Intern, Education and Engagement

Last Updated:May 19th, 2022

Indiana Historical Society

Intern, Education and Engagement

Type: Hybrid
Location: Indianapolis
Application Due Date: Aug. 1, 2022
Starts: Aug. 22, 2022
Structure: Standard
$Paid
Full Time
Part Time

Description

The Indiana Historical Society collects and preserves Indiana’s unique stories; brings Hoosiers together in remembering and sharing the past; and inspires a future grounded in our state’s uniting values and principles. IHS is a Smithsonian Affiliate and a member of the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience.

The IHS strives to provide a quality internship experience. For this particular internship, the position is overseen by the Director, Education and Engagement. Incumbent will be encouraged to ask questions and gain experiences not just from the Education and Engagement department, but the entire organizations. By the end of the academic year, chosen applicant will have been able to take a program from start to finish, learned more about overall museum functionality, increased experience with video production/editing, and accomplishing projects/goals within a team.

Responsibilities

POSITION PURPOSE:

Position assists with the creation and implementation of virtual and in-person programs for a variety of audiences

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Collaborate with interdepartmental teams to research, develop, and prepare for programs
  • Assist with the execution of programs both in-person and virtually
  • Assist with the execution of recorded videos
  • Facilitate student experiences through in-person and virtual programs as needed
  • Assist with the development of program elements, including but not limited to: activities, handouts, classroom guides, administration reports
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:

  • Comfortable in a team-based environment with ability to work independently
  • Customer-centered approach
  • Clear written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office or other word processing applications
  • Experience completing research-based projects
  • Willingness to learn and/or improve research, technology and program development skills
  • Working knowledge of video conferencing tools preferred

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Work is performed in a typical office environment with some work outdoors.

Physical Movement – Stooping, Climbing, Bending, Kneeling, Reaching and Crouching in order to reach & pick up items. Must be able to walk and/or stand for long periods of time.

Wrist & Visual Stamina – Ability to type and focus on a computer screen for prolonged periods of time

(Incumbent must be able to meet physical requirements with or without reasonable accommodations. Reasonability of requested accommodation is to be determined by IHS on a case-by-case basis, in accordance with the ADA.)

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