Exhibit Design Internships

Exhibit Design Internship

Exhibit Design interns provide assistance to the Aquarium’s Exhibit Designers who are responsible for designing and producing new exhibit experiences.

Essential Functions

  • Assist in researching materials and products
  • Work with exhibit teams to create prototype interactives for evaluating with visitors
  • Work in Vectorworks to draft drawings under the direction of the exhibit designer
  • Produce design presentations in Vectorworks and inDesign
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Requirements

  • Must be a college junior or senior enrolled in an accredited college, pursuing a degree in exhibit or industrial design, architecture,or a related field 
  • Must have a strong interest in and knowledge of the field of zoo/aquarium/museum exhibit design and experience with building physical models for prototyping
  • Must have excellent verbal and visual communication skills
  • Must be skilled in Vectorworks, familiar with the Adobe Creative Suite software, especially InDesign and Illustrator and competent in Microsoft Office systems; must have good hand drawing skills and basic building skills
  • Must complete a minimum of 120 hours of work within the selected term. Ideal candidates are able to commit to three days a week and 200 hours
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds, climb up a 6-foot ladder, and be able to maneuver into tight areas

Exhibit Graphic Design Internship

Exhibit Graphic Design interns provide assistance to the Aquarium’s Exhibit Graphic Designers who are responsible for designing and producing the signage and graphics on the Aquarium campus, including exhibit interpretation, wayfinding, digital signage, and other environmental graphics.

Essential Functions

  • Assist in all aspects of signage and graphics production, from concept to fabrication and installation
  • Assist in researching content for graphics—including photos and illustrations
  • Assist in the development of exhibit graphic prototypes Document existing conditions through photography and measurements
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Requirements

  • Must be a college junior or senior enrolled in an accredited college, pursuing a degree in graphic design or a related field 
  • Must complete a minimum of 120 hours of work within the selected term. Ideal candidates are able to commit to three days a week and 200 hours.
  • Must be skilled in Adobe Creative Suites software, able to operate within Microsoft Office systems and have good hand skills including the ability to draw, use rulers, use Exacto knives, etc.
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds, climb up a 6-foot ladder, and be able to maneuver into tight areas

Exhibit Developer Internship

Exhibit Developer interns provide assistance to the Aquarium’s Exhibit Developers who are responsible for conceptualizing and communicating descriptions of exhibit components and visitor experiences.

Essential Functions

  • Assist in researching content for aquarium exhibits—including photo and video research
  • Assist in front-end and formative evaluation of exhibit concepts 
  • Work with exhibit teams to assist in prototyping exhibits and evaluating them with visitors 
  • Research and draft animal IDs and other labels as needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Requirements

  • Must be a college junior or senior enrolled in an accredited college, pursuing a degree in life science, environmental science, or a related field pursuing a career in museums/aquariums/zoos. Interest or background in educational, museum studies or leisure studies is desirable and art or design skills are helpful.
  • Must complete a minimum of 120 hours of work within the selected term. Ideal candidates are able to commit to three days a week and 200 hours.
  • Must have experience researching material, writing and organizational skills
  • Must be able to operate within Microsoft Office systems
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds, climb up a 6-foot ladder, and be able to maneuver into tight areas

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