Job Listing: Educational Programs Internship

Job Postings,

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum - Staunton, VA

Closes - April 26, 2024

Position Title - Educational Programs Intern

Compensation - This is a paid internship. 

Job Type - part-time; 10 weeks in Summer 2024 (start and end dates negotiable) 

Apply - Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter outlining their qualifications and interest in the Educational Programs Internship position to Emily Kilgore, Director of Education and Engagement, at ekilgore@woodrowwilson.org. Please include “Educational Programs Internship” in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until April 26, 2024. 

Summary - As an Intern in the Education Department, you will have an important role in designing and executing educational programs aligned with our upcoming exhibit themes. From gallery talks to interactive education stations, you will have the chance to make history come alive for our visitors of all ages. Under the guidance of our experienced team, you will gain valuable skills in museum education, visitor engagement, and program development. This is a paid internship. 

Job Responsibilities -

  • Develop and implement new "Education Stations" activities that provide visitors with engaging and informative experiences related to museum exhibits.
  • Design and deliver 10–20-minute gallery talks on various subjects pertinent to exhibit themes, offering in-depth insights and expanding upon key concepts.
  • Collaborate closely with the Director of Education and Engagement, the Visitor Services Coordinator, and the Curator and Director of Museum Operations to ensure program alignment and effectiveness.
  • Conduct research to inform program content, incorporating primary sources and historical context into educational materials.
  • Assist with other museum initiatives and projects as needed. 

Qualifications -

  • Currently enrolled in or recently graduated from a relevant academic program (e.g., Museum Studies, History, Education, etc.).
  • Passion for history, education, and museum engagement.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Experience with program development or education in a museum setting is preferred but not required. 

Benefits -

  • Hands-on experience in museum program development and implementation.
  • Mentorship from seasoned professionals in the museum field.
  • Opportunity to contribute to enhancing visitor experiences at a respected cultural institution.
  • Academic credit may be available, subject to eligibility and agreement. 

About the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum - The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library is gearing up for an exciting phase as we prepare for new exhibits set to debut in 2026. As part of this endeavor, we are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join our team as a summer intern in our Museum Education department. This internship offers a unique opportunity to contribute to the development and implementation of innovative programs that will enhance the visitor experience and engagement at our museum. 

Join us in shaping the future of museum education and engagement at the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library!