2022 Planetarium Internship

Company Name: 

Anchorage Museum


625 C Street
Anchorage, AK 99501

Contact Name: 

Virginia Griffith





Job Description: 

Anchorage Museum

2022 Planetarium Internship Opportunities

The Anchorage Museum’s mission is to be a museum for people, place, planet, and potential, in service of a sustainable and equitable North, with creativity and imagination for what is possible. We welcome diverse perspectives, recognize all are enriched when a diversity of voices, viewpoints, and skills are included and engaged in the work we do, and are committed to creating an anti-racist, fully inclusive organization.


WHEN:       2022 Spring Semester: Jan. 2022 – May 2022


Work schedule will be approximately 16 hours a week, with minimum shift lengths of 4 hours, and could include working afternoons, nights, and weekends. Friday availability preferred.

WHERE:     The Thomas Planetarium and Discovery Center at Anchorage Museum, in beautiful Anchorage, Alaska.

WHAT:        The Anchorage Museum is seeking an enthusiastic applicant for the Spring Semester (Jan – May) 2022 school year. This internship position is funded by the Anchorage Museum Association.

The intern will spend time on the floor interacting with museum visitors and engaging with the public in the Thomas Planetarium and Discovery Center. Opportunities and training may include developing and facilitating educational experiences, with a focus on the Thomas Planetarium. The intern will receive training and support to lead programs independently, including but not limited to large scale public moments such as Planetarium shows and science labs. Interns are expected to perform basic exhibit upkeep/maintenance, follow opening/closing procedures, and provide general cleaning of the Discovery Center and Thomas Planetarium.

                  The intern will work on two planetarium related projects during the spring semester: a multimedia promotional trailer to use in the planetarium while visitors are waiting for shows to start and a hands-on activity to use for a Movie & Making group program. Both projects are expected to be completed by the end of the internship. Intern will collaborate with and receive training and support from the Planetarium Director & Science Education Manager. The intern will help to develop and further upgrade planetarium programs and earth and space science labs.

                  The intern will be supported in development of a variety of professional skills including public presentation, program design, and html scripting.

                  Internship recipients will receive a stipend of $2,500 for the spring semester. Housing, benefits and transportation are not provided.

WHO:         Applicants must be at least 18, must be computer literate, must have a passion for science, and may be a current student or a recent graduate in Science, Education, Museum Studies, Art, History, Native Studies or related field. Previous experience with informal teaching is preferred, but not required. Previous experience with computer programming, specifically html, is preferred, but not required.


Applications may be found on our website at https://www.anchoragemuseum.org/about-us/employment. Please include a cover letter describing your interest in this opportunity and your resume’. Please note a background check will be required for successful applicants. All resumes must be accompanied by a completed application.

DEADLINE: December 31, 2021