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

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.


Controller

To apply click HERE.

Job Type:

Full Time

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Strong seeks an experienced and energetic accounting professional to lead and manage all aspects of the museum’s accounting function, including the general ledger, financial reporting, inventory control, accounts payable and receivables and regulatory filings.  The successful candidate must have superior oral and written communication skills, experience in and enthusiasm for working collaboratively in a team-based environment, capacity for strategic thinking and planning, and ability both to delegate and to lead by example.  Responsibilities include:

  • Oversee the operations of the accounting function, including the design of an organizational structure adequate for achieving the team’s goals and objectives.
  • Supervise the compilation of the museum’s daily financial information.
  • Maintain a system of controls over accounting transactions.
  • Issue complete and accurate financial statements on a timely basis.
  • Review financial results to budgeted expectations and report variances.
  • Ensure successful grant management and reporting to meet internal and external requirements.
  • Coordinate and/or prepare required documents in connection with the annual audit process, annual IRS tax filings and sales tax filings.
  • Assist the VP of Finance and Facilities in compiling the annual budget process.
  • Oversee the daily management of cash accounts to ensure appropriate balances are maintained, accounts payables are paid in a timely manner with reasonable discounts, and accounts receivables are collected promptly.
  • Coordinate with Human Resources to record payroll and benefit transactions.

 Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in accounting.
  • CPA preferred.
  • Non profit experience a plus.
  • Proven ability to manage and mentor a team of accounting professionals.
  • Commitment to quality guest service.

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

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Strong is looking for a full time 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 3:30 p.m. - midnight.  Weekend and holiday availability are required. 

Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Associates Degree in criminal justice or comparable experience.
  • Valid NYS Driver’s License and Security Guard license.
  • Working knowledge of security operations, safety practices and enforcement procedures in a business environment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with staff and the public.
  • Experience investigating and writing incident reports.
  • Ability to understand and follow standard operating procedures and perform duties in a professional manner and appearance.
  • Demonstrated ability to 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 pre-employment drug screen, physical, 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 - Part Time

To apply click HERE.

Job Type:

Part Time

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Strong is looking for a part time 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 and days for this position will vary based on team scheduling needs.  Weekend and holiday availability are required. 

Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Associates Degree in criminal justice or comparable experience.
  • Valid NYS Driver’s License and Security Guard license.
  • Working knowledge of security operations, safety practices and enforcement procedures in a business environment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with staff and the public.
  • Experience investigating and writing incident reports.
  • Ability to understand and follow standard operating procedures and perform duties in a professional manner and appearance.
  • Demonstrated ability to 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 pre-employment drug screen, physical, 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

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Job Type:

Part Time

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Strong is looking for energetic individuals with a passion for guest service to work in the museum galleries. Duties include, but are not limited to, assisting guests of all ages with questions and directions, monitoring and tending to the condition of exhibits and craft areas, and adding value to each guest's experience at the museum.  Guest Relations Hosts are required to spend the majority of time standing or walking without a break, for up to 4 hours.

The start date for this position is March 13, 2017, and selected candidates must be available to attend mandatory training on the following dates:

  • Monday, 3/13, Tuesday, 3/14, and Thursday, 3/16 from 5:30 - 9:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, 4/4 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Qualifications:

High school diploma or completed GED, will also consider current high school students 17 years of age and older.  Prior guest services experience a plus.

Hours Available:

  • Weekends:  Friday 4:00 - 8:15 p.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 8:15 p.m., Sunday 11:30 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.
  • Weekdays:  9:30 a.m. - 5:15 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.


Food Service Host

To apply click HERE.

Job Type:

Part Time

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Strong is looking for friendly and energetic individuals with a passion for guest service when preparing and serving great tasting meals in our food court.  Successful candidates must display a professional attitude and be committed to serving guests at Subway, Pizza Hut Express, and Taco Bell Express.  Duties include, but are not limited to, proactively approaching guests at the counter, preparing items as requested, answering questions about our menus, offering suggestions for complete meal solutions, and responding with a sense of urgency.

Food Service Hosts work both independently and as a team to clean and replenish food stations, handle cash register and credit card transactions, and provide continuous and courteous service in a fast-paced environment.  Hosts must be punctual, have good attendance, and uphold established procedures to ensure cleanliness, health, and safety standards.  We are seeking applicants who possess a strong work ethic and an interest in making the museum a fun destination for all ages.

The start date for this position is March 13, 2017, and selected candidates must be available to attend mandatory training on the following dates:

  • Monday, 3/13, Tuesday, 3/14, and Thursday, 3/16 from 5:30 - 9:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, 4/4 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Qualifications:

High school diploma or completed GED, will also consider current high school students 17 years of age and older.  Prior guest services experience a plus.

Schedule:

  • Friday 3:00 - 6:30 p.m., Saturday 10:45 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., Sunday 11:45 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.