We are YOUR campus art museum.  Students can take advantage of cultural life at Dickinson by joining a public tour, attending our spring student Gala, reserving a custom-art-evening for your club or group, studying in The Gallery during finals, attending our openings, and other special events!

The Trout Gallery also offers opportunities for students from all disciplines to become involved with museum life.  Students may choose from a variety of opportunities based on their personal interests, career goals, and available time commitment during a given semester. We include both paid (Student Assistant) and unpaid (Trout Ambassador) opportunities for students across Dickinson.

In partnership with Art & Art History courses and student interest, The Trout Gallery also works with students to curate and create both individual and collective exhibitions. These curatorial and art studio projects are often accompanied with exhibitions catalogues, giving students the opportunity to write and publish research and artworks in both hardcopy and digital productions.

You can learn more about these student projects by clicking the following links!

Imagining the Divine: Religious Mythology and Art

The Senior Studio Majors Thesis Exhibition 

Framing Space: Depictions of Land, City, and Sea

Student Publications in Art History

Student Publications in Studio Art


We believe that all Dickinson students have the opportunity to live creatively through The Trout Gallery!


For questions about Paid Student positions, contact Heather Flaherty at

For questions about the Trout Ambassador program, contact Bianca Martucci-Fink at


Here are descriptions of our different student opportunities!


Assists with school-age education programs, delivers gallery interpretive programs to the general public, develops education materials, and staffs special events.


Assists the Collections Manager with preparing and installing exhibitions, supporting object study programs and cataloging the collections.


Assists the Education Department with daily operations.  Areas of work include: managing Education paperwork, reservations, staffing, spaces, events, programs and interpretation materials.


Assists the Communication and Events Coordinator with daily operations. Areas of work include: events, marketing, design, social media, web-blasts, mailing lists, print materials, and website.


Develop and provide technical support for museum technologies. Examples include The Trout Gallery App, related Audio Tours, social media platforms, and museum scheduling and database software.


Seeking Spanish, French, German, Italian, Arabic and Japanese Assistants. Fluency in more than one language is desirable. Language Assistants are trained in museum exhibition content and lead language programs for college classes using objects on view in current exhibitions. Lessons are collaboratively planned and edited by language assistants, relevant faculty and Trout Gallery staff.

Trout Ambassador Program:

Trout Gallery Museum Ambassadors provide a conduit between museum exhibitions and programs and the larger Dickinson and Carlisle Community.   They attend bi-monthly meetings (Thursdays 12-1:15PM) to learn about museum operations, programs and new exhibitions, and help the museum promote the museum to a broader audience.  Ambassadors plan the yearly Trout Gala, a celebration of student contributions to The Trout Gallery.



Student Submissions

While we’re missing all of our students, they are still doing some great work from home. We’ll share how they’re learning online, what they’re making from home, and some of their favorite moments and collection pieces from The Trout Gallery.


Tutoring from Home

Grace Ingle is one of our Student Staff Spanish Assistants at The Trout Gallery. As a Russian and Middle Eastern Studies major, with a minor in Arabic, she’s been tutoring students from home. Read what she shared with us about the experience!



“Femmes des Environs de Caen” Ink, watercolor, and pencil on paper. 7 1/16 x 4 1/2
n.d. 20th c., 1988.23.64
Gift of Charles Coleman Sellers

Student Bizz Fretty created this Museum Challenge using a work from our collection! Bizz graduated from Dickinson this spring studying Art & Art History and Medieval & Early Modern Studies. She had been working at The Trout Gallery as a Museum Interpretation Assistant—specifically working with our Culture Studio program. She has held an Education Intern position at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and has worked on curatorial projects at The Trout Gallery. Including Framing Space: Depictions of Land, City, and Sea as well as her solo show, Manifestation and Adaptation: Variations in Buddhist Sculpture Across Asia.



Trout Ambassadors from Home


Trout Ambassador, FaSade Fagoroye ’23, sent us some photos of a miniature clay project she’s working on at home. While the shift to online courses created new obstacles, the students learned to create new types of works from home instead of in the studio.