Educational Resources


There are free public docent-led tours every Sunday at 2 p.m. To schedule a private group tour, please call 617.552.8587 or email Rachel Chamberlain at least two weeks in advance. The volunteer docents will tailor their presentations to your group's age level and interests. All tours are free, although if scheduled outside the Museum's regular hours, there will be a security charge.

Graduate Program Assistant

McMullen Museum of Art
40 hrs/month (evenings and weekends required)
Stipend: $10,800 or $1200 p/month for 9 months
Application deadline: August 27, 2017
Position runs: September 2017–May 2018

General Statement of Responsibilites & Duties:

This position provides a nine-month employment opportunity for a graduate student interested in hands-on experience with the Museum’s programming, education, and digital humanities initiatives. McMullen Museum programming provides activities and resources that inspire visitors of all ages to explore the Museum’s exhibitions and permanent collection. From art-making workshops, customized tours, and special events to innovative digital projects, these programs engage visitors with a diverse array of artworks from around the world.

The Program Assistant is responsible for the day-to-day support of Museum programming and a wide array of resources for children, adults, students, and educators to make the McMullen Museum a welcoming, accessible, and educational environment for people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. In this role, the Program Assistant coordinates with the Manager of Education, Outreach & Digital Resources to execute programs; maintain up-to-date data on a variety of systems; co-develops, reviews, organizes, and disseminates program information; teaches within programs; and assists with the supervision of McMullen Student Ambassadors. The Program Assistant has excellent organizational skills and is able to manage multiple logistically complex activities simultaneously within a museum setting. The Program Assistant works collaboratively with staff, Student Ambassadors, and docents throughout the Museum; they report to the Manager of Education, Outreach & Digital Resources.

This is a nine-month position during the academic year. Evening and weekend hours required.

Primary Responsibilities & Duties:

Requirements & Qualifications:

Please send a cover letter and résumé/CV that includes your student ID and contact information at the top to Rachel Chamberlain.

Student Ambassadors

Applications for Student Ambassadors are currently closed; however the Museum will be recruiting its third class of Student Ambassadors for the 2018–19 academic year starting in April 2018.

For further information on this program, please contact our Education Outreach Specialist, Rachel Chamberlain.

Student Ambassador Application

Student Ambassadors work five to ten hours a week at $11 an hour collaborating on student programs and exhibition openings, acting as museum greeters, selling catalogues, updating the McMullen’s social media platforms, implementing new digital initiatives, and assisting with research on temporary exhibitions and the Museum’s permanent collection. Student Ambassadors explore first-hand museum best practices while gaining experience in collections management, digital humanities, museum programming, and outreach.

For further information on the Student Ambassador program, please contact Rachel Chamberlain.

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