Lutz Children's Museum

​AGENCY:        
LUTZ CHILDREN'S MUSEUM
247 South Main Street               
Manchester, CT 06040              
 
INTERNSHIP CONTACT:  Joanna Snyder, 860-643-0949 x13,  jsnyder@lutzmuseum.org
 
AGENCY FUNCTION:  The Lutz Children's Museum is a small museum located in Manchester, Connecticut. It was founded by a local art teacher, Hazel Lutz, over fifty years ago. Our museum features three major exhibit galleries: "Main Street Manchester in 1943," "Farm Life in 1903," and our permanent collection of live animals. The Lutz is unique in that it holds a large collection of historical and cultural artifacts. The mission of the Lutz Children's Museum is to be a catalyst for educational experiences, create a dynamic environment, and serve as a unique community resource.  The Museum provides learning and enrichment opportunities for children and families through hands-on exhibits, classes, resource lessons, and special events.  Please visit http://www.lutzmuseum.org/ for more information.
 
INTERN ACTIVITIES:  Opportunities at the Lutz Children's Museum are endless.  Our staff is willing to modify internships to meet the individual needs of qualified applicants. The following are a sample of available internships.
 
Humanities/Arts Programs Intern: This position involves working with children in local elementary schools and at the museum. The intern will design and implement educational programming in the humanities (history, world cultures) or arts (art, music, dance, theater) spanning grades K through 6. Qualifications: Interns should be currently enrolled in or have completed a four-year degree program in education, history, anthropology, or the arts and have experience working with children.
Animal Programs/Care Intern: This position involves working with children in local elementary schools and at the museum. The intern will design and implement educational programming using live animals spanning grades K through 6. Interns may also be involved in providing quality animal care. Qualifications: Interns should be enrolled in or have completed a four-year degree program in biology, animal/environmental sciences or a related field and have experience working with children and a variety of animals.
Science Programs Intern: This position involves working with children in local elementary schools and at the museum. The intern will design and implement educational programming in the physical or natural sciences or environmental/outdoor education, spanning grades K through 6. Qualifications: Interns should be enrolled in or have completed a four-year degree program in general sciences and have experience working with children.

Early Childhood Programs Intern – This position involves working with toddler, preschool, and lower-elementary aged children at the museum.  The intern will design and implement gallery programs and conduct tours.  Interns may also assist with planning and teaching museum preschool classes or exhibit maintenance.  Qualifications:  Interns should be currently enrolled in or have completed a degree program in early childhood or elementary education and have experience working with children.

Collections Intern This position involves working with our collection of historical, cultural, art, or natural history artifacts.  The intern will be involved with researching and documenting artifacts, preparing to move the collection, and finding placements for newly deaccessioned items in other public institutions.  Qualifications:  Interns should be currently enrolled in or have completed a four-year degree program in history, anthropology, art, art history, or a related field.

Languages Intern – This position includes translating museum information (pamphlets, brochures, signs, etc.) into other languages (Spanish, French, Chinese, etc.) for museum visitors.  Qualifications: Interns should be currently enrolled in or have

completed a degree in a foreign language program, or be fluent in a foreign language.

Director’s Intern – This position involves working directly with the director on marketing and development projects.  Qualifications:  Interns should be currently enrolled in or have completed a degree program in economics, psychology, or a related field.

HOURS PER WEEK:  Variable
 
INTERNSHIP AVAILABLE:  Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
 
STIPEND:  Negotiable