Monday, March 08, 2010

Monticello College Foundation Internship

The Monticello College Foundation Internship in Museum Education provides an exciting and challenging opportunity to work closely with museum educators, exhibits staff, and curators at the Illinois State Museum.

The Monticello Intern helps coordinate the volunteers and day-to-day operations of the Museum's hands-on children's gallery ("A Place for Discovery"). The intern also plans and implements monthly children’s programs, and assists with school programs and family events. This year, the intern will also help the staff launch a new children's space, the "Play Museum."Requirements: a Bachelor's degree in education, anthropology, natural science, museum studies, history, or art; career interest in museum education; and experience working with the public. Experience leading volunteers, teaching, or Master's degree a plus. Flexibility, maturity, strong organizational skills, caring personality, and enthusiasm for working with children and volunteers - especially retirees - are important.

The internship will run from September 1, 2010 to August 31, 2011. There is a monthly stipend of $1,565 plus benefits package including fully-paid medical and life insurance, holidays, vacation, personal business days, and sick time.To apply: send cover letter, resume, college transcripts (undergraduate & graduate - unofficial copies are acceptable), an e-mail address where you may be reached, and contact information for three professional references (including their email addresses) to: Beth Shea, Education ChairpersonIllinois State Museum 502 S. Spring StreetSpringfield IL 62706-5000. The deadline is May 1 , 2010. E-mail or fax applications will not be accepted. Send inquiries to Please, no phone calls. All applications will be acknowledged.

All applicants must be eligible to work in the United States and are responsible for securing their own immigration documents. If selected, proof of the applicant's availability to work in the United States must be submitted before the internship begins.

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