Through the museum's experiential training, you will learn to be a teacher, tour guide, and interpreter of the museum's amazing collection. You will be introduced to a range of theories and practices on museum learning, conduct research on our collection, practice public speaking, and explore the practical aspects of conducting gallery tours.
We welcome students from all backgrounds and experience levels to share their rich and diverse life experiences with each other and our museum visitors. A background in art, art history, or teaching is not required to become a successful student guide.
Learn about museum careers and practice essential skills through an unpaid internship at the Eskenazi Museum of Art. Your internship experience will be developed collaboratively by you, your advisor, and a museum educator. Internships at the museum are co-active. That means we will work together every step of the way to help you meet your learning goals while you make valuable contributions to the museum.
Internships are available for qualified IU undergraduate students with junior standing as well as graduate students.
Museum Hosts are paid student employees who produce and host high-quality experiences. As a host, you'll learn to welcome and interact with guests and to cultivate a culture at the museum where you feel welcome, excited, curious, capable, and a sense of belonging. You'll also learn museology (how museums work), event production, hosting and audience engagement practices, and how to foster a more welcoming culture.
Museum Hosts don't work a lot of hours, but their work has impact. If you like to learn, make friends, build professional connections, produce events, and interact with museum guests, this is an excellent opportunity.