Peter D. Parks was awarded the Gordon E. Sawyer Award at the 2003 Academy Awards for his work on Bugs! A Rainforest Adventure.
Teen Technology Guide, Part time Internship (unpaid)
Teen Technology Guides (Teen Techs) is a volunteer internship program for sophomore through senior high school students ages 15-19 designed to nurture young leaders in our community and provide support for museum programs that relate to learning in a technological age. Under the supervision of the Innovation Studios Manager, local high school students will work in Innovation Studios assisting staff in implementing engaging, hands-on experiences for museum visitors. Interns will be selected and trained as a cohort for a specific session that corresponds to a season of museum programming, Fall/Winter (October-January), Spring (February-May) or Summer (June-August). Teen Techs will spend most of their time in direct service with guests in a variety of program formats. Interns will be held to the same expectations and standards as museum employees.
Basic Function and Responsibilities including but not limited to:
Learn hands-on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Design, and Math) and Maker activities and share them in exciting and creative ways with diverse audiences
Grow communication skills in interacting with guests of all ages
Proactively seek out guests and initiate conversations to provide exceptional guest experience
Participate in both team meetings and trainings/professional developments
Professionally represent the museum and its mission to guests
Be a fun, creative, and active member of the Innovation Studios Team and contribute positively to its team culture
Respond to all communications with the Manager of Innovation Studios in a timely and professional manner
Have experience in one or more specific areas related to technology and/or making, whether “high-tech” (computer programming, circuitry, robotics, etc.) or “low-tech” (hand tools, crafting, fine art, wood working, etc.)
Demonstrate an ability to communicate and demonstrate technical concepts effectively
Be able to create a welcoming environment for museum visitors and actively engaging them in hands-on activities
Minimum time commitment:
Attend required orientation session at beginning of internship
40 hour commitment over any seasonal session
Be a student in good standing in grades 10-12 for school year cohort OR be a student in good standing entering grades 10-12 or first year of college for summer cohort
Be ages 15-19 at time of application
Compliance with all FWMSH employment policies required, including a background check and a parent or legal guardian signing required releases
THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN THE FORT WORTH MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND HISTORY!