Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), Triple Self-Portrait, 1960. Cover illustration for The Saturday Evening Post, February 13, 1960. From the collection of Norman Rockwell Museum. © 1960 SEPS: Curtis Licensing, Indianapolis, IN. All rights reserved.

We are a friendly, fun-loving, high-production national art museum. The dress code is artful business casual, event attire, and business attire in a setting surrounded by beautiful gardens, art and architecture.


Norman Rockwell Museum is proud of its staff of dedicated professionals who are the heart and core of the only museum dedicated to preserving the original art and studio of America’s best-loved artist. Through our involvement with the Museum, we serve as educators and custodians of history and are fortunate to be the caretakers of a unique American legacy.

Email or send letter and resume to:

Holly Coleman
Director of Human Resources
P.O. Box 308
Stockbridge, MA  01262

Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), Artist Facing Blank Canvas (Deadline), 1938. Cover illustration for The Saturday Evening Post, October 8, 1938. From the collection of Norman Rockwell Museum. © 1938 SEPS: Curtis Licensing, Indianapolis, IN. All rights reserved.


On-Call Security Officer and Facilities Maintenance

Reports To: Lead Security Officer/Facilities Director

The Position:

Under the supervision of the Lead Security Officer, is responsible for the safety and security of the Norman Rockwell Museum collections, buildings, grounds, visitors and staff when the Museum closes to the public.  Under the supervision of the Facilities Director, responsible for snow removal when the Museum closes to the public and for staffing after-hours events as needed.


  • Must live within 10 minute drive of the Museum or elect on-campus housing
  • Excellent decision making skills, judgement, confidentiality and adaptability
  • Understand and use safety equipment and systems
  • Customer service driven and team player
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Positive attitude


  • On call to respond to alarm activations when the Museum closes, 15 days per month
  • Monitor grounds and buildings as needed after hours
  • Responsible for Museum closing procedure two days per week as scheduled by security
  • After hours, plow/sand roadways during inclement weather for emergency vehicles and in preparation for morning staff arrival
  • Available for up to six after-hours events in capacity as facilities maintenance
  • Available on per diem basis for facilities maintenance

To apply, send resume to:  Norman Rockwell Museum, Director of Human Resources, P.O. Box 308, Stockbridge, MA  01262; 413-931-2228,

Norman Rockwell Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Norman Rockwell Museum presents, preserves, and studies the art of illustration and is a resource for art and scholarship related to Rockwell and American illustration. We create opportunities for reflection, involvement, and discovery inspired by the work of Rockwell and other illustration masters.

It is the policy of Norman Rockwell Museum to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, or past, present, or future service in the uniformed services of the United States and to not show partiality or grant any special favors to any employee or group of employees in violation of applicable law.


Join this group of talented individuals and contribute your time while gaining exciting educational opportunities and a broad understanding of museum work and Norman Rockwell’s contribution to the field of illustration!

Norman Rockwell Museum offers internships for undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate students, providing opportunities to acquire educational experience in an art museum that houses the original artwork of Norman Rockwell, one of the nation’s greatest artists. Norman Rockwell’s iconic images, appreciated by audiences from around the world, capture the scope of 20th-century American life.

Internships are unpaid and may be arranged to accommodate any semester throughout the year ranging from six to twelve weeks depending on school requirements and museum needs. Hours vary depending on placement and availability and include evening and weekend hours as necessary.

Intern benefits include:

  • Free admission to the museum and the other cultural organizations the museum currently partners with.
  • Participation in special educational programs with leading artist, curators, and thinkers
  • 25% Museum Store discount
  • Behind-the-scene museum tours
  • Magnificent 36-acre park-like campus

Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), Girl at Mirror, 1954. Cover illustration for The Saturday Evening Post, March 6, 1954. From the collection of Norman Rockwell Museum. © 1954 SEPS: Curtis Licensing, Indianapolis, IN. All rights reserved.

Available Internships for 2020

Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies, Norman Rockwell Museum
Now accepting applications for 2020

The Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies offers a named, paid internship in honor of illustration historian, gallery owner, and author Walt Reed in recognition of Mr. Reed’s lifelong commitment to scholarship relating to the art of illustration. This internship provides a unique opportunity for third and fourth year college and graduate level students interested in pursuing arts and museum careers to gain practical experience within a nationally accredited organization dedicated to the art of illustration in all its variety.

The intern will spend eight to ten weeks focusing on a project or projects established within the Curatorial/Exhibitions Department. The internship requires at least a four-day-a-week commitment including occasional weekend days.

The intern will receive a stipend of $2,500 in support of their work.

Application Timeline:
January 31, 2020                             Applications Due
February 21, 2020                           Walt Reed Internship Announced
Summer 2020                                    Internship Period

To apply, please provide the following information:

  1. Applicant Letter of Interest
  2. Resume
  3. Two Letters of Reference

Send Applications To:
Jana Purdy, Curatorial Project Manager,, 413-298-4100 ext. 227

Stephanie Haboush Plunkett, Deputy Director/Chief Curator,; 413-298-4100, ext. 208

About Walt Reed

Walt Reed (1917-2015) was the world’s foremost scholar and historian of illustration art. Mr. Reed was trained as an illustrator at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and the Phoenix Art Institute in New York City, and freelanced as a book illustrator prior to joining the instructional staff of the Famous Artists School in Westport, Connecticut. There he worked with some of America’s most prominent illustrators, including Norman Rockwell, Steven Dohanos, Robert Fawcett and Albert Dorne. Reed served as editor for North Light Publications from 1972 to 1976. In 1974, he founded Illustration House, Inc., a gallery specializing in the field of illustration and dedicated to the preservation of this vital form of American art. His many books on the subject of illustration include The Illustrator in America; Harold von Schmidt Draws and Paints the Old West; John Clymer, An Artist’s Rendezvous with the Frontier West; An Artist’s Rendezvous with the Frontier West; Great American Illustrators; The Magic Pen of Joseph Clement Coll; The Art of Tom Lovell—an Invitation to History; and Harvey Dunn: Illustrator and Painter of the Pioneer West. Reed also designed the Bicentennial 50 State Flag stamps for the U.S. Postal Service in 1976 and was a consultant on several subsequent stamp projects.

About The Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies

The Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies at the Norman Rockwell Museum is the nation’s first research institute dedicated to the integrative study of American illustration and its impact in our world. The Rockwell Center’s goal is to enhance and support scholarship relating to this significant art form, exploring the power of published images and their integral role in society, culture, and history, and the world of art―from the emergence of printed mass media in the mid nineteenth century to the innovations of digital media today.