Work Study


Work-Study Positions - Each year, several UMass students who are eligible for work-study serve at the front desk of the University Museum of Contemporary Art. Their tasks include interacting with museum visitors, answering questions, and monitoring museum security.

For more information, please call 413-545-1176 or e-mail Amanda Herman, Education Curator:


UMCA Student Intern

UMass students are invited to apply for UMCA Internships, which offer valuable experience in the everyday workings of a university art museum. These internships offer students invaluable experiential learning that is informative on both intellectual and practical levels. Tasks may include assisting with research for exhibitions, cataloging works of art, helping with publicity, participating in exhibition installations, working on the UMCA’s website, and giving exhibition tours. Independent Study and Internships for course credit are available in coordination with many academic departments in fulfilling course requirements.. To apply, please send a current resume accompanied by a cover letter summarizing your past experience in the field of art, your goals for the future, along with an explanation of why you would like to intern at the University Museum of Contemporary Art in particular. Please note: We strongly recommend visiting the Museum's current exhibition and exploring this web site before writing the cover letter.

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Please send your current resume and cover letter to: Amanda Herman, Education Curator,