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

Science Central is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Opportunity: Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana – Marketing and Events Coordinator

Cancer Services of Northeast IndianaCancer Services of Northeast Indiana has one available position:
Full-time Marketing and Events Coordinator 

Position Overview:

Reports to: Director of Marketing and Development

Work Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday with occasional evening and weekend hours required.

Job Summary: The Events and Marketing Coordinator is responsible for managing all aspects of Cancer Services’ fundraising and special events as well as assisting with marketing and development efforts.


  • Manage all aspects of planning, execution and follow‐up for Cancer Services’ fundraising and special events, including logistics, vendor management, sponsorship solicitation, promotion, and volunteer coordination with careful attention to budget and time constraints.
  • Maintain excellent communication flow to ensure coordination of all aspects of fund development and marketing.
  • Evaluate event performance and submit reports on attendance and participant feedback.
  • Research, identify and recommend improvements for event success.
  • Assist with marketing and public relations activities to build support and spread awareness of Cancer Services’ programs.
  • Create and post engaging text, image and video content for social media and website.
  • Develop an optimal posting schedule, considering web traffic and constituent engagement metrics.
  • Maintain donor database, including data entry, report queries and data analysis.
  • Assist with development efforts, including donor and sponsorship prospect research and stewardship.
  • Provide administrative support for all development activities, including appeal mailings, grant applications and fundraising campaigns.

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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

Donating After Tragedy

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Amanda Neumann

In the wake of tragedy, many people search for ways to provide any type of help. However, with the rise of online donation websites it’s important to be informed and vigilant about what organizations or campaigns you donate to.

Within hours after the tragedy at Pulse, a LGBT nightclub in Orlando, dozens of crowdfunding campaigns sprouted online. While many, including the record-breaking GoFundMe campaign led by Equality Florida, are reputable–many are not.

The BBB Wise Giving Alliance has some tips for donating to organization after disasters.

  • Be cautious when giving online to new websites or campaigns 
  • Rely on expert opinion when it comes to evaluating a charity
  • Be wary of claims that 100% of donations will assist relief victims
  • Find out if the charity has an on-the-ground presence in the impacted areas
  • Find out if the charity is providing direct aid or raising money for other groups

GiveWell offers a few more tips for donating after tragedies or natural disasters such as don’t give to an organization just because they reach out to you (either on the phone or through website ads), allow your funds to be used where most needed – even if that means they’re not used during this disaster, and think about less publicized nonprofits or tragedies and consider donating regularly to organizations and causes you support.

Donating after tragedy is important and these precautions shouldn’t scare you away. Being a smart donor is always vital but as disaster relief often requires quick action it can lead to impulsiveness.

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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 or call at 260-481-6826.

2014 Money Smart Week Flyer