career opportunities

We pride ourselves in having innovative employees who love to think, play and create! We are excited to have the following openings:

Open Positions

Part-time Custodian

TITLE: Custodian/Porter

DEPARTMENT: Facilities

REPORTS TO: Maintenance Lead

TYPE OF POSITION: Part-time, non-exempt

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Performs daily building cleaning services prior to opening and throughout the day in accordance with the Building Maintenance Plan.
  • Performs daily inspection and cleaning of Park facilities. This includes, but is not limited to:
    • Removal of any litter or waste from the park and playground areas.
    • Power washing chalkboard, concrete structures, floors and walkways.
    • Ensure park is free of vagrants and other safety hazards.
  • Performs necessary cleaning and maintenance of the building, park and grounds before and after special events in accordance with the Building Maintenance Plan.
  • Performs cleaning and maintenance of interactive exhibits periodically throughout the day in accordance with the Building Maintenance Plan.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • One to three years’ experience in Custodian and/or janitorial services.
  • Candidate must be dedicated and comfortable working in an environment with children.
  • Self-motivated, takes initiative and task oriented.
  • Positive attitude and excellent team player.
  • Extremely reliable and dependable.
  • Good verbal communication skills with the ability to take direction
  • Committed to safety and assuring a safe environment for staff and guests.
  • Ability to work weekend shifts or holidays, as well extra hours during peak business times and special events.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk, see and hear. The employee is required to stand, walk and lift or move up to 30-50 pounds; occasionally lifting up to 100 pounds. The employee must be able to verbally communicate in a concise manner.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The majority of work is performed in a museum environment with attendant noise level and requires observance of safe work practices, fire regulations, and avoidance of falls, trips, and similar office work hazards. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to fumes or particles that are toxic or caustic chemicals. Employee may be regularly working near moving mechanical parts. Due to the nature of the position, weekend and early morning hours will be required.

TO APPLY

Please submit your resume and three references, along with a thoughtful cover letter that clearly describes how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of this position. Email to careers@thinkplaycreate.org and reference “Custodian” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

Summer Support Staff

TITLE: Summer Support Staff

DEPARTMENT: Education & Exhibitions

REPORTS TO: Manager Community Programs

TYPE OF POSITION: Temporary Summer (June 12 – Sept 1), Part-time, non-exempt, hourly (24-29 hours per week)

Summer Support Staff is a part-time summer position that involves working directly with visitors (children and adults) in the Museum’s public areas and classrooms. Summer Support Staff will work alongside the Museum’s Playworker Team and Teaching Artist Team to monitor spaces, assist with operations, engage visitors, support artmaking activities, clean and sanitize areas, and provide back-of- house support. Summer Support Staff will help ensure that adults and children who visit the museum have a safe, fun, and enriching experience.

Summer Support Staff will report to the Manager of Community Programs and be supported by Playworkers and Teaching Artists. Specific duties may include staffing in the Paint and Clay Studios and Sketch Aquarium.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support safe, creative and appropriate play and learning opportunities for children at NCM.
  • Exercise excellent communication with all Museum visitors: children, parents and other adult caregivers to provide consistent, excellent customer service to all visitors.
  • Troubleshoot visitor issues and be trained and prepared for emergencies.
  • Communicate with other Museum staff regarding any issues related to maintenance or safety.
  • Ensure the safety and cleanliness of all public areas.
  • Promote the Museum’s mission.
  • Prepare materials; clean and stock galleries and studios.
  • Participate in required trainings and meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned.QUALIFICATIONS
  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Friendly, enthusiastic, and outgoing personality.
  • Excellent oral communication skills.
  • Must work well with children, ages 1 –12.
  • Some experience working with children is preferred.
  • Must be dependable and punctual.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills – must have a positive, creative approach to both and be an imaginative, flexible and resourceful individual.
  • CPR and First Aid Certified preferred.
  • Must be available June through August.
  • Wear Museum uniform (provided T-shirt, ID badge)

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk, see and hear. The employee is required to stand, walk and lift or move up to 30-50 pounds. The employee must be able to verbally communicate in a concise manner.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The majority of work is performed in a museum environment with attendant noise level and requires observance of safe work practices, fire regulations, and avoidance of falls, trips, and similar office work hazards. Due to the nature of the position, weekend hours will be required.

TO APPLY

Please submit your resume along with a thoughtful cover letter that clearly describes how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of this position. Email to careers@thinkplaycreate.org and reference “Summer Support Staff” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.