Museum of Science Internships

  Overnight Program & Summer Courses Administrative Intern

Museum of Science, Boston

www.mos.org

 


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

The Overnight Program at the Museum of Science inspires children to discover science in an educational and interactive way. Each year, about 20,000 participants sleep overnight at the museum through organizations like schools, community, and youth groups, engaging in special hands-on activities in the evening after the Museum closes. The Summer Courses program inspires youth in grades 1-8 through 6 weeks of week-long hands-on summer learning in July and August. Topics range from bugs to robots to food chemistry, and more.


POSITION SUMMARY:

The Overnight Program & Summer Courses Administrative Intern will assist office staff in the daily operations involved in running two revenue-generating programs here at the Museum of Science. The intern will track and report on data used to make essential business decisions (class fill-rates, participant feedback, and attendance) and will be exposed to many facets of the overnight operations, which includes work with almost every department of the museum. This is primarily an administrative position though opportunities to observe the overnight program will be available for those interested.


RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conduct data entry using Filemaker Database, manage data and run reports.
  • Assist in evaluation of research and collected data.
  • Develop information materials for program participants.
  • Assist with Summer Courses administration, particularly the financial aid process (may include answering the telephone & email communication). 
  • Conduct other administrative duties as assigned by the Coordinator


BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Good communication skills (written and oral) 
  • Self-starter and works will within a team 
  • Comfortable with Microsoft Office


SPECIAL SKILLS:

  • Experience using Excel is very helpful.


LENGTH OF INTERNSHIP:

Mid-January-May/June


WORK SCHEDULE:

7-10 hrs a week, M-F between the hours of 9am and 4pm


STARTING SALARY:

$11.00 & $11.25 hourly


BENEFITS:

Intern benefits include free parking in the Museum garage, close proximity to the Green Line, free admission, discounts in the Museum store and café and much more!


The Museum of Science is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state or local law. We are dedicated to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment, and where employees are treated with respect and dignity.


No phone inquiries, please. Qualified applicants will be contacted within two to four weeks of initial application.

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