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

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.


Teaching Host

To apply click HERE.

Job Type:
Adjunct

Education:
Bachelor's Degree in elementary or early childhood education

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Strong is looking for part-time (17 hours or less per week) teaching hosts to facilitate non-traditional experiences for prekindergarten through eighth grade students. Using lessons that comply with New York State Learning Standards, teaching hosts work with students in the museum’s interactive exhibits.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in elementary or early childhood education
  • Experience working in a pre-k through grade 3 classroom
  • Ability to work well on a team and with children in a non-traditional delivery setting
  • Familiarity with theory of multiple intelligences and New York State Teaching Certification 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.