WORKWITHUS: Work With Us Harn Museum of Art

Work With Us

This is an exciting time to work with the Harn Museum of Art, a museum that is constantly growing and evolving. By becoming involved with the Harn Museum, you can join a team of people that make educational and entertaining experiences possible for museum visitors. The museum offers a number of rewarding opportunities that include part-time and full-time positions and volunteer and salaried positions that are listed below. Positions are open to all qualified individuals, without reference to age, race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin or condition of disability. Thank you for your interest in working with the Harn Museum of Art.

The Harn Museum of Art has more than 45 employees in a variety of positions that include accounting, curatorial, conservation, development, education, marketing, information technology, human resources, guest services, merchandising, security and maintenance. Because the Harn Museum is a university-affiliated art museum, the University of Florida serves as the employer. To view a current list of available positions, visit the University of Florida Human Resources site.

Internships are offered in all museum departments with the goal of providing professional experience and growth opportunities. With guidance from museum professionals, interns gain practical experience by working on projects and programs. In addition, the museum benefits from the contributions made by interns. Past interns have gone on to other internships or careers at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum of Art and the J. Paul Getty Museum, among others. Internships require participants to complete a specific number of hours per week. During these hours, interns complete the objectives of specific target projects and daily departmental assignments. Harn Museum internships are available on an ongoing basis with three yearly application deadlines and selection periods.

Visit the below links for project descriptions and more information. Click here for the application and here for instructions.

Deadline for Applications

Fall term internships due June 1.
Spring term internships due October 15.
Summer term internships due March 15.

Intern Project Descriptions

Specific requirements and time ranges are indicated within each project description.

Curatorial American Impressionists Facilities/Grounds Gardening
  Naturalist Prints   Grounds Improvement
  Photography   Water Gardening
Development Stewardship Marketing and Public Relations Web and Social Media
  Membership   Photography
  Business Student Internship   Product Development Assistant
  Event Planning Internship    
Education Academic Programs Registration Preparator Assistant
  Museum Nights   Registration Information Management
  School Programs Store Retail Management
  Tour Programs    
  Youth Engagement and Outreach    
    Student Initiated Project Student Initiated Project
Finance & Operations Business Processes    
  Security Policy, Practices and Training Visitor Services Information Desk
  Finance - Accounting Museum Rentals Rental Events

For creative, energetic and dynamic students, the MUSE program offers the opportunity to share a love of art with others. MUSEs (Museum University Student Educators) are one-semester project volunteers who create and present interactive and engaging experiences for museum visitors. Each spring summer and fall semesters, a select group of 10–15 students from diverse academic backgrounds is selected to work together to imagine and produce programs unlike any others at the museum. MUSE programs have included Art off the Wall, when MUSEs shared their interpretation of works in the Harn collection through costumes and drama. For more information about the MUSE program, call Education Curator of Academic Programs Eric Segal at 352.392.9826 x2115 or e-mail or download an application.

The Student Museum Advisory Council (SMAC) is a volunteer organization whose aim is to promote the museum’s many programs and resources in order to increase its visibility on the wider campus. SMAC is open to students of all backgrounds, majors, talents, and interests who will help focus on outreach and some event planning. SMAC is led by students and for students.  Click here for more information and for the application.

Gallery Guides are trained student volunteers who provide friendly, informative and personal experiences to museum visitors throughout the galleries. Through this program, students will get to know the collection, gain public speaking experience, and help create a welcoming environment for our visitors. We encourage all students with an interest in art and culture to apply. As a Gallery Guide, you will need good communication and customer service skills. We ask that you commit to at least a full year of service. For more information, contact Laura Moore, Visitor Services Manager at or 352.392.9826 ext. 2111. Click here to download the application.

Docents at the Harn Museum are volunteer tour guides who are trained to interpret the museum's collections and traveling exhibitions. Docents serve a number of museum audiences through a variety of tour programs, and they participate in a rigorous ongoing training program. For in-depth information about the training schedule, time commitment and rewards of being a docent, view this brief presentation.

The next opportunity to join a new docent training program is 2014, but applications are always accepted. For questions, contact Brandi Breslin, Docent Program Manager at or 352.294.7231, or download an application.


The Harn Museum of Art is interested in recruiting professional, enthusiastic, bright and talented individuals, both from the UF student body and the local community to make up the ranks of its volunteer staff. Harn volunteers contribute greatly to the success of the museum and its programs. As a volunteer, you will be held to comparable standards as paid staff. We ask that you formally apply, submit a resume and come in for an interview. Applications are available electronically as well as in print in the Bishop Study Center. If you live in the Gainesville area, come in to fill one out–we would love to meet you! A variety of volunteer positions are available. We ask that prospective volunteers commit to six months or two scholastic semesters of service. For more information, contact Elizabeth King, Bishop Study Center/Volunteer Coordinator at or 352.392.9826 x2149.

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