Art Installation Intern
Job Details
Momentary - Bentonville, AR

Museum Overview:

The Momentary is a new contemporary art space that opened to the public on February 22, 2020, in downtown Bentonville, Arkansas. A satellite to Crystal Bridges, the Momentary presents visual, performing, and culinary arts. The mission of the Momentary is to champion contemporary arts role in everyday life and explore the unfolding story of contemporary American arts in an international context by actively commissioning and exhibiting outstanding works that explore new ideas and inspire action. The Momentary was founded by the Walton family, based on the vision of Tom, Olivia, and Steuart Walton. The Walton Family Foundation is supporting this project as a way to enhance the quality of life in Northwest Arkansas.

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

As an intern at The Momentary, you will be empowered to think creatively, ask questions, and make suggestions to help move the institution forward.

Position Summary:

The Art Installation Intern at The Momentary offers opportunities to rising high school seniors and first-year undergraduates to gain first-hand exposure and experience in a visual arts department of a contemporary art space. Art Installation Interns will gain knowledge of many departments within the art space through orientation and training courses related to art installation. Art Installation Interns will not only expand upon their academic knowledge and improve skills, but also work to apply their knowledge and skills in practical ways.

This is a five-week internship. The anticipated number of hours per week will be 35hrs to 40hrs. Compensation will be paid as a stipend. Four intern positions are available for Summer 2022 program.

Crystal Bridges and the Momentary is committed to a diverse workforce and to providing training for the next generation of museum professionals. Students representing ethnically underrepresented groups in the curatorial field are encouraged to apply.

Areas of Support

The Art Installation Intern program will actively participate and perform duties in the following functional areas:

  • Art Installation/Preparation

    • Participate in activities and trainings assigned by the Lead Installation Manager

    • Assist with daily assigned duties in Prep

    • Perform installation of local artist exhibition

  • Career preparation

    • Actively participate in classroom-like discussions

    • Gain knowledge and direction in college course prep related to art/art handling

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Rising Senior High School Students or First-year Undergraduates

  • Dependable and punctual

  • Interest in art, engineering, and fabrication

  • Interest to explore a career in the Museum or non-profit field

  • Passion for learning and problem solving

  • Must maintain confidentiality of all information

Application Process


  • Applications due June 3, 2022

  • Intern selected by June 17, 2022

  • Anticipated Start Date: July 4, 2022


  • July 4, 2022 August 5, 2022

  • 5 Weeks

  • 8:00am to 5:00pm

  • Application deadline is June 4, 2022

Additional Information Required

Applicants will be required to provide short essay answers to the following questions (Please be prepared to answer the below questions during the application process. Please provide one or two paragraph response for each question)

  • Provide a brief overview of your life; tell us about where you grew up, your family, schools you've attended, what you enjoy doing in your free time and any other interesting facts you'd like us to know about you.

  • Why are you interested in the Art Installation Internship program? What are your future education and career plans? What do you hope to learn from this internship and how may this impact your future plans?

Interview Process

  • After the deadline, all applicants will receive status updates on a regular basis

  • Semi-Finalists will be contacted with interview information

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 interns 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.

Diversity Internship Program

The Momentary is committed to a diverse workforce and to providing training for the next generation of non-profit professionals. Recognizing the desire and responsibility to support and develop greater diversity in the professions related to museums and the visual arts, The Momentary will assertively recruit interns from underrepresented demographics to support our organizations and industrys diversity and inclusion strategic initiatives. Students representing ethnically underrepresented groups, students with disabilities and students with veteran status are encouraged to apply.