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Job Opportunities at The Historic Trust

The Historic Trust is a 501 c 3 nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire civic pride and economic vitality through education, preservation, and celebration of our community’s history. The Trust excels in its day-to-day work to fulfill this mission, including preserving, developing, and managing properties; producing and hosting community events and ceremonies; providing educational and engaging programming; and creating fundraising and volunteer opportunities. The Trust welcomes new perspectives and commitment to community.

Please visit our Volunteer page for other ways to join the Trust Team!

Pearson Field Education Center Semester/Quarter Internship

Through aviation, we inspire youth to pursue education and careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields, while instilling an appreciation for the people, events, and innovations of historic Pearson Field. The Pearson Field Education is a vibrant education center where through the hook of aviation, kids’ eyes are opened wide, minds are expanded and skillsets are developed. In southwest Washington, there is no other place like it. The Pearson Field Education Center offers part-time paid internships to college students throughout the school year. The primary responsibility of interns is to lead activities for on-site field trips and assist with Open Saturdays. Additionally, all interns receive an orientation to the range of The Historic Trust’s operations, a seminar on informal education philosophy, and opportunities to participate in staff meetings and to meet individually with senior staff. Applicants should have an interest in science and/or history and a desire to work with kids. Familiarity with aviation, local history, physical science, communications and/or education is useful. Priority will be given to those interested in working in a related field.

Duties

Interns work primarily as small group instructors for field trips, assist with Open Saturdays and serve as instructor and small group leaders during summer day camps.

  • Develop and teach STEM lessons and activities
  • Lead/assist in educational classroom setting
  • Responsible for supervising and teaching children ages 6-15 years
  • Facilitate educational play and learning with children
  • Keep education center a safe, positive, and clean learning environment
  • Portray a responsible and professional attitude and relationship with staff, campers, parents, and guests
  • Other tasks as assigned

Working Conditions

  • Spring Internship: April 1, 2019, to June 21, 2019
  • Work Schedule:  Weekdays 9:30 am-12: 30 pm as scheduled, 10:00 am -5:00 pm on Saturday as assigned.
  • Ability to commit to the entire time period of the position
  • Criminal background clearance and youth protection training required prior to internship

Compensation

  • Depending on the candidates’ circumstances, this internship may be compensated with course credit or paid on an hourly basis
  • For credit-earning internships, it is the responsibility of the student to convey all internship requirements to their staff supervisor.

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume to pfec@thehistorictrust.org. In your cover letter, please cover the following:

  • Describe briefly any previous teaching experience, indicating the age level of the learners.
  • Describe your STEM background.
  • Describe what excites you about STEM education.

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