Bard Graduate Center Gallery offers students a range of opportunities to gain hands-on experience in a world-class gallery. The majority of opportunities for students are available through campus employment as part of financial aid. In the Gallery student may work as gallery attendants, gaining valuable audience engagement experience, and as curatorial assistants, assisting on exhibition research and preparation, among other roles. Time commitments for these positions vary in order to accommodate student schedules.
In conjunction with the department of Public Programs and Engagement, students may also be considered for positions as graduate student educators. This program involves in-depth training on diversity and seminars on museum education practices, as well as the opportunity for students to craft their own object-based Gallery tours. Above all, the intimate scale of Bard Graduate Center’s townhouse Gallery offers students an unparalleled opportunity to closely participate in and learn about exhibition production, visitor engagement, and museum education, while furnishing students with a range of professional experience. The Gallery and Academic Programs offer all students exhibition installation workshops and curator walk-throughs alongside all exhibitions and faculty regularly integrate exhibition visits and in-gallery teaching into their curricula.