A paid opportunity for Yale undergraduates to develop and lead interactive, close-looking tours of the museum for the visiting public. Students participate in a yearlong training program overseen by education curators, in which they learn about the collection and how to lead inclusive, interdisciplinary conversations around works of art. The in-depth training requires a time commitment similar to that of an academic course. Students of all backgrounds and majors are welcome in the program.
For Graduate Students
The program is open to Yale graduate students from all disciplinary backgrounds. Gallery Teachers are trained as museum educators and are responsible for the K–12 teaching at the museum as well as other programs involving students, youth, and visitors with accessibility needs. Wurtele Gallery Teachers undergo rigorous training with the Gallery’s educators and curators, who introduce them to the Gallery’s collection and pedagogy. Applications are accepted in the summer, and the six-week training begins at the beginning of the fall semester. Successful applicants must have experience working with children, display a commitment to teaching from original works of art, and be available in the mornings, between 10:00 am and 12:00 pm, Tuesday through Friday.
The Gallery Teacher position is listed as soon as it is available on the Yale Student Employment website.
The broad scope of the Gallery’s collection allows connections to be made across academic disciplines. Teaching Fellows are encouraged to incorporate sessions at the museum into their sections and courses, and we offer training to help you teach confidently and productively with objects.
An ongoing series that invites Yale students to respond to the Gallery’s collection through special programs and performances.
Learn about the Gallery exhibitions organized by Yale undergraduate and graduate students.
For students who’ve worked at the museum, stay connected with us by registering as a Gallery alum. You’ll receive email updates, invitations to special events, and more.
Programs Advisory Committee
The committee offers Yale students the chance to inform the content, focus, and relevance of Gallery programs.