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Museum Education Internship - Paid Posted Tuesday, March 04, 2014

The Monticello Internship in Museum Education at the Illinois State Museum-Springfield provides an opportunity to explore--and gain solid experience in--the profession of museum education at a mid-sized museum of natural history, history, anthropology, and art. The Monticello Intern plans and implements the Museum’s monthly children’s program (Super Saturday), and assists with a variety of other public programs, events, and school programs. The intern also coordinates a small team of Super Saturday volunteers and helps with the Museum’s hands-on children’s exhibition, the Mary Ann MacLean Play Museum. Requirements: a Bachelor's degree in education, anthropology, natural science, museum studies, history, or art; career interest in museum education; and experience working with the public. Teaching experience and work experience with volunteers and children are a plus. Computer skills in word processing, database management, and desktop publishing are preferred. Flexibility, maturity, reliability, dedication, strong organizational and communication skills, and a commitment to being a team player are very important. The internship will run from September 1, 2014 to August 31, 2015. There is a monthly salary of $1,700 (subject to state and federal income tax), plus a benefits package including group medical and life insurance, holidays, vacation, personal business days, and sick time.

To apply, please email a single PDF document with the following items: cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references (including email addresses) to Beth Shea, Director of Education, at Application deadline is May 1, 2014. Send inquiries to Please, no phone calls.  All applications will be acknowledged. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States and are responsible for securing their own immigration documents. If selected, proof of the applicant's ability to work in the United States must be submitted before the internship begins.  

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Volunteer in the Mary Ann MacLean Play Museum Posted Tuesday, April 08, 2014


Spring into Volunteering! 

The Mary Ann MacLean Play Museum is a fun, hands-on exhibit where children ages 3-10 can learn - through play - about art, people, and nature. Friendly volunteers are needed to greet and interact with families and groups and help keep the exhibit neat. Play Museum volunteers must be adults, or teens 13 and up. 

We have a special need for adults who can volunteer on weekday mornings or afternoons.

Our next group training session is: Saturday, May 3, from 9 - 11:30 am.

Prospective volunteers must complete an application and interview before attending training. For an application - or more information - please contact Beth Shea at 217-782-5507 or



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