Middlebury College Museum of Art

Teaching & Learning

Internships

The Museum offers seven 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, two in the curatorial department, one in the registrar’s office, and one in communications. Summer internships include one position each in the education department, the curatorial department, and the registrar’s office.

Applications are tendered and interviews conducted during the spring, and decisions are made in early April, for summer positions, or early July, for the following academic year. Sometimes, however, positions become available in the fall, and an ad hoc application process is initiated. 10/28/14: The museum is not accepting applications positions at this time.

Note: Offer of employment for each and every internship is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

Academic Year Internships

Academic year interns typically work 6-10 hours per week and are instrumental in facilitating the day-to-day operations of the museum's various programs. These positions are open to current students of Middlebury College, and they pay $9.35 per hour. Qualified candidates will be interviewed by Museum staff members in late March or early April. Announcement of the internship selection will be made in early July, and the internships will begin in September 2014.

To apply: Please submit a 2014–2015 Academic Year Internship Application and attach with it a letter of interest, a writing sample, and a current resume. Your letter should include your qualifications and experience, and an explanation of why you wish to be considered for the internship.

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 are expected to be able to act as a substitute receptionist from time to time 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 Assistants 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.

Museum Digital Intern

Primary Purpose
The Digital Intern will work with the Administrative Operations Manager on maintaining the museum’s Web and social media presence.

Responsibilities
The digital 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 2014–2015 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
Preference is given to students with a competent understanding of basic HTML and CSS and some experience with content management systems, and to History of Art and Architecture and Studio Art majors and minors and participants in the Museum Assistants Program (MAP) with a serious interest in future study or 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, FileMaker Pro (collections online), and Photoshop
- Additional web design skills a 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.

Robert F. Reiff Intern

Primary Purpose
The Reiff intern will work with the Chief Curator on curatorial projects and collections research and will also be responsible during the academic year for offering a public gallery talk 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 data and records, and gather information on possible exhibitions. The intern may also assist in writing label copy and producing and maintaining correspondence with artists, dealers, and collectors. In addition, all interns are expected to be able to act as a substitute receptionist from time to time as necessary to cover absences.

Experience
Preference is given to History of Art and Architecture or Studio Art majors and minors and participants in the Museum Assistants 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 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.

Arthur and Helen Baer Education Teaching Assistant

Primary Purpose
To assist the curator of Education with all aspects of the education program and the Museum Assistants Program (MAP) for the duration of the 2014–2015 academic year.

Responsibilities
The Baer Education Teaching Assistant (TA) assists the Curator of Education with all aspect of the education program, including school tours, family programs, and activities offered in conjunction with special exhibitions and the Museum’s permanent collection. The TA is also responsible for preparing materials for weekly MAP sessions and to teach one or two MAP sessions each semester. The TA will need to assume a leadership and teaching role both in public programming and when working with Middlebury students who participate in MAP. In addition, all interns are expected to be able to act as a substitute receptionist from time to time as necessary to cover absences.

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

Knowledge
- Strong organization skills, neatness, and attention to details
- Ability to listen to directions and complete projects independently
- Computer literacy–ability to scan images and create PowerPoint presentations important
- Familiarity with touch pad technology (especially iPad) helpful
- Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Strong leadership and teaching abilities
- Museum experience a plus

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

Arthur and Helen Baer School Program Intern

Primary Purpose
To assist the Curator of Education with projects and teaching responsibilities related to the education program and the Museum Assistants Program (MAP) for the duration of the 2014–2015 academic year.

Responsibilities
The Arthur and Helen Baer School Program Intern assists the Curator of Education with a variety of tasks related to the education program, from data entry to editing educational materials. The School Program Intern also helps copy and prepare materials for weekly meetings of MAP. This intern should be prepared to interact with the public in a variety of ways, from leading tours for family visitors during Family Weekends at the College to greeting teachers who attend teacher workshops or bring school groups to the Museum. In addition, all interns are expected to be able to act as a substitute receptionist from time to time as necessary to cover absences.

Experience
Preference is given to History of Art and Architecture or Studio Art majors and minors, Teacher Education minors, and participants in the Museum Assistants Program with a serious interest in future study or work in a museum.

Knowledge
- Strong organization skills, neatness, and attention to details
- Ability to listen to directions and complete projects independently
- Computer literacy—ability to scan images and create PowerPoint presentations important
- Familiarity with touch pad technology (especially iPad) helpful
- Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills
- Ability to interact with the public
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Museum experience a plus

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

Arthur and Helen Baer Museum Education Intern

Primary Purpose
To assist the Curator of Education with projects and teaching responsibilities related to the education program and the Museum Assistants Program (MAP) for the duration of the 2014–2015 academic year.

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 Intern should be prepared to interact with the public in a variety of ways, from assisting with tours for family visitors during Family Weekends at the College to helping with teachers who attend workshops or greeting school groups to the Museum. In addition, all interns are expected to be able to act as a substitute receptionist from time to time as necessary to cover absences.

Experience
Preference is given to History of Art and Architecture or Studio Art majors and minors, Teacher Education minors, and participants in the Museum Assistants Program with a serious interest in future study or work in a museum.

Knowledge
- Strong organization skills, neatness, and attention to details
- Ability to listen to directions and complete projects independently
- Computer literacy—ability to scan images and create PowerPoint presentations important
- Familiarity with touch pad technology (especially iPad) helpful
- Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills
- Ability to interact with the public
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Museum experience a plus

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

Museum Intern

Primary Purpose
To assist the Museum Registrar with various projects involving the Museum’s collection and special exhibitions for the duration of the 2014–2015 academic year.

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 are expected to be able to act as a substitute receptionist from time to time as necessary to cover absences.

Experience
Preference is 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 Assistants 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 preferred

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

Summer Internships

Summer interns work 40 hours per week from roughly June 9 to August 15. These interns assist various staff members with special projects that often relate to upcoming exhibitions, collections development, and operational goals. These positions are open to current students of Middlebury College, and they pay $9.35 per hour. Qualified candidates will be interviewed by Museum staff members in late March or early April, internships will be awarded in the first week of April, and signed Summer Employment Contracts must be submitted to Student Employment for all summer positions by Friday, April 18, 2014.

To apply: Please submit a 2014 Summer Internship Application and attach with it a letter of interest, writing sample, and a current resume. Your letter should include your qualifications and experience, and an explanation of why you wish to be considered for the internship. Applications are due by Friday, March 21, 2014.

Museum Summer Intern

Primary Purpose
The Museum Summer Intern will work with the Director on a variety of curatorial, exhibit, and office related projects.

Responsibilities
The Museum Summer Intern will perform research on artists in the collection or under consideration for acquisition, write object labels, and gather information on possible exhibitions. In addition, all interns are expected to be able to act as a substitute receptionist from time to time as necessary to cover absences.

Experience
Preference is given to History of Art and Architecture or Studio Art majors and minors and participants in the Museum Assistants 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, Photoshop, and Illustrator
- Digital photography and scanning experience helpful
- Proficiency in a foreign language helpful
- Careful attention to detail is paramount

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

Museum Education Summer Intern

Primary Purpose
To help the Curator of Education prepare materials and edit publications for the education program and the Museum Assistants Program (MAP) for the upcoming academic year.

Responsibilities
The Education Summer Intern assists the Curator of Education with a variety of tasks related to the education program and MAP, from data entry to editing educational materials. The Summer Intern also helps publish and assemble teacher packets for the upcoming academic year. In addition, all interns are expected to be able to act as a substitute receptionist from time to time as necessary to cover absences.

Experience
Preference is given to History of Art and Architecture or Studio Art majors or minors and participants in the Museum Assistants Program (MAP) with an interest in working in a museum setting.

Knowledge
- Strong organization skills, neatness, and attention to details
- Ability to listen to directions and complete projects independently
- Computer literacy—ability to scan images and create PowerPoint presentations important
- Familiarity with touch pad technology (especially iPad) helpful
- Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills
- Ability to interact with the public
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Museum experience a plus

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

College Collections Summer Intern

Primary Purpose
To assist the Museum Registrar with various projects related to the maintenance of the college collection for the summer of 2014.

Responsibilities
The College Collection intern is responsible for continuing the inventory of art work on the college campus. This is a self-directed internship requiring contact with numerous college departments, maintenance of a collection database, photography skills, and careful record keeping. Time is split between working in various locations on campus and working in the museum. In addition, all interns are expected to be able to act as a substitute receptionist from time to time as necessary to cover absences.

Experience
Preference is given to History of Art and Architecture or Studio Art majors and minors with a serious interest in future study or work in the museum field. Previous museum experience is a plus. Participation in the Museum Assistants Program (MAP) is helpful.

Knowledge
- Ability to work independently on a large project is 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.