Employment and Opportunities

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Internships and Fellowships

Internships and Fellowships at the Danforth Art Museum and School are limited to Framingham State University students, both undergraduate and graduate, who have an interest in the day-to-day activities of a small university art museum and art school. This can include art history, art, museum studies, education, or business students.

Positions will be posted by staff on a semester-by-semester basis depending on the current needs of each department. Students are encouraged to apply to an internship or fellowship that matches their interests, posted in the section below with a link to the FSU student job portal Handshake. Students will be expected to provide letter of interest, resume, and be available for an interview with the Staff who will be overseeing the position. Currently, internships are unpaid and for course credit only, pending discussion with the student’s advisor.  Fellowships are paid positions, ten hours a week, at $15.00 an hour.

Museum Ambassador

The Danforth Art Museum is excited to offer Museum Ambassador positions for Framingham State University (FSU) students. Museum Ambassadors will provide a crucial service which advances our educational mission by conducting tours and providing educational programs for the general public (children, adults, and families).

The ideal candidate must demonstrate a genuine interest in art and be comfortable presenting dynamically to groups. A professional and positive attitude are essential. Museum Ambassadors provide a welcoming atmosphere with a sensitivity to our diverse community. Conversational Spanish and/or Portuguese skills will be considered an asset. Candidate should also demonstrate flexibility and willingness to learn and be willing to learn and follow a set of standards. Must be willing to commit to regular and weekend work.


This is a part-time, hourly position that reports to Katherine Tako-Girard, Learning & Engagement Coordinator. The position runs from October 1, 2023 to May 31, 2024 with potential for continued employment in successive academic semesters. The rate of pay is $15/hour and includes compensation for training in addition to service hours.

To apply, please find our listing on FSU’s Handshake portal. Applications are open now until September 22, 2023.

Responsibilities and Duties:

    • Complete a comprehensive training including introductory reading, participatory activities, and observations of museum staff.
    • Attend 2-3 supplementary trainings each semester for temporary exhibitions.
    • Act as the Museum host by welcoming groups and assisting with general questions and issues, and sharing these with museum staff.
    • Welcome group participants and conduct tours.
    • Be knowledgeable about Museum programs, exhibits, and events in order to be an effective ambassador during tours.
    • Maintain visibility, friendliness, and approachability at Museum Welcome Desk. Circulate throughout Museum, maintaining visibility and a friendly demeanor.
    • Provide at least 4 private group tours each semester.
    • Twice a month, provide tours to drop in visitors on a Saturday: Highlights Tour or Temporary Exhibition Tour.

Minimum Qualifications:

      • Team player with a professional, positive attitude, and the ability to work effectively with people of diverse backgrounds.
      • Experience or education in art, art history, history, public speaking/communications, education/teaching can be helpful, although not required.
      • Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
      • Reliable and dependable.
      • Must be enthusiastic, cheerful, and willing to learn.
      • Must be interested in working with people, especially school age students and senior citizens.

Preferred Qualifications:

    • Background in one or more of the following areas: customer service, hospitality, storytelling, visual arts or STEAM.
    • Experience leading participatory experiences.
    • Fluency in (spoken) Spanish or Portuguese.

Current Employment Opportunities

There are no current employment opportunities available.


Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Danforth! Right now we are identifying more ways for you to volunteer. Check here often as we will be posting opportunities as they arise.