The Longmont Museum has two internship opportunities with the Museum to help conceptualize, design and fabricate exhibition pieces. See below for a description of the opportunities. The internships are slated to begin at the outset of the spring semester.
Duration: January-May 2021
To help celebrate Latino culture in our Longmont 150 exhibition we want to design and fabricate a scaled-down Lowrider for children to sit in. The project would involve working with a team from the Museum in the development of the concept, designing the “vehicle”, prototyping materials and production techniques, and fabrication of the final piece. Ideally, we would want it constructed out of plywood of MDF, but are open to other materials. The Museum’s 4’x8’ CNC router and woodshop can be utilized for fabrication. The final product needs to be completed by mid-May 2021. Much of the development and design can be done off-site, but we would like the majority of the fabrication to happen at the Museum. The Museum will pay for all the materials.
Tipi top Tiny House exhibition development
Duration: January 2021 – May 2022
As part of our Tipi to Tiny House exhibit, we would like to develop an interpretive section on building methods and strategies from the past to the present. Some examples are rammed earth, straw bale, earthbag, container housing, sod, brick, log, etc. We would like to form a team to brainstorm ideas and determine what methods we want to cover and how we can best convey that information to the Museum visitor. It could be through hands-on interactives, 3D examples of wall sections, scale models the visitors could manipulate, etc. The students would be involved in the development, design and fabrication. Most of the development, brainstorming, and research could be done remotely. The fabrication of components could happen at the Museum or CU, depending on the component being produced. The Museum would pay for the materials.
If you have questions, or want to apply, please send Nate (email@example.com) a resume, a brief paragraph explaining your interest in the opportunity (in the email), and some graphics work samples demonstrating fabrication (with a CNC or 3D printer) or woodshop work. Digital skills should include Adobe Suite (InDesign and/or Illustrator) and some 3D modeling (either RHINO or REVIT would be fine).