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Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine

aka Children's Museum of Maine   |   Portland, ME   |  http://www.kitetails.org

Mission

The Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine exists to inspire discovery and imagination through exploration and play. The Museum & Theatre serves as an indispensable resource for families and educators, helping to create a broad community devoted to our children's development and learning.

Ruling year info

1977

Executive Director

Julie Butcher Pezzino

Main address

250 Thompson's Point Road

Portland, ME 04102 USA

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EIN

01-0352258

NTEE code info

Children's Museums (A52)

Theater (A65)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Cultural Enrichment

The Museum offers a broad and diverse array of educational and cultural enrichment opportunities for children and the adults who accompany them. Interactive exhibits span four floors and programs with hands-on activities are offered daily. Our core work is in supporting life learning and building educational capacity in the community. We provide free-choice learning settings and innovative programs that seek to enhance educational opportunities and improve educational resources. The Museum's primary focus areas are: science, global culture, and early childhood development. These areas were selected after careful study of community needs and available resources as well as the Museum's capacity to deliver high quality exhibits and programs in these areas. Primarily for children (6 mos-10 yrs) and their families and caregivers; students (Pre-K through 5th grade) and their teachers.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Families

Where we work

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome

Financials

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Operations

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Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine

Board of directors
as of 02/15/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Kristin Valdmanis

Barbee Gilman

No Affiliation

Tabitha Lamontagne

Baker, Newman & Noyes

Patricia Butler

No Affiliation

Virginia Gentile

Sweetser

Jeff Glidden

No Affiliation

Matt Kesselhaut

Silver Street Development Corporation

Melissa McKersie

Legacy Properties - Sotheby’s International Realty

Allison McLaughlin

Julie Ouellette

Maine Medical Center/Fertility Centers of NE

Ashley Pilsbury

WEX, Inc.

Gail Ringel

No Affiliation

Heather Robinson

Camden National Bank

Kristin Valdmanis

No Affiliation

Rosaleen Parsons

Bank of America

Tiffanie Winters

Udai Chopra

Two Sigma

Jennie Coyne

Maasse Shingiro

Casco Bay Cleaning

Julia Trujillo

Office of Economic Opportunity

Jeff Zachau

Zachau Construction Inc.

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/31/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

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Gender identity

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/14/2024

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.