Job Details

Museum Experience - Play Facilitator

Portland Children's Museum, 4015 SW Canyon Rd, Portland OR, 97221

Job - Non-Profit

Close Date: 01/07/2019

ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW
Portland Children’s Museum consists of three inter-related entities: (1) the Museum, comprised of indoor/outdoor exhibits and on-site/off-site programs, (2) Opal School, a fee-based preschool and public K-5 charter school, and (3) the Museum Center for Learning, which researches fresh approaches to education and provides professional development for educators. We collaborate to create transformative learning experiences through the arts and sciences.
OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
In the Portland metro area, 47% of students are children of color. At Portland Children's Museum, we strive to have our guests reflect that diversity, and for our staff and board to be equally diverse. We are committed to eliminating barriers to access and equity and see a diverse workforce as a key step to this goal. We actively seek to recruit, hire, promote, and retain a diverse workforce—one that welcomes and engages people from every background. We value staff members, volunteers, and board members whose backgrounds further our ability to serve and learn from the diverse families that enrich our community. We invite you to join us on our journey.

POSITION SUMMARY
The Play Facilitator is responsible for carrying out Portland Children’s Museum’s mission by facilitating play on the Museum floor, studios and outdoor spaces; provide information to guests; and maintaining Museum environments.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide Information (%)
• Greet and interact with guests and field trip groups.
• Orient guests to Museum, answer questions, and provide up-to-date information on Museum programming, events and activities.
• Remind guests of Museum policies when needed.
Facilitating Play (%)
• Facilitate creative play experiences for individuals and collaborations in the exhibits and studios.
• Lead story time.
• Support Museum Experience programming, after hour events and special events.
• Facilitate birthday parties
Maintaining Environments (?)
• Perform daily opening and closing duties throughout the Museum, including routine cleaning and preparation of studio materials.
• Monitor indoor and outdoor exhibits by resetting props and removing unsafe objects and broken props throughout the day.

Qualifications:
Skills
• High school diploma or equivalent, preferred; bachelor’s degree or coursework in Child Development, Early Learning, Art and/or Theatre a plus.
• Experience working with children through the arts and sciences in recreational settings, afterschool programs, or classrooms desired.
• Experience with customer service desired.
• Reading, writing and communication skills sufficient enough to communicate with guests and other Museum staff
• Ability to respond to emergency situations in a calm and comforting manner.
• Experience that demonstrates self-motivation, initiative, energy and creativity.
• Fluency in multiple languages, a plus.
Competencies
• Enjoy working and playing with young children (ages 0-10) and their families.
• Flexible and comfortable in a fast paced, dynamic environment
• Maintain a playful spirit and positive attitude
• Enjoy being and playing outside.
• Interest in creativity, art or science projects.

Working Conditions
• Able to work at least one weekend day.
• Ability to stand for 8 hours.
• Must have flexible schedule.
• Must pass background check
To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, three professional references and salary requirements to resumes@portlandcm.org. In the subject line please reference the job title; Play Facilitator.

Complete details: https://www.portlandcm.org/sites/default/files/Museum%20Experience-Play%20Facilitator.pdf