Position Title: Play Facilitator
Status: Non-exempt, part time
Job Classification: Educator
DuPage Children’s Museum is nationally acclaimed for its interactive, hands-on experiences, carefully designed to foster curiosity, creativity, problem solving and innovation through the power of play. With over 300,000 annual visitors, we partner with 38 school districts as well as approximately 60 social service agencies through our Community Access Network. We work directly with corporate and foundation supporters and rely on the work of more than 600 volunteers each year. We provide high-quality early learning resources for parents and offer professional development opportunities to caregivers and teachers. Revel in play… at DuPage Children’s Museum.
Facilitate the child/adult visitor interaction with exhibits and daily/special programming by encouraging and modeling the importance of open-ended and multiple outcome experiences. Work collaboratively with other staff to ensure a warm welcoming approach to visitors. Maintain a safe, educationally sound, hospitable, and aesthetically pleasing environment at the museum.
Reports to the Museum Experience Manager.
Mentored and coached by Lead Play Facilitators and Specialist Staff.
Appreciate, encourage, and coach museum volunteers.
Education and Experience:
Skills and Abilities:
The following abilities are required for the position: (a) Visually keep track of visitors, materials and exhibit functioning on the museum floor; (b) Comprehend and speak English extensively and clearly with the public; (c) Hear children’s voices; (d) Assist visitors in emergency situations; (e) Display dexterity necessary to maintain exhibits and exhibit environments; (f) Manipulate exhibit components and facility operating/maintenance equipment; (g) Stand, kneel and move among exhibits for extended periods of time; (h) Climb up and down stairs or use an elevator daily (i) Bend, kneel, climb and reach; (j) Display rapid response times; (k) Lift 25 pounds; (l) Tolerate noise and dust in the environment and handle disinfectant and cleaning materials.
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