Job Opportunity- Science Central: Exhibit & Facilities Intern

Exhibit & Facilities InternScience Central

POSITION DESCRIPTION:  Involvement with informal, hands-on, educational science center programs (physical, natural and applied sciences); the Intern will work with the Exhibits & Facilities Director and the Exhibits & Facilities Manager to determine which new exhibits are needed or existing exhibits are to be repaired. The Intern would assist with researching repairs (tools, materials, etc.) and creating new exhibits. Once approved, the Intern would initiate repairs and/or design and construct the exhibits and help install them.

The Exhibits & Facilities Intern will be responsible for researching, designing, constructing and installing hands-on science exhibits at Science Central. The Intern would also be involved with maintaining and repairing existing exhibits.

Duties and responsibilities may include:

  • Design and build new exhibits or components of exhibits
  • Research and purchase exhibits and facilities parts and equipment
  • Install and maintain new exhibits
  • Install and maintain traveling/temporary exhibitions
  • Maintain, clean, repair and install permanent exhibits
  • Demonstrate good teamwork and communication with staff

REQUIRED SKILLS:  Engineering, design, mechanical aptitude; comfort with and interest in science and education; both team-oriented and self-directed; flexibility; problem-solver; professional in attitude and appearance; energetic, enthusiastic. Be able to lift 40 lbs.

QUALIFICATIONS:   Building Construction Management; Construction technology; Design Technology; Engineering Technology; Industrial Technology; Manufacturing, Production & Operations; Mechanical Engineering Technology; Pre-engineering; and Visual Communications.

SCHEDULE:  Temporary intern position August 2017 – April 2018.  10-20 hours per week. Schedule would be flexible, with days and time to be agreed upon by Exhibits & Facilities Director and Intern.

SALARY:  $10/hour

APPLY:  Open posting, positions filled as needed. Send cover letter, resume and list of professional references (minimum of 3) to:

Human Resources Director
Science Central
1950 North Clinton Street
Fort Wayne, IN  46805
Fax: (260) 422-2899
amanda@sciencecentral.org

Science Central is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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