A Student Volunteer Program gives students (volunteers and interns) from various departments the opportunity to gain experience for potential careers in the Museum field. Although a wide variety of experience is possible, students participate most frequently in the Education Program of the Museum. Servscript hours are posted on students’ transcripts for the number of hours worked in the Museum each semester.
Volunteer positions are limited and are available on a first-come first-served basis depending upon the current projects and needs of the Museum. Most of the Museum’s volunteers are members of the student population and students are given priority for positions.
The MoFA Education Department accepts up to three interns a semester on a first-come first-served basis. Internships are available for undergraduates pursuing the museum studies minor, graduates pursuing the the Specialized Study in Museum Theory and Practice, or any student pursuing degrees in art history, art education/administration/art therapy, art, history, information studies, or related majors.
Typical volunteer and intern duties include: research, tours, outreach talks to schools and retirement communities; miscellaneous clerical tasks; assistance as needed with preparation for exhibitions.
Contact Viki D. Thompson Wylder, the Curator of Education for more information: (850) 645-4681 or firstname.lastname@example.org