Discovery Museum

177 Main Street
Acton, MA 01720

Date Posted:
January 31, 2019

Eastern Massachusetts



Development Internship


Discovery Museum seeks a Development Volunteer to start in early 2019 through mid-May for approximately 8-10 hours per week (schedule flexible). The intern's primary focus will be on coordinating the Museum's online auction, which in spring 2018 raised more than $30,000 to support the Museum. The volunteer will research prospective donors, contact and follow up with donors via mail, e-mail, and phone, and assist with promotion, management, and fulfillment of the auction. In addition to supporting the auction, he/she will assist with the overall annual giving program, cultivation and stewardship events, communications, and research. This is a great opportunity to learn more about fundraising and development operations, areas that are essential to the success of all nonprofit organizations.  

  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills required. 
  • Computer literate with working knowledge of MS Office, especially Excel. 
  • Interest and enthusiasm to learn about development. 
  • Attention to detail and discretion required.  
How To Apply:
Please send cover letter and resume to Karen Kerns, Assistant Director of Development, at 
Apply by:
February 15, 2019
About this Organization:

Discovery Museum is a hands-on museum that blends science, nature, and play, inspiring families to explore and learn together. The museum and its Discovery Woods accessible outdoor nature playscape and 550-square-foot treehouse blend the best of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) learning on a beautiful 4.5-acre campus in Acton, MA, about 20 miles west of Boston. Originally founded in 1982, the museum was expanded and completely renovated in 2017. Hands-on, playful exhibits, developed by professional educators, inspire curiosity, exploration, and imagination, providing a fun and engaging experience for children and adults to discover their world together. Serving families and schools from towns throughout the region, the museum is devoted to informal education that enhances classroom learning. Discovery Museum is committed to accessibility, and is a proud recipient of the 2017 Massachusetts Commonwealth Award, the only winner in the Access category. For more information please visit Discovery Museum is a community-supported non-profit organization.