Summer Exhibit Fabrication Intern


Cause Areas


Tue May 01, 2018 - Wed Aug 01, 2018


10 West 7th StreetSt. Paul, MN 55102


Position Summary

Minnesota Children's Museum has a newly expanded and renovated museum that is bigger, better, and bolder. The Exhibit Fabrication Intern will assist exhibit production staff in the fabrication of exhibits, installation of exhibitions, and exhibit repair and maintenance. Interns will be given the opportunity to exercise and strengthen their existing skills, to develop new skills of exhibit-making, and to exercise responsibility, creativity and imagination.

Major Job Accountabilities

This is an estimate of the duties to be included in this internship. The exact duties and projects will be determined by mutual agreement of the intern and museum staff. All duties will be carried out with the direction and supervision of Exhibit Fabrication staff.

  • Assist in fabrication of exhibit components.
  • Install/uninstall traveling exhibits.
  • Clean, repair and maintain museum exhibit components.
  • Assist in maintaining exhibit shop.
  • Administration.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Must have working knowledge and experience with power and hand tools and the ability to use them safely. (Examples: table saw, band saw, routers, miter saw, drills, etc. Prior carpentry and machine shop experience a plus.)
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs. or more on an occasional basis.
  • Basic knowledge of cleaning supplies and their safe usage.
  • Ability to multitask, follow directions and complete tasks in an effective manner.
  • Ability to work well with people in a team environment as well as work independently.

Training Provided

  • Intern orientation
  • Exhibit component operation and maintenance
  • Some on the job training of tools/techniques as time permits

Applications accepted until position is filled. Submit cover letter, resume, and online application at


  • Curating
  • Exhibition Arts
  • Painting
  • Interior / Exterior Design
  • Visual Arts
  • Sewing

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 100 hours
  • 10-12 per week

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