Art Museum Intern - Baer

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Classification Number900017Classification TitleArt Museum Intern - BaerDepartmentMuseum of ArtLevelLevel B (Skilled)Job Description

This position is 3-6 hours per week when classes are in session during the academic year. It will be entirely virtual in the Fall 2020 semester with the possibility of being in-person in the Spring.

Primary Purpose
Assist the Director of Engagement with all aspects of the Education program (which serves local school groups, Middlebury College students and faculty, and the general public). Develop and produce digital educational resources to make the Museum’s holdings accessible to in-person and online visitors.

The Arthur and Helen Baer Museum Education Intern assists the Director of Engagement with a variety of tasks related to the Education program. Development and production of digital learning materials in one or more of the following key areas will be of primary importance: activities and lesson plans for K-12 classes; themed tours of the permanent collection for adults; and resources to make visiting the museum more physically accessible. Potential additional projects may include (but are not limited to): researching and writing interpretive labels about objects featured in the upcoming reinstallation of the museum’s permanent collection; assisting with the training curriculum for the Museum Ambassadors Program (MAP); liaising with Middlebury College faculty interested in teaching in the Museum; researching acquisitions relevant to the academic curriculum; and developing, advertising, and executing public programs.

Although anyone with serious interest in art, education, and/or museum work is encouraged to apply, special consideration may be given to students with coursework in the History of Art and Architecture, Studio Art, Education Studies, and/or Disability Studies. Familiarity with digital content creation, a background in building community, and/or experience with access programs highly desirable.

Skills & Knowledge
  • Strong organization skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively
  • Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills
  • Comfort interacting with the public (in-person and virtually)
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Commitment to building diverse and inclusive learning environments (demonstrated experience desirable)
  • Experience working with children and/or senior citizens a plus
  • Experience with accessibility initiatives an asset
  • Comfort creating digital content (audio, video, captioning, basic web design, 3D-scanning/printing, etc.) an asset
Posting NumberSTU01105LocationMiddlebury, VT CampusIs this an academic year or summer position?Academic YearOpen DateClose DateOpen Until FilledNoSpecial Instructions to Applicants

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.

Students may apply for multiple internships.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until positions are filled.
Applicants are asked to submit the following materials: 1.) Cover letter indicating qualifications, experience, and interest in the position
2.) Résumé/CV
3.) Single document containing the following information:
  • Name
  • Pronouns (optional)
  • Date of Middlebury graduation (e.g. 2022.5)
  • Middlebury ID number
  • Preferred email and telephone contact information
  • List of other Middlebury College Museum of Art internships to which you are applying
  • List of major(s) and minor(s) (indicating “intended” or “undeclared” as necessary)
  • Contact information for 3 professional or academic referees whom we may contact. (Be sure to include referees’ names, their professional or academic relationships to you, and their email addresses. Ideally, at least one referee should be a member of the faculty or staff at Middlebury College.)
  • List of relevant coursework
  • List of relevant computer skills (including but not limited to graphic design, social media, web design)
  • 1-2 short paragraphs addressing how Middlebury’s art museum can build community in a virtual moment. You may also include any thoughts you have on the importance of diversity, equity, access, and inclusion in the arts.
Quicklink for Posting Questions for Posting

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * This posting is only open to students. Are you a current Middlebury College undergraduate student?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Are you the recipient of Federal Work Study or College Job as stated on your financial aid award letter?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant DocumentRequired Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/C V
  3. Additional Document 1
Optional Documents




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    Posted: 9/24/2020
    Application Due: 11/17/2020
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