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Opportunities

The museum hosts approximately 50 diverse and highly skilled interns throughout the year and invites students from all majors. There are a variety of internship opportunities available for undergraduate and graduate students, and also recent graduates.

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Collections (Artifacts & Specimens)

Contribute to one of the few collecting children’s museums, and experience working alongside our nationally renowned staff to collect, preserve, curate and present amazing objects to children, families and educators.

  • Conservation
  • American Collection
  • Paleontology Lab
  • Natural Science
  • World Cultures
  • Archaeology Lab
  • Collections Management

Centralized Purchasing

Learn in a fast-paced environment while working with professional staff focused on expediting mailings, ordering, tracking, vendor contract negotiations, and payment reconciliation.

  • Centralized Purchasing

Community Initiatives

Facilitate community partnerships, attract and source local business and community assets, beautify neighborhoods, and promote and grow outreach program visitation and enrollment.

  • Community Initiatives

Marketing Creative Design

Utilize your fun and imaginative talents throughout the Museum by working with industry professionals to develop informational/promotional signage, meet with internal clients to help bring their ideas to fruition and create multiple pieces for your personal portfolio using the tools of the trade.

  • Graphic Design

Fund Development

Cultivate relationships with the individuals and organizations committed to sharing their time, talents and treasures to transform the lives of children and families. Work with key staff to experience the art and science behind fund development.

  • Corporate Partnerships
  • Development Operations
  • Foundation Relations
  • Museum Fund

Education

Assist staff by participating in the development and implementation of informal and formal educational programs. You will experience working closely with highly skied and diverse classroom and museum educators.

  • Family Programs
  • Afterschool Programs
  • Educational Resources
  • Preschool Program
  • Museum Apprentice Program (MAP) and Public Events
  • Science Programs
  • StarPoint Summer Camp
  • Educational Programs

Exhibit Development and Production

Be a part of the real creativity and dynamic processes behind the success of the Museum experiences.  Imagine, plan, develop, design, and test the always changing exhibits.

  • Exhibit Coordinator
  • Exhibit Design
  • Exhibit Production

Finance

Aid in the development and management of budgets, the preparation of financial statements, the maintenance and protection of financial resources, while ensuring regulatory compliance.

  • Finance

Human Resources and Organizational Development

Work closely with professional staff to: identify, select, nurture, develop, and retain highly skilled, diverse and extraordinary human resources.

  • Recruiting, Hiring and Onboarding
  • Employee Benefits Administration
  • Professional Development and Training
  • Experience Mapping
  • Volunteer Administration
  • Intern Program Oversight and Administration
  • Recognition and Rewards
  • The Power of Children Awards

Information and Interactive Technologies

Enhance your technical and project management knowledge by working in areas such as network infrastructure, desktop computer support, internal business database systems, gallery technology, website development , interactive media development, sound & light show production and mobile technologies.

  • Technical (AV and Helpdesk)
  • Database and Business Applications
  • Interactive Media Development

Gallery Interpretation

Work side-by-side with the Interpretation department to develop, improve and facilitate dynamic educational programming for children and families.

  • Interpretation
  • Stage Management
  • Early Childhood Education - Playscape

Marketing

Enhance your skills while managing the external image/brand of the institution, and marketing the museum in order to drive attendance and grow membership.  Focus on these areas through a combination of paid advertising, social media, earned media, and public and community relations.   

  • Marketing
  • Web and Digital Marketing
  • Graphic Design
  • Public Relations
  • Copy Editing

Museum Operations

Work in congress with internal and external legal counsel to anticipate, analyze and respond to legal and safety issues related to the museum’s operations.

  • Legal Counsel
  • Sustainability

Facility Rentals and Events

Help bring the Museum to audiences after hours by participating in the planning and implementation of events big and small.  Create an extraordinary environment for individuals to make memories at the museum.

  • Event Operations

Exhibit Evaluation and Research

Play an integral role in adding to our understanding of visitors through assisting with research, data collection, and data analysis for programs and exhibits during both formative and summative phases of projects.

  • Evaluation and Research
  • Evaluation and Research – Try It Out

Retail Operations

Engage with the Museum Store’s merchandise Buyer to better understand product development and learn more about the operations side of the world of retail. Participate in merchandising and inventory management.

  • Museum Store

Special Museum Projects

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