A Peoria Park District Facility

Jobs at the PlayHouse

BIRTHDAY PARTY AND RENTAL COORDINATOR

POSITION: Part-Time

REQUIREMENTS:

  • High school diploma or GED required. College degree preferred.  Will accept a combination of education and experience that is closely related to the job skills needed for this position.
  • One year of experience in an office setting required, preferably in a museum or non-profit institution.
  • Knowledge of computers and phone systems as needed for office work, including knowledge of Microsoft Office. Ability to learn new programs, in particular, Point of Sale programs.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously with a minimal degree of supervisory oversight.
  • Experience or interest in working with children and families in a highly diverse informal educational setting.
  • Ability to maintain focus in a busy and highly demanding atmosphere.
  • Ability to contribute to an atmosphere of teamwork and positive energy among staff and volunteers.
  • Ability to communicate clearly with others in person and over the phone.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with co-workers and the general public.
  • Ability to continually demonstrate a customer-friendly personality while performing all duties in a manner that demonstrates reliability, initiative, tact and resourcefulness. Demonstrate an ongoing commitment to learning and innovation.
  • Ability to interact effectively and respectfully with adults and children of all ages.

DUTIES:

  • Coordinate and book birthday parties, rentals and off-site events.
  • Respond to inquiries; correspond with those interested in booking parties and e-mail contracts and surveys.
  • Complete paperwork and enter reservations into online systems and calendars, complete agreement forms, create booking reservations and process payments. Inventory birthday supplies and place orders as needed.
  • Communicate with staff about upcoming parties and events, review past events and discuss logistics, issues, etc.
  • Coordinate with Peoria Zoo staff on alcohol purchases for special events.
  • Work with education staff to develop birthday party workshops and train staff to lead them.
  • Coordinate off-site event details with Operations Manager and education staff. Book Imagination Playground and coordinate transportation for these events when needed.
  • Retail duties: track suppliers and inventory for the gift shop, place orders. Create inventory ordering schedule.  Work with front of house staff on inventory selection, display and promotions.  Coordinate with other Park District staff to arrange sales of selected products at the PPD airport store.
  • Follow all safety procedures that pertain to the duties performed and support all aspects of the Park District’s safety program.
  • Attend all staff meetings and trainings as required. Report on parties, events and retail each month.  Perform all other duties as assigned.

OTHER

  • Pay rate is $12 per hour
  • 20 hours per week on average
Information regarding how to apply for positions can be found at the bottom of the page.

Maker Playologist - Experience Facilitator

POSITION: Part Time (average 20 - 25 hours per week).

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Successful candidates must have experience and comfort with basic carpentry tools. Must have demonstrated experience building or constructing things from a variety of materials, such as wood, metal, plastic, reclaimed/recycled materials.
  • Experience or interest in interacting with and leading children 0-8 years of age in open-ended art or building related projects.
  • Must have experience or interest in working with children and families in an informal educational setting.
  • High school diploma or equivalent required. Some college preferred. Experience in a similar role may be substituted for all of part of the educational requirements.
  • Must have excellent customer service skills.
  • Experience or desire to work with a highly diverse audience in a busy atmosphere.
  • Ability to interact positively and spontaneously with visitors.
  • Ability to contribute to an atmosphere of teamwork and positive energy among staff and volunteers.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously with a minimal degree of supervision.

DUTIES:

  • Work in the Real-Tools exhibit, interacting with visitors as they learn how to use hand carpentry tools and complete carpentry projects.
  • Facilitate visitors’ play experiences in a welcoming, enthusiastic, and open-ended manner.
  • Deliver high quality customer service by answering questions and assisting visitors.
  • Monitor the orderly operation of the museum including communicating rules to visitors/field trips and following safety standards and sanitation requirements. Routinely walk through galleries and straighten as needed.
  • Continually organize exhibition spaces throughout the day. Perform cleaning and resetting of exhibitions for opening and closing procedures daily. Spot clean as needed.
  • Assist in setup, delivery and visitation.
  • Report supply needs and exhibition repairs or maintenance to supervisor in a timely manner.
  • Lead planned and impromptu activities as necessary.
  • Report all visitor comments, complaints and trends to Operations Manager in a timely manner.
  • Follow and support all aspects of the Park District’s safety program.
  • Attend all staff meetings as required.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.

OTHER:

  • Starting pay rate is $10.00 per hour.
  • Typical work hours are assigned and performed during the 8am – 5pm time period while the facility is open, seven days per week. Some hours will be assigned outside after 5pm for events and programs, as necessary.
  • Includes weekdays, weekends and some evenings and holidays.
Information regarding how to apply for positions can be found at the bottom of the page.

Admissions and Retail Attendant

POSITION: Part Time (Average 24 - 29 hours per week)

REQUIREMENTS:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required. Some college preferred. Extensive experience in a similar role may be substituted for all of part of the educational requirements.
  • Minimum of one year experience in a customer service role, ideally a museum or other visitor attraction setting.
  • Must have excellent customer service, problem solving and organizational skills.
  • Must have experience or interest in working with children and families in a highly diverse informal educational setting.
  • Practical understanding of ages and stages of child development.
  • Knowledge of basic telephone and PC functions including Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to maintain focus and professional demeanor in a highly demanding atmosphere.
  • Ability to create an atmosphere of teamwork and positive energy among staff and volunteers. Experience working as or with volunteers preferred.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously with a minimal degree of supervision.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with co-workers and the general public.
  • Must be able to interact effectively and respectfully with adults as well as children of all ages.
  • Must demonstrate an ongoing commitment to learning and innovation.

DUTIES:

  • Open and close Welcome Desk computer systems according to defined procedures.
  • Perform cashier duties including handling cash, check and charge transactions.
  • Promote and sell PlayHouse Children’s Museum admissions, memberships and programs.
  • Clean and maintain an organized and well-stocked front desk area and assist in exhibition cleaning and organizing on a daily basis. Perform spot cleaning in other areas as needed.
  • Interact with museum visitors by answering questions about the Peoria PlayHouse Museum, Peoria Zoo and Luthy Botanical Gardens programs and ticket options.
  • Interact with the general public and privately booked groups, school groups, and birthday parties and ensure an excellent experience for all visitors.
  • Light clerical work: answering and directing phone calls, data entry and other duties as assigned.
  • Check in and direct guests for museum workshops and programs.
  • Manage lost and found area.
  • Attend all staff meeting s and trainings as required.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.

OTHER:

  • Pay rate is $10.00 per hour.
  • Typical work hours are assigned and performed during the 8am – 5pm time period while the facility is open, seven days per week. Some hours will be assigned outside after 5pm for events and programs, as necessary.
  • Includes weekdays, weekends and some evenings and holidays.
Information regarding how to apply for positions can be found at the bottom of the page.

How to Apply for Jobs at the PlayHouse :

Complete an online application at peoriaparks.aaimtrack.com/jobs/ or view Employment Opportunities in the "Join our Team" section at www.peoriaparks.org. Applicants may submit a resume, but to be fully considered for this position an online application must be completed. While we appreciate all submissions, due to high volume, only those applicants who are selected for interview will be contacted. Applications will be reviewed until position is filled.

The Peoria Park District hires without regard to race, religion, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, unfavorable discharge from military service, or disability to person the tasks of the job. All qualified individuals are encourages to apply. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum