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The Museum is seeking an experienced and passionate Consultant to lead site integration and pre-opening operations coordination, including building operations, safety, security, and the overall visitor experience.


Consultant will develop and create a fully operational, well-staffed, smoothly running facility; develop and enact institutional operational standards and protocols; lay the groundwork for smooth exhibit installation and integration; and create day-to-day visitor services and  organizational systems. S/he will also act as primary point person with City partners throughout the construction process. This role reports to the Deputy Director of Finance and Operations, and key responsibilities will include:  

  • Representing the Museum at bi-weekly Site Meetings with representatives from NYC Department of Design & Construction (DDC), NYC Department of Parks & Recreation, Project Architects, Project Construction Manager, and other project representatives  

  • Developing and establishing policies and procedures in preparation for Opening, including Visitor Services, Ticketing/Admissions, Retail, Safety, and other critical operational functions

  • Creating a site-specific plan for and overseeing installation and operations of the building’s AV, IT, Safety, and Security systems, based on the current construction scope  

  • Working with DDC, ensuring the successful procurement, coordination, delivery and installation of all Furniture, Fixture, and Equipment items (FFE)  

  • Working with City partners and the Museum’s Exhibit Design & Fabrication partners to develop a plan and schedule for site integration and exhibit installation in keeping with the overall construction timeline and exhibit fabrication forecasts; work effectively with the building owners and tenants to ensure a positive working relationship  

  • Prior to Opening, develop a staffing and training plan for a high performance Operations Department, including writing job descriptions for the new full-time roles of Operations Manager and Visitor Service Manager  

  • Other project-related activities as reasonably requested, which could include support for presentations to internal and external  stakeholders, coordination with educational program development, and other general guidance  

Minimum Required Qualifications


  • A bachelor’s degree plus at least five (5) years of relevant experience in planning and overseeing museum operations, including Visitor Services, Security, Retail and other critical functions related to museum operations  

  • Strong understanding of and experience with construction sites, schedules, and budgets, especially for projects within New York City  

  • Must be organized and very detail-oriented  

  • Superior interpersonal and communication skills  

  • Strong project management skills, with proven ability to set priorities and meet deadlines

  • Must be a self-starter and function well both independently and as part of teams  

  • Experience with planning and implementation of IT systems as well as building integration of digital media and show control systems

  • Familiarity with online platforms for ticketing and membership a plus  

  • Previous experience with NYC Department of Design & Construction (DDC) and/or NYC Department of Parks & Recreation (DPR) a plus  

  • Familiarity with LEED construction practices a plus

  • Connection and familiarity with the Bronx a plus  

Interested candidates should email and include “Operations Consultant” in the subject line.


  • Letter of Interest addressing the key responsibilities and required qualifications  • 

  • Resume  

  • Project Briefs for up to three (3) sample projects; please provide descriptions as well as budgets and timelines – and for each example please describe a challenge the team had to overcome and the role you played in the process  

Equal Opportunity Employer
Bronx Children's Museum is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.


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