Design Apprenticeship Program Project Assistant

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Education Department

The Project Assistant supports the Design Apprenticeship Program, the Museum’s design build program, an in-depth, hands-on opportunity for local teens to collaboratively work on projects from conception to fabrication. The Project Assistant will work with the Education Program Coordinator and a second Project Assistant to oversee teams of participants and adult volunteer instructors, acting as project manager. Other duties include assisting with program logistics and administrative tasks, classroom maintenance, implementing program curriculum, and facilitating construction.

The position commitment includes 8–10 hours per week; about 2 hours on Fridays for planning and set up (time varies) and Saturdays (9 am–4 pm).


  • Experience working with middle and/or high school students
  • Enthusiasm for working in an urban environment with a diverse group of 13 – 18 year old students
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work well in a team environment
  • Experience with project management
  • Degree or experience in at least one of the following: architecture, city planning, the design process, design education, the built environment, art, and/or museum education, or museum studies
  • Experience with workshop tools, power tools, or photography a plus.

This part-time position lasts from February 15, 2018 – May 15, 2018, which covers training and program wrap-up. This is a non-exempt/non-benefitted position. Send cover letter, resume, and two references (Attn: Design Apprenticeship Program Project Assistant) to

Deadline for applications is January 31, 2018. No phone calls, please.