I have been working at Seattle Children's Museum full-time (More than 3 years)
I love working for non profits, because I am making REAL change. If you are in the non profit world you know the cons that go along with working for ANY non profit. Senior management has transformed TCM in the last three years. You now walk into a tight knit team that works HARD together and has fun. Mission is at the forefront of almost all staffs mind. Moral and ethical decisions in regards to staffing, finance, and partnership occur here daily! I miss work and the team I work with when I go on vacation. Its a very special place to work and requires hard work, dedication, and loyalty to last here as an employee. It is a non profit, employees that are happy working here, are here for the change they are making and not the pay check they receive!
It would be nicer to have higher salaries, really everyone says that, no matter where you work. My only con is that I wish we could have more staff to accomplish some of the really cool wishes and dream the museum has, but I am confident that will come in time!
Advice to Management
Keep at it! You guys rock!
I applied through other source. I interviewed at Seattle Children's Museum (Seattle, WA) in June 2015.
Careful, your skills may very well exceed their needs and budget. Even though the job description classified this role as entry level, the compensation is far below industry standards. If you have a heart for this non-profit, perhaps the below minimum wage offer won't offend you. I think the more accurate classification would be "internship," versus FTE.
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