Working at the List

Thank you for your interest in joining our team.

Employment Opportunities

Substitute Gallery Attendant

The List is seeking individuals to work occasionally in the galleries, during special events or while permanent Gallery Attendants are on vacation or unavailable.

Duties include: greeting and assisting visitors, monitoring the galleries and protecting the art, selling catalogues, and operating audio-visual technologies. Candidates should be knowledgeable about art, enjoy interacting with the public, and be able to monitor large galleries and stand for an extended period of time. Please note, this is not a permanent position, and substitutes are not MIT employees.

To apply, please email your resume and a short note to (email hidden; JavaScript is required) with “Gallery Sub” in the subject line. 

Internship Opportunities

Internships at the List Visual Arts Center are designed for undergraduates, recent graduates, and graduate students interested in discovering more about museum work while contributing essential assistance to staff in a fast-paced and exciting work environment.

Interns at the List work in many areas, including public relations, curatorial, development, collections management, and arts education. While specific duties shift depending on current projects and needs, past intern responsibilities have included: assisting in producing major exhibitions and publications, drafting press releases and fundraising proposals, researching artists for the permanent collection, designing print and digital materials, and developing and facilitating education programs. 

Internship applications are accepted on an on-going basis.  In addition to including a resume, applicants should include a cover letter that specifies (if known) which areas of museum work they are interested in. Internships are available for college credit, if applicable.

Several detailed internship descriptions may be viewed here, but candidates are always considered in other areas.

PR/Marketing/Social Media Internship

PR/Marketing/Social Media Internship.pdf

Development and Special Events Internship

Development Internship.pdf

Volunteer Opportunities

Each year individuals donate their time to the List. They include undergraduate or graduate students hoping to learn more about contemporary art or the museum field, newcomers to the Cambridge area, and individuals looking to change career paths. All have the chance to learn more while contributing their unique skills and experiences.

To learn more about these opportunities or to apply, please contact:

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