About Us

Work Here

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@ChildrenMuseum.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@ChildrenMuseum.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@ChildrenMuseum.org.

Career Opportunities

Educational Programming Coordinator

Responsibilities: The Education Programming Coordinator will assist in the development, presentation and administration of high-quality learning, early childhood and play-focused programs and activities for children and their families on-site, in community settings...

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Visitors Experience Associate

Position Title: Visitor Experience Associate Reports to:            Visitor Experience Manager Status: Part Time, Non-Exempt Location:          In-person required Responsibilities: Visitor Experience Associates provide support to help ensure the smooth daily operation...

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Visitors Experience Assistant Manager

Providence Children’s Museum Position Title: Visitor Experience Assistant Manager Reports to: Director of Education Supervises: Experience Coordinators, Visitor Experience Associates, Admissions Clerks, Status: Full Time, Exempt Responsibilities: The Visitor...

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External Relations Manager

Title: External Relations Manager Status: Full-time, Non-exempt Reports to: Director of Development and External Relations Summary of Responsibilities: PCM is seeking a talented, motivated External Relations Manager to maintain and grow its fundraising and outreach...

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PCM’s Playful Practicum

Are you a RI teacher that loves playful learning in the classroom?
We’re inviting Rhode Island Elementary School Educators to apply for PCM’s 2022 Playful Practicum! Teachers will be able to participate in a 5-part workshop with museum experts and collaborate on 2 lesson plans that fuel children’s creative thinking, problem solving abilities and PLAY in the classroom.

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About Us

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

Hours and Admissions

9:30am to 12:30pm and 
1:30pm or 4:30pm

Reservations are available online. Reserve your ticket now, a limited number of walk-up tickets will be available.

All staff and visitors ages 2 and up must wear a mask that covers their nose and mouth at all times. No exceptions can be made to this policy. Bandanas and neck gaiters are not acceptable mask substitutes.

Group Visits

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

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.

For Families

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

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.

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.