Exhibitions and Education Intern This summer internship will focus on developing programming for the current outdoor garden exhibit. The Please Touch Garden is a seasonal exhibit in front of the museum, which invites children to explore a working urban garden as they learn about plants, agriculture, and healthy eating. Most of the produce is used by the museum’s on-site catering company in the Please Touch Café, allowing children to experience the full cycle of seed-to-plate growing and eating.
The intern, whose primary objective is to develop a plan for an expanded outdoor learning lab, will research other outdoor learning spaces at children’s museums across the country, and will compile a report which includes information from similar institutions and long-term suggestions for PTM’s exhibit based on research findings. The intern will also help design and fabricate a small, interactive exhibit element to be located in the museum’s seasonal outdoor garden. The intern will plan and construct the exhibit component.
Researching outdoor exhibits at children’s museums nationwide
Drafting three proposals for an exhibit component, including outline, justification, and cost estimate
Designing proposed exhibit component
Installing the exhibit
Develop a small program to engage children and families with the exhibit, implemented before the end of the internship
Qualifications The candidate is outgoing and community-oriented, ideally with experience working with early learners and their caregivers. Due to the nature of this internship, the intern must be a motivated individual capable of working independently and within a group setting. They have excellent writing and research skills, and are willing/excited to spend some time outside each day.
Application To apply for these positions, please send all required information listed under "How to Apply" to Ray Radigan, Director of Exhibits, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “Arts Intern” in the subject line.