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Museum Education Fellowship Program

We invite emerging young professionals to join our ten-month Museum Education Fellowship Program. Education Fellows participate in a rigorous six-week museum education training program, including hands-on workshops and reading discussions. They also complete the Teaching Research Project, conducting qualitative research throughout the year to explore museum education theory and practice.

In addition, Education Fellows gain in-depth fieldwork teaching experience by designing and facilitating K–12 tours and working in programs that address the needs of school, teen, family, and public audiences. Ongoing professional development, provided by our experienced education and curatorial staff, ensures that Education Fellows leave the program with extensive teaching and programming experience for a wide variety of audiences, as well as a completed professional teaching portfolio.

Program alumni have pursued careers at such cultural institutions as the Denver Art Museum; Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Qatar; Metropolitan Museum of Art; National Museum of the American Indian; New Museum; and Queens Museum of Art, as well as the New York City Department of Education and the School District of Philadelphia.

2024–25 fellowship: Applications are now being accepted for the 2024–25 fellowship, which runs for ten months (September 3, 2024–June 20, 2025). See details below, and review the application for more information on specific positions, qualifications, and responsibilities.

Salary: $27 per hour, or $39,690 across ten months (subject to payroll taxes), plus benefits

Schedule: During training: 35 hours per week, Monday–Friday, 10 am–6 pm. After training: hours shift to 9:30 am–5:30 pm. Workdays and hours may also shift depending on fellowship placement.

Qualifications: The fellowship is open to individuals who have recently completed undergraduate or graduate studies or those who have commensurate experience, preferably in fine arts, art history, cultural studies, education, or other humanities. Candidates from other academic backgrounds are welcome to apply.

Application deadline: Applications for the 2024–25 academic year are accepted December 15, 2023–February 23, 2024.

Questions and information session: If you have any questions about this program or the application process, review our FAQ, or email us at For more details, join us on Zoom for an or watch a virtual information session (passcode: 8sS?Ls+$).