Exhibit and Experience Tech Intern

Exhibit and Experience Tech Intern

Purpose and Development Opportunities
Provide support to the Technical Manager of Museum Storytelling by assisting with setting up, maintaining and creating elements for various events and exhibits

Reporting Department
Visitor Experience Department/Exhibits

Reporting Supervisor and Training Provided By
Technical Manager of Museum Storytelling/ Exhibits Manager

Length of Appointment
12-16 weeks. This is flexible based upon the student’s schedule

Time Commitment
15-20 hrs per week. This is also flexible based upon schedules

Stipend upon completion of internship and school credit if applicable

Essential duties and responsibilities
The Exhibit and Experience Tech Intern will be immersed in the behind the scenes work involved in exhibitions (development, installation and maintenance) and programs and event technology at Minnetrista. The intern will also provide support and work in the woodshop when needed to complete tasks.  Weekly exhibit maintenance checks (lights bulbs, inter-activities, etc.) And other duties may be assigned. An overall project involving woodshop management, exhibits management, element creation, or materials and processes will be provided based on intern interest.

The ideal candidate will have an interest in visitor experience creation, museum studies, technical theatre, and /or project management. Candidate must be organized and creative, able to work well with others, and willingness to learn new skills. Candidate must be able to lift 20 lbs+, possess a willingness to use basic tools, and be adaptable to new and changing situations. Candidate MUST be 18 years or older. Previous woodshop experience not required.

Work Environment
The work environment is a typical office environment with a desk, computer, phone, and files; however, must be able to move about the entire Minnetrista 40-acre campus in all weather conditions. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

About Minnetrista
Minnetrista is a community gathering place that celebrates and explores the Ball Family Legacy in our region. Located in Muncie, Indiana along the White River, Minnetrista is a 40-acre campus that includes a museum center, 3 historic homes along the nationally registered Historic Minnetrista Boulevard, 20+ acres of gardens, and a 6-acre Nature Area. Minnetrista is the largest nonprofit cultural leader serving East Central Indiana with a staff of 52 FTEs.

Minnetrista is the home of the Ball Jar; a gathering place and catalyst for community engagement. We create shared experiences that connect people, leading to a better quality of life.

We envision a thriving community where people who call this region home take pride in its accomplishments and aspire to a brighter future.

Family & Relationships – Minnetrista treasures shared experiences. From our founders to our visitors, from our employees to our community partners and supporters, we champion the power of growing together.

Adaptability – Minnetrista creates experiences that reflect the organization yet anticipate the needs and exceed the expectations of our audience. As an organization, we are nimble and quick to respond to opportunities and challenges.

Stewardship – Following in our founders’ footsteps, we care for, preserve and protect that with which we have been entrusted so that those who follow us can continue the legacy. Minnetrista is a strong and sustainable asset that supports economic development for our community.

Entrepreneurship – Minnetrista embraces a culture of innovation and risk-taking that responds responsibly to opportunities that advance our vision, mission and strategic goals.

Learning – We celebrate learning experiences that are fun and engaging, encourage visitors to explore their world, and educate through discovery and play.


Contact: Mary Zwickl
1200 N. Minnetrista Parkway, Muncie, IN 47303
Phone: 765.287.3530
Email: mzwickl@minnetrista.net