Document Type

Master's Report

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Arts Administration




During the spring of 2002 I completed an internship witb the Rivertown museums and attractions in Kenner, Louisiana. I spent a great deal of time with Rivertown's Director,Mrs. Barbara Morris, to get a true feel of what it takes to run such a large number of diverse facilities. The following report gives a detailed overview of this internship, including my responsibilities and outcomes of my assistance. During my internship, I gained a large amount of knowledge regarding the variety of skills needed to run a non-profit, cultural organization. In the process of learning about the general practices of Rivertown, I was also able to assist with several special projects. This report shows the detail of my learning experience at Rivertown and analyzes it in such a way as to provide the fullest educational experience possible.