There are many ways for Middlebury College students to get involved with different aspects of museum work.
The Museum offers five paid academic year internships, three paid summer internships, and one year-long graduate fellowship. The academic year internships include three positions in the education department, one in the registrar’s office, and one in the curatorial department. Summer internships include one position each in the education department, the curatorial department, and the registrar’s office.
The Museum also hires part-time student receptionists to greet the public during open hours, answer visitor questions, and operate the Museum’s bookstore.
Students who are particularly interested in the field of museum education can also volunteer in the Museum Assistants Program (MAP), which trains students to assist with tours, public programs, and special events.
In addition to volunteering and filling positions within the Museum students can also explore a wide range of museum-related courses within the college’s curriculum, seek election to serve on the Committee on Art in Public Places (CAPP), join the Friends of the Art Museum, and be nominated to receive awards for distinction in the visual arts.
For Ramona Richards ’09, whose participation in the Museum Assistants Program persuaded her to pursue a career in art history, the exhibits at the Museum really came to life.