Federal Work-Study (FWS) Student Positions are available throughout the academic year. Students will work at front desk assisting with visitor services. Weekend and evening availability will be needed from time to time.

When available, positions will be listed on the Syracuse University Online Employment Site, under student employment. Please be sure to consult the Financial Aid office to check eligibility and funding available in your account prior to contacting the gallery.


The museum is currently accepting applications for the following Instructional Assistant positions. These positions are for Syracuse University graduate level students. They consist of 20/hours per week and would have a start date on/around August 16, 2021.

Please submit your resume and cover letter by February 5, 2021.  Qualified applicants will be contacted shortly afterwards for an interview.

Applications should be submitted digitally to suart@syr.edu


The Syracuse University Art Museum seeks a self-motivated, organized, and disciplined individual to be a Registration/ Collections Assistant. This individual will assist the Registrar with collection management projects including accessioning objects, condition reports for incoming/outgoing exhibitions, and collection inventory.

This position requires a working knowledge of collection and accessioning practices, general art handling knowledge, and experience working with a variety of media for documentation and completing condition reports.  Completion of Museum Studies Course 607 (Collections Management) and experience with the Museum System (TMS) is preferred.


The Syracuse University Art Museum seeks a self-motivated, organized, and disciplined individual to assist the Preparator and Associate Director with a variety of collection-based projects. This includes assisting with the installation of museum collections, exhibits, and special projects at the museum and occasionally at the Palitz Gallery at Lubin House in New York City. They will also assist with the Campus Loan Program prepping, installing and inventorying art in University buildings, and preparing works (mat, frame and pack) for the Traveling Exhibition Program, including completing incoming and outgoing condition reports, and packing crates.

This position requires a working knowledge of collection and accessioning practices, general art handling and framing knowledge, and experience completing condition reports.  Strong oral and written communication skills and ability to multi-task a variety of projects are required. Painting, drywall repair and other carpentry skills are preferred. Completion of Museum Studies course 607 (Collections Management) and MUS 601 Museum Preparation & Installation, or equivalent experience, is preferred, as well as knowledge of the Museum System (TMS).


The Syracuse University Art Museum seeks a self-motivated, organized and disciplined individual to be a Digital Archivist. This position is responsible for the creation and maintenance of the digital (photographic) record of objects in the Museum’s art collection in a variety of file formats to be used for purposes such as reference, publication, and the museum database.   The archivist will also provide photographic services to document Museum installations, and special events (receptions, classes, tours,, etc.).

This position requires experience using a digital camera (Nikon D750), tripod, lighting, copystand, and scanners (flatbed and color trac), proficiency in using current Adobe software for PhotoShop and Lightroom, photo editing, color correction, and experience using both Mac and Windows computers. This position will receive training in collection management practices, including general art handling knowledge to work with a variety of media, works on paper, paintings, textiles, and 3-D art object, however previous experience in this skill is preferred.

In addition to photographic duties, this position will also assist when needed with the installation of the Museum’s collections, exhibitions, and special projects, and preparing works of art for display (mat, frame, and packing).


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.

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.

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.

Applying for Internships

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.