Skip to main content

2023 Summer Development Intern at the Momentary

Job Details

Momentary - Bentonville, AR
Summer Internship

Museum Overview

The Momentary, a satellite to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, is a contemporary art space in downtown Bentonville for visual, performing, and culinary arts. Occupying a decommissioned 63,000-square-foot cheese factory, the Momentary serves as a gathering place to relax, work, eat and drink, and discover todays art through programs, exhibitions, festivals, and more.

Led by the next generation of Walton family leadership, the Momentary builds on the momentum started by Crystal Bridges. With a mission to celebrate the art and music of our times, founders Tom, Olivia, and Steuart envision the Momentary as a sort of living room for our community: a place to appreciate the creative process in a relaxed setting thats welcoming to art lovers, art skeptics, and people who are just curious and want to explore new ideas.

Position Summary

The Momentary Development intern position is the perfect introduction into the world of fundraising and philanthropy. Interns within the Development department will have opportunities to work alongside our Marketing and Communications department. From cultivation to stewardship, the Momentary Intern will learn the process of securing a major gift. This position will be a key addition and thought partner to the Momentary Development Officer. The Momentary Intern will assist, or lead, in any function deemed necessary by the Development Department.


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

Crystal Bridges 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, Crystal Bridges 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.


The above information is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by an intern assigned to this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, skills, and physical demands required. The intern may be required to perform other related duties as requested by the supervisor. The museum reserves the right to revise or change position duties and responsibilities as necessary to accommodate changing organizational needs. This position description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.

Crystal Bridges and the Momentary provide paid Internship Opportunities

Areas of Support

  • Participate in guided tours at the Momentary
  • Assist in supporting Development Department needs as they relate to fundraising, marketing and public relations.
  • Identify and understand Momentary stakeholders
  • Participates in strategic planning and developmental activities
  • Staff Momentary donor related events (concerts, receptions, dinners, etc.)
  • Maintain and update donor database
  • Learn and operate Tessitura system
  • Draft and edit donor communication (letters, emails, cards, etc.), Momentary programming templates, and donor proposals
  • Assist in research projects for development prospects
  • Perform general administrative duties to assist Development staff
  • Assist in donor stewardship


  • Applications due: Monday, April 1st
  • Intern selected by: Monday, April 15th
  • Start Date: Monday, June 5th

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • At least one letter of recommendation; please submit a maximum of two.


  • Summer Intern
  • Starting Date: Monday, June 5th
  • Ending Date: Friday, July 28th
  • 8 weeks:
  • Up to 40 hours a week

Weekly schedule to be arranged with direct supervisor