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Community Engagement Internship

March 6, 2018

Pink Palace Museum Community Engagement Internship

Department: Exhibitions

Dates: May 21 – July 30, 2018 (11 weeks)

Hours: 10-15 hours a week (will include some weekends and evenings)

This is an unpaid postion.


 The Pink Palace Museum is developing new models for integrated community engagement for the 2019 Memphis Bicentennial Exhibit, "Making Memphis: 200 Years of Community." The Exhibition Department will conduct a series of community engagement efforts starting in April 2018 until October 2018. Interns will assist in photographing, recording, and collecting opinions of Memphians offsite and at the Pink Palace Museum. These submissions will be installed into the exhibit as a mural, listening station, and a three-dimensional Word Could.

Responsibilities include:

 Assisting museum staff at various community organizations, events, and the Pink Palace

 Answering questions and providing information about the exhibit

 Distributing and collecting content release forms

 Photographing participants portraits for the mural

 Assisting in collecting and organizing Word Cloud submissions

 Recording "sound bite" responses for the listening station

 Collecting any comments and suggestions


 Strong oral and written communication skills

 Comfortable with large groups of people and one-on-one interaction

 Flexible schedule (including weekends and evenings)

 Comfortable using iPads, computers, and Nikon camera equipment

 Comfortable working outdoors during the summer for extended periods of time

 An undergraduate or graduate student with an interest in community outreach and engagement

Interested applicants please send resume/CV and letter of introduction to Nur Abdalla, Coordinating Curator, at nur.abdalla [at] memphistn [dot] gov by April 27, 2018. No phone calls.
Please note: this is an unpaid internship opportunity.

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