Responsible To: Education Coordinator, Demonstration Theaters
Task Description: This Science Theaters Presenter Internship at Carnegie Science Center is a truly
unique experience. It provides the opportunity for students with various science interests to demonstrate their excitement for science while honing interpersonal and public speaking skills.
Presenting science demonstrations to visitors of various ages in the Science Theaters;
preparing the materials, conducting the activities with visitors.
Supervising and maintaining the prep rooms; maintain inventory of chemical supply
Assisting theater presenters in preparing chemicals, props, equipment, and supplies for
science demonstration programs
Conducting research in preparation for future science demonstration programs; must prepare
a final report and submit to Carnegie Science Center and Internship Advisor
Mastering the presentation of three or more large-audience science demonstration programs
Upholding our commitment to customer service, our mission to provide science education
and inspiration, and our commitment to respecting diversity
Ability to interact positively with visitors and other staff
Willingness to learn new information; genuine interest in science
Sense of humor, fun, enthusiastic, and energetic
Excellent verbal skills; comfort with large audiences; actively seek participation
Ability to lift 50 lbs. and be comfortable with heights
Ability to follow explicit directions
Ability to do independent research with materials provided, including the internet
Reliability and punctuality
Ability to work with chemicals and common cleaning supplies
Not responsible for administering first aid or CPR
Must attend all staff trainings as scheduled
Must demonstrate proficiency in all areas before working independently including cryogenics
Will shadow and observe shows
Work closely with fully trained presenters, and the Education Coordinator
30 hours per week, including one weekend day
Send a letter of reference from an academic advisor, letter of interest, and a resume BY APRIL 1, 2018, to:
Carnegie Science Center
One Allegheny Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
- OR -
- Adult Education
- Math / Science Instruction
- General Education
- Theater Arts
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 30 hours/week
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