Responsible To: Theaters Manager and/or Point Persons
Task Description: The BodyStage, located on the third floor, is one of three science demonstration theaters at Carnegie Science Center. The BodyStage provides a unique opportunity to explore the ins and outs of the human body; from the food we eat to cutting edge technologies doctors use to protect it. Interns will participate in all the behind the scenes facets of the Kitchen Theater, but assisting staff with smooth and safe delivery of programming is the priority. Interns will also be expected to complete a project to benefit the BodyStage.
**Persons with major food allergies should not apply.**
Part One: Assistant to the Theater (during show time hours)
Greet and seat visitors in a friendly manner
Interact with visitors in a manner appropriate to the theater atmosphere.
Gain familiarity with all behind the scenes BodyStage components
Assisting staff with the smooth and safe delivery of programming
Answer basic questions about the Carnegie Science Center and the BodyStage
Assist staff with prep and cleanup for each scheduled show which includes working with and serving food, wiping counters, mopping floors and doing dishes.
Direct questions to other staff when needed
Operate basic equipment that includes but not limited to gas stoves, oven, electric mixer, microwave,
knives and chemicals.
Assist with making announcements
Assist with informal presenting of various cart demos
Responsible for all materials in Volunteer manual and Demonstration Theaters Team manual: (ex. Safety and call off procedures, visitor interaction protocols.)
Part Two: Demonstrations
Create and research cart demonstrations involving the human body
Care and maintain of props and equipment
Assist with training
Keep up to date with current "in the News" hot topics
Part Three: Project (On going)
Create a project to benefit the BodyStage focusing on Anatomy or Biology
Project may be a new demo, a new exhibit component, re-scripting an existing show, or a research project for potential special programming
Ability to interact with visitors and other staff
Ability to work independently
Sensitivity towards visitors of all ages and backgrounds
Willingness to learn new information
Reliable, Punctual and Dependable
Genuine personal interest in science and education
Comfortable working with food and common kitchen cleaners such as dish soap, bleach and floor cleaner.
Interns will not be responsible for administrating first aid.
Interns will only work with technical booth equipment, chemicals and electrical devices to the extent that permission has been given by the Theater Manager or Point Person.
Interns under the age of 18 will not use box cutters.
Interns will train with the designated area’s Manager and/or other BodyStage staff
Interns will observe performances and operations of the theater.
Interns will shadow performances and operations of the theater once familiar with programs.
Interns will be given scripts, science content background reading, policies and procedures.
Trainings are on-going and structured dependent on the needs of the Intern.
Interns will be evaluated ongoing and upon completion of internship.
Minimum 120 hours per semester
Minimum of 8 hours per week
Regular weekly commitment required
Call off procedures & Request off procedures will be given upon first day.
To Apply: Send a letter of intent, resume, a letter of reference from either an academic advisor or professor BY APRIL 1, 2018, to:
Carnegie Science Center
One Allegheny Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
- OR -
- Math / Science Instruction
- General Education
- Theater Arts
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 120 HRS A SEMESTER/ 8 HRS A WEEK
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