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

Exhibits Fabricator/ Designer

To apply click HERE.

Job Type:

Full-time

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Strong seeks an Exhibits Fabricator/ Designer. This position will report to the Director of Exhibits Production and Quality Assurance and will assist in all aspects of operations. The primary focus of this position will be: 1) the fabrication of new exhibit components, fixtures, furniture, and other production tasks as determined and 2) planning, concept development, design, technical drawing and installation of selected exhibitions and related activities in the museum, with special emphasis on the development of interactives.

Qualifications:

  • Degree in cabinetmaking, industrial design, graphic design, furniture design, or related field
  • Highly skilled in the production and fabrication of wood, metal, plastic, and other building components
  • Familiarity with the use of computer-aided design software such as Vector Works and Google Sketchup
  • Familiarity with computer-aided production equipment such as CNC routers, laser etchers, and 3D printers is a plus.
  • Highly-motivated, efficient, and well-organized with strong attention to details and deadlines
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Ability to work well with others in a team-based environment

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.


Guest Relations Host - Seasonal

To apply click HERE.

Job Type: 
Adjunct (25 hours or less per week)

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Strong is looking for energetic individuals with a passion for guest service to work in the museum galleries. This position requires seasonal availability and requires open availability in the summer months. Duties include, but are not limited to, interacting with families and young children, assisting guests with questions or directions, picking up exhibits and craft areas as needed, and providing superior customer service to museum guests.

Qualifications:

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

Wage:

$8.75/hr

Shifts Available:

Monday - Thursday: 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 9:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday: 11:30 a.m. - 5 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 Grants and Corporate Giving

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Job Type: 
Full-time

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Strong is searching for a Director of Grants and Corporate Giving to develop and write grant proposals to local, state, federal, and private organizations, while persuasively communicating The Strong’s mission and programs to potential funders and identifying and cultivating new grant funding opportunities.  The Director of Grants and Corporate Giving is also responsible for managing and growing a robust corporate giving program that includes corporate memberships and sponsorships. The Director will also project-manage The Strong’s annual gala, Play Ball, and solicit and secure corporate support for the event. The Director of Grants and Corporate Giving will conduct prospect research, maintain a grants and corporate solicitation calendar, assemble and submit grant and corporate funding requests, establish and maintain personal relationships with contacts, and manage a portfolio of corporate and individual donors.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent
  • Three years of grant writing and development experience preferred
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills, interpersonal skills, and a positive disposition
  • Sound time management skills as well as an innate sense of curiosity, pace, and urgency
  • Ability to work productively and proactively, both independently and within a team environment

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

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Job Type: 
Adjunct (17 hours or less per week)

Duties and Responsibilities:

Servers and prep workers are needed to work in the museum's food court. Prepare and serve great tasting pizza at Pizza Hut®, become a sandwich artist at Subway, and build Mexican-style tacos at Taco Bell Express®.  Successful candidates must want to have fun preparing great food and serving it to museum guests.  Food Service Hosts wear a clean, proper uniform and adhere to a strict dress code. Hosts must be punctual, have good attendance, be committed to guest satisfaction, and be able to comply with all Monroe County Department of Health regulations. Hosts must be willing to wash dishes, clean food preparation areas, mop dining room floors, empty trash, and clean dining room tables and chairs. Only candidates with a strong work ethic need apply.

Qualifications:

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

Wage:

$8.75/hr

Shifts Available:

Weekends: Friday: 4 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Saturday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., Sunday: 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Weekdays: Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 4 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.

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Teacher Assistant

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Job Type: 
Adjunct (17 hours or less per week)

Duties and Responsibilities:

Woodbury School at The Strong is looking for a Teacher Assistant to provide support to three and four year old students under the general supervision of a certified teacher.  Responsibilities also include preparation and organization of materials and supplies.  This position is part-time on Tuesday and Thursday mornings and will begin in the fall of 2015.

Qualifications:

  • Degree in early childhood education or equivalent experience
  • Comfort working with children in a non-traditional delivery setting
  • Exceptional verbal communication skills
  • Positive and enthusiastic attitude
  • Willingness to work as part of a team
  • Familiarity with the Reggio Emilia Approach and other methods of emergent curriculum highly desirable

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.