Internship + Employment Opportunities

The Visitor Services Associate serves as the point person for visitors to the museum, assisting them with transactions, informing them of upcoming programs and events, and promoting the membership program. The Visitor Services Associate completes administrative tasks including preparation of daily deposits, responding to phone and email inquiries, and processing mail. This is a part-time, non-exempt position.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES 
• Welcome visitors and familiarize them with the facility, current exhibitions, and upcoming programs and events.
• Promote membership to visitors by informing them of member benefits and explaining the membership program.
• Assist visitors with class registration, ticket purchases, opening and renewing memberships, and gift shop sales.
• Answer phones, direct calls, take messages and maintain voicemail.
• Process financial transactions at the front desk and prepare daily receipts.
• Process mail and respond to email correspondence sent to the organization’s general inbox.
• Assist at events in a variety of capacities including event setup and teardown, visitor check-in, and helping with basic programming.
• Observe visitors in the gallery in order to protect the artwork.
• Maintain the appearance of the gallery and information areas.
• Process reservations and tour bookings.
• Assist with office administrative duties as required.
• Assist with special projects and other duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
• High school diploma
• Strong customer service skills including great written and oral communication skills.
• Experience with cash handling and cashier responsibilities preferred.
• Computer literacy including MS Office and the ability to learn new programs.
• Excellent attention to detail.
• An interest in the arts desired.
• A willingness and ability to receive and give direction in a collaborative, team-oriented environment.

The Trout Museum of Art’s mission is to excite the community about the visual arts. The activities which allow The Trout Museum of Art to fulfill its mission include exhibitions, educational programming, and special events such as Art at the Park, Light Up Appleton.

This is an exciting opportunity for an undergraduate student looking to get hands-on experience working as part of a
nonprofit organization. The Arts Education Intern will assist the Education Coordinator offering educational programming and coordinating camps and classes.

COMMITMENT
Flexible, but preferably 15 hours per week

DUTIES MAY INCLUDE
Duties are in no particular order. As the semester progresses, education priorities may change. All responsibilities will be under the supervision of the Education Coordinator.

  • Teach art projects to children during free community events
  • Art studio and storage maintenance, organization, and inventory tracking
  • Education programming preparation
  • Assist artist instructors, as needed
  • Assist with curriculum modification, as needed
  • Assist with data collection and research in support of the education strategic plan
  • Other responsibilities as requested by the Education Coordinator

REQUIREMENTS

  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or associate degree program
  • Professional work ethic, self-starter, and flexible nature
  • Familiarity with the city of Appleton
  • Strong writing skills and attention to detail
  • An arts or education background is preferred

GOALS OF THE INTERNSHIP
The Arts Education Internship will provide experience to undergraduate students pursuing degrees in, but not limited to,museum studies, education, and art. In addition, you will be involved in community events and will network with a wide variety of leaders in the fine arts, education, and museum fields.

BENEFITS
Please note, this internship is unpaid. However, Arts Education Interns will:

  • Gain hands-on experiences in the downtown Appleton fine arts community
  • Meet and work with professional artists
  • Experience working for a non-profit
  • May receive academic credit for their time (adjustments to the internship can be made to meet the requirements
    of your academic institution)

TO APPLY
Email a resume to Marci Hoffman, Education Coordinator, at mhoffman@troutmuseum.org. In the subject line state Arts Education Intern.

This is an exciting opportunity for a college student looking to get hands-on experience working as part of a
nonprofit organization. The Digital Marketing Intern will assist the Marketing Manager promote the museum, its
exhibits, events, classes, and camps utilizing search engine optimization, social media, and traditional media.

COMMITMENT
Flexible, but preferably 15 – 20 hours per week

DUTIES MAY INCLUDE

  • Supports the execution of social media management, public relations, and brand strategies
  • Assist in writing, proofing, and editing content across digital & traditional channels
  • Execute marketing campaigns in digital properties while tracking results
  • Assists in shooting and uploading photos/videos to various channels
  • Update website and email communications with content and images

REQUIREMENTS

  • Currently enrolled in an associates or undergraduate degree program
  • Professional work ethic, self-starter, and flexible nature
  • Familiarity with the city of Appleton
  • Strong writing skills and attention to detail
  • Interest in the arts, public relations, or marketing
  • Experience in social media marketing, Facebook Analytics, and Google Analytics
  • Creative design, photo/video experience encouraged, but not required

GOALS OF THE INTERNSHIP
The Digital Marketing Internship will provide experience to students pursuing degrees in, but not limited to,
communication, electronic media, and marketing. In addition, you will be involved in community events and will
network with a wide variety of leaders in the fine arts, marketing, public relations, and museum fields.

BENEFITS
Please note, this internship is unpaid. However, the Digital Marketing Intern will:

  • Gain hands-on experiences in the downtown Appleton fine arts community
  • Meet and work with professional personalities, artists, and marketers
  • Develop creative portfolio/demo reel
  • Experience working for a non-profit
  • May receive academic credit for their time (adjustments to the internship can be made to meet the
    requirements of your academic institution)

TO APPLY
Email a resume to Dan Beckwith, Marketing Manager, at dbeckwith@troutmuseum.org. In the subject line state Digital Marketing Intern.

This is an exciting opportunity for an undergraduate looking to get hands-on experience working as part of a nonprofit organization. The graphic design intern will assist the Marketing Manager in designing print and digital marketing materials for The Fox Cities Building for the Arts and the Trout Museum of Art.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Projects may include, but will not be limited to:
• Assisting with the design of printed and digital marketing materials, including brochures, posters, web banners, and social media graphics
• Preparing orders and artwork files for print
• Helping create content on an as-needed basis
• Performing marketing research and general administrative tasks as needed

SKILL REQUIREMENTS
• Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator)
• Excellent design skills with an eye for creativity
• Excellent communication and organizational skills
• Ability to work both independently and as a team
• Knowledge of basic HTML and familiarity designing for the web is preferred, but not required

GOALS OF THE INTERNSHIP
This internship will provide key work experience in graphic design, marketing, and communications at a nonprofit organization. In addition, you will be involved in community events and be able to network with a wide variety of decision makers in the community.

Email a resume to Dan Beckwith, Marketing Manager, at dbeckwith@troutmuseum.org. In the subject line state Graphic Design Intern.

This is an exciting opportunity for an undergraduate looking to get hands-on experience working as part of a nonprofit. The website development intern will assist the Marketing Manager in implementing design and technical changes to the museum website.

COMMITMENT
Flexible, but preferably 10 – 15 hours per week

PREFERRED SKILLS
• WordPress
• WordPress theme optimization
• Using a WordPress development/staging site
• Integrating plugins, modifying plugins, etc.
• HTML, CSS, and/or PHP coding languages
• Search Engine Optimization (SEO), metadata, image and content optimization, keywords
• General web development/web design

GOALS OF THE INTERNSHIP
This internship will provide key work experience in web design, marketing, and communications at a nonprofit organization. In addition, you will be involved in community events and be able to network with a wide variety of decision makers in the community.

Email a resume to Dan Beckwith, Marketing Manager, at dbeckwith@troutmuseum.org. In the subject line state Website Development Intern.

This is an exciting opportunity for anyone interested in pursuing a career in video production. The Video/Audio Production Intern will assist the Marketing Manager to create video content for the TMA website, its newsletters, and social media. This internship could be used for classroom credit as determined by your college or university internship guidelines.

COMMITMENT
Flexible, but preferably 15 – 20 hours per week,

DUTIES MAY INCLUDE

Capturing and editing content that portrays the work of TMA, its exhibits, programs, classes, and more

Responsible for the safe transfer and storage of all footage.

Ensure equipment is charged and properly stored before and after every shoot.

Operate and maintain proper levels and calibration of cameras, recorders and other production equipment.

In addition to the core responsibilities of the position, may be asked, or may seek to engage unique abilities, strengths, and passions through participation on cross-functional teams.

Requirements:

Currently enrolled in an associates or undergraduate degree program

Knowledge of basic camera/lighting techniques

Knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud Suite (Premiere Pro, Photoshop, Audition) is a plus

Communicates Effectively

Adaptability

Problem Solving / Critical Thinking Demonstrated Abilities:

Organized, self-motivated and very detail oriented

Ability to work independently and collaboratively

Strong time and project management skills

TO APPLY
Email a resume to Dan Beckwith, Marketing Manager, at dbeckwith@troutmuseum.org. In the subject line state Digital Marketing Intern.

Please email inquiries to info@troutmuseum.org.