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Minnesota Children's Museum

Learn to Play. Play to Learn.


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Development Intern: This position will assist with daily development department operations. Intern will gain firsthand knowledge and experience in the major aspects of the donor cycle, prospect research, the Raiser’s Edge constituent database, as well as experience the day-to-day operations of fundraising department with a non-profit organization. 

Grants Intern: This position will assist in prospect research, composing narrative, submitting grants, maintaining donor files and other organizational systems. Intern will gain a firsthand knowledge of grant-writing, research, the Raisers Edge database tool and knowledge of the local funding community in a fun and fast-paced non-profit environment.   

Fundraising Events Intern: Assist in the follow-up for the 2014 Play for All Ball and plan for the Museum’s next gala in the spring of 2015. Help support the event by preparing mailings, making phone calls and maintaining information. Also help in planning and executing smaller cultivation events designed to build the Museum donor base.

Capital Campaign Intern: Help maintain donor records in Raiser’s Edge database, manage a variety of prospect research projects, and help facilitate donor cultivation, solicitation and stewardship—primarily in relation to the Room to Play capital campaign.

Costume Design and Props Intern: Assist staff in creating, maintaining, and installing the many costumes and props used by children in the various Museum exhibits.

Exhibit Fabrication Intern: Assist Exhibit Production Staff in fabricating, maintaining and installing museum exhibits and their components.

Museum Operations Intern: Gain experience with the daily tasks that are essential to running a large customer service department in a non-profit organization. May include running reports, assisting with scheduling, updating spreadsheets and documents and other administrative tasks. May include participating in department leadership meetings and coordinating projects and information for the floor staff.

Environmental Education and Live Animals Intern: Facilitate live and non-live animal education programs for Museum visitors. Use the Museum’s collection of live animals to spark visitors’ interest in the natural world. In addition to programming, the intern will assist in care of the Museum’s live animals.

Museum Educator Intern: This intern is responsible for facilitating a variety of regularly scheduled educational programs and activities for Museum visitors. Programs include classroom art activities, sensory programs and interactive gallery activities. Four interns needed.

Membership and Sales Intern: Member research including surveying members and event attendees, analyzing results, and creating reports to present findings. Help arrange and facilitate Museum events, birthday parties, and rentals and take part in developing the Museum member benefits program and promoting memberships both onsite as well as offsite at expos and fairs. Also assist in management of membership databases and sales analysis.

Data and Demographic Intern: Assist with data collection and analysis of trends in attendance and sales of earned revenue programs, market research, and demographic trends of the Museum visitor.

Public Relations Intern: Assist with various projects in the Museum’s External Relations department including data management and analysis, sales promotions and media relations.

Marketing and Advertising Intern: Assist the external relations department with various tasks and projects related to marketing and communication at Minnesota Children’s Museum. Some of these responsibilities include creating Facebook advertisements and building an advertising schedule, creating instant user polls for and social media channels, assisting with data collection, analytics, and results communications, and participating in market research and advertisement copy.

Social Media Intern: Assist the external relations department with various tasks and projects related to social media and communication at Minnesota Children’s Museum. Some of these responsibilities include creating copy for bi-weekly newsletter and other owned digital channels, assisting with editorial (content) calendar and collecting analytics from channels.

Museum Programs Coordination Intern: Assist the Museum Programs Team with daily logistical functions necessary to run the Museum’s full programming line-up. This may include completing a variety of administrative duties to support the Museum Programs department, assisting with scheduling, taking inventory and ordering supplies, collecting and calculating program data, assisting with program-related communications, coordinating logistics for special programs and activities and special projects to improve department processes.

Learning Stories Documentation Intern: Create and organize documentation of museum programs using transcription, voice recording, photography and video. The documentation collected will be utilized for archiving and training purposes.  

Videography Intern: Create videos that capture a wide range of Museum programs, from our daily on-going programs to special event programing. Ideal candidates will have strong cinematography and video editing skills along with a passion for storytelling. Training and

Human Resources Onboarding Intern: Complete various aspects of onboarding for Museum employees and interns including phone screen and reference check, processing applications, running background checks and compiling new hire packets.

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