Franklin Institute Academy of Science Museum is very busy during the summer. They have a new Dinosaur exhibit which is really bringing visitors in. To supplement their staff, the museum hired high school students from the Leads Program to work as summer interns. The best Lead Program candidates get to work one weekend a month during the school year. For most of the students, this is their first job. Midge is the assistant curator for the museum. She has also been tasked with the summer intern. The Lead Program suggests and Midge finds it helpful to start each day with the interns with the morning meeting. Let’s listen in as she starts her first morning meeting.
Good Morning inters! Midge laughs to herself because she sounds so formal but this is her job now.
Interns: Good Morning.Midge: I would like us to introduce ourselves and tell a little about yourself like what grade you are in, what is your favorite subject in school is. You may also mention what you are thinking about being when you graduate from school. I’ll start first!
My name is Mrs. Margaret Hill but you can call me Mrs. Hall. I am the assistant curator here at the museum and I have been working here for two years. I worked at the Mount Clay Museum for eight years before coming here. I graduated from Mount Clay University with degrees art and history. I
I worked as a docent or guide while in college. I love art and it was my favorite subject in school. I wanted to be a painter but they only make money when they are dead. Everyone laughs.
Working at the museum allows me to work in an area I love without having to starve!
They all laugh again. Would you like to go next?
My name is Brianna Morgan and I am a freshman. I too like
art and it is my favorite subject.
sure what I want to do when I’m out of school. I am still
thinking about that.
you a deeper appreciation for art. Ok, would you like to
sports, cars and anything Indiana Jones. I thought it would
be cool to work in a museum.
Oh, my favorite subject is gym.
in the Indian Jones movies but you might find it interesting
to see the history from the movie. We see a lot of people
here. You will learn to talk to people here. That may help
you when you are a reporter. Why don't you go next?
computers and photography. I am especially interested in
lighting. I play around with lighting in photos.
important in museums and was interested in the whys and
hows of museum lighting. I am not sure of what I want to
do when I graduate but with will have to do with
computers and lighting.
I will make sure you spend some time with our lighting
specialist Brice Lee while you are here. It is your turn
his heart jump.) My favorite subjects are English and
writing. I plan to work at a hotel as a tour guide (she smiles
at Midge) or as a concierge when I graduate.
you at a hotel.
with thing at the hotel. A concierge makes arrangements
for you outside of the hotel. They book theater ticket and
tours, and restaurants too.
work for my family during break or next year.
Midge: Ok, and now for you.
subject is world history and when I graduate I want
to have a job where I travel the world.
working at the museum.
have exhibits from all over the world.
Interns! You will get a chance to work in most of the
positions throughout the museum while you are here.
I will now give you your assignments for this week.
OK interns, few quick notes for all you, we start on time
at the museum. If you are going to be late call the main
desk and ask for me. You have an hour for lunch. You
can bring your lunch or eat in the commissary.
museum. Joey, you may not have known that, so it is
alright for today.
Megan your shoes need to be black…totally. No
other colors along with the black.
Brianna you skirt is OK, but ladies no short skirts and no
short shorts on any intern. Please remember to wear your
Kaki bottoms and white shirt with sleeves from now on.
It is important here at the Franklin Institute Academy
of Science Museum to follow the dress code. We have a
very busy day today. We have a group of children coming
from the Seeds of Learning day camp this morning.
Joey says to himself: Wow, I never had a dress code
before, I don’t know how I feel about that.
Brianna: How many kids are coming?
Midge: Twenty to twenty-five. Joey, you’ll be in the gift shop.
Joey : Wow 20-25 kids! Joey says to himself…And I’ve
got the gift shop today. Kids never know what they
want in the gift shop. Bummer!
Megan says to herself, I didn’t think these shoes were that
bad. I can’t imagine that I would need different shoes for
work than I did for school. Who does that?
Midge: Brianna, you will be at the helpdesk.
Brianna: I wonder if I will see Aya?
Jameelah: She is working at Seeds of Learning this
summer. She applied at Leads when I did. They
have three interns.
Midge: Naji, you’ll be in audio/visual.
Joey: Can I go to audio/visual too?
Midge: No, you have your assignment.
Megan: You’ll be in the commissary. That will be your job.
Jameelah, you’ll be with me.
Naji is happy that he and Joey aren’t together.
Naji can tell he is trouble and complainer.
Midge: Alright, Let’s start the day!
Stay tuned for The Museum Trip
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