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EDUCATION INTERN, SUMMER 2017
The Children’s Museum & Theatre seeks an Education Intern for summer 2017.
Applications will be received on a rolling basis, but priority will be given to the applications received prior to April 30th. Position description and application can be found below. Completed applications should be mailed or emailed to Brittany Liscord at 142 Free Street, Portland, ME 04106 or email@example.com. If you have questions please contact community engagement coordinator, Brittany Liscord at firstname.lastname@example.org or (207)828-1234 ext 241.
Position Description PDF | Internship Application PDF
Title: Education Intern
Reports to: Community Engagement Coordinator
Position Description: The Education Intern will work alongside education staff to present fun, multi-disciplinary, and experience based summer camps for children ages 4-8. The Intern will actively participate in planning and delivering educational programs, and will have access to unique educational resources in a supportive work environment. During each camp the Intern will have the opportunity to develop and implement one lesson/activity based on the camp theme. In addition to summer camp, the Intern will experience daily informal educational programming and have the opportunity to learn and implement multi-disciplinary and dynamic education programs for Museum & Theatre visitors.
- Providing integral support for camp activities;
- Designing and implementing camp lesson/activity during each camp week;
- Supervision of and interacting with camp participants;
- Facilitating activities (games, art projects, drama...etc.);
- Assisting with set up and prep work as needed;
- Learning and leading multi-disciplinary educational programing;
- Facilitating a positive play environment for children and caretakers;
- Assisting education staff with daily operational tasks.
- Loves spending time and interacting with children;
- At least 1 year of formal or informal teaching experience with children (ages 2-10);
- Excellent communication skills with children and adults;
- Ability to seek and accept supervision and guidance;
- Maturity and patience.
- Gains meaningful educational experience working with children from 0-10 and their caretakers;
- Experience working directly with a variety of educators with different teaching styles and areas of expertise;
- Opportunities to create educational materials;
- Learns how to implement lesson plans;
- Opportunities to develop public speaking and customer service skills;
- Become a part of the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine community.
- Completion of 175 hours (min: 15 hours/week max: 25 hours/week)
- Most hours will be completed Monday-Friday, but some weekend hours will be expected.
- Please note: this is an unpaid position.
Hear what others have said about interning for us!
"As the Visitor Services and Evaluations Intern at the Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine last summer, I created, administered, and analyzed data from my own survey, supervised museum art programming, participated in outreach events, and engaged with museum visitors daily. Over the course of the summer, I had many opportunities to take the initiative to shape my own internship experience based on my personal and/or academic interests. The entire staff at the Museum & Theatre were extremely welcoming and made every day working at the Museum a pleasure. I would recommend this position to anyone with a positive, hardworking attitude who loves working with children and families."
-- Maria Felski, Summer 2016
"Over the span of my summer as an Education Intern at the Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine I learned and performed programs for the public about Maine sea life, Greek Astronomy, Theatre and an authentic camera obscura. My experience as an education intern taught me a lot about working with children in a museum environment. Personalities in our summer camp groups varied a lot according to the camper so managing the group posed a unique challenge; however, management was easily attainable with all the fun and engaging activities I had the opportunity to do with them. In addition, performing a variety of programs to the public was quite daunting at first, but became really fun and exciting as I became more comfortable with having an audience. Overall my time at the Children's Museum & Theatre was a unique and valuable experience that helped to make me a more thoughtful educator and I'm grateful for the experience."
-- Jen Galletta, Summer 2015
To apply for an internship listed below: submit a cover letter, resume and a completed internship application (links below) to Brittany Liscord at email@example.com. Submit via email, mail to P.O. Box 4041, Portland, ME 04101, or deliver to 142 Free Street, Portland.
Please note: all of the internships offered at this time are unpaid and are a minimum of 200 total hours. Scheduled time frame can be relatively flexible.
Please Note: Summer Museum Education and Science Education internships are the only positions available during the summer term (June-August).
Summer Museum Education Internship
The Museum Education Intern will work alongside education staff to present fun, educational, and experience based summer camps for children ages 4-8. The Intern will actively participate in planning and delivering educational programs, and will have access to unique educational resources in a supportive work environment. During each camp the Intern will have the opportunity to develop and implement one lesson/activity based on the camp theme. In addition to summer camp, the Intern will experience daily informal educational programming and have the opportunity to learn and implement multi-disciplinary and dynamic education programs for Museum & Theatre visitors.
Complete internship description here.
Download Summer Museum Education Internship application here.
Science Education Internship
The Science Education Intern will work alongside Museum & Theatre educators to learn and implement science and nature education programs for children ages 0-10. The Intern will actively participate in planning and delivering educational programs, and will have access to unique educational resources in a supportive work environment. Resources available for programming include the Museum & Theatre’s garden, greenhouse, teaching kitchen, Maine animal artifacts, mini-planetarium, tide pool touch tank, honeybee hive, turtles, fossils, rocks and minerals, and science storybook library. A significant portion of time will be devoted to the development and implementation of a science program or project of the Intern’s choice based on the Museum & Theatre mission to inspire discovery and imagination.
Complete internship description here.
Download Environmental Education Internship application here.
Theatre Education Internship
Theatre Education Interns will primarily be responsibility for stage and house management for summer repertory schedule, which includes three Greek Mythology Plays: Perseus and Medusa, Heracles, and Icarus. We are seeking a stage manager and a house manager for each production to provide supervision of young actors (between the ages of 8 and 17). Theater Education Interns will co-facilitate warm-ups, assistant direct, supervise backstage, document blocking and run technical elements of show as needed. Additionally, interns will provide theatre-related educational programming with visitors.
Complete internship description here.
Download Theatre Education Internship application here.
High School Theatre Internship
Under the direction of the Artistic Theatre Director and Community Engagement Coordinator, the High School Theatre Intern will work within the Theatre department in various capacities including acting as house manager and leading theatre programs with visitors. This is a unique volunteer opportunity for high school students to work with Museum & Theatre professionals, interns and volunteers and experience what it means to be a part of an arts and informal education community. Interns will learn about possible career paths that involve sharing passions with younger children and exploring different ways to engage and educate.
Complete High School Internship description here.
Download High School Theatre Internship application here.
Application FormsClick the links below to download an application:
Applications are also available at the Front Desk.
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