Volunteer to Play!

Save to Favorites

Minnesota Children's Museum

  • 31 people are interested
Playologist/Play Team

Become a Playologist and help spark children's learning through play at Minnesota Children's Museum!

Playologists focus on open-ended, interactive, child-directed play that encourages visitors to explore and discover. You will be immersed in our 11 different galleries and you’ll use the props and exhibit components to invite visitors to play. You have the freedom to explore and choose the components you want to play with.

What this role involves:

  • Actively invite both adults and children to play, or join in their play
  • Welcome visitors with warmth and friendliness and provide exceptional customer service
  • Help make sure our props and supplies are ready for everyone to play by assisting with supply prep, monitoring usage, and tidying props in exhibits
  • Encourage visitors to follow Museum policies and procedures
  • Provide extra support in high-traffic areas of the museum, helping to manage capacity
  • Greet visitors in the lobby and assist with checking in members
  • As needed, assist special artists and performers in educational activities
Why play? Play is more than "just fun." It’s how we learn and practice the key skills we need to be successful people. For children and adults alike, play develops critical thinking, communication, creativity, coordination and more. Research shows children need diversity of playmates that challenge their understanding, and Playologists play an important role in helping visitors develop these skills.

Who are we looking for?
We are looking for people who are passionate about working with young children and their adult caregivers, and who are interested in assisting with fun educational activities. This role is best for people who like variety, enjoy playing, have a willingness to be silly and creative, and enjoy interacting with people from a variety of ages and backgrounds.


Commitment Expectation
The minimum commitment of a Playologist is 2 shifts per month for a minimum of 4 months. Whenever we're open, we need Playologists to play and help our visitors learn, so we are very flexible with your busy schedule - you get to choose your shift times!

Want to learn more about this opportunity? Please contact Kathryn Wegler, Volunteer Services Coordinator, at volunteers@mcm.org or (651) 225-6046.

To apply: https://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/ap?AP=2001712070&OR=1

5 More opportunities with Minnesota Children's Museum

3 Reviews

About Minnesota Children's Museum

Location:

10 7th Street West, Saint Paul, MN 55102, US

Mission Statement

Our mission: Sparking children's learning through play! Our vision: "Kids play more. Adults do, too. We thrive as a happier, healthier and more innovative community through the radiant power of play."

Description

Minnesota Children's Museum is dedicated to providing children with a fun, hands-on and stimulating environment to explore and discover. Through immersive exhibits and programs, the museum emphasizes play as a critical ingredient in every child’s development and instills a life-long love of learning by nurturing the real-world skills children need to become engaged citizens in the future.

Donate Your Time to Minnesota's Future

Spark children’s learning through play by volunteering at Minnesota Children’s Museum! Discover how you can make a positive impact on children and their families and support the Museum by giving your time in one of the many available volunteer positions.

We have opportunities for adults, teens, skilled volunteers, and internships.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

10 West 7th StreetSaint Paul, MN 55102

(44.9476,-93.09704)
 

SKILLS

  • Teaching / Instruction
  • General Education
  • Child Development
  • People Skills
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 shifts per month for a minimum of 4 months

Report this opportunity