Program Materials Management

Program Materials Management Internship

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

To apply for an internship:

In your cover letter please be sure to tell us which internship(s) you’re interested in, why you’d like to work with us, and how your particular skills, experience, and interests fit with our mission.

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