Program Coordinator Intern

REVISED DATE:  09/2017

DEPARTMENT:  Education

REPORTS TO:  Director of Education

STATUS:  Volunteer Intern

                                                                                                                                          

JOB SUMMARY

As a team member of Heritage Hill State Historical Park, you will help build a positive working environment as well as inspire, transform and build our community through exceptional cultural and historic experiences. Under the general supervision of the Park’s Education Coordinator, the Program Coordinator Intern provides principle support and assures seamless functioning of the Education Department.

JOB ACCOUNTABILITIES

The following are essential job accountabilities:

Purpose: The Program Coordinator Intern will assist with all aspects of coordinating schooland public programs. This intern will learn the logistics behind scheduling programs at a historic site, including scheduling times and visits, coordinating supplies for programs, and assisting in the revision and development of old and new programs.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide exceptional customer service to visitors in accordance with the mission of Heritage Hill State Historical Park and department goals.
  • Participate in training of current and new educational programming throughout the park.
  • Assist the Education Coordinator in scheduling programs, while providing recommendations for improving programs.
    • Including, but not limited to streamlining and creating forms for program registration and brainstorming ideas for improving program logistics.
  • Enter school and visitor data in the program database.
  • Assist in preparing supplies and facilities for groups and schools.
  • Develop program enhancements to make visitors’ experiences more memorable and
    enjoyable.

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Be a self-starter and able to work without supervision.
  • Be able to take initiative in problem solving in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Be highly organized with great attention to detail.
  • Meet deadlines while retaining flexibility.
  • Be a cooperative team member.
  • Possess strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Be willing to perform duties as assigned.
  • Communicate effectively with adults and children.
  • Feel comfortable wearing period clothing.

The Length of Appointment: Semester-long or year-long in accordance with school internship
policies.

Time Commitment: In accordance with intern’s school schedule and school internship
policies; minimum of 20 hours per week up to 40 hours per week.

Qualifications: High school degree or equivalent required. Must be pursuing a degree in
history, education, museum studies, design, or other related field.

Support: This position reports to the Restoration and Maintenance Department, but will also
work closely with the Education Department.

Age Requirement: None

Dress Code: Business casual

Heritage Hill State Park

Heritage Hill State Historical Park is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We are a living history state park devoted to the preservation of our buildings and artifacts and the interpretation of the history of Northeastern Wisconsin and its people. The Park opened in 1977 on a 54 acre site with 24 historical and reproduction buildings representing the early history of Northeastern Wisconsin from 1672 to 1940.