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Youth Adult Program AssistantTitle: Young Adult Programs Assistant

Department: History Center Museum

Supervisor: Young Adult Audience Specialist

Hours: 5-10 per week

Timeframe: Summer 2013 (June-August)

Status: Paid

Location: Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul MN


Project Summary: This position will support activities related to teen informal learning programs and public program/event development. Activities may include, but are not limited to: historic research/content development, especially for historic tours; lesson/activity development for teens, some public speaking, group project facilitation, general administrative functions.

Ideal Degrees: History, education, social work, related fields. Undergraduate seniors and juniors are encouraged to apply.

Student Qualifications:


-Ability to collaborate to complete tasks

-Experience with public speaking/facilitation

-Experience with event planning

-Experience with lesson planning

-Strong research skills


-Passion for historic research

-Experience working with diverse communities , esp English language learners

-Flexibility, creative problem solving skills

Student Responsibilities:

  • Conduct research to support the development of a beer, brats and baseball bus tour for summer of 2014
  • Select vendors to support bus tour, including bus company, food vendors, etc.
  • Work closely with supervisor to develop route, speaking points, supplementary materials and strategic partnerships
  • Develop activities for a summer exhibit design program/camp for teens
  • Coach camp attendees on exhibit panel design, and 3D installations
  • Help to plan exhibit opening event, and provide event support

Knowledge Intern will gain:

  • How to manipulate and synthesize historic content to create an engaging bus tour within logistical and budget constraints
  • Communication skills, particularly coaching peers, collaborating with a supervisor, public speaking
  • Event Planning

For more information or to apply, please visit the Internship Program Application Process page. Applications for this position close on April 14, 2013.