College Student Advisory Group

The College Student Advisory Group invites 10-12 students representing diverse cultural and academic backgrounds to incorporate their voices and perspectives within museum projects in personally meaningful ways.

Participants in this group will:

  • Gain professional experience working on museum projects and programs with the guidance of Learning and Community Engagement and Curatorial staff.
  • Provide much-needed perspectives that will build and strengthen the Walters’ engagement with younger, more diverse audiences.

During the 2022-2023 school year, projects may include but are not limited to:

  • Contribute perspectives on upcoming exhibitions and installations, including Across Asia a reinstallation of our permanent collection of Asian and Islamic art. Opportunities for participation may include:
    • Exhibition didactic materials (e.g., wall labels).
    • Discussion of the relevance of exhibitions to the college experience both academically and personally.
  • Develop a series of 2-3 public programs based on the themes of Across Asia. Eligibility and Requirements:
  • Must be enrolled in a higher education institution in central Maryland in second or third years. All academic fields and backgrounds are welcome but preference will be given to those with direct experience with Asian and/or Islamic community life, art, and culture.
  • Commit to attending six (6) 2-hour meetings, approximately monthly based on programming needs, plus time to review any necessary materials in advance of scheduled meetings or complete tasks prior to meetings.
  • Participate in in-person and/or zoom monthly meetings and accomplish tasks assigned by the advisory group.
  • To apply, students will submit a resume (one page) and letter of interest (one page) detailing their interest in serving on the advisory group to [email protected] by Friday, October 7, 2022.
  • Selected students will serve as members for the duration of two academic semesters, Fall 2022 and Spring 2023.
  • Participants will be notified in mid-to late-October with the first meeting occurring in late October 2022.

Students will receive a stipend of $600 ($50/hour for 6 two-hour meetings).