Musical Instrument Museum - Phoenix, AZ (30+ days ago)5.0

Hours and Compensation: MIM will work with interns to create a schedule that fits the needs of both the student and the department. Interns will be compensated at the current minimum wage. Candidates for this internship should be able to fulfill approximately 20 hours per week with some weekend work required.

Purpose and Goals: MIM seeks an intern to work alongside its Education and Public Programs department. The intern will learn how museum education enhances the guest experience while making an important contribution to MIM’s mission. The intern will be involved in a variety of activities related to museum education: program planning and implementation, program evaluation, volunteer scheduling, museum tours, and everyday administrative tasks.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide support for Fall 2018 Museum Guide Training (classroom setup and general assistance on Monday and Thursday mornings, October 15–November 15)
Assist with Professional Development for preK–12th grade teachers (August 18, September 15, and other dates TBA)
Assist with MIMkids classes (birth–age 18: Mini Music Makers, Musical Adventures, and Junior Museum Guides; some weekends required) and administrative details
Update and edit online MIM Educator Resources on and any external listings
Assist with Public Programs (Musical Icon: Leonard Bernstein, August 25-26; Experience West Africa, September 22-23; Musical Icons: Ravi Shankar, October 20-21; Special exhibition opening program, TBD; Experience Brazil, December 1-2; ‘Tis the Season: Holidays at MIM, December 15-16), as needed

Completed at least two years of undergraduate work; recent graduates or graduate students may also apply
Possess strong guest service skills and enjoy working with people (museum guests and internal team members)
Manage many deadlines at once while keeping an organized, detailed record of progress
Committed to improving or developing skills in education and/or music education (for children ages 0–18)
Passionate about working with children and families; must be comfortable speaking to groups of adults and children
Have an interest in education in a museum setting: creating a fun, inclusive, and interactive environment
Have an interest in the museum’s collections: musical instruments, material culture, and ethnomusicology

Educational Opportunities:
Gain hands-on experience in informal education, music education, and museums
Learn and apply museum-industry best practices and standards
Become familiar with non-profit, and specifically museum, organizational practices

Internship Term:
Fall 2018 with possible extension; 20 hours per week; some weekend work required
Desired start date is early to mid-August
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