Intern, Theme Day
June 8 - August 12
FLSA Status: Nonexempt/ hourly
Compensation: $11 per hour
Length of Appointment: 10 weeks
Time Commitment: 20-25 hours a week
Position Title: Intern, Theme Day Intern
Department: Community Collaborations
Location: Union Terminal – 1301 Western Ave, Cincinnati, OH, 45203
Reports to: Director of Community Collaborations
Theme Days are an exciting way to bring exhibits, historic events, and particular features on specific dates to life. Theme Days can vary from a festival focused on bugs or fossil or a celebration of cultures and time zones from around the world. Theme Days bring people of all generations together to focus on a specific topic together. Above all, Theme Days are fun! However, Theme Days also take a lot of work. There are event memos to be created, community partners to invite, layouts to be drafted, tables to be sent, posters to create and hang, guests to greet, and so much more. This is a great hands-on internship that will set up the intern up for event planning and execution in the future. This summer we will be focusing on two upcoming Theme Days: Our Shared Story Day & 1940s Day.
Our Shared Story Day (July 2022):
Our Shared Story Day will be a celebration of the temporary featured exhibit sharing its name and 200 Years of Jewish Cincinnati. The exhibit celebrates the lasting influences of Cincinnati’s Jewish community on the city we know today. Jewish influences in Cincinnati have shaped our food, medicine, arts institutions, social justice movements, how we enjoy sports and more.
In the exhibit, guests will discover, or rediscover, the stories of Rabbis Isaac M. Wise and Eliezer Silver, Albert Sabin and Henry Heimlich, the Krohns, Aronoffs and Rosenthals and the birth of Jewish Hospital, Big Brothers, Big Sisters and more. They’ll learn about the traditions behind yarmulkes, dreidels and menorahs and the Jewish connection to baseball’s favorite phrase “going, going, gone!”
The theme day will take the celebration one step further by bringing in community partners, hands-on activities, and more. This intern will assist with the planning and execution of Our Shared Story Day.
1940’s Day (fall of 2022):
1940s Day is a long-standing large living history, fully immersive, annual event put on by Cincinnati Museum Center. Traditionally, there is live music, dancing, musical performances, historical vendors/ displays, lectures, and a vintage car and/or air show. 1940s Day is our single largest crowd generating event of the year. Most guests choose to join in the immersive experience by attending dressed in period clothing. Due to COVID, this will be the first 1940s Day since 2019. The intern will help bring the event back to life from planning to promotion of 1940s Day 2022.
- Work with community partners and with various departments within CMC
- Identifies potential new participants for Our Shared Story Day and 1940s Day
- Develop creative and fun concepts for Our Shared Story Day and 1940s Day
- General office work
- Attend events or meetings as needed
- Current undergraduate student – working towards a degree in history, communications, event planning, education or liberal arts preferred
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Must pass background check
- Self-motivated and disciplined
- Basic knowledge of PC computers
- Able to work independently in a fast-paced museum environment
- Excellent public relations and verbal/written communications skills are essential
- Creative and out-of-box approach to projects and tasks
- Previous museum or marketing experience is a plus
- Event-planning experience is preferred
- May be asked to assist with general community engagement programs, festivals and events
- Candidate must be able to perform occasional lifting of items up to 20 pounds, must be able to set up tables and chairs, and sit or stand for long periods of time up to an hour or more
- Office setting
- Business casual.
- Free admission to all permanent CMC exhibits and access to the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
- Free parking at Cincinnati Museum Center locations
- Discounts at food locations
- Professional development, training opportunities and work experience
This opportunity is possible due to the generous support of CITI Foundation through their Pathways to Progress initiative.