“Art is part of the social purpose of the world and requires appreciation and the bonds of fellowship with all who understand. Art is meant to give pleasure―but pleasure of the right kind.”―Duncan Phillips, 1926
Join The Phillips Collection’s creative, passionate team to help spread the “joy-giving, life-enhancing” power of art.
The Phillips Collection is committed to serving our current and future audiences, cultivating diverse artists and art managers, and incubating creativity and creation. The Phillips strives to enrich our community and beyond with bold, transformative ideas, and seeks talented individuals that possess a wide range of skills, knowledge, and interest and come from a variety of professional and personal backgrounds to be part of America’s first museum of modern art.
Explore Our Career Opportunities
We employ full-time and part-time personnel in positions that require various levels of education and training. Our departments include academic affairs, administration, communications and marketing, curatorial, development and membership, education, facilities, security, and special events.
The Phillips’s paid internship program offers undergraduate and graduate students a chance to build their careers through a well-rounded experience. The Phillips is committed to providing students with the training and skills to establish credentials for a career in the arts.
The Phillips’ fellowship program is a comprehensive, yearlong program that includes hands-on experience, mentoring, and professional development.
The Phillips’s passionate and generous volunteers are an essential part of the museum. Volunteers greet and provide information to visitors and assist various departments.
The Phillips Collection and the University of Virginia host an annual Predoctoral Fellowship in Modern and Contemporary Art History that will support graduate-level, interdisciplinary research in American, European, or non-Western art and art history from approximately the 1750s to the present.