Volunteer Opportunities at HVCCA

We are currently looking for those interested in great Volunteer Opportunities in:

  • Visitor Reception
    Volunteers assist with visitor reception and visitor database when the museum is open to the public. Provides back-up and assistance for HVCCA staff in meeting and greeting the public and answering questions about HVCCA, its exhibitions and programs. Time Period: Weekends

  • Office Assistance
    Volunteers assist with HVCCA staff with correspondence, marketing and promotion, database management, and other administrative tasks. Time Period: Weekdays, Tuesday - Friday

  • Docents / Gallery Guides
    Volunteers learn about art on display and lead and/or assist in gallery tours, including group tours on weekdays and Sunday Gallery Talks held every Sunday. Time Period: On a tour-by-tour basis, and Sundays at 2PM

  • Special Event Volunteers
    Volunteers assist in all aspects of special events, from set-up, hosting and strike for artist dialogues, opening receptions and other special museum events

  • Special Project Assistance
    Volunteers assist with selected aspects of special projects of the HVCCA, including the city-wide Peekskill Project, Education Program and Artist-in-Residence project

And of course take advantage of our Volunteer Incentives Program:
  • Free Admission to the Museum
  • Free Admission to Events Worked by the Volunteer
  • Free Family Membership - After 20 Hours of Service

To apply to be an HVCCA volunteer:
Please download and print a PDF version of our Volunteer Application and return the completed form to:

Attn: Volunteers Program
Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art
P.O. Box 209
Peekskill, New York 100566

You can also fax your application to 914.788.4531.

Internship Opportunities at HVCCA

An HVCCA internship is a unique opportunity for current graduate and undergraduate students who wish to enrich their understanding of nonprofit development, exhibition organization and program coordination.

Responsibilities may be developed into a more comprehensive project consistent with the intern's department requirements and interests. The internship period is approximately 3 months and requires a minimum of 15 hours per week; however, scheduling may be flexible depending on the student's class schedule and requirement's. These are unpaid internships; we will of course work with the student and their department in order to facilitate any credit requirements and travel reimbursement if at all possible. Basic computer skills are required. Applications are accepted on a rolling admissions basis.

Since 2003, internships have been completed by students from Barnard College, New York University, SUNY Purchase College, Westchester Community College and the College of New Rochelle.

Students are able to receive hands on experience in:
  • Art Education Programming
  • Exhibition Docent Training
  • Curatorial Research
  • Art Administration
  • Development

To apply for an HVCCA internship:
Please download and print our Internship Application Form and return the completed form with your resume, cover letter to the Executive Director, two personal letters of reference (preferably from one of your current professors/instructors or previous employers) along with schedule availability, and mail to:

Attn: Executive Director - Internship Program
Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art
P.O. Box 209
Peekskill, New York 100566