Under the direction of the Exhibit Content Developer, the Exhibition intern will learn responsibilities involved in exhibition development and design, including content research, interpretive planning, acquiring images, interactive development and prototyping, and label-writing.
- Translate current scientific concepts into visitor-friendly language, experiences, and programs, within the context of an exhibition
- Learn appropriate use of concepts for 2D and 3D design, based on content and visitor goals
- Learn process for key Exhibit Development documents including a content outline, interpretive plan matrix, and script
- Participate in developing ideas to communicate to internal and external stakeholders using verbal, written, and visual communication
- Learn how Exhibit Development serves a museum’s goals and strategic plan
- Must be a Graduate student
- Undergraduate degree in Paleontology, Archaeology, Anthropology, Museum Studies, or related fields preferred; a degree or experience in informal science education is a plus.
OTHER NECESSARY SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES
- Creative and open to trying new methods of brainstorming and communication
- Ability to exchange information, problem solve, and conduct research
- Strong organizational skills, understanding how to prioritize
- Self-starter and able to follow instructions
- Ability to learn processes and procedures quickly
- Good verbal and written communication skills; able to convey information clearly
- Friendly, proactive, and professional
The intern must be prepared to participate approximately 10-15 hours weekly through December 2021, from a mutually agreed upon start date until a mutually agreed upon concluding date. The intern can schedule flexible hours on site Monday – Friday between 8 am – 5 pm. They can work off-site as needed.