Student Opportunities

Education Program for volunteers

Mount Holyoke students are invited to participate in the Art Museum's extremely successful education program, which is offered to area schools each spring semester. Student volunteers are trained to present a participatory archaeology lesson in the classroom. This lesson has been developed to prepare elementary- and middle-school students for a field trip to tour the Museum’s ancient collection. For information about the program, contact the Museum at 413.538.2245. New volunteers to the program generally begin in the fall semester with a series of trainings to prepare for delivering lessons in area schools in the spring.

Internships for volunteers

Special projects provide students an opportunity to learn about professional museum operations by working with the registrar, curator, or director.  Examples of possible projects include: helping to install an exhibition, reviewing and cataloging records on art objects, and researching potential new acquisitions.  Projects may last a few weeks, an entire semester or an entire year.  For more information, contact the Museum’s Business and Events Manager Debbie Davis at 413.538.2096. 

The Society of Art Goddesses

The Society of Art Goddesses is Mount Holyoke College’s registered student organization whose mission is to share the Art Museum’s resources with college and university students and to serve as ambassadors in the Five College community. Goddess members are MHC students interested in learning about art in a relaxed atmosphere while having fun. Members support the work of the Museum during the academic year by helping to plan student-centered events such as an art masquerade party, art career panels, and more. The Art Goddesses also organize daytrips to museums, galleries and artists’ studios, all the while cultivating campus appreciation and awareness of art and art museums. Membership is free to students, and includes complimentary museum newsletters and invitations to all events. Students from all majors are encouraged to join! For information contact the Society of Art Goddesses co-chairs, Mary Rigler or Madi Chatz.

Benefits of Membership:

  • Plan & promote student events
  • Volunteer at community projects and special events
  • Exercise your creativity
  • Make friends
  • Learn about art
  • Build your resume

Spa Night

Spa Night is a spectacular art bash that happens every fall. Members of the Society of the Art Goddess host the event with the help of supporting student organizations and partnerships. From yoga and meditation in the Asian Gallery to henna tattoos and massages, Spa Night is an event not to be missed! Designed for students by students!

Spa Night features:

  • A spa oasis
  • A relaxing atmosphere 
  • A themed lecture
  • Massages, yoga, mediation . . .
  • Refreshing food and drinks