Department: Exhibit Production
Supervisor Title: Exhibit Fabricator
Classification: Intern, Temporary, Part-time, Unpaid
Commitment: September-December 2018. Requires 120 hours during the internship session (10-12 hours per week)
About Minnesota Children's Museum
Minnesota Children’s Museum’s mission is sparking children’s learning through play. We are dedicated to providing children with a hands-on and stimulating environment to explore and discover. With locations in St. Paul and Rochester, MCM employs 65 full-time and 65 part-time employees and engages over 1,300 volunteers annually. At MCM our workplace values that guide how we work together are: Play, Include, Grow, Serve and Strive.
Minnesota Children’s Museum is dedicated to growing a diverse and culturally competent team of highly engaged staff and volunteers to reflect and equitably serve the vibrant community around us. We embrace differences in age, ability, color, ethnicity, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, race, religion, and sexual orientation. We strongly encourage the application of individuals from diverse backgrounds, including but not limited to: Black, Indigenous, and people of color; immigrants and refugees; LBGTQIA individuals; people with disabilities; religious minorities; and the elderly.
Minnesota Children's Museum has a newly expanded and renovated museum that is bigger, better, and bolder. The Exhibit Fabrication Intern will assist exhibit production staff in the fabrication of exhibits, installation of exhibitions, and exhibit repair and maintenance. Interns will be given the opportunity to exercise and strengthen their existing skills, to develop new skills of exhibit-making, and to exercise responsibility, creativity and imagination.
Major Job Accountabilities
This is an estimate of the duties to be included in this internship. The exact duties and projects will be determined by mutual agreement of the intern and museum staff. All duties will be carried out with the direction and supervision of Exhibit Fabrication staff.
Assist in fabrication of exhibit components.
Install/uninstall traveling exhibits.
Clean, repair and maintain museum exhibit components.
Assist in maintaining exhibit shop.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
Must have working knowledge and experience with power and hand tools and the ability to use them safely. (Examples: table saw, band saw, routers, miter saw, drills, etc. Prior carpentry and machine shop experience a plus.)
Ability to lift 50 lbs. or more on an occasional basis.
Basic knowledge of cleaning supplies and their safe usage.
Ability to multitask, follow directions and complete tasks in an effective manner.
Ability to work well with people in a team environment as well as work independently.
Exhibit component operation and maintenance
Some on the job training of tools/techniques as time permits
Access to supplemental staff trainings: The Ways of Play, Wakanheza
Applications accepted until position is filled. Submit cover letter, resume, and online application at www.mcm.org/jobs.