EcoTarium

222 Harrington Way
Worcester, MA 01604
www.ecotarium.org

Date Posted:
December 19, 2019

Region:
Central Massachusetts

Category:
Education/Instruction

Type:
Intern

Spring Education Intern

Description:

Spring Education Intern; 200 hours

Department: Education and Community Engagement

Effective Dates: March 3, 2020- June 12, 2020 (w/option to extend to summer)

Intern would work an average of 13.5 hours per week for 15 weeks. Time working would be spread over 2 or 3 weekdays per week and 2 Saturdays per month, with priority given to morning and early afternoon hours (approx.. 10 am to 2:30 pm).

Status: Temporary Unpaid Internship

Position Summary:


The EcoTarium, a museum of science & nature, seeks engaging and enthusiastic spring interns to lead educational programs for the public. Programming is on a variety of natural and physical science topics and takes place on the museum floor, and outdoors on our 55-acre site, and includes play facilitation in our Nature Explore® Outdoor Exhibit. Teaching is through hands-on and inquiry-based methods encouraging exploration and self-directed learning. Activities help instill a passion for science and promote stewardship of the natural environment.


Candidates must enjoy working with youth ages 0-12 and their families, possess a keen interest in science, and be committed to ongoing growth and learning in the fields of science and education.


Candidates have the opportunity to receive college credit upon completion of the internship, and are responsible for obtaining the hours required by their institutions. The option to extend this position into summer will apply to qualified candidates.


Responsibilities:

· Lead daily Science Discovery programs and table-top activities for visitors

· Assist with school programs and camp sessions on a variety of science topics

· Occasionallyassist with overnight program preparation and sign-in

· Conduct indoor/outdoor programming and activities in all types of weather conditions

· Develop and document creative curriculum

· Prepare for and actively participate in all training

· Uniform/dress code required

Qualifications:

· Must be at least 18 years of age, and currently enrolled in a college or university

· Interest in and enthusiasm for science and education

· Comfort with public speaking and/or a flair for public presentation

· Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills

· Creative individual with ability to work independently and as part of a team

· Interest in and/or experience working with diverse audiences

· Pass CORI/SORI background checks according to EcoTarium’s guidelines

Interested candidates should submit cover letter and resume tovolunteer@ecotarium.org, with “Spring 2020 Internship” in the subject line.

Qualifications:
Must be 18 years of age, and currently enrolled in a college or university
How To Apply:
Interested candidates should submit cover letter and resume tovolunteer@ecotarium.org, with “Spring 2020 Internship” in the subject line.
Apply by:
February 07, 2020
Salary:
NA
About this Organization:
The EcoTarium is a not-for-profit museum dedicated to inspiring a passion for science and nature in all of its visitors. Set upon 55 scenic acres just two miles from downtown Worcester, Massachusetts, the EcoTarium features interactive exhibits and programming, interpretive nature trails, wildlife habitats, a planetarium, the region's only tree canopy walkway and a narrow-gauge railroad.