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Power of Play - Play Krewe Member

Job Code: 
Category: Administrative

Full/Part Time: Part Time

Location:

Sci-Port
820 Clyde Fant Parkway
Shreveport, LA 71101
USA

Job Description:

General Information:

Power of Play (POP) Children’s Museum provides a fun and educational environment for children ages 8 and under. Children can visualize themselves as problem solvers and innovators in a kid-sized Shreveport-Bossier City. Play is the work of childhood, and the power of constructive play helps children discover the world around them. POP is a new and exciting museum within the Sci-Port Discovery Center. Be prepared for a fast-paced, high energy environment!

PositionSummary:

The POP Play Krewe member brings the Power of Play museum exhibits to life. They are responsible for enhancing the visitor experience by illustrating points of interest in exhibits, explaining their educational content, and demonstrating how activities work. These members facilitate high quality programs, demonstrations, informational and informal activities to engage the visitors in active exploration throughout the museum gallery. Play Krewe create a positive and professional learning atmosphere by being visible and approachable. They answer visitors' questions in a friendly and helpful manner and monitor visitors' actions to ensure compliance with Museum policies. Play Krewe also ensure museum exhibits are neat, organized, and are always in ready state.

The essential tasks of the Play Krewe position fall into six categories: Welcoming Visitors, Facilitating Activities with Visitors, Leading Visiting Groups throughout the Museum Galleries, Maintaining the Exhibits and Program Areas, and Following the Policies and Procedures of Sci-Port Discovery Center.

Essential Functions:

  • Consistently provide a high quality, high energy delivery of programs, demos, and shows, and a high level of visitor interaction during and in between demonstrations, with the POP exhibits.
  • Answer visitor questions in a cheerful helpful manner.
  • Create interest in exhibit activities through demonstration and facilitation of visitors' involvement – occasionally performing hands-on demonstrations in a professional manner.
  • Conduct group tours, and facilitate workshops, offering introductions to exhibits and explanations of activities.
  • Encourage adult engagement by explaining activities they can complete with their children within the POP exhibits.
  • Ensure exhibits are properly stocked with supplies. Keep all areas within the POP Museum clean by following a daily routine.
  • Monitor visitors' activities to ensure safety and rule compliance with Sci-Port regulations.
  • Assist with workshops, festivals, camp-ins, special events, birthday party festivities, and other Sci-Port and POP functions as needed.
  • Cross-train in other areas of POP and Sci-Port, meet requirements of the training program, aid in training new staff members as needed.

***Please note that duties in addition to the ones you have listed above may be assigned.***

Education Required:

  • Prefer Associate degree in childcare, psychology, education, or related field. College and/or graduate students may also apply.

Skills Required:

  • Excellent communication and public speaking skills, including speaking to large audiences of all ages.
  • Customer service orientation
  • Ability to teach children of all ages
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people
  • Outgoing, friendly, self-starter, and flexible schedule, including weekends
  • Work/volunteer experience with children (age 8 and below) is preferred
  • Positive and energetic attitude
  • Patience, dedication, and reliability
  • Able to stand for long periods of time
  • Light lifting 5lbs to 25lbs.

Mental Skills and Abilities

  • Math - Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide; to use practical application of fractions, perentages, and statistics
  • Reading - Ability to read and understand technical journals, manuals, reference books, and financial reports
  • Writing - Ability to write business letters, and reports using proper format and conforming to rules of punctuation, grammar, diction and style.
  • Speaking - Ability to be conversant in the principles and methods of effective and persuasive speaking and discussions using clear and distinct
    speaking voice with appropriate pauses and emphasis, correct pronunciation, and variation in word order.

Work Situations

  • Communication - The ability to relate to people in situations involving more than giving and receiving instructions.
  • Feelings or Ideas - Adaptable to situations involving the interpretation of feelings or ideas in terms of personal viewpoint.  The employee may be called upon to use creativity, self-expression, or imagination.
  • Influencing - Adaptable to influencing people in their opinions, attitudes, or judgments.  The employee may be in a position to motivate, convince, or negotiate.
  • Performing Under Stress - Adaptable to situations requiring the precise attainment of set limits, tolerances, or standards.  The employee may need to be precise, thorough, exacting, or meticulous in regard to material worked; or in activities such as numerical determinations, record preparation, or inspecting.
  • Repetitive, Continuous - Adaptable to performing repetitive work, or to continuously performing the same work, according to set procedures, sequence, or pace.  The employee may perform work that is inherently of a repetitive nature.
  • Set Limits, Tolerances, or Standards - Adaptable to performing under stress when confronted with emergency, critical, unusual, and/or dangerous situations; or in situations in which working speed and sustained attention are make or break aspects of the job.
  • Variety and Change – Adaptable to performing a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another of a different nature without loss of efficiency or composure.  Several duties in a job that require significant differences in technologies, techniques, procedures, working conditions, physical demands, and/or situations constitute this factor.

Physical Demands

  • Medium Work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.
  • Balancing - Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery, or moving surfaces.
  • Carrying - Supporting the weight of an object with hands and arms and moving from one place to another.
  • Climbing - Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles, and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.
  • Crouching - Bending the body downward and forward by bending legs and spine.
  • Fingering - Picking, pinching, or otherwise working with fingers.
  • Eye-Hand-Foot Coordination - The ability to coordinate hand and/or foot motions with visual stimuli in order to engage in or perform physical activities, such as typing, operating vehicles or mechanical equipment, etc.
  • Handling - Seizing, holding, grasping, turning, or otherwise working with fingers and/or hands.
  • Hearing - Perceiving the nature, intent or meaning of sounds.
  • Kneeling - Bending legs at the knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.
  • Lifting - Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving  objects horizontally from position-to-position.
  • Pulling - Exerting a force so as to move an object toward the individual.
  • Pushing - Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to move forward, downward, or outward.
  • Reaching - Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction, especially upward in placing or retrieving objects.
  • Sitting - To rest the body upright supported by the buttocks and thighs.
  • Standing - To be upright supported by the buttocks and thighs.
  • Talking - Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word.
  • Walking - Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks.
  • Seeing - The ability to perceive the nature of objects by the eye.  The important aspects of vision are:

            (a) Clarity of vision at 20 inches or less.

            (b) Clarity of vision at 20 feet or more.

            (c)  The ability to judge distance and space relationships.

            (d) The ability to identify and distinguish colors.

Supervision/Contacts:

  • Receives direction from the Manager, Power of Play, Coordinator, Power of Play
  • Works closely and directly with other Department Directors/Managers
  • Daily contact with Center employees and management.
  • Daily contact with visitors; frequent contact with outside vendors.

 

 

Contact:

Please contact Human Resources at (318) 424-8680 or hr@sciport.org for more information. 
Sci-Port is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


 
 
 

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Sci-Port Discovery Center
820 Clyde Fant Parkway
Shreveport, Louisiana 71101

Main Line: (318) 424-3466
Toll free: 1-877-SCIPORT (1-877-724-7678)
Fax: (318) 222-5592

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