Thinkery Careers - Working at Thinkery

Our staff and volunteers are the key ingredient in creating meaningful museum experiences, and we are committed to building an effective, diverse team that reflects our values and our community. Whether you’re working directly with visitors or “behind the scenes,” working at Thinkery is rewarding, collaborative and exciting. Join our team of dynamic, engaging museum professionals!


Maker Content Specialist

Are you an artist, maker or industrial designer looking for an opportunity to think creatively while developing, implementing and facilitating your own unique making-focused activities for families and kids ages 4 and older? If your answer is yes, then our Maker Content Specialist position is for you! If you’re ready to bring your love of making and tinkering to the Austin community, we’d love to hear from you. Learn more.

Why work at Thinkery? Here are just a few reasons to become a Full-Time employee!

  • Affordable Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account and Health Savings Account options
  • 100% paid Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • 100% paid Basic Life and AD&D
  • 80 hours of Vacation Time and 96 hours of Sick Time accrued each year
  • 13 paid holidays per year
  • Flexible schedules
  • General Admission is FREE for employees, with a discounted rate for employee guests
  • 10% discounts on purchases in the Thinkery Shop and 10% off on memberships
  • Free parking at the McBee Street District Garage
  • Closed on Fourth of July, Thanksgiving and Christmas
  • Additional discounts are available after six months of employment, including a free premium membership and discounted rates to certain special programs

STEAM Lead Educators

What makes a museum experience extraordinary? Our team. From actors to scientists to makers, our group of STEAM Lead Educators facilitate activities and programs throughout the museum, while fostering a playful and fun environment. If you’re ready to put your enthusiasm and passions to good use, we’d love to hear from you. Learn more.

Direct Service Staff

Direct Service Staff members ensure every Thinkery visitor has a meaningful, relevant, high quality, fun and educational experience by providing exemplary customer service. They hold a significant responsibility to enrich the visitor experience by administering a creative, positive atmosphere that fosters the joy of learning. Direct Service Staff activates gallery and program spaces within and outside of the museum to deliver our mission directly to visitors. Learn more.

Why work at Thinkery? Here are just a few reasons to become a Part-Time employee!

  • Flexible schedules
  • General Admission is FREE for employees, with a discounted rate for employee guests
  • 10% discounts on purchases in the Thinkery Shop and 10% off on memberships
  • Free parking at the McBee Street District Garage
  • Closed on Fourth of July, Thanksgiving and Christmas
  • Additional discounts are available after six months of employment, including a free premium membership and discounted rates to certain special programs

We are currently accepting Fall intern applications for the positions listed below. Applications are due on August 8, 2017.

Development & Membership internship

Digital Marketing internship

Early Learners internship

Education internship

School Programs internship

Special Events/Public Programs internship

Teen Programs internship

Internship Application Process:

  • Review the position descriptions (above) to determine which role(s) you are most interested in.
  • Submit via email: (Please list the name of the internship as your email subject.
    Example: School Programs Intern)
  • Completed application form: Thinkery Intern Application Form
  • Cover letter: Please save as “lastname_firstnameFall2017Letter”
    (Example: Mahoney_DanaFall2017Letter)
  • Resume: Please save as “lastname_firstnameFall2017Resume”
    (Example: Mahoney_DanaFall2017Resume)

For questions about our internship program, please contact Dana Mahoney at 512.469.6211.

Thinkery is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This company does not and will not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, age, handicap, religion, national origin, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Hiring, transferring and promotion practices are performed without regard to the above listed items.