Collection Management Bootcamp

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work behind the scenes at a museum?

Undergraduate and graduate level college students interested in a career in the museum industry are invited to a Collection Management Bootcamp at the German American Heritage Center (GAHC) in collaboration with St. Ambrose University.

This one week bootcamp will offer students hands on experience working with museum collections and guidance for entering the industry. Read the syllabus to learn more about this program: Collection Management Bootcamp 2021 Summer Program Syllabus German American Heritage Center & Museum (2) 


Dates: July 12-16, 2021; 9am-4pm

Cost: $650

Scholarships are available, but not guaranteed


To attend this program, students must complete and submit an application packet to Erika Holshoe by June 25th. Applications received after this date will not be considered.


The Application packet consists of the following:

-Application Form: Collection Management Bootcamp Application (2)


-Personal Statement (instructions are outlined on Application Form)

-2 Letters of Recommendation (optional)

To submit your application packet, either email the materials to Erika Holshoe, Assistant Director at or mail them to

the GAHC 712 W 2nd St. Davenport, IA 52802


If you have any questions about this program, the application process, or any related matter, please contact:

Erika Holshoe

Assistant Director



We look forward to reviewing your aplication!