For Undergraduates

Gallery Guide Program

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.

Learn more and apply

Twenty students in front of El Anatsui's golden sculpture made of aluminum bottle caps and copper wire.

For Graduate Students

Wurtele Gallery Teacher Program

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.

Yale grad students study paintings in the American art galleries.

Teaching Fellows

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.

Learn more about scheduling or planning a course visit


For more information about opportunities for students, contact the Education Department at or 203.436.8827.

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