TITLE: Interpretive Programs Intern
PURPOSE: To achieve hands-on experience in museum education programs and volunteer management while assisting with and supporting seasonal programs in the Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable, Malott Japanese, English Walled, and Model Railroad Gardens, and the Butterflies & Blooms exhibition. Learn operational aspects of a botanic garden/museum setting by working on a variety of projects and attending internal and external meetings.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES:
DEPARTMENT: Interpretive Programs
REPORTS TO: Manager, Interpretive Programs
COOPERATIVE RELATIONSHIPS: Visitor Services, Horticulture, Custodial Services, Security, Regenstein School, Visitor Programs & Events, Development
POSITION REQUIREMENTS: Candidate should be available to work mid-May through August or September beginning approximately May 15. If candidate is available, attendance at earlier (April and May) training/review sessions is encouraged. Work week is Wednesday through Sunday, between 30 and 37.5 hours per week at $10 per hour.
He or she must be enrolled in a college museum studies program or a related field, such as horticulture or environmental education, with an interest in working with volunteers.
The ideal candidate will be flexible, able to work in a fast-paced environment, and possess exceptional communication and interpersonal skills. The ability to work both independently and as part of a team is essential.
Position requires periods of walking and standing with light lifting (up to approximately 15 lbs)/pushing. Most of the work is conducted outside, rain or shine.
December 21, 2012