Volunteer

VOLUNTEER | INTERNSHIPS


VOLUNTEER


Museum volunteers are an integral part of our operations and programming. Our current volunteer needs fall within the following categories:

  • Administration

  • Arts (Crafts, Photography, Graphic Design, Illustration)

  • Collections

  • Community Outreach

  • Events

  • Exhibitions

  • Fundraising / Grant writing

  • Marketing / Public Relations

  • Humane Education

  • Research

  • Web Development


Are you able to lend a helping hand? If so, fill out *VOLUNTEER APPLICATION 2017* and e-mail it to info@theanimalmuseum.com.


INTERNSHIPS


We love interns! Whether you’re looking to enhance your skill set, earn scholastic credit, or want to contribute in a significant way, we want to hear from you.

At The Animal Museum, we’re flexible when it comes to scheduling and hours, and are happy to work with you and your college or university to meet course requirements and your educational goals. Accepted interns volunteer either on-site, remotely or a combination of the two, approximately 10-15 hours a week. Unfortunately, we cannot offer stipends or housing at this time.

To apply for an internship, submit a cover letter, résumé and writing sample by e-mail to info@theanimalmuseum.com.

Current Openings


Research/Exhibits Intern
The accepted intern will work closely with the Museum Team to gather data for the curation of future exhibit(s). Primary responsibilities will include assisting with the development of qualitative research questions, reviewing literature, and conducting interviews.

Requirements:
-Interest in animal protection and/or animal studies
-Experience reading and synthesizing academic material
-Excellent attention to detail, organization, writing, and verbal skills
-Well versed in Microsoft Office software applications
-Ability to work independently
-Self-motivated essential
-Must have own laptop

Collections Intern
Primary responsibilities include collections inventory, cataloging artifacts, conducting research and reporting on historical objects, assisting with featured artifacts in exhibitions, providing general programming support; other projects and duties as assigned.

Requirements:
-Strong interest in history, animal protection and human-animal studies
-Interest in / knowledge of museum database software or collection management
-Comprehension of general / best museum and collections practices
-Excellent attention to detail, organization, writing, and verbal skills
-Photography skills, a plus
-Well versed in Microsoft Office software applications
-Independent and motivated essential
-Intern must also have and use his/her own laptop

Development Intern
Primary responsibilities include: prospective donor research; scripting and submitting grant proposals; developing innovative fundraising ideas and programs; creating, writing and editing development materials (web, print); assisting with special events and programming; other projects and duties as assigned.

Requirements:
-Interest in human-animal studies
-Previous experience in development, grant writing and/or fundraising preferred
-Excellent attention to detail and organization
-Excellent communication skills (written, oral)
-Ability to effectively use and conduct internet research
-Well-versed in Microsoft Office software applications
-Independent and self-motivated essential

Education Intern
Primary responsibilities include historical research and reporting; drafting educational text and features for website, including biographies; provide general programming support; other projects and duties as assigned.

Requirements:
-Strong interest in history and human-animal studies
-Excellent attention to detail, organization, writing, and verbal skills
-Well versed in Microsoft Office software applications
-Ability to work independently
-Self-motivated essential

Humane Education Intern
Primary responsibilities include researching and drafting educational text geared towards children for the Museum website, including biographies; generating downloadable and/or printable resources for kids, caretakers and teachers; assisting with humane education programming; providing general programming support; other projects and duties as assigned.

Requirements:
-Strong interest in history and human-animal studies
-Ability to think and write engagingly for a young audience
-Past humane education experience or work experience with children is a plus
-Excellent attention to detail, organization, writing, and verbal skills
-Well versed in Microsoft Office software applications
-Ability to work independently
-Self-motivated essential
-An artistic background (photography, graphic design, illustration) is beneficial, but not required

Graphic Arts/ Illustration Intern
Primary responsibilities include collaborating with staff on the Museum’s print and web design needs, such as brochures, posters, signage, on-line exhibits, merchandise, and printable resources (e.g. - coloring pages) for kids.

Requirements:
-Interest in human-animal studies
-Excellent attention to detail
-Demonstrable understanding of and skill in design, layout, color, and typography
-Strong command of design in terms of education, communication and marketing
-Ability to work independently
-Self-motivated essential
-Must provide a small sample portfolio when submitting a résumé

Videographer
Intern/volunteer videographers to shoot videos for our upcoming exhibits and ongoing projects. If you love animals, enjoy museums, and would like to get some great experience, then this is the perfect opportunity for you. Please know your way around a camera, lights, and audio gear. Must be comfortable shooting interviews and B-roll.

The museum is largely staffed by volunteers. While there is no pay for these shoots, rewards include access to all museum events and exhibits, and the opportunity to be creative in a very supportive environment.

Here are some samples of videos from previous exhibits:
http://vimeo.com/82981175
http://vimeo.com/82979090

Video Editor
Intern/volunteer editors cut videos for upcoming exhibits and ongoing projects. If you love animals, enjoy museums, and would like to get some great experience, then this is the perfect opportunity for you. Please be familiar with picture editing, as well as minor audio mixing. Editors will be cutting on their own systems under the guidance of museum staff.

The museum is largely staffed by volunteers. While there is no pay for these videos, rewards include access to all museum events and exhibits, and the opportunity to be creative in a very supportive environment.

Here are some samples of videos from previous exhibits:
http://vimeo.com/82981175
http://vimeo.com/82979090
The Animal Museum
421 Colyton Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
1-323-928-2652

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