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Opportunities for University Students

From curating exhibitions to designing marketing campaigns to exhibiting artwork, there are many ways for students to be involved in the Museums.

Visitor Services and Museum Attendants

The University of Richmond Museums hire approximately 25 students every school year as part-time Visitor Services and Museum Attendants. These students act as the public face for the museums while also ensuring the security of the artwork and objects on display. While employed, the students learn about museum operations and customer relations, receive regular training and education on the museum's collections and exhibitions, and are invited to participate in all museum programs and events. Contact museums@richmond.edu to apply.

Behind the Scenes Student Assistants

Each school year, the University Museums select at least two students to be Behind-the-Scenes Assistants. The Curatorial Assistant works closely with Museum staff who organize exhibitions and manage the permanent collection. The Marketing and Educational Programs Assistant helps to develop marketing strategies and to implement educational programs for the campus community and the greater Richmond area. Contact hcampbel@richmond.edu in early March to apply.

Print Study Center

The Harnett Print Study Center is dedicated to the education, research, and exhibition of works on paper, and provides a forum for the study and appreciation of the visual arts. The center houses our permanent collection of prints, drawings, and photographs. It also includes an exhibition space; a print storage area; a seminar room for art history and studio art courses; and a viewing area for prints being researched by students, faculty, and visiting scholars.

To schedule an appointment for a class visit, please submit the Print Study Center request form. Museum staff will reply to requests within 24 hours.