Summer Steam: Summer Fun

Summer STEAM

The Charles Melton Arts & Education Center Summer STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, & math) program is designed to immerse youth in STEAM education. The program uses STEAM education to develop and cultivate interest in the STEAM fields through hands-on learning, STEAM education, and field trips to prepare students for future STEAM education.

The kids are being exposed to new careers with hands-on learning in website development, drone technology, building design, biomedical engineering, and solar energy, with so much more. The most important lesson they’re learning, though? In the words of one of our 1st graders: “To work together and have fun!”
Thank you First Presbyterian Church of West Chester, PA and Rudy Treichel for an amazing series of engineering lessons and challenges this week!
The kids couldn't believe the egg was cooked by the sun!
Winners of the spaghetti and marshmallow tower design challenge!
"Lake Melton" challenge
Drone technology with Mr. Chris, Miss Morgan, and The Uncommon Individual Foundation - UIF.

We would like to extend our gratitude towards this amazing team of volunteers that led our New Directions Summer STEAM Camp. Thank you First Presbyterian Church of West Chester, PAThe Greater West Chester Sunrise Rotary ClubWest Chester Area School District, Great Valley School District, and our community!

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CommUnity Day

Join us for our favorite event of the year!

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Thank You West Chester Moms

A few months ago, we put out a call for donors to sponsor our new swing set. The playground materials were delayed due to COVID, and we hope to have our new playground and swings up and running soon. Luckily, we’ve had so many wonderful community members willing to support some summer fun. We would […]

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Springtime at the Center

Exciting things are heating up this month!

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Now Hiring – Office Manager

Now Hiring: Office Manager

WEEKDAYS MON-FRI 10:00a.m.-4:00p.m (30 hours) 

Reports to: Executive Director 


GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION:  The person filling the regular, part time position of the Office Manager of the Charles A Melton Arts and Education Center (TMC) is responsible for the administrative and office support of the Executive Director and Events Coordinator, as well as the Board leadership. These responsibilities (in no order) include but are not limited to: 

  • Monitor voicemail and email messages and provide information to appropriate staff. Provide any follow up as needed. 

  • Distribute postal mail to appropriate staff and coordinate outgoing mail shipments. 

  • Handle incoming visitors and phone calls. 

  • Monitor supplies and alert appropriate personnel of any needs. 

  • Update and monitor online calendars, weekly and monthly schedules. 

  • Filter information to Board of Directors and Executive Director. 

  • Assist Executive Director in advocacy, fundraising, and fiscal management. 

  • Update and manage filing systems. 

  • Create flyers and documents as needed. 

  • Assist with Community events and activities 

  •  Update website and work with Tech Support Person  

  • Attend weekly staff meetings and provide the minutes to all staff members 

  • Schedule meetings between Executive Director and community 

  • Record rental income and send invoices as necessary 

  • Schedule community service volunteers and delegate tasks as necessary 

  • Assist with producing annual reports and monthly newsletters 

  • Assist with Donor software input and date entry 

  • Assist with mail chimp e-mail mass mailings 

Qualifications and Skills 

  • Must be proficient in MS Word, Excel, and other programs 

  • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills 

  • Experienced administrative professional who is dependable and highly organized 

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team 

  • Knowledge of QuickBooks Online a plus 

  • *Duties are tailored toward a volunteer position* 

Interested applicants should send their resume and cover letter to

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The Ruby Bridges Story (SOLD OUT)

In partnership with Revival Theatre Company, we are honored to host “The Ruby Bridges Story” on June 19th at 7 pm.

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Hiring Rental Support Staff

Rental Support Staff

The Melton Center hosts a variety events throughout the year: sports leagues and games, quinceaneras, weddings, meetings, and more. Support staff members will manage event set-up, event break-down, and custodial duties. The hours will be flexible based on rental needs. Support staff must report to The Center 15 minutes before event start time.  Please email a resume and cover letter to 

We are currently hiring for three Rental Support Staff members.

  • Weekday Evening Support: Monday through Friday, 6 – 10 pm
  • Weekend Day Support: Saturday and Sunday, 8 am – 4 pm 
  • Weekend Evening Support: Saturday and Sunday, 4 – 10 pm 

Essential Job Functions


  • Unlock building and prepare the facilities for client’s arrival: sign-in sheet and temp check-in, turn on lights, AC or heat
  • Set-up the event: move tables and chairs, set up scoreboard, display, microphones, etc.; ensure restrooms are cleaned and fully stocked.
  • Event break down: Empty trash and put in the dumpster and perform routine maintenance – check restrooms and restock if needed; check, close, and lock windows; and check and lock all interior and exterior doors.

  • Miscellaneous Duties – May be also assigned. 
  • Report Time – may change on occasion. 
  • Clean gym bathrooms (2)
  • Empty trash all interior and exterior
  • Organize gym fire escape storing gym (gym cleaning equipment)
  • Complete daily task sheets as assigned


Skills, Knowledge for Job:

  • General cleaning skills
  • Customer Service


Pay range: $10-12


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Honoring Juneteenth

We have a jam-packed lineup of Juneteenth festivities!

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This socially-distanced, CDC-compliant event will be presented by People’s Light and hosted at the outdoor basketball courts.

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April Community Meeting

Please join us on April 22 – we have a lot of exciting updates to share!

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