In this fast-paced, hands-on, varied intern position the successful candidate will work in two visitor experience and learning programmatic areas: 1) visitor observation, surveying and analysis of programs and prototypes in support of a major grant – the THRIVE Project — from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, to develop strategies to improve orientation to the Museum; and 2) family art making, leading weekend activities in the Museum’s Owl Cottage Family Activity Center. The intern will also assist with logistical planning, set up, and execution of special day and evening events as needed. Expect some long days, significant logistical work in preparation for events, and on-going public interaction.
Experience and Skills:
Candidate must be comfortable working with diverse publics. Experience working with children and/or families in academic or informal learning environments – school, camps, museums, etc. — required. Art-making and instructional experience required. Previous customer service work experience strongly desired. Friendly, can-do attitude necessary, with good time management skills and ability to successfully juggle multiple responsibilities. Ability to work independently, as well as cooperatively with other members of the visitor experience and learning department and with staff from across the Museum. The intern is expected to demonstrate excellent verbal and written communications skills.
Current high school – college seniors may apply. Applicants should demonstrate serious interest in the education/museum education fields and academic experience in education, museum studies, studio art, or similar. Valid driver’s license required. Ability to lift 35 lbs; ability to walk and stand for significant periods of time.
The internship runs from Wednesday, June 10 through Sunday, August 16, 2020.
40 hours per week, Wednesday-Sunday.
To apply send brief cover letter, resume, two references, one letter of recommendation, and a list of relevant courses, grades, and overall GPA. Forward completed application along with cover letter, resume and three letters of recommendation to Human_Resources@shelburnemuseum.org or Human Resources, Shelburne Museum, P.O. Box 10, Shelburne, VT 05482. Applications are due no later than Friday, February 29, 2020.