Join the List Visual Arts Center staff to creating inspiring exhibitions, deliver engaging programs, and drive the organization forward. We are a relatively small team who value curiosity, innovation, rigor, diversity, respect, and collaboration. Come work with us!
Wasserman Forum Assistant Fellow
The List Visual Arts Center is pleased to offer a fellowship position to assist with all details in organizing a two-day symposium. The working topic for the 2018 Wasserman Forum will be Future Genders and looking at how gender identity is being addressed by artists today. The List Center is seeking a candidate that has a demonstrated interest in gender issues as they are presented through contemporary visual arts. The Wasserman Forum Assistant Fellow will work in conjunction with the List Center’s staff in conceptualizing the panels for the Forum, and undertake organizational duties such as and not limited to speaker contracts, obtaining and editing speaker bios, handling travel needs, assisting in all aspects of hospitality for Forum participants, preparing press materials, coordinating volunteers for the Forum, and determining and ordering all amenities for the event. The Wasserman Forum Assistant will also be expected to be on hand for the entire duration of the forum planned for November 2018. This position will report to Emily Garner, Campus and Public Program Coordinator.
This is a part-time one-year stipend position (will not be an Independent Contractor if they are an MIT grad student) and not an MIT benefited employee. The hours of the position will gradually increase as the timeline approaches the date of the event.
Applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree in art history, women’s and gender studies, or a related field with a preference of being enrolled in a graduate degree program. Applicants also must be authorized to work in the US.
This position will start November 2017.
List Student Guide Program
If you like to work with people, want to learn more about contemporary art, and would like an on-campus job consider joining MIT List Visual Art Center Student Guide Program. Student Guides are able to learn about the artists, artwork, and issues surrounding public art and contemporary exhibitions first-hand, while helping others make connections, discover, and understand the visual world around them. The program is open to all students regardless of their major or experience in the arts.
- Open to undergraduate (sophomore, junior and seniors) and graduate MIT students
- No art history, fine arts, or museum experience is necessary, but enthusiasm about contemporary visual arts is required
- Comfort with public speaking and interpersonal communication skills
- Professional, welcoming, and engaging demeanor
- Participate in training program, both inaugural training, and on-going exhibition related training
Student Guides are paid for training, tour preparation, and leading tours. At this time, Student Guide positions are open to current MIT students only.
Visitors Services Gallery Attendant - Substitute
Work in the List Center galleries as a Visitors Services Gallery Attendant and get special exposure to the List Center’s art exhibitions. You should be knowledgeable about art, enjoy interacting with the public, and be able to monitor large galleries while standing for an extended period of time. Your duties will include:
- Learn about each art exhibition directly from the curator and artists
- Greet and assist visitors
- Check coats and bags
- Record visitor data
- Monitor the galleries and protect the art
- Sell catalogues
- Operate audio-visual technologies that are part of the artworks
- Represent the List Center with warmth and professionalism
As a Substitute, there is no obligation to commit up-front to a set schedule or work dates. You will work occasionally during special events like receptions, or while Permanent Visitors Services staff are on vacation or unavailable. We maintain an ongoing list of Substitute Gallery Attendants who we reach out to on a case-by-case basis to fill empty shifts. Please note that this is not a permanent position and Substitutes are not MIT employees.
Internships – Overview
Internships at the List Visual Arts Center are created for graduate students, undergraduates, and recent graduates who are interested in discovering more about museum work while contributing essential assistance to List Center staff in a dynamic, stimulating, and intellectually rich work environment. Internships are available for college credit, if applicable.
As a List Center Intern you might work in one or multiple of the following areas:
- Public relations
- Digital Marketing
- Collections management
- Arts education
- Community outreach
Past Intern responsibilities have included:
- Public relations: Drafting press releases and fundraising proposals
- Curatorial: Assisting in producing major exhibitions and publications
- Collections management: Researching artists for the permanent collection
- Arts education: Developing and facilitating education programs
- Design: Designing print and digital materials including major signage, brochures, and posters
Do you have a skill set (e.g. design) that you think we could use but don’t know where we might apply it? Just let us know; it need not be listed above. Your specific duties will depend on our current projects and needs, and your skills.
Internships Currently Available
Development and Special Events Internship
Graphic Design Internship
Join our group of passionate volunteers and donate your time to the List Center. It can be a rewarding way to gain exposure to the world of contemporary art and museums. Perhaps you are an undergraduate or graduate student looking to learn more about contemporary art or the museum field, a newcomer to the Cambridge area, or looking to change career paths. Our volunteer roles give you the change to learn while contributing your unique skills and experiences.
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