Goldstein Museum Higher Education Programs

Goldstein Museum teaching in a higher education classroom

Incorporate objects from the Goldstein Museum of Design's collection into your coursework, research, and interdisciplinary projects.

University Students and Faculty Research

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The Goldstein Museum of Design has a number of ways to help you with your research. Students can view physical objects in our research center, search our online collection catalog, or explore our special collections: the Jack Lenor Larsen Oral History Project and the Emigre magazine online index. Want to visit in-person? Please contact Jean McElvain, [email protected], to schedule a visit.


Incorporate objects from GMD’s collection into your coursework, research, and interdisciplinary projects. We will work with you to arrange a viewing of objects from the collection for your class.

Current Offerings:

  1. Synchronous zoom visit with collection objects.
  2. Asynchronous zoom format with collection objects.
  3. Onsite class visit with collection objects.
  4. Gallery visits.
  5. Individual research appointments.

Graduate Student Opportunities

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Jerome Joss Internship

The Jerome Joss Internship is a competitive biannual program for a College of Design graduate student to research a defined project related to GMD’s collection. This 40-hour internship includes an $800 to $1,000 stipend payable upon completion of the project. The program is announced in fall semester for a project beginning in spring semester.

For more information, contact Jean McElvain, assistant curator at [email protected].

Waller Collection Internship

The Dora Agee Waller Collection Assistant is a 9-month, 50% time position for a College of Design graduate student in apparel studies or a related program. The collections assistant reports to GMD’s associate curator and assists with education and collections management activities. The collections assistant may write about the collection for GMD’s website and magazine. They may also assist the associate curator on exhibitions from the collection.

Waller Graphic Design Internship

The Dora Agee Waller Graphic Design Assistant is a 9-month, 50% time position for a College of Design graduate student in graphic design. The graphic design assistant reports to the director and manages GMD’s exhibition and communication design. This includes GMD’s magazine, exhibition graphics, website, and member communications.

Undergraduate Student Opportunities

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Gallery Staff

GMD employs undergraduate students to staff McNeal Hall's Goldstein Gallery. Successful candidates will have excellent customer service and an ability to work independently. Gallery staff members are front-line visitor services representatives during an exhibition’s open hours and installation staff between exhibitions. Gallery staff members report to the administrative assistant.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis through the University’s Employment System. Work study students preferred.