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Playworker

Wheel & Cog Children's Museum of Hutchinson
Job Description
Wheel & Cog Children's Museum of Hutchinson in hiring for a part-time Playworker position. 
Playworkers act as floor staff in the Museum’s gallery and exhibit space, interacting with and engaging children and families at the Museum. Working as part of a team roster, Playworkers ensure that the Museum’s exhibits are re-set and help ensure that the atmosphere is clean, safe and welcoming. 

Duties:   
  • Greet visitors and answer questions.   
  • Provide excellent and enthusiastic customer service.   
  • Be knowledgeable about Museum exhibits and daily activities.  
  • Engage Museum visitors in Museum exhibits and activities.  
  • Set up and maintain exhibits and activities during business hours and at special events.  
  • Ensure a clean and well maintained Museum space.   
  • Responsible for light cleaning in and around Museum.  
  • Help direct and guide Volunteers in their Playworker role.  
  • Conduct observations, surveys, and record visitor data as needed.  
  • Facilitate or support program delivery, as needed.  
  • Be available evenings and weekends and for special events and programs.   
  • If assigned, is responsible for Museum’s front desk and café operations, including basic data entry and cash register tasks such as processing admission, membership and merchandise sales.
  • Represent the Museum with the highest level of professionalism.  
  • Perform physical/mental demands in the work environment required for this position.  
  • Communicate and interact effectively and respectfully with visitors, co-workers, supervisors and  individuals from other organizations.
  • Assist with events/birthday parties.
Qualifications:   
  • Enthusiasm and support for Wheel and Cog Children’s Museum of Hutchinson.  
  • Experience working with children and families is preferred.  
  • Interest in working with children and families, and as a member of a team.  
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service to Museum visitors.  
  • Be self-motivated and flexible.  
  • Basic computer skills preferred.  
Work Conditions:  
  • Job requires exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.   
  • Job requires the ability to stand and walk 100% of the time in public indoor and outdoor galleries.
  • Job requires stooping, kneeling, crouching and bending.  
  • Flexibility and availability in schedule are required during the week, including evenings, weekends, and holidays.   
  • Job requires a high degree of interaction and engagement with others.   
  • Job requires direct interaction and engagement with children and families.   
This non-exempt part-time position typically ranges between 10 – 20 hours per week. This position is not eligible for benefits, PTO or holiday pay.  This position is eligible for overtime.
 
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