Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Smithsonian Associates Adult Education Programming Intern (Fall 2017)

ABOUT SMITHSONIAN ASSOCIATES
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 DUTIES
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

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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.

QUALIFICATIONS
• 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
APPLICATION DEADLINES
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