Museum Learning Resources and Services Support – Job Bridge Internships
The National Museum of Ireland (NMI) invites applications for internships working with the Education & Outreach Department on developing a range of learning resources and services, including online resources, through the National Internship Scheme – Job Bridge.
The Education and Outreach Department acts as a key point of contact between the Museum’s exhibitions and collections and existing and potential audiences. Interns will work with a dynamic team of museum educators, all with many years’ experience in delivering education programmes, resources and services to a wide range of audiences.
This is an opportunity to gain valuable experience within an active museum education department whose remit is to develop learning programmes and services for audiences, including primary and post-primary school groups, adults, families and special interest groups.
There are support structures in place for interns in accordance with the Museums Volunteer Policy.
Interns will gain practical experience in the following:
• Development of learning resources and services for a range of visitors – primary and post-primary schools, families and adults.
• Promotion and dissemination of the range of education services and resources to a range of audiences including schools and families
Interns will receive formal/ informal training in the following:
• A range of evaluation methodologies
• Working on a CMS (content management system) for the Museum’s website and online booking system
On completion the intern will have attained skills in:
• Customer service and effective communication
• Project and Event planning and administration
The ideal candidates should be interested in museum education and learning and in working with a range of visitors in a heritage and cultural context. Ideally they will be comfortable working as part of a team but also have the capacity to work on their own initiative. Interns should be personable and have good communication skills. Computer skills are essential especially MS Outlook, MS Word, and MS Excel. Candidates should have the ability to multi-task, be organised and meet deadlines.
Interns should have an understanding of Ireland’s cultural, heritage and educational sectors and be interested in Archaeology, Decorative Arts & History, or Education. A third level qualification in one of the areas above would be desirable.
This is a nine month placement, working 35 hours per week.
Please note: Interns will be asked to commit to a 5 day working week including weekend work. Internships are based at the National Museum of Ireland -Archaeology (Kildare Street) and Decorative Arts & History (Collins Barracks).
How to Apply
Please submit a CV and letter of application to firstname.lastname@example.org Please ensure you quote the name of the internship and the Job Bridge reference number in the subject bar.
Please note, the internships are offered under the National Internship Scheme - Job Bridge only. It is applicants own responsibility to ensure they meet the eligibility criteria, for more information please visit www.jobbridge.ie
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