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Internships

The Museum’s internships enable qualified candidates to learn about the Museum as well as the way the Museum operates. Interns take part in hands-on projects and work directly with Museum professionals.

Please contact Beth Heaton, Volunteer & Intern Manager, with questions at bheaton@MarinersMuseum.org.


Interpretation and Community Outreach Internship (Unpaid)

Work Location: Interpretation Department

Job Description:

The Interpretation Department is responsible for connecting visitors to the museum’s collection through storytelling, programs and exhibitions. The Mariners’ Museum is seeking interns to assist the Interpretation department in providing an engaging and innovating experience for children, families, students, scouts and the general public. Duties can include but are not limited to:

  • Research
  • Program Development
  • Prototyping
  • Working with groups of various ages and abilities
  • Work with the Manager, Visitor Engagement and Manager, Interpretation and Community Outreach to present museum and gallery specific tours and programs
  • Assist with other general museum programming such as Maritime Mondays, Handling History, workshops and gallery openings
  • Staff education stations such as the LEGOS area as needed
  • Assist with activities for special events such as Gallery Crawl and Celebrate the Park

Expected Project Duration: Indefinite

Start Date: Flexible

Hours: Flexible

Appropriate Educational Requirement: High School or college such as Museum studies, Education, History and/or other related fields

Required Skills: Attention to detail; can work independently, comfortable talking to and interacting with people; eagerness to learn

Direct Supervisor: Manager, Interpretation and Community Outreach

Library/Archival Internship

Title: Internship Archives Negatives Processing

Supervisor: Beth Heaton

Hours: 15-20 hours per week

Total hours: 120 (approx)

Description: Sleeving, numbering and housing negatives

Contact Beth Heaton
Volunteer and Internship Program Manager
(757) 591-7712
bheaton@marinersmuseum.org

 

School Group Tour Leader Internship

Work Location: Education Department

Description: The Mariners’ Museum is seeking an intern to assist the Education Department by providing guided tours of the Museum for K-12 students while also getting the opportunity to assist with all K-12 programs.

Expected Project Duration: September 2019 – May 2020

Start Date: Flexible

Hours: Must be available approximately 10 hours per week, between the hours of 8:00am – 1:00pm Monday through Friday.

Appropriate Educational Requirement: High School or College courses on Museum Studies, Education, History, or other related fields preferred. Or experience working with students in a museum or educational setting.

Required Skills: Good communication skills and comfortable talking in front of large groups.

Direct Supervisor: Manager, Education Department

Visitor Services Internship (Unpaid)

Work Location: Visitor Services, Museum Admissions Desk

Description: The Visitor Services Department consistently provides the absolute best customer service to Museum Members and visitors at the Admissions Desk in a friendly and positive manner. Team members must conduct transactions in an efficient and accurate manner, and provide knowledgeable answers to inquiries regarding the Museum’s exhibitions, events, resources, and campus. Team members are expected to dress and act professionally, politely and in the best interest of The Museum at all times.

Duties:

  • Consistently provide exceptional customer service to all Museum guests, Members and callers
  • Conduct accurate and timely sales transactions with Museum guests using Altru system
  • Make sales, handle cash, account for sales receipts. Balance drawer at the end of each shift
  • Provide detailed directions and map orientations for Museum guests
  • Ensure daily stocking and cleaning is completed as needed
  • Understand the membership program well enough to explain and sell to guests
  • Verify sales receipts and distribute 3D glasses for theater
  • Answer the main phone line to provide answers for general questions regarding The Museum
  • Assist with gift shop: pricing, cleaning, restocking, inventory counts, webshop descriptions etc.
  • Assist Manager with developing a written Standard Operating Procedures document.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Expected Project Duration: Indefinite

Start Date: Flexible

Hours: Flexible (Occasional Saturday Availability Preferred)

Educational Requirements: Minimum High School Senior, Some College Preferred

Required Skills: Attention to Detail, Friendly and Outgoing, Customer Service, Proper Cash Handling, Problem Solving

Direct Supervisor: Manager of Visitor Services