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

Graphic Designer

To apply click HERE.

Job Type: 

Contract (March through December); 15-25 hours/ week

The Strong is looking for a Graphic Designer to work part-time from March through December, 2015.  The schedule for the position is flexible, and will average 15-25 hours per week. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plan, design, produce, and install exhibit interpretive labels, instructional graphics, artifact labels, photographic reproductions, and other graphic elements.
  • Plan, design, and implement permanent museum signage and other special projects as assigned.
  • Along with the museum's multimedia designer, design and update electronic signage.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Demonstrated expertise in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator and Photshop).
  • Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design, Illustration, Digital Media, or related field 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.


Food Service 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, 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.  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 apply.

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

Wage:
$8.75 per hour

Shifts Available:
Weekdays: 10 a.m - 4 p.m.
Weekends: Friday 4 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Saturday 10 am. - 8 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:
$8.75 per hour

Shifts Available:
Weekdays: 1 p.m - 5 p.m.
Weekends: Friday 4 p.m. - 8 p.m., Saturday 9:30 am. - 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.

 


Director of Annual Giving and Donor Relations

To apply click HERE.

Job Type:
Full-time

Education:
Bachelor's Degree

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Strong seeks an experienced and energetic fundraising professional to manage all aspects of annual giving and donor relations for an organization that has a vital and unique educational mission; widely publicized and nationally significant historical collections and programs; and an extraordinary array of community outreach services.  This position reports to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement and holds primary responsibility for defining and constructing strategic solicitation segments and is responsible for identifying, cultivating, acquiring, retaining, and upgrading donors through a variety of mechanisms, including mail solicitations, one-on-one meetings, online fundraising, acquisition programs, and special appeals.  The successful candidate will oversee the planning, scheduling, and execution of mail and email solicitation calendars while managing a personal portfolio of individual and corporate annual donors.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Results oriented with a drive to meet and exceed goals
  • Strong data analysis skills, with the ability to translate analysis effectively into strategy and planning
  • Minimum of four years advancement/development experience, including data management, strategic segmentation, annual giving, personal solicitation, and donor cultivation
  • Knowledge of fund development and constituent building principles
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to attend to details while multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong word processing and Excel experience
  • Experience managing a database (RaisersEdge, Altru, or similar systems)
  • Sophisticated writing, editing, and presentation skills

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.