Jobs & Internships

Job Opportunities

ACCOUNTANT ASSISTANT

The Accounting Assistant is a key member of the finance team and assists with the accounting operations of the Museum, including but not limited to accounts receivable processing, membership reconciliation, staff reports and other accounting and data management as needed. The Accounting Assistant works with the Controller, along with the Executive Director, to assist with the operation of the finance department and reporting as needed by the Finance Committee. Bachelor’s Degree in accounting or business administration, or equivalent accounting/business experience, with a minimum of three years of experience preferred (nonprofit experience helpful). Strong written and verbal communication skills a must. Demonstrated experience working in a finance department and managing project/program budgets. Ability to anticipate needs and balance multiple projects simultaneously in order to meet Museum deadlines. Some evening and weekend hours are necessary in order to meet the needs of this position. Other duties as assigned. This is a part-time position, and the Museum is a EOE employer. To apply, please forward a cover letter and resume to tricia@emuseum.org. No phone calls please.

HISTORY INTERN PROGRAM

 

This unique opportunity is designed to give university students an introduction to curatorial work at a mid-size, general museum. The successful candidate will work directly with the Museum’s curator of history. The emphasis of the internship is the history exhibition process. Students will gain experience in exhibition research, exhibition prep work, and exhibition installation. Students will also be introduced to collection management work including the acquisition process, the cataloguing process and collection research.

The successful intern should be familiar with basic historic research techniques, have the ability to accomplish varied tasks and have the ability to work both in a team setting and independently.

This internship is non-paying and requires a minimum of 150 hours for completion, generally completed 10-15 hours per week. Hours for interns will be scheduled in a period from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter detailing what they would like to obtain from an internship to Tom Lonnberg at the Evansville Museum at lonnberg@emuseum.org.

SCIENCE GRAPHICS INTERNSHIP

Applications are open for Spring and Summer 2017.

This is a unique opportunity for individuals who are interested in a computer graphics practicum. While the program is geared towards current students at the junior or senior level of a university program, any interested person is encouraged to apply. This internship is non-paying.

The primary responsibility of the Science Graphics Intern will be to assist the Director of Science Experiences with the creation of content at the region’s only digital planetarium, the Koch Immersive Theater. The Museum’s Koch Immersive Theater utilizes a highly capable Digistar 5 software system to present astronomical presentations, scientific visualizations, and giant screen movies on a 40 foot domed projection screen. Tasks will be assigned based on the department’s needs and the intern’s specific skill set, interests, and goals but may include: programming development, the creation of graphics and multimedia for use in the planetarium dome, 3D modeling, script enhancement for existing planetarium shows, sound recording, organizing materials, etc. No previous knowledge of astronomy, or the operation of a digital planetarium is required; however, a thorough knowledge of Windows ÿ and the Adobe Creative Suite is compulsory.  Fluency with one or more of the following tools, such as Maya, 3DS Max, and Blender is required. In this internship you will have the opportunity to gain valuable job knowledge and work in a highly creative environment with skilled professionals. Specific tasks and a schedule will be decided on a case by case basis to meet the needs of both the department and the intern.

Interested individuals in are encouraged to apply. Not all applicants may be accepted, and all interns must successfully pass a criminal background check. Applicants should send a resume and cover letter either by mail or email detailing any previous experience and desired internship outcomes to Mitch Luman 411 SE Riverside Drive, Evansville, IN 47713.  Questions about internship may be directed to mluman@emuseum.org

 

EDUCATION DEPARTMENT INTERN PROGRAM

Applications are open for Spring and Summer 2017.

This is a unique opportunity for individuals interested in an educational practicum.  While the program is geared towards current students at the junior or senior level of a university program, any interested person is encouraged to apply.  This internship is non-paying.

The primary responsibility of the Education Intern will be to assist the Curator of Education with tasks within the education department.  Tasks will be assigned based on the department’s needs and the intern’s specific skill set, interests, and goals, but may include program development, facilitating programs, developing education resources, working with visitors of a variety of ages, marketing, working with teaching collection items, researching topics, organizing materials, etc.  Specific tasks and schedule will be decided on a case by case basis to meet the needs of both the department and the intern.

Individuals interested in education (formal and non-formal), science, history, and/or art are encouraged to apply. Not all applicants may be accepted, and all interns must successfully pass a criminal background check. Applicants should send a resume and cover letter detailing any previous experience and desired internship outcomes to Karen Malone at karen@emuseum.org or 411 SE Riverside Dr, Evansville, IN 47713.

 

REGISTRATION INTERN PROGRAM

This is a unique opportunity for Archaeology, Anthropology, Art History, History and Studio Art majors for an educational practicum. Qualified applicants will be current students at the junior or senior level of a university program. Graduate students and recent graduates will be considered.

The Registration Internship Program prepares students for the challenges of working with a museum collection. Interns have the opportunity to work with new acquisitions as well as large collections within the permanent collection. Each internship is a unique experience based on current projects within the museum and will generally include: training on proper art and object handling, database management, object care and storage, condition reporting, exhibition preparation, art installation and packing.

This internship is non-paying and requires a minimum of 150 hours for completion, generally completed 12-15 hours per week. Hours for interns will be scheduled during the registrar’s regular working hours, Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter detailing what they would like to obtain from an internship with the Evansville Museum to Liz Fuhrman Bragg at liz@emuseum.org.