NEW Position Open at the Museum!

Joseph Moore Museum summer 2012 internship:

The Joseph Moore Museum is offering a summer internship in partnership with the Bonner Center through the “Richmond Area Summer Internship” program. The selected intern will gain hands-on experience working in a variety of capacities at the Joseph Moore Museum, including leading natural history tours to interested groups (usually children), giving planetarium shows, handling and caring for live reptiles, running the museum gift shop and more. The intern may also be involved in creating and running activities at the community event “Where’s Your Mummy” on May 19th sponsored in partnership with the Wayne County Historical Society. The intern will choose a focus area for the internship, such as exhibit development, tour design, website development, animal care/husbandry, tourism initiatives or collections management. Other foci may be developed with the director. Biweekly reports to the Director or Coordinator of Education will be scheduled throughout the summer to document the internship progress. Interns MUST be comfortable handling and caring for live non-poisonous reptiles (snakes, large lizards, and turtles).

Internship Period: May 6th to August 17th
Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1 to 5 PM, plus an additional 2-4 hours per week to be scheduled. Attend “Where’s Your Mummy “ event on May 19th, including setting up and taking down activities.

Regular Duties:
– Open the Museum to the public every Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1 to 5 PM
– Care for and feed our collection of living snakes, lizards, and turtles
– Give natural history tours to interested groups (usually children)
– Perform general secretarial duties (check phone messages, run errands, arrange tours)
– Perform regular maintenance tasks (empty dehumidifiers, deal with flooded areas, etc.)

Stipend: $2500

Background:
The Joseph Moore Museum (JMM) is the regional natural history museum for eastern Indiana. First publicly opened in 1887, the JMM is a non-profit organization located in Richmond, Indiana on the campus of Earlham College. We have 4,000 visitors annually of all ages, including toddlers through grandparents. We are currently undergoing a major transition to becoming a hands-on interactive experience, including redesign of each of the major exhibit areas.

Questions: Heather Lerner x1402 Email: hlerner@gmail.com

Applications:
Due April 8th, 2012 by 5:00 p.m. Submit to Heather Lerner hlerner@gmail.com
Please submit
1. resume–include at least the following headings, Education (with GPAs), Relevant Academic Experience (i.e. coursework, projects), Relevant Work Experience, Relevant Skills, References (list two references that are not me or Carol–John Iverson is OK)
2. a 1-2 page cover letter carefully worded–no typos, no grammatical errors–addressing why you are interested in working at the Joseph Moore Museum, how this internship will further your career goals, how you would like to focus your internship (describe the types of things you would like to learn about and how you can contribute to the museum’s initiatives) and verifying your comfort caring for and handling the reptiles (we will provide training)
3. two references (it’s okay to include this in the text of your cover letter and/or your resume)

Preference will be given to applicants with well-written, convincing applications and a clear plan to contribute to the museum and their future career goals.

*Not open to Bonner Scholars completing Bonner summer service. *Open to all other Earlham College students not graduating in May 2012

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