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

Director of Human Resources

To apply click HERE.

Job Type:

Full-time

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Strong is searching for a Director of Human Resources to manage the day-to-day administration of the Human Resources function, including oversight of the work of the human resources assistant.  Reporting to the Vice President for Guest and Institutional Services, the Director of Human Resources is responsible for the day-to-day administration of The Strong's employee health, welfare, and retirement plans, payroll, compliance, recruitment, budgeting, employee relations, unemployment claims, and worker's compensation, disability, and related leave plans.  The Director of Human Resources also assists with the facilitation of guest relations training and museum orientation. 

Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Human Resources Management or related field
  • 5 years experience in a Human Resources Generalist role, including; benefit administration, 403(b) or 401(k) administration and payroll processing (ADP experience is desirable)
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills, including a demonstrated ability to utilize Excel to analyze data
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills and comfort in delivering presentations using multiple types of media
  • Working knowledge of employment law, including COBRA, ERISA, and related state and federal regulations
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to be flexible and change direction within tight timeframes
  • Experience managing people a plus
  • Able to work independently and in a team setting
  • Critical-thinker with the ability to see the big picture

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

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Job Type:

Adjunct

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.
  • Prior guest service experience a plus.

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

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Job Type:

Adjunct

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Strong is looking for Food Service Hosts to work in the museum's food court. Prepare and serve great tasting pizza at Pizza Hut®, become a sandwich artist at Subway™, and build Mexican-style tacos at Taco Bell Express®. Successful candidates must want to have fun preparing great food and serving it to museum guests. 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 apply.

Qualifications

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

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

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Job Type:

Full-time

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 p.m. until midnight, Saturday through Wednesday, and weekend and holiday availability is 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; understand and follow standard operating procedures, and perform duties in a professional manner and appearance
  • Ability to write and investigate required reports; make independent and good judgment decisions within proper policy and procedures
  • Ability 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

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Job Type:

Full-time and Adjunct

Duties and Responsibilities:

Woodbury School at The Strong is searching for two, ten-month teachers beginning in the fall, 2015.  The schedules for the positions are:

  • Full-time- 37.5 hours/ week; Monday - Friday
  • Adjunct- 10 hours/ week; Tuesday and Thursday mornings

Responsibilities:

  • Teach pre-school classes for three, four, and five year old children using teaching methods that conform with established museum procedures.
  • Provide support of individual students inside and outside the classroom to enable them to fully participate in activities.
  • Document student work using methods consistent with the Reggio Emilia model. 
  • Plan and implement parent communication and parent classroom involvement process.
  • Assist in related activities including, but not limited to; the creation of curriculum materials, students projects, and professional development.
  • Attend all training and enrichment programs.

Qualifications:

  • Early childhood certification preferred
  • 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.

 


Teacher Assistant

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Job Type:

Adjunct (17 hours or less per week)

Duties and Responsibilities:

Woodbury School at The Strong is looking for a Teacher Assistant to provide support to three and four year old students under the general supervision of a certified teacher. Responsibilities also include preparation and organization of materials and supplies. This position is part-time on Tuesday and Thursday mornings and will begin in the fall of 2015.

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.