Seasonal Play & Learning Facilitator
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, exhibit-based activities that engage children and parents/caregivers in the play and learning experience.Facilitate a range of scheduled and drop-in special programs 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.Support, train, and mentor new play and learning facilitators and volunteers.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.
Qualifications: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.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 basisWillingness to be certified in First Aid and CPR with the American Red Cross through institution-offered coursesBilingual skills a plusHours: This is a seasonal part-time/non-exempt position, including weekdays, weekends and evenings, to be determined by museum needs.