• Play Ambassador, Children's Museum (Part-Time)

    Integrated Community Alternatives Network (ICAN), a Community-based Wraparound provider of Social and Mental Health services with emphasis on treating the client in a family context, is currently seeking innovative and experienced applicants to fill multiple Part-Time, Per Diem positions for Play Ambassadors with our Children's Museum. 

    The Play Ambassador position currently relates to Mobile Museum programming which operates year-round and will continue once the new museum is open and operating.  A Play Ambassador serves as a facilitator by providing exceptional customer service, implementation of key early childhood education and developmental frameworks, and by ensuring safety practices are maintained in order to foster a fun, playful, stimulating, and inclusive environment for all children and families. The Play Ambassador will promote the philosophy and mission of the agency by performing the following duties.

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities for this position include:

    • Interest and ability in working with children and families from a variety of backgrounds, abilities, experiences, perspectives.
    • Ideal candidates must be engaging, enthusiastic, outgoing and energetic-willing to play.
    • Excellent communication skillscan effectively communicate to visitors the educational content and value of museum exhibits and programs. Comfortable addressing large groups as well as in one-on-one interactions with visitors. 
    • Good interpersonal and organizational skills. Uses sensitivity and good judgment when engaging with children and families. Brings issues or concerns to appropriate supervisor.
    • Must have a passion for play and guest service along with genuine joy interacting with children and families.
    • Must be willing to work a flexible, variable schedule, including some holidays, evening and weekend days.
    • A Valid NYS Driver's License is required.

    Hourly rate: $20.00 / hour
    Shifts are per diem and can range between 3 to 8 hours depending on the details of the booked event. 

    Please make sure to apply for this role - even if you don’t meet 100% of the above qualifications. We welcome your application and would, in particular, like to know what about the role and our organization interested you.


    • Responsible for activating exhibits and inspire learning through museum programs, such as arts and crafts, music, drama, physical movement, storytelling and cooperative games.
    • Assist with facilitating school visits, summer camps, private events and community outreach with the Mobile Museum.
    • Perform unloading and loading of vehicle, set-up and break down of exhibits and activities specific to Mobile Museum programs and events.
    • Participate in routine checks, monitor exhibits, reset props, remove unsafe objects, support basic maintenance and cleaning, and report needs to management.
    • Proactively engage guests and initiate conversations to provide positive, active engagement of children and families with exhibits and programs.
    • Ensure appropriate exhibits and supplies are secured in the vehicle based on each event or location.
    • Communicate with management when supplies are needed.
    • Ability to calmly and effectively handle emergency situations.
    • Minimum High School Diploma or equivalent preferred, but not required.
    • Experience working with a child/family audience in a customer service environment or similar role (this includes relevant paid and unpaid work/volunteer/community work).
    • Course-work in Early Learning or Childhood Development (0-10 years old) a plus.
    • Experience working or volunteering with children in an educational or recreation setting.
    • 401K Retirement Plan
    • NYS Paid Sick Leave
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Employee Wellness Benefit
    • Longevity Awards
    • Voluntary Benefits
    Interested applicants are invited to submit a letter of interest, resume and list of professional references at our ICAN Career Center.
    ICAN is an equal opportunity employer.
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