& Student Projects
Student Programming Committee
The Tufts University Art Galleries (TUAG) Student Programming Committee (SPC) incorporates student voices into TUAG affairs to make TUAG resources more available and relevant to the student body. The SPC consists of 6 student members working under the guidance of the manager of academic programs and TUAG graduate fellow. SPC members will be expected to attend weekly meetings on Fridays from 1-2pm, attend and promote TUAG programs, and complete ~4 hours/month of work outside of the weekly meetings for a total of approximately 8 hours/month during the academic year. SPC members will be compensated for 22 hours per semester.
Open to all class years of BA/BS, BFA, and dual-degree students. No art history or museum experience necessary. All majors are encouraged to apply —we are seeking diverse perspectives and experiences.
The Student Programming Committee will learn about the Galleries mission, vision, and programming, develop relationships with TUAG staff, and engage in professional growth opportunities, and insert student voices into general gallery affairs. The SPC will plan and offer Friday programming connected with current exhibitions that are aimed at increasing student participation and engagement. The SPC will partner with other Tufts’ student organizations and other university museum student organizations to further deepen and connect their work to the larger student body. Some members of the SPC will also participate in TUAG working groups (i.e. Accessibility, Land Acknowledgment), TUAG-related committees (i.e. Gifts of Art and Public Art Committees), and/or be asked to provide feedback on curatorial or educational materials. The SPC may take field trips or attend programs to expand their knowledge of the field and participate in broader conversations about the role of the academic museum right now.
To be part of the SPC, you must be available for meetings on Fridays between 1-2pm.
If you are interested in applying for Spring 2024, please send a resume OR a CV OR a short bio so we can learn a bit more about you AND brief written responses to the following questions to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 5, 2024:
- What do you think the role of an academic art museum is today?
- Describe a time you worked collaboratively with a group of people.
- How do you think TUAG could be a more relevant and trusted resource for a larger population of the Tufts community?