Student Employment

Hamilton College students are integral to the work we do at the Wellin Museum of Art. We offer opportunities for students to participate in various aspects of museum operations – from leading tours and working with school and community groups to working with collections and exhibitions.

Wellin Museum of Art Student Employment

Collections & Exhibitions Student Assistant
The Wellin Museum of Art cares for and manages the college’s art collection and puts on multiple exhibitions a year. This position is on-campus and will entail working directly with the museum’s Collections & Exhibitions Specialist on collections management, upcoming exhibitions, and seminar room set-up and oversight. This is an ideal position for a student interested in gaining invaluable experience working in an art museum throughout the academic year.

Responsibilities include filing, scanning, cataloguing and working with art objects, assisting with upcoming exhibitions, and acting as a seminar room monitor. There is potential for responsibilities to grow over time.

Job Requirements: The successful candidate will be conscientious, organized, detail-oriented, thorough, and responsible. They should be able to work independently with direction. No previous museum experience is required, but an interest in art is necessary.

Hours: up to 8 hours per week, plus additional on-call opportunities for weekdays and occasional weekends with advanced notice

To apply: Fill out an application for the Collections & Exhibitions Student Assistant position at the link below. If you have questions, contact Katherine Alcauskas, Collections and Exhibitions Specialist at kalcausk@hamilton.edu.

Collections & Exhibitions Student Assistant Application >


Student Docent
Our student docents serve as public emissaries for the Wellin Museum and assist the Museum in fulfilling its educational mission as guides and educators for a range of K-12, college, and adult audiences. Docents also assist with the facilitation of programming and events. Docents are required to complete mandatory paid training sessions at the beginning of each semester.

Responsibilities include welcoming visitors and providing information about the museum, exhibitions and the permanent collection, various administrative tasks, leading tours, and educating museum visitors.

Job Requirements: Strong interpersonal and visitor services skills required. Able to work independently with direction. No previous museum experience is required, but an interest in visual art encouraged. 

Hours: 6 - 8 hours per week, plus additional shifts for tours, programs, and events.

To apply: Fill out an application for the Student Docent position at the link below. Applications are always accepted. If you have questions, contact Megan Austin, Manager of Educational Programming and Outreach at maustin@hamilton.edu.

Student Docent Application >