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Multimedia Jobs at Middlebury College – Get paid to learn digital media!!

Wilson Media Lab in the Davis Family Library. Home to the Digital Media Tutor program.

Wilson Media Lab in the Davis Family Library. Home to the Digital Media Tutor program.

Do the terms instructional technology, digital liberal arts and digital humanities draw your interest? Are you looking for a way to add some multimedia skills to your resume? And most importantly, do you want to see and learn about how you can combine academic work and new media? (Check out the Chronicle’s article about the combination of liberal arts and digital media skills here.)

The Digital Media Tutor program is looking for students who want to learn more about these areas. Extreme technical expertise is not required but a willingness to learn, a professional work ethic, great interpersonal and communication skills and an interest in working with others are all necessary to be successful in this position.

The program has current openings for:

Multimedia Lab Tutor Trainees

This is an introductory position where we teach you the nuts and bolts of digital media development. Learn how to create high quality images, starting with the scanning of slides and photographs, and moving into editing for print and web delivery.  Learn how to capture, edit and render video for DVD and web.

Previous experience is not required.  The tutor trainee position will begin with limited training hours during the spring semester, culminating in a transition to the tutor position (level B) prior to the start of summer. Students interested in applying for this opportunity must be willing to commit to 40 – 50 hours of training during the spring semester and 40 hours per week of work during the majority of the summer break. Priority will be given to applicants who can work for the full summer.

Apply online here:

Please feel free to let me know if you have any questions.

Heather Stafford,

Multimedia/Curricular Technologist 

Important Information Regarding Summer Employment & Housing

Confirmation emails will be going out this Friday, May 2nd to all students who submitted a 2014 Summer Employment & Housing Agreement to the Student Employment Office. The intent of this email is to confirm whether or not a student has requested on campus housing for the summer and, when applicable, the dates that they will be housed.

Students have until noon on May 5th to correct any errors or make any changes to the information provided on their Summer Agreement. Please make sure to thoroughly review the information provided in the email and notify SEO ( right away of any errors or changes.

Reminder: Summer Student Employment and Housing Agreements are due April 18!

If you are a Midd student hired to work for Middlebury this summer, a Summer Student Employment and Housing Agreement must be submitted to SEO by April 18th (even if you do not need on campus housing).

Please visit the Student Employment Office Web page to view this summer’s procedures and policies. Forms are available on the SEO website.

For answers to your questions regarding summer student employment please reference the email sent on Friday, April 4, titled “Answers to your questions about working on campus this summer”.

Please contact the Student Employment Office with any additional questions at or X5377.

Summer Student Employment Information

Students interested in securing a job on campus this summer, please read ALL the information on the Student Employment Office (SEO) Website at

Here are a few high-lights:

Applying for a Job: Jobs will be posted on the SEO website.  Students will need to create an account through the online system if they haven’t already.  It is recommended to set up your account NOW so you will be ready to apply for jobs as they become available.

All students hired to work for Middlebury between May 21st and September 5th MUST submit a Summer Student Employment and Housing Agreement to SEO by April 18th.  Forms are available on the SEO website.

Employment: Students that have not worked on campus before and do not have a blue employment card will need to complete employment forms at SEO before they are eligible to work.  Click on ‘Employment Eligibility’ on the SEO website for additional information:

All summer jobs must conclude by August 16th, the end of Language Schools. Job extensions previously approved by the Student Employment Office are the only exceptions (these will be noted on the job posting).

To be eligible for on campus housing students must be employed by Middlebury College and working at least 30 hours per week.

Weekly Charges: On campus housing is $50 per week and covers housing and activities fees. Summer Student Employees will be housed in Stewart and Starr and will be assigned a room based on availability. The summer meal plan is $60 per week from June 9 through August 16 and includes breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday through Friday and brunch and dinner on the weekend. All meals will be served in Proctor Redfield. Students living on campus when a meal plan is not offered (before reunion and after Language School commencement) are expected to supply their own meals.

[Note: 2014 graduates may NOT work in a student position and may NOT live in student housing.  Please click on job seekers on the College’s home page to see available staff opportunities.]

Please contact student employment with any questions.

Student Employment Office

Singing — good for the body and the soul!

It’s well known that music and singing have great, positive effects on mind and body, so we hope you’ll consider joining fellow students, staff and faculty, and residents from Addison County, as part of the College Community Chorus.  Rehearsals for our spring program begin in J-term, as we prepare an exciting program for performance with the Champlain Philharmonic, including a newly arranged work by professor Peter Hamlin with texts by Julia Alvarez, Jay Parini, Robert Pack, Langston Hughes; selections from Gilbert & Sullivan’s HMS Pinafore; works by Verdi including the famous Anvil Chorus; and Aaron Copland’s inspiring The Promise of Living.

No audition needed. Just stop by to sign out a folder and start to join in the song!  J-term is a great time to explore the world of music!

Sun, 1/12  (7-8:30, Mead Chapel); Tue, 1/14 (7-8:30, Mead).
Sun, 1/19 (7-8:30, Mead); Tue, 1/21 (7-8:30, MCA CH)
Sun, 1/26 (7-8:30, Mead)

Info: Jeff Rehbach, conductor, 989-7355 or

Explore Embodiment

Parton Counseling & Dharma Door Retreat present…



J-TERM – Friday’s – 1:00 – 2:30pm – Mitchell Green

Dates: 1/10 – 1/17- 1/24 – 1/31

This 4-week workshop hosted by Dharma Door Retreat invites students to learn the language of the body from the inside out through the practices of yoga and somatic movement. In the context of self-discovery and openness, participants will learn to cultivate awareness and understanding of their relationships to themselves, others & their environment through direct somatic experiences. Students will learn principles practiced in Yoga, Somatic Awareness, & Mindfulness. Please join us for this fun series! Dress comfortably, and bring a yoga mat if you can. No prior experience is required.

Pre – Registration encouraged, drop-in’s welcome!

To pre-register: Contact Donna Stark at 802-443-5141

or email Jennifer at

MEET DHARMA DOOR: Dharma Door is a community retreat space in Underhill, VT owned by Abbi Jaffe. Abbi embodies authenticity, playfulness and dances contact improvisation as often as possible. She has been creating emotionally and physically safe spaces for exploration and expansion for over 10 years, and leads workshops around New England. Abbi will be joined by Amanda Franz. Amanda has been studying, teaching, and performing various somatic movement modalities for the past 10 years around United States and in Canada.

Beyond the Binary: Navigating Gender

Beyond the Binary: Navigating Gender is a 9-week support group for any student wanting to explore issues related to gender and gender identity. The purpose of the group is to provide a safe and affirming space where students can help each other grow personally and in their relationships with others. Participation in the group is totally confidential.
Where:  Chellis House
When:  Fridays from 2:15-3:45 pm. Please make an appointment first!
How to Join:  Schedule an appointment with Christopher Janeway by contacting Donna Stark at 443-5141.
Please direct questions to Christopher at

Undergraduate Symposium on Digital Media–call for papers/proposals

Re:Humanities is the first national digital humanities conference of, for, and by undergraduates, to be held at Haverford College, April 3-4, 2013. The theme for Re:Humanities 2014 is “Play. Power. Production.” The Re:Hum Working Group, comprised of students from Haverford, Bryn Mawr, and Swarthmore Colleges, seeks undergraduates who engage with contemporary currents in digital humanities, scholars who both apply digital methodologies in traditional humanities research while posing critical humanities questions about those technologies. Undergraduates who will think interdisciplinarily, theorizing relationships between new digital technologies and the webs of power and access that surround them invited to submit proposals. The Working Group welcomes submissions of criticism and projects at all stages of development, with the understanding that a substantial amount of research will be accumulated to present at the conference at Haverford College, April 3-4, 2014.  Website:

Proposals on the following encouraged, but not limited to:

  • Postcolonial Studies, Queer Studies and New Media Studies.
  • Criticism of New Media Technologies.
  • Collaboration and Solidarity in the Digital Humanities.
  • Game Analysis, Design and Play.
  • Digital Production and “Maker” Culture.
  • Performance and Affect in Participatory Media
  • Appropriation Culture: Theory and Practice.
  • Global and Transnational Perspectives on the Digital Humanities.

Students selected to present will receive a small award to defray travel costs. Lodging will be arranged at no cost to participants. Middlebury participants can also apply for travel support if needed through the Academic Conference Travel Fund:

The submission deadline is December 1, 2013 (Midnight GMT) and decisions will be announced before the new year.

Submissions must include your name, institution, a short biography of 2-3 sentences, and a titled description of your project (maximum 700 words). Send a .doc/.docx, .pdf or .jpg file to

International Education Week 2013

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and the Department of Education, International Education Week is an annual celebration of the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. It was first held in 2000 and is now celebrated in more than 100 countries worldwide. For more information please visit

On behalf of the Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs and International Student and Scholar Services, here’s a glimpse at some of the many events with an international focus taking place at Middlebury College during International Education Week, running from November 11 to 22:

Monday, November 11

• Wronged by Empire: Colonial Memories and Victimhood in India and China’s Foreign Policy Today, a lecture by Manjari Chatterjee Miller
Robert A Jones ’59 Conference Room, 12:15 p.m.

• Study Abroad Photo Contest
Davis Family Library Vestibule (Near Wilson Cafe)
Display available all week. Annual reception today at 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, November 12

• Mahaney Center for the Arts, Museum of Art
Various exhibits, including Asian and European art. Open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, November 13

• The Franco-Algerian War and the Dispute between Camus and Sartre, a lecture by Alek Toumi
Robert A. Jones ’59 Conference Room, 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, November 14

• Diwan Baladna: Two Jordanians’ Perspectives on the Middle East
Robert A. Jones ’59 Conference Room, 4:30 p.m.

• Brave Genius: A Scientist’s Journey from the French Resistance to the Nobel Prize, a lecture by Sean Carroll
Dana Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, November 15

• The Ethics of Self-Sacrifice: Russians Remember the War, an International and Global Studies Colloquium presentation by Nina Wieda
Lunch available to those who RSVP by 11/11 to
Robert A. Jones ’59 Conference Room, 12:15 p.m.

• Korean Art Comes to Middlebury, presented by Sarah Laursen
Mahaney Center for the Arts, 12:15 p.m.

Saturday, November 16

• The Hirschfield International Film Series presents Searching for Sugar Man
Dana Auditorium, 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, November 17

• Middlebury College Choir “In Nature” with the Middlebury College Orchestra: featuring music of Nature, Bohemia and Bohemian nature.
Mahaney Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 3:00 p.m.

Monday, November 18

• Timely and Untimely Politics: Art, Protest and Everyday Life in Early 1960s Japan, a lecture by William Marotti
Robert A. Jones ’59 Conference Room, 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, November 19

• Women’s Activism in Muslim and Jewish Religious-Political Movements, a lecture by Lihi Ben-Shitrit
Sunderland Language Center Room 110, 4:30 p.m.

• MAlt Dominican Republic Atwater Dinner, a themed dinner in support of the Middlebury Alternative Break Trip to the Dominican Republic
Suggested $5 donation for students – RSVP to by November 11
Atwater Dining Hall, 6 p.m.

• African Music and Dance Ensemble
Mahaney Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 8 p.m.

Wednesday, November 20

• Carol Rifelj Faculty Lecture Series: Transnational Justice and Politics of National Reconciliation in Post-communist Europe, a lecture by Michael Kraus
Franklin Environmental Center, The Orchard-Hillcrest 103, 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, November 21

• Pentecost, a play by David Edgar performed in twelve languages
Wright Memorial Theatre, 7:30 P.M. on November 21-23.
$6 tickets for Middlebury students.

Friday, November 22

• A Faithful Scribe: A Story of Islam, Pakistan, Family and War, an International Global Studies Colloquium presented by journalist and author Shahan Mufti ’03
A career conversation with the author will be held for students at the Center for Careers and Internships from 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Lunch available to those who RSVP by 11/18 to
Robert A. Jones ’59 Conference Room, 12:15 p.m.

Saturday, November 23

• ISO Cultural Show 2013: where dances and songs meet to showcase spectacular performances!
McCullough Social Space, 5:30 p.m. ($6 sampler show) and 8:00 p.m. ($7 full performance)
Purchases tickets now at the Box Office!

Summer Plans for your Bike

Summer Storage:

  • The Student Bike Shop in the basement of Adirondack House will store a bike for the summer for $20.00.  Storage hours will be:
  1. Tuesday, May 14                            7:00 pm-10:00 pm
  2. Wednesday, May 15                       7:00 pm-10:00 pm
  3. Thursday, May 16                           7:00 pm-10:00 pm
  4. Saturday,  May 18                           5:00 pm-8:00 pm

Bike Sweep will be May 29 and May 30

  • Bike Racks at the Axinn Center will not have bikes removed.  If you have your bike on campus these days park it in one of the Axinn bike racks.
  • Register your bike before you leave. Follow this link to Public Safety forms to register your bike online. After registering you will need to go to Public Safety to get the decal for your bike. DPS forms
  • If you lost a bike this year, there is a chance it will be found.
  • Bikes matched to missing bike reports will be available for pick up at no charge from May 31 until June 17. Arrange with the Department of Public Safety to retrieve recovered bikes. Missing Bike Form
  • Bikes may be retrieved at no charge until June 17; after June 17 a $50.00 charge will be levied.
  • If you know you no longer want a bike, donate it directly to the student Bike Shop before you leave campus: email address  Bike Shop   Or drop it off at the Bike Shop during storage hours.