Opportunities

Opportunities

  • Research Associate

    Position Title: Research Associate
    Department: Collections
    Reports to: Curator of Collections and Special Exhibitions
    FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt (Full time - Regular)

    SUMMARY

    The primary purpose of this position is to produce and record research in support of the Museum’s collections.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

    • Researches and contributes to the records of the permanent collection and the Museum’s constituent and exhibition records using the Museum’s database.
    • Performs research to assist the Curator of Collections and Special Exhibitions in the evaluation of potential acquisitions.
    • Researches perspective and scheduled exhibitions, finds supplementary exhibition materials including texts, videos, interviews, images, etc.
    • Assists in the organization of exhibitions by maintaining object lists, exhibition materials, timelines, and image permissions and copyright information.
    • Reviews exhibition materials and texts for accuracy.
    • May assist with the planning and production of exhibition materials and texts.
    • May assist in the installation of exhibitions as needed.
    • Edits and plans texts for exhibition and collection catalogs.
    • Maintains digital and printed archives of exhibitions.
    • Leads and tracks volunteer projects.
    • Answers public and staff inquiries related to exhibitions and permanent collections.
    • General administrative and organizational tasks related to Department activities.
    • Other duties as assigned
    • Conduct all responsibilities in a safe manner according to regulations (OSHA, EPA, 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

    B.A degree in Art History, Museum Studies or Anthropology is required; plus one year of experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

    Other Skills, Abilities, and/or Training

    • Experience with TMS database
    • Familiarity with industry terms and processes
    • Ability to work extended hours as needed
    • Ability to work weekends, if needed
    • Ability to preserve confidentiality of information
    • 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
    • Excellent written communication skills (i.e. business writing, grammar, etc.)
    • Excellent oral communication skills (i.e. ability to deal effectively with others; speak professionally on the phone, etc.)
    • Excellent documentation skills (i.e. citation, bibliography, etc.)
    • Sense of creativity
    • Proficient with Microsoft® Office Suite

    TO APPLY: Please send your resume and cover letter along with a writing sample so that we can evaluate your fit for the position; submit 5 pages of academic writing that you feel best represents your writing style and capabilities. Send to: HumanResources@Bowers.org. No phone calls please.

  • Volunteer at the Bowers

    Volunteer Application Form

    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.

  • Bowers Internship Program

    The Bowers Internship Program is only accepting qualified applications for the Collections Department at this time

    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.

    Internships are open to undergraduates, graduate students and recent graduates. Internships are year round, and applications are accepted on a rolling basis. We request that all application material be submitted no later than one (1) month prior to desired start date. Interns are requested to commit a minimum of 15 hours a week for a duration of no less than 3 months. Unless noted, internships are unpaid.

    Due to the unique nature of each department, qualifications, responsibilities, and duration of program may vary. Interns are encouraged to conduct all responsibilities in a safe manner according to regulations (OSHA, etc.) For a complete description of museum policies and procedures, please contact Human Resources. Additional information can also be found on the internship application.

    In addition to the internship application, please submit a resume and cover letter detailing the specific departments you are interested in working with, as well as any qualifications and experience you may have relating to your area of interest.

    Internship Application Form

    Please submit your Internship 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.