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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.