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Accessibility Resources Intern (UNPAID)

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Accessibility Resources Intern (UNPAID)

REPORTS TO

Chelsea Rodriguez, Volunteer Program Manager

POSITION START DATE

January

POSITION END DATE

End of March

TIME COMMITMENT

9-12 hours a week and available during two ASD mornings, tentatively planned for January 27 and March 31, 2019


SUMMARY

The Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) seeks an intern to help expand the museum’s current accessibility resources for guests with disabilities. The internship will focus on expanding resources for the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) community. During the course of the internship, the intern will assess peer resources; meet with staff from various departments about external community partners; help with the planning, execution, and evaluation of new “ASD mornings” program; and - time permitting - develop proposed expanded resources. ASD mornings is a joint initiative of the Volunteer Program and Education Department; the intern will work jointly with staff from both areas.

At the internship’s conclusion, the intern will have seen two ASD mornings from start to finish while gaining valuable communication, research, evaluation, and program development skills.


Job Duties:

  • Review museum’s existing accessibility resources
  • Research other museum’s accessibility resources, with an emphasis on ASD offerings
  • Work with staff on the planning, execution, and evaluation of ASD mornings
  • Time permitting, work with staff to create new resources (ex: social stories, sensory guide)
  • Other duties as assigned


Learning Opportunities

  • Strengthen written communication and interpersonal skills through diverse interactions with staff, volunteers, guests, and external partners
  • Broaden knowledge of accessibility and the ways in which museums can serve specific populations through programs
  • Demonstrate volunteer management, leadership, and program development skills
  • Gain insight into the inner-workings of MoPOP


Position Requirements

  • Current college or graduate student ideally pursuing a degree in Museology, Education, Non-Profit Administration, Arts Administration, or related field
  • Demonstrated interest in working with and/or serving special needs populations
  • Strong computer skills with attention to detail
  • 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 internships@mopop.org with the title “Accessibility Resources Intern.”


MoPOP

The Museum of Pop Culture’s mission is to make creative expression a life-changing force by offering experiences that inspire and connect our communities.

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