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Art Discovery Center Internship at Springfield MuseumsBookmark This
21 Edwards Street
Posted: April 04 2015
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 2 Part-time, Unpaid
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DescriptionThe Art Discovery Center is the only staffed area at Springfield Museums completely dedicated to children and families. Vibrant murals in Buddhist themes and based on Japanese wood blocks line the walls of the hall, and were designed to help museum visitors interpret the extensive collection of Asian art and artifacts. In addition to the exhibit space, the Art Discovery Center includes a studio space where children and families can create art projects around museum themes. The Art Discovery Center is open 12-4 every day that the museum is open.
ResponsibilitiesArt Discovery Center Interns must commit to working one 4-hour shift per week. They must learn about the collections of Springfield Museums as a whole, with a focus on the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum, and specifically, the Art Discovery Center. Interns should make visitors feel welcome and create a sense of belonging. They should answer visitors questions, help maintain neat and organized spaces, prepare upcoming art activities, track the number of visitors and projects in the Art Discovery Center, and work collaboratively with other interns and staff.
Interns are also responsible for creating a project of their own that supports the message and highlight the collections of the museum.
RequirementsWe are seeking interns that are reliable, have good communication skills, can work independently, are willing to take initiative and be flexible, have excellent customer service skills, enjoy working with visitors of all ages, have a professional demeanor, and are proactive and willing to take on projects of their own. Interns must commit to working for a semester and helping to transition the following semester's staff.
In the past we have had undergrads and graduates in the fields of art history, studio art, education, Asian studies, history, and communications.
SkillsRequired - Highly Reliable, Creative, Comfortable working independently
Preferred - Art, Experience Working with Children