Where Imagination Comes Alive. . . Through a Dedicated Staff!

Full Time Floor Support

Wednesday-Sunday

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES-ROTATE AS NEEDED, PER MUSEUM’S NEEDS

This position requires sometime wearing any hats. Your primary job is to keep the museum and exhibits straightened throughout the day.

  • Assist with facilitating assigned daily educational programs.
  • Help facilitate spontaneous play and lobby activities/visitor interactions through open-ended questions, brief guided exhibit explorations, with a focus on STEM, Theater and Eye Clinic activities.
  • Cleaning props and exhibit throughout the day.
  • Assist in morning/nightly cleaning
  • Provide positive customer service; enforcing Museum’s safety and security policies.
  • Preparation and clean-up of affected Museum areas for educational programs.
  • Open and close Imagination Studio during weekdays.
  • Interact with families and role modeling open-ended questioning

Seattle Children’s Museum is an equal opportunity employer and am committed to workplace diversity

Play Facilitator (Full Time)

Employee Classification:

 

Work Schedule:

 

Reports To:

 

$15.00/hour

 

Typically Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, other occasional days as available

 

Education and Operations Directors

 

Job Purpose: Promote Seattle Children’s Museum’s mission in several capacities, across departments, throughout the week.  Excellent communication skills with diverse audiences required. Prepare and implement exhibit-focused and special event themed activities, intended to enrich visitors’ play-based learning experience; provide role modeling to parents regarding developmental milestones, and the value of purposeful play. Support visitor experience by “re-setting” exhibit spaces to be “learning ready” throughout the day. Encourage open-ended art exploration and facilitate on-going theme-based individual or collaborative art projects within the Imagination Studio.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. 20% IMAGINATION STUDIO FACILITATION (Approx. 1 day/week): 3. 45% EDUCATION PROGRAMMING:
  • Set-up and clean-up of studio space at museum closing and opening.
  • Maintaining a high level of studio cleanliness throughout hours of operation.
  • Interacting with families and role modeling open-ended questioning.
  • Preparing art materials for studio use.
  • Providing positive customer service; enforcing Museum’s safety and security policies.
  • Managing effectively the exhibit time slot system.
  • Preparation and clean-up of affected Museum areas for educational programs.
  • Facilitate assigned daily educational programs.
  • Performer Wrangler-Support set up, tear down and other performance-based programming needs for special events as require.
  • Engage and model spontaneous, developmentally appropriate interactions within exhibits.
  • Role model purposeful play to caregivers and staff in exhibit spaces.
  • Communicate program purposes and daily schedule to visitors and staff.
  • Contribute to the Museum database tracking and program editing, as needed, depending on program and current projects.

 

2. 30% MAINTAIN OVERALL CLEANLINESS OF MUSEUM: 4. 5% PARTICIPATE IN INTERDEPARTMENTAL COLLABORATION AND TRAINING BY:
  • Up keep of bathrooms, products, exhibits, spills, and general neatness.
  • Cleaning props and exhibit throughout the day.
  • Maintaining supplies and usability of the lobby activities.
  • Participating in the opening and closing cleanings.
  • Maintaining education closet and red room closet cleanliness.
  • Contributing to and maintaining education supply and resource inventory and tracking.
  • Providing visitor escorts, as needed.

 

  • Assisting in additional tasks as assigned.
  • Support special events, as assigned.
  • Keeping up to date on museum policies, standards, and specific language.
  • Participating in training sessions to review known material and learn new material.
  • Assisting with data entry projects, mailings, and other projects as assigned.
  • Assisting in lost child/caregiver response.

 

 

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Some experience working with young children required. Coursework in Child Development, Early Learning, preferred, Art, and/or Theatre desired.

Experience: Experience working with children & families in a customer service-oriented environment. SCM promotes and actively works to create an inclusive environment. Experience engaging within diverse communities and non-dominant cultures needed to succeed. Current food handlers and CPR a plus. Familiarity with a fast-paced work environment preferred.

Skills and Abilities: Basic computer skills, ability to lift 50 lbs, good communication skills and willingness to work as a team are necessary. Flexibility and initiative, ability to discern priorities within a busy environment and make decisions is key to success.

 

Play Facilitator (Part Time)

Title: Play Facilitator
Employee Classification: $15.00/hour
Work Schedule: Typically Thursday, Friday, Saturday, other occasional days as available
Reports To: Education Director
Job Purpose: Promote Seattle Children’s Museum’s mission internally and external facing, through the execution of best-practices in programming within informal early learning environments.  Excellent communication skills with diverse audiences required. Prepare and implement exhibit-focused and special event themed activities, intended to enrich visitors’ play-based learning experiences. Provide role modeling to parents and caregivers regarding developmental milestones, and the value of purposeful play. Support visitor experience by “re-setting” exhibit spaces to be “learning ready” throughout the day. Encourage open-ended art exploration and facilitate on-going theme-based individual or collaborative art projects within the Imagination Studio.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

20% IMAGINATION STUDIO

Art Facilitation (Approx. 4 hours/week)

  • Set-up and clean-up of studio space at Museum opening and closing.
  • Maintain a high level of studio cleanliness throughout hours of operation.
  • Skilled facilitation/interaction with families; role modeling open-ended exploration and inquiry.
  • Prepare art media/materials for studio use.
  • High level of customer service; follow-through of Museum’s safety and security policies.
  • Manage needs of multiple guests, and ages.
65% EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMING

Program Facilitation and Material Prep

  • Prepare and clean-up affected Museum areas impacted by educational programming.
  • Facilitate daily programs.
  • Facilitate performer set-up, as needed.
  • Engage with guests; model spontaneous, developmentally appropriate Museum exploration and guided purposeful play.
  • Contribute to data collection as required for formative and ongoing-assessments and reports.
  • Communicate program purposes and daily schedule to guests and staff.
13% MAINTAIN MUSEUM CLEANLINESS

Daily Museum Support

  • Support Opening and Closing cleaning schedule.
  • Clean props and exhibits as needed.
  • Maintain lobby activity and supplies.
  • Support maintaining and tracking inventory of supplies.
  • Visitor escorts or other support, as needed.
2% SPECIAL EVENTS AND TRAININGS

Other Duties as Assigned

  • Support special events as assigned.
  • Participate in training sessions as assigned.
  • Maintain current accreditations as needed, review of policies, standards and specific language over time.
  • Assist in lost child/caregiver response.

 

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

Education:  Some experience working with young children required. Coursework in Child Development, Early Learning, preferred, Art, and/or Theatre desired.

Experience:  Experience working with children & families in a customer service-oriented environment. SCM promotes and actively works to create an inclusive environment. Experience engaging within diverse communities and non-dominant cultures needed to succeed. Current food handlers and CPR a plus. Familiarity with a fast-paced work environment preferred.

Skills and Abilities:  Basic computer skills, ability to lift 50 lbs, good communication skills and willingness to work as a team are necessary. Flexibility and initiative, ability to discern priorities within a busy environment and make decisions is key to success.

 

Application for Employment

This form will be sent to our HR Department. If you are selected as a candidate for the interview process, we will contact you by email.
  • Please list the name of the school, the dates attended, the degree obtained or the area studied.
  • At the end of this application, please include your complete employment history or your resume.
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  • A conviction will not necessarily disqualify an application from employment. The Seattle Children's Museum is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate in employment based on race, gender, religion, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, national origin, Veteran status, sexual orientation, or an other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state or local law.
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