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. 

Event Rental Planner


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 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.

Preparation intern (left) works with museum staff to hang a framed painting

Fall 2024 Internships

During the fall and spring semesters, students work 8–10 hours per week contributing to ongoing projects and department needs. Positions are available in all museum departments, including: curatorial, education, communications, graphic design, digital projects, visitor services, collections management, and preparation. Recruitment takes place in March for fall semesters and October/November for spring semesters.


Volunteer Opportunities

Friends Leadership Council volunteers

Friends Leadership Council

The Friends Leadership Council (FLC) is an engaged group of volunteer leaders from around the community and beyond who advocate for the arts at Penn State and help to plan a variety of events.

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Palmer Ambassadors

Applications for Palmer Ambassadors are now open! Click the button below for information on how to apply.

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