Science Experience Specialist
The Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science is seeking a qualified individual with the ability to create memorable experiences for museum guests in the science areas of the Museum. Responsibilities include: the presentation of astronomy programs in the Koch
Immersive Theater, & Planetarium, help with graphic design projects and teaching. Other responsibilities include assisting with the creation and installation of the Museum's changing science exhibitions.
You'll be working with our Director of Science Experiences and other Specialists in a general museum of arts, history and science. The ideal candidate will be retired or pursuing a degree in an aligned area of study, possess good communication skills and have the ability to work in a small team environment. Superior candidates would be familiar with software such as products in the Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Excel and Bender. A large enthusiasm for science is required! This is a part time, hourly position. Weekends and occasional evening and weekday hours are required. Benefits include a pension plan.
Candidates for this position should submit cover letter, resume and the name, address and telephone number of two references to Mitch Luman or by mail to PO Box 3534, Evansville, IN, 47733. The Evansville Museum is an equal opportunity employer.
History Intern Program
This unique opportunity is designed to give university students an introduction to curatorial work at a mid-size, general museum. The successful candidate will work directly with the Museum’s curator of history. The emphasis of the internship is the history exhibition process. Students will gain experience in exhibition research, exhibition prep work, and exhibition installation. Students will also be introduced to collection management work including the acquisition process, the cataloguing process and collection research.
The successful intern should be familiar with basic historic research techniques, have the ability to accomplish varied tasks and have the ability to work both in a team setting and independently.
This internship is non-paying and requires a minimum of 150 hours for completion, generally completed 10-15 hours per week. Hours for interns will be scheduled in a period from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter detailing what they would like to obtain from an internship to Tom Lonnberg at the Evansville Museum at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Education Department Intern Program
Applications are now being accepted.
This is a unique opportunity for individuals interested in an educational practicum. While the program is geared towards current students at the junior or senior level of a university program, any interested person is encouraged to apply. This internship is non-paying.
The primary responsibility of the Education Intern will be to assist the Curator of Education with tasks within the education department. Tasks will be assigned based on the department’s needs and the intern’s specific skill set, interests, and goals, but may include program development, facilitating programs, developing education resources, working with visitors of a variety of ages, marketing, working with teaching collection items, researching topics, organizing materials, etc. Specific tasks and schedule will be decided on a case by case basis to meet the needs of both the department and the intern.
Individuals interested in education (formal and non-formal), science, history, and/or art are encouraged to apply. Not all applicants may be accepted, and all interns must successfully pass a criminal background check. Applicants should send a resume and cover letter detailing any previous experience and desired internship outcomes to Karen Malone at email@example.com or 411 SE Riverside Dr, Evansville, IN 47713.
Registration Intern Program
This is a unique opportunity for Archaeology, Anthropology, Art History, History and Studio Art majors for an educational practicum. Qualified applicants will be current students at the junior or senior level of a university program. Graduate students and recent graduates will be considered.
The Registration Internship Program prepares students for the challenges of working with a museum collection. Interns have the opportunity to work with new acquisitions as well as large collections within the permanent collection. Each internship is a unique experience based on current projects within the museum and will generally include: training on proper art and object handling, database management, object care and storage, condition reporting, exhibition preparation, art installation and packing.
This internship is non-paying and requires a minimum of 150 hours for completion, generally completed 12-15 hours per week. Hours for interns will be scheduled during the registrar’s regular working hours, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter detailing what they would like to obtain from an internship with the Evansville Museum to Liz Fuhrman Bragg at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Collections Management Intern Program
This is a unique opportunity for students who seek to gain practical experience in collections care. Successful candidates will work with the collections manager to complete an ongoing comprehensive inventory of the museum’s Permanent Collection. Interns will work extensively with the collections database system, PastPerfect by inputting data collected from the inventory. Interns will also have the opportunity to assist with reconciling objects flagged during inventory by researching and reviewing museum’s paper and digital records. Interns will also facilitate with exhibition prep and installation.
Students studying Archaeology, Anthropology, Art History, History and related fields are encouraged to apply. While the program is geared towards current students at the junior or senior level of a university program, any interested person is encouraged to apply. An ideal candidate should be a good speller and accurate typist. Experience with PastPerfect is preferred but not required.
This internship is non-paying and requires a minimum of 150 hours for completion, generally completed 12-15 hours per week. Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter detailing how they would be a good fit for the program to Kaman Hillenburg, Collections Manager at email@example.com.