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

Philanthropy in Allen County: Lauren Brune

Philanthropy in Allen County is a short series of features designed to highlight why and how members of the Fort Wayne and surrounding community support nonprofits.  Over the course of the summer, we’ll be featuring responses from different nonprofit professionals, volunteers, employees, and board members to showcase Allen County nonprofits!

Lauren Brune

Lauren Brune
Lauren Brune

What nonprofit organizations are you associated with and in which capacities (employee, volunteer, board member, etc.)?

LEARN Resource Center, employee.

How did you first become involved with your current organization(s)? 

I was job hunting and saw an open position at LEARN Resource Center for a communications and special events coordinator. I applied for the position and have been with the organization since February 2016.

What is your favorite part of the organization(s) you work with? Why?

My favorite part of working for LEARN Resource Center is the interactions I get to have with the kids and people within the community. Working for a small nonprofit makes networking critical, and I love attending community functions and getting to know other doers in town. Also, a lot of my work happens behind the scenes, but when I do get to interact with the kids in our program it reminds me that what I do matters to each and every one of them. Continue reading

Money Smart Week at ACPL

money smart 2 Money Smart Week is returning this April. Take advantage of the free programs offered Tuesday, April 8th at the Main Library. Topics include Affordable Healthcare, Credit Scores, Budgeting, Identity Theft Protection, and Medicare. This is a great opportunity for citizens who could benefit from free education and resources in personal finance and budgeting. Spread the word!

Please see the attached flier for a schedule of the day’s activities. For more information contact Vickie Hadley at hadleyv@purdue.edu or call at 260-481-6826.

2014 Money Smart Week Flyer