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Employment opportunities at the museum

Faculty positions

There are no faculty positions available at this time.

Staff positions

The Arizona State University Art Museum invites applications for the Windgate Assistant Curator of Contemporary Craft and Design Fellowship. This new curatorial fellowship combines mentorship opportunities with work experience to cultivate and advance the careers of a new generation of curators focused on contemporary craft and design. This is a temporary, 18-month position where the assistant curator will learn about museum best practices in collection stewardship, exhibition planning and research, public programs, administrative skills, and inclusion and equity practices. The fellowship includes professional development training, travel funds, and seed funding for an ASU Art Museum-based exhibition or publication. 

Founded in 1950, the ASU Art Museum was named "the single most impressive venue for contemporary art in Arizona" by Art in America. The ASU Art Museum is an integral part of the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University. The Museum strives to be more relevant and accessible inspired by the charter of the New American University and to be a meeting point for the exchange of new ideas, perspectives, and experiences among artists, students, and the public through our exhibitions, residencies, collections, and programs.  

ASU Art Museum’s Ceramics Research Center plays a significant role in advancing research and creative activity in contemporary craft through exhibitions, collections, and publications. Our history is in working with ceramics, wood, and fiber and highlights include: 

  • Crafting a Continuum: Rethinking Contemporary Craft (2013), a traveling exhibition and accompanying publication celebrating our extensive collections. 
  • Ceramics Research Center (established in 2002) houses the museum’s extensive modern and contemporary studio ceramics collection, considered to be the finest in the United States.  
  • Total Collapse: Clay in the Contemporary Past and Michael Sherrill Retrospective are on view (2020) at the ASU Art Museum’s flagship location. 

Windgate Contemporary Craft Initiative (2016-2018) supported a series of visiting artists and scholars, residencies, exhibitions, new acquisitions and collections conservation, and student research grants

Student positions

ASU Art Museum has many positions available for work-study eligible students. Positions range from visitor services and installation to education and administration.

To find out more about student employment at ASU, and to find positions currently available at the museum, please visit the ASU Student Employment website.


ASU/LACMA fellowship

In May 2018, ASU partnered with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on a new master’s fellowship designed to increase diversity among museum professionals. Learn more.