Considering a Museum Career?

Unlock your passion and join our team at Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West. Explore exciting career opportunities that blend art, history, and culture. We collaborate to preserve and showcase the vibrant heritage of the Southwest.

Internship Opportunity

Western Spirit s seeking a junior or senior college student to apply for its Fall 2023 “Sandy and Jim Bruner Scholar Program”.

The mission statement for the Sandy and Jim Bruner Scholars Program was defined, unanimously approved and documented by the original Scholar Committee on June 15, 2022. Members of the committee included Billie Orr, Joan Fudala, David and Diana Smith, Jennifer Sands, Marshall Trimble and James Burns.

The internship is worth $3600, paid to the Scholar over a four-month period, for approximately twenty hours per week of guided learning experiences in the museum, depending on the student’s interests, such as art history, education, or museum administration. Read about Natalie Reichert’s experience as Western Spirit’s Bruner Scholar for Spring 2023 here.

Interested students may send a resume and a letter of application to:

Bruner Scholar Program
c/o Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West
3830 N. Marshall Way
Scottsdale, AZ 85251


For further information about the Bruner Scholar Program, call 480-515-2510.


If you would like us to keep you in mind for future openings, please email your resume to: