Internship Positions

If you or someone you know is in search of an exciting, hands-on internship, The Children’s Museum might have just what you are looking for. It’s a chance to do what you enjoy doing in an environment that encourages children and families to discover the world through play. Let’s work together to ensure every Children’s Museum guest has an enriching and enjoyable experience.

 

Museum Education Internship

Position Type: Part-Time, Entry-Level

Stipend: Unpaid Internship

Time Commitment: Minimum of one month *We are currently taking applications for Spring Semester 2015 

Summary: The Children’s Museum of Cleveland is seeking a hardworking, energetic and self-directed individual to serve as the Part-Time Education Intern. This position is an unpaid position that will work closely with the Education Department to provide day-to-day support to the Children’s Museum education, outreach and program offerings.

Duties

  • Interact with visitors throughout the day answering questions, observing behavior and modeling adult-child interaction
  • Clean and reset exhibits during opening/closing times and throughout the day
  • Facilitate programs as assigned, monitor and adjust as needed, this includes but not limited to: School Group Tours, informal programs, Daily drop-in programs, and Special Events.
  • Develop Programs as assigned
  • Maintain high quality program facilitation skills
  • Perform daily open and closing duties
  • Assist in maintaining Museum exhibits, materials and supplies throughout the day as needed
  • Collaborate with all members of the Education Team on projects as assigned, promoting a spirit of teamwork with all staff
  • Other duties as assigned

Benefits

  • Excellent experience with many of the projects and people working within the Children’s Museum of Cleveland
  • Involvement in a variety of children and family programs and efforts
  • Experience as educational instructor in an informal setting
  • Experience in planning, conducting, and evaluating education programs
  • Opportunities to contribute to improvement of an education program
  • Letters of recommendation provided upon successful completion of the internship

Requirements & Qualifications

  • Ability to speak and perform comfortably and enthusiastically to adults, children and educators
  • Enjoy a fast paced environment
  • Must enjoy working with children and families
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Work well individually and as part of a team
  • A self-starter with a strong desire to learn
  • Be working toward or completed a college degree in Education, Human Development, Theatre,  Family Studies, Museum Studies or related field – a plus

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to:

Alys Hileman, Program Manager at ahileman@clevelandchildrensmuseum.org

Please no phone calls.

 

Marketing Outreach Internship

Stipend: Unpaid Internship (Mileage reimbursement is provided)

Time Commitment: 8-20 hours mainly weekends
The CMC is currently taking applications for May/June – August /September, 2015

Summary: The Children’s Museum of Cleveland is seeking a hardworking, energetic and self-directed individual to serve as the summer Marketing Outreach Intern. This position is an unpaid position that will work closely with the Development and Visitor Services departments to provide marketing outreach support to The Children’s Museum of Cleveland.

Duties

  • Inform and engage community members within Northeast Ohio through tabling events, appealing activities and one-on-one conversation with the public
  • Prepare, set-up and teardown booth at offsite events  and facilitate event as assigned; monitor and adjust quantities and supplies as needed
  • Instruct and assist children with recreation activity generally either craft or physical motion based
  • Interact with visitors throughout the day answering questions, observing behavior and modeling adult-child interaction
  • Work cooperatively with other interns, volunteers or staff while taking lead on operating the booth
  • Collaborate with all members of the Museum Team on projects as assigned, promoting a spirit of teamwork
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Represent the Museum in a professional, educational and appealing way to engage visitors to participate in the booth activity and learn about the museum’s other offerings.

 

Benefits

  • Increased understanding in the areas of community outreach, research, data collection, organization, promotion of community events and client relations.
  • Contributing to a not-for-profit organization, The Children’s Museum of Cleveland, and helping to execute its mission and vision
  • Involvement in a variety of children and family programs and efforts in suburban, urban, rural and underserved communities.  (Northeast Ohio)
  • Witness how non-profit  diversity & inclusion outreach works through engaged involvement with professional staff members, community collaborations and corporate partnerships
  • Master experience as educational instructor in an informal setting
  • Gain knowledge in planning, conducting and evaluating education programs
  • Letters of recommendation provided upon successful completion of the internship

 

Requirements & Qualifications

 

  • Ability to speak and perform comfortably and enthusiastically to adults, children and educators
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Enjoy a fast paced environment
  • Must have a passion for working with children and families
  • Work well individually and as part of a team
  • Working toward a college degree in Education, Human Development, Theatre,  Family Studies, Museum Studies or related field – a plus
  • Candidates must possess a valid driver’s license and have a personal vehicle available for work-related travel. (Mileage reimbursement is provided.)

To apply, please send resume to:

Kelley McClelland, Visitor Services Manager
kmcclelland@clevelandchildrensmuseum.org

 

Summer Camp Counselor Internship

Time Commitment: June- Early August 2015
Stipend: stipend available based on experience level
2 positions available

Summary: The Children’s Museum of Cleveland is seeking two hardworking, energetic and self-directed individuals to serve as the Summer Camp Counselors. This position will work closely with the Lead Counselor to provide a fun, educational and quality experience for campers, age 4-6, this summer.

Duties                            

  • Prep all materials and room for the activities
  • Group supervision of campers with attention to all of the following: program, health, happiness, discipline, cleanliness, safety, routine duties, and skill development.
  • Help campers plan, carry out and evaluate projects and activities.
  • Assist campers with activities and transitions
  • Teach or assist with camp lessons, games, and play activities
  • Work with the camp director and other camp staff to iron out difficulties with facilities, programs and campers.
  • Supervise camp snack time, bathroom breaks, and lunch time
  • Plan and run activities for camp extension Lunch Bunch with the help of Junior Counselors
    • Other duties as assigned

Benefits

  • Excellent experience with many of the projects and people working within the Children’s Museum of Cleveland
  • Experience as educational instructor in an informal setting
  • Experience in planning, conducting, and evaluating education programs
  • Opportunities to contribute to improvement of Summer Camps at the museum
  • Letters of recommendation provided upon successful completion of the internship

Requirements & Qualifications

  • Ability to speak and perform comfortably and enthusiastically to adults, children and educators
  • Enjoy a fast paced environment
  • Must enjoy working with children and families
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Work well individually and as part of a team
  • A self-starter with a strong desire to learn
  • Be working toward or completed a college degree in Education, Theatre, Human Development, Family Studies, Museum Studies or related field
  • Experience working with children in a camp setting is a plus

 

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to:

Alys Hileman, Program Manager
ahileman@clevelandchildrensmuseum.org

 

 

 

Marketing/Development Internship

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION

The Children’s Museum of Cleveland (CMC) is a place where children can freely explore the world around them and learn through play. It is a popular attraction for families living in the central core of the Cleveland metropolitan area. The Museum offers three permanent exhibits and rotates its travelling exhibits into the CMC’s Pavilion throughout the year. To complement the exhibit experience, CMC offers two programs daily. In addition, the Museum takes its educational programs into the community as part of its outreach initiative.

 

Job Description

The marketing/development intern will work to promote the Museum’s Annual Fund Campaign to help achieve fundraising goals while gaining experience through a variety of tasks related to marketing, development and general operations.

 

 

Annual Fund Duties will include:

  • Write tailored copy for specific Museum stakeholders
  • Prepare hard-copy Annual Fund letters for mailing
  • Acknowledge and track Annual Fund gifts
  • Additional tasks may be assigned based on skills and interests

 

Requirements

  • Current undergraduate student, preferably entering their junior or senior year
  • High proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and various social media platforms
  • Efficient, effective, collaborative
  • Major in Marketing, Business/Communications or related field preferred, but not required

Schedule

We are recruiting interns for the spring terms (January 2015 – May 2015). Position will be 8 – 10 hours per week.  Deadline for applications: December 13, 2014 for spring term.

This position is unpaid.

HOW TO APPLY

 

Send resume and cover letter to Alex Bidar at abidar@clevelandchildrensmuseum.org. Cover letter should address why you are interested in the internship and what relevant training or special skills qualify you for the position.