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Simon Wiesenthal Center/Museum of Tolerance New York
226 E. 42nd st.
New York, NY
DescriptionThe Museum of Tolerance New York (MOTNY), located in the heart of Manhattan, challenges visitors to confront bigotry and racism, and to understand the Holocaust in both historic and contemporary contexts. Through interactive exhibits, individuals explore issues related to prejudice, diversity, and tolerance.
The MOTNY is seeking enthusiastic candidates for our internship program. We encourage applications from individuals who are passionate about promoting universal tolerance and human rights.
Interns will assist staff in leading tours, outreach, and event programming. Additionally, interns support the museum’s day-to-day operations and have the opportunity to
work on an independent project tailored to the intern’s interests. While an intern partakes in many behind the scenes activities, each intern follows tours and trains to become a docent. Docents use the immersive and dynamic multimedia features of the museum to inspire conversations on ethics, diversity, tolerance and responsibility, and encourage visitors to promote tolerance in their schools and communities.
Responsibilities-Lead tours of the museum
-Conduct light research to support exhibits, workshops, and events
-Support education programming and event production
-Administration work and other tasks as needed
-Coordinate mailings and other forms of correspondence
-Attend docent workshops
Requirements-A sincere commitment to the mission of the museum
-Proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel, and internet research tools
-Strong communication and public speaking skills
-Comfortable working with adolescent and youth groups
-Strong writing skills
-Friendly phone presence
-The ability to work independently
-Graphic design skills a plus
-Enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate university program
-Commit to a minimum of 8 hours a week