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Thank you for your interest in The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures. There are several internships available at this time. Applications are due by March 11, 2019.
2019 Summer Collections Internship
The collections intern will catalog new acquisitions using PastPerfect, T/m’s collections management database. Tasks will include documentation photography, gentle surface cleaning, numbering, and preparing objects for storage. The collections intern will work independently but with frequent interaction with the curator of collections, collections manager, and registrar. View details.
2019 Summer Education Internships
Education interns will facilitate the museum’s summer program series, which explores various aspects of the collection through tours, workshops, and gallery presentations. The primary audience for the program are multi-generational families. Interns will gain meaningful professional experience in museum education by delivering public programs and leading pre-structured, hands-on workshops. The education intern team will also work collaboratively to create a new program that will be presented at the end of the summer session. Each intern will help facilitate several additional art workshops for artists with developmental disabilities. Interns will also complete readings and weekly discussions about the museum field and museum education. View details.
2019 Summer Evaluation Internship
The evaluation intern will develop an evaluation program to explore the strengths and weaknesses of the museum’s summer programming as well as various interpretive efforts in the galleries. The intern will work with the Curator of Interpretation, as well as other senior staff members, to research, design, implement, analyze, and report findings from highly focused visitor observations, interviews, and questionnaires. The intern will work with education interns and volunteers to facilitate the evaluation program. The evaluation intern will gain valuable experience in visitor evaluation, visitor services, and museum work. View details.
Volunteers are a vital part of The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures. They support the museum’s mission and share their talents and passion for the collection with visitors. All volunteers enjoy special benefits such as discounts in the museum store, enrichment opportunities, and exclusive events.
If you would like to join our dedicated community of volunteers, the following volunteer positions are currently available:
Docent volunteers are educators trained to further the public’s knowledge and understanding of the museum collections. They deliver tours and talks, and create a welcoming environment for museum visitors.
Docent volunteers must be at least 16 years of age, have excellent customer service and public speaking skills, attend a 8-week training course, and pass a tour review with the Museum Educator.
Programming volunteers engage visitors at activity tables in the galleries. This includes giving talks about a daily topic, handling Education Collection objects, and leading crafts.
Programming volunteers must be at least 16 years of age, have excellent customer service and public speaking skills, and attend a 10-week training course.
Questions? Contact Visitor Services Associate Hannah Bernardini.
Volunteer Information Breakfast
Saturday, March 2 | 10:30am
Please RSVP by Friday, February 22
Tuesdays, April 9 through May 28 | 6-7:30pm
To RSVP to the Information Breakfast or to receive a volunteer application, please contact Visitor Services Associate Hannah Bernardini at email@example.com or 816.235.8011.
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Becoming a member allows you to share the museum with family and friends. Simply choose the number of people you would like to bring with you each time you visit. At least one named member must be present at the time of admission; the rest of your party can change!
For more information on museum membership, please contact Senior Manager of Development Amanda Middaugh at firstname.lastname@example.org