Because of the George Washington University's collaboration with the nation’s most prestigious cultural institutions — as well as internships in museums and top design firms — the Corcoran School offers opportunities like no other, inspiring students to create art and design with the potential to shape and influence the world beyond.
Whether it's an internship, work-study position, or finding a great job after graduation, the Center for Career Services at GW offers many online and in-person resources to help students plan successful career paths. Contact the Center for Career Services for personal career coaching, self-assessment, resume and portfolio building or information on navigating the GWork system.
In addition, Shaunda Thompson is GW's Industry Coach for U.S. Politics, Social Impact, Education, Arts & Communication. She is able to help with things like job search strategy and resume writing. You can set up appointments with Shaunda by going to Handshake > Career Center > Appointments > Schedule a New Appointment > Industry Appointments > U.S. Politics, Social Impact, Education, Arts and Communication
Shaunda has over a decade of experience in higher education at the community college and four year institution levels as a career coach, academic advisor, academic support center director and adjunct professor.
The Theatre and Dance Program (TRDA) of the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design (CSAD) has three different positions for employment for students who are part of the Federal Work Study Program- Main Office/Promotions/Front of House, Scenic lab, and Costume Lab. Flexible schedule a plus! The TRDA Main Office is in Building XX, 814 20th Street, NW, on the Third Floor.
Tasks for this role may include: assisting with costume construction and alteration as well as maintaining the department’s costume stock, scenic construction, painting, props construction, lighting, and installation and strike of production elements, assist in promotions and other production support duties. Special projects or other duties may be assigned related to specific departmental needs. Click here to apply
The Corcoran School's Decorative Arts & Design History Master of Arts Program is seeking a graduate student to work alongside the Program Director to assemble materials, file department documents, create photocopies, give directions or information, respond to phone or email inquiries, scan and index documents, light data entry, and other general office tasks. This telework position may require some on-site work, either at the Corcoran School’s Flagg Building or the Smithsonian Associates office in the S. Dillon Ripley Center. The position will require approximately 20 hours of work per week at a base rate of $15.20/hour. Candidates should be in good academic standing. Click here to apply
Corcoran Studio and Tech Jobs
The spaces across the Corcoran, from the Fab Lab to photography darkrooms to lighting studios, are looking for a variety of federal work study students in various roles. All training will be provided. Click on the links below to apply!
Printmaking at the Corcoran (at 500 17th St NW) also has two vacancies to help with labs in etching/lithography, letterpress, bookmaking, screenprinting, and Risograph. The student lab tech position includes supervising and facilitating open studios for print studios outside of normal class hours.
Tutors can set their own schedule (there is no minimum hour requirement), tutor in the subjects they feel most comfortable with, and take part in tutor engagement (game) nights with peer tutors across the country!