Middlebury College Museum of Art

Teaching & Learning

Internships

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

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 or early October and offer competitive pay based on Middlebury’s student employment wage scale. Although most positions run September through May, requests for semester-long internships will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Questions? Contact 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. All applicants will be given full consideration, but due to the specialized nature of certain positions, preference may be given to students with experience in the History of Art and Architecture or Studio Art.

Note: Due to the College’s strict insurance policies, all offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a comprehensive background check conducted by an independent agency (HireRight). Please contact the Student Employment Office for more information on what this background check entails.

Applying

Students may apply for multiple internships.

Unless otherwise specified, applications will be considered on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.

Students will apply through Middlebury’s Workable student employment portal. Each position listed below will have its own Workable listing and application link.

Unless otherwise specified, applicants will be asked to submit the following materials through Workable. Potential applicants may start preparing the following documents:

  1. Cover letter. Please address your qualifications and experience, as well as your interest in the position and what you hope to contribute and learn.
  2. Résumé/CV

Available 2022–2023 Academic Year Internships

Robert F. Reiff Curatorial Intern

Workable link: https://apply.workable.com/middleburycollege/j/E57670D3D5/

Description
Work with the Museum Director on curatorial projects related to the permanent collection and/or special exhibitions. Perform collections and/or exhibit research.

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. Assignments may also include writing label copy; maintaining correspondence with artists, dealers, and collectors; preparing press releases; and generating social media or other digital content.

See the full Reiff Intern description on Workable

Note: Due to the College’s strict insurance policies, any offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of a comprehensive background check conducted by an independent agency (HireRight). Please contact the Student Employment Office for more information on what this background check entails.

Student Friends of the Art Museum Coordinator

Workable link: https://apply.workable.com/middleburycollege/j/F7FAC7F8CC/

Essential Functions
Work to increase awareness of and interest in the Museum among the student body. Propose, plan, advertise, and implement events that help students engage with the Museum’s collections, exhibitions, and programs. Please note that this position usually spans a few years of a student’s career at Middlebury. For this reason, we encourage first and second year students to apply.

General Responsibilities
The Student Friends of the Art Museum (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 with the Museum. The coordinators will organize and advertise 4–6 student events per year. Event formats are somewhat flexible but would include various virtual events and programs designed to bring our community together around art-related events using electronic means. Coordinators will be responsible for communicating directly with student members and creating and distributing marketing content in consultation with museum staff. Additional responsibilities include: maintaining the Student Friends database for regular communication about events; being present for all virtual student Museum events; attendance at three virtual hour-long Friends of the Art Museum board meetings each year as a student representative; collaborating with board members of the Friends of the Art Museum to plan combined events; and participating in some limited information sessions during Orientation Weeks.

See the full Student Friends of the Art Museum Coordinator description on Workable

Note: Due to the College’s strict insurance policies, any offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of a comprehensive background check conducted by an independent agency (HireRight). Please contact the Student Employment Office for more information on what this background check entails.