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St. Paul, Minnesota
United States

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Job Category:
Human Resources - Recruiting, Education - Training, Non-Profit
Position type:
Part Time, Temporary, Intern
St. Paul
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Date Posted:
February 27, 2018

Summer Recruitment & Onboarding Intern

This position is responsible for assisting the Talent Resources department with various projects related to human resources administration at Minnesota Children’s Museum.  Responsibilities include assisting with recruiting and screening, maintaining personnel and volunteer records, providing recognition, and ongoing communication via social media sites with current volunteers. This internship will also assist with volunteer orientation and training, as well as program research.

Major Job Accountabilities:

This is an estimate of the duties to be included in this internship. The exact duties and projects will be determined by mutual agreement of the intern and museum staff. All duties will be carried out with the direction and supervision of the Museum Talent Resources staff.

  • Manage the job and internship posting process, including receiving available position descriptions, posting jobs on numerous sites, and keeping job posting information current
  • Attend recruitment fairs as available
  • Screen job and volunteer applicants, conduct phone interviews, and complete reference calls
  • Assist HR staff with initiatives such as: create branded onboarding materials for new employees and supervisors; develop and maintain HR information wall
  • Conduct research related to recruitment and/or other topics related to HR or volunteer management
  • Utilize Volgistics database to track volunteer applicants and maintain volunteer records, utilize HRIS system to track job and intern applicants
  • Assist with volunteer orientation and trainings
  • Maintain volunteer department social media channels as a communication and recruitment tool. Create content and collect analytics
  • Other tasks as assigned 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  1. Some formal education in related field (Human Resources, Management, Communications, Liberal Arts, etc.)
  2. Ability to organize time and work independently, follow directions and complete tasks in an effective manner.
  3. Previous volunteer experience, strong advocate of volunteerism preferred.
  4. Social media experience with major platforms including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
  5. Skill in coordinating tasks and projects.
  6. Ability to communicate clearly and professionally over the phone and via email. Ability to write well and efficiently in a business style.
  7. Computer skills, particularly Microsoft Office applications. Database management experience is a plus.
  8. Ability to work well with people of all ages and backgrounds.

Training Provided:

  1. Intern orientation
  2. Policies and practices of the human resources administration in a nonprofit cultural institution
  3. Best Practices in volunteer management
  4. Confidentiality practices
  5. Optional free trainings: The Ways of Play

Commitment: May-August 2018. Requires 100 hours during the internship session (10-12 hours per week) 

                                About Minnesota Children's Museum

Minnesota Children’s Museum’s mission is sparking children’s learning through play. We are dedicated to providing children with a hands-on and stimulating environment to explore and discover. With locations in St. Paul and Rochester, MCM employs 65 full-time and 65 part-time employees and engages over 1,300 volunteers annually. At MCM our workplace values that guide how we work together are: Play, Include, Grow, Serve and Strive.

Minnesota Children's Museum is dedicated to growing a diverse and culturally competent team of highly engaged staff and volunteers to reflect and equitably serve the vibrant community around us. We embrace differences in age, ability, color, ethnicity, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, race, religion, and sexual orientation. We strongly encourage the application of individuals from diverse backgrounds, including but not limited to: Black, Indigenous, and people of color; immigrants and refugees; LBGTQIA individuals; people with disabilities; religious minorities; and the elderly.

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