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Career Opportunities

Check this section for future openings at the museum.

Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the American Folk Art Museum! Volunteers are vital to the success of the Museum, contributing countless hours to visitor services, education projects, administrative assignments, and special events. The museum is always seeking energetic and committed volunteers interested in folk art and self-taught artists. While each opportunity requires specific skill sets, every qualified candidate must be dedicated, communicate effectively, possess basic computer skills—including familiarity with the internet—and have a valid e-mail address.

To apply, please complete the Volunteer Application form here.

If your skills and qualifications meet our needs you will be contacted for an interview. If not, your application will be kept on file and you will be contacted if an appropriate position becomes available.

Internships

The museum offers internships for college and university students, graduate students, and emerging professionals interested in museum careers. The goal of an internship is to provide practical experience as well as a general understanding of the role of an individual department within a larger museum setting. Academic internships are by semester or full year. For general internship queries, send a resume and cover letter to education@folkartmuseum.org, stating the departments you are interested in working in, the skills you bring, and how you hope to contribute to the department.

Fellowships

Visit the Fellowship page to learn about current opportunities.

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Log Cabin Quilt, Courthouse Steps Variation
Samuel Steinberger (1865–c. 1934)

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Crewelwork Picture
Artist unidentified

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The Kander Valley in the Bernese Oberland (Das Kander-Thal im Berner Ober-land)
Adolf Wölfli (1864–1930)