Strategy and Planning Intern 

The Strategy and Planning Department works closely with the CEO and cross-functional senior management team to create, update, and coordinate implementation of a long-term, organization-wide strategic plan.  In conjunction with the strategic plan, the department works with the organization to utilize and analyze data to identify opportunities for growth and improve decision making.

The intern will work closely with the Director of Strategy and Planning on a defined set of projects that relate to execution of the strategic plan.  He/she will likely be working with large data sets to answer key questions around some of the most important opportunities for the museum.  This role is unique in that it gives the intern exposure to cross-functional projects and provides a bigger-picture view of how the museum operates and evaluates new opportunities.  The nature of the projects will also give the intern a chance to tackle a complex problem and learn how to break the problem down into the key questions and structure recommendations based on data.  This is a skill that will be applicable for future careers in many fields.

Exact projects will be determined based on most important strategic issues that the department is working on during the time of the internship.  Example topics include areas such as:

  • Creation, execution, and analysis of visitor experience surveys to understand satisfaction with exhibits, museum store, cafe, and new products, and better understand composition of visitors during our busy summer season
  • Analysis of museum store retail data to identify best performing and underperforming items and ideal merchandise mix both in our museum store and online platform
  • Tracking of critical institution-wide metrics through an organizational dashboard to ensure progress towards strategic goals

 

Requirements: 

  • Working knowledge of Excel with comfort with itermediate functions of the program including Pivot Tables and formulas. 
  • Candidates should have completed some coursework with a heavy quantitative component such as statistics, mathematics, economics, finance, etc. 
  • Attention to detail, good organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Availability to work part-time, Monday - Friday, during administrative hours (8:30 am - 5:30 pm).  

 

For information on how to apply, click here.