Visitor Experience Intern

Location: Osceola, WI and/or Saint Paul, MN
Website: www.transportationmuseum.org
Type: Visitor Experience Internship
Category: Visitor Services​

MTM is no longer accepting applications for the Visitor Experience Internship. We are happy to keep your applciation on file for when positions open.


Position Description
Visitor Experience Intern (VEI) serves a critical role in promoting the visitor experience by supporting Admissions, ticketing, Gift Shop, and train ride excursions. VEIs provide great customer service, maintain museum spaces according to our safety; security and cleanliness procedures; support museum activities, programs, and events; and demonstrate value for inclusion and access for all visitors.


Essential Job Functions​​

* Engage with visitors in a welcoming, courteous, and professional manner
* Provide excellent customer service to visitor
* Perform daily opening/closing duties throughout the depot including
          Admissions, Gift Shop, and train cars such as cleaning, restocking, 
          and preparation of materials

​* Accurately process cash, credit card, passes, and membership sales in a fast-paced environment
* Complete Admissions and Gift Shop paperwork with great attention to detail
* Accurately count in register drawer at the beginning of a shift and reconcile it at the end of a shift
* Enter information and process Admissions, Gift Shop, and ticketing transactions
* Engage children and families to maximize their experience by offering a welcoming, courteous, professional, and safe presence and environment
* Assist with execution of everyday and special events
* Act as a guide and staff support such as greeting visitors and assisting with crowd control
* Provide visitors with general information about Osceola Depot and Minnesota Transportation Museum’s locations, events, and service
* Assist with duties on train rides including the Train Ride Gift Shop and helping as a Car Host
* Participate in regularly scheduled staff meetings and ongoing trainings
* Other duties as assigned

Special Projects available to applicants.

Qualifications
* Undergraduate or graduate student in museum studies, history, or a related field
* Detail-oriented, with strong organizational, customer-service skills, ability to work independently
* Reliable transportation

Work Environment
Candidates must be able to climb ladders and lift boxes weighing up to 50lbs.; sit for long periods of time; and complete repetitive tasks.

Hours/Schedule
TBD

College Credit Available
Internships can be tailored to meet individual college credit requirments. Interns are responsible for full disclosure of requirements during the interview process, for ensuring paperwork is given to supervisors in a timely manner, and that all required documents are submitted when due.

It is the responsibility of the Visitor Experience Intern to contact their college or university to begin and conclude paperwork to receive academic credit.

How to Apply
Submit a cover letter, resume, and three references via email to office@trainride.org. Please do not submit any additional materials by mail or in person.

MTM is an Equal Opportunity Employer and seeks diversity in its workforce.​We thank all applicants for their interest.