Fully vaccinated guests may explore the galleries without a mask. We encourage mask wearing despite vaccination status.
We recommend purchasing tickets in advance for Saturday and Sunday admission (non-members).


Work With Us

Museum Engagement Specialist
Museum Engagement Specialists are vital members of the Programming, Membership, Collections and Education departments who provide valuable service to the museum and the public by delivering information and helping guests and creating a welcoming environment. Museum Engagement Specialists receive training in customer service and hospitality; point-of- sale software for selling merchandise, memberships, ticketing, retail, and merchandising; and all exhibition and programming activities to provide a welcoming experience.

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To Apply, please send your cover letter and resume to [email protected].

Associate Curator of Contemporary Initiatives and Visiting Artists
The Associate Curator of Contemporary Initiatives and Visiting Artists implements, manages, and curates the Gibbes Visiting Artist program, studio classes, and the 1858 Prize for Southern Contemporary Art. This position works in a collaborative department and requires an outgoing individual with excellent organization and time management skills to oversee multiple projects with different timelines simultaneously. The Associate Curator of Contemporary Initiatives and Visiting Artists reports to the Director of Education and Programs and works closely with the Curator of Education and Programs, and across departments to conceptualize and develop meaningful relationships between local and regional artists and museum audiences through the artist residency program, studio art classes, and other community outreach programs.

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To Apply, please send your cover letter and resume to [email protected]


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 specific departments, depending on their experiences and interests in the museum field. Interns will develop skills through projects, which may include promotion and publicity efforts for museum exhibitions and programs, exhibition planning, collections management, installations, office support, 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 and other museum benefits.


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:

  • Completed Application Form
  • Resume
  • Official copy of your transcript
  • Cover 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 (through USPS or email to [email protected])
  • Applications for the spring should be submitted by December 1; Applications for the summer should be submitted by April 8; Applications for the fall should be submitted by August 15.

Please send all materials to the following address and we will contact you if any positions are available or if we would like to schedule an interview. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

  • Gibbes Internship Program
  • 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.


Due to COVID-19 we are currently unable to accept any new volunteers or Museum Educators. We hope to be accepting new applications soon.

For any other questions, please email us as [email protected].

The Gibbes Museum of Art is also seeking engaging individuals with a passion for education and the arts to join our team of Museum educators. We are committed to diversity, equity, and equality and encourage applicants of all backgrounds. Working with the permanent collection and temporary exhibitions, Museum Educators make critical connections between the works of art and SC curriculum standards for K–12 visitors. Download information on the roles and responsibilities of Museum Educators (PDF). For more information, or to express your interest in becoming a Museum Educator in the future, please contact [email protected].