Fall Charles River Gallery Exhibit Development Assistant Internship

Description

The Exhibit Development Assistant will assist with exhibit prototype development for the Charles River Gallery project. These tasks may involve conducting independent research, testing prototypes with visitors on the Museum exhibit floors, and writing label copy. Under the guidance of fellow team members, the intern may also perform additional content or asset research useful for developing visitor experiences.

Department Summary

The Charles River Gallery is a current exhibition project that will result in a 3,000 square foot renovated gallery and program space discussing the ecology and history of the Charles River Watershed and how it is an example of the intersection of the natural and engineered worlds. The project team has completed the conceptual phase of the development process and is looking forward to further design, development, and prototyping of visitor experiences over the next year. The opening date for the gallery is December 2015.

Responsibilities

- Formative prototyping of exhibit components.
- Topic research and literature reviews
- Researching what other institutions are doing to address themes/issues/ subject matter of exhibits under development.
- Creating and maintaining library of relevant research materials for exhibit teams.
- Participating in team meetings and brainstorming.
- Correspondence with potential partners, advisors, lenders, vendors
- Writing draft content

Minimum Qualifications

- Computer and database skills, with good attention to detail;
- Demonstrable examples of ability to work both independently and in a project team setting, with strong self-motivation.
- Basic museum studies background is essential
- Excellent research skills, both online and off. Intern will be responsible for not just locating information, but also processing and synthesizing it.
- Written and verbal communication skills are essential. The results of all research will be documents and presentations to exhibit teams on findings.
- 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

14 – 21 hours per week

Compensation

$8.00-$8.25 hourly

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.