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Event Production Intern—Seattle Mini Maker Faire


Event Production Intern—Seattle Mini Maker Faire (unpaid)


Laura Henigson, Senior Event Manager


Late June


Early September


12-20 hours a week, including periodic weekend/evenings to attend Maker Faire related meetings/trainings.  Intern would need to commit to attend load-in on August 17 and the Seattle Mini Maker Faire on August 18 and 19


The Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) seeks an unpaid intern to focus on the event production needs associated with the Seattle Mini Maker Faire. The intern would work collaboratively within the Events Department and commit 12-20 hours per week. The intern must be available to work the entire Seattle Mini Maker Faire (August 18 and 19), as well as load-in on August 17.

The internship will give the intern a glimpse into the inner-workings of the work needed to execute a large-scale public museum event.  With thousands of attendees, 100+ vendors, high-profile speakers, and a wide-array of family-friendly activities, the 2017 Seattle Mini Maker Faire proved a huge success. We hope to continue to build upon that success in 2018. Ideal candidates would have an interest in event production and public programming.


  • Develop floor plans and event maps
  • Process internal paperwork to determine event staffing needs
  • Source rental equipment
  • Attend and participate in Maker Faire planning meetings, walk-throughs, trainings, etc.
  • Proof signage and work with staff on placement
  • Prepare program materials and supplies
  • On site assistance for load-in/out and the Seattle Mini Maker Faire
  • Provide general event production support at additional select events
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Strengthen communication and customer service skills through diverse interactions with MOPOP staff, Maker Faire community members, museum guests, and volunteers
  • Develop high-level administrative skills associated with analyzing and synthesizing event planning materials (internal event applications, signage requests, maps, etc…)
  • Develop knowledge and skill set to prepare for a large-scale, high-profile event
  • Demonstrate event production and leadership skills during a large-scale and high-profile museum event
  • Gain insight into the inner-workings of MOPOP and working with a busy events team


  • Current college or graduate student with a career interest in event production or public programming
  • Strong skills in word processing, desktop publishing and document production
  • Must have very strong attention to detail
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Track record of working well in a team environment
  • Courteous professional manner
  • Smiling team player, with a pleasant disposition and service orientation
  • Some evening and weekend events may be required
  • Must be able to provide 3 references and pass a background check


Email a cover letter and resume to with the title "Event Production Intern—Seattle Mini Maker Faire."

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.