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Programming + Outreach - Maker Faire Internship (Unpaid)

Programming + Outreach - Maker Faire Internship (Unpaid)

Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) in Seattle is seeking an unpaid intern to focus on Seattle Mini Maker Faire.  The intern would work collaboratively within the Public Programming department and commit 12-20 hours per week. Ideal candidates have an interest in museum programming, community engagement, STEAM education, pop culture and the maker movement.  The internship will provide the intern with an immersive public programming experience with a specific focus on the programming of the Seattle Mini Maker Faire.

Reports To: Kwapi Vengesayi, Public Engagement Producer

Position Start Date: late-June

Position End Date: early-September

Time Commitment: 12-20 hours a week, including periodic weekend/evenings depending on programming needs.  Intern would need to commit to attend Seattle Mini Maker Faire on August 19-20 and load-in on August 18

Job Duties

  • Research, data entry/organization, and analysis associated with Maker Faire and pop culture programming
  • Processing internal programming paperwork
  • Acting as the liaison between partner organizations and stakeholders
  • Assistance with grass roots outreach efforts with an emphasis on reaching underserved communities
  • Preparing program materials and supplies
  • Brainstorming and implementing creative activities for Seattle Mini Maker Faire
  • On site assistance for Seattle Mini Maker Faire
  • Other duties as assigned

Learning Opportunities

The intern will learn about the processes and resources involved in developing, marketing, and producing a major weekend festival. The intern will meet and work with various museum staff, as well as have the opportunity to meet members of the maker community.

This is an excellent opportunity for students interested in non-profit public programming, community engagement, event development and planning, marketing, and the maker movement. Interns will acquire hands on experience and get an inside view of museum public programs and major events.  The intern will also have the opportunity to attend or participate in departmental, project team, and all-staff meetings, as well as museum events.

Position Requirements

  • Current college or graduate student pursuing museology, non-profit administration, education, humanities, STEAM education, arts administration, or related field
  • Demonstrated passion for pop culture, education, maker related interests, and STEAM
  • Comfortable with MS Office Applications
  • Some evening and weekend events may be required
  • Must be able to provide 3 references and pass a background check

To Apply: Email a cover letter and resume to with the title “Public Programming + Outreach– Maker Faire Internship