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 InfinityHRto 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

Food Court Host

To apply click HERE.

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, 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

Qualifications:

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

Wage:

$8.00 per hour

Shifts Available:

  • Weekdays: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Friday: 4 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. - 4:30 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.


Guest Relations Host

To apply click HERE.

Job Type:
Adjunct (17 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 year-round availability and averages 17 hours or less per week. 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:

$8.00 per hour

Shifts Available:

  • Weekdays: 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Weekdays: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Friday: 4 p.m. - 8 p.m., 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.


Security Officer

To apply click HERE.

Job Type:
Full-time

Education:
Associates Degree or Equivalent Experience

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Strong is looking for a Security Officer to protect, safeguard, and secure the museum collections, staff and guests.  The Security Officer conducts frequent tours of the museum building and grounds and investigates and reports on accidents, incidents, suspicious activities, safety and fire hazards, and other security related situations. The hours for this position are 4:00 p.m. - midnight.  Weekend and holiday availability is required.

Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Associates Degree in criminal justice or comparable experience
  • valid NYSs License and Security Guard license
  • working knowledge of security operations, safety practices, and enforcement procedures in a business environment
  • must also be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with staff and the public; understand and follow standard operating procedures, perform duties in a professional manner and appearance; write and investigate required reports; make independent and good judgment decisions within proper policy and procedures
  • must be able to successfully complete, become certified, and stay current with Red Cross basic first aid training, AED training, and adult and child CPR training.

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.


Teacher Assistant

To apply click HERE.

Job Type:
Part-time; Seasonal

Education:

Degree in early childhood education

Duties and Responsibilities:

Woodbury School at The Strong is looking for a part-time Teacher Assistant to provide support to students under the general direction of certified teachers.  The hours for this position are Monday through Friday form 8:30 a.m. until noon from mid-August to mid-June.  

Qualifications:

  • Degree in early childhood education or equivalent experience
  • Familiarity with Regio Emilia approach preferred
  • Ability to to work with children in non-traditional delivery settings
  • Strong verbal communication skills 
  • Positive, enthusiastic attitude

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.