This post is to honor Mrs Fagon, who gave me my
first job at 14. I learned alot from her
After making this post, I realized it was a bit long and
it should have been a video. I guess I will have to work
on that. Here it is anyway.
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 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.
I though it would be great fun to work in a museum. I’m not
sure what I want to do when I’m out of school. I am still
thinking about that.
Midge: Thanks Brianna. You might find working here gives
you a deeper appreciation for art. Ok, would you like to
Ok. My name is Joey Rizzo and I am a freshman. I like
sports, cars and anything Indiana Jones. I thought it would
be cool to work in a museum.
I would like to be a reporter when I’m done school.
Oh, my favorite subject is gym.
Midge: Thanks Joey. There aren’t any adventures here like
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?
My name is Naji Uqdah and I am a sophomore. I like
computers and photography. I am especially interested in
lighting. I play around with lighting in photos.
I also use it to decorate my room. I know that lighting is
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.
Midge: Well Naji , you have come to the right place to learn.
I will make sure you spend some time with our lighting
specialist Brice Lee while you are here. It is your turn
Hi! My name is Jameelah Laurent and I am a sophomore
looks at Naji and smiles. (When she smiles at him, Naji feel
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.
Joey: What is a concierge?
Jameelah: It is a person that makes arrangements for
you at a hotel.
Joey: You mean a desk clerk?
Jameelah: A desk clerk checks you in or out and can help
with thing at the hotel. A concierge makes arrangements
for you outside of the hotel. They book theater ticket and
tours, and restaurants too.
Midge notes a confidence to this young lady.
Joey: You know a lot about hotels?
Jameelah: My family owns a hotel.
Joey: sounding a little incredulous “Then why are you
Naji elbows Joey. Ouch!
Jameelah: I want to have well rounded experiences. I will
work for my family during break or next year.
Midge notes she grace under pressure….good to know.
Midge: Ok, and now for you.
Megan: My name is Megan and I am a junior. My favorite
subject is world history and when I graduate I want
to have a job where I travel the world.
I thought it would be nice to learn about places
working at the museum.
Midge: Well, Megan you will learn about places here. We
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.
We are not allowed to wear sleeveless shirts here at the
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. That is your job.
Megan, you’ll be in the
commissary. Jameelah, you’ll be with me.
Naji is happy that he and Joey aren’t together.
Naji can tell he is trouble
Midge: Alright, Let’s start the day!
Stay tuned for The Museum Trip