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There are currently no open positions at the Gibbes Museum of Art.

Internships

The Gibbes Museum of Art offers part-time internships throughout the year for college students and recent graduates interested in a career in the arts. Students may apply to assist in Education, Programs & Digital Engagement, Special Events, Curatorial*, and Collections Management* departments. Interns will develop skills through projects, which may include promotion and publicity efforts for museum exhibitions and programs, exhibition planning, collections management, installations, data entry, and special events. Interns may also be directly involved in assisting with the development of interpretive public programs that serve a variety of audiences. Most internship opportunities are unpaid, however students may be eligible to earn college credit.

Requirements:

Applicants must have completed at least one year of college; be currently enrolled in a college/university or have earned an undergraduate degree no more than one year prior to the start of the internship.

Students interested in an internship at the Gibbes Museum of Art should download and complete the Application Form and share the following materials:

  • Resume
  • Official copy of your transcript
  • Personal letter explaining your reasons for applying to the Gibbes Museum of Art Internship program. Letters should include: what you hope to gain from the experience, what you feel you can contribute to the department in which you are applying, and how this kind of experience might help enhance your education and career plans. Please indicate the department(s) to which you are applying and state the reasons for your choice(s).
  • Two letters of recommendation

Please send all materials to the following address. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

  • College Internship Program
  • Education Department
  • Gibbes Museum of Art
  • 135 Meeting Street
  • Charleston, SC 29401

The Gibbes strongly encourages applications from students who are members of groups underrepresented in careers related to museums and the visual arts.
*not available in summer

Volunteers

The Gibbes seeks enthusiastic and dedicated Volunteers to support the Museum staff and assist with programming throughout the year. Volunteers are needed in a variety of capacities as greeters, office support, and Museum docents. Most volunteer opportunities exist Monday – Friday, from 9am – 5pm, and on Wednesday evenings. If you are interested in volunteering at the Gibbes Museum, please download our Volunteer Application and submit your completed application to volunteer@gibbesmuseum.org.

All volunteers are encouraged to become Members of the Museum.