The Seasonal Play and Learning Facilitator provides daily staffing of museum exhibits, programs and special events. This position is central to ensuring a highly interactive and educational learning experience for our diverse museum visitors, the primary audience being young children and their families.
Excellent customer service; provide inclusive physical and verbal cues that let the visitor know we are approachable and knowledgeable about the museum, its philosophy, exhibits and programs.
Exemplary play and learning facilitation; model positive, educational, creative and respectful ways to interact with children and their caregivers through play.
Facilitate age-appropriate, activities that engage children and parents/caregivers in the play and learning experience that extend the museum’s offerings.
Create and maintain a physical environment that is comfortable and engaging for both adults and children; facilitate in the opening and closing of exhibits/stations including continually resetting the environment.
Attend all staff meetings including daily opening/closing meetings, monthly guest connections staff meetings, museum-wide all-staff meetings and other meetings deemed relevant by the Director of Guest Connections.
Staff special events and other assignments on an as-needed basis.
Perform other duties as assigned.
College experience preferred; concentration in Education, Child Development, Theater, Art, Recreation, Communications or related field.
Demonstrated interest and ability in working with children and families from a diversity of backgrounds.
Dynamic facilitator required. Ideal candidate must be enthusiastic, outgoing and energetic--be willing to play.
Excellent communication skills--can effectively communicate to visitors the educational content and value of museum exhibits and programs. Bilingual skills a plus.
Stamina and physical endurance to be on the museum floor most of the day maintaining quality interaction with museum visitors.
Ability to take direction well and work without constant supervision; ability to work well within a team
Enthusiasm for learning and mastering new skills on an ongoing basis
Willingness to be certified in First Aid and CPR with the American Red Cross through institution-offered courses
Hours: This is a seasonal part-time/non-exempt position, 8 to 27 hours a week, including weekdays, weekends and evenings, to be determined by museum needs.