Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center of Mobile,AL

Exploreum Summer Intern Position

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May 2019

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EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

Exploreum Science Center Summer Intern

Job Description

Who we are:

The Exploreum Science Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the quality of life for the people of the Gulf Coast. Providing educational opportunities in a fun learning environment is what the Exploreum is all about.

Mission:

Our mission is to encourage excellence in science, technology, engineering, and math education (STEM), and to make the excitement of scientific discovery accessible to the gulf region. We will provide the knowledge and understanding of scientific concepts through innovative approaches including interactive hands-on play, exhibits and traveling exhibits, classes, workshops, demonstrations, lectures, and educational experiences as well as through the visual excitement of the J.L. Bedsole Theater. We combine the advantages of strong, focused and accountable management, with financial, technological and capital resources to achieve our mission.

Position Description

The Exploreum Summer Intern is responsible for aiding Instructors with summer camps while enhancing visitor experience and exhibit interaction by delivering high-quality, energetic and informative demonstrations and activities to audiences of all ages.

Contact Haley Freeman with applications (or questions) at hfreeman@exploreum.com

Dates and Compensation

May 27-Aug 9, 2019

Full time: five days, thirty-five hours per week

Compensation: $9.00/hour

 

Position Responsibilities

  • Reports to Education Director
  • Consistently aid with quality delivery of Summer Camps, Discovery Demos, Class Blasts, Field Lessons, and other educational activities
  • Continually learn new demonstrations ranging across wide topicalities
  • Assist camp instructors with set-up and perform hands-on science demonstrations, including replenishment of supplies
  • Keep demonstration area(s) clean by following a daily routine
  • Uses proper safety equipment during all demonstrations and programs
  • Greet and assist visitors, promote Exploreum programs, events and memberships, etc.
  • Assist with special events, programs, workshops, festivals, camp, and other Exploreum functions
  • Use reasoning to define problems, develop solutions, interpret instructions and evaluate information
  • Engage visitors actively with the gallery exhibits while not in formal demonstrations

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree/ Junior or Senior majoring in science, education, or related field
  • Possess excellent communication and public speaking skills
  • Must be enthusiastic, energetic and motivated
  • Able to work as a part of a team
  • Willingness and dedication to learn new things
  • Desire to take initiative and perform with little supervision
  • Flexible, adaptable and able to learn quickly
  • Experience with dramatic arts, public speaking or science education a plus
  • Possess excellent customer service and interpersonal skills