Portions of the museum will temporarily close on Thursday, January 26 at 3 p.m.

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

Security Officer

To apply click HERE.

Job Type:

Full Time

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Strong is looking for a full time Security Officer to protect, safeguard, and secure the museum collections, staff and guests.  The Security Officer conducts frequent tours of the museum building and grounds and investigates and reports on accidents, incidents, suspicious activities, safety and fire hazards, and other security related situations. The hours for this position are 3:30 p.m. - midnight.  Weekend and holiday availability are required. 

Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Associates Degree in criminal justice or comparable experience.
  • Valid NYS Driver’s License and Security Guard license.
  • Working knowledge of security operations, safety practices and enforcement procedures in a business environment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with staff and the public.
  • Experience investigating and writing incident reports.
  • Ability to understand and follow standard operating procedures and perform duties in a professional manner and appearance.
  • Demonstrated ability to make independent and good judgment decisions within proper policy and procedures.
  • Must be able to successfully complete, become certified, and stay current with Red Cross basic first aid training, AED training, and adult and child CPR training. 

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


Security Officer - Part Time

To apply click HERE.

Job Type:

Part Time

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Strong is looking for a part time Security Officer to protect, safeguard, and secure the museum collections, staff and guests.  The Security Officer conducts frequent tours of the museum building and grounds and investigates and reports on accidents, incidents, suspicious activities, safety and fire hazards, and other security related situations. The hours and days for this position will vary based on team scheduling needs.  Weekend and holiday availability are required. 

Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Associates Degree in criminal justice or comparable experience.
  • Valid NYS Driver’s License and Security Guard license.
  • Working knowledge of security operations, safety practices and enforcement procedures in a business environment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with staff and the public.
  • Experience investigating and writing incident reports.
  • Ability to understand and follow standard operating procedures and perform duties in a professional manner and appearance.
  • Demonstrated ability to make independent and good judgment decisions within proper policy and procedures.
  • Must be able to successfully complete, become certified, and stay current with Red Cross basic first aid training, AED training, and adult and child CPR training. 

Must consent to and pass a pre-employment drug screen, physical, 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 is looking for energetic individuals with a passion for guest service to work in the museum galleries. Duties include, but are not limited to, assisting guests of all ages with questions and directions, monitoring and tending to the condition of exhibits and craft areas, and adding value to each guest's experience at the museum.  Guest Relations Hosts are required to spend the majority of time standing or walking without a break, for up to 4 hours.

The start date for this position is March 13, 2017, and selected candidates must be available to attend mandatory training on the following dates:

  • Monday, 3/13, Tuesday, 3/14, and Thursday, 3/16 from 5:30 - 9:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, 4/4 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Qualifications:

High school diploma or completed GED, will also consider current high school students 17 years of age and older.  Prior guest services experience a plus.

Hours Available:

  • Weekends:  Friday 4:00 - 8:15 p.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 8:15 p.m., Sunday 11:30 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.
  • Weekdays:  9:30 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.

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.


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.