Youth Development

Take charge of your future with our youth development program. The hub for teens to gain valuable leadership skills, academic support and professional mentorship.

  • Education Studio
  • Ages 14-18

Apply to be an Apprentice and join our team for Summer 2024!

  • Applications for NEW apprentices are available March 1 – 31, 2024. We will not accept late or incomplete applications.
  • Apprenticeships are available at Discovery Place Science, Discovery Place Kids-Huntersville or Rockingham. Certain positions are only available depending on the Museum location.
  • Students in both positions must serve 80 hours between June – September 2024.
  • Before starting, students must also attend a **scheduled interview, orientation, and training.
  • The applicant is responsible for scheduling their hours/weeks or service in advance; Youth Development does not schedule for them.

This application is for NEW apprentices looking to join our team. New applicants must submit a completed application and 2 recommendation forms; without all three items, we will not accept the application.

After a completed application is received, we will send a confirmation email with the next steps of the interview process.

We invite and encourage students from surrounding counties and school systems to apply!

**Scheduled interviews for Discovery Place Science applications are on April 16, April 23 and April 25 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. and will be held at Discovery Place Science Museum.

Scheduled interviews for Discovery Place Kids applications are on April 30 and May 1, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. and will be held at Discovery Place Kids-Huntersville Museum.

Available Positions

Summer Camp Apprentice Must be 16 years old by June 1

  • Will assist with various aged Summer Camps.
  • Required to serve a full week Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. at a time. Your chosen weeks do not have to be consecutive.
  • Responsible for signing up for your chosen work week in advance and committing to a week of Summer Camps that works best for your schedule. 

Museum / Exhibit Apprentice Must be 14 years old by June 1

  • Will assist the Operations Team with floor and exhibit support.
  • Shift options are 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. during regular Museum hours of operation.
  • Responsible for signing up in advance for your chosen shift(s), including the dates/times you would like to serve.

For questions or more information, please contact us at 704-297-1028 or YouthDevelopment@discoveryplace.org.