Category Archives: Philadelphia

Fabric Workshop and Museum

The Fabric Workshop and Museum was founded in 1977 with a visionary purpose: to stimulate experimentation among leading contemporary artists and to share the process of creating works of art with the public. Today, FWM is recognized as an internationally acclaimed contemporary art museum, uniquely distinguished as the only institution in the United States devoted to creating work in new materials and new media in collaboration with artists coming from diverse artistic backgrounds—including sculpture, installation, video, painting, ceramics, and architecture. Research, construction, and fabrication occur on-site in studios that are open to the public, providing visitors with the opportunity to see artwork from conception to completion.

The FWM has developed from an ambitious experiment to a renowned institution with a widely-recognized Artist-in-Residence Program, an extensive permanent collection of new work created by artists at the Museum, in-house and touring exhibitions, and comprehensive educational programming including lectures, tours, in-school presentations and student apprenticeships.

To apply for a position at The Fabric Workshop and Museum (FWM), please indicate the desired position and forward a cover letter and resume to:
Attn: Human Resources
The Fabric Workshop and Museum
1214 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107-2816

Applicants may also send their resume and cover letter by fax at 215.561.8887 or email

FWM welcomes volunteers for a variety of projects and events. In the studio or photo/video archives, working on administration or special events, volunteers provide critical support to all of our programs or departments. Please call 215.561.8888 or email for more information.


Address: 1214 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107-2816

Phone: (215) 561-8888


Twelve Gates Arts

Twelve Gates Arts, established in 2011, is a non-profit organization based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The “gates” refer to the fortified gates that walled many ancient cities such as Delhi, Lahore, Jerusalem, and Rhodes – inside which lay the heart of each city’s art and culture, and today this reference offers perspectives on history and possibilities.

Twelve Gates Arts holds monthly exhibitions of contemporary and modern art by artists from countries in South Asia and the Middle East, as well as by diasporic artists from those regions. The list of artists represented comprises an impressive spectrum of established masters as well as cutting edge and outstanding newcomers. In addition to the exhibition programming, regular Salon events showcase works by artists in film, multi-media, literature and performance.
Zabardust, Sculptures by Rachel Mason
Several volunteer positions are available at Twelve Gates Arts. If you’re interested in their mission and would like to be a part of their organization’s events and programming, please visit

Address: 106 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone: (215) 253-8578

Barnes Museum

The mission of the Barnes Foundation, which dates back to its founding in 1922, is the promotion of the advancement of education and the appreciation of the fine arts. In furtherance of its mission, the Barnes Foundation promotes appreciation of the arts and horticultural science, through the preservation, presentation, and interpretation of the collections of Albert C. and Laura L. Barnes.

The Foundation will engage diverse audiences through its exceptional collections and related high-quality programs that reflect a broad range of periods and cultures and build on the founders’ innovative educational vision of transforming lives through the arts and horticulture.

Volunteering at the Barnes provides unique access to the collections, programs, and staff, as well as opportunities to enjoy camaraderie with fellow art, horticulture, and education enthusiasts. The Barnes has different types of volunteer positions with varied levels of training, time commitments, and background requirements. Apply here!


Location: 2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130

Contact:  (215) 278-7200

Wilma Theater

The Wilma Theater exists to present theater as an art form, engaging artists and audiences in an adventure of aesthetic philosophical reflection of the complexities of contemporary life. The theater’s mission is to produce thoughtful, well-crafted, productions of intelligent, daring plays that represent a range of voices, viewpoints, and production styles. Students can get involved through a variety of internships and fellowships or as volunteers.



Click here for more information about volunteering.
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Phone: 215-893-9456

Address: 265 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

*This site is accessible via public transportation from the Bryn Mawr campus.

Please see transportation reimbursement policy.

Sotheby’s Internship Programme

Updated 9/21/17

© 2014 Sotheby’s
© 2014 Sotheby’s

Sotheby’s, the only publicly traded global art auction house, is offering exceptional juniors (rising seniors) the opportunity to participate in a unique paid Summer Internship Programme at our worldwide headquarters in New York City. The mission of the programme is to offer interns the best professional and educational experience possible. Interns will have the opportunity to learn about the inner workings of an auction house, works of art, and potential industry careers.


More information:

Questions? Contact

© 2014 Sotheby’s
© 2014 Sotheby’s

The Philadelphia office also has internships available, typically in the summer but occasionally during the school year. Interested applicants should inquire with a resume and cover letter.


Phone: 610 649 2600


Address: 18 Haverford Station Road, Philadelphia 19041 US

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Overlooking one of the nation’s most culturally vibrant cities, the Philadelphia Museum of Art welcomes nearly a million visitors each year, encouraging them to embark upon a walk through time that extends across two millennia and six continents. As one of the largest museums in the United States, the Philadelphia Museum of Art invites visitors from around the world to explore its renowned collections, acclaimed special exhibitions, and enriching programs, both in person and online.

The Museum has a strong tradition of support from volunteers of all ages. Currently, there are approximately 500 volunteers from all over the community working in nearly every department at the Museum, providing services to visitors and assisting the professional staff behind the scenes. It is an ideal way to make new friends while getting to know the inner workings of one of the nation’s premier cultural institutions.

Volunteer opportunities include:

Museum Guide Program
Serve as a vital source of information on the Museum’s rich collections.

Park and House Guide Program
Increase awareness of the historical treasures of the Park Houses while educating guests about early Pennsylvania history.

Departmental Volunteer Program
Assist administrative and curatorial departments with assignments that range from research and cataloging to clerical work.

For more information about volunteering, click here
To learn about the Museum Studies Internship Program, click here

Phone: 215-684-7920

Address: 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130

*This site is accessible via public transportation from the   Bryn Mawr campus.

Please see transportation reimbursement policy.

Arden Theatre Company

Updated 9/22/17

Arden Theatre Company is dedicated to bringing to life great stories by great storytellers – on the stage, in the classroom and in the community. They produce a wide range of stories in a variety of styles: classic and contemporary, intimate and epic, fiction and nonfiction, musical and dramatic. They embrace stories for audiences of all ages and bring the same artistic quality to all their work.

Kids are celebrated at the Arden. They nurture curiosity, creativity and confidence through their educational programming. The Arden fosters connections between theatre and reading and promote literacy for young audiences. They reach thousands of students each year, introducing many of the region’s kids to theatre for the first time.

The Arden strives to be Philadelphia’s hometown theatre; they seek community partnerships and collaborations, make their work affordable and accessible, and train the next generation of theatre leaders, contributing to the region’s cultural landscape.

Internships can be arranged in one department or in multiple departments. They tend to require a commitment of 10 – 20 hours per week. Internship opportunities include:

Arden Theatre production of A Raisin in the Sun

Special Events Intern
Special Events intern will assist in the fundraising department two days per week.  Individual should possess an eagerness to learn, attention to detail, and solid communication skills.  Individual will have the opportunity to work alongside members of the Development department to assist in the planning and executing of donor cultivation events and the annual fundraising event, as well as other administrative tasks.

Production Department
Production Internships are available in stage management, lighting, sound, props, costuming, and scenic construction. Interns develop production skills by assisting in the build, rehearsal, technical rehearsal, and performance of our productions.

…And many more!

Contact Megan Staples with interest. Please enclose a cover letter, resume and brief writing sample.
215-922-8900 x46


See for more information about volunteering. Also see for more information about internships and fellowships.


Address: 40 N. 2nd Street Philadelphia, PA

*This site is accessible via public transportation from the Bryn Mawr campus.

Please see transportation reimbursement policy.

The Fleisher Art Memorial

The Fleisher Art Memorial is guided by the spirit of its founder, who first extended an invitation in 1898 for “the world to come and learn art. Samuel Fleisher’s singular vision of high-quality, tuition-free art instruction continues uninterrupted at the Memorial. Here, children from all economic and cultural backgrounds share in the commonality of the creative experience and the cultural diversity of the city. Adult artists of all levels of experience study with a distinguished faculty of working artists in diverse fine-arts mediums such as painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, photography, and ceramics.

Volunteer opportunities include:

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  • Library assistant
    On evenings and Saturdays, Fleisher will be opening the library, inviting in adult students and children and their families who are here attending classes. We would look to a volunteer to promote book donations, help visitors find the resources or entertainment they are looking for, and to create a welcoming atmosphere.
  • Exhibition and gallery work
    There are many important ways to help out with exhibitions. Assist with the installation of shows and help monitor refreshment tables during special events.
  • Special Events
    There are many events held throughout the year for which we need additional support, including Dear Fleisher: 4 x 6 Inches of Art, the annual Print Love-In, ARTspiration, and others.
  • Fundraising
    Mini-fundraisers help keep our classrooms filled with the equipment they need, teachers paid the salaries they deserve, and supplies available to free classes. Help is needed on Tuesday and Thursday evenings for the coffee and cookie sale in the lobby, our annual Election Day bake and book sales, the annual Student Dinner, plus other Development events throughout the year.
  • Office and administrative help
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  • Ceramics Studio Monitor
    Can you count clay among your closest friends? We’re looking for extra hands to help our Studio Technician keep up with the demands of the semester by assisting with studio maintenance, firings, and other tasks.
  • Print Studio Monitor
    During weekday afternoons, we open our etching and lithography studios to approved printmakers. We need assistance overseeing the studios, checking materials, and monitoring the Suzanne Fleisher & Ralph Joel Roberts Gallery.
  • Gallery Monitor
    On Saturdays, during the Children’s Program, we get many visitors to the gallery. We also see our exhibitions as a tool to enhance the art education provided in the classrooms. If you love learning about art and would like to share what you know with children and adults, this would be a wonderful volunteer position for you.

Volunteer projects are always available. Find out more at

For inquiries about internships or volunteer opportunities please contact


Phone: 215-922-3456


Location: 719 Catharine Street Philadelphia, PA

*This site is accessible via public transportation from the Bryn Mawr campus.

Please see transportation reimbursement policy.

Arts Sanctuary

Art Sanctuary, founded in North Philadelphia, uses the power of black art to transform individuals, unite groups of people, and enrich, and draw inspiration from the inner city. Board and staff members have worked hard for twelve years to create a learning culture adequate to support the mission.  We present, produce, commission, create, and teach artistic excellence. We hustle to pay for it. The art must be life-giving, not comfortable and happy-happy, but enriching to a community long hobbled by scarcity and injustice. Our work now is to keep advancing: with a new building, stronger infrastructure, and new technologies. For excellence in the arts. In the community. For real.

Volunteer Opportunities include:

  • Office Assistance
  • Events / Greeters
  • Ushers
  • Production Assistance
  • …and much more!


See to learn more about opportunities for volunteers.

Phone: 215-232-4485


Location: 628 South 16th Street Philadelphia, PA

*This site is accessible via public transportation from the Bryn Mawr campus.

Please see transportation reimbursement policy.

The Asian Arts Initiative

The Asian Arts Initiative is a community-based arts center in Philadelphia that engages artists and everyday people to create art that explores the diverse experiences of Asian Americans, addresses our social context, and imagines and effects positive community change. We are working toward a just and joyous world where all people, regardless of their racial and class backgrounds, are able to view and create art that reflects their lives and concerns.

Created in response to community concerns about racial tension, the Asian Arts Initiative began programming in May 1993 with Philadelphia’s first-ever Asian American Arts Festival: “Live Traditions/Contemporary Issues” at the Painted Bride Art Center. The Asian Arts Initiative has since become a community arts center that offers performances, exhibitions, workshops, and training for artists, youth and adults who share our commitment to community-based arts.

Installation view of The Pedicab Project at First Friday viewing

Volunteer and internship opportunities include:

  • Administrative work
  • Program assistance
  • Marketing & PR
  • Fundraising

And more, depending on the volunteer/interns skills and interest! If you have expertise with something and would like to volunteer your time and talents, we want to hear from you. Please take a moment to fill out our Volunteer Interest Form. 


Phone: (215) 557-0455


Location: 1219 Vine Street Philadelphia, PA 19107

*This site is accessible via public transportation from the Bryn Mawr campus.

Please see transportation reimbursement policy.