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

Director of Technology

To apply click HERE.

Job Type:

Full Time

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Strong is searching for a Director of Technology to lead transformational technology endeavors that grow and support diverse audiences and advance the museum’s strategic plan.  The successful candidate will transform the customer experience across the enterprise with emphasis on on-site and online interactivity, security and business continuity, integration of enterprise systems, digital media development, data-mining, audio-visual systems, and reporting.

Reporting to the Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, the Director of Technology is responsible for the leadership of the Technology Team of three to support the museum’s day-to-day technology needs as well as developing and executing on the strategic plan. The successful candidate stays current on the latest technology trends and security threats, including PCI compliance; works in both Linux and traditional networking environments; is comfortable managing projects of various sizes and scope; and has a proven ability to manage, coach, and mentor staff.  The Director of Technology must also have the ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and communicate effectively with staff with expertise in a variety of disciplines.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology or related discipline; master’s degree preferred
  • Five (5) years experience in an Information Technology management role
  • Proven ability to successfully manage, coach, and mentor staff
  • Exceptional management and leadership skills, with strong operational focus
  • Strong analytical and time management capabilities
  • Ability to manage multiple complex projects simultaneously
  • Experience with third party vendor management
  • Superior oral and written communication skills and ability to thrive and contribute positively in a collaborative team environment
  • Ability and experience planning, budgeting, negotiation of contracts, and hardware and software procurement
  • Practical, “hands-on” experience with application integration technology and report writing
  • Can translate business requirements into technical lingo and vice versa

Must consent to and pass a pre-employment 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 looking for friendly and energetic individuals with a passion for guest service when preparing and serving great tasting meals in our food court.  Successful candidates must display a professional attitude and be committed to serving guests at Subway, Pizza Hut Express, and Taco Bell Express.  Duties include, but are not limited to, proactively approaching guests at the counter, preparing items as requested, answering questions about our menus, offering suggestions for complete meal solutions, and responding with a sense of urgency. 

Food Service Hosts work both independently and as a team to clean and replenish food stations, handle cash register and credit card transactions, and provide continuous and courteous service in a fast-paced environment.  Hosts must be punctual, have good attendance, and uphold established procedures to ensure cleanliness, health, and safety standards.  We are seeking applicants who possess a strong work ethic and an interest in making the museum a fun destination for all ages.

Hours Available:

  • Weekends:  Friday 3:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Saturday 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., Sunday 11:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Weekdays:  10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Qualifications:

High school diploma or completed GED, will also consider current high school students 17 years of age and older.​

Must consent to and pass a pre-employment 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.