The City of Bettendorf

  • Play Pal

    Job ID
    Part-Time, Less than 19 Hours per Week
    USD $9.10/Hr.
    USD $10.75/Hr.
  • Overview



    To inspire, connect and strengthen our community by enriching the lives of our children today, and expanding their capacity to shape their future.


    Play Pals are the front-line staff who directly impact the guest experience and provide experiences designed to enhance and extend a Family Museum visit by Museum guests.


    Working under the supervision of the Play Pal Supervisor and the Director, Play Pals will be responsible for organizing materials and related activities for floor programming. Play Pals will also participate in costumed role play to engage Family Museum guests. Play Pals must be able to work independently, have reliable transportation, and be at least 17 years of age.


    A Play Pal’s primary responsibilities include engaging guests, interacting with them, and providing meaningful experiences that enhance the Family Museum’s programs and exhibits.


    1. Responsible for organizing materials and related activities for pre-determined drop-in/floor programming.

    2. Must work shifts in ThinkShop, an area with authentic tools and small parts, and/or the Drop-in Art Studio.

    3. Work alongside the Play Pal Supervisor and other Play Pals to create and incorporate new programming on the exhibit floor.

    4. Responsible for being on time, and ready to present programs at the start of shift.

    5. Responsible for set-up, tear-down, and clean-up at the conclusion of shift.

    6. Participation in staff planning and instructor meetings as needed.

    7. Knows and enforces safety standards and policies of the Family Museum.

    8. Develops rapport with both children and parent/adult caregivers.

    9. Other related duties as assigned.


    ATTIRE: Play Pals will be provided Family Museum polo shirts, a name tag, and badge to be worn during their shift. Play Pals must also abide by the dress code outlined in the Family Museum handbook.


    WORK SCHEDULE: Play Pals will work Monday-Friday 8:45am-12:30pm


    EDUCATION: Requires a level of knowledge normally acquired through completion of at least three years of high school or above.


    EXPERIENCE: Requires three to six months of experience in similar environments such as camp programs or activity programs involving children and families.


    INTERPERSONAL SKILLS: Must possess excellent communication skills, be patient and persuasive in dealing with children, and be able to communicate special problems and problem-solving ideas to Family Museum staff. Must be outgoing, friendly, flexible, and comfortable approaching and engaging with families.


    ANALYTICAL ABILITY: Routine and non-recurring problem solving skills are required.


    Applicants will be subject to background check. Applications will be accepted until March 22, 2019 at 5 PM. The City of Bettendorf is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer. The City of Bettendorf complies with American with Disabilities Act. 


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