Visitor Services Intern
The Visitor Services Intern works with Marketing & Communications to promote a positive visitor experience. This may include assisting in admissions, addressing visitor inquiries, trouble-shooting issues as they arise, helping complete gift shop orders, and setting up for special programs. This is a fasted-paced position which requires someone detail oriented with the ability to prioritize and multi-task. Thursday evening and Sunday availability requested.
Illinois Holocaust Museum is actively looking for a hospitality student to support group sales/event planning department and our visitor services department. In this internship the student will be exposed to front of the house management and operations and the group sales process from sales through execution.
The overall goal of the collections management internship is to gain an understanding and gather experience in collections management and registration practices within a museum environment. In addition, interns in collections management will learn proper object handling methods, re-housing, and documentation of the collections through cataloging and digitization. Other projects may include research projects within the collection and on policies and procedures.
The Education Intern assists the Education Department with organization, scheduling, and public outreach as the Museum continues to grow and educate the Midwest region about the Holocaust and genocide. The Education Department works with school groups to expand knowledge and understanding of the Holocaust and hosts continued training for teachers who wish to enrich their classroom curriculum. The Department also works closely with survivors who educate students and adult by sharing their personal stories.
The candidate must have or be progressing towards a degree in an Information Technology or related field including Computer Science/Engineering, Technology and Art, or New Media Arts. The I.T. Intern must exhibit a basic knowledge of desktop computing, and willingness to learn.
The Development/Grants Intern will gain experience with grants and special projects to increase the capacity of the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center to secure grant funding from private, corporate and government funders. Working directly with the Associate Director of Development-Public and Private Grants, the Intern will be exposed to foundation research and proposal writing, as well as program planning and management.
The Marketing Intern will work directly with the Vice President of Marketing and Business Development on a variety of projects that support the Museum’s mission through social media, marketing and public relations initiatives.