Student Opportunities


The Dorsky is a space for College Students to explore and enjoy art. With exciting exhibitions and a collection of almost 7,000 objects spanning cultures and time, the Museum is a valuable resource for your academic learning, and we encourage you to use The Dorsky in a variety of ways:


Study and Enjoy works in our Collection – You are welcome to view artworks in our collection that are not on display. Browse our collection online here and then fill out this form requesting Collection Access. Please submit your form 3 weeks in advance to allow time to assess and retrieve objects.

Student Groups and Associations – We are happy to work with you on creating an event at the Museum or hosting your group for a tour.
Get in touch with Zachary Bowman via email or phone at 845.257.3604 to set somethin up.

Dorsky Museum Ambassadors
The Dorsky Ambassadors student association’s mission is to increase student engagement with the Museum by organizing events that are sure to entertain, enlighten, and engage their community.

Joining this fun group is an opportunity for students interested in working in Museums to gain professional development and build their resume, while learning the ins and outs of how a museum operates. They host multiple events throughout the year ranging from gallery talks, social events, workshops, and performances by students. If you are interested in joining or collaborating with the Museum Ambassadors, you can e-mail them at

Student Thesis Exhibitions –
Graduating BFA and MFA students work with Museum staff on presenting thesis exhibitions each semester, providing the experience of organizing and installing a professional exhibition, and giving the general public a glimpse into the exciting art work being made by SUNY New Paltz students.


Gallery Attendant Jobs
Students with work study awards may apply to work at the museum as a gallery attendant.
A link to campus jobs can be found at