Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts is dedicated to the synthesis of art, design, and education through the exhibition of existing works and production of new commissions. It strives to bring people, ideas, and objects together in generative ways that provide unparalleled experiences with contemporary art, ultimately enriching the creative and intellectual lives of our audiences.


The Carpenter Center program fosters meaningful engagement among artists, art, and our audiences. Exhibitions, lectures, residencies, publications, performances, screenings, and informal gatherings are choreographed to create a place where visual literacy, knowledge production, contemporary art, and critical inquiry seamlessly meet.

All exhibitions and public events at the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts are part of a planned and curated program. Initiated and organized by the Carpenter Center’s curatorial staff and their collaborators, the CCVA program reflects the institution’s specific artistic, thematic, pedagogical, and civic goals. Exhibitions and public programs are the result of extensive research, studio visits, and engagement with colleagues across disciplines. Therefore, we are not able to accept unsolicited submissions of artwork for exhibition or event proposals.


Thank you for your interest in working at the Carpenter Center.


Exhibitions Production Assistant
applications only accepted through Harvard Careers

Gallery and Bookshop Attendant
email CV and cover letter to:

Work Study

Communications and Administrative Assistant
Gallery Assistant

To apply for work study positions please visit the Student Employment Office.


Internships are available for Summer, Fall and Spring terms. Contact us at for more information. 


Dan Byers

John R. and Barbara Robinson Family Director
dbyers [at]

Daisy Nam

Assistant Director
daisynam [at]

Anna Kovacs

Exhibitions Manager / Registrar
anna_kovacs [at]