Allentown Art Museum is seeking an organized and highly motivated intern for the Membership & Development Internship for the Spring of 2022.

This individual will focus on:

  • Assisting in increasing a membership base of approximately 1,200 members across all levels and demographics as the Museum strives to become a more financially accessible community resource
  • Assisting in developing long-term relationships with younger audiences to sustain the membership program for many years to come
  • Assisting in launching a revised membership program including conversion to a new database system

This individual will complete the internship with:

  • Practical experience and skills in research, organization of data, and cultivation and stewardship of donors as well as crafting of materials such as letters, reports, and information about programs, exhibits, etc.
  • Development and refined marketing skills, in crafting of marketing and promotional materials to members and prospective members

Responsibilities may include:

  • Researching successful models for membership programs with a particular focus on programs that attract young benefactors and young professionals.
  • Providing assistance in preparing to launch the membership program including database set up and input on promotional materials, marketing, and communications.
  • Developing a program for increasing support and participation from members in diverse demographics which will help to sustain membership in the future and provide a vibrant member base.
  • Assisting in the areas of grants and donor relations, conducting research, gather statistics, and organize data to use in the grant proposal and reporting process
  • Providing a model for ongoing support of programs, exhibitions, and initiatives in the form organized data that can be used when applying for grants and funding

Additional Information:

Some evening and weekend hours may be required based on Museum events or programs.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please note that this internship is hybrid and therefore will occur both at the Museum and remotely. Any physical interactions will strictly adhere to social distancing and hygienic measures as mandated by the Pennsylvania State policy.


  • Collaborative, highly organized, responsible, and reliable
  • Positive attitude, and personable and gregarious nature are also a plus
  • Have an interest in fundraising, development, or marketing


The Allentown Art Museum is proud to offer stipends to Interns accepted into the Spring 2022 program. Other benefits include a complimentary Student Membership. This membership gives access to discounts at several local shops and eateries. The intern also receives a discount at the Museum Store.

Stipends are provided at the end of the semester and are dependent upon the completion of the program.

Application Instructions:

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Applicants must supply the following materials to be considered for this position:

  1. A letter of interest outlining how the candidate’s qualifications and experiences align with the position description.
  2. A curriculum vitae.

Send materials to education@allentown-art-museum.local with the subject line “Membership & Development Application.”

State and Federal Clearances as well as a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can begin work with the Allentown Art Museum.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Allentown Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

About Allentown Art Museum:

Founded in 1934 and incorporated in 1939, the Allentown Art Museum is the premier public visual arts facility in northeastern, PA. The Museum strives to be an inclusive regional resource that uses arts and culture to drive interaction, education, experimentation, and social change. The AAM offers exhibitions and programs that inspire, teach, transform, and engage our Valley–one person, one idea at a time. Overall, our vision is to stimulate the active exploration of the arts and provide access, education, and engagement. Our goals include developing innovative programs to ensure that we can listen, respond to, and serve our community effectively. The Museum maintains a collection of 20,000 works of art in a 54,000+ sq. ft. facility, enjoying 60,000-70,000 visitors annually.