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 for Kidseum.

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

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

Part-Time Seasonal Jobs Now Available

We are currently hiring for part-time seasonal work through August 30, 2020 to help during the Special Exhibit - Inside the Walt Disney Archives: 50 Years of Preserving the Magic.

Please scroll down to see the job descriptions for Sales Associate and Visitor Services Associate.

To apply, identify the position for which you are applying, then send your resume and a brief cover letter to HumanResources@Bowers.org; no phone calls please.


Visitor Service Associate

Department: Administration
Reports to: Director of Communications & Branding / Visitor Services Supervisor
Classification: Non-Exempt, Part-Time, Temporary

SUMMARY

The primary purpose of this position is to provide high quality customer service and a wide variety of information to Bowers Museum guests and staff, while facilitating ticket sales for museum admission, programs, special events, and membership. As the initial point of contact with museum patrons, the Visitor Service Associate is expected to be prepared to answer a multitude of questions ranging from information about museum fees, membership, exhibitions and programs to ensure that all visitors have a memorable and exemplary experience while visiting the museum.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Greet and provide information to patrons on all museum programs and services with enthusiasm and sincerity
  • Facilitate the sale of museum admission, public programs and special event tickets, museum memberships and promotions
  • Answer phone calls, assist callers with inquiries regarding museum programs and offerings, refer and forward calls to appropriate museum staff
  • Replenish museum promotional literature
  • Issue, collect and store audio tour headsets, as needed
  • Operate computer based register; handle credit card and cash transactions
  • Generate closing reports and balance cash transactions
  • Track and report daily museum attendance
  • Facilitate visitor surveys
  • 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 and/or Experience

High School Diploma; plus one year experience in a customer service or retail position; or equivalent combination of education and experience. A.A. or B.A. in Communications, Marketing, Anthropology, Art History or related area preferred.

Other Skills, Abilities, and/or Training

  • Cash handling experience
  • Exceptional customer service skills
  • Excellent oral communication skills (i.e. ability to deal effectively with others, speak professionally on the phone, etc.)
  • Sense of creativity
  • Good interpersonal skills and desire to be a team player
  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • Sense of creativity
  • Ability to use a multi-line phone system
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work within strict deadlines
  • Ability to work extended hours as needed
  • Ability to work weekends

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
  • Regularly required to maintain balance while walking, standing, crouching, or running
  • Occasionally required to reach up and out with hands and arms
  • Regularly required to speak and listen; verbally express information or instructions
  • Regularly required to use hands to grasp objects, type, pick up objects, move objects, or hold objects
  • Rarely required to lift up to 25 pounds and carry a distance of 10 feet
  • Rarely 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.

The individual is regularly exposed to indoor conditions and moderate noise level; occasionally exposed to outdoor weather and temperature extremes; rarely exposed to chemicals, fumes, dust or work safety hazards

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.


SALES ASSOCIATE

The primary responsibilities of the Sales Associate are to maintain outstanding customer service, generate sales, merchandise products, and support the Gallery Store management team as follows:

  • Ensure each customer receives outstanding service by Bowers Museum Store standards
  • Maintain awareness of all promotions and advertisements.
  • Uphold merchandising and store cleanliness standards
  • Participate in the processing of 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
  • Aid customers in locating merchandise in store
  • Answer customers’ questions and provide information on procedures and policies
  • Encourage customers to sign up for membership

Qualifications

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Must be able and willing to work flexible hours including weekends and holidays
  • Have knowledge of basic software related products along with a willingness to learn
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to communicate clearly and effectively in all situations
  • Be a fast learner, cheerful with a positive attitude
  • Previous experience in a retail environment
  • Knowledge of retail computer systems and accuracy in cash handling
  • 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, and ability to multi-task

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to lift heavy objects (50 pounds or more) from time to time as required.
  • Ability to stand for an extended period of time
  • Move and handle boxes of merchandise and fixtures throughout the store, which entails lifting and perform all functions as set forth

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