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Saint Louis Science Center
Attn: Halcyone Brown
5050 Oakland Avenue
Saint Louis, MO 63110
Prefer Junior-Senior level student pursuing Science Education, Museum Studies, or related field. Must possess an understanding of physical and/or life science, be a self-starter capable of researching and working independently, be able to work cooperatively with other staff members, be organized, and be creative. Must be enthusiastic and possess excellent interpersonal skills and be capable of attracting and engaging an audience for a large-scale demonstration.
Available for approximately 10-25 hours weekly, depending of your needs. Intern recruitment will occur for Fall Flexible schedule- weekday mornings or afternoons and able to participate 3-4 hours weekly on some portion of a Saturday or Sunday.
During the course of this internship, the intern will learn and present Amazing Science Demonstrations to the general public, assist with behind-the-scenes tasks relating to Amazing Science Demonstrations, assist with evaluation of Amazing Science Demonstrators, research topics for new Amazing Science Demonstrations, and develop his/her own demonstration.
Specific duties include:
Under the direction of the Collections Manager, the Collections Archive Intern will organize and maintain all archival documentation in the collections. This position is responsible for processing documents, sorting and filing documents, fulfilling research requests, and properly storing archival materials.
OTHER NECESSARY SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES
The intern must be prepared to participate approximately 10-15 hours weekly for 11 weeks, from a mutually agreed upon start date until a mutually agreed upon concluding date. The intern can schedule flexible hours on site within Monday – Friday between 9 am – 5 pm.
Under the direction of the Collections Manager, the Collections Digital Intern will work to create a digital format of the objects in the Saint Louis Science Center’s Collections which can increase accessibility to the Collections for the public and assist in ongoing preservation efforts of the Collections. This position is responsible for photographing a wide variety of Collections objects and materials for inclusion into museum software, as well as inclusion on the Science Center’s website.
OTHER NECESSARY SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES
The intern must be prepared to participate approximately 20 hours weekly for 35-40 weeks (fall and spring semesters), from a mutually agreed upon start date until a mutually agreed upon concluding date. The intern can schedule flexible hours on site within Monday – Thursday between 9 am – 4 pm.
Sixty or more hours of college level coursework is required, preferably in the areas of teaching, early childhood education and/or science. Related work experiences are desirable. Ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and be enthusiastic about working with children and families in group and individual settings. Knowledge of basic science is helpful.
Approx. 12-15 hours per week for 8-10 weeks. Hours are flexible.
Support visitor experiences in the Discovery Room, an early education venue, by exhibit interpretation, facilitating interactive learning, aiding hands-on learning experiences, and assisting in large group presentations.
The Science Center’s informal learning environment provides experiences, largely self-directed, that are enhanced by staff abilities to stimulate interest and help facilitate engagement in active science exploration using gallery exhibits, tabletop activities and demonstrations. Inquiry-based interaction is a key visitor contact strategy.
3rd or 4th year college or Graduate student majoring in the Earth Sciences, Geology, Paleontology, Archaeology, History, Meteorology, or Early Childhood/Elementary Education; interested in teaching, informal education and/or museum education. Possess good verbal communications skills, close attention to detail, familiarity with internet and Microsoft Word and enthusiastic about informal science education. Speak to your University advisor for possible college credit option.
Minimum 12 hours per week for 14 weeks during the Fall, Spring, or Summer semester (1 or 2 semesters). Must be available for occasional weekends, evenings, and/or holidays. Schedule is negotiable.
RESPONSIBILITIES: FOSSIL PREP LAB & EXHIBIT DEVELOPMENT
RESPONSIBILITIES: GALLERY EDUCATOR & EXHIBIT DEVELOPMENT
Any level college/graduate student pursuing a degree in science, science education or general education. Prefer applicants with some experience presenting programs to the public and/or with experience caring for animals, especially aquatic animals, in a laboratory setting.
During the course of this internship, the intern will learn and present Life Science table tops and programs to the general public, assist with animal care, facilitate visitor experience at the Activity Benches, research topics for new Life Science activities, and develop his/her own activity.
20 hours per week, schedule is flexible, some weekends required.
Preferably sophomore, junior or senior applicants who are studying Public Relations, Communications, English, Marketing or closely related study. Must be earnestly interested in learning and working in the field of Public Relations, Communications and Marketing. Must be cordial and have a strong customer-service orientation. Poised and well-groomed, professional appearance and demeanor. Self-directed, well-developed interpersonal skills, organized, willing to assume leadership role on projects, dependable, possess excellent telephone skills, proficient computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite, pay close attention to detail and have advanced writing skills.
When possible, interns will use a Science Center vehicle to distribute promotional materials and to attend off-site events; however, they may be required to use their own personal transportation from time to time. We ask that interns maintain a schedule of their visits and keep a mileage log. Mileage will be reimbursed. Interns must have a valid driver’s license with a safe driving record. Driving records will be checked and verified.
Must participate regularly and dependably approximately 12-18, depending on your needs (approximately 14-28 weeks). Scheduling: weekdays with some weekend events. Flexible mornings, afternoons, full days negotiable. May require assorted early morning or evening hours. Requires absolute reliability and dependability. Internship is available for Fall, Spring and Summer semester(s).
Intern will assist the Managing Director of Marketing and Communications, Marketing Coordinator, Public Relations Coordinator and other members of the Marketing-Communications team with marketing and communications efforts such as:
Interns will be acting as the face of the Saint Louis Science Center by fostering new and existing visitor and Member relationships, participating in event marketing and interacting with Members on-site at Membership desk and occasionally on the telephone. Assist team with Membership processing and fulfillment operations and learn about other department-related functions.
Approximately 12-24 hours per week for approximately 12 weeks. Scheduling is flexible, but reliability and dependability of interns is obligatory (2-3 weekdays, mornings or afternoons, some weekend events)
Preferably Junior or Senior who is interested in Marketing, Communications, Business Administration, Sales Management or related field.
Cordial, customer service oriented. Individual(s) must be organized and possess a willingness to jump in and help when needed. Excellent oral and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, professionalism and attention to detail required. Must demonstrate enthusiasm and sensitivity to customer needs. Familiar with the metropolitan St. Louis area is helpful but not mandatory.
Students majoring in Biology, Urban Agriculture, Horticulture, Agriculture, Museum Studies, Education, or interested in teaching, informal education and/or museum education. Possess good verbal communications skills, close attention to detail, familiarity with internet and Microsoft Word and enthusiasm about informal science education.
This Intern will assist with the informal education delivery and with horticulture and animal maintenance. Excellent interpersonal skills and enthusiasm about helping people learn are required. Prefer some experience working with children or with a wide range of ages (customer service).
Approximately 12-15 hours per week (flexible schedule), some weekday mornings or afternoons and approximately 4-5 hours on some portion of a Saturday or Sunday are preferred. Schedule is negotiable.
Participate 6-12 hours weekly. Weekdays TBD and depending on student’s availability. Participate approximately 8:30 –11 am and/or 12-2:30 pm for entire semester, approximately 14 weeks for Fall, Spring and Summer semester(s). Internship seeks to recruit one intern each semester, possibly two interns. Must be dependable and able to work hours as scheduled.
During weekdays, the intern will assist with conducting simulated space missions and other space science education programs at the Challenger Learning Center for students in kindergarten through eighth grades. Featuring a replica orbiting space station and Mission Control Center, the Challenger Learning Center enables participants to engage in a simulated space mission during which they participate in activities similar to those performed by NASA astronauts, scientists, and engineers. The Challenger Learning Center-St. Louis is a partnership of the Ferguson-Florissant School District, the Saint Louis Science Center, and the Cooperating School Districts of Greater St. Louis.
CONTACT: Tasmyn Front, Director, Challenger Learning Center @ firstname.lastname@example.org; please send current resume and cover letter detailing your interest.
Science Outreach Interns are keen networkers, eager to connect Science Center visitors with the exciting things happening in science and technology around the St. Louis region and eager to help scientists understand how to better communicate with the public. Interns will aid the STEaM Network Manager in event coordination and implementation for the SciFest series of family-focused weekend expos (www.slsc.org/scifest), as well as program development and coordination for Portal to the Public professional development workshops (https://popnet.pacificsciencecenter.org/).
ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
High school diploma or equivalent preferred; some college preferred
Interest or focus in non-profit administration or science preferred
Responsible for maintaining internal accounts to meet/exceed food and beverage revenue. Oversee client functions to ensure customer satisfaction.
The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of knowledge, skills and abilities:
Hospitality and/or Event Management Major.
Interested in the social sciences?! The Science Center’s Research & Evaluation Team is looking for a motivated individual to fill the Visitor Studies Internship position. This position would be ideal for those interested in museum studies, anthropology, psychology, sociology, marketing, education, and/or the learning sciences. The Research & Evaluation Department conducts audience research to provide systematically collected information for use in decisions relating to exhibits, programs, and institutional operations. During the Fall semester, the internship will focus on gathering data about visitor usage of wayfinding throughout the Science Center’s facility (maps, directional signage, etc.). Primarily, this position will conduct a literature review of current strategies and best practices in orienting museum visitors. If time allows, the intern will plan and implement a small-scale evaluation, which would include observations and visitor interviews. As schedules permit, the intern may also be involved in various aspects of other visitor studies projects such as development of data collection tools, data entry, project coordination, collecting data for on-going department projects, data analysis, and reporting.
PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Other anticipated duties & responsibilities:
Able to work 10 hours per week, working two hours weekdays and eight hours on Saturdays, during Fall, Spring and Summer semester(s).
Develop, prepare, and present various informal science learning activities to a cohort of teens in the YES program. Supervise teens and mentor teens.
Contact: Marlynn Chambers, email@example.com or 314-289-1469.