Cantor Internship Positions

Position Title: Second Sunday Art Associate at the Cantor Arts Center

The Cantor Arts Center is seeking highly motivated and reliable students to work with the Public Programs and Education team. Art Associates demonstrate an interest in art and museum work, take initiative, exhibit strong communication and interpersonal skills, and enjoy working with visitors of all ages.

Work requirements are 10:30am-4:30 pm during each of our popular Second Sunday Programs which happen every second Sunday during the academic year. Additional work opportunities will involve preparation of art materials for Second Sundays and assistance with museum education activities and museum public program events (2-8 hours per week.)
Summer hours are also available.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and one-page resume to Diane Holaday ( with the subject line “Second Sunday Ambassador—[your name]”


Position Title: Conservation Assistant at the Cantor Arts Center

Assist Director of Art and Science Learning Lab in preservation, restoration, and conservation duties.  By end of assistantship, have clear idea of general museum practices in the preventive care and conservation treatment of the collection.  May include preparation of objects for specific gallery rotations or exhibitions.  Assist contract conservators on site while estimating or performing treatment on paintings, sculpture, works on paper, textiles, etc. Gain knowledge of basics of climate control in museum setting.  Other duties include monitoring gallery hydrothermographs twice a week; filing records; preparing silica gel for exhibition cases and storage cases; monthly inventory of safety cabinet for lab chemicals; performing simple treatment procedures as training with conservator progresses (brush dusting, preparing for storage, surface cleaning, in-painting, pest control measures). Some experience with art object handling skills desirable; art history and/or studio art; chemistry; photography is desirable, but not required. Student should be responsible and organized; able to take direction and work well with others.

Position is approximately 5 - 8 hours per week.

To apply: send resume and cover letter to Susan Roberts-Manganelli ( with the subject line “Conservation Assistant – [your name]” by Sunday, October 8 at 5pm.


Position Title: Outdoor Sculpture Conservation Maintenance Crew at the Cantor Arts Center
The crew member will learn about art conservation and work with the Objects Conservator to care for the outdoor collection consisting of over 120 sculptures around campus. Responsibilities will involve washing, waxing, and general maintenance with training by the Objects Conservator. Crew members work outdoors, climb ladders, set up hoses, inspect sculptures, maintain inspection records, assist with scheduling, write reports, research materials and methods, and possibly drive the maintenance cart. Crew should be prepared to answer questions regarding the museum, sculpture, and conservation, and may be photographed and interviewed by campus news.

The position requires a minimum of 5 hours per week during the school year and there is the possibility of more work during the summer.

To apply: send resume with cover letter to Samantha Li ( with the subject line “Outdoor Sculpture Crew – [your name]” by Sunday, October 8 at 5pm.


Position Title: Student Engagement Assistant at the Cantor Arts Center (multiple positions available)

Student Engagement Assistants (SEAs) will work as a team with the Manager of Student Engagement to produce lively, fun, and dynamic opportunities for Stanford students at the Cantor. The main focus will be First Friday, a new program that the museum is launching in November. On the first Friday of each month during the academic year, the museum will be open from 8-10pm and will feature a variety of activities and programs for students. SEAs will assist in coordinating, publicizing, and staffing First Fridays. Additional responsibilities may include writing the Museum Monthly email newsletter, researching student engagement opportunities at other university art museums, and coordinating free art making opportunities. Applicants must have good communication skills. Must be responsible, reliable, mobile, responsive to email, have good practical skills and top-notch organizational skills, and manage time and resources effectively. Familiarity with public relations is helpful, but not required. Graphic design experience a plus.

Must be able to work the first Friday of each month (November 3, December 1, February 2, March 2, April 6, May 4, June 1).

To apply: send resume and cover letter to Kim Mansfield ( with the subject line “SEA – [your name]” by Sunday, October 8 at 5pm.