Seasonal Play & Learning Facilitator

Job Tracking ID:  512297-565080
Location:   Chicago, IL
Job Type:  Seasonal
Date Updated:  September 21, 2017
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Job Description:

Position Overview:

The Seasonal Play and Learning Facilitator provides daily staffing of museum exhibits, programs and special events. This position is central to ensuring a highly interactive and educational learning experience for our diverse museum visitors, the primary audience being young children and their families.


  • Excellent customer service; provide inclusive physical and verbal cues that let the visitor know we are approachable and knowledgeable about the museum, its philosophy, exhibits and programs.
  • Exemplary play and learning facilitation; model positive, educational, creative and respectful ways to interact with children and their caregivers through play.
  • Facilitate age-appropriate, activities that engage children and parents/caregivers in the play and learning experience that extend the museums offerings.
  • Create and maintain a physical environment that is comfortable and engaging for both adults and children; facilitate in the opening and closing of exhibits/stations including continually resetting the environment.
  • Attend all staff meetings including daily opening/closing meetings, monthly guest connections staff meetings, museum-wide all-staff meetings and other meetings deemed relevant by the Director of Guest Connections.
  • Staff special events and other assignments on an as-needed basis.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Experience and Skills:


  • College experience preferred; concentration in Education, Child Development, Theater, Art, Recreation, Communications or related field.
  • Demonstrated interest and ability in working with children and families from a diversity of backgrounds.
  • Dynamic facilitator required. Ideal candidate must be enthusiastic, outgoing and energetic--be willing to play.
  • Excellent communication skills--can effectively communicate to visitors the educational content and value of museum exhibits and programs. Bilingual skills a plus.
  • Stamina and physical endurance to be on the museum floor most of the day maintaining quality interaction with museum visitors.
  • Ability to take direction well and work without constant supervision; ability to work well within a team
  • Enthusiasm for learning and mastering new skills on an ongoing basis
  • Willingness to be certified in First Aid and CPR with the American Red Cross through institution-offered courses


Hours: This is a seasonal part-time/non-exempt position, 8 to 27 hours a week, including weekdays, weekends and evenings, to be determined by museum needs.

Additional Information:

Job Level:   Entry Level (less than 2 years)
Number of Openings:   5
Years of Experience:   Any
Level of Education:   High School/GED
Starting Date :   ASAP