Student Friends of the Art Museum Coordinator

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Classification Number901822Classification TitleStudent Friends of the Art Museum CoordinatorDepartmentMuseum of ArtLevelLevel B (Skilled)Job Description

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

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: All events will be held online while the Museum is closed in the Fall and Winter Terms. Although we hope that Spring 2021 events can happen in person, this will be dependent on State, College, and Museum policies regarding public safety.)

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.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

-Commitment to creating and promoting diverse and inclusive social environments (demonstrated experience desirable)
-Strong organizational and communication skills needed to organize 4-6 events per year
-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 promote 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
-General computer literacy in Microsoft Office suite, Photoshop or other basic design software, and social media helpful


-Solid familiarity with the Museum and its programs and collections preferred
-Writing, editing, and proofreading skills

Posting NumberSTU01124LocationMiddlebury, VT CampusIs this an academic year or summer position?Academic YearOpen Date09/24/2020Close DateOpen Until FilledNoSpecial Instructions to Applicants

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.

- Students may apply for multiple Museum 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: 9/25/2020
    Application Due: 11/12/2020
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