The Adult Programs internship with Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is designed to provide an overview of the skills and responsibilities required to develop educational programs and activities to enhance museum engagement for an adult audience.
To provide the intern with both real world education and experience as well as applicable hands on capabilities, a primary responsibility for this summer position is learning to perform the duties necessary to support adult programs including-- performances, concerts, films, lectures, gallery programs, nature programs, studio art classes, and museum wide events and parties. Program tasks include art education research, registration, materials preparation, guest service, event production, and program facilitation.
This is a part-time summer internship, approximately 20 hours per week based upon intern availability. There is some flexibility in scheduling, though a priority for the position is availability to experience and support events on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons and evenings, every Saturday evening, and some Sundays.
Areas of Support:
The Adult Programs Intern will learn required elements of creating, producing, implementing, and supporting various programs. The following areas of support in the Public Programs Department will be specifically targeted:
- Program facilitation
- Content development
- Administrative tasks as assigned
- Assist with adult public program facilitation, including film screenings, music concerts, lectures, artist talks, nature programs, and art classes
- Art class material preparation and inventory
- Liaison with guest speakers and instructors
- Perform administrative tasks as needed
- Work with the public in a positive and professional manner
In addition, the Intern will have the opportunity to research, plan and create new content for adult audiences, based on the intern’s interest and skills. Possibilities include:
- Development of program content, and research for future programs
- Review of website/social media marketing content and descriptions for accuracy and impact