Help the school programs staff prepare for a new year of programming in the downtime over the summer. School programs serve approximately 15,000 students a year through onsite and distance learning opportunities that encourage students to look closely and think critically about the designed world around them.
Interns devote a majority of their time to a project of their own design intended to help the school programs staff better serve teachers and students in the 2018-19 school year. Interns will also assist with a variety of projects to prepare for the next school year- providing a good survey of the types of work a museum education position performs.
- Perform duties organizing, sorting, building, and rehabilitating current school supplies for 2018-19 school year.
- Perform admin duties related to communication between museum staff and classroom teachers.
- Attend Education Department meetings as schedule allows.
- Spend 2 hours a week helping with the Museum’s blockbuster summer exhibition.
- After first few weeks of interning, summer interns will propose and develop- with staff support- a project of their own design intended to help school programs staff better serve their audiences in the coming year.
Examples projects may include:
- Update content and formatting for teacher supplemental resources relating to a current school program
- Review, standardize, and update Homeschool Day lesson plans- or write a new Homeschool Day lesson plan
- Develop trainings for Museum educators related to program content
- Edit and revitalize current school program lesson plans
- Develop a section of a lesson plan for a new school program related to a current exhibition
- Passion for youth and/or museum education
- Reliability and dedication
- Experience with project management
- Experience with and proficiency in writing
- Experience with students, teachers, and/or educational resources
- Familiarity with local educational standards
- Experience with Microsoft Publisher or the like
- Minimum time commitment of 15 hours a week for 6 weeks, but more is welcome and how hours are divided can be flexible
- Internship must take place between mid- June and mid- September, 2018
Send resume and cover letter to Caitlin Miller, firstname.lastname@example.org by April 16.