During the summer 2017, I held an adult public programs internship at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas. This opportunity launched my interest in pursuing a museum career. I am forever thankful for my time at the museum.
The Adult Public Programs internship with Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is designed to provide an overview of the skills and responsibilities required to develop educational programs and activities to enhance museum engagement for an adult audience.
To provide the intern with both real world education and experience as well as applicable hands on capabilities, a primary responsibility for this summer position is learning to perform the duties necessary to support adult programs including–performances, films, lectures, gallery programs, nature programs, studio art classes, community offsite events, and museum wide events and parties. Program tasks include art education research, registration, materials preparation, guest service, event production, and program facilitation.