PLAY FACILITATOR

POSITION: PLAY FACILITATOR

POSITION SUMMARY: The Children’s Museum of Oswego (CMOO) is seeking motivated individuals to serve as Play Facilitators. A Play Facilitator is responsible for carrying out CMOO’s mission by facilitating play-based experiences, providing information to guests; and maintaining the museum environment. This includes responding to visitor inquiries, communicating policies and procedures, and promoting a museum environment that is welcoming, participatory, and safe. CMOO is dedicated to providing hands-on exhibits and experiential learning opportunities that spark imagination, foster curiosity and promote self-confidence for children ages 0-12.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Facilitate and initiate interactions with children and adults to deepen their learning experiences during exhibit play and through the facilitation of programs.
  • Orient guests to the museum, answer questions, and provide up-to-date information on museum programming, events and activities. Use problem-solving skills to assist visitors during incidents.
  • Greet and interact positively with guests and field trip groups.
  • Support programming and special events
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of CMOO’s mission, philosophy, policies and procedures. Remind guests of museum policies when needed.
  • Perform daily opening and closing duties throughout the museum, including routine cleaning and preparation of programming materials.
  • Participate in staff meetings and trainings
  • Cultivate and mentor volunteers

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

 

Skills:

  • High school diploma or equivalent, required bachelor’s degree or coursework in Child Development, Early Learning, Education preferred
  • Experience working with children in recreational settings, after-school
    programs, or classrooms desired.
  • Experience working with diverse audiences.
  • Reading, writing and communication skills sufficient to communicate with guests and other museum staff.
  • Able to respond to emergency situations in a calm and comforting manner.
  • Experience that demonstrates self-motivation, initiative, energy, creativity, and punctuality.

Competencies:

  • Enjoy working and playing with children.
  • Flexible and comfortable in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Demonstrated organization and time management skills, emotional intelligence, problem solving, and working in a collaborative team
  • Maintain a playful spirit and positive attitude.
  • Interest in creativity and experiential learning
  • Enjoy working with people of diverse backgrounds.

SCHEDULE

Part-time and full-time positions available. Flexibility in schedule, must be available weekends, hours may vary. Position to begin May 2019.

Interested applicants: Please email cover letter and resume to director@cmoo.org with “Play Facilitator” in the subject line by April 19, 2019. No phone calls please.

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