The Diversity Apprenticeship Program (DAP) is an initiative by The Broad to create career opportunities for underrepresented communities in the museum field broadly and art handling and preparations world specifically. By underrepresented, we mean people who identify as Black, Indigenous, and people of color; women; immigrants; LGBTQIA+; people who were formerly incarcerated; and foster youth.
The DAP provides nine-month, full-time paid apprenticeships in art handling and preparations. Through the DAP, we help create tangible changes for apprentices and the communities they represent. The DAP approach, while representing new directions in the field, serves as a real-time springboard for the museum field to move toward more-equitable workforce strategies.
Deadline to Apply:
June 2, 2021
This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
The DAP Toolbox is part narrative—focusing on the DAP—and part handbook—sharing best practices, lessons learned, and tools and resources developed during the experience of implementing this program. Museums, galleries, fine art shippers, and private collections, among others, are invited to use this toolbox to create similar programs that foster and support a truly diverse workforce.