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

Food Service Host

To apply click HERE.

Job Type:

Part Time

Duties and Responsibilities:

If you have a passion for working with food, then a Customer Service Food Court Host could be the job for you! In this position you will provide incredible customer service by 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. Assisting team members to set up and maintain food stations, ensure that product levels are maintained throughout your work shift, and efficiently perform tasks and provide incredible customer service.  Performing closing procedures in the food court include cleaning, storing prepared food to maintain freshness & quality in accordance with restaurant requirements, leaving the food court and restaurants ready for tasks to take place efficiently the next morning, properly handling products, using various food preparation equipment, and keeping accurate logs in accordance with food safety and safety guidelines.

Successful candidates must possess teamwork and diversity awareness by listening to others’ points of view and recognizing and appreciating differences.

Work involves continuous and courteous interaction with guests and co-workers in a fast-paced environment.  Exposure to various allergens and work environments including temperature changes is likely.  Tasks will be performed using and in the proximity of coolers, ovens, and other hot equipment.  Will be required to spend the majority of time on his or her feet and stand or walk without a break for up to 4 hours.


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

Must consent to, and pass, a pre-employment 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.