College Night Spring 2021

College Night aims to provide real resources to students who are interested in pursuing careers in art, design, and museums, with an emphasis on breaking down the pathways and barriers that can intimidate young professionals when planning for their futures. Our student programming provides professional development opportunities such as a lecture series of museum professionals across departments and throughout the world of design, as well as creative workshops, resumé reviews, and direct mentorship with our museum staffers.


Kickoff Event: Murals and Mocktails

Mar 2, 2021

Designing digital art and sipping a custom-crafted beverage is a great way to kick off our Spring 2021 College Night season!

We’ll spend the evening with Maya Varadaraj, Master Educator, and Yosmerilyn Rodriguez, Gallery Assistant and Access Coordinator, exploring three product posters and the designers who made them. Taking inspiration from these images, we will create a product poster for our fancy drinks using the digital whiteboard software, MURAL! Not familiar with MURAL? No worries—we will teach you!

This event will take place on Tuesday, March 2, at 6:30pm over Zoom.

Join us for a chance to win one of our exciting raffle prizes for attendees—we’re giving away a student membership, a Poster House tote bag, and your choice of an exhibition poster from our shows opening March 4th: Freak Power and Julius Klinger: Posters For A Modern Age!

Reserve Your Spot Here!

Behind the Scenes: Exhibition Walkthrough

Mar 16, 2021

We’re taking you behind the scenes of Poster House through a virtual tour of the installation process for our two newest exhibits: Freak Power and Julius Klinger: Posters For A Modern Age!

Join us over Zoom on Tuesday, March 16, at 6:30pm to hear from our Exhibitions and Operations teams as they show us how both exhibitions come to life through vinyl installations, white-glove art hanging, wall text screenprinting, casework layout, mural touch-ups, lighting, and more! Student Outreach Intern, Yeji Kim, will also be onsite to virtually walk us through the finished shows and take questions!

Step Behind the Curtain (Reserve a spot here!)

Speed Mentorship

Mar 29–Apr 2, 2021

Are you a student who is looking to pursue a career in design, museum education, art administration, art and design history, and/or collections management? Then this weeklong event is for you! College Night is pleased to offer Speed Mentorship, an opportunity for undergraduate, graduate students, and recent graduates to gain insight and insider tips on searching for roles in museums, design, and other related careers. Mentorship sessions will take place over Zoom between Monday, March 29, and Friday, April 2. 

All registrants will receive two slots. Student Members will have priority booking as well as an additional speed mentorship slot (for a total of three slots). 

All interested participants must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program—or be a recent grad (Spring and Fall 2020 grads are welcome!)—at an accredited university in the United States. If you have deferred your schooling due to COVID, you are also eligible to participate. 

Please make sure to RSVP below before Wednesday, March 17, to secure your spot.

Registrants will receive a follow-up email with a list of this year’s speed mentors and instructions on how to book their preferred choices.

Spots are limited to the first 30 registrants and are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Limited Space Available! Reserve a spot now!

Museum Ed 101

Apr 6, 2021

What is museum education? Have you ever considered a career as a museum educator? This Museum Ed 101 panel will provide you with information about the vast opportunities that the museum education field has to offer! Join Samantha Hirsch, Poster House’s Education Director; Sierra Van Ryck deGroot, Poster House’s Assistant Director of Education; and Imani Parkinson, Museum Educator to learn about the skills, practices, and passions that inspire museum educators across the country. Questions are encouraged! This event will take place on Tuesday, April 6, from 7–8:30pm over Zoom.

Scaffolding a good time (RSVP here)

Virtual Printmaking: Risographs with Outlet PDX

Apr 23, 2021

Inspired by Poster House’s exhibition Julius Klinger: Posters For A Modern Age, College Night will be hosting a virtual printmaking workshop. Participants will learn about risograph printmaking before creating their own poster-inspired image. The workshop will be led by Outlet PDX, a women-owned print shop based in Portland, Oregon. This event will take place over Zoom on Friday, April  23 at 4pm.

Please make sure to book a ticket by April 15 to secure your spot.

More Info and Tickets Here!

Past Seasons

To explore programs from the past seasons of College Night, please follow the link below.

College Night: Past Seasons

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