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Children's Museum in Easton
9 Sullivan Avenue
North Easton, MA
DescriptionInterns plan, organize and lead science activities in the Museum’s FETCH!™ Lab, the Science Roadshow, and during Museum events and programs. Activities are based on the FETCH! curriculum developed by WGBH for popular PBS program FETCH! With Ruff Ruffman™. The FETCH! Lab is a Museum exhibit based on the program and the Science Roadshow is a traveling program based on the FETCH! curriculum which is goes to schools, organizations and groups in the region.
ResponsibilitiesThe Education intern directs kids ages 3 – 10 and their families in one (or more) science activities, working either one-on-one or in small groups. This involves:
Planning and organizing weekly activities
Plan and organize activities to be integrated into Museum programs and special events.
Providing basic instructions
Helping kids to share their ideas about how things work
Asking questions and encouraging kids to try more in-depth experimentation
Opening and closing the Lab
Working with junior volunteer staff members (ages 11 – 13)
Assist the Museum’s teaching staff with the Science Roadshow programs, events and outreach programs and Museum classes.
RequirementsExcellent communication skills
Flexibility to lead and develop projects in a variety of settings
Able to work in a fun environment with parents, children and Museum staff