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Block Student Associates

Block Museum Student Associates play a key role in animating the vision of the museum.


What do Student Associates do?

Block Student Associates (formerly Student Docents) serve as tour guides, public facilitators, peer-to-peer ambassadors for the museum on campus, and in-house student advisors for all levels of museum staff and our Board of Advisors.

They lead tours throughout the museum and engage our broad array of campus and community visitors in dynamic conversations about art and ideas that are relevant to our lives today. In addition to this public-facing role, Associates serve as key campus ambassadors for The Block and student advisors for all levels of museum staff and leadership, help to shape programming and projects at the museum, and learn more about museum practice through behind-the-scenes insights and experience.

Who are the Block Student Associates?

Student Associates span the campus, majoring in English, Philosophy, Economics, Sociology, Global Health, Theater, Journalism, Middle Eastern and North African Studies, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Social Policy, Radio, Television and Film and more.

2024-2025 COHORT

2023-2024 COHORT

2022-2023 COHORT

2021-2022 Cohort

2020-2021 COHORT 

How can I apply? 

Applications for the 2024-2025 Block Museum Student Associate Cohort are now closed. 

Program applications open at the start of every spring quarter. Please feel free to subscribe to our newsletter to stay connected with the museum and receive updates on student opportunities and programs, including the call for applications for the next Student Associate cohort. You can also reach out to Isabella Ko, Engagement Coordinator, for more information and any questions.   

The Block Museum Student Associate program is generously supported by the Edith C. Eisner Gift Fund and the Carol A. Narup Gift Fund.

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