Interested in exploring museum career options?
Students from all fields of study can find career opportunities in museums, archives, art galleries, historic sites, science centers, and more. Use the resources below to learn more about museum careers and to begin the process of finding an internship or job.
Resources at UVA
- Creative Arts, Media, & Design Community, UVA Career Center - Kate Melton directs the CAMD community which includes careers in museums, art galleries, and cultural institutuons. Check the website for resources, or contact Kate if you have questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
- The Fralin Museum of Art has several opportunities for UVA students, including the Student Docent program, Early Visions, Writer's Eye, The Fralin Student Engagement Council, and Internships
- University Museum Internship class (ARTH 4951 & 4952). Contact Jordan Love for more information: email@example.com
- Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection offers internships year-round. Check the website for events, classes, and other opportunities to connect with Aboriginal art.
- Institute for Public History sponsors reserach projects and offers summer internships.
- UVA Library posts student job opportunities here.
- Small Special Collections Library holds more than 16 million objects including manuscripts, archival records, rare books, maps, broadsides, photographs, audio and video recordings and more. They also curate exhibitions.
- Scholar's Lab works on digital humanities projects, including online exhibitions, and collaborations with museums/collections
- Rare Book School provides educational opportunities to study the history, care, and use of written, printed, and digital materials.
- Office for Undergraduate Research has information about grants, fellowships, and the USOAR research mentoring program. See what scholarships are available here.
- Undergraduate Research Network is a student-led network of undergraduate researchers.
Job & Internship Postings
- MuseWeekly sends out weekly job and internship listings in their e-newletter. Subscribe here.
- American Alliance of Museums has a museum directory. Search for jobs here.
- Virginia Association of Museums career postings
- UVA Career Center internship resources
National & Regional Organizations
- African American Alliance of Museums
- Alliance of American Museums
- American Association for State and Local History
- Association for the Study of African American Life & History
- Brown Girls Museum Blog
- Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums
- National Council for Public History
- Virginia Association of Museums