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, 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

Environmental Specialist

To apply click HERE.

Job Type:
Part-time

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Strong is looking for energetic individuals with a passion to work on our Environmental Services team.  duties include, but not limited to, general cleaning and maintenance, dusting, vacuuming, buffing, mopping & waxing floors, collecting & disposing of trash, cleaning & stocking public and office restrooms, special event set ups, etc.

Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 21  years of age with a H.S. diploma or GED
  • Ability to positively interact with Museum Guests
  • Ability to walk three (3) flights of stairs, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • Ability to lift, move, carry, push or pull weight in the 50 pound range.
  • Ability to juggle many tasks at once, possess a strong work ethic, and willingness to learn.
  • Must be able to communicate both orally and in writing; ability to understand and follow standard operating procedures and to exercise sound judgment in decision-making.
  • Prior experience a plus.

Wage:

10.00/hr

Shift Available:

Sunday, Monday & Thursday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Friday: 1:30 p.m. - 8 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.


Arcade Video Game Conservation Engineer

To apply click HERE.

Job Type:
Full-time, contract through 2015

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Strong seeks an experienced and energetic professional to maintain and conserve the electronic and physical components of the museum’s collection of more than 200 arcade video games and 35 electro-mechanical and solid state pinball machines.  The Arcade Video Game Conservation Engineer assesses the functionality and safety of the video games, cleans, repairs, and restores the video games, and maintains thorough records of artifact treatment while adhering to the American Institute for Conservation’s code of ethics and guidelines of practice.  The Arcade Video Game Conservation Engineer will also train museum staff in game maintenance, as needed.  This is a full- time (37.5 hours/ week), contract position that is available through 2015.

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to maintain and conserve arcade video games and pinball machines
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize projects
  • Experience working collaboratively in a team environment
  • Commitment to quality guest service
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Degree in electrical engineering or equivalent experience is 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.


Public Programs Coordinator

To apply click HERE.

Job Type:
Part-time (20 hours/ week)

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Strong has an opening for a part-time Public Programs Coordinator to assist with the design and implementation of public programs at the museum. This position is approximately twenty (20) hours per week, and requires weekday and weekend availability.

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or completed GED
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Strong computer skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Prior experience in planning family events preferred

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.