Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in the Mid-Hudson Discovery Museum!

Please note: The Mid-Hudson Discovery Museum requires that all employees and volunteers be vaccinated against COVID-19.

For more than 34 years, the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum has provided early learners impactful and nurturing programs and spaces that help foster imagination, creativity, socialization skills and the ability to understand the world around them.

Now, as a result of a strategic assessment and visioning process, we have extended the age range of the children we serve. With the addition of a new interactive science exhibition and richer and more relevant STEM programming, we aim to elevate a child’s ability and appreciation for learning through age 12. Reflecting this bold move, the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum has rebranded ourselves as the Mid-Hudson Discovery Museum.

Additionally, the Museum operates a 7,000 square foot pavilion on the waterfront of the Hudson River that features a farmers’ market. Our Museum is the first children’s museum in the country to operate a public farmers market as a strategy for fighting food insecurity and advancing community health. Our Market, the recipient of a meaningful grant, is a key growth initiative for our institution.

Current Job Openings


STEM Education Associate (Part-Time)

The Mid-Hudson Discovery Museum (MHDM) is seeking a part-time Science, Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) Education Associate to work with the Museum’s Director of STEM Engagement. This individual will possess an outgoing, upbeat, entertaining personality, have a strong understanding of the sciences, and be available to work Saturday –Tuesday.

CLICK HERE to download application instructions and complete Position Description


Exhibits and Facilities Associate (Part-Time)

The Mid-Hudson Discovery Museum (MHDM) is seeking an individual with an upbeat, positive attitude to support Museum operations by performing exhibit and facility maintenance.

The Exhibits and Facilities Associate is responsible for maintaining and repairing exhibits, maintaining gallery spaces, and ensuring exhibit safety. This position also assists facility maintenance/repair and cleaning services.

CLICK HERE to download application instructions and complete Position Description


The Mid-Hudson Discovery Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a passionate commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Aerial view of museum with Hudson River and Mid-Hudson bridge

About Poughkeepsie and the Hudson Valley Region

The Mid-Hudson Discovery Museum is located in the heart of the historic Hudson Riverfront in Poughkeepsie, just steps away from the Metro-North train station, fabulous restaurants and a revitalized city waterfront park. An hour and a half north of New York City, Poughkeepsie and the Mid-Hudson region is a favorite destination for weekend travelers.  The areas is known for its institutions of higher education (Vassar College, Marist College, SUNY New Paltz, the Culinary Institute of America and Dutchess Community College), as well as for its arts, cultural and outdoor recreational opportunities.  Click here to take an aerial tour of the area.