Internship Program

Interns gain first-hand experience at a local art museum and are assigned to a specific department. They may assist with the following:

Curatorial & Collections Management

  • Help maintain and update collection database
  • Organize key records related to the museum's permanent collection and donor history 
  • Exhibition research, planning, and installation
  • Consolidate and organize records of the museum's history
  • Maintain and update the museum's research library on Utah artists

Education

  • Develop and write curriculum materials 
  • Create and prepare media resources, including photography and video
  • Plan, implement, and assist with events and public programs

Operations

  • Assist in researching, preparing, and writing grant applications
  • Interact with the press and the public regarding museum initiatives and events
  • Perform database management
  • Help plan and execute fundraising events and membership drives.

Requirements

Internship applicants must be able to commit to at least one semester (12 weeks) of service and serve a minimum of six hours per week in their area of specialty. Prior to the start of internships, all accepted interns will be required to attend a general orientation meeting and obtain a background check.

Applications should fill out an online Intern Application and submit the following materials to our Volunteer Coordinator at SMAtours@springville.org:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume with three professional/academic references
  3. One to two page writing sample and/or design portfolio (if applicable)

Winter Semester

  • Application Deadline - November 10th
  • Intern Orientation - January 3rd
  • Internship Begins - January 8th 
  • Internship Ends - April 18th