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Student Engagement Assistants at the Cantor Arts Center

Student Engagement Assistants (SEAs) at the Cantor Arts Center will work as a team with the Director of Academic and Public Programs to produce lively, fun, and dynamic engagement opportunities for Stanford students at the museum. The main focus will be Museum Nights, a reimagining of the museum’s First Friday program. Each quarter, beginning in Winter 2023, the museum will be open late one night for a special student event. The event will feature a variety of activities and programs for students, such as live performances, art making activities, gallery tours, and more.

SEAs will assist in planning, coordinating, publicizing, and staffing our quarterly Museum Nights. Additional responsibilities may include researching student engagement opportunities at other university art museums, coordinating free art making opportunities, and exploring opportunities for community-building across campus. The time commitment is approximately 20 hours a quarter, with attendance of the quarterly Museum Nights. While familiarity with museums is helpful, it isn’t mandatory and we encourage students across a variety of disciplines to apply- if interested, apply on Handshake using this link!

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Cantor Internships for Stanford Students

Stay tuned for opportunities to intern and get paid to work behind the scenes at the Cantor Arts Center. Open to Stanford undergraduate students.

The Cantor’s internships provide Stanford undergraduate students with invaluable first-hand experience in many facets of museum work as well as key skills—collaboration, public speaking, research, writing—that will serve them in future careers. Students benefit from the mentorship of Cantor staff and work on special projects that support the museum’s mission of caring for its collection materially and intellectually. Interns will contribute to museum initiatives, programs, and/or exhibitions that explore new ideas for multiple audiences both across and beyond the university.

Eligibility and Requirements

No experience in these specific roles is required, but enthusiastic interest in art and museums is necessary. Internships are open to Stanford undergraduate students of all majors. You must be a Stanford student during the internship period to apply; this opportunity is not open to seniors who have just graduated. 

Applicants should demonstrate eagerness to learn and take on a variety of tasks; strong written and oral communication skills; ability to work independently and efficiently; attention to detail; and willingness to collaborate. 

The internship season starts, more information about the application process will be included here.


To learn more about exciting and rewarding opportunities for students at the Cantor, please contact us.


Museums From Home

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