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These college student positions are supported, in part, by: IU Credit Union

"Thank you for making me part of the WonderLab team! I cannot adequately express how much I appreciate the time you took to help me grow and how much I learned from this experience."

"I have definitely learned more while working at WonderLab than from my four years of classes at IU!"

Employment

College Students

College assistant at Visitor Services photoSemester and summer part-time positions are available either as a work-study job (current starting rate of $8.50/hr), an internship paid by stipend, or for course credit. Some positions also are available as unpaid internships. Check with the listed supervisor for which options apply to a particular position and the commitment of hours per week. Internships for course credit must be approved by the student’s school or department.
Other benefits:

  • A WonderLab membership at the Dual Level for the student "+ guest" that provides free admission to WonderLab and reciprocal free admission to more than 350 science centers worldwide for a year
  • A 20% discount in the museum gift store
  • Substantive work that can build your portfolio in your field
  • Free food, often homemade, in the break room
  • A "home away from home" friendly atmosphere off campus in Bloomington

Apply Online NowSend a separate email to the supervisor specifying whether you're applying for a summer position or for the 2015-2016 academic year. 

  • Animal Care Interns: Open Academic Year 2015-2016

    Multiple positions supervised by Aleisha Kropf
    Provide animal care and feeding, assist with habitat maintenance, and aid in the research and development of animal demonstrations and interpretive materials. Typical commitment is six to ten hours per week. Applicant should have interest in biology and animals with weekend availability. This position is available to applicants with work-study funding or as an unpaid internship. Write to supervisor for full position description.

  • Birthday Party Assistant: Open Summer 2015 (weekends) and later

    Multiple positions supervised by Andrea Oeding
    Oversee positive birthday party experience for children and their families. Responsibilities include greeting guests, assisting family with set up and clean up, and leading party science activity. Applicant should have experience working with children and adults and must have weekend availability. Write to supervisor for full position description.

  • Camp Director Assistant: Filled for Summer 2015

    One position supervised by Colleen Couper
    Assists the director with all administrative tasks. Responsibilities include helping to buy, pack and set up camp supplies, helping with check in of campers, and helping to supervise interns. Must be available from May through July, have reliable transportation, have outstanding organizational skills, and be comfortable relating to adults and children. This position is supported by the Al Ruesink College Internship Program. Write to supervisor for full position description.

  • Camp Recreation and Safety Intern: Filled for Summer 2015

    One position supervised by Colleen Couper
    The intern is involved in all aspects of the summer science enrichment camp and is primarily responsible for maintaining a safe camp environment both indoors and on the playground. The intern is also responsible for supervising campers during the evening extended day care. Must be available Monday through Friday from 11:15 am – 5:15 pm during camp weeks, have reliable transportation, and be comfortable relating to adults and children. This position is supported by the Al Ruesink College Internship Program. Write to supervisor for full position description.

  • Camp Recreation and Technology Intern: Filled for Summer 2015

    One position supervised by Colleen Couper
    The intern is involved in all aspects of the summer science enrichment camp and is primarily responsible for coordinating with program partners to assist them with technology. The intern also is responsible for supervising campers during the morning extended day care and also on the playground during the lunch hour. Must be available Monday through Friday from 7:45 am - 1:45 pm during camp weeks, have reliable transportation, be comfortable setting up and troubleshooting AV project equipment and laptop computer (Mac and Windows), have outstanding organizational skills, and be comfortable relating to adults and children. This position is supported by the Al Ruesink College Internship Program. Write to supervisor for full position description.

  • Coordinator of WonderCamp Interns: Filled for Summer 2015

    One position supervised by Jeanne Gunning
    Oversee the selection, camp experience, and recognition of high school summer interns. Responsibilities include handling inquiries, screening applicants, coordinating with camp director on interns' roles, supervising and mentoring interns at camp, managing the evaluation and recognition of interns' performance, and maintaining records. Must be available from May through July, have reliable transportation and be proficient in use of Word and Excel. Applicant should have experience working with teens and volunteers. This position is supported by the Al Ruesink College Internship Program. Write to supervisor for full position description.

  • Development Intern: Open Fall 2015 and later

    One position supervised by Alison Pitt
    Minimum 10 hours per week. Work closely with the Development Team to interact closely with fundraising contacts, help plan the September gala event, research donor prospects, assist with our major giving and planned giving programs, write and/or edit grant applications, strategize new solicitation methods, and help with administrative tasks as assigned. Applicant must have car and should have strong interest in special event planning, excellent communication skills, excellent attention to detail and accuracy, and be proficient in Word and Excel. Graphics experience a plus. Undergraduate or graduate student in management, public/nonprofit management, or other applicable major preferred. Write to supervisor for full position description.

  • Exhibits Intern: NO OPENINGS

    Multiple positions supervised by Jeremy Stone
    No openings at this time.

  • Gallery Assistant: Open Summer 2015 and later

    One position supervised by Mike Voyles
    Position available with work-study funding or for course credit. Get broad experience working in a museum in the areas of Gallery Operations (including WonderGarden), Programs, and Volunteers. Applicant should enjoy interacting with people of all ages and backgrounds, be proficient using basic computer software, and have experience in at least one of these areas: gardening, interpretation, natural science or education. Must be available 8-12 hours per week. Write to supervisor for full position description.

  • Garden Intern: Open Summer 2015 and later

    One position supervised by Mike Voyles
    Position available with work-study funding or for course credit. Maintain the WonderGarden with support from master gardeners and coordinate with local service organizations on garden work days. Plan and lead interpretive activities for visitors that highlight natural science and sustainable living practices. Applicant should have garden experience. Interpretive experience is preferred. Must be available at least 12 hours per week. Write to supervisor for full position description.

  • Graphic Design Assistant: Open Academic Year 2015-2016

    One position supervised by Louise Schlesinger
    10-12 hours per week. Position available with work-study funding or stipend or for course credit. Work as part of the Markting Team to help maintain WonderLab's brand in print and online. Typical opportunities include designing program posters, print and online advertisements, website and social media graphics, banners and signs, special event invitations and other materials, quarterly member/donor newsletter, brochures, etc. Applicant should have high level of expertise with Adobe Suite software and ability to meet deadlines. Graphic design majors (jr, sr. BFA candidates) and those with IDS graphic experience preferred. Write to supervisor for full position description.

  • Marketing Multimedia Assistant: Open Academic Year 2015-2016

    One position supervised by Louise Schlesinger
    Position available with work-study funding or stipend or for course credit. Work as part of the Marketing Team to create visual content for WonderLab's website, social media sites, and print materials. Responsibilities include producing video content for online marketing channels, managing WonderLab's You Tube channel, photographing visitors and events, and maintaining image archives. Applicant must demonstrate experience in these skills, have own digital camera and video equipment, and be able to meet deadlines. Telecommunications majors (jr, sr) with a concentration in design and production preferred. Must be available at least 10 hours per week, including some evening and weekend hours.  Write to supervisor for full position description.

  • Online Marketing Assistant: Open Academic Year 2015-2016

    One position supervised by Louise Schlesinger
    Position available with work-study funding or stipend or for course credit. Work as part of the Marketing Team to maintain and project WonderLab's positive brand, help plan and implement marketing campaigns to increase museum visitors, and help plan and support specific campaigns in coordination with other museum staff. The Marketing Intern’s responsibilities focus on analyzing and optimizing use of online channels, including the website and social media (with a current emphasis on the Facebook platform). The intern will monitor and report on analytics, track social mentions, update WonderLab’s strategic social marketing plan and best practices handbook, and conduct research on options to improve WonderLab's current website and e-channels. The position may involve conducting other market research, content creation, and administrative tasks as assigned. Business students with appropriate coursework in marketing/technology/analytics and Informatics students with demonstrated experience in the areas of responsibility preferred. Must be available at least 10 hours per week. Write to supervisor for full position description.

  • Membership Assistant: Open Summer 2015 and later

    One position supervised by Esther Smail
    Position available with work-study funding or for course credit. Help build and maintain WonderLab's membership base. Responsibilities include processing mailings, updating membership database and files, and conducting projects as assigned. Applicant should have the ability to learn new skills and be detail oriented. Applicant who can commit to fall and spring semesters are preferred. Must be available at least 8 hours per week. Write to supervisor for full position description.

  • Science Program Assistant: NO OPENINGS

    Multiple positions supervised by Staci Radford-Vincent
    Position available with work-study funding or for course credit. Help provide a rich selection of science programs. Responsibilities include developing and implementing new programs and helping develop and implement ongoing series programs for children and others. Applicant should have experience working with children and adults, be able to research ideas and meet deadlines, and have excellent attention to detail. Students in the sciences or with programs experience preferred. Must be available at least 10 hours per week. Write to supervisor for full position description.

  • Visitor Services Assistant: Openings Available  

    Multiple positions supervised by Jennifer Jenkins
    Be part of a Visitor Services Team at the welcome desk which provides a friendly, warm greeting to museum visitors. Responsibilities include assisting guests with their needs, helping managers with administrative tasks, and handling admissions, memberships, and gift store sales. Applicants should have retail or customer service experience and the ability to learn museum's POS system. Write to supervisor for full position description.

  • Volunteer Services Assistant: Open Academic Year 2015-2016

    Multiple positions supervised by Jeanne Gunning
    Be part of the Volunteer Services Team, which provides a welcoming atmosphere for museum volunteers. Responsibilities include greeting volunteers, scheduling, assisting with volunteer training, and maintaining database records. Applicants must have Friday and/or weekend availability,  and  should have demonstrated ability to learn new skills and be detail oriented. Those who have previous volunteer experience preferred. Write to supervisor for full position description.

If you have been awarded work-study funding and have been hired for such a position at WonderLab, you may contact Mary Sommer with questions regarding required documents and procedures for getting paid.