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Student Opportunities & Resources

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

Student Jobs in the Galleries

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 to apply.

Behind-the-Scenes Opportunities

The University Museums provides a promotion track for experienced Visitor Services and Museum Attendants to assist with Behind-the-Scenes special projects. Opportunities vary depending on museum priorities and student-interest and skill set. Typical projects can focus on curatorial, collections care, education and programs, communications and marketing, and exhibition installation support. To learn more about Behind-the-Scenes opportunities, contact Martha Wright, Assistant Curator of Academic and Public Engagement, University Museums, mwright3@, or 804-287-1258.

Print Study Center Resources

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.