Bainbridge Island Museum of Art

Job Overview

  • Experience Level Junior
  • Highest Qualification Graduate

DEPARTMENT:                       Education

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:     Senior Manager of Museum Education & Community

STATUS:                                  Part-time, hourly.                                          

HOURS:                                   Approximately 25 hours, with weekend and evening availability, spanning 9 weeks from July 1st – August 30th.

COMPENSATION:                   $18/ hour



The Bainbridge Island Museum of Art is a non-profit art museum that strongly believes in our mission to inspire curiosity, wonder, and understanding by connecting people with the contemporary arts and craft of the Puget Sound region. BIMA is dedicated to inclusivity, filling our spaces with diverse employees, guests, and artists. We strive to ensure all voices are heard, valued, and welcomed into our spaces regardless of their race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. These are all elements that play into an individual’s uniqueness, and here at BIMA, uniqueness is celebrated.

The Johnna Kleisner Education & Community Engagement Internship will work under the guidance of BIMA’s Education team on a variety of programs at the museum, provide support for our youth summer camps, and engage with the community through events and community projects. The internship offers an opportunity to develop a greater understanding of education programs at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art. In addition to gaining hands-on experience with children, families, and visitors, this internship will provide an opportunity to evaluate museum programming and collaborate with museum staff to deliver engaging public-facing experiences.

The internship is for anyone interested in and excited by an in-depth and immersive experience of non-profit museum education and community engagement.


  • Research and develop educational resources for visitors and K-12 school field trip groups.
  • Assist in supervision of summer camp participants (ages 6-13) during art classes and activity breaks. This includes positive behavior management.
  • Assist the summer camp program staff in setting up supplies and cleaning up after activities.
  • Facilitate education programs, like Art in Action, which are part of BIMA’s Saturday Art Markets and First Friday events
  • Support the Education department’s administrative tasks, projects, and programs as needed.


  • Currently enrolled to start, working towards, or recent completion of an undergraduate or graduate degree in educations, arts administration, fine art, museum studies, nonprofit management, or other related field.
  • Significant interest in education, art, and/or museum work.
  • Experience in the arts, art education, or working with youth.
  • Creative, energetic, and attentive.
  • Must pass a background check.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Well-organized and adaptive to changing priorities.
  • Ability to work efficiently on project, both independently and as a team member.
  • Proficiency with Google Business Suite.
  • Ability to work flexible and variable hours, including some evenings and weekends depending on scheduled events and Education Program needs.
  • Ability to walk frequently, stand for extended periods, climb, push, lift (up to 30 lbs), stoop, carry equipment and materials.
  • Represent BIMA to the public and all stakeholders in a positive and professional manner, providing outstanding service to all clients.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility.


  • 25 hours per week, for 9 weeks total from July 1st – August 30th
  • Working hours will be 11am – 4pm, Mondays – Fridays with occasional weekend and evening fours for special events and community programs
  • Saturday Art Markets (11am – 2pm) on 7/6, 7/13, 7/20 & 7/27
  • First Fridays (4:30 – 8:30pm) on 7/5 & 8/2


  • A Personal Statement of no more than 500 words detailing:
    • How your culture, background, or artistic/ professional experiences inform your perspective on arts education and community.
    • How questions of equity and inclusion relate to your personal and professional goals.
    • What you hope to gain from this experience and how it might enhance your education and career plans.
  • A Resume, which describes experience you believe is relevant to this internship and your professional goals. This may include professional experience, volunteer work, extracurricular activities, community service, and academic projects.
  • A Letter of Recommendation, ideally from a teacher, supervisor, or mentor.

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