Educational Tour Intern (Unpaid)

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Educational tour intern (unpaid)


Chelsea Rodriguez, Volunteer Program Manager




Early June with the possibility of extending to a second quarter


9-12 hrs a week 


The Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) seeks an intern that can help develop a volunteer-led public building tour.  This tour will meet our guest’s desire to learn more about the building designed by world-renowned architect Frank O. Gehry.  During the internship, the intern will assess past architectural tours and resources; meet with staff from various departments about the building; develop a sample script; and, time-permitting develop a training program for MoPOP volunteers.  The intern will work jointly with the Volunteer Program and Education staff on this exciting initiative. 

At the internship’s conclusion, the intern will have developed a tour script for their portfolio while gaining valuable communication, museum interpretation, and program development skills.


  • Cull through and synthesize existing architectural building resources – including past tours
  • Research other museum’s tour programs
  • Develop a proposed tour script
  • Time permitting, work with Volunteer Program staff on a tour training program
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Strengthen written communication and interpersonal skills through diverse interactions with staff and volunteers
  • Develop museum interpretive skills
  • Demonstrate volunteer management, leadership, and program development skills
  • Gain insight into the inner-workings of MoPOP


  • Current college or graduate student ideally pursuing a degree in Museology, Education, Music, Non-Profit Administration, Arts Administration, or related field
  • Strong computer skills with attention to detail
  • Enthusiasm for working with volunteers
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Track record of working well in a team environment
  • Courteous professional manner
  • Must be able to provide 3 references and pass a background check

to apply

Email a cover letter and resume to with the title "Educational Tour Intern."

About MoPOP

MoPOP is a leading-edge nonprofit museum, dedicated to the ideas and risk-taking that fuel contemporary popular culture. With its roots in rock 'n' roll, MoPOP serves as a gateway museum, reaching multigenerational audiences through our collections, exhibitions, and educational programs, using interactive technologies to engage and empower our visitors. At MoPOP, artists, audiences and ideas converge, bringing understanding, interpretation, and scholarship to the popular culture of our time.