Employment

 

The Strong considers its staff and volunteers its greatest resources. To help it carry out its mission, the museum seeks talented individuals with a passion for outstanding service.

The Strong provides equal opportunity to all qualified applicants without regard to gender, sexual preference, age, race, color, creed, national origin, disability, and military or marital status. 

Application Process

The Strong blends the best features of both history museums and children’s museums—extensive collections and high interactivity—to serve a diverse audience of children, families, adults, students, educators, scholars, and collectors. Paid and volunteer positions may be available to support the museum and its International Center for the History of Electronic Games, National Toy Hall of Fame, World Video Game Hall of Fame, Brian Sutton-Smith Library and Archives of Play, Woodbury School, and American Journal of Play.

After reviewing the available positions (below), candidates should enter The Strong’s online career center, which is provided through InfinityHR to begin the application process: build a profile, enter education and work histories, upload a resume, and add any additional information. To check the status of a completed application, candidates should log into the online career center using their user name and password.

Applying for positions via the career center website allows The Strong’s Human Resources Team to receive and review application materials in a more timely fashion than any other method of application. Candidates experiencing any difficulty with the online career center can send an email with resume attached to jobs@museumofplay.org.

The application review process normally takes between two to four weeks to complete, and all applicants receive a response at the completion of the process. Candidates selected for employment must consent to a criminal background check and drug screen.

Current Job Opportunities

Teacher

To apply click HERE.

Job Type:

Full-time

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teach pre-school classes for three, four, and five year old children using teaching methods that conform with established museum procedures.
  • Provide support of individual students inside and outside the classroom to enable them to fully participate in activities.
  • Document student work using methods consistent with the Reggio Emilia model. 
  • Plan and implement parent communication and parent classroom involvement process.
  • Assist in related activities including, but not limited to; the creation of curriculum materials, students projects, and professional development.
  • Attend all training and enrichment programs.

Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in early childhood or elementary education; early childhood certification preferred
  • Experience teaching in a play-based classroom setting
  • Exceptional verbal communication skills
  • Positive and enthusiastic attitude
  • Willingness to work as part of a team
  • Familiarity with Reggio Emilia Approach and other methods of emergent curriculum highly desirable

Successful candidates must consent to and pass a drug screen and criminal background check as conditions of employment.  The Strong is a smoke-free campus and smoking is not allowed on museum property.


Guest Relations Host

To apply click HERE.

Job Type:

Part-time

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Strong provides an opportunity for employees to reinforce their love of play.  We are seeking friendly and energetic individuals who share our belief that guests are our top priority.  With over 100,000 square feet of dynamic, interactive visitor space, Guest Relations Hosts monitor and tend to the condition of the exhibits and craft areas to create a neat, welcoming environment for all. 

Guest Relations Hosts assist guests in the exhibit areas and invite them to play, discover, and learn together.  Hosts project a positive attitude and are comfortable interacting with families and young children.  By providing the highest level of guest service, hosts anticipate situations and respond quickly and effectively to guests' needs, questions, and expectations. Good language and listening skills, resourcefulness, and the ability to work independently and cooperatively are essential in this role. 

The start date for this position is September 25, 2017, and selected candidates must be available to attend mandatory training on the following dates:

  • Monday, 9/25 from 5:30 - 9:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, 9/26 from 5:30 - 9:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, 10/10 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Qualifications:

  • Open availability, or availability to work weekends (Friday-Sunday) at the very least
  • A high school diploma or GED; we will also consider current high school students 17+ years of age
  • Enthusiasm for extraordinary guest service and an infectiously positive attitude
  • The ability to be trained in all exhibit areas

We offer:

  • A centrally located workplace
  • A comprehensive training program for all new staff
  • Part- time, entry-level positions with no late night shifts
  • Free parking and free museum admission for all staff, plus discounted family admission
  • Meal and gift shop discounts
  • Flexible scheduling for students in high school or college

Successful candidates must consent to and pass a drug screen and criminal background check as conditions of employment.  The Strong is a smoke-free campus and smoking is not allowed on museum property.


Food Service Host

To apply click HERE.

Job Type:

Part-time

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Strong is one of the country's top-rated family destinations. We hire friendly and respectful individuals who believe in making the Food Court a place where our guests can enjoy their meals and recharge after hours of interactive fun in the museum.

Food Service Hosts are fully dedicated team members, shaping the experience of thousands of visitors each year and contributing to a culture of teamwork, desire to excel, and commitment to unparalleled guest service. Whether at Subway, Taco Bell, or Pizza Hut Express, Food Service Hosts take part in the complete guest experience by proactively approaching guests at the counter, preparing items as requested, answering questions about our menus, and offering suggestions for meal solutions.

From cleaning and replenishing food stations, handling monetary transactions, and providing continuous and courteous service in a fast paced setting, our Food Court Team helps build The Strong's reputation. In this role, Food Service Hosts work well independently and with a team, are punctual, have good attendance, uphold established procedures to ensure health and safety standards, and more.

Selected candidates must be available to attend mandatory training on the following dates:

  • Monday, 9/25 from 5:30 - 9:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, 9/26 from 5:30 - 9:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, 10/10 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Qualifications:

  • Open availability, or availability to work weekends (Friday-Sunday) at the very least
  • A high school diploma or GED; we will also consider current high school students 17+ years of age
  • Enthusiasm for extraordinary guest service and an infectiously positive attitude
  • The ability to be cross-trained in all areas of the Food Court

We offer:

  • A centrally located workplace
  • A comprehensive training program for all new staff
  • Part- time, entry-level positions with no late nights or drive-thru windows!
  • Free parking and free museum admission for all staff, plus discounted family admission
  • Meal and gift shop discounts
  • Flexible scheduling for students in high school or college

Must consent to and pass a drug screen and criminal background check as conditions of employment.  The Strong is a smoke-free campus and smoking is not allowed on museum property.