Program Materials Management Internship – Not Currently Accepting

In collaboration with the Creative Education Team, the Creative Education Materials Management Intern will help to coordinate, organize and maintain materials used in creative hands-on learning activities for people of all ages, and will assist with the development of systems for improving the PCCR education function. All Creative Education interns assist with hands-on programming on an as-needed basis. Substantial weekend availability is desired for any internship period. For summer internships, must be available to assist with the Three Rivers Arts Festival.

Learning Opportunities:

  • Develop skills in organization, communication, and process improvement
  • Demonstrate your talent for creating order out of chaos
  • Learn about nonprofit operations
  • Practice creative problem solving and fine art skills
  • Gain experience with educational program development
  • Collaborate with a playful, creative, hard-working team
  • Learn best practices from experienced teaching artists

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the design, planning and preparation of creative reuse education activities
  • Assist with the organization and maintenance of supplies, materials, and tools for education programs, and with the continuous improvement of storage and materials management systems.
  • Develop and maintain program materials management information systems
  • Assist with in-house program evaluation, from the perspective of materials management

For Specific Events:

  • Pack and weigh materials and tools before event
  • Set up and/or break down creative activities at event
  • Welcome and interact with event participants of all ages
  • Maintain a clean, attractive, and well-organized workspace
  • Create signage, displays, and project prototypes
  • Prevent injury and accidents
  • Help inspire and assist participants
  • Unpack, weigh, and organize materials upon following event
  • Serve as an ambassador for Creative Reuse and answer questions about our history, mission, how to donate, and general shop and program information

Qualifications:

  • Must have state and federal clearances for working with children
  • Art and/or craft skills and familiarity with materials
  • Creative problem solving abilities
  • Passion for the environment, art, education and community engagement
  • Great people skills
  • A knack for organizing materials and maintaining systems
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent completion skills: can thoroughly finish a project and know how to wrap up all loose ends
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds
  • Passion for the environment, art, education and community engagement
  • Willingness to learn
  • Must feel comfortable asking questions when they arise