Work closely with KID Museum maker educators to facilitate programming for kids age 4 - 14.

KID Museum Apprentices

High Schoolers: Become an apprentice to our Maker Educators!

This summer, KID Museum is welcoming young makers back and we need your help. Apprentices will have a variety of opportunities including camp assistance, material preparation, and more. As you apply, please be sure to review our COVID-19 Health & Safety Protocols that we are implementing to ensure  a fun and safe summer for staff, apprentices, and students.

Program Highlights:

  • Get trained in Maker Education, STEM programs, and inquiry-based learning
  • Facilitate activities for kids of all ages
  • Gain valuable work experience
  • Earn SSL hours for your work

Program Information

The Basics

  • KID Museum Apprentices work closely with museum educators to facilitate hands-on programming for children ages 4 – 14
  • Apprentices are trained to teach STEM and art-related activities, and learn how to interact with museum visitors
  • Optional professional development sessions in a selected discipline (such as woodworking or 3D printing) are offered throughout the year

Time Commitment

  • Mandatory training sessions before your first shift
  • Fall & Spring: Minimum of 12 hours per month (broken down into 3 shifts)
  • Summer: Minimum of 20 hours per month
  • Minimum of one semester (Spring, Summer, or Fall)
  • During the school year, apprentices work on weekends during regular museum hours
  • In summer, apprentices have the option of being a camp assistant at our weekly camps

Eligibility & Requirements

  • Fall: Rising 10-12th graders encouraged to apply.
  • Spring: All current high school students encouraged to apply.
  • Summer: All current and rising high school students encouraged to apply.
  • Strong interest in working with kids
  • Interest in STEM, art, and creativity

Summer 2021 Positions

  • Camp Assistant (open to Rising 10th grade and above) – Apprentices who sign up to work in-person every day of a specific camp. There will be one Apprentice Assigned to the morning and one assigned to the afternoon. Apprentices must be available during their assigned shift for the entire camp in order to reduce the amount of overall people entering the space each week.
  • Prep Assistant (Open to rising 9th grade and above) – Apprentices will assist staff in preparing materials for camp. Limited contact with campers.
  • Pick Up and Pack (Open to rising 9th grade and above) – Apprentices will pick up materials to pack at home with limited in-person contact.

Apply

Summer 2021

Application Deadline: May 14
Tentative Interview Dates: May 19/20
Tentative Training Dates: June 1/2

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About KID Museum

KID Museum gives kids access to real tools and challenges them to address real-world problems with imagination and heart. Whether experimenting with electronics and robotics, developing an invention to protect the planet, or exploring cultures from around the globe, KID Museum empowers kids to become the creative problem-solvers and changemakers of tomorrow.

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Questions? Email us at apprentice@kid-museum.org.

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