Laura Weston, Art Advisory Board Fellow, July 2008 Photograph Jessica Lavallee
Laura Weston, Art Advisory Board Fellow, July 2008 Photograph Jessica Lavallee

Job Opportunities for Students

The Museum offers a variety of paid job opportunities for students throughout the year. Student positions include receptionist/gallery guards, collections management assistant, curatorial assistants and Education Outreach Fellow. These opportunities are highly sought after, resulting in a very competitive application process. In recognition of the valuable contribution that student volunteers make to the Museum, current and former Museum volunteers are given first notification when job vacancies occur. Therefore, students interested in securing a paid Museum position are strongly encouraged to gain experience as a Museum volunteer in order to strengthen their application. Student job openings are only posted to the College’s CDC website when an inadequate number of current and former volunteers apply for an opening.

Pierre and Tana Matisse Curatorial Internship

This internship provides experience in various aspects of Museum operations related to both curatorial projects and academic outreach. It may include cataloguing, research, working on exhibitions, supporting class visits, data entry, and clerical work.

Art Museum Advisory Board Fellowship

The Art Museum Advisory Board of the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum sponsors a fellowship position to afford a recent graduate a one-year period in which to extend her/his education and professional training. Intended to be equivalent to an entry-level position in an art museum setting, the fellowship is designed to provide the recipient the opportunity to learn a broad range of curatorial, research, collection management, and administrative skills. The fellowship may be may be renewed for a second year.

Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Internships for Mount Holyoke College Students

Project-based mentored internships, under the supervision of the Director, Curator, Collections Manager, and Museum Educator are offered each semester, during January term, and in the summer. Designed as a unique opportunity for Mount Holyoke College students, the Museum awards both part-time and full-time paid internships throughout the year. Students seeking part-time internships that run with the academic calendar, beginning each fall and continuing through the spring and summer semesters, should apply in writing to the Museum the semester before their anticipated start date. Students can also choose to apply for full-time paid summer or January term internships. Through this variety of opportunities, interns are exposed to a broad spectrum of museum activities, including cataloguing and researching works of art, assisting in the planning and installation of special exhibitions, reading and editing gallery texts and publication materials, and participating in program planning, publicity, and marketing.