Wonderplace Ambassadors

Wonderplace Ambassadors help Museum visitors in Wegmans Wonderplace, a learning space designed especially for children ages six and under (and their adult companions) that combines age-appropriate activities with museum collections and touchable objects to provide a gateway to history and a place to exercise curiosity for the youngest historians. Wonderplace Ambassadors play an active role in . . . 

  • facilitating meaningful visitor experiences by welcoming a diverse group of visitors and engaging in inquiry-based discovery at a variety of hands-on activity stations and using play to inspire and encourage children's and family's interest in history.
  • assisting daily facility operations in Wonderplace by getting the space and hands-on activities ready for visitor use and helping with some routine maintenance necessary to keep the space running.

If you enjoy . . .

  • helping children six and under discover the world around them and starting them on the path to lifelong learning.
  • supporting meaningful interactions between caregivers and children that serve as a stepping stone for connecting families with other exhibitions in the Museum.
  • interacting with diverse audiences, age groups, and learning styles.
  • working in an often busy and changing environment.

If you have . . .

  • an interest in working in a hands-on, informal education space.
  • strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • an interest in history and early childhood education.

If you can . . .

  • commit to a regular four-hour shift once a week (weekday docents) or twice a month (weekend docents), including weekends and holidays.
  • handle frequent walking, standing, bending, and lifting.

To Apply:

Find the American History Museum Wonderplace Ambassador listing and fill out the application. You will be notified of dates for interviews at which current openings will be discussed once the training dates have been set. Following that interview, acceptance into the program and program assignments are announced. NOTE: Acceptance into the program is subject to successful competition of a background investigation.