Luise and Morton Kaish Fellowship

The Syracuse University Art Museum is pleased to announce the inaugural Luise and Morton Kaish Fellowship, a stipend-supported opportunity for an undergraduate Syracuse University student to undertake primary research and gain firsthand museum experience for one academic year at the Art Museum under the guidance of the museum’s staff. The Kaish Fellow can come from any academic discipline with the interest in working with the museum’s extensive collection to undertake interdisciplinary research.

Opportunities that the fellow could embark on include utilizing the works of art by Luise and Morton Kaish, as well other works from the museum’s extensive permanent collection, to conduct scholarly research and develop original exhibitions and/or scholarly publications. The Kaish Fellow will also assist with the documentation, organization, and preservation of the collection, working closely with the Museum’s staff and integrated into the intellectual life of the Museum.

Start and end dates: The Fellowship is for the 2021-2022 academic year, starting on or around October 4, 2021 and ending on or around April 22, 2022, and is open to individuals who currently matriculated as an undergraduate at Syracuse University

Stipend: $2500 per semester/ $5000 full year

To apply please visit Handshake


The Syracuse University Art Museum is seeking applications for a Curator with a successful track record of developing exhibitions, publications, collaborative projects, public speaking, and fundraising. They will have expertise in historic collections, with a mind toward global and transhistoric discourse and experience in developing inclusive narratives and addressing issues of racial injustice. Reporting to the Director & Chief Curator of the Syracuse University Art Museum, the curator will be a key member of the Museum’s leadership team. They will draw on their broad and extensive knowledge of art history to engage with the permanent collection to curate exhibitions and provide curricular engagement for class visits and public tours. The Curator will work closely with the Director & Chief Curator to implement the artistic identity and vision for the museum as well as strategic initiatives for exhibitions, public programs and collections with a strong commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity, and access and the Museum’s mission. They will also serve as a leading fundraiser for the Museum, helping engage Syracuse University alumni and donors and authoring grants for the museum’s projects.

The Syracuse University Art Museum is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce. We strongly encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities in higher education and museums to apply.

View full position description and application details here.


The Syracuse University Art Museum offers internships to undergraduate and graduate students. The internships aim to familiarize students with the operations of a gallery/museum, gaining hands on experience working on a variety of gallery based projects. Prior museum experience is not required; coursework in art history, museum studies or related fields is useful and preferred for curatorial and collection positions.

To apply for an internship, send your resume and cover letter to suart@syr.edu and indicate which internship(s) you wish to be considered for. If an interview needs to be arranged, you will be contacted directly.

Assist with the research, management, and interpretation of the museum’s collection. Work closely with the museum’s curatorial team to gain professional experience in a museum setting through hands-on training with a wide range of curatorial duties. Projects include, but are not limited to, researching for upcoming exhibitions, researching works in the permanent collection, and assisting with the development of exhibition concepts.

Assist the Registration/ Collections team through research and documentation. Potential projects include photographing works, completing object accession worksheets, conducting inventories, and preparing works for exhibition. The intern may also assist with the building and organization of collection files, provenance research, and compiling and updating biographical information for all artist files.

Marketing and Public Relations
Develop promotional campaigns in support of Syracuse University Art Museum exhibitions, programs and special events. Hands on opportunity to create PR and marketing plans, develop press releases, write articles and website copy, pitch coverage opportunities, and contribute to the Syracuse University Art Museum social media platforms.

Research exhibitions, develop family guides and educator resources. Oversee planning and execution of Syracuse University Art Museum Kids family programming; create educational and promotional literature and participate in general educational programming and for the traveling exhibition program.