Position Title:Atlanta History Center History Camp Teaching Assistant
Department: Education Department, in the main AHC building
Required Commitment Period: Mid May-August
Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:15 am - 5:00 pm
Application Deadline: April 15 th, 2018
The museum field is quickly moving away from an emphasis on collections and curation and in the direction of public history, museum education, and interpretation. This internship provides college students the opportunity to work with seasoned museum interpreters on a variety of subjects to experience many different methods of teaching history to children. Interns will also get an inside look at how museums work and the various career opportunities available in the museum field. It is our hope that this internship will help direct you toward teaching and interpreting history for the public in order to produce a new generation of museum educators that possess these important skills right out of college.
- Interns will assist the counselors in teaching and supervising groups of up to 20 campers during weeklong, full day summer history camps.
- A typical day’s lesson plan includes a gallery or grounds tour, craft projects, indoor or outdoor games and activities, experience with touchable artifacts, and journal writing.
- Interns will assist the counselors with student and classroom management, instruction, preparation for the day’s activities, lunches/snacks, and administrative tasks.
- Interns will also assist the Summer Camp Director in supervising Junior Counselors (14−18 year old high school students) throughout the summer.
Desired Skills and Competencies
- The ideal candidate is pursuing a degree in English, Creative Writing, Journalism, Education, or other related field, and has experience working with elementary, middle school, and high school aged children.
- Candidates should enjoy working closely with children, and have the ability to provide positive, constructive criticism and encouragement.
- Good customer service skills are important.
- Creativity, patience, flexibility, a sense of fun, and eagerness to learn are necessities
- Flexible and comfortable working in a fast paced environment
- Strong organizational skills: the ability to multi-task and maintain focus, organized
- Able to work and complete tasks under a deadline
- Sensitivity to cultural and artistic diversity
TO APPLY: Interested applicants may submit their resume and cover letter to Volunteer Services at firstname.lastname@example.org . No phone calls please. This is a non-paid internship.
- Teaching / Instruction
- People Skills
- General Education
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- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
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