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T/m offers motivated college students unique opportunities for internship experiences.
Education interns study the theory and practice of interpretation. They give tours as well as develop and execute museum programs.
Collections interns will work on projects associated with the receipt, documentation, and storage of our collections.
Marketing interns assist with integrated marketing communication initiatives promoting the museum and its collection, public programs, and membership.
These internships are excellent opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students in history, art history, education, communication, and business programs. Interns may be eligible for academic credit toward their degree with the permission of their academic advisors and educational institutions.
2018 SUMMER COLLECTIONS INTERNSHIP
The collections intern will catalog, using PastPerfect, new acquisitions including a collection of 20th century dollhouses, dollhouse accessories, and play sets. Tasks will include documentation photography, gentle surface cleaning, numbering, and preparing objects for storage. The collections intern will work independently but with frequent interaction with the curator of collections, collections manager, and registrar. Resume, cover letter, and a list of 2 references due by March 11, 2018. Click here for more information and application instructions.
2018 SUMMER EDUCATION INTERNSHIPS
Education interns will facilitate the museum’s summer program series, which explores various aspects of the collection through tours, workshops, and gallery presentations. Interns will gain meaningful professional experience in museum education by delivering public programs and leading pre-structured, hands-on workshops. Each intern will help facilitate three 90-minute art workshops for artists with developmental disabilities. Additionally, interns will complete readings and participate in weekly discussions about the museum field and museum education. Resume, cover letter, and a list of 2 references due by March 11, 2018. Click here for more information and application instructions.
2018 SUMMER RESEARCH AND EVALUATION INTERNSHIP
The intern will develop and execute an evaluation program to understand the effectiveness of the temporary exhibit, Playing for Keeps: The VFW Marble Tournaments, 1947-1962, as well as the success of various educational programs and general audience preferences. The intern will work with the senior manager of marketing and development to research, design, implement, analyze, and report findings from highly focused visitor observations, interviews, and questionnaires. The research and evaluation intern will gain valuable experience in visitor evaluation, visitor services, and exhibit design. Resume, cover letter, and a list of 2 references due by March 11, 2018. Click here for more information and application instructions.
Volunteers are a vital part of The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures. They support the museum’s mission and share their talents and passion for the collection with visitors. All volunteers enjoy special benefits such as discounts in the museum store, enrichment opportunities, and exclusive events.
If you would like to join our dedicated community of volunteers, the following volunteer positions are currently available:
Docent volunteers are educators trained to further the public’s knowledge and understanding of the museum collections. They deliver tours and talks, and create a welcoming environment for museum visitors.
Docent volunteers must be at least 16 years of age, have excellent customer service and public speaking skills, attend a 10-week training course, and pass a tour review with the Museum Educator.
Programming volunteers engage visitors at activity tables in the galleries. This includes giving talks about a daily topic, handling Education Collection objects, and leading crafts.
Programming volunteers must be at least 16 years of age, have excellent customer service and public speaking skills, and attend a 10-week training course.
Questions? Contact Museum Educator Katherine Mercier.
Explore the museum free for an entire year by becoming a member of The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures.
Becoming a member allows you to share the museum with family and friends. Simply choose the number of people you would like to bring with you each time you visit. At least one named member must be present at the time of admission; the rest of your party can change!
For more information on museum membership, call (816) 235-8006.