School Tours Internship

Bellevue Arts Museum - Bellevue, WA4.0

InternshipEstimated: $18,000 - $24,000 a year

Department: Education/Curatorial
Reports to: Education Coordinator
Term: December 2018/January 2019– July 2019
Hours: Flexible, ideally 6-10 hours per week
Type: Internship
Compensation: Experience and/or college credit only


Bellevue Arts Museum provides a public forum for the community to contemplate, appreciate, and discuss visual culture. We work with audiences, artists, makers, and designers to understand our shared experience of the world.


Bellevue Arts Museum is seeking an individual for an internship in the Education Department. This person would primarily assist in supporting the museum’s tour programs by scheduling tour groups, compiling information, coordinating with area schools and other groups, and assisting with the implementation of BAM’s new STEAM Team tour for middle schools. This position is ideally suited for someone who communicates well, is reliable, detail oriented, friendly, and outgoing. It offers excellent experience for individuals interested in museum education, gallery tour programs, art, craft, and design, and museum studies. Days and times are flexible, but availability on most Mondays, Wednesdays, and/or Fridays is preferred. Knowledge of Excel and Microsoft Outlook is a must. The internship offers excellent experience for individuals interested in docent programs, informal education, museum studies, or arts administration.

This position is suited for a college student who is organized, detail-oriented, friendly, outgoing, and a clear communicator. Bellevue Arts Museum will work with students to provide educational opportunities that meet college requirements. We encourage interns to seek academic credit for their internship and will assist to help the intern receive it. Check with your advisor or department chair to inquire about your school's requirements.


  • Schedule and coordinate all Museum school tours
  • Assist with the implementation of BAM’s new STEAM Team tour for middle schoolers; including curriculum development, docent training, and pilot testing
  • Track statistics and assemble and report on school tour programs
  • Communicate, via email and phone, with group contacts and docents
  • Work with Education and Marketing departments to update website with current tour and docent information
  • Update and maintain lists of school contacts in surrounding areas of King County
  • Update and maintain tour/group visit documents (evaluation, sign-in, docent research forms)
  • Assist docent and BAM staff with school group check-in
  • Assist BAM staff with art projects for youth tours including set-up and clean-up (may require schedule adjustment)
  • Work with tour contacts and BAM staff to plan art projects relating to exhibitions, and maintain art supplies for projects


  • Excellent written communication skills with correct grammar and spelling
  • Interest in museum education, education, or related field
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite is a must (PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Outlook)
  • Ability to plan, think through scenarios, and problem solve
  • Must be able to work independently and in a team
  • Attention to detail related to data and record-keeping
  • Physical requirement: manual dexterity and ability to lift up to 25 lbs.


To apply, email your résumé and a brief letter of interest to Colleen Shelton, Volunteer Coordinator. No calls. Applications will be reviewed as they arrive,

Job Type: Internship