learning experiences, gain experience working with children of all ages, and learn about child development and informal education.

Volunteer candidates should have experience working with children and be age 16 or older and be able to commit to volunteer at least 3 months with preference for longer commitments.

If you are interested in volunteer opportunities for our special events, education, as a family or with your company, please contact us here.

Benefits of volunteering include:

  • Opportunities to interact with Museum staff
  • Training and professional development
  • Letter of reference or confirmation of hours
  • Invitation to regular volunteer and staff events
  • Discount on Museum merchandise
  • Knowledge about the Museum and its programs and functions.

If you are an energetic volunteer looking to PLAY. Click here to submit a volunteer interest form or contact Volunteer@providencechildrensmuseum.org . We appreciate your interest in becoming part of the team!


PCM seeks interns who are interested in the way children learn and would like to explore a career in an arts, cultural, or educational institution. Interns learn from PCM professionals, while working in all areas of PCM. For more information about internship opportunities, contact Volunteer@providencechildrensmuseum.org.


PCM serves as an eligible work-study employer. Depending upon your school’s requirements, most of our volunteer positions can be completed for work-study hours. Work-study positions include:

Play Guide

  • Engage children and adults in hands-on exhibits
  • Play, explore and facilitate positive learning experiences
  • Gain experience working with children of all ages
  • Learn about child development and informal education

The Museum looks for people who enjoy working with children and who are friendly, outgoing, organized, responsible, mature, punctual, able to communicate clearly and patiently, and able to work well with peers and supervisors.For more information about work-study opportunities, contact Volunteer@providencechildrensmuseum.org.

Career Opportunities

Family Clinician

The Family Clinician is responsible for assessing the needs of court-separated families referred to the program by DCYF, recommending visitation plans and establishing goals for and guiding family visits and assessing progress. They work closely with DCYF caseworkers and the treatment team. The Clinician has offices at the Museum and at Nina’s House.

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Experience Coordinator

The Museum seeks a dynamic individual for the Experience Coordinator position. The Experience Coordinators make up a frontline team, primarily responsible for ensuring a high-quality visitor experience at Providence Children’s Museum. As a team, the Experience Coordinators ensure the smooth daily operation of the Museum, including COVID safety protocols, and coordinate, prepare for, and implement educational and fee-for-service programs. Museum Experience Coordinators work to support open-ended, child-directed play experiences within the Museum’s exhibits. Ideal Experience Coordinators are curious and playful people who enjoy working with people of all ages and backgrounds and who thrive in a team setting.

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About Us

Our mission is to inspire lifelong learning for all through play, creativity, and exploration.

Hours and Admissions

Wednesday - Sunday
9:30am to 12:30pm and 
1:30pm or 4:30pm

Reservations are available online. Reserve your ticket now, or purchase walk-up tickets when you arrive.

Masks are optional for most activities at PCM.

Group Visits

Providence Children's Museum is the ideal place for school field trips, camp outings, homeschool and community group trips and Scout excursions.

For Families

We’ve collected an extensive resource of creative activities that will engage kids and their caregivers wherever you may be.

About Play

While society often overlooks and undervalues play, we are here to celebrate and elevate it. Because we know play isn’t frivolous. It’s foundational.

PCM Lesson Plans

Check out our library of lesson plans for teachers and families. PCM has created a variety of lesson plans for teachers by teachers for children pre-k through early elementary.

Become a Partner

PCM has brought the magic of learning to life for over 40 years. As a trusted resource for families and children in southern New England, PCM is an anchor in our community.

Become a Partner

PCM has brought the magic of learning to life for over 40 years. As a trusted resource for families and children in southern New England, PCM is an anchor in our community.

More than a Museum
PCM is committed to serving the children of southern New England – regardless of their financial ability. 40% of the Museum’s budget is dedicated to welcoming one-third of the Museum’s total audience free of charge or at greatly reduced rates through a variety of outreach programs.