Family Engagement Internship, Springfield Museums, Springfield, MA

ABOUT SPRINGFIELD MUSEUMS (springfieldmuseums.org)

The Springfield Museums is home to a rich, diverse, and eclectic collection of objects from Art, History, and Science. This campus is currently home to the Springfield Science Museum, George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum, D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts, and the Wood Museum of Springfield History, as well as the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden. In summer of 2017, Springfield Museums will be opening a fifth museum: the highly-anticipated Amazing World of Dr. Seuss. Recently selected as a Smithsonian affiliate, the Springfield Museums is able to offer a unique and interdisciplinary experience to all of its visitors.

INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION:

Interns will learn how to run the day-to-day operations of the Art Discovery Center, with opportunities to work with upcoming family programs, and to help in other aspects of the Education department as needed.

Responsibilities will include:
Learning about the collections of the Springfield Museums, with a focus on the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum and, in particular, the Art Discovery Center.
Welcoming and creating a sense of belonging for a diversity of visitors.
Helping to develop, prepare, facilitate, and track hands-on educational activities for families across disciplines.
Working collaboratively with other interns and staff.

Fall and Spring semester interns must commit to working 1 day per week, plus special events.

Requirements will include a desire to work with children and families, as well as a strong sense of commitment and reliability. Interns will need to pass a CORI check.

PERIOD OF INTERNSHIP/EMPLOYMENT: Fall or Spring semesters

PAY TYPE: Unpaid

OPPORTUNITY TYPE: Internship

JOB STATUS: Part-time; minimum of 4 hours/week

LOCATION: 21 Edwards Street, Springfield, MA

APPLICATION DUE DATE: Rolling

REQUIRED DEGREE: None

CONTACT: Jenny Powers, jpowers@springfieldmuseums.org

HOW TO APPLY: Email a cover letter and resume to Jenny Powers at jpowers@springfieldmuseums.org