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MUSEUM EDUCATION INTERNSHIP at PlimothPlantation

  • 10 Jan 2019 10:01 AM
    Message # 6993283

    ** For more information or to submit an online application, please visit www.plimoth.org/internships. **

    Plimoth Plantation is looking for dynamic, team-oriented interns passionate about public history, museum education, museum studies, primary or secondary education, social studies, Native American studies, or anthropology to assist with planning, developing and implementing educational programs for children and teenagers. All interns will engage directly with the children enrolled in our weeklong summer camps. These programs involve indoor and outdoor programming at the museum’s main campus, at the Plimoth Grist Mill, and in downtown Plymouth.

    Interns will apply academic knowledge of education, museums, history or culture to plan, develop and implement Plimoth Plantation’s diverse camp programs. Interns will also develop an individual project in consultation with museum staff. Education Department staff will provide interns with mentorship, guidance, oversight and support.  

    Responsibilities

    General

    • Identify individual projects and personal focus for the internship.
    • Become familiar with and use the museum’s diverse resources.

    Weeklong Summer Camps 

    • Participate in planning: identify goals for the program and develop the activities and schedule accordingly.
    • Preparation: learn required skills and information for the programs, identify and gather required supplies, set up spaces.
    • Presentation: assist in all program activities; lead some activities; interact with the children; ensure the children are safe, comfortable and enjoying the program; clean up and reset spaces.

    Qualifications

    • Interest in teaching and education in formal and informal settings.
    • Knowledge of education, early American history, 17th-century history, Native culture, anthropology, archaeology, museum education or museum operations.  
    • Ability and willingness to lead group programs and manage groups of children.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills.
    • Willingness to learn collaboratively as part of a team.
    • Physical ability to perform some light lifting, to lead active programs (such as 17th-Century Games or Colonial Dance) and to work outdoors.

    Work Schedule

    Full-time (35 hours/week) and Part-Time (21 hours/week) internships are available. Some flexible hours between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Occasional evening and weekend events required.

    Salary Range

    This is an unpaid internship. University credit is available


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