Opportunities for Students

Become a Member

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Student memberships are free for UNC-Chapel Hill students. Benefits include a discount at the Museum Store, free and reduced admission to regular programming, and more!

Work-Study Positions

There are several jobs available at the Ackland for students who have work-study awards. All positions are posted on the Work-Study Program’s JobX website. Students can apply for jobs and make inquiries through JobX.

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Ackland Student Guides

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This selective program presents an opportunity for Carolina undergraduates to learn about the Museum’s collection and to teach with original works of art.

Ackland Student Guides meet weekly throughout their time at Carolina, refining their craft, developing special programs just for students, and promoting lively engagement with the Museum among the campus and community.

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The Ackland’s internship and fellowship program offers opportunities to develop professional skills, learn about museum work, and contribute to the Ackland’s mission. Each year there is a range of paid and volunteer positions for undergraduate and graduate students from Carolina and other colleges and universities.

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Teaching Workshops

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Graduate instructors, like faculty members, are encouraged to consider teaching with art at the Ackland. Read more about the possibilities and schedule a class session.

For graduate instructors who want to learn more about teaching with art objects, we offer teaching workshops that focus on key principles and effective techniques. We can customize the experience to suit different needs and interests—for new graduate instructors, for instructors of a particular course, or for mixed groups in diverse academic fields.

Find out more about teaching workshops and request one for your group

Academic Advisory Committee

The Academic Advisory Committee advises the Ackland on issues pertaining to the Ackland’s mission to support university teaching and research. Members include faculty, staff, and students from the University. One undergraduate member is appointed by Student Government and one graduate member is appointed by the Graduate and Professional Student Federation. Contact those organizations for more information about participating in the Academic Advisory Committee.

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