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

 

Seasonal Groundskeeper

To apply click HERE.

Job Type:

Part Time, Seasonal

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Strong is seeking a Seasonal Groundskeeper to assist the Grounds team with maintenance of the museum lawns and gardens.  Duties include working with the Grounds team to maintain turf and landscaped beds in accordance with museum standards, as well as performing regular grounds maintenance including, but not limited to, weeding and watering.

Qualifications:

Successful candidates must be dependable, customer driven, and able to lift, push, and pull up to 50 pounds.  Applicants must be at least 17 years of age, willing to work outdoors, and able to withstand variable summer temperatures.  Prior grounds keeping experience a plus.

Schedule:

Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  This position will begin in late April or early May and extend through the summer months.

Successful candidates 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.


Teaching Assistant

To apply click HERE.

Job Type:

Part Time

Duties and Responsibilities:

Woodbury School at The Strong has an opening for a long term substitute teacher assistant to provide support to students under the general supervision of a certified teacher. Responsibilities also include preparation and organization of materials and supplies. A degree or experience in early childhood education required. Must have a positive attitude, be articulate and enthusiastic, and be interested in a part-time schedule. Hours are Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8:15 a.m.- 12:15 p.m. with occasional evening events.   This position is available for the remainder of the 2016-2017 school year.

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.