Fellowship Positions

Fellows enjoy a variety of museum experiences, including being involved with exhibits, programs, special events, interaction with visitors, and working with a professional staff.

Energetic, self-motivated, flexible individuals who are independent, creative, and willing to be team players will best fit these positions. If you have any questions about the fellowship program or specific fellowships in various departments, e-mail Katy Fuller or call 508-627-4441 x123.

Apply for a Sheldon Hackney Fellowship




This fellow will assist in the development of marketing materials and support promotion for the Museum’s summer events and programs. The candidate will participate in the planning, execution, and follow up of the various events held throughout the summer including fundraising galas, donor events, musical performances, exhibit openings, lectures, author talks, etc. Organization and the ability to juggle multiple projects at once is a must. The candidate must possess excellent verbal communications skills and be comfortable in social situations. Good writing skills are also necessary and familiarity with Adobe Photoshop and InDesign a plus. Flexible hours with the ability to work evenings required. Sense of humor necessary.

The marketing and events fellowship is a full-time fellowship requiring 40 hours per week. Due to the flexibility needed in scheduling, they will be awarded a $4,000 stipend.


This fellow will work closely with the Advancement Team and gain valuable knowledge of all aspects of non-profit fundraising. As a key team player, the intern will:

  • Research prospects and draft solicitation materials for local businesses and key constituents
  • Analyze our Membership Program and make recommendations for future improvements
  • Assist with planning and logistics for fundraising and friend-raising events
  • Enter donations into online database, generating thank you letters – while also editing and cleaning up donor profiles
  • Other assistance and general office support, as needed
  • Candidates must be both collaborative and willing to work independently, optimistic, detail-oriented and highly organized. Excellent communication and analytic skills are vital to this role.

The advancement fellowship is full-time requiring 40 hours per week, with some nights and weekends required. This fellowship will be awarded a $4,000 stipend.


This energetic fellow will work closely with museum educators to help design and deliver programs for school-aged children, their families, and teachers. In June, projects will include teaching museum education curriculum in schools and at the Museum with special emphasis on end-of-year projects. In July and August, the fellow will help supervise student groups and children’s activities at the Museum. Photo documentation and helping to develop metrics (qualitative and quantitative) as well as materials management, will be an important component of a successful pilot. Experience and interest in working with children is a must, as are excellent people skills when communicating with parents and caregivers. Organization in a fast paced environment is critical. The fellow should be a creative problem solver and be very comfortable with arts, crafts, and age appropriate design. Leadership experience with classroom management is a plus.

The education fellowship is part-time requiring at least 20 hours per week. This fellowship will be awarded a $2,000 stipend.