Employment Opportunities

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.

External Affairs Internships available with duties ranging from social media and marketing support to research for educational programs and more. Applications due by December 9 for winter internships during the period January 6 - March 31, 2022.

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

Internship

Position Title: INTERNSHIP

Department: External Affairs

Reports to: Vice President of External Affairs

FLSA Classification: Volunteer, Unpaid

To Apply: Send Resume, Cover Letter and completed Internship Application to HumanResources@Bowers.org

Proof of Covid Vaccination Required

SUMMARY

The Bowers Museum Internship Program’s goal is to collaborate with talented students from our neighboring colleges and universities to provide them an invaluable hands-on complement to their academic experience while learning to function successfully in a professional museum office environment.

Candidates will support External Affairs departments on a project-to-project basis; departments include development, membership, education (specifically art projects) and special events.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong computer skills, Microsoft 365
  • Ability to work without constant supervision
  • Duties as assigned
  • Conduct all responsibilities in a safe manner according to regulations (OSHA, IIPP, etc.)

EDUCATION

Currently enrolled in college or university as an undergraduate or graduate student. Must commit to a certain number of hours and a specific schedule for a duration of at least 3 months.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Regularly required to remain seated in a normal position for long periods of time
  • Regularly required to stand for long periods of time
  • Regularly required to move about
  • Occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, and/or crawl
  • Occasionally required to reach up/out with hands and arms
  • Regularly required to talk and hear, verbally express information or instructions
  • Regularly required to use hands to grasp objects, type, pick up objects, move objects, or hold objects
  • Occasionally required to lift up to 25 pounds and carry a distance of 10 feet
  • Occasionally required to push and/or pull up to 25 pounds a distance of 10 feet

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The individual is regularly exposed to indoor conditions and moderate noise level; the individual is occasionally exposed to outdoor weather and temperature extremes.

Disclaimer
The above information on this job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employee assigned to this job.

 

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.

 

Volunteer Application Form

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Current Employment Opportunities

Special Events Manager

Position Title: Special Events Manager
Departments: Special Events
Reports to: Vice President of External Affairs and Chief Financial Officer
Works Closely With: Tangata General Manager, Patina Restaurant Group
FLSA Classification: Full-Time, Exempt

SUMMARY

This position manages all aspects of the Museums’ special events department including third party facility rentals and catering for events held at the Museum. This position works directly with the Tangata General Manager to provide a positive event experience for clients, vendors, and staff.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Maintain master calendar and update weekly calendar with timelines for events
  • Prepare and maintain all facility rental contracts; collect deposits and payments in a timely manner
  • Conduct walk-throughs with prospective clients as needed
  • Answer phone calls, event inquiries and e-mail communications in a timely manner
  • Secure certificates of liability insurance and other relevant information prior to the event date as needed
  • Track statistics (attendance, expenses, income, etc.) for museum events
  • Prepare detailed facility request forms, maps, etc., for staff who are assisting with the events
  • Coordinate physical set-up and tear-down arrangements for special events
  • Participate in special events planning meetings, sales strategies and outreach efforts
  • Support the marketing team and Tangata GM to sell facility rentals to reach fiscal goals by cultivating and soliciting business prospects for potential special events
  • Manage and work special events to ensure customer needs are met
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Conduct all responsibilities in a safe manner according to regulations (OSHA, IIPP, etc.)

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this position successfully, the 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

High School Diploma, minimum 2 years work experience.

Other Skills, Abilities, and/or Training

  • General computer and office skills, social media
  • Proficient with Microsoft® Office Suite
  • Ability to work extended hours as needed
  • Ability to work weekends
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work within strict deadlines
  • Good interpersonal skills and desire to be a team player
  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • Exceptional customer service skills
  • Excellent written communication skills (i.e. business letter writing, grammar, etc.)
  • Excellent oral communication skills (i.e. ability to deal effectively with others, speak professionally on the phone, etc.)

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Regularly required to remain seated in a normal position for long periods of time
  • Regularly required to stand for long periods of time
  • Regularly required to move about
  • Regularly required to climb stairs and/or ladders
  • Regularly required to maintain balance while walking, standing, crouching, or running
  • Occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, and/or crawl
  • Occasionally required to reach up and out with hands and arms
  • Regularly required to talk and hear; verbally express information or instructions
  • Regularly required to use hands to grasp objects, type, pick up objects, move objects, or hold objects
  • Occasionally required to lift up to 25 pounds and carry a distance of 10 feet
  • Occasionally required to push and/or pull up to 25 pounds a distance of 10 feet

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The individual is regularly exposed to indoor conditions and moderate noise level; the individual is occasionally exposed to outdoor weather and temperature extremes.

Disclaimer
The above information on this job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employee assigned to this job.

 

 

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