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.
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 email@example.com.
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
Duties and Responsibilities:
The Strong is looking for enthusiastic individuals to facilitate non-traditional learning experiences for pre-kindergarten through 3rd grade. Using lessons developed by museum educators, teaching hosts work with visiting school groups in the museum's interactive galleries. Hosts must be adaptable, possess exceptional communication skills, and enjoy working on a team. This position is part-time and requires the candidate to have a flexible schedule conducive to working variable hours during the school year. Responsibilities include:
- Teach museum lessons according to established procedures.
- Use teaching methods that conform with established museum procedures.
- Attend all training and enrichment programs.
- Assist with related school program activities including, but not limited to, the creation of curriculum materials incorporating the recommendations of community advisors as appropriate, and the facilitation of an annual advance placement conference for high school students.
- New York State Early Childhood Teaching Certification
- Familiarity with the theory of multiple intelligences
- Experience working as a classroom teacher in pre-kindergarten through 3rd grade
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.