Interactive Exhibits Intern (Unpaid) - Summer 2018


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When

Tue May 01, 2018 - Fri Aug 31, 2018

Where

Carnegie Science CenterOne Allegheny AvePittsburgh, PA 15212

About

Responsible To: Education Coordinator

Task Description: Work as part of our Interactive Exhibits team to teach science concepts using handson
demonstrations and methods of inquiry. Exhibits in our Atrium, roboworld, SeaScape, and Exploration
Station exhibit galleries present opportunities for Science Center guests learn about physical science,
technology, and life science. Learn techniques for working with children and animals. Interns will provide
exceptional customer service to our visitors and give them a great experience in our exhibit galleries.

Responsibilities:
 Understand the science concepts behind our exhibits, demonstrations, and animals, and employ
observation and inquiry-based education to teach guests science concepts
 Perform scripted floor demonstrations for guests
 Communicate with technician staff to ensure quick repair of broken exhibits and robots
 Handle and present live animals for touching and observation
 Provide exceptional customer service
 Complete a project (to be decided by the intern and supervisor)
 Maintain a journal record of the internship experience

Skills Required:
 Ability to interact positively with staff and guests of all ages
 Basic computer literacy, including word-processing and e-mail
 Sensitivity toward children and animals
 Ability to do independent research with materials provided, including the internet
 Excellent customer service

Skills to be Learned:
 Open-ended inquiry techniques
 Developing age-appropriate scientific demonstrations/programs
 Techniques for interacting with children.

Parameters:
 Intern will attend training sessions as required
 Intern will not administer first aid

Training Methods:
 Shadowing experienced presenters on the job
 Presenting programs as part of a team
 One-on-one meetings with supervisor
 Independent reading/research of science topics

Time Frame:
 120 hours, Minimum of 8 hours per week

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 -
VolunteerPrograms@CarnegieScienceCenter.org

Skills

  • Exhibition Arts
  • STEM
  • Group Facilitation
  • Environmental Education
  • General Education

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 120 hours a semester/8 hrs a week

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