Employer Profile: Maryland Science Center, Baltimore, MD

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The Exhibits Fabrication department at the Maryland Science Center designs and builds exhibits that enable visitors to discover science through hands-on experiences.  Our current project is Science City “- an exhibit that highlights the science in our everyday lives.”

Exhibit Prototyping and Fabrication Intern

Unpaid/Internship/ Start Date: ASAP- Summer

Internship duties:

>> Fabricate and finish exhibit components out of wood, plastic, and metal using construction drawings supplied by exhibit staff

>> Assist with exhibit shop operation, including building jigs and fixtures

>> If the intern is willing and able, he/she will also be responsible for designing and prototyping exhibit components

Qualifications:

Required:

>> Significant experience safely using all common woodworking tools (including table saw, jointer, miter saw, router, band saw, drill press, power sanders) to create finished projects

>> Experience finishing with paint and stain

>> Ability to work from dimensioned construction drawings

Helpful, but not necessary:

>> Ability to communicate ideas via 2D drawings or 3D models

>> Ability to engineer devices with moving parts

>> Experience with 3-axis mill and metal lathe

Exhibit Graphics Intern

Unpaid/ Internship/ Start Date: Summer or Fall 2015

>> Create engaging content graphics and infographics that supplement hands-on exhibits

>> Design logos for “Science City” storefronts

>> Create environmental graphics that add to the immersive “Science City” environment

Qualifications:

Required:

>> Experienced in Adobe CS, especially Illustrator and Photoshop.  InDesign ability is helpful but not required.

>> Ability to create graphics that fit content, layout, and graphic standards requirements

>> Ability to refine designs based on staff feedback

Helpful, but not necessary:

>> Interest / ability to create large-scale graphics via non-print methods (i.e. painting, stenciling, 3D cutouts)\

>> Ability to communicate ideas through sketches and drawings

Exhibit Artist

Paid/ Internship/ Start Date: Summer or Fall 2015

>> Design, create, and paint props to enrich the “Science City” exhibit

>> Paint decorative textures for “Science City” building facades

Qualifications:

>> Interest in illustration and/or set design

>> Comfortable painting with acrylics at large scale

>> Ability to communicate ideas through sketches and drawings

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