Museums Victoria – In conjunction with Monash Climate Change Communications Research Hub

Organisation Name: Museums Victoria
Position Title: Sciences/Exhibitions Internship
Location: Museums Victoria
No. of places available: 1
Suitable Discipline/s: The ideal candidate will be third year student enrolled in sciences, social sciences or humanities

About the Organisation
Museums Victoria is Australia’s largest public museum organisation. Museum Victoria’s origins date back to 1854, with the founding of the National Museum of Victoria and the establishment, in 1870, of the Industrial and Technological Museum of Victoria (later known as the Science Museum of Victoria). By proclamation of the Museums Act 1983 (Vic.), these two institutions were amalgamated to form what is known today as Museum Victoria, governed by the Museums Board of Victoria. In 1996, Museum Victoria took over custodianship of the World Heritage listed Royal Exhibition Building.

We present long-term and temporary exhibitions at three venues: Melbourne Museum, the Immigration Museum and Scienceworks. These exhibitions are core to our cultural and scientific programs for the people of Victoria and visitors from interstate and overseas.

About the Internship
Starting Date:  Winter 19 June to August 2017
Duration: Over 4 months
Required days: To be negotiated

Role Description:
The Sciences/ Exhibitions Winter 2017 student placement includes a focus on the following activities:

  • Science exhibition development
  • Stakeholder engagement

The student project undertaken will have set objectives to be completed during the placement. The scope of work will include involvement in planning and research for an exhibition on current environmental challenges and the changing relationships between humans and nature in the Anthropocene. During the placement, the student will also be exposed to collections and core museum programs through activities such as attendance at relevant meetings, workshops or spending time with staff from across the organisation. This broadening experience will enhance the student’s understanding of the various specialists and stakeholders involved in an exhibition development process. Students with an interest in climate change and the environment and ways to communicate and engage with the public should consider this position.

Applications may only be considered if the following criteria are met:

  • the candidate is currently in the second or subsequent year of a university/college course;
  • the placement is a requirement of a unit/course, and is authorised by the university/college;
  • the university/college provides public liability insurance for the student whilst on placement; and
  • must be available to participate in a project activity from 12 to 14 July 2017

How to Apply

1) Contact Museums Victoria directly by e-mail edplacement@museum.vic.gov.au to apply for this opportunity.  Submit the following:

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Indication of availability
  • Two referees

2) You will then need to apply for a “Self-Sourced” Internship. 

Please follow the step-by-step guide on how to apply for  ATS3129 Arts Internship.

Applications closing date: 08 June, 2017