Each year, the Art Museum offers a variety of opportunities for students seeking experience in museum work. While many of these are specifically for students at University of Saint Joseph, students at Hartford Consortium members or from other institutions are encouraged to get in touch with the Art Museum if they have a serious interest in museum work. Current opportunities are posted on the Art Museum’s website.
The Art Museum offers unpaid single-semester and academic-year internships. University of Saint Joseph students may receive academic credit with the approval of a faculty sponsor. Past offerings have included internships in Exhibitions, Collections Management, Conservation, and Museum Education. Current offerings are posted on the Art Museum’s website and on the website of the University’s Center for Student Research & Creative Activity. Unpaid internships are also available to undergraduate and graduate students from other institutions, as well to select high-school students.
One to three paid positions for eligible University of Saint Joseph students are available at the Art Museum each academic year. Former work-study students have catalogued works of art, developed mailing lists, and helped move the permanent collection into new storage rooms.
The Art Museum offers paid graduate assistantships for University of Saint Joseph students (usually one per year). Duties are similar to those performed by interns as described above.
The Art Museum is always in need of volunteers. Long- and short-term opportunities are available throughout the year and include projects in education, public relations and marketing. Special calls for volunteers are posted on our website. Call or email Rochelle Oakley for further information.
Joining the Friends of the Art Museum organization is another way to become more involved with the Art Museum. Membership dues support acquisitions and programming, and members receive special benefits including program and trip discounts and special receptions.
Contact us to find out more about the opportunities available.
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