Paid Collections Technician Internship | Arlington, TX

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Paid Collections Technician Internship 


Museum Mission: The International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame collects, preserves, and researches bowling’s history, provides a suitable home for bowling’s major halls of fame, and makes the museum’s information and collection available to interested parties globally for education, promotion, and entertainment. 


Internship: Interns evaluate, arrange, describe, and catalog museum collections. Collections include a wide variety of objects such as film, literature, photos, artwork, textiles, sports equipment and documents.Interns assist the Curator in updating and changing existing exhibitions. Additional tasks include label writing, artifact research and selection, exhibit preparation, and monitoring environmental conditions. 


Projects and Responsibilities: 

  •         Organize museum collection space using museum best practices and procedures.
  •         Maintain and update artifacts records and in-coming donations using the museum collection Past Perfect database system.
  •         Assist in research for collection items and upcoming exhibitions.
  •         Assist in installation/deinstallation of exhibitions when necessary.
  •         Other duties as assigned.


  •         Student or recent graduate.
  •         Proficient in Microsoft Office.
  •         Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  •         Ability to follow directions and multi-task.
  •         Responsible, reliable, anddetail-oriented.
  •         Able to handle delicate and valuable materials with care.
  •         Must pass IBC’s Registered Volunteer Program background screenand drug test.
  •         Ability to adhere to the Code of Conduct of the Registered Volunteer Program.
  •         Able to lift 25lbs.
  •         6 months to 2years’ experience in a museum,special collection or a hands-on, art-related field. 


Duration of Internship: 3-8 months, ideally aligning with Fall and/or Spring Semester 

This is a paid position; hourly; part time; school credit can be earned for this internship in most cases 

Interested parties send resume and cover letter to Kari Smith at 


About International Bowling Museum & Hall of Fame 

The International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame collects, preserves and exhibits the 5,000-year history of the worldwide sport of bowling. Discover the region’s premier sports museum brimming with one-of-a-kind bowling artifacts, a unique bowling experience and a cutting-edge glimpse at the far-flung future of this global pastime. Pass through Bowling’s Hall of Fame where rare photos and vintage film clips tell the stories of bowling’s greatest legends. From the ancient Egyptians to British monarchs to an enterprising German immigrant, follow the sport’s journey from archeological digs to American taverns to today's cutting-edge computer assisted training centers. The International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame is located within the International Bowling Campus. The IBC is the educational, scientific and governing home of the sport. In addition to the museum, on campus you will find the Bowling Proprietors Association of America, The United States Bowling Congress, the International Training and Research Center.  

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Curator/Program Manager Kari Smith at with the email title “Deputy Curator Applicant First Name Last Name.”