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.


Instructional Associate positions are available each academic year.  Associates are assigned to a staff member/department but overlap in responsibilities with a variety of museum specialty areas.  Currently, the positions focus on collections management, digital archiving, and preparation. Process is highly selective and preference is given to Graduate Students in Museum Studies, Art History and Studio Arts. Each position requires 20 hours per week.

Positions for the Academic Year 2020-2021 are currently filled.  Please check back in January 2021 for the 2021-2022 Academic year positions. 


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.