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St. Paul, Minnesota
United States

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Job Category:
Administrative - Support Services, Education - Training, Media - Broadcast - Publication
Position type:
Part Time, Temporary, Intern
St. Paul
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Date Posted:
March 05, 2018

Summer Traveling Exhibit Documentation Intern

In addition to its ten galleries in St. Paul, MN, Minnesota Children’s Museum is recognized as the largest producer of children’s traveling exhibits touring North America. This position will assist the growing traveling exhibit business with gathering, documenting, and archiving information.

Major Job Accountabilities:

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 Traveling Exhibits Manager or Traveling Exhibits Coordinator.

  • Thoroughly study ins and outs of 13 traveling exhibits.
  • Compile exhibit component drawings, graphics, AV files, and parts lists for archives.
  • Create master documentation list of archives.
  • Organize back-up technology and exhibit parts.
  • Update site support manuals for Museum Site Hosts.
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  1. Detail oriented, organized, self-motived individual
  2. Ability to work independently as well as with a team
  3. Demonstrates proficiency in using the Microsoft Office suite of products
  4. Demonstrates initiative (e.g., in starting tasks, asking questions, identifying and discussing problems, ability to structure own work, stay on task)
  5. Ability to express ideas clearly both verbally and in writing
  6. Ability to explore ideas and implement with creativity, imagination, and      resourcefulness
  7. Ability to apply knowledge and area of expertise to the museum setting and add value to identified priorities and goals
  8. High level of enthusiasm, energy, and professionalism

Training Provided:

Intern orientation
Background information on the traveling exhibits business

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

                       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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