Fall Lectures & Special Programs Production & Outreach Internship

Description

The Lectures & Special Programs intern will be a versatile team player who wants to be exposed to the grassroots outreach, pre-production, and implementation of lectures and special programs. The position is an opportunity to be involved in many aspects of program development and production, as well as to be involved in the cultivation of, and outreach to, new adult audiences. During the Fall 2014 season, we will focus on programs that support the new Hall of Human Life exhibit on human biology, the upcoming travelling exhibition titled Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed, and the Museum’s initiative on global food and water issues, as well as our ongoing Celebrity Science Series and When Science Meets Art initiative.

Department Summary

The Lectures & Special Programs team at the Museum of Science produces cutting edge programming to attract new and existing adult audiences. Our programs feature high profile academics, researchers, scientists, artists, and technology experts in an effort to provide educational, social and exciting experiences for diverse adult-based audiences. Program formats vary and appeal to a wide variety of potential audience members. With a small staff, our department offers interns invaluable experience and hands-on involvement. Interns contribute to the research, implementation and promotion of our programs; participate in all aspects of event preparation, production and evaluation; and assist us in the development of, and outreach to, new adult audiences.

Responsibilities

• Research potential targeted audiences for lecture/special program topics and collect contact information
• Assist in the creation of grassroots marketing strategies and promotional materials
• Coordinate mailings and flyer distribution, and assist in maintenance of audience database
• Assist in logistics planning and communications for events
• Assist in preparation of program notes and introductory remarks
• Assist in program production
• Assist in evaluation of programs
• Other responsibilities as needed and appropriate

Minimum Qualifications

• A sense of adventure and the ability to work well as a team member
• Organizational abilities, writing and oral communication skills, and computer/internet literacy are essential
• Energetic, articulate, friendly and creative
• Ability to interact well with the public a must
• Highly organized, detail oriented and responsible self-starter. Must be able to take initiative and be a problem solver
• Familiarity with marketing, outreach communications, and promotional strategies a plus
• There will be a mandatory orientation on Saturday, September 27th from 1:00 – 5:00 pm, in addition to 3 Professional Development Workshops during the semester.

Additional Details

Hours / Days Per Week

16-24 hours per week — Wednesdays are necessary. Working a total 5-7 evenings and one Saturday will be required.

Compensation

Unpaid and/or for course credit

Duration

Fall 2014 (September-December)

How To Apply

In order to be considered for an internship, please email the internship program coordinator with the following:

  • The exact internship position title in the subject line
  • A cover letter detailing your interest in and relevant experience related to a specific internship position
  • A resumé that includes contact information of three references

You may apply for multiple positions; please send a separate email with a tailored cover letter for each position. Emails are preferred and can be processed more quickly. However, we are also able to accept cover letters and resumés by mail or fax if necessary:

Mail to:

Internship Program Coordinator Museum of Science Science Park Boston, MA 02114

617-589-0362 (FAX) interncoordinator@mos.org

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Museum of Science seeks to recruit, hire, develop, promote, and retain individuals from racially and culturally diverse backgrounds and persons with disabilities. We strive to create and sustain a more affirming environment for all staff, interns, volunteers, trustees and overseers. We value expertise gained at the Museum and encourage professional development and career growth.