Metropolitan Waterworks Museum
Boston, MA, USA
Job Posted:
30+ days ago


Title: Exhibit Video Production Intern

Location: Metropolitan Waterworks Museum, 2450 Beacon St., Boston, MA, 02467 (Remote work permitted)

Type/Status: Paid, Part-time, Temporary

Hours and Duration: Approx. 20-25 hours per week over 5-7 months

Compensation: $18 per hour for a maximum of 555 hours. This is a grant-funded internship courtesy of the Hamilton Company Charitable Foundation.

Preferred Start Date: May 3, 2021

Main Project:
Under the supervision of the Manager of Education Services, the intern will research, script, film, edit, and produce a series of high-quality short videos for our permanent exhibit touchscreen kiosks relating to topics like Water and Environmental Science, Water in Our Changing Climate, Water and Modern Public Health issues, and more.
The museum is currently undergoing an effort to connect our historic narratives about the Metropolitan Water System of Boston to modern science and water issues. As we work to upgrade our existing exhibits to include more information on public health and environmental science, these videos will be able to offer visitors an orientation to topics that are not only important in supporting formal education curriculum but are becoming more and more relevant to all our daily lives.
This internship can be conducted in a largely remote format with periodic site visits preferred.

Applicants for the internship should:
Have end to end video production experience; emphasis on experience using video editing software
Have experience creating graphics/using graphic design software (the museum currently uses GIMP for most projects)
Have experience conducting research to inform non-fiction video productions
Be able to break complex narratives and ideas down into understandable concepts, visuals, and analogies
Possess solid writing and speaking skills
Be creative and interested in visual storytelling
Possess an eagerness to learn, adapt, and inspire

Preferred but not required:
Experience working in an educational capacity
Experience working or volunteering with a museum or non-profit organization
Interest in Environmental Science/Climate Science/Public Health/Safe Water Access

All internship applications should include the following:
• Resume/CV (please include graphic design and video editing software you are familiar with)
• Cover Letter
• 2-3 Video Samples of your work
• Contact information for 3 references

Tracy Lindboe, Education Manager: ------------

Please submit your application by April 5th, 2021.