Employment Opportunities


Current Employment Opportunities

Sales Associate


The primary responsibilities of the Sales Associate is to maintain outstanding customer service, generate sales, merchandise products, and support the store management team. Computer skills a plus: E-commerce, Photoshop, This position is part-time, mostly weekends.


  • Ensure each customer receives outstanding service by Bowers Museum Gallery Store standards
  • Be well versed on product assortment
  • Maintain awareness of all promotions and museum events.
  • Uphold merchandising and store cleanliness standards
  • Process new shipments and help the team to keep the receiving and back stock area clean and organized
  • Responsive of safety issues
  • Conscious of shoplifting activity
  • Assist customers in locating merchandise in store
  • Answer customers’ questions and provide information on procedures and policies
  • Encourage customers to sign up for membership


  • Must be able to work flexible hours, particularly weekends, to meet the needs of the business
  • Have knowledge of basic software related products along with a willingness to learn
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to communicate clearly and effectively in all situations
  • Be a fast learner, cheerful, with a positive attitude
  • Previous selling experience in a retail environment
  • Knowledge of retail computer systems
  • A commitment to service excellence and customer satisfaction
  • A strong team player yet still able to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Excellent communication skills, exceptional organizational ability, high attention to detail, ability to multi-task


  • Must be able to lift heavy objects (30 pounds or more) from time to time as required.
  • Ability to stand for an extended period of time
  • Move and handle boxes of merchandise, which entails lifting

Please send your resume to HumanResources@Bowers.org, no phone calls.

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.


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


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.


  • 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.)


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.


  • 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


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

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.


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 accepted on an ongoing basis.

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.

Notice: All applicants must show proof of covid vaccination, no exceptions.


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 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.

Notice: All applicants must show proof of covid vaccination, no exceptions.


Volunteer Application Form



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