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When

Mon May 15, 2017 - Tue Aug 15, 2017

Where

425 W State StSycamore, IL 60178


About

Job Description: Education Intern

Title: Education Intern

Employment Status: Unpaid intern, must work 120 hours over 3 months

Schedule: Schedule will vary based on availability and project needs

Compensation: Unpaid

Contact: Bethany Gilliam, Volunteer & Event Coordinator bgilliam@mmnh.org or 815-895-9777

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Midwest Museum of Natural History is seeking an intern to assist the Museum Educator in creating and implementing both public and private programming.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop lesson plans and programs
  • Lead programs including the OSCAR summer camp
  • Conduct research on interpretation techniques and teaching methods
  • Assist in the organization of the classroom and education materials
  • Handle artifacts from Museum collection as visual tools in programs
  • Other tasks as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Working towards a bachelor or master’s degree (or recently graduated) in natural history, museum studies, education, or related field
  • Experience working with children ages 4-12 and/or live animals is a plus
  • Energetic, independent, creative, and comfortable with public speaking
  • Detail oriented and highly organized
  • Computer proficient; must be able to conduct online research and use Microsoft Office

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Position requires the ability to lift up to 40 pounds, go up and down stairs, work outdoors, crawl, bend, stand, or walk for long periods.

TO APPLY:

Please email your resume and a cover letter outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position to Bethany Gilliam at bgilliam@mmnh.org. Resumes may also be mailed to:

MidwestMuseumofNatural History,425 West State St.,SycamoreIL60178

Skills

  • Environmental Education
  • General Education

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training

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