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The Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium welcomes volunteers and interns throughout the year. Please contact us if you are interested in an internship or volunteering.

Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium Half Time STEM Science Educator, Americorps Opening

This position is part of the Lyndon Economic opportunity AmeriCorps Program (LEAP). LEAP is a state AmeriCorps program that places members with non-profit organizations throughout the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont to support those organizations in expanding services that many communities rely on. LEAP members provide direct service in the form of educational programming to PreK-12 Youth in STEM subject areas and early literacy projects. LEAP supports members through trainings and professional development opportunities throughout their service term.

The goals of this position are to inspire K-8th grades about the natural world through direct service which includes classroom instruction on specific subjects as laid out by the Program Director. This is a half time year-long AmeriCorps position and requires completion of 900 hours for an average of 25 hours per week. Member will receive a living allowance of $6,000 (pre-tax) and an education award of $3,047.50 (pre-tax) upon successful completion of service. Other benefits include federal school loan forbearance, various training opportunities, free on-site housing, Vermont SNAP benefits if eligible.

The mission of the Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium is to inspire appreciation for our place in the natural world and to motivate stewardship of a healthy planet. We lead NEK schools in our region in hands-on, inquiry based science when students visit us on field trips and (with schools who we teach regularly) during field trips, visits to their school, and teacher training. The person in this position will work to develop one hour classes and events which inspire K-8th grade students about the natural world. This service includes classroom and planetarium instruction on specific subjects as laid out by the Director of Programs and STEM Lab Director.

To find out more and apply, please find this job advertisement on the Americorps website:


Internship Opportunities

Internships offer a way for self-motivated individuals to be involved with the work of the Museum. Interns work with Museum staff on specific projects or over time to support Museum functions. The Museum cannot pay interns.

Fairbanks Museum interns can work with collections, exhibits, facilities, visitor services, marketing and communications.

For those interested in a more formal internship to fulfill an educational requirement, museum staff can work with you and your instructors to meet your needs.  

Would an itnernship be a good step for your career? You can start the conversation by letting us know your interests and experiences in a cover letter. Please include any relevant work history or academic focus.