Louisiana Children's Museum

Volunteering and Internships at Louisiana Children’s Museum

Volunteer Opportunities

Are you outgoing, friendly, enthusiastic and dependable? Do you like to play? Volunteer at the Louisiana Children’s Museum and help us build and connect our community through play. LCM volunteers help families to learn and play together, strengthening our community!

Volunteers are an important part of making the Museum such a magical place; they help to enhance the quality of visits for our guests and they also provide the expertise, creativity and manpower needed to plan and implement our special events and educational programs. Volunteering at the LCM can also be a great way to meet people!  It is our goal to provide a volunteer experience that is rewarding to everyone involved.

We accept applications for weekend, Spring Break, and Summer high school volunteers on a rotating basis. All high school volunteers MUST be 15 years old and have completed 9th grade by January 1 to volunteer during the Spring semester and by June 1 to volunteer during the summer months. We also have limited opportunities for college and adult volunteers on some weekdays during the year. Please contact Operations at info@lcm.org or 504.266.2416 for complete guidelines and application information.

Internship Opportunities

Louisiana Children’s Museum offers many exciting part-time internship opportunities, for credit only, in a variety of areas. Traditionally, we have offered internships in Marketing/Public Relations, Development/Special Events, Art Education and Community Outreach Programming. If you are interested in pursuing an internship in any of these areas, please submit current resume and cover letter expressing area of interest and time-frame available to Operations at info@lcm.org.

We are currently looking for:

Special Events Intern. This internship will provide a hands-on opportunity to develop a working knowledge of development and special event/fundraising efforts in a Museum/non-profit setting. The Special Events Intern will be assisting the Special Events Coordinator with all aspects of the Museum’s fundraising events, which include Children’s World’s Fair (March), and CHAIRish the Children (August). The ideal candidate will have excellent organization and communication skills with a proficiency in Microsoft Applications (Word and Excel). This person will assist in all aspects of the event including but not limited to processing ticket purchases, recruiting and confirming volunteers, confirming and organization of sponsors, and offering creativity and resourcefulness when helping to organize events. Hours can vary though there is a minimum requirement of 15 hours per week. It is necessary for the Special Events Intern to have willingness to work flexible hours in response to near, and produced quality work in a close team environment. This position is unpaid. *WE ARE CURRENTLY HIRING FOR FALL/WINTER INTERNS.*

Volunteer Coordinator Intern. The Volunteer intern will assist the Operations Director in the development, organization, and implementation of the Museum’s volunteer and training program. The intern will grow comfortable recruiting, interviewing, and training volunteers of all ages. The position will provide the intern with a hands-on opportunity to develop management skills and a working knowledge a Museum/non-profit setting.This position is unpaid.

Art Educator Intern. The Art Education Intern’s primary responsibility is to teach hands-on art lessons to Museum visitors. The intern is also required to develop, implement and evaluate an original hands-on art lessons, and complete a final museum project to be determined with the Art Educator and Education Director. Past projects have included mural painting, exhibit development and design and administrative projects. The intern works closely with the Art Educator and Education Director. Please submit resume and cover letter to Art Educator, Natalie Tobacyk at ntobacyk@lcm.org. This position is unpaid.

Education Programs Intern. The intern will assist the Education Program Coordinator in the development and implementation of various Museum on site Education programs. The position will provide the intern with a hands-on opportunity to develop a working knowledge of Early Childhood education within a Museum/non-profit setting. Please submit resume and cover letter to Education Director, Christine Neely at cneely@lcm.org  ***Application deadline is February 5. Internship will start March 1*** This position is unpaid.

Applicants must submit current resume, one-page cover letter outlining qualifications and interest in the position, and at least two references/recommendations. Email to Operations at info@lcm.org unless otherwise specified. Please no phone calls.


Submit application materials to:

For more information on volunteer or internship opportunities, call:
(504) 266-2416

Mail:

Volunteer Opportunities
Operations
Louisiana Children’s Museum
420 Julia Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

Email:

info@lcm.org

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