Edward M. Healy Exhibit Hall Interpretation Intern
Museum of Science, Boston
The Interpretation Department programs offer hands-on, inquiry-based learning experiences for visitors throughout the Museum. Our goal is to guide visitors in investigations that get them excited about science and engineering and encourage them to develop the skills of scientific inquiry and engineering design. The Exhibit Hall Interpretation program in particular provides physical science and technology investigations at the Investigation Station in Investigate! and natural history and ecology investigations at the Field Station in the Yawkey Gallery on the Charles. As additional interpreters are available, activities are offered on carts at other locations throughout the exhibit halls. Other department programs include the Hands-On Laboratory, a program that invites visitors to explore a wide range of topics in laboratory science using laboratory tools and techniques, and Temporary Exhibit Interpretation, which provides hands-on investigations of themes in our temporary exhibits.
Ed Healy was a long-time volunteer in the Exhibit Hall Interpretation program; he shared his love of science in conversation with visitors throughout the exhibit halls. This internship honors his legacy by providing an opportunity for interns to experience the impact of informal science education as they continue his support of our mission to engage and inspire Museum visitors. The Intern will work with Interpretation staff and volunteers to provide Interpretation programming in the Exhibit Halls. Primary responsibilities will include engaging visitors in hands-on investigations and assisting Museum staff with training and support for volunteers. The Intern will also work with Interpretation staff to develop a new activity or enhance a component of an existing activity. The intern may also have the opportunity to learn activities in other Interpretation Department programs or assist with programs throughout the Museum.
Guide visitors in investigations and challenges that get them excited about science and technology and encourage them to use science inquiry, engineering design, and mathematics skills.
Learn a variety of interpretation activities, including at least one activity for the Investigation Station and one for the Field Station.
Assist staff with volunteer training and support
Help support coverage of other department programs as needed
Interest in informal science education
Undergraduate student, graduate student, or career changer with a background in the Natural Sciences preferred. Candidates who demonstrate a strong personal interest in Science will also be considered.
Excellent verbal and nonverbal communication skills
High level of initiative and self-direction
Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
Good problem-solving skills
Willingness to work with a variety of age groups, including school groups and families
LENGTH OF INTERNSHIP:
Summer 2019 (May-August)
Three days per week and the schedule is negotiable.
$12.00/hour for undergraduate interns and $12.25/hour for interns with degrees.
Intern benefits include free parking in the Museum garage, close proximity to the Green Line, free admission, discounts in the Museum store and caf and much more!
The Museum of Science is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state or local law. We are dedicated to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment, and where employees are treated with respect and dignity.
No phone inquiries, please. Qualified applicants will be contacted within two to four weeks of initial application.
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