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Museum Education Internship, Plimoth Patuxet Museum, Plymouth, MA


Plimoth Patuxet Museums is looking for dynamic, team-oriented educators passionate about engaging learners of all ages to assist with planning, developing and implementing Plimoth Patuxet’s educational programs for youth and family audiences, particularly PPM’s Summer Adventure Camp and Museum Theater Academy. These programs involve indoor and outdoor programming at the Museum’s main campus, including the 17th-century English Village, the Historic Patuxet Homesite, Mayflower and Plimoth Grist Mill. Interns will also develop an individual lesson plan or activity to pilot during camp sessions in consultation with museum staff. PPM Education Department staff will provide interns with mentorship, guidance, oversight and support. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Organize, prepare for, and deliver a variety of recreational and educational programs with an emphasis on Indigenous and colonial New England lifeways and history. May provide programs in a variety of contexts including but not limited to day camps, overnights, guided tours, workshops and drop-in public programs. 
  • Be present for every week of summer day camp sponsored by Plimoth Patuxet’s Education Department and assist in all program activities; be able to lead activities by the end of the summer.
  • Work with PPM Education staff to ensure the health, wellbeing and happiness of campers and provide opportunities that are inclusive for all campers.
  • interact with the children; ensure the children are safe, comfortable and enjoying the program; 
  • Assist PPM Education staff in writing and implementing weekly schedules and planning activities for day camps. Set up, breakdown, clean up and reset learning spaces.
  • Assist PPM Education staff in maintaining accurate program records including but not limited to logbooks, daily attendance, and sign-out sheets.
  • Identify individual projects and personal focus for the internship.
  • Become familiar with and use the museum’s diverse resources.
  • Participate in weekly seminars and other personal and professional development activities, including field trips, field work assignments, and final internship symposium.


The ideal candidate is a passionate about learning and teaching with experience in formal or informal settings and an interest in early American history, Indigenous culture, archaeology, anthropology, museum education or other related fields. Qualified candidates must be able to communicate clearly and engagingly, be self-motivated, and work both independently and as part of a team. Reliability, dependability and punctuality, patience, self-control, courtesy, enthusiasm to work with children, and a sense of humor are a must! Previous experience with summer camp is preferred but not required.

Work Schedule

Full-time (35 hours/week) and Part-Time (21 hours/week) internships are available. A flexible schedule is require. Occasional evening and weekend events may be required.

Salary Range

This is an unpaid internship. Housing and university credit are available. Students are responsible for all paperwork, arrangements and fees.

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