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, 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

Collections Researcher

To apply click HERE.

Job Type:
Contract (one year)

Master's Degree

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Strong is looking for a Collections Researcher to research, assemble, and process collections identified for deacessioning.  This is a one-year, contract position with the following responsibilities:

  • Review and research artifacts proposed for deaccession as directed by the museum's curators.
  • Update documentation for objects proposed for deaccession, including cataloging information in Argus and artifact photography.
  • Move designated objects to specified locations.
  • Assist in managing the consignment of deaccessioned artifacts, including inventory and shipping processes.
  • Assist with other research, cataloging, and storage projects that facilitate curatorial development of deaccessioning plans and exhibit processes.  


  • Master's degree in museum studies and/or Master's degree in history or related discipline.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of digital cataloging and records management principles and practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with collections management databases.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated ability in digital photography.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment.

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 Annual Giving and Donor Relations

To apply click HERE.

Job Type:

Bachelor's Degree

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Strong seeks an experienced and energetic fundraising professional to manage all aspects of annual giving and donor relations for an organization that has a vital and unique educational mission; widely publicized and nationally significant historical collections and programs; and an extraordinary array of community outreach services.  This position reports to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement and holds primary responsibility for defining and constructing strategic solicitation segments and is responsible for identifying, cultivating, acquiring, retaining, and upgrading donors through a variety of mechanisms, including mail solicitations, one-on-one meetings, online fundraising, acquisition programs, and special appeals.  The successful candidate will oversee the planning, scheduling, and execution of mail and email solicitation calendars while managing a personal portfolio of individual and corporate annual donors.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Results oriented with a drive to meet and exceed goals
  • Strong data analysis skills, with the ability to translate analysis effectively into strategy and planning
  • Minimum of four years advancement/development experience, including data management, strategic segmentation, annual giving, personal solicitation, and donor cultivation
  • Knowledge of fund development and constituent building principles
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to attend to details while multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong word processing and Excel experience
  • Experience managing a database (RaisersEdge, Altru, or similar systems)
  • Sophisticated writing, editing, and presentation skills

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.