CHILDREN’S MUSEUM INTERNSHIP

(unpaid)

Children’s Museum interns will work with Museum professionals and children, increasing their understanding of early childhood learning.  The Museum is seeking interns who are interested in early childhood learning and who may be interested in careers in museums or similar organizations. The ideal intern is well-organized, responsible, friendly, flexible, independent, cooperative and creative. Internships are unpaid and are available year-round: Fall, Spring and Summer semesters from 9:30 AM – 5 PM Monday thru Saturday and 11:30 AM – 5 PM Sunday. Interns report to Guest Services Assistant Director.

Basic Function and Responsibilities including but not limited to:

  • Interacting with children and their caregivers in hands-on exhibits and programs to encourage play and exploration

  • Responding appropriately to a variety of visitor learning styles

  • Using exhibit and program content in an effective manner to stimulate learning

  • Assisting as needed with program delivery, research, development, maintenance and evaluation 

Qualifications:

  • Ability to communicate and engage comfortably and enthusiastically with adults, children and educators

  • Enjoy a fast paced environment

  • Enjoy working with children and families

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel

  • Work well individually and as part of a team

  • A self-starter with a strong desire to learn

  • Currently working toward or having completed a college degree in Education, Human Development, Theatre,  Family Studies, Museum Studies or related field a plus

  • Passionate about the importance of museum education in the community

  • Ability to lift 20 pounds, walk and stand for long periods of time on concrete floors

Benefits of Interning:

  • Opportunities to interact with Museum staff

  • Training and professional development

  • Potential academic credit

  • Confirmation of hours

  • Invitation to regular volunteer and staff events

  • Discount in the Museum Gift Shop

Employment Application - PDF

Human Resources Manager
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
1600 Gendy Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
fax: 817-255-9354


Fun Fact
When established in 1941, the Museum was the first children's museum in Texas and one of the first children's museums in the nation.

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