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Special Events Intern

Internship Title:  Special Events Program Assistant

Department:  Education

Supervisor:  Family Audiences Program Specialist

Hours:  4 - 8 hours a week, work is flexible and may be completed off-site

Timeframe:  Fall 2013 (Sept-Dec.)  and Winter 2014 (Jan, Feb., March)

Status:  Unpaid (A limited number of stipends are available to students from underrepresented communities).

Project Summary:   The program intern will provide overall administrative support for special events throughout the fall and winter terms that use hands-on art projects and performances to make history programs vibrant and edgy. 

FALL 2013:

  • Research, prep, make samples, assist with implementation for Day of the Dead family day (October 26)
  • Research, prep, make samples for exhibit opening/Prohibition (November)
  • Research, prep, make samples, assist with implementation for Kwanzaa family day (December 28)  

WINTER 2014:  

  • Big Wow Variety Show (Jan. Feb. March). Duties include serving as stage manager for the a once-a-month Saturday matinee series for families and seniors.  Intern will attend production meetings, assist with show research and script preparation, create visuals for powerpoint, shop or make props and other duties as assigned. 
  • Research: research craft projects and make samples for the April  exhibit opening  and family day about Toys

Student Qualifications:  College junior or senior. Student with flexible schedule who loves arts and crafts, theatre and music.   Student must be artistically inclined, have excellent organization and people skills, and have good design sense with the ability to make props and samples for family day art projects.  Previous experience working with kids is a plus.  Student must be flexible and willing to be on call to support with planning and preparing for upcoming events.  Preference will be given to applicants with a flexible schedule and willingness to be on an on-call basis.

Ideal degrees:   Fine arts, theatre, art history, history, education, or related field.

Student Responsibilities:  

  • Create sample craft projects for display
  • Attend production meetings, take notes, serve as stage manager for Saturday afternoon variety show.
  • Support program staff with preparations for upcoming events; this may include preparing materials, set up and take down, engaging museum visitors with craft projects, etc. 
  • Provide support for other education staff upon request

Knowledge intern is expected to gain:

  • Knowledge of what it takes to create, implement and design museum programs targeting family audiences 
  • Gain program experience and learn behind the scene planning and implementation process involved with public program events
  • Learn how the education department uses hands-on art activities to  make connections with  history

Required submissions (if appropriate): 

  • Design or craft project samples

To apply, please visit the Internship Program Application Process page.