Exhibits Curator Assistant

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The Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanc
1 Nature Place
Mckinney, TX
Posted: February 17 2015
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 3 Part-time, Unpaid

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Description

The Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary has been bringing nature and people together since 1967. By preserving a portion of North Texas land with it's native vegetation and wildlife and maintaining and conserving museum collections, examples of natural history, nature-related art works, and hands on educational exhibits for children of all ages, the museum is able to educate the general public on the importance of nature and its conservation.

This internship is for gaining practical museum experience in several areas of general museum practice. Interns will assist the exhibits curator with a variety of tasks including:
-Writing and researching: this includes label text, educational materials, and content for the website/supplemental programs
-developing/assisting with children's and adult exhibits for the museum
-installation and conservation
*Tasks will vary depending on the intern's level of experience.

Responsibilities

Researching educational content for graphics of the exhibits.
Assisting with the sculptural/shop building of the exhibits.
-this is minimal as there is a crew that primarily works on this.
Assisting with installation of new exhibits
Projector Painted Mural Assistance
Conservation of previously installed exhibits
-this includes replacement of batteries when low, wiping down of surfaces when dirty, replacement of materials when spent, noting when lights have burned out and need reporting to Electrical Staff etc.

Requirements

Intern will ideally have college experience in sculpture, painting, or shop-work.
A resume with explanation of experience and a portfolio providing visual examples of prior work.
Availability 2 days of the week out of Monday, Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday. Minimum of 8 hours per week.
Comfortable working around children when necessary .

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