Exploring museum practice as creative process.

Williams College students animate WCMA's collections and convene the public around art and ideas.

About
During weekly training sessions with WCMA staff, Agents for Creative Action (ACA) develop storytelling skills and exercise creative thinking and making. They dig into WCMA’s exhibitions, programs, and collections as case studies for topics in the museum field. In addition to contributing to WCMA’s projects and operations on a regular basis, ACA students are charged with creating and organizing a set of original programs and projects. 

Agents for Creative Action:

  • Are active members of a creative community
  • Collaborate with museum staff and other students
  • Build skills in creative thinking and making 
  • Brainstorm and implement new ways for visitors to engage with WCMA
  • Connect students with the museum
  • Learn how museums work
  • Create and execute original programs and projects
  • Develop content for student-driven digital and print platforms
  • Craft original tours
Join
At the beginning of each academic year, we look to bring together a group of Williams College students with diverse interests, skills, and experience who are excited about storytelling, creative thinking, and connecting with people and ideas. All majors welcome.

Applications for the 2018-2019 cohort are now closed. Email Hadley DesMeules with questions.

Commitment
Agents for Creative Action is a year-long program. The group meets every Monday from 4-5:30 PM to dig into WCMA’s exhibitions, programs, and collections as case studies for topics in the museum field. Agents also serve as the public face of the museum during weekly shifts at the museum’s host desk, where they greet visitors. Individual and group assignments also shape the projects that the group develops together. 

This is a paid position with a weekly commitment of 5-7 hours.