The Mills College Art Museum works with 10 to 12 undergraduate students through the College’s work-study program. Students have the opportunity to work alongside museum staff as assistants in the gallery, administrative offices, and collection areas.
Curatorial assistants research and organize materials relating to current exhibitions and the permanent collection; assist with technical aspects of creating an exhibition, including installation and the production of didactic materials; and help with marketing efforts for exhibitions and programming.
Gallery assistants ensure the safety and security of the art and gallery, assist with visitors’ questions and inquiries related to exhibitions and events, participate in artist and curator tours and lectures, sell exhibition publications, and assist with the logistics of public programs.
Office assistants are assigned basic responsibilities, such as filing, copying, and data entry, and also provide callers with general information about current and upcoming exhibitions and events.
Publicity assistants send press materials to local and national publications; research publicity targets for current and upcoming exhibitions; respond to general exhibition inquiries; collect images, reviews, and listings; and update mailing lists.
Assistant registrars work with the museum staff to catalog recent acquisitions, photograph objects in the collection, update the electronic database, and create condition reports for incoming objects.
Work-study positions are listed online at Career Services.