Exploring museum practice as creative process.

Williams College students animate WCMA's collections and convene the public around art and ideas.

WCMA’s Agents for Creative Action is a year long program for Williams students that explores museum practice as creative process. Creative Agents animate WCMA’s collections and convene the public around art and ideas. During weekly training sessions with WCMA staff, Creative Agents develop storytelling skills and exercise creative thinking and making.

In addition to contributing to the museum’s present and future projects, Creative Agents are charged with creating and organizing a set of original programs and projects.

Creative Agents will:

  • Create spark talks and publish a zine for the exhibition SHIFT: New Interpretations of American and European Art.
  • Help shape and produce a student-focused program around our upcoming exhibition: Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano- L.A.
  • Develop and conduct a recorded interview with visiting artists and exhibition curators.
  • Develop and plan a program to take place over Winter Study.
  • Help plan a WCMA Trivia Night at the Log.
  • Plan a program for the Spring Semester.
  • Do audience research and share your findings with staff.

Apply here by Thursday, September 12 at 11:59 PM. Email Hadley DesMeules ([email protected]) with any questions.

This is a paid campus position of up to 8 hours of work time a week through a mix of 1.5 hour trainings, gallery hosting shifts, and independent and group work. If you are in need of filling the full 8 hours for work-study, we can ensure you will be able to do so. 

  • The program is designed as a full academic year commitment. 
  • Attendance at weekly Monday meetings is required for participation.  
  • Attendance and participation at ALL WCMA programs is highly encouraged. We will share a list of program dates at the start of the semester.
  • We expect you to be active participants in all aspects of the program through the entire year.
  • We expect you to see projects through and support the team of which you are a part.
Agents for Creative Action, 2018-19
Samuel Grunebaum ’19

Perry Weber ’19

Molly Murphy ’19

Dawn Penso ’19

Andrew Wallace ’19

Whitney Sandford ’20

Victoria Liu ’21

Meadhbh Ginnane ’21

Kaira Mediratta ’21

Joseph Messer ’21

Ingrid Song ’21

Erinn Goldmann ’21

Elba Obregon ’21

Ariel Brodey ’21

Javier Robelo ’22

Catherine Yeh ’22

Benjamin Ward ’22