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Employment Opportunities

Visit the Williams College website to learn more about our open positions.

Summer Internship Program

Williams Summer Arts Program is a full-time, paid, 9-week commitment for students currently enrolled at Williams College. This summer living and learning program, run by the Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA), will provide students the opportunity to explore what it looks like to work in the arts while engaging with a cohort of students.

During the 9-week program, each student will work 30 hours a week at an arts institution in the Berkshires (WCMA, the Clark Art Institute, Chesterwood, MASS MoCA, or the Stockbridge Mission House). Students will be assigned a department and supervisor who will help guide and train the student on their work. Positions will be geared towards student interest and will be chosen before the start of the summer program.

Beyond the 30-hour work week, the cohort of students will participate in a variety of professional development opportunities, hands-on workshops, conversations about museum practice, networking opportunities with alumni and young professionals, outings around the Berkshires, and a 2-3 day trip to New York City or Boston.

Highlights:

• $510/ week, paid bi-weekly through the college
• 9-week commitment from June 12–August 14, 2022
• Students will live in college dorms. Housing costs are covered by the college, but are taxable.
• A 50-meal block will be covered by the program. Students can purchase additional meals through Dining.
• Students will work 30 hours a week at a designated art museum with a direct supervisor
• Weekly professional development opportunities and workshops with alumni and arts leaders
• Direct access to a WCMA staff member for mentorship and logistical support

By the end of the nine-week program, students will have a greater understanding of the Berkshires as a visual arts hub, be deeply connected to other Williams students who are passionate about the visual arts, and learn from arts leaders broadly about the field.

Applications are closed for summer 2022.

Agents for Creative Action

Agents for Creative Action is a group of sixteen Williams College students who animate the museum’s collection and convene the public around art and ideas. They meet weekly to learn about museum practice as creative process and develop original programs, content, and projects that offer visitors new ways of engaging with the museum. Learn more.

Agents of Creative Action, 2018-19

Graduate Internships

Graduate internships are immersive and responsive, and are offered in a range of departments at the museum. Students in the Williams Graduate Program in the History of Art work directly with a museum staff member throughout the academic year for eight hours a week. Interns are invited to all meetings including all-staff, curatorial brainstorming, and acquisitions; behind-the-scenes opportunities in art storage and installations; professional development workshops; and special moments with visiting artists, scholars, and museum professionals.

Graduate Internships are paid positions. Contact Elizabeth Gallerani for more information.

Graduate intern Amber Orosco, MA ’22, works with a chemistry class in Object Lab in the spring of 2022.