Summary of Position:
NPHM seeks an organized self-starter to join the Public Engagement team. The Museum holds several public programs a year in dynamic and diverse programming that engages public housing residents, housing practitioners, academics, and the general public. From film screenings to storytelling events to policy panels, the role of the Public Engagement Intern will be to assist program staff at the museum to help conceive, plan, and implement successful programs to engage the Museum's myriad audiences. The ideal candidate will have previous experience in public programming, a dynamic and engaging personality, and a strong programming skill set and knowledge base. The Intern will have an opportunity to help lead at least one public program in the Summer and or Fall of 2017.
Major Duties & Responsibilities:
- Execute relevant research projects related to the history of public housing, Chicago history, oral history, etc.
- Research and prepare documents for public programs and other educational materials, as needed
- Conduct logistical research for planning public programs including, but not limited to, venues, catering, and program participant communications
- Perform other administrative tasks related to public programs
- Conceive and implement one signature public program followed by an internship report and assessment to serve as a capstone for the Staff Associate's experience at the NPHM
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Excellent interpersonal skills.
- Excellent organizational skills, problem solving abilities, and an eye for detail
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Energetic team player who works well in collaborative situations.
- Ability to meet deadlines, multi-task and provide effective follow-up with staff and external partners.
- Dependability, accuracy and attention to detail are musts, as are the ability to function independently, as well as in a team environment.
- Excellent Microsoft Office Skills
- Experience with databases is a plus
- Familiarity with public programs and engagement techniques
- Ability to work independently and as a team player; handle multiple tasks at once; adhere to deadline
- Knowledge of public programming venues, logistics, and formats and cultural organizations in Chicago
- Experience using Adobe Acrobat Pro and the Adobe Suite for production of event graphics, flyers, and programs
- Currently attending a postsecondary institution, in a graduate program.
- Be able to work 10 or more hours per week.
- Ability to work between weekday work hours (9 am–5pm) a plus.
This is a paid internship at $15.00/hour.
Approximate Start Date: June 1, 2017
625 North Kingsbury Street
Chicago, IL, US 60654
Start date:June 1, 2017
Hours per week:10