Art Bridges Fellows Program Intern, Fall 2021-Spring 2022

Job Title

Art Bridges Fellows Program Intern, Fall 2021-Spring 2022

Job Description

Art Bridges is the vision of philanthropist and arts patron Alice Walton. The mission of Art Bridges is to expand access to American art in all regions across the United States. Since 2017, Art Bridges has been creating and supporting programs that bring outstanding works of American art out of storage and into communities. Art Bridges partners with a growing network of nearly 150 museums of all sizes and locations to provide financial and strategic support for exhibition development, loans from the Art Bridges collection, and programs designed to educate, inspire, and deepen engagement with local audiences. The Art Bridges Collection features American masterworks of early American to present day and encompasses painting, sculpture, and photography.

The Art Bridges Fellows Program seeks one intern to employ for both fall 2021 and spring 2022 semesters (September 1, 2021- April 15, 2022). The intern will assist with all aspects of research, development, and project management for the new Art Bridges Fellows Program. This program will advance Art Bridges’ mission by supporting early career museum professionals placed in partner institutions to develop collection projects that get art out of storage, create access for others, foster community engagement, and inspire experimentation.


Duties will include:

• Supporting the launch of the Art Bridges Fellows Program
• Assisting with documentation and evaluation of Art Bridges Fellows Program activities
• Conducting background research and preparing for meetings with partners
• Collaborating on proposals for DEAI, professional development, and other programming for Art Bridges fellows and partners
• Developing content and resources for the Art Bridges website and social media

Preferred candidates will be passionate about expanding access to art with skills in critical thinking, problem-solving, research, communications, writing, and building interpersonal relationships. The intern should possess intellectual curiosity, flexibility, and openness to give and receive feedback. They will be interested in American art, community engagement, social justice, and DEAI. Applicants must be prepared for a hands on experience. The intern will have the ability to work with diverse partners, listen, ask questions, adapt, and collaborate.

The 12-week fall internship will run from Wednesday, September 1, 2021 to Wednesday, November 24, 2021. The 12-week spring internship will run Monday, January 24, 2022 to Friday, April 15, 2022. The intern will work 10-15 hours per week as determined with supervisor.

Art Bridges is committed to a diverse workforce and to providing training for the next generation of museum professionals. Students from historically underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.


Minimum qualifications

● Currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate student
● Excellent organizational, communication, and writing skills
● Ability to balance tasks and deadlines with an eye to detail
● Dependable and punctual
● Focus on follow through and making recommendations for improvement
● Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite is required
● A background check is required
● Must maintain the confidentiality of all non-public information


Areas of support

The Art Bridges Fellows Program Intern will actively participate and perform duties in some of the following functional areas:

• Assist the Art Bridges Fellows Program Director in the pilot year of the program
o Preparing for meetings with potential partner museums
o Further expanding national network with other art museum fellowships programs
o Supporting the creation of resources and tool kits for fellows and partner museums
o Tracking and analyzing relevant metrics to the program
o Updating information in the database related to fellows and interns

• Meeting attendance
o Attend all staff and department meetings
o Attend project meetings
o Collaborate with other interns, curators, program administrators, education/programming staff, registrars, web developers, and others
o Other duties as assigned


Please submit a resume and cover letter to be considered for this internship. The application deadline is July 26, 2021.

Internship Compensation
$12/hr or course credit if needed

Timeline
· Application due by July 26, 2021
· Intern selected by August 13, 2021


Physical Demands and Work Environment:


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an intern to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands: In the work environment described herein, the position requires work at a desk and utilizing a computer for prolonged periods of time, and excellent eye/hand coordination.
Work Environment: Work will be in-person in Bentonville with options to occasionally work remotely as discussed with supervisor.
Computer Equipment: If you do not have a laptop, one may be provided to you.


Art Bridges is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building and maintaining a culturally diverse workplace that is free of discrimination and harassment of any kind. We encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.

Basic Qualifications

● Currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate student
● Excellent organizational, communication, and writing skills
● Ability to balance tasks and deadlines with an eye to detail
● Dependable and punctual
● Focus on follow through and making recommendations for improvement
● Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite is required
● A background check is required
● Must maintain the confidentiality of all non-public information