Work with scientists and educators and gain experience in the museum field
- Learn about our mission, collections, and organizational systems
- Gain practical and theoretical training in museum work
- Contemplate the role of museums in contemporary society
Outreach Programs Coordinator
Help us take science on the road! The Bakken Museum is seeking a highly organized, energetic, and creative team member for our Outreach Programs Coordinator position. The Bakken Museum's Outreach Program takes activities, workshops, and large-scale shows into schools and community organizations across the state of Minnesota, seeking to inspire and awaken the innovator in all our audiences. The role provides the opportunity to work with young people aged 2-Adult engaging them in STEM learning using inquiry & design, hands-on experiments, performance, and more. The role also involves supporting the programs through booking, logistical support, and staff training & supervision sometimes working independently and sometimes in a team. The ideal candidate will have enthusiasm for learning and working with youth, as well as strong organizational skills, communication skills, and the ability to entertain and connect with varied groups of people. The ability to problem solve on the fly is a must!
Project Cataloger, Earl Bakken Legacy Collection
The Project Cataloger is responsible for processing the Earl Bakken Legacy Collection, given to The Bakken Museum after its founder passed away in 2018. This collection includes a wide array of materials: medical devices, personal and professional papers, photographs, digital materials, awards, and miscellaneous others. The Project Cataloger will work with the Assistant Curator to process these materials, integrate them into the museum’s collections, and make them accessible to the general public. This is a temporary position funded by a Minnesota Historical & Cultural Heritage Grant and will last for approximately 16-20 weeks (480 total hours).
Summer Camp Counselor
The Summer Camp Counselor works with Bakken Museum staff to create a fun educational environment that encourages youth to develop conﬁdence, creativity, and passion for science and innovation, by learning through making. Summer Camp Counselors are essential for daily operation of camp, the supervision and guidance of the campers, and the evaluation of camp. Summer Camp Counselors are expected to help create a fun and inquiry-based educational environment for all summer camp participants.