Please note: All intern and volunteer positions are currently suspended until further notice in an abundance of caution due to COVID-19.
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.
Please complete the Internship Application Form and submit along with your current resume and a brief cover letter to HumanResources@Bowers.org.
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.
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 HumanResources@Bowers.org.
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.
Current Employment Opportunities
Position Title: Accountant
Reports to: Sr. V.P. of Administration/Chief Financial Officer
FLSA Classification: Full-Time, Exempt
Apply principles of accounting to analyze and interpret financial information and prepare financial reports by compiling information and utilizing appropriate accounting control procedures. Prepare Financial Statements, Cash Receipts, Bank Reconciliations and help with Payroll processing. Support mission and vision of Museum throughout performance of duties.
- Prepare monthly Journal Entries
- Review monthly Financial Statement & comparing to budget
- Prepare bi-weekly payroll journal entries, monthly payroll accrued & vacation accrued journal entries
- Monthly bank reconciliation and credit card fees
- Prepare monthly medical, dental, vision, life and long-term disabilities benefits worksheets
- Monthly utilities accrued report (gas, water, electric)
- Reconcile monthly facilities rental, prepare Journal Entry & post to GL
- Print monthly cost-of-goods-sold and consignment report and post to GL
- Daily reconcile ACME worksheets from cash receipts
- Daily store cash receipts, deposits & post to GL
- Weekly posting A/P invoices for store & cutting Store A/P checks
- Reconcile Group tours revenue
- Maintain all the affiliate council accounts, cut reimbursement checks, deposit funds & bank reconciliations
- Double-check cash counts before bank deposits
- Other duties as assigned
- Conduct all responsibilities in a safe manner according to regulations (OSHA, IIPP, etc)
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
Bachelors’ degree in Accounting required; and, two years relevant experience in non-profit accounting preferred.
OTHER SKILLS, ABILITIES AND/OR TRAINING
Outstanding organizational skills with an emphasis on attention to detail and follow-up while prioritizing multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. Strong oral and written communication skills with the ability to interact effectively with all levels of employees, vendors, donors and customers. Professional demeanor and interpersonal skills, ability to preserve confidentiality and work within strict deadlines. Self-starter who can work independently or in a group environment. Advanced computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft 365, particularly Excel; and experience with, or ability to quickly learn ACME, Blackbaud and TAM Gallery Store software programs. Creative problem-solving, customer service, written and oral communication skills a must. Familiarity with industry terms and processes.
To apply, please send your resume and a cover letter by email to HumanResources@Bowers.org; no phone calls.