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The Teen Leo Summer Internship is a fun way to build your resume, make some extra cash and make new friends with the Leo team and our community. The Leonardo provides our Teen Leo Interns and our visitors an opportunity to tinker, experiment, explore, interact and be creative, all summer long! Your job is to be responsible for upholding our mission and vision to serve as an advocate for science, technology, and creativity for all visitors. Our Teen Leo Interns will enhance the museum experience by inspiring visitors to engage and connect with The Leonardo and each other in new and meaningful ways, and by helping them to tap into their own undiscovered potential. The Teen Leo Intern will enjoy learning, have an open mind, and will be passionate about interacting with people of all ages.
Please CLICK HERE to complete the application form if you are interested in becoming a teen summer intern at The Leonardo.
The Events/sales Coordinator will be a multi-faceted role as outlined in the essential duties, as well as handling tasks from the Group Sales & Events Manager to support event rentals and groups attending The Leonardo.
The Leonardo provides visitors an opportunity to tinker, explore, interact and be creative. The Leonardo Facilitation Intern is responsible for upholding The Leonardo’s mission and vision to serve as an advocate for art, science, & technology for all visitors. As the interface between exhibits, programs and our visitors, the Leonardo Facilitation Intern will enhance the museum experience by inspiring visitors to engage and connect with The Leonardo and each other in new and meaningful ways, and by helping them to tap into their own undiscovered potential. The Leonardo Facilitation Intern will enjoy learning, have an open mind, and will be passionate about interacting with people of all ages.
The Leonardo is Utah’s new science, tech, and art center looking for three passionate marketing students to help develop, execute, and evaluate a guerrilla marketing strategy to increase market awareness, and visitor attendance for the Museum.
The Leonardo is always seeking new and dedicated volunteers who want to be part of sharing this museum with the Wasatch Front. We have a variety of openings, so be sure to check all the options to find the perfect fit for you. If you find something you’re interested in, please fill out this application and we'll get back in contact with you. We appreciate your interest and can’t wait to work with you!
If you are a volunteer younger than 18, please complete this consent form as part of your application.
All volunteers will be trained to answer general information questions about The Leonardo, including Leonardo history, concept, impact on Salt Lake City scene, current exhibits, artist biographies, private events, food court hours, upcoming open events, ways to give, and how to get involved.
Please note: to cover the cost of uniform, training materials, and background check, we ask that all volunteers contribute $20 upon orientation.
Exhibit floor volunteers work in exhibits throughout the museum space. Duties include watching guests to maintain safe experiences and politely maintaining expected behavior levels in specific areas.
Render volunteers assist with visitors experiencing varied, exciting, and unique aspects of hands-on animation by helping them create stop-animation films, shoot green screen, and edit into final projects. Volunteers should enjoy helping people of all ages and experience levels in the hands-on wonder of creating a digital world and assist in the step-by-step fundamentals of success in a digital format. Volunteers will be assisting visitors use 3D Connexion Space Navigation, and Dragon Stop 2D and 3D software.
Exhibit Specialists in the Gene Lab assist The Leonardo and The University of Utah conduct an authentic scientific study. Duties include facilitating process of collecting saliva samples from visitors; overseeing consent, sample collection, and psychology testing; and answering questions about the purpose and importance of the study. Applicants may have a science, biology, medical, or health care industry background, a passion for science and an enthusiasm for bringing research into the public realm.
Volunteers in Lab @ The Leo help support rotational artists in their experiences and interactions with visitors in a studio type environment. Volunteers should love the artistic process and community involvement, be outgoing, and enjoy interacting with and helping individuals of all ages and skill levels. If you love tinkering, building, teaching, and assisting others in a "hands-on" approach, then please bring your enthusiasm for making a difference in the endless possibilities in this unique, positive, and creative space.
Education volunteers assist The Leonardo in hosting field trips for Utah schools. Duties include preparing supplies and prepping and cleaning classrooms; supervising students and chaperones; and directing visitors to various areas throughout the museum. Volunteers are trained to participate in the grant documentation and evaluation process, participate during workshops with inquiry-based facilitation, and answer questions on exhibits and concepts. Applicants should have an interest in informal teaching, be self-motivated and work well under pressure in a team environment.
Do you love to tinker, build and invent? Volunteers are needed in the tinkering garage to assist our visitors in creating their own take-home engineering projects made out of every day household materials! We’ll teach you a number of simple projects we’re working on in the tinkering garage and then you can teach our visitors how to make their creations. No experience necessary, just bring your enthusiasm and curiosity and we’ll provide the rest.
How old do I have to be to volunteer?
You must already be 14 years old in order to volunteer independently at the Leonardo. Those under 18 years old must fill out a parental consent waiver prior to training. We do, on occasion, have volunteers under 14 years old who volunteer along with a parent or guardian. This is done on a case by case basis.
Is there a time commitment?
Yes, because facilitating our exhibits is something that you get better at the more you do it, we do require a commitment of 8 HOURS A MONTH FOR AT LEAST THREE MONTHS. These 8 hours can be completed all in one day, or spread out over the entire month. You can, of course, volunteer more than 8 hours a month if you so wish.
Do I get anything in exchange for volunteering?
Volunteers get the unique benefit of being on the front lines of making our mission a reality. You get to work with experts in the field, learn from the best and network with science, art and non-profit professionals. In addition, volunteers earn points for each shift that they serve, they can save up those points to exchange for free passes to the Leonardo, gift cards or passes to other museums in Salt Lake City!
I need community service hours for school or court-ordered, will you accommodate that? Yes, we do, however, hold our community service volunteers to the same standard of our other volunteers. They must fill out an application, participate in an interview, attend orientation and maintain the time commitments of our regular volunteers. All volunteers must be able to pass a background check. Because of the nature of our museum, individuals with a history of violent crimes, theft or sexual offenses cannot be accepted as volunteers at The Leonardo.
Is there any cost to me?
Yes, to cover the cost of uniform, training materials, and background check, we ask that all volunteers contribute $20 upon orientation.