Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Monticello College Foundation Internship

The Monticello College Foundation Internship in Museum Education

provides an exciting and challenging opportunity to work with museum

educators, exhibits staff, and curators in a mid-sized museum of

natural history, anthropology, and art.

The Monticello Intern will help coordinate the volunteers and

day-to-day operations of the Museum’s new hands-on children’s gallery

(the "Play Museum”). The intern also plans and implements monthly

children’s programs, and assists with school programs and family events.

Requirements: a Bachelor's degree in education, anthropology, natural

science, museum studies, history, or art; career interest in museum

education; and experience working with the public. Experience leading

volunteers, teaching, or Master's degree a plus. Computer skills in

word processing, database management, and desktop publishing are preferred.

Flexibility, maturity, strong organizational skills, caring

personality, and enthusiasm for working with children and volunteers -

especially retirees - are very important.

The internship will run from September 1, 2011 to August 31, 2012.

There is a monthly salary of $1,618 plus a benefits package including

group medical and life insurance, holidays, vacation, personal

business days, and sick time.

To apply: send cover letter, resume, college transcripts

(undergraduate & graduate - unofficial copies are acceptable), an

e-mail address where you may be reached in May, and contact

information for three professional references (including their email addresses) to:

Beth Shea, Education Chairperson

Application deadline is May 1, 2011. Applications may also be faxed to

(217) 782-1254. Send inquiries to Please, no

phone calls. All applications will be acknowledged. All applicants

must be eligible to work in the United States and are responsible for

securing their own immigration documents. If selected, proof of the

applicant's ability to work in the United States must be submitted

before the internship begins.

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