The Thinkery – the new Austin Children’s Museum

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The intern’s primary functions include assisting with the implementation of existing public programs, launching new programs, audience development, evaluation and assessment and working directly with children and families. Additional tasks may include preparing STEAM focused programs, facilitating gallery activities and other learning experiences both on-site and off-site through our community outreach programs.
This internship will provide the student with practical experience teaching and developing curriculum in both the museum and outreach settings. He/she will work with a well-respected informal education institution during a very exciting time of growth and change. For more information about the Thinkery, visit

Current positions include working with our School and Gallery Education


Desired Qualities: 

• Commitment to and enthusiasm for the mission of the Thinkery.
• Strong science, art or education background.
• Experience working directly with young children and the adults in their lives.
• Confidence and competence working with all children and families of all race, gender, and ability.
• Strong interpersonal skills.
• Confidence in working independently, as well as with a team.
• Competency in prioritizing and structuring work tasks and time management.
• Positive attitude and lots of energy.
• Available occasional evenings and weekends.
• Reliable transportation. 

Days and Times: 

Thinkery is open seven days a week and work schedules are flexible but, the bulk of work hours fall between 9am and 5pm on weekdays

Hours Per Week: 
1830 Simond Ave Austin, TX 78723
Contact Name: 
Dana Mahoney
Contact Title: 
Volunteer Coordinator
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