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Special Event: Jobs at Art Museums (JAM)

Special Event


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  • Registration required

Registration will be open in the early fall.

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Jobs at Art Museums (JAM) is an all-day museum-career awareness event at the Art Institute of Chicago. Area students and emerging job seekers, as well as college and university faculty, are invited to visit the museum and experience student-led gallery presentations, a panel conversation with Art Institute staff, and intimate breakout sessions with museum professionals representing a variety of departments and fields. Breakout sessions are followed by a reception where students can learn about upcoming internship and career opportunities and socialize with peers, faculty, museum staff, and intern alumni.

This event is free for students, staff, and faculty of University Partner institutions. A list of eligible colleges/universities is available below. More information, including information on registration and museum admission, will be posted in the near future.

This project is made possible, in part, through the Diversifying Art Museum Leadership Initiative, funded by the Walton Family Foundation and the Ford Foundation, and the University Partner Program at the Art Institute of Chicago.

More information, including information on how to register, will be posted in the near future.

University Partner Institutions:
American Academy of Art
Calumet College of St. Joseph
College of DuPage
Columbia College Chicago
Concordia University Chicago
DePaul University
Lake Forest College
Loyola University Chicago
Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design
National Louis University
North Central College
Northwestern University
Prairie State College
Rush University
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
University of Chicago
Wheaton College

Frequently Asked Questions:

Should I prepare to be interviewed for an internship or job opportunity at JAM?
No. Participation by museum staff and departments does not indicate a need to hire. However, JAM is a unique opportunity to make professional connections and learn about careers in the museum field.

What can I bring into the event?
You may have a small bag or backpack with you, but any large backpacks must be left at coat check. Coat check is $1 per item.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Email universitypartners@artic.edu.


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