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F.U.N. Program Intern

Fernbank Museum of Natural History
Job Field:
Natural Resources Recreation and Tourism
Job Type:
Seasonal, Temporary, Internship
Location Detail:
Job Description:

 Assist Museum Education staff with developing and executing museum orientation for new F.U.N. volunteers. 

 Train F.U.N. volunteers on the various cart activities and topics. 

 Reinforce science/natural history content within all F.U.N. volunteer roles.

 Provide appropriate ongoing guidance and mentoring to both new and continuing F.U.N. volunteers.Topics continually reinforced include presentation skills, strategies to improve competence, helping to build confidence, the importance of good manners, a neat appearance, providing good customer service and important museum information. Also, help to reinforce the F.U.N. Code of Conduct.

 Arrange F.U.N. volunteer break times & oversee lunch times.

 Conduct brief informal performance evaluations with F.U.N. volunteers during or at the end of shifts. 

 Assist with F.U.N. program assessment. Recommend program changes and suggestions to continually improve the program. 

 Provide other administrative support and other duties and projects as assigned. 


Suggested Majors: All Natural Sciences, Education, Museum Studies, History, Communications, Sociology, Business, Management, Marketing

Career Areas: Education, Marketing, Communications, Museum Studies, Non-profit Management, Business  Prior experience supervising or instructing youth aged 12 to 17

 Mature mentor who enjoys working with youth and leading by example

 Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills

 Excellent organizational skills

 Demonstrated interest in science and natural history. A previous background in science or education is helpful.

 Willingness to learn new topics and information quickly

 Self-starter who sees projects to completion

 Dependable and adaptable to the changing needs of the museum

 Previous experience working with the public is helpful

  Time Commitment: 20 to 40 hours per week, some weekends will be necessary. 

How to Apply:

Interested candidates may e-mail a letter of intent and resume to

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