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Intern - Family Programs and Education Resource Center (Winter Quarter)

Winter Quarter 2020
Application Due Date: November 1, 2019

Title: Family Programs and Education Resource Center Intern - Unpaid
Department/Location: Education / SAM Downtown
Staff Mentor: Senior Museum Educator for Teen & Family Programs and Wyckoff Education Resource Center Librarian & Educator

Learning Objectives:

Assist with development, administration, and partnerships for SAM’s Family Programs including Family Fun Workshops, Family Fun Storytimes, Family Festivals, and Family Resources. Interns will experience the full process involved in creating and implementing museum programs, including assisting with the programming for a wide-range of events, collaborating with local organizations, learning how to develop and lead gallery tours, and administrative support.

        Intern Tasks:

  • Develop content and gallery tours for Family Fun Workshops and Family Fun Storytimes and assist at these workshops.
  • Research and assist with programming for Family programs and resources.
  • Staff the Education Resource Center, including providing reference to patrons, registering new borrowers, and circulating materials.
  • Expected time commitment: 10-15 hours per week. Saturdays required, with a flexible schedule within Wednesday-Friday 10am-5pm office hours.


  • Strong computer skills.
  • Ability to work with staff and volunteers in a professional manner on a variety of tasks.
  • Ability to communicate effectively to staff, volunteers, and public.
  • Attention to detail and ability to follow procedures and policies.
  • Ability to ask for work independently, as well as ask help and accept supervision and evaluation of your work.
  • Abide by the Standards for Museum Volunteers/Interns as outlined in the Volunteer/Intern Packet.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience with filing, typing and computer skills.
  • Timeliness and attention-to-detail
  • Experience working with diverse age-groups especially children, teens, college students and senior citizens

Physical Requirements:
• Manual dexterity.
• Ability to lift up to 20 pounds

• High School diploma required. Three years of undergraduate work preferred.
• Demonstrated interest in studio art, community organizing, student leadership, non-profits, social services, communications and/or arts administration.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Applications due: November 1, 2019
Each application should include:
• Application form
• Cover letter
• Resume
• Two letters of recommendation (may be submitted separately by the writer to

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