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Paid Positions: Museum Ambassadors Program Accepting Applications (Deadline Sept. 19, 11:59 PM)

2019–2020 Museum Ambassadors Program Now Accepting Applications for Paid Positions

The Museum Ambassadors Program (MAP) trains Middlebury College students to lead public tours of the Museum. Museum Ambassadors provide valuable community service as they engage school, college, and adult visitors in dialogue about art from the Museum’s permanent collection and special exhibitions. They also contribute to projects that help make the Museum more accessible to all visitors.

The application deadline for MAP is Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. All applicants will be notified about final decisions by mid-late September, and the first MAP session will be held in late September or early October.

Learn more about MAP.

Jump straight to the MAP application form.

1:1 Chat with Douglas Hall

Douglas Hall joined the faculty at University of Southern Florida in 2015 after ten years on the faculty at CAP 21/NYU in New York City. He has directed at theaters across the country including The Williamstown Theater Festival, Mountain Playhouse, Seven Angels Theater and The Finger Lakes Musical Theater Festival. He directed the New York premiere of THE RELIGION THING, other past credits include directing Austin Pendleton in the one-man play KEATS, both off-Broadway and in Los Angeles and the World Premiere of DUSE’S FEVER on Theatre Row. He has directed several plays at the Finger Lakes Musical Theater Festival including GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES, TENDERLY, and ALWAYS… PASTY CLINE. Douglas has directed FOREVER PLAID, THE DYING GAUL, OF MICE AND MEN, THE LONESOME WEST and freeFall Theatre’s production of DADDY LONG LEGS, among others. Douglas directed the short film, “Second Glance,” starring Valerie Wright and Robert Clohessy. He directs the annual New York Industry Showcase for The Federation of Drama Schools, a consortium of the top drama schools in Great Britain. In addition to CAP 21/NYU, he has taught at Pace University, The Growing Studio and Broadway Classroom. He holds BA in English from University of California at Berkeley and an MFA in directing from Rutgers University.

Douglass Hall will be on campus on Tuesday, April 30 from 10am – 12pm. Click here to schedule your 1:1 chat!

Arts, Culture and History Internship: Clemmons Family Farm- April 13 Deadline Date

The Clemmons Family Farm (CFF) offers community programs that bring people together to learn about and celebrate African American heritage.

CFF is looking for a student Arts, Culture and History intern for 30 hours a week from June 1 through mid- August, 2019 (start and end dates are somewhat flexible based on the student’s availability).The intern will assist our core team of collaborating artists in planning, developing and overseeing visual arts, culinary arts and performing arts programs for children, youth and adults at the Farm.

Other opportunities may include: researching African-American contributions to Vermont, cataloging Farm videos, assisting at events, leading tours for visiting youth and college students, and welcoming visitors to the Farm during workshops and retreats. Students who are studying African-American or African Diaspora history, art and culture, and/or who self-identify as being African American or of African descent are especially encouraged to apply for this internship. Applicants should have good communication skills, be able to work independently and have an interest in the Farm’s mission and African and African Diaspora culture, history and arts. CFF can provide a transportation stipend to facilitate the intern’s transportation to and from the Farm.

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Christie’s Education Reginald Browne Joint Scholarship- NEW deadline date: April 30

Christie’s Education is committed to expanding opportunities to students from all backgrounds. In support of this, The Christie’s Education Trust in conjunction with Christie’s Education, New York is offering a joint tuition and living expenses scholarship for one student in each of the following master’s programs commencing in September 2019:

• M.A. Art, Law and Business

• M.A. Modern and Contemporary Art and the Market

This scholarship will be awarded to candidates who demonstrate financial need and are committed to diversity and inclusivity in the art world.

NEW Deadline date: April 30!

Click here to learn more and to apply!

Please inform Alicia Gomez if you decide to apply to this great opportunity.

Printshop Internships – Deadline date: 4/1

Interns are involved in all activities at the Printshop—the largest and oldest openly accessible printmaking studio in New York City. The Printshop’s busy studios host 140 artists in residence, 30 classes and workshops each year, several exhibitions, lectures and artists’ talks, and the Printshop participates in the annual New York Print Week and Editions/Artists’ Books Fair.

The Printshop’s internships offer opportunities to learn and hone printmaking skills, gain collaborating experience, meet exciting artists and instructors, learn about contemporary art, get an insider’s perspective on the New York City contemporary art community, and help produce new cutting-edge artwork that often pushes the boundaries of traditional printmaking.

Internships are available throughout the year. Interns are expected to have some working knowledge of printmaking, or a demonstrable interest. Regular attendance and a commitment to the program are required.

Part-time internships are unpaid, but students can receive academic credit or use our spacious and well-equipped studio in exchange for their donated time.

Click here to learn more about these internships and to apply before the April 1 deadline date!

NEW Henry Sheldon Museum Internship opportunities – Deadline date: Friday, October 12

Museum Assistant Internship Description

The Sheldon Museum, a historic museum that offers a diverse, in-depth look at the history and art of the Mid-Lake Champlain region of Vermont, seeks a student to work with the Executive Director and Associate Director on a variety of projects related to museum collections, current exhibits, and marketing (primarily assisting with all social media-related efforts and keeping the website current). Projects may include: helping with the installation and events management for new exhibits; mounting small displays from the Sheldon Museum’s permanent collection, revising/creating signage and labels in the museum and updating the hands-on education gallery. The Intern will also be involved with visitor services (working at the front desk on occasion), and offer administrative support related to membership and fundraising.

Interest in history and art and current skills in social networking, Face Book, Twitter, and Instagram are helpful, as well as knowledge of website development and maintenance. The Sheldon prefers current freshman, sophomore, and junior applicants.

Approximately 4 hours/week, sometime during the hours 9 AM – 5 PM during Museum hours, Tues-Fri 9AM – 5 PM

This internship offers the intern with an understanding of what working in a small museum is all about. Click here to apply!

Archival Assistant Internship Description

The Sheldon Museum’s Stewart-Swift Research Center is an archival repository that houses variety of materials documenting Middlebury and Mid-Lake Champlain region of Vermont. The Center seeks a dependable student to work under the supervision of the Archivist on a special project to organize and catalog a unique collection of several thousand photographs and negatives of aerial and other views created by a local photographer from 1930 to 1960.

Project will include: physical organization of the collection; rehousing of all items in archival sleeves and boxes; compilation of a detailed record of the entire collection; and creation of an online finding aid to all images.

Excellent organization skills and attention to detail; ability to categorize groups of materials; ability to follow detailed instructions but also to work independently; experience with Excel spreadsheets and willingness to learn museum software. Interest in photography, Vermont history and landscape is helpful. Preference will be given to current sophomore or junior applicants with some experience in research projects.

Hours/Schedule: Flexible, approximately 4 hours/week, Wed-Fri, 9-5pm

(Need to be available for periods during Research Center hours, Wed – Fri 9 AM – 5 PM) Click here to apply!