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Career, Volunteer & Internship Opportunities at The Hyde

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The Hyde’s volunteers provide meaningful support to the Museum’s programming and activities. Volunteers make it possible for The Hyde to offer educational programming for students of all ages, plan exciting trips and social events, and deliver an exceptional experience to our visitors.

Become a Docent

A docent is a volunteer educator who engages visitors to The Hyde Collection in discussion and exploration of the collection and special exhibitions. Docents lead tours throughout the year. Any adult who wants to share their enthusiasm for The Hyde Collection and who loves learning about art is eligible to become a docent. If you are interested in becoming a docent, please fill out the form below or contact Katelyn Foley at 518-792-1761, ext. 327.

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The Hyde Collection offers internships three times per year, in the summer, fall, and spring, with flexible start and end dates. Currently internships are available in the Curatorial & Collections Department and in the Education Department. Interns are asked to commit to working a minimum of 8 hours per week, with a maximum of around 15 hours per week. As per New York State labor standards, all interns at The Hyde must be students currently enrolled in a degree-granting program or (for summer interns) have graduated the previous semester with plans to continue their education in the fall. At this time, internships are unpaid, though they may be completed for course credit.

If you are interested in applying for an internship at The Hyde, please complete the form below, which includes submitting a cover letter, and resume. All candidates will be notified no later than six weeks after the application deadline. If selected for an internship, you will need to complete a background check and your school will need to supply verification of your student status.
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Internship Cycles
– Begins late May/early June, ends mid to late August
– Application deadline April 1
– Begins late August/early September, ends late November/early December
– Application deadline August 20
– Begins late January/early February, ends late April/early May
– Application deadline November 15

Curatorial and Collections Internship
Projects may include, but are not limited to:
– provenance research on works in the permanent collection
– cataloging of archival materials and art objects
– conducting inventories
– reorganizing physical and digital filing systems
– assisting with exhibitions
– updating information in The Museum System (TMS) database

Education Internship
Projects may include, but are not limited to:
– working with children and students
– assisting with events
– helping with programming and art-making activities
– conducting research on better engaging museum visitors
– assisting with guided tours