Overseen by Associate Director Matthew Seamus Callinan, the Gallery Assistantship Program offers Haverford and Bryn Mawr students the opportunity to learn about every aspect of exhibition-making. By exposing students to both the theoretical and material considerations of the gallery space, the program aims to develop student critical literacies vis-a-vis visual and aural cultures while at the same time honing their spatial and practical skill-sets.
To that end, students participate in a range of activities, serving as docents and giving gallery tours; supporting visiting artist projects; assisting in exhibit installation and deinstallation, including lighting; designing virtual layouts for exhibits; managing the Exhibitions Program’s web presence and social media; researching and writing for exhibit catalogues, press releases, and related materials; and taking on all the in-between tasks essential to a successful exhibit.
Visit our Contact & Staff page to learn more about our current Exhibits Assistants.
Kelly volunteered at Korea's national museum as a program coordinator and loved her experience working with young museum visitors and leading interactive activities.