Tag Archives: Arts Education

How to Create and Deliver Your Best Portfolio – Wednesday, March 4

How to Create and Deliver Your Best Portfolio: Your friends in other fields – IT, teaching, you name it – can show up to job interviews with nothing more than their resumes and sparkling personalities. But designers need one more important thing to land a job: a great portfolio. In this session we’ll share some tips and strategies to help you create and present a powerful portfolio – one that tells a compelling story and sets you apart from the competition.

Date: Wednesday, March 4

Time: 12:30pm – 1:15pm

Location: ADK Coltrane

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If you can’t attend this session, click here to schedule your 1:1 chat with a Robert Half representative after their session. In addition, they’re hiring!

Click here to review their job opportunities in handshake!

Saint Louis Art Museum Summer Internships – Deadline date: March 1

The Saint Louis Art Museum is offering four full-time, paid summer internships in 2020.

All successful applicants will be exposed to the breadth of work taking place at the Museum. The internship is open to current graduate students and recent alumni (May 2020) of programs in art history or related fields and to undergraduate students who have completed at least two years of study in art history or related programs.

Interns will be placed within the division of Curatorial Affairs & Museum Programs and will work primarily for one of the seven curatorial departments or in Learning & Engagement. Some projects might support other active Museum groups such as collections, registration, or exhibitions. The departments in which interns may be placed include: • American Art • Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas • Ancient Mediterranean Art
• European Art to 1800 • Modern and Contemporary Art • Multigenerational Learning • Prints, Drawings and Photographs

Internship parameters: • Mandatory start date is Monday, June 15, 2020 (UPDATED) • Schedule is Monday through Friday, approximately 37.5 hours per week • Biweekly pay, at $12.25 per hour worked, no benefits or holiday pay • Internship concludes when intern completes 300 hours, approximately eight weeks

A complete application will include:

  • Cover letter addressing professional goals and indicating how this internship would support progress toward these goals
  • Resume/work experience (volunteer and paid)
  • Transcripts (unofficial is acceptable)
  • Language skills (specify reading, writing, speaking levels of fluency)
  • Three references (include name, title, affiliation, email address, and phone number for each reference; at least two must be a professor or academic advisor; one may be a personal or professional reference)
  • Writing sample (academic text that must include footnotes/citations and bibliography)

To apply, candidates will fill out a general internship application online. Candidates will be considered for specific projects based on qualifications and project needs.

Deadline to submit complete applications: Sunday, March 1st, 2020 by 11:59 pm CST Applicants will be notified in mid-April if they are finalists for an internship.

For any questions regarding the program, specific projects, or the application, please contact Kalina Irving Senior Administrative Assistant, Curatorial Affairs & Museum Programs, by email: kalina.irving@slam.org.

Click here to apply!

COLE FELLOWSHIP 2020-2021 | Call for Applicants

The Thomas Cole National Historic Site (TCNHS) is now reviewing applications for the Cole fellowship, a one-year, residential fellowship at the Thomas Cole National Historic site. Fellows participate in the research and interpretation of the work, home, and studios of the artist, Thomas Cole (1801 – 1848). Four candidates are invited to join the site June 3, 2020 – May 23, 2021. Applications will be accepted through February 10, 2020, with priority given to those received before or on JANUARY 24, 2020.

The Thomas Cole National Historic Site (TCNHS) preserves and interprets the home and studios of Thomas Cole, the founder of the Hudson River School of painting, the nation’s first art movement. Cole’s profound influence on America’s cultural landscape inspires us to engage broad audiences through programs and exhibitions that are relevant today.

Through a combination of research, interpretation, and hands-on projects, Cole Fellows conduct significant research and gain professional museum experience. Selected candidates are provided the opportunity to:

  • Conduct in-depth research that leads to a major project and /or paper based on their work.
  • Attend an intensive one-week seminar with the leading Cole scholar and Professor, Dr. Alan Wallach.
  • Lead tours of the historic site, galleries, and have full engagement in interpretive programming.
  • Work closely with the Curator, and other TCNHS staff on projects that may include collection care and research, exhibition planning, educational programming, and special events.
  • Participate in various events and site-wide staff meetings to learn about the structural, strategic, and creative decisions involved in the day-to-day operations of a historic artists’ house museum.
  • Attend monthly field trips and site visits to museums and cultural venues; benefit from professional development opportunities including resume review and next step planning based on individual career goals.

Additional Compensation: Free shared housing on-site in a fully furnished house with private bedrooms. Electric, water, heat, internet, and garbage removal is provided, along with a monthly stipend of $500.

Qualifications: TCNHS seeks self-motivated recent graduates, graduating college seniors, and graduate students who have expressed a commitment to pursue careers in history, art, museums, material culture, decorative arts, collection and exhibition management, and/or education. Applicants should be flexible, organized, energetic, have a passion for art and ideas, and an affinity for working with the public. A car is helpful, but not required.  Participation for the entire program is required. The work-week in season is Wednesday-Sunday.

APPLICATIONS will be accepted through February 10, 2020, with priority given to those received before or on JANUARY 24, 2020.

Applications must include:

  • Brief letter of introduction describing your interest in the Fellowship and career goals
  • Resume
  • References – Include the names and full contact information for 3 people (professors, teachers, and/or employers only)
  • Writing sample (2 to 5 pages MAX please)

Click here to learn more about this opportunity and to apply!

Work with local artist Doug Lazarus on his upcoming Portrait Project

Local artist Doug Lazarus will be working on a portrait project to celebrate the history of Middlebury. He plans to paint six to seven 10 foot portraitures of past Middlebury community members such as Emma Willard, Robert Frost, and Jim Douglas, permanently displayed along Exchange Street in Middlebury. Doug is interested in 1 or 2 interns to assist him. He would like to start creating portraits in January. If you are interested to learn more about his project, please feel free to contact Doug directly at Douglazarus@gmail.com or (802) 388- 0239.

Schedule your 1:1 Alumni chat with Actor, Co-Artistic Director, and Professor Andrew Smith ’97.5 – Thursday, January 9

Before joining Carnegie Mellon, Andrew worked as a professional stage, film and television Actor, and is the Co-Artistic Director of Project Y Theatre Company in New York City. He founded and led a business in NYC called Artist Building Company, where he hired set designers and painters for NYC remodeling and building jobs.

Click here to schedule your 1:1 chat on Thursday, January 9