Interested in a career in the arts? There are many ways for students to gain experience and get involved at the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum. 


We offer paid student internships with the Museum’s education, curatorial, and collections management departments during the academic year. Available positions are posted in the fall and spring on the JobX websitePositions for Fall 2021 will be posted in mid-April.

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.


Receptionist/guard positions are posted through the JobX website typically in April for the following academic year, and again in November if positions become available for the spring semester.


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 are unpaid but students receive academic credit for their participation in the year-long program. Applications  are accepted on a rolling basis in the spring semester for consideration for the 2021-22 program. This year's application deadline is May 15 and virtual interviews will be conducted shortly thereafter.


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.