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The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures educates, inspires, and delights adults and children through the museum’s collection and preservation of toys and miniatures. The museum, located in Kansas City, Missouri, contains the world’s largest collection of fine-scale miniatures and one of the nation’s largest antique toy collections on public display.
2020 Spring Programming Internship
NUMBER OF POSITIONS
TIME COMMITMENT and WEEKLY SCHEDULE
Approximately 200 total hours (14 weeks), Feb. 10, 2020—May 15, 2020
The Programming Intern will facilitate the museum’s spring 2020 Spring Break programming and KC Urban Advantage programming, as well as assist with other programming projects as needed.
Spring Break programming will run weekdays Monday, March 16 – Friday, March 27, 2020 and will consist of drop-in interactive workshops for our multi-generational audience. The Programming Intern will oversee the logistics and facilitation of the daily programs, interacting with visitors of all ages and creating an engaging learning experience that adds value to the visitors’ time at the museum. Time commitment required: 40 hours during the intern’s university-sanctioned Spring Break; hours for the other week of programming will be determined by the intern and Museum Educator.
The Programming Intern will also facilitate KC Urban Advantage museum visits for local school groups during March – May 2020. For more information on KC Urban Advantage, visit https://www.kcurbanadvantage.org/. The intern will be responsible to greet each visiting group and assist them with educational programming during their time at the museum.
Additionally, there may be opportunities for the Programming Intern to be involved in further programming projects as needed, creating a well-rounded experience in the museum education field.
Ideal applicants will have completed their junior year in college. Candidates must have strong interpersonal skills and have demonstrated experience with public speaking and working with the public, especially children and families. Must be a self-starter with high standards, exemplary problem solving skills, and the ability to work well both individually and in a collaborative team environment. History, art, education, museum studies, or any students interested in a career in the museum field are encouraged to apply.
Resume, cover letter and a list of two references due by Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020.
Please send application materials to Kelly Burns, Museum Educator, The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures, 5235 Oak Street, Kansas City, MO 64112 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 training course.
Questions? Contact Visitor Services Associate Hannah Bernardini.
Explore the museum free for an entire year by becoming a member of The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures.
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!
T/m Membership Benefits
Unlimited museum admission for one full year
10% discount in the museum store
Invitations to exhibit openings and members-only events
Printed calendars featuring exhibits and events
Corporate partner discounts (through 12/31/19, member card must be shown at time of purchase):
For more information on museum membership, please contact Senior Manager of Development Amanda Middaugh at email@example.com