Middlebury College Museum of Art

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Internships

The Museum offers a variety of paid internships during the summer (known collectively as MuseumWorks) and the academic year. These internships are designed to expose students to a range of work within the museum profession.

The Museum is now accepting applications for paid internships for the 2019 summer MuseumWorks program.

Application deadline: Sunday, March 3, 2019, 11:55 PM Eastern Standard Time.

All applications for the summer MuseumWorks program must be submitted through CCI via Handshake. Please visit the MuseumWorks Handshake page to see more information and to apply for the MuseumWorks Program.


**Note: If you are offered and accept this internship, please be aware that this program is supported by CCI, and therefore you will be required to complete funded internship paperwork.

NOTE: All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background check conducted by an independent agency.

Please email Douglas Perkins, Associate Director for Operations and Finance, with questions.

MuseumWorks: 2019 Summer Internships in Cultural Professions

MuseumWorks, a collaboration with the Middlebury College Center for Careers & Internships, is an intensive 8-week paid summer internship program introducing Middlebury College students to the dynamic and multifaceted professional world of museums, libraries, and archives through a combination of internship placements in local cultural institutions, professional development, field trips, career conversations with seasoned museum and library professionals, and collaboration on an exhibition project.

The 2019 MuseumWorks program will run June 17–August 9. Interns will receive a taxable $3,000 stipend (to be disbursed in two equal payments, one in June and one in July). Interns are eligible for on-campus room and board: housing will be in double dorm rooms; meals will be served in dining halls. 2019 rates have not been announced but are estimated to total $150 per week for room AND board combined (estimated total $1,200). Interns choosing to live and eat off campus will receive the same stipend and should expect to pay much more for lodging and food.

Academic credit is not granted for participation in MuseumWorks. Students looking to gain credit for a summer museum studies program should consider applying to the Middlebury Museum Studies in Oxford program.

Interns will work Tuesday–Friday with supervisors at the Middlebury College Museum of Art, Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives, the Vermont Folklife Center, or the Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History. (All institutions are located in Middlebury.)

On Mondays, interns meet for professional development. These days will include a combination of: discussions with seasoned staff at museums, libraries, and archives; field trips to a variety of cultural institutions in New England; and workshops (e.g. cover letter writing and résumé building for museum jobs). Over the course of the summer, interns will also collaborate to curate an exhibition at the Middlebury College Museum of Art of photographs of Brett Weston. The program will include several overnight trips to visit cultural institutions in the Northeast; MuseumWorks will pay for travel, lodging, museum admission costs, and some meals during this travel.

Any current Middlebury College student wishing to learn more about working in museums, libraries, and archives is invited to apply, regardless of major. MuseumWorks is open to international students. We regret that students from other schools, Middlebury alumni, and Middlebury students graduating in May 2019 are not eligible for these positions.

Application deadline: Sunday, March 3, 2019, 11:55 PM Eastern Standard Time.

Application procedure:

Your complete application, to be submitted via Handshake, should entail the following items:
- Current résumé
- Cover letter indicating qualifications, experience, and interest in MuseumWorks overall and any specific internship placement(s) for which you would like to be considered (please address each position in its own short paragraph; see below for internship placements)
- Writing sample (3–8 pages of expository writing on any topic, demonstrating the ability to write clearly and persuasively)
- Single document including the following supplemental material:

  • Name
  • Class year
  • Middlebury ID #
  • Preferred email and telephone contact information
  • List of the specific MuseumWorks internship placements for which you would like to be considered
  • Contact information for 3 professional or academic references whom we may contact (be sure to include the referee’s name, her/his relationship to you, a phone number at which s/he can be reached, and her/his email address - **at least one reference should be a member of the faculty or staff at Middlebury College**)
  • List of major(s) and minor(s) (indicating "intended" or "undeclared" as necessary)
  • List of relevant coursework (including but not limited to History of Art & Architecture, History, American Studies, Museum Studies, Studio Art, Education Studies, English)
  • List of language skills (indicating beginner, intermediate, fluent, or native skills in reading, writing, and speaking)
  • List of relevant computer and/or social media skills (including but not limited to graphic design, social media, website construction, social media strategies, etc.)

Select candidates will be contacted directly by potential supervisors for interviews. Applicants interested in multiple internship placements are encouraged to accept interviews with any potential supervisors who contact them.

All applicants will be notified of final decisions by mid-April, 2019. Please email Mikki Lane, Coordinator of Events, Membership, and Academic Outreach, with questions.

Available MuseumWorks 2019 Summer Internship Positions

1. Museum Intern (Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History)

Primary Purpose
Become familiar with the wide-ranging missions of the Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History (founded in 1882 and considered the oldest community-based Museum in the country) while contributing to a variety of projects including exhibits, archival work, and special events. henrysheldonmuseum.org

Responsibilities
The Sheldon Museum Intern will work with the Executive Director, Associate Director, and Archivist on a variety of projects related to the Sheldon’s museum and archival collections, summer events, current exhibits, and marketing. Projects may include: helping with the events management related to the summer exhibit The Landscape Architecture Legacy of Dan Kiley, planning for the fall Spiritualism exhibit (opens mid-September 2019), mounting small displays from the Sheldon Museum’s permanent collection, and contributing to projects in the Research Center. The Intern will also learn about customer relations and fundraising while offering administrative support for the Sheldon’s main summer fundraiser, a Pops Concert and Fireworks Display (Wednesday, July 3, 2019). A motivated Intern with strong public speaking skills may periodically be invited to lead public tours of Museum exhibits.

In addition to their departmental duties, all MuseumWorks Summer Interns will meet one day a week for professional development. Please refer to the MuseumWorks Summer Internship Program description for further details.

Qualifications
Assets include interest in future study or work in museums and/or coursework in History or the History of Art and Architecture, but qualified students from any major will be given full consideration.

Knowledge
- Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills
- Computer literacy: Microsoft Office Suite essential; FileMaker Pro, Photoshop, and Illustrator helpful
- Digital photography and scanning experience helpful
- Adept at Social Networking
- Careful attention to detail paramount
- Energetic demeanor, positive outlook, and lively disposition beneficial

Note: Offer is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

2. Vision & Voice Gallery Intern (Vermont Folklife Center)

Primary Purpose
Assist the Vermont Folklife Center’s Curator with the Vision & Voice Gallery. The Vision & Voice Gallery and Workspace provides a site for the planning, development, and exhibition of new documentary work that embraces the challenge of ethnographic inquiry—opening a window on the fabric of everyday life and the richness and diversity of our common humanity—with the goal of making Vermonters from all walks of life more visible to one another. www.vermontfolklifecenter.org

Responsibilities
The Vision & Voice Gallery Intern will work with the Vermont Folklife Center team under the supervision of the Curator on diverse aspects of the Vermont Folklife Center’s ongoing exhibition program. Projects include production, installation, and programming for our 2019 summer exhibit. The Gallery Summer Intern will also assist in systematizing the Folklife Center’s exhibit touring program by formalizing relationships with exhibit venues statewide and developing a storage protocol. The Intern will also develop strategies to boost gallery visitation by researching creative uses of conventional and social media to build audiences.

In addition to their departmental duties, all MuseumWorks Summer Interns will meet one day a week for professional development. Please refer to the MuseumWorks Summer Internship Program description for further details.

Experience
Prior experience working independently AND collaboratively essential; prior experience with documentary research and media production would be very useful.

Knowledge
- Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills
- Computer literacy: Microsoft Office suite essential; Audacity or Adobe Audition helpful
- Digital photography and scanning experience
- Strong organizational and time management skills
- Strong interpersonal skills

Note: Offer is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

3. Special Collections and Archives Intern (Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives)

Primary Purpose
Become familiar with Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury’s collection of rare books, manuscripts, and the historical archives of the College, and participate in varied projects including preservation and conservation, exhibits, archival work, digital archives/social media, and the theory and practices of special collections, libraries, and archives. go.middlebury.edu/special

Responsibilities
The Special Collections and Archives Intern will collaborate on a variety of projects, across all of our unique holdings. Some focus will be spent on reviewing materials from the historical Bread Loaf School of English archives in preparation for Bread Loaf’s Centennial in 2020. Responsibilities may include: research, cataloguing, scanning historical photographs, and creating social media posts.

In addition to their departmental duties, all MuseumWorks Summer Interns will meet one day a week for professional development. Please refer to the MuseumWorks Summer Internship Program description for further details.

Qualifications
- An interest in archives and history (both studying it, curating, and creating it) are desirable
- An interest in museum studies and archival and library studies
- An inquisitiveness for historical and cultural artifacts in many forms such as books, ephemera, photographs, films, audio recordings, and artifacts
- Demonstrated ability to work independently and to contribute to a collaborative environment
- Applicants should be self-starters, organized, self-disciplined, and able to work independently

Note: Offer is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

4. College Collection Intern (Middlebury College Museum of Art)

Primary Purpose
Assist the Registrar of the Middlebury College Museum of Art with various projects related to the maintenance of the College collections (comprising hundreds of works of art).

**Please note: this intern is expected to work an additional two weeks beyond the conclusion of the MuseumWorks program. This work will be compensated at a rate of $375 per week, for a total stipend of $3750 (taxable).

Responsibilities
The College Collection Intern is responsible for continuing the annual inventory of artwork on view across Middlebury’s campus (including many works in faculty and staff offices as well as public sculpture). This is a self-directed internship requiring contact with numerous College departments, maintenance of a collection database, photography skills, and careful record keeping. Patience, diligence, and organizational skills are essential. Time is split between working in various locations on campus and working in the Museum. The College Collection Summer Intern will gain museum experience by occasionally assisting with the day-to-day operations of the Museum Registrar’s office and may also be asked to work on some small projects with the Museum's Design and Installation team.

In addition to their departmental duties, all MuseumWorks Summer Interns will meet one day a week for professional development. Please refer to the MuseumWorks Summer Internship Program description for further details.

Knowledge and Experience
- Ability to work independently on a large project essential
- Strong organizational and time management skills a must
- Computer literacy: FileMaker Pro, Excel, Photoshop helpful
- Experience using a digital camera
- Basic knowledge of art terms and media
- Strong interpersonal skills needed

Note: Offer is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

5. Curatorial Intern (Middlebury College Museum of Art)

Primary Purpose
Work with the Director of the Middlebury College Museum of Art on curatorial projects and exhibition research.

Responsibilities
The Curatorial Intern will perform research on a variety of curatorial projects and possible museum exhibitions. The intern may also assist in writing label copy and producing and maintaining correspondence with artists, dealers, and collectors. The Curatorial Intern may be invited to partner with the MCMA Education Intern to lead periodic public tours of the Museum’s permanent collection, special exhibitions, and outdoor sculpture collection.

In addition to their departmental duties, all MuseumWorks Summer Interns will meet one day a week for professional development. Please refer to the MuseumWorks Summer Internship Program description for further details.

Qualifications
Preference is given to students with a serious interest in future study or work in the museum field. Coursework in the History of Art and Architecture or Studio Art and/or participation in the Museum Ambassadors Program will be significant assets, but qualified students from any major will be considered.

Knowledge
- Excellent research, writing, editing, and proofreading skills essential
- Computer literacy: Microsoft Office suite essential; FileMaker Pro, Photoshop, and Illustrator helpful
- Digital photography and scanning experience helpful
- Proficiency in a foreign language helpful
- Organizational skills and careful attention to detail are paramount

Note: Offer is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

6. Museum Education Intern (Middlebury College Museum of Art)

Primary Purpose
Assist the Curator of Education & Academic Programs with all aspects of the Education program (which serves local school groups, Middlebury College students and faculty, and the general public) and the Museum Ambassadors Program (MAP).

Responsibilities
The Museum Education Intern assists the Curator of Education with a variety of tasks related to the Education program. Many of the intern’s tasks will involve planning for programs that will be implemented in the 2019-2020 academic year, including but not limited to: the MiddArts outreach program to local schools; the training curriculum for the Museum Ambassadors Program (MAP); academic outreach to Middlebury College faculty; public programs; research on acquisitions relevant to the academic curriculum; and contributing to research on a forthcoming exhibition on the relationship between art and language. The intern may be asked to develop self-guided materials for visitors of all ages, with the goal of improving accessibility within the Museum. The MCMA Education Intern may be invited to partner with the MCMA Curatorial Intern to lead periodic public tours of the Museum’s permanent collection, special exhibitions, and outdoor sculpture collection.

In addition to their departmental duties, all MuseumWorks Summer Interns will meet one day a week for professional development. Please refer to the MuseumWorks Summer Internship Program description for further details.

Qualifications
Although anyone with serious interest in education and museum work is encouraged to apply, special consideration may be given to majors or minors in Education Studies, History of Art and Architecture, and/or Studio Art. Disability Studies coursework highly desirable.

Knowledge
- Strong organization skills and attention to detail
- Ability to take initiative and advance projects independently
- Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills
- Comfort interacting with the public
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Experience engaging with children, senior citizens, and/or museum visitors with disabilities a plus
- Experience with accessibility initiatives an asset
- Comfort creating digital technology (audio, video, touchscreen, 3D-scanning/printing, etc.) an asset

Note: Offer is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

7. Science Collections Intern (Armstrong Science Library)

Primary Purpose
Become familiar with a variety of discipline-specific specimen collections held in McCardell Bicentennial Hall, and participate in a variety of projects centered on the Antique Scientific Instruments Collection, including digitization, cataloguing, and learning principles of digital preservation. There is potential to create either a small physical or digital exhibition.

Responsibilities
McCardell Bicentennial Hall is home to a number of fascinating specific specimen collections, including botanical, mineral, and the Antique Scientific Instrument Collection. The Science Collections Intern would collaborate with the Science Data Librarian to review these collections in general and digitize a subset of the Antique Scientific Instrument collection, including photography, metadata creation, and preparing files for a digital repository. There will be opportunities to research, catalog and rehouse items within the collection, as well as learn about digital preservation theory and best practices. There is potential to create either a small physical or digital exhibition.

In addition to their departmental duties, all MuseumWorks Summer Interns will meet one day a week for professional development. Please refer to the MuseumWorks Summer Internship Program description for further details.

Qualifications
- An interest in science or the history of science
- An interest in exploring digital representation of collections
- An interest in museum studies and archival and library studies
- An inquisitiveness for historical artifacts across different scientific disciplines
- Demonstrated ability to work independently and to contribute to a collaborative environment
- Applicants should be self-starters, organized, self-disciplined, and able to work independently

Knowledge
- Strong organization skills and attention to detail
- Ability to take initiative and advance projects independently
- Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills
- Comfort interacting with the public
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Comfort creating digital technology (audio, video, touchscreen, 3D-scanning/printing, etc.) an asset

Note: Offer is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

If you are offered and accept this internship, please be aware that this program is supported by CCI, and therefore you will be required to complete funded internship paperwork.

Academic Year Internships

Academic Year Internships at the Middlebury College Museum of Art are an exciting way to gain experience in the dynamic and multifaceted professional world of art museums.

Interns typically work 4–8 hours per week and are instrumental in facilitating the day- to-day operations of the Museum’s various programs. Internships begin in September and pay $10.50 per hour. Although most positions run September through May, requests for semester-long internships will be considered on a case-by-case basis. With these and other questions, please email Douglas Perkins, Associate Director for Operations and Finance.

Any current Middlebury College student wishing to learn more about working in museums is invited to apply, regardless of major, but certain positions may give preference to students with experience in the History of Art and Architecture or Studio Art. Academic Year Internships are open to international students.

We regret that students who have graduated are not eligible for these positions. Although the Museum is not offering a Graduate Fellowship in the current year, such a position may be available in future years. Please check back periodically for more information.

Applying (deadline is usually in early August):

There is one application for all Academic Year Internship positions (application form not currently live). Applicants will be asked to indicate their interest in the specific positions detailed below. In addition, applicants are required to submit:

- a current résumé;
- a writing sample (2–5 pages on any topic, demonstrating the ability to write clearly and persuasively);
- contact information for 3 references (including name, relationship to you, and email address and/or telephone number);
- a cover letter indicating qualifications, experience, and interest in the specific positions chosen.

Information about the timing of interviews and the notification of selections is typically posted here in late spring.

Note: Offer is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

Available Academic Year Internships

1. Robert F. Reiff Curatorial Intern

Primary Purpose
Work with the Associate Curator of Ancient Art on curatorial projects focused in ancient art as well as other areas of the collection, perform collections research, and assist with the publication of a comprehensive handbook of the museum’s collection. The Reiff Intern is also assigned to prepare and deliver a public lecture on a work in the Museum collection.

Responsibilities
The Reiff Intern will perform research on artists in the collection or under consideration for acquisition; organize collection data and records; and gather information on possible exhibitions. In addition to the public talk, assignments may also include writing label copy; maintaining correspondence with artists, dealers, and collectors; and preparing press releases.

Experience
Preference is given to History of Art and Architecture majors and minors with a serious interest in future study or work in the museum field. Excellent writing skills are also essential.

Knowledge
- Demonstrated research, writing, editing, and proofreading skills
- General computer literacy in Microsoft Office suite, FileMaker Pro, Photoshop, and social media
- Digital photography and scanning experience helpful
- Fluency in a foreign language helpful
- Organizational skills and careful attention to detail are paramount

Note: Offer is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

2. Barbara P. and Robert P. Youngman ’64 Asian Curatorial Intern

Primary Purpose
The Youngman intern will work with the Curator of Asian Art on curatorial projects and collections research and will also be responsible during the academic year for offering a public gallery talk on a work (or works) in the Museum collection.

Responsibilities
The Youngman Intern will perform research on art in the collection or under consideration for acquisition, organize data and records, and gather information on upcoming exhibitions. The intern may also assist in writing label copy and producing and maintaining correspondence with artists, dealers, and collectors. In addition, all interns may be asked to act as substitute receptionists, as necessary, to cover absences.

Experience
Preference is given to students with intermediate to advanced knowledge of East Asian languages and to History of Art and Architecture or Studio Art majors and minors and participants in the Museum Ambassadors Program (MAP) with a serious interest in future study or work in the museum field.

Knowledge
- Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills
- Computer literacy: Microsoft Office suite, FileMaker Pro, and Photoshop
- Digital photography and scanning experience
- Organizational skills and careful attention to detail
- Ability to listen to directions and complete projects independently
- Intermediate to advanced reading knowledge of Chinese, Japanese, or Korean a plus
- Familiarity with Asian contemporary art or comic books a plus

Note: Offer is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

3. Museum Collections Intern

Primary Purpose
Assist the Museum Registrar with various projects involving the Museum’s collection and special exhibitions.

Responsibilities
The Museum intern will assist with the day-to-day operation of the Registrar’s Office, including, but not limited to, research, proofreading, correspondence, filing, generating legal documents, slide labeling, and organizing incoming and outgoing loans. This internship is also designed to allow a student to have hands-on experience with objects in the collection and includes training in handling art, collection inventory, and photographing, cataloguing, and storing art. The Museum intern will also have the opportunity to work with the exhibits staff on the planning and installation of exhibitions. In addition, all interns may be asked to act as substitute receptionists, as necessary, to cover absences.

Experience
Although any qualified candidate will be given serious consideration, special consideration may be given to History of Art and Architecture or Studio Art majors or minors with a serious interest in future study or work in the museum field. Previous museum experience is a plus. Participation in the Museum Ambassadors Program (MAP) is helpful.

Knowledge
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail a must
- Editing, proofreading, and writing skills needed
- Computer literacy: FileMaker Pro, Photoshop, and Concerto helpful
- Experience using a digital camera and slide scanner
- Background and interest in Art History or Studio Art desirable

Note: Offer is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

4. Arthur and Helen Baer Museum Education Intern

Primary Purpose
Assist the Curator of Education with all aspects of the Education program (which serves local school groups, Middlebury College students and faculty, and the general public) and the Museum Ambassadors Program (MAP).

Responsibilities
The Arthur and Helen Baer Museum Education Intern assists the Curator of Education with a variety of tasks related to the Education program. The Museum Education Intern should be prepared to interact with the public in a variety of ways, including assisting with Museum tours during Family Weekends, helping with teacher workshops, and greeting school and adult groups. The intern may be asked to contribute research and writing to an upcoming handbook of the Museum’s collection, to develop self- guided materials for visitors of all ages, and to help improve accessibility within the Museum. The intern will be expected to help publicize Museum events by hanging posters on campus and in the town of Middlebury.

Experience
Although anyone with serious interest in education and museum work is encouraged to apply, special consideration may be given to majors or minors in the History of Art and Architecture, Studio Art, and/or Education Studies.

Knowledge
- Strong organization skills, neatness, and attention to detail
- Ability to listen to directions and complete projects independently
- Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills - Ability to interact with the public
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Experience working with children and/or senior citizens a plus
- Comfort creating digital technology (audio, video, touchscreen, 3D-scanning/printing, etc.) an asset

Note: Offer is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

5. Student Friends of the Art Museum Coordinator(s)

Primary Purpose
Work to increase awareness of and interest in the Museum among the student body and to cultivate new and effective strategies for getting students to engage with the Museum’s exhibitions, programs, and events.

Responsibilities
The SFOAM Coordinators—there are usually 3 or 4 each year—need to be adept at soliciting feedback from students and working to translate current trends and interests into programs and initiatives that will guarantee student involvement in the Museum. The coordinators will organize 4–6 student events per year 2–3 of which will involve MAP students in the planning and implementation. Event formats are somewhat flexible but could, as in previous years, include locavore/semi-formal events, explorations of the campus public art collection, relaxation/de-stressing opportunities, in-gallery sketching, and student musical performances. The SFOAM Coordinators will also have some responsibility for planning informal programming to coincide with the Museum’s new schedule of extended Thursday evening hours with discussions about the art, led in some form or fashion by MAP students, being an attraction for several evenings, and food/drinks in the lobby as an added incentive. Coordinators will be responsible for communicating directly with student members and creating attractive marketing content in consultation with museum staff. Additional responsibilities include: communicating with the Mahaney Center for the Arts Operations Director to secure MCA building space reservations; maintaining the Student Friends database for regular communication about events; being present for all student events at the Museum; attendance at three hour-long Friends of the Art Museum board meetings each year as a student representative; and participating in some limited information sessions during Orientation Week.

Experience/Knowledge
- Strong organizational and communication skills needed to organize 4-6 events per year working with catering and/or local restaurants to plan food and drinks
- Must be a team player to work with a team of 2-3 other students, and be guided by Museum staff
- Strong desire to advocate for the Museum and the ability to “sell” the Museum to the student body
- Ability to think outside the box to create original Museum related events for students
- Some graphic design background/ability is helpful for creating posters/marketing
- Solid familiarity with the Museum and its programs and collections
- Writing, editing, and proofreading skills
- General computer literacy in Microsoft Office suite, Photoshop or other design software, and social media
- Digital photography and scanning experience helpful

Note: Offer is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

6. Director’s Curatorial Intern

Please note that this position will not be offered for the 2018–2019 academic year. Check back periodically for information on its future availability and instructions for applying.

Primary Purpose
Work with the museum director on curatorial projects and exhibition research.

Responsibilities
The Director’s Curatorial Intern will perform research on a variety of curatorial projects and possible museum exhibitions. The intern may also assist in writing label copy and producing and maintaining correspondence with artists, dealers, and collectors.

Experience
Preference is given to History of Art and Architecture or Studio Art majors and minors and participants in the Museum Ambassadors Program (MAP) with a serious interest in future study or work in the museum field.

Knowledge
- Excellent research, writing, editing, and proofreading skills
- Computer literacy: Microsoft Office suite, FileMaker Pro, and Photoshop
- Digital photography and scanning experience helpful
- Fluency in a foreign language helpful
- Organizational skills and careful attention to detail are paramount

Note: Offer is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

7. Ancient Art Curatorial Intern

Please note that this position will not be offered for the 2018–2019 academic year. Check back periodically for information on its future availability and instructions for applying.

Primary Purpose
Work with the curator of Ancient Art on curatorial projects and collections research, as well as prepare and deliver a public presentation on a relevant research project or museum object. For the academic year 2017–2018, the main focus will be on the coin collection in preparation of the gallery display of a selection of the museum's Greek coins.

Responsibilities
The Ancient Art Curatorial Intern will perform research on ancient art in the collection or under consideration for acquisition, organize data and records, and gather information on upcoming exhibitions. The main project will be working towards generating a display for ancient Greek coins to complement the display of Roman coins already underway. The intern may also assist in writing label copy for the overall display and for the individual coins. In addition, all interns may be asked to act as substitute receptionists, as necessary, to cover absences.

Experience
Preference is given to students with intermediate to advanced knowledge of Ancient Greek and/or Latin, and to History of Art and Architecture or Classics majors and minors, and participants in the Museum Ambassadors Program (MAP) with a serious interest in future study or work in numismatics in particular and the museum field in general.

Knowledge
- Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills
- Computer literacy: Microsoft Office suite; familiarity with touch pad technology (especially iPad) helpful
- Digital photography and scanning experience
- Organizational skills and careful attention to detail
- Ability to listen to directions and complete projects independently
- Intermediate to advanced reading knowledge of Ancient Greek and/or Latin a plus
- Some familiarity with classical art and culture

Note: Offer is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

8. Digital Media Intern

Please note that this position will not be offered for the 2018–2019 academic year. Check back periodically for information on its future availability and instructions for applying.

Primary Purpose
The Digital Media Intern will work with the Associate Director for Operations and Finance on maintaining the Museum’s Web and social media presence and on various special digital projects. In particular, this year the Digital Media Intern will be working on the refinement of a public art app and its associated iBeacon functionality.

Responsibilities
The Digital Media Intern will generate content for the museum blog by writing short articles and seeking out contributions from Middlebury students, faculty, staff, and community members. In addition, the Intern will help to maintain the Museum’s Web site, as well as its Twitter, Facebook, and other social media accounts in accordance with the Museum’s digital brand guidelines. The Intern may also participate in conversations with faculty and staff about using digital media to promote the Museum’s visibility across campus.

Consistent presence throughout the Academic Year (except during official vacation periods) is essential. The intern will be expected to devote 4–6 hours per week, but the work location is flexible.

Experience
Although anyone with a serious interest in the digital side of museum work is encouraged to apply, preference is given to students with a competent understanding of basic HTML and CSS and some experience with content management systems (Wordpress and Drupal), and to History of Art and Architecture, Studio Art, and Computer Science majors and minors and participants in the Museum Ambassadors Program (MAP) with a potential interest in future work in the museum field.

Knowledge
- Strong experience with social media platforms and metrics
- Competent understanding of HTML, CSS, and CMS (preferably Drupal and/or WordPress)
- Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills
- Basic knowledge of art terms and media
- Computer literacy: Microsoft Office suite a must; proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite, especially Photoshop, preferred
- Additional web design skills a plus
- Digital photography talent and familiarity/skill with mobile image editing options a big plus
- Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to complete projects independently

Cover letters should address prior experience with the Web and social media, demonstrate familiarity with the museum’s existing online presence, and propose ideas for its expansion.

Note: Offer is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.