Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Smithsonian Associates Adult Education Programming Intern (Fall 2017)

Smithsonian Associates advances the Smithsonian Institution’s mission “to increase and diffuse knowledge” through life-enriching educational and cultural experiences inspired by the Smithsonian’s research and collections for DC-region students, families, and adults, and for learning communities nationwide.

Intern will assist with all aspects of Associates' core programming, including:
• Research, booking, budgets, speaker selection, contract negotiation, space rental, catering, technology requirements, logistical set-up, and marketing
• Event implementation, including greeting the general public and answering questions; helping with set-up and clean-up; and supporting vendors, partners, speakers and performers by addressing equipment, technical, and other needs
• Assist with staffing duties during some evening and weekend programs
• Assists the programming department with additional duties as assigned

By working closely with the program coordinators, the intern will gain experience in all aspects of program and event production, including: budgeting, performance reporting, customer service, trouble-shooting/problem-solving, adapting to different situations, multi-tasking, creative thinking, researching, coordination at events, creating and maintaining inventories, editing promotional materials, communication, box office and house management, organization and time management, event management.

• Experience and/or interest in educational public programming, museum programming, house management, arts management, and/or event planning
• Background or strong interest in culture, art, science and/or history or event planning required
• Ability to work quickly with attention to detail both independently and as a team
• Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
• Must be able to interact with many different types of people while maintaining a professional demeanor
To be considered in the first round of applications, please submit your materials by the following dates:
Spring Positions: October 1
Summer Positions: February 1
Fall Positions: July 1
Applications received after these dates will still be considered on an as-needed basis.

For more information and to apply, students should log in to Careers4Terps and search the position #: 104204