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DuPage Children's Museum
301 N. Washington Street
DescriptionDuPage Children's Museum is an interactive Children's Museum with an average of 1000 visitors per day. The Public Program Intern position is to participate in Museum program development, facilitation, and coordination to provide an environment that supports creativity and open-ended experiences through exposure to a variety of concepts and materials. Programs may include public programs on-site, special events, pre-registered classes, and/or programs at off-site fairs/booths.
Responsibilities1. Work with team to develop, facilitate and evaluate programs and activities according to the mission and philosophy of DCM.
2. Develop, implement and evaluate programs to enhance art, science, or math exploration by children ages 2-10 and their caregivers.
3. Assist Public Program Manager with program coordination tasks (i.e. ordering and maintaining supplies, scheduling, supervising volunteers, and tracking visitor attendance statistics).
4. Assist with preparation and development of materials for Public Programs, including
Studio Drop-In Programs, and Floor Programs, Events
5. Organize Studio materials and space.
6. Maintain program materials inventory.
7. Track Public Program attendance figures.
8. Assist Public Program Manager with exhibit development tasks (i.e. ordering supplies, research with children, etc.).
9. Provide a safe and welcoming environment with excellent visitor service.
10. Provide encouragement and supportive interactions with visitors.
11. Listen to visitor feedback. Complete ‘idea/comment’ forms or mission moments.
12. Provide information to encourage the recruitment of new volunteers.
13. Assist visitors in emergency situations with the support of DCM paid staff.
14. Perform other duties as assigned.
15. Be an ambassador for DCM.
16. Advocate for the visitor and volunteer experience
Requirements• Experience or coursework in art, math, science, or museum studies is required.
• Understanding of basic concepts that encourage child-centered, open-ended learning.
• Ability to regularly work one weekend day required. Flexible schedule to work evenings and holidays required.
• Must work effectively in a collaborative, team manner.
• Basic computer skills required, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Experience with Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator helpful.
• Good organizational and communication skills.
• Experience and enjoyment in working with the public.
• Adhere to appropriate dress code.
Must have driver’s license, own transportation and appropriate liability insurance.
• The following physical abilities are required for the position: a) Visually keep track of visitors, materials and programs running in Studio or on Museum floor; (b) Comprehend and speak English extensively and clearly with the public; (c) Hear children’s voices; (d) Assist visitors in emergency situations; (e) Display dexterity necessary to facilitate in exhibits and exhibit environments; (f) Manipulate exhibit components and facility operating/maintenance equipment; (g) Stand and move among exhibits for extended periods; (h) Climb up and down stairs or use an elevator daily (i) Bend, kneel, climb and reach; (j) Display rapid response times; (k) Lift 25 pounds; (l) Tolerate noise and dust in the environment and handle disinfectant and cleaning materials