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The Amistad Center
for Art & Culture
At The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
600 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103-2990
(860) 838-4133

Photo detail credit Revolt by Jacob Lawrence

The Amistad Center understands that volunteers are the backbone
of our organization. We are always looking for individuals that are willing
to donate their time and share their talents with us.

If you would like to volunteer for The Amistad Center,
please click here for a volunteer application.


There are no employment opportunities at this time.


The Amistad Center often seeks college level interns to provide us with administrative support as well as assistance with educational programs, special events and other projects.

Interns may be useful to the following areas:
Membership/Special Events

If you are interested in joining out team, click here for an application.

Applicants should have to the following qualifications

  • Major in one of the following (preferred) fields: African American Studies, Art, Art History, Education, Museum studies, or History. Majors not within these fields should have a sincere interest in African American culture.
  • College students, graduate students or recent college grads will be considered.
  • Self-motivated with strong writing and organization skills.
  • Able to take direction well and work independently or with a team.
  • Responsible and willing to devote most of the academic year to the internship (school breaks, midterms, finals, etc. are exempt).
  • Flexibility and ability to adapt quickly to changes.
High School Students

The Amistad Center created TAG (Teen Advisory Group) in order to provide culture-based educational opportunities for youth and to enrich the cultural lives of teenagers in our community. An innovative and exciting look at youth culture in Hartford, "I Am Whatever You Say I Am," a video documentary about hip hop culture and skateboarding, was the first project created by TAG about 4 years ago. TAG is composed of high school students from the Greater Hartford area who assist the Center in engaging their peers while expanding their own knowledge and relationship with the museum, and building their fundamental and creative skills.

Click here for more information about TAG.

Click here for an application.

Neighborhood Studio Neighborhood Studios
The Amistad Center for Art & Culture will host a six-week Neighborhood Studio Summer Youth Apprenticeship program for the Greater Hartford Arts Council. The Amistad Center will train ten teen apprentices to create and exhibit photography that is thematically linked to The Amistad Center exhibition on view. 

Visit for more information about the Neighborhood Studios program.

Neighborhood Studios is sponsored by the Greater Hartford Arts Council.