Tech Intern

Faeries, Sprites, & Lights Technical Internship

Purpose and Development Opportunities
Provide support to the Technical Manager of Museum Storytelling by assisting with setting up, creating, and loading out all aesthetic elements of the Faeries, Sprites, and Lights event at Minnetrista

Reporting Department
Visitor Experience Department/Exhibits

Reporting Supervisor and Training Provided By
Technical Manager of Museum Storytelling

Length of Appointment
July 6 – August 2nd

Time Commitment

Approximately 70 hours overall

Week of July 6 – July 10 12 Hours Throughout week
Week of July 13 – July 17 12 Hours Throughout week
Week of July 20 – July 24 16 Hours Throughout week
July 27, 28, 29 Approx. 9 A – 5 P
July 30 Approx. 12 P – 9:30 P
July 31 Approx. 12 P – 9:30 P
August 2 Approx. 2 P – 8 P

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 creating an interactive audience experience at Minnetrista. The intern will also provide support and work in the woodshop when needed to complete tasks.  This will include creation and maintenance of all aesthetic elements, installation of all décor, creation of a theatrical set, installation and run of all technical elements of the event, and de-installation and storage of all décor and technical elements.

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 work at height on ladders, lift 20 lbs+, use hot glue and other adhesives, 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 will primarily be in and around the Oakhurst Gardens. Some work will be indoors, but the intern will spend the bulk of the time outside.

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