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Gund Gallery Associate Program

What the Gund Associate Program Offers

The Gund Gallery Associate Program offers Kenyon students an opportunity to complement their formal liberal arts education with meaningful, career experiences and informal learning opportunities. Working with museum professionals, Gund Gallery Associates are able to participate in all aspects of museum work including behind-the-scenes operations, curatorial research and planning, collection maintenance and educational outreach. An extension of the classroom, the program integrates theory with practice by building and promoting collaboration and exchange between students, faculty and community.

Benefits

Gund Gallery Associates gain practical museum experience, work with museum professionals and have special access to visiting artists and scholars, special field trips and other activities.

Positions

The Gund Gallery Associate Program offers both paid and volunteer positions. Paid positions require interns to perform duties in the areas of visitor services and area focus projects (Collections Management, Curatorial Practice, Educational and Events Programming, Promotion, Preparation, and Visitor Experience and Operations). After one year as a Gund Gallery Associate, participants can apply to take on a managerial role as a Gund Gallery Associate Leader.

Area Focus Projects

Gund Gallery Associate Projects are designed to be meaningful and enriching experiences.  Throughout the academic year, our associates can be found …

  • Leading tours for Kenyon College and the community
  • Curating exhibitions, research, and writing gallery materials
  • Creating new content in for social media the Gund Gallery website
  • Editing catalogs, gallery publications and programming materials
  • Developing programs for Knox Country school and after school programs
  • Supporting collections management efforts

Application Process

Applications are accepted and hires are made at the beginning of the fall term. Museum staff will interview each candidate to match the Museum’s needs with the educational and professional goals of the student.

Eligibility

All currently enrolled Kenyon College students can participate in the Gund Gallery Associate Program.

Fall 2016 Application Timeline

  • August 27: Student Activities Fair: Application Review begins
  • September 2: Application Deadline
  • September 5-9: Interviews
  • September 12: Acceptance Decisions
  • September 15: New Associates Meeting

To Apply

Please prepare the following documents:

  • Cover letter expressing why you would like to work at the Museum and in which program area(s) you would like to gain experience
  • Resume
  • Optional writing sample.

In recent years, Gund Associates have secured competitive summer internships at the following:

  • Adah Rose Gallery (D.C.)
  • Berger Hirschberg Strategies (D.C.)
  • BravinLee Gallery (NYC)
  • Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Smithsonian Institution (D.C.)
  • City Arts (NYC)
  • Cleveland Museum of Art (OH)
  • Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution (NYC)
  • Dallas Museum of Art (TX)
  • David Zwirner Gallery (NYC)
  • Diane Arbus Archive at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC)
  • Elizabeth Dee Gallery (NYC)
  • Exhibition A, an initiative of Half Gallery (NYC) led by Cynthia Rowley (designer) and Bill Powers (gallery owner)
  • Foundation for Contemporary Arts (NYC)
  • Freer & Sackler Galleries, Smithsonian Institution (D.C.)
  • Girl Scouts summer camp (CA)
  • Laura Rosenthal Casting (NYC)
  • London Vogue (UK)
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MA)
  • Museum of Modern Art (NYC)
  • New Museum (NYC)
  • Phoenix Art Museum (AZ)
  • P.P.O.W. Gallery (NYC)
  • Rubin Museum (NYC)
  • Smithsonian (D.C.)
  • Whitney Museum of American Art (NYC)
  • Yossi Milo Gallery (NYC)

Gund Associate Student Handbook (2016-17)

More Information

Christopher Yates
Assistant Director
Gund Gallery at Kenyon College
(740) 427-5970
yatesc@kenyon.edu