Bowers Internship Program

Thank you for your interest in joining the Bowers Museum Internship Program! Our goal is to collaborate with talented students from our neighboring colleges and universities to provide an invaluable hands-on complement to their academic experience. The Bowers Museum offers an array of internship opportunities for students of all disciplines.

The Bowers Museum is presently seeking interns in the Collections and Public Programs departments.

Please complete the Internship Application Form and submit along with your current resume and a brief cover letter to

Internships are open to undergraduates, graduate students and recent graduates. Internships are year round, and applications are accepted on a rolling basis, depending upon availability. Interns are asked to commit to a certain number of hours and a specific schedule for a duration of at least 3 months. Internships are unpaid. Due to the unique nature of each department, the qualifications, responsibilities, and duration of each internship will vary. Additional information can be found on the internship application.


Internship Application Form

Volunteer at the Bowers

For general volunteer opportunities, please submit your volunteer application with a cover letter of introduction that includes any qualifications and/or experience you may have relating to your area of interest. Email your application and cover letter to

Opportunities range from assisting with art project preparations and execution for our monthly festivals to conducting onsite surveys and helping with mailing assembly. Volunteer applications are accepted year round and positions are appointed as needed.


Volunteer Application Form


Current Employment Opportunities

Museum Educator, K-12 and Family

Position Title: Museum Educator, K-12 and Family
Department: Education
Reports to: Kidseum Manager
FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt

The primary purpose of this position is to educate, empower, and guide K-12 students and their supporting community through a variety of subject matters; this includes creating arts integrated experiences for the activities and programs offered by the Kidseum and in conjunction with themes of the Bowers Museum exhibits.


  • Assist and develop curriculum for new programs and reassess content of existing programs to reflect institutional changes
  • Assist in designing and creating curriculum for use by educators in formal and informal education settings
  • Must be well read on VAPA lesson planning
  • Coordinate K-12 programs team to ensure consistent and successful programming
  • Assist with the development, execution, and evaluation of educational components of K-12 and Family programs
  • Build and sustain relationships with multilingual families, community partners, and students
  • Design and present interpretive cultural experiences to school and family groups
  • Lead students through Bowers galleries for participation in gallery talks and art projects
  • Select instructive and operational supplies for courses (Summer Camps, After School Learning Center, etc.)
  • Enjoy working with children, teenagers, and adults
  • Facilitate with special programs, festivals, and other Kidseum and Bowers events
  • Confer with students and parents regarding student progress and problem areas, when necessary
  • Maintain a safe and clean working environment at all times
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Conduct all responsibilities in a safe manner according to regulations (OSHA, IIPP, etc.)


To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made.

Education and/or Experience

B.A. degree in Art History, Education, Arts Education, or related field and three years of teaching or working in museum education; or equivalent combination of education and experience. California Teaching Credential required.

Other Skills, Abilities, and/or Training

  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Good interpersonal skills and desire to be a team player
  • Excellent oral communication skills (i.e. ability to deal effectively with others, speak professionally on the phone, etc.)
  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • Sense of creativity
  • Ability to work within strict deadlines
  • Ability to work extended hours as needed
  • Ability to work one weekend day
  • Spanish fluency is a plus

To apply, send your cover letter and resume to; no phone calls please.