Bard College ART HISTORY and VISUAL CULTURE PROGRAM

Posted on December 11th, 2012

Student Opportunities

Shelburne Museum Summer Internships

Position Announcement

Summer 2013 Education Interns

 

 

 

Description: The positions run from June 3, 2013 to August 9, 2013.
In this fast-paced, hands-on internship successful candidates will work in one or more of several education department programmatic areas: summer camps; family programs and activities; special events; and adult programming.  Interns will work as camp counselors, assist with logistical planning, set up, and execution of special day and evening events, and work in the family activity center.  Interns also may be assigned to conduct research, fill in as exhibition guides, and perform other duties.  Expect some long days, significant logistical work in preparation for events and on-going public interaction.

Experience and Skills: 

Candidates must be comfortable working with diverse publics.  Experience working with children in academic or informal learning environments – school, camps, museums, etc. — required. Art-making and instructional experience desired. Previous customer service work experience desired. Friendly, can-do attitude necessary, with good time management skills and ability to successfully juggle multiple responsibilities. Ability to work independently, as well as cooperatively, within the intern and education department teams and with staff from across the museum. Excellent verbal and written communications skills.

Current college sophomores-seniors may apply. Academic experience in studio art, art history, education, museum studies or similar. Valid driver’s license to operate Museum vehicles, required. Ability to lift 35 lbs; ability to walk and stand for significant periods of time.

Compensation :  Stipend of $2,000 plus housing at the Museum’s historic Brickhouse located two miles from the Museum campus.

Application Process
To apply send brief cover letter, resume, two references, one letter of recommendation, and a list of relevant courses, grades, and overall GPA.  Address application materials to Megan Zinner, HR, Shelburne Museum, P.O. Box 10, Shelburne, VT, 05482.  Application materials and questions can be emailed to Ms. Zinner at mzinner@shelburnemuseum.org