Title: Education Intern
Location: New Britain
Dates: May 2018– August 2018
Hours: Full-time (35 hours per week) for 9 weeks for a total commitment of 315 hours
This internship will offer a student the opportunity to gain practical experience in a museum environment and to assist with a variety of research and hands-on projects. The role of the Education Intern is to assist with the planning and facilitation of children’s studio programs, the ongoing organization of the hands-on Art Lab space, a variety of educational marketing initiatives, and off-site outreach events, as well as general duties in the Education Department. This intern will work within the Education Department under the guidance and training of the Manager of Family & Studio Programs and closely with other Education Department staff and Museum interns.
Duties may include, but are not limited to:
On-site Children’s Programs
Off-site Outreach Initiatives
Self-Guided Family Activities
Student will gain professional experience in the museum field as well as link classroom theory to professional practice. Additionally, the student will learn to research, question, organize, and synthesize information, build strong professional relationships, and develop an understanding of education practices as well as a life-long appreciation
The intern must have the ability to work well with other Museum staff and volunteers, have excellent written and oral communication skills, be organized, enthusiastic, resourceful, and flexible. The intern should possess the ability to work on a wide variety of projects concurrently, with concern for the tasks assigned and the goals of the department. Excellent project management skills and the ability to maintain a high level of accuracy and attention to detail is crucial.
A strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, the Internet, and e-mail is required. Experience working with children or in a classroom setting strongly preferred. An appreciation or interest in education, art and museums is essential.
Suggested majors may include: Library Sciences, Museum Studies, Art History, Studio Arts, Arts Administration, or Communications.