Opportunities for Students

Former curatorial interns Sarah McCarty '15 and Sofia Retta '15

Former curatorial interns Sarah McCarty '15 and Sofia Retta '15.

Internships

The Rose is currently seeking applications for the museum's curatorial internship program. There are three open positions—one summer internship and two academic year internships. Internships are awarded to outstanding students who are interested in exploring the potential of a museum career.

Rose Art Museum 2017 Summer Internship: Lynn Warner Curatorial Internship Program
One position

• Stipend: $12/hour

• Hours: 15 hours per week for approximately 15 weeks,  May 12 – August 25, 2017 (start/end dates flexible)

• Purpose: Supervised by the museum’s curatorial team, interns will be introduced to curatorial work, collection management, and other administrative museum operations.

• Duties: Specific projects will be assigned by the curators. Training may include research on exhibitions and collections; developing interpretive materials for exhibitions; organizing museum educational resources; compiling archives for past museum shows and programs.  

• Who is eligible: Rising Juniors or Seniors who would like to gain exposure to museum operations.

• How to apply: Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and résumé, as well as the name of one faculty reference, to Caitlin Rubin, Assistant Curator, cjrubin@brandeis.edu, Rose Art Museum, MS 069.

• Deadline: Materials must be sent electronically or mailed to the museum by 5pm on Sunday, April 30, 2017. Only successful potential candidates will be notified for interviews by May 2nd.

Rose Art Museum 2017–2018 Internships: Sherman H. Starr Family Curatorial Internship Program
Two positions 

• Stipend: $12/hour

• Hours: 10 hours per week for approximately 30 weeks, August 28, 2017 through May 4, 2018 (start/end dates flexible)

• Purpose: Supervised by the museum’s curatorial team, interns will be introduced to curatorial research, collection management, and other administrative museum operations.

• Duties: Specific projects will be assigned by the curators. Training may include research on exhibitions and collections; developing interpretive materials for exhibitions; organizing museum educational resources; compiling archives for past museum shows and programs; leading tours of exhibitions. While both interns will be exposed to a broad range of museum work, the two positions differ in their area of emphasis, with one internship more focused on research related to current and upcoming curatorial projects and the other concentrated on educational outreach and exhibition-related programming.

• Who is eligible: Rising Juniors or Seniors who would like to gain exposure to museum operations.

• How to apply: Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and résumé, as well as the name of one faculty reference, to Caitlin Rubin, Assistant Curator, cjrubin@brandeis.edu, Rose Art Museum, MS 069. If you have a preference, please indicate in your cover letter which focused internship interests you most.

• Deadline: Materials must be sent electronically or mailed to the museum by 5pm on Sunday, April 30, 2016. Only successful potential candidates will be notified for interviews, by May 2nd.

SCRAM

SCRAM (Student Committee for the Rose Art Museum) is a student group that works closely with the Rose Art Museum to organize events for the Brandeis student body. 

Funded through the generous contributions of Mr. Alex Barkas '68 and his wife, Ms. Lynda Wijcik, the goal of this committee is to strengthen the relationship between the Rose and Brandeis students. 

SCRAM events expose students to the Rose who may be unfamiliar with the museum as well as provide students with opportunities for more in-depth interaction with the museum and its collection. Additionally, SCRAM serves as the voice of the student body to the Rose Art Museum, communicating student interests and opinions.

Past events include SCRAM JAM (a dance party held at the museum), Gallery Talks, Study Night at the Rose, Yoga in the Rose, and live music performances.

The Rose is now hiring a new head of SCRAM. Download the position description (PDF) for further details.

Students, if you are interested in being a part of SCRAM or getting SCRAM involved in an event you are planning, please email Deputy Director Kristin Parker.

To learn more about SCRAM and to keep current with events please visit the SCRAM Facebook page

Gallery Guide Program

The Gallery Guide Program at the Rose Art Museum is a pilot project intended to model what a future department of Museum Education might include. At present, the museum does not have a dedicated Education curator and relies on the expertise of a highly experienced consultant, Nicole Claris, Manager of School Programs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, who provides rigorous training for students interested in the visual arts and museum pedagogies.

The Gallery Guide Program invites students as volunteers to meet weekly in Pollock or the Rose Art Museum. Participants will be exposed to the field of museum education through sessions which will include training in Visual Thinking Strategies, practical discussions and role-playing, and meetings with museum professionals from the Rose.

This program is an excellent opportunity to:

  • Build confidence as a leader
  • Develop expertise as a public speaker
  • Meet with others to talk about art and its value to community
  • Develop close looking techniques which will enhance critical thinking and observational skills, which may be applied in all fields of study

Perks

  • Access to the museum during quiet hours
  • Opportunity to meet with professionals in the museum field
  • Invitations to meet with visiting artists
  • Behind-the-scenes looks at museum operations
  • Impact: Contribute critical observations that will inform the future of museum operations

Nicole Claris and cc: Kristin Parker.