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.

 

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

Accountant

Position Title: Accountant
Department: Accounting
Reports to: Sr. V.P. of Administration/Chief Financial Officer
FLSA Classification: Full-Time, Exempt

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to HumanResources@Bowers.org

SUMMARY

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 reports for regulatory agencies and tax authorities. Support mission and vision of Museum throughout performance of duties.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Bi-weekly 403(b) data input on Principal Financial website
  • Monthly bank reconciliation and credit card fees posted to general ledger
  • Monthly medical, dental, vision, life and long-term disabilities benefits worksheets
  • Monthly photocopier and postage machine reports with worksheet and journal entries
  • Monthly utilities accrued report (gas, water, electric)
  • Monthly facilities rental posting to general ledger
  • Print monthly cost-of-goods-sold and consignment report and post to general ledger
  • Daily ACME worksheets from cash receipts
  • Daily store cash receipts
  • Group tours reports
  • Maintain all the affiliate council accounts, cut reimbursement checks, deposit funds, bank reconciliations
  • Double-check cash count before bank deposits
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Conduct all responsibilities in a safe manner according to regulations (OSHA, IIPP, etc)

QUALIFICATIONS

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 & EXPERIENCE

Bachelors’ degree in Accounting required; and, five 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. Strong and pleasant professional demeanor and interpersonal skills, ability to preserve confidentiality and work within strict deadlines. Self-starter with the ability to work independently or in a group environment. Advanced computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft 365, particularly Excel; experience with, or ability to quickly learn ACME, Blackbaud and TAM software programs. Creative problem-solving, customer service, written and oral communication skills a must. Familiarity with industry terms and processes.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Regularly required to remain seated in a normal position for long periods of time
  • Occasionally required to stand for long periods of time
  • Regularly required to move about
  • Occasionally required to climb stairs and/or ladders
  • Occasionally required to maintain balance while walking, standing, crouching, or running
  • Rarely required to stoop, kneel, crouch, and/or crawl
  • Rarely required to reach up and out with hands and arms
  • Regularly required to talk and hear, verbally express information or instructions
  • Occasionally 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 work environment characteristics described here are representative of those encountered while performing the essential functions of this job. Rarely exposed to outdoor weather and temperature extremes. Regularly exposed to indoor conditions. Rarely exposed to extreme noise level. Rarely exposed to chemicals, fumes, dust, or work safety hazards

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.