Museum Program Development Intern The intern will act as the primary point of contact and facilitation for Free Friday programming throughout the summer, while also developing a museum-based facilitated program inspired by an exhibit that is in line with the museum’s mission and values to deliver during the last week of their experience. The intern will learn about the facilitation of museum-based programming and internal processes for researching and developing programs. They will research, develop, and deliver their own museum program, and will finish the program having gained experience working directly with the varied populations the Museum serves.
Projects include: - Research best practices in informal education and program development for museum settings - Learn the logistics of coordinating and delivering institutional programming - Receive training on museum interactions, play facilitation and informal learning frameworks - Participate in play facilitation in varied settings - Development of recommendations for PCM - Create a play inspired community art activity for an outside space
Qualifications - Academic background in early childhood / elementary education or art/art education - Demonstrated interest in community engagement - Interest in the ways in which learning takes place in a museum environment, as well as the ways children learn and play - The ability to work independently and efficiently, as well as excellent written and oral communication skills - Consistently produces analytical, reliable, resourceful and thorough work
Application To apply for this position, please send all required information listed under "How to Apply" to Robbi Couris at couris@ChildrenMuseum.org. Please include “Arts Intern” in the subject line in your e-mail.