Museum of Science Internships

Overnight Program Internship

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 22,000 participants visit the Museum through organizations like schools, and community and youth groups. Young people in grades 1- 7 and their chaperones come for special hands-on activities in the evening after the Museum closes, sleep in the Museum's Exhibit Halls and wake up to more science programming the next morning.


POSITION SUMMARY:

The Overnight Program Interns will assist with the preparation and delivery of interactive hands-on science, math and technology activities in the Museum exhibit halls during Overnights. Through working with Instructor staff and using the Overnight program curriculum, interns provide opportunities for Overnight participants to think like scientists as they explore the exhibit halls and participate in activities. The Overnight Program Teaching Assistant Interns will have an opportunity to learn more about an educational program in a museum environment, observe a variety of teaching and group management styles, and assist in developing inquiry based science activities for groups of different grade levels.


RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work with museum staff and Interns to deliver a quality overnight program 
  • Attend evening and weekend professional development with staff
  • Other responsibilities as required


BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Available evenings and weekends 
  • Excitement surrounding informal science learning and teaching 
  • Undergraduate, Graduate student or Career Changer


SPECIAL SKILLS:

  • Outgoing and able to show initiative,
  • Strong organizational and multitasking skills 
  • Attention to detail


LENGTH OF INTERNSHIP:

Winter/Spring 2018 (January - June)


WORK SCHEDULE:

Shift is 3.5 hrs 7:00pm - 10:30pm. Overnights are scheduled Thurs/Fri/Sat during January-June. Teaching Assistants will work 2-4 Overnights per month.


STARTING SALARY:

Between $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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