Exhibit Documentation Intern


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Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

10 West 7th StreetSaint Paul, MN 55102

About

About Minnesota Children's Museum

Minnesota Children’s Museum’s mission is sparking children’s learning through play. We are dedicated to providing children with a hands-on and stimulating environment to explore and discover. With locations in St. Paul, Rochester, and the Mall of America, MCM employs 65 full-time and 65 part-time employees and engages over 1,300 volunteers annually. At MCM our workplace values that guide how we work together are: Play, Include, Grow, Serve and Strive.

Minnesota Children's Museum is dedicated to growing a diverse and culturally competent team of highly engaged staff and volunteers. Applicants from diverse populations are strongly encouraged to apply.

Position Summary

Minnesota Children’s Museum’s renovation and expansion project is nearly complete! With ten all-new galleries opening to the public in the spring, the museum will need to establish new models for compiling and documenting informal observations and feedback related to the exhibits, as well as archive materials used during more than four years of planning. This position will assist with gathering, documenting, and archiving information related to exhibit development and design, observations and feedback, and remediation.

Major Job Accountabilities

The exact duties and projects will be determined by mutual agreement of the intern and museum staff. All duties will be carried out with the direction and supervision of the Learning & Impact department.

  • Compile appendices, proof, and format exhibit Interpretive Plans for archives
  • Maintain and document staff observation and feedback communication boards
  • Compile and document anecdotal observations and feedback from a variety of sources (including but not limited to social media, emails, conversations, etc.)
  • Evaluate current documentation tools and make recommendations for improvements
  • Photograph exhibits for archival purposes
  • Document exhibit modifications related to remediation

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  1. Background in museum studies, library science, non-profit management, or related studies preferred
  2. Demonstrates proficiency in using the Microsoft Office suite of products
  3. Demonstrates initiative (e.g., in starting tasks, asking questions, identifying and discussing problems, ability to structure own work, stay on task)
  4. Ability to express ideas clearly both verbally and in writing
  5. Ability to use informal evaluation methods to inform learning and ability to make necessary improvements based on the results
  6. Ability to explore ideas and implement with creativity, imagination, and resourcefulness
  7. Ability to apply knowledge and area of expertise to the museum setting and add value to identified priorities and goals
  8. High level of enthusiasm, energy, and professionalism

Training Provided

  1. Intern orientation
  2. Background information on the learning framework and development of museum experiences


Applications accepted until position is filled

Apply at:

https://mcm.clearcompany.com/careers/jobs/fe5f6333-4cc1-0768-1652-346e702c2d0a/apply?source=499931-CS-23506

Skills

  • Resource Development / Management
  • Program Management
  • Office Management
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • General Education
  • Administrative Support

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 10-12 hours per week

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