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Employer: 
Lucile M. Wright Air Museum
Website: 
wrightairmuseum.org
Semester: 
Fall
Spring
Summer
Type: 
Ongoing
Job Description: 

The Lucile M. Wright Air Museum currently seeks an intern to assist with developing, promoting, and presenting planetarium shows. Intern will learn and further gain knowledge of basic astronomy and space science. Intern will also develop presentation and promotion skills.

Requirements: 

Applicants should have:

  • Basic knowledge of astronomy or willingness to learn
  • Basic knowledge of space science or willingness to learn
  • Computer and research skills
  • Working knowledge of projection system
  • Public speaking, outreach, and phone skills
  • Ability to work with individuals with special needs
Responsibilities: 

Intern will:

  • Research planetarium shows available, both free and ones that require a license
  • Help evaluate shows appropriate for the planetarium
  • Develop shows using software available
  • Develop and/or use hands‐on activities that relate to planetarium shows offered
  • Learn and help operate the “Mars Yard”
  • Contact organizations to promote the planetarium and space science programs 
  • Work on press releases for newspapers and online news
  • Work on public service announcements for radio and TV
  • Contact schools and other groups to promote and invite them to shows
  • Present planetarium shows during the day and assist planetarium director with public shows
  • Help with fundraising and grant writing
  • Attend board meetings to present progress and goals
Hours per Week: 
9 hours/week
Days/Hours Intern is Needed: 

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Salary: 
Unpaid
Zip Code: 
14701

To apply for this internship, please contact the Office of Experiential Learning at 716.338.1381 or use this contact form.