Interested in a career in the arts? Find more information below about MHCAM paid positions for students as well as the College’s biannual Crafting a Life in the Arts career event.


  • Museum Engagment Intern
  • Museum Curatorial Intern
  • Museum Student Guide

You can also search in Workday Student Jobs Hub. The deadline for all positions is Sunday, April 14, 2024 at 11:59 pm.


We offer paid student internships with the Museum’s engagement, curatorial, and collections management departments during the academic year. Available positions are posted in the fall and spring on the Workday Student Jobs portal.

The Museum also hosts a limited number of LYNK interns during the summer months through the regular Career Development Center application process. The Almara History in Museums J-Term Internship is an additional opportunity available through the History Department, in which an MHC student spends January conducting original research related to objects or special collections within the Art and/or Skinner Museums.

STUDENT receptionist positions

Receptionists greet and assist Museum visitors, as well as help monitor the gallery spaces. When these positions are available, they will be posted on Workday in the late fall and the late spring for the following semester. Currently there are no open positions.


Another great way to be involved with the Museum is the Student Guide Program, which offers students an opportunity to learn about the Museum's collection and give tours to campus, community, and K-12 audiences. These positions either receive student employment compensation or academic credit for their participation in the year-long program. Applications will be posted on Workday and are due in the late spring for the following academic year.


For those interested in pursuing museum careers, Mount Holyoke’s network of alums can be an invaluable resource. Every two years, the Museum collaborates with other arts departments on campus and the Career Development Center to organize Crafting a Life in the Arts, a career event featuring alum panelists working in a variety of arts-related professions.

We encourage you to reach out to Museum staff to learn more.