The Curator of Education at the Gregg develops programs that connect university and community audiences with the collection and current exhibitions. Groups and class tours are essential to the goals of the education department involved around object-based learning. Students from NC State and other local and regional schools, colleges and universities are encouraged to visit the museum to explore exhibitions, utilize its collection, and attend lectures, films and other events throughout the year. Additionally, students with a particular interest in learning more about working in a museum setting are encouraged to apply for internships.
Internships and Volunteer Opportunities
The Gregg Museum of Art & Design offers internship opportunities for University students from all academic levels and disciplines. These internships are unpaid and completed for course credit. Please contact your academic advisor or Zoe Starling at the Gregg to discuss internship opportunities. These opportunities are not limited to NCSU students alone. If your institution participates in inter-institutional registration with NCSU, you are welcome to pursue an internship with the Gregg Museum of Art & Design. Volunteer opportunities are also available for members of the general public.
Internship submissions Guidelines (Deadline for Summer/Fall 2014 resumes - Monday, April 7, 2014):
A resume and cover letter should be submitted to the Curator of Education, Zoe Starling, by no later than Monday, April 7, 2014.
The cover letter should identify:
• Why are you applying for an internship at the Gregg Museum and what you hope to gain?
• What areas of the collection are you interested in?
• What special skills do you have that would be an asset to the Gregg?
(i.e. data entry, sewing, knowledge of digital photography, research skills, etc...)
For more information about intern requirements please click here: Intern Requirements. Once submissions have been received, Gregg staff will review and set up interviews. Decisions about internships will be made before open enrollment is over.
Frequently Asked Questions by Students
What does the Gregg Museum of Art & Design collect?
The Gregg Museum has over 20,000 objects in its collection, including textiles, ceramics, furniture, industrial design objects, jewelry, sculpture, outside/visionary art, folk art, photography, works on paper, and craft objects.
How can I be involved other than going to exhibitions?
Students can become interns or volunteer at the Gregg. You can also encourage a professor to assign work in the collection or organize a class visit.
What do interns for the Gregg Museum do?
Internships can include individual projects, researching the collection, PR and marketing, graphic design, photographing objects, and working on special projects for an individual staff member. Interns work 8 hours a week for 3 credit hours of academic credit in a given semester.
What is the Student Art Purchase?
The Student Art Purchase is not a Gregg program, but instead sponsored by the Campus Arts Council. It is an annual event specially designed for the purchase of NC State student artwork. For information please email Amy Sawyers, Community and Engagement Coordinator of Arts Outreach.
What do students learn from the Gregg Museum?
Students learn about various art forms located in the museum/ storage facilities. Students develop visual learning strategies through object based learning and will develop critical and analytical thinking skills. The Gregg also works with various professors across campus to incorporate exhibitions and our permanent collection in classroom syllabi. Please encourage your professors to use our collection!
If you have any questions or need additional information about educational opportunities and programming at the Gregg Museum of Art & Design, you can contact the Curator of Educational Resources here.