Presenter, Science Theaters - Internship (Unpaid) - Summer 2018


Cause Areas


Tue May 01, 2018 - Fri Aug 31, 2018


Carnegie Science CenterOne Allegheny AvePittsburgh, PA 15212


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

Skills Required:
 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
and flammables

Training Methods:
 Will shadow and observe shows
 Work closely with fully trained presenters, and the Education Coordinator

Time Frame:
 30 hours per week, including one weekend day
 Occasional evenings

To Apply:
Send a letter of reference from an academic advisor, letter of interest, and a resume BY APRIL 1, 2018, to:
Internship Program
Carnegie Science Center
One Allegheny Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
- OR -


  • Adult Education
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • STEM
  • 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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