Imaginarium interns are unpaid, however all interns gain valuable experience in their chosen field, enjoy a flexible, part-time schedule of only 10-15 hours per week, and have plenty of hands-on fun!
The internship program is open to college students or recent graduates from all majors looking to gain experience in the areas below.
For those students seeking academic credit, the Imaginarium works closely with many of the local Colleges and Universities and will assist the interns on the appropriate contact for their institution in order to receive the credit they seek. Feel free to contact your academic advisor or department chair to inquire about your school's policy.
Event Coordinator Assistant - Work with professional museum staff and assist in all museum areas. Position will be responsible for the setup, cleanup, and facilitation of birthday parties, and special events. Position will assist with clerical duties as needed (faxes, copies, files, etc), and facilitating exhibits. Position will assist with camp sessions, workshops, and other programs as their schedule allows. This position requires weekend availability.
Demonstration Assistant - Work with professional museum educators to perform science and/or animal demonstrations for museum guests! Explore the field of informal education in an exciting atmosphere!
Animal Care Assistant - Work with professional museum staff to care for the museum's live animals including Ball Pythons, American Alligators, Green Iguanas, and other reptiles, amphibians, insects, and spiders!
Aquarium Assistant - Work with professional museum staff to maintain the museum's touch tanks and aquariums and care for the critters which inhabit them including Eels, Stingrays, Sharks, Horseshoe Crabs, a variety of Saltwater and Freshwater fish, crabs, and invertebrates!
Summer Camp Counselor - Work with professional museum educators and certified teachers to teach 2-4 weeks of summer camp. Present activities and demonstrations involving the arts, humanities, and basic scientific principles as they relate to the camp program and assist with demonstrations and workshops. Must be able to work with preschool and elementary age children and Museum staff. Strong communication skills a must. Flexible hours Monday-Friday, 30-40 hours a week for 2-4 weeks (mid-June - August).
Education Assistant – Work with professional museum educators and certified teachers in organized summer camp sessions and facilitate field-trip experiences for visiting groups. Explore the field of informal education in an exciting atmosphere.
Office Assistant – Work with museum administrative staff to perform clerical duties, update databases, manage mailings, respond to guest inquiries for museum information, and support visitor service staff.
PR/Marketing Assistant – Work with PR/Marketing Manager to promote the museums by designing advertisements, writing media releases, preparing press packets, arranging interviews and photo shoots.