Become an ambassador for the arts!

Crystal Bridges offers a unique Museum experience for college students to explore their passion for the arts in a supportive College Ambassador program. The group’s mission is to develop a rewarding platform for college students to connect with art and create valuable networking opportunities within the Museum and the community through exciting and enriching learning experiences. The College Ambassadors initiative is to practice community engagement both at Crystal Bridges and on college and university campuses in the surrounding Northwest Arkansas region. Meetings are accessible and informal, held twice a month with the Crystal Bridges staff on each NWA campus (John Brown University, University of Arkansas, and Northwest Arkansas Community College). The second meeting is hosted at the Museum for an art experience. All ambassadors become part of a vibrant group working together to take action through art.

College Ambassadors are are sponsored by Stephen and Claudia Strange.


College Ambassador Application


How to Apply

Applicants from the University of Arkansas, John Brown University, and Northwest Arkansas Community College should fill out an online application, which includes a brief essay from 500 to 1,000 words stating why you are interested in being a College Ambassador.

Applications are due by Friday, October 9, 2015 at 5 p.m. and applicants will be notified of results within a week of the deadline.


Meeting Schedule

The first Museum experience at Crystal Bridges will be held on Wednesday, September 30, 2015. Meetings will happen twice a month, first on your campus and then at the Museum. Click below for the full fall 2015 to spring 2016 schedule of meetings and events for the College Ambassadors.

Download our calendar!


College | University Group Visit

Crystal Bridges offers free guided tours for college groups. These tours are an excellent offering for professors looking to integrate the Museum’s collection into their course studies. If you are a college or university student group and would like to schedule either a guided tour or a self-guided Museum visit, please complete the following College/University Group Visit Request Form. Following your request, a Museum Educator will contact you to discuss the goals of your tour and to confirm the date and time of your visit.


College | University Group Tour Request Form


Careers & Internships

Crystal Bridges offers a number of full- and part-time employment opportunities for college students in a variety of areas. Visit the Museum’s Careers and Internships page for a current listings and application information.


Career Opportunities