Students exploring museum practice as creative process.

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

About the Program
WCMA’s Agents for Creative Action (ACA) is a year-long program for Williams students that explores museum practice as a creative process. ACA participants animate the museum’s collections, exhibitions, and spaces through the development of original projects and programs, and contribute to museum-wide initiatives. During weekly training sessions with staff, they develop storytelling skills and exercise creative thinking and making.

Some projects the group has worked on include:

This is a paid campus position of up to 8 hours of work time a week through a mix of 1.5 hour weekly trainings, gallery hosting shifts, as well as 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 at and participation in 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.

If you have questions about this program contact Nina Pelaez, Curator of Programs & Interpretation at [email protected]

Agents for Creative Action, 2019-20
Erica Gibble ’20

Sameer Khan ’23

Ariel Brodey ’21

Victoria Liu ’21

Joseph Messer ’21

Annie Miklas ’22

Krysten Ortega ’22

Javier Robelo ’22

Leah Rosenfeld ’20

Crispin Jay (CJ) Salapare ’20

Alexa Walkovitz ’21

Ben Ward ’22

Benny Weng ’22.

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