College Programs

Crystal Bridges offers a host of resources for college students, including workshops and classes, public lectures, the Crystal Bridges Library, guided tours for college groups, and internships in a variety of departments throughout the Museum.

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College Ambassador

Be a Crystal Bridges College Ambassador for Art!

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is seeking applications for our College Ambassador program. College Ambassadors are students from across the region with a passion for the arts. The program’s mission is to enhance collegiate learning through professional practice and research, create networking opportunities, and enliven Museum programs and engagement for college students. Ambassadors explore many facets of the Museum and become part of a vibrant group working together to take action through art.

College Ambassador Application

Who is Eligible

All registered college and university students (freshmen through Master’s level) with an interest in art, art-making, and community engagement are eligible to apply.  The application is not limited to art students, as we encourage those from all disciplines to participate.  College Ambassadors should be dedicated students willing to make a commitment of time and talent to make a difference at the Museum. We are requesting a full school-year commitment for both fall semester 2015 and spring semester 2016.  We are looking for students who can meet biweekly.  Up to 25 participants will be selected.

How to Apply

Applicants should fill out an online application, which includes a brief essay of from 500 to 1,000 words stating why you are interested in being a College Ambassador.

Applications are due by September 7, 2015 and applicants will be notified of results by September 11. The first meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 16, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Museum.  Meetings will continue to be held biweekly on Wednesday evenings.


If you have any questions about the program, please contact Sara Segerlin, Senior Museum Educator, at [email protected] or 479-418-5714.

College Ambassadors are are sponsored by Stephen and Claudia Strange.

College Ambassador Application

College | University Group Visit

Crystal Bridges offers free Guided Tours for college groups. 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


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 listing, and application information.

Internships offer the opportunity for college students to not only expand your academic knowledge and improve your skills, but also apply these in practical ways under the direct supervision of Crystal Bridges staff. Museum internships are offered as the opportunity or need arises within the Museum, and are posted on the Crystal Bridges Careers and Internships page.


Career Opportunities

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