Website Children's Museum of South Dakota

Play Guide

Children’s Museum of South Dakota

Part-time, hourly (weekend availability required). Position open until filled. EOE

Reports to: Director of Guest Services

Mission: The Children’s Museum of South Dakota sparks imagination and learning for all children and their grown-ups through play, creativity and discovery.

Vision: CMSD seeks to transform the world by inspiring generations to love learning and to believe that life is full of possibilities.

Job Summary: In alignment with the Museum’s mission, vision and values, Play Guides enhance the guest experience at CMSD. The ideal candidate will be a high-energy, well-organized, creative individual that enjoys working in a playful, team-oriented environment.

Essential Functions:

  • Going out of your way to help guests have a great experience
  • Actively engaging guests by playing with them in the exhibits and answering questions
  • Monitoring exhibits for safety and cleanliness, including picking up loose parts
  • Helping maintain a clean and sanitary facility by performing regular cleaning duties
  • Assisting at the Welcome Desk
  • Assisting our Education team with programming opportunities (special events, museum floor demonstrations, family studios)
  • Performing other duties as assigned


  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Post-secondary education preferred
  • Able to stand, bend, climb, and/or walk for a prolonged period of time
  • Commitment to excellent customer service and teamwork
  • High comfort level interacting with children and adults in a fast paced, high traffic, public environment
  • Recognizes that children naturally learn through play
  • Views children as capable and competent
  • Must be reliable and flexible
  • Strong commitment to the mission, vision, and values of CMSD

TO APPLY: Please send cover letter, resume, three professional references and availability to: Children’s Museum of South Dakota Attn: Kati Hanson 521 4th Street Brookings, SD 57006

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