For Students



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. See here 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.  


The Sherman H. Starr Family Student Curatorships and the Lynn P. Warner Student Curatorial Internship (3 positions), Academic Year 2016-2017

  • Stipend: $12.00 per hour
  • Hours: 10 hrs/per week throughout the academic year 2016-2017
  • Purpose: To introduce an exceptional Brandeis student to the curatorial and administrative duties of the museum profession.
  • Duties: Work closely with the staff in implementing the exhibition and collection program. Projects will be based upon the needs of the museum and the particular interests of the intern. Training may include: research on exhibitions and collections; developing interpretive materials for exhibitions; cataloging; and oversight of the Student Loan Collection Program.
  • Who is eligible: Rising Juniors & Seniors (Art History, Studio, and other majors from relevant disciplines preferred) who are interested in gaining museum experience and learning about the curatorial field.
  • How to apply: Interested candidates should submit a cover letterlist of relevant courses taken to date, and résumé to The cover letter should state why you seek this position and outline your professional goals.  Please name a faculty reference.
  • Deadline: April 2016. More information forthcoming.
  • Other information: Finalists will be interviewed in early May. Candidates will be selected based upon their skills and qualifications, and will be notified by late May whether they have been selected. 

The Rose is thrilled to announce our 2015-16 curatorial interns!

  • The 2015-16 Sherman H. Starr Family Student Curatorships have been awarded to Molly Paris and Eleanor Fruchter.
  • The 2015-16 Lynn P. Warner Student Curatorial Intern is Sarah Horn.


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 MFA, 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


  • 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


  • To empower guides to lead public tours of current exhibitions using guided inquiry
  • To train guides to facilitate conversations with student and faculty about Rose collections and exhibitions
  • To recruit new guides to ensure the longevity of the program and a pool of guides for the Rose to call upon
  • To expose student guides to the museum field and contemporary practice 


Interested students should contact:
Nicole Claris 
and cc: Kristin Parker