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Opportunities

There are approximately 1,000 employees working at the National Gallery of Art. While many positions require a background in art history or design, there are numerous other positions for employees involved with aspects of the Gallery's daily operations.

The National Gallery of Art offers museum-wide internships and fellowships, as well as fellowships to pursue independent research. For teen and adult volunteers, the Gallery offers exciting opportunities to help visitors enjoy the nation's artistic treasures. Learn more below about positions, eligibility requirements, terms, and application materials available throughout the Gallery. Learn more about working at the National Gallery of Art

A National Gallery of Art tour guide showing a group of visitors a work of art in the East Building galleries.

Employment Opportunities

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The vast majority of jobs for which we are currently recruiting may be found on the USAJOBS website maintained by the Office of Personnel Management.

Volunteers

Volunteers advance the Gallery's mission every day. Docents lead tours, information desk staffers assist visitors, and students support the education department, among other volunteer opportunities.

Fellowships

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The Gallery offers a variety of graduate-level opportunities to students who intend to pursue careers in fields related to the visual arts. The Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts supports a resident community of scholars who are conducting research in the field. Learn about available fellowships opportunities.

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Internships & Fellowships

For questions about graduate internships or curatorial fellowships: Department of Academic Programs, Division of Education [email protected]

Conservation Fellowships

For questions about conservation fellowships: Conservation Division [email protected]

The Center Fellowships

For questions about the Center fellowships: Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts [email protected]

Internships

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Since 1964 the National Gallery of Art has offered professional museum training to candidates from all backgrounds through a variety of internship programs. Interns are placed in departments where they work closely with mentors on special and ongoing projects. This is an international program and is open to candidates from all backgrounds.

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