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2024 School Program Intern - Summer

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Bentonville, AR, USA
Posted on Friday, January 19, 2024

The mission of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is to welcome all to celebrate the American spirit in a setting that unites the power of art with the beauty of nature. Founded by philanthropist and arts patron Alice Walton, Crystal Bridges is a public non-profit charitable organization.

Job Description:

Position Title: 2024 School Program Intern-Summer

Position Type: Paid Intern

Division: Learning and Engagement

Department: School Programs

Reports to: Program Manager, School Programs

Crystal Bridges is a museum of American art located in Bentonville, Arkansas. We explore the unfolding story of America by actively collecting, exhibiting, interpreting, and preserving outstanding works that illuminate the American heritage and artistic possibilities.

We are passionate about transforming lives through experiences that encourage the discovery of new ideas, expanded dreams, and inspired actions.

As an intern at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, you will be empowered to think creatively, ask questions, and make suggestions to help move the institution forward.

Position Summary:

The School Programs internship with Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is designed to provide the intern with an understanding of all aspects of school and teacher programming. The intern will gain an understanding of museum education with a specific lens on K-12 audiences.

  • Areas will include student tour development and facilitation, program administration and coordination, and curriculum research and development.

The intern will work closely with museum education staff to provide on-site support for K-12 student and teacher programs. This opportunity is perfect for prospective interns who love interacting with people, have an interest in education, are looking to create fun and innovative programming and like to work in team environments.

Areas of Support:

  • The School Programs Intern will actively participate and perform the following duties:
  • Onsite logistics for summer school tours including greeting school buses, escorting groups inside the museum, explaining museum guidelines, supervising lunches, and providing directions for after lunch experiences.
  • Research of artworks to assist in curriculum development.
  • Research into arts integration models and practices to assist in program development.
  • Creation and facilitation of tours
  • Assist with the execution of Teacher Professional Development Programs
  • Gain a working knowledge of software and systems used by the museum with an emphasis on the Event Management System (EMS) and Asana

Minimum Qualifications:

  • College student, sophomore or above
  • Experience or interest in teaching in museums or formal and informal learning environments
  • Experience or interest in working with diverse audiences
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently, as well as within a team
  • Dependable and punctual
  • Ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule
  • Weeknights and weekend availability
  • A background check is required
  • Must maintain confidentiality of all information


  • Month: June 3, 2024-July 26, 2024
  • Weeks: 8 weeks
  • Hours: 40 hours per week
  • Weekly schedule to be arranged with direct supervisor


  • Applications due: March 30th
  • Intern selected by: April 12th
  • Anticipated Start Date: June 3rd

Required Documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume


  • High School Interns: $12.00
  • Undergraduate Interns: $13.00
  • Graduate Interns: $14.00

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an intern to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Physical demands: In the work environment described below, position requires work at a desk, utilizing a computer and a telephone for prolonged periods of time, good eye/hand coordination, bending and stretching for filing, and physical stamina to lift a minimum of 25 pounds to a height of at least three feet for file and materials storage as appropriate for the demands of the office. Visual acuity to review written materials is required for this job.
  • Work environment: Work will be performed in an office environment and museum spaces. The noise level in the museum work environment is usually low to moderate.
  • If the intern’s personal equipment is used, the museum accepts no liability for any damage caused to said equipment while being used for museum purposes, nor loss or corruption of electronic files on devices.

All offers of employment are contingent on your successful completion (where permitted by state law) of a confidentiality agreement and background check. In addition, you will need to provide proper identification verifying your eligibility to work in the United States on your first day of work.

Crystal Bridges is an equal opportunity employer committed to building and maintaining a culturally diverse workplace that is free of discrimination and harassment of any kind. We encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.