Work With Us

Are you interested in becoming an integral part of the multi-faceted Palmer Museum of Art? See below for information in employment opportunities, internships, and volunteer work at the museum.

Available Positions

Become a part of the team at the Palmer Museum of Art! See all open job postings below. 

Museum Guide

The Palmer Museum of Art is recruiting part-time guides to welcome visitors and introduce works of art from the permanent collection and special exhibitions in its new location at the Arboretum, scheduled to open to the public June 1, 2024. We are seeking dynamic, outgoing individuals interested in art and connecting with people of all backgrounds and experiences. In-depth knowledge of or a degree in art and art history is not necessary. For more information and to apply, please visit the Penn State Careers page, (Job Requisition: REQ_0000052462 Museum Guide).

A grad assistant prepping for an event at the Palmer


Summer 2024 Internships


Penn State graduate students and upper-level undergraduates  contribute to research, interpretation, exhibition planning, project management, and collections care in addition to completing regular department assignments. Recruitment takes place during February of each year.


Summer 2024 Internship descriptions and application information are available via the following links. Students will need to sign in with a Penn State account to access the links.


Summer 2024 Internships


Application Form, Summer 2024 Internships


Recommendation Form


Application Deadline: March 11, 2024 (11:30 p.m.)


Summer internships are funded by the Art Bridges Foundation, Silver Trout Curatorial Graduate Internship Program, the Annie Gooding Sykes Internship, and the Pincus Family Foundation Endowment for Student Education.

Info on Internships
Friends Leadership Council volunteers


Info for Volunteers