Museum Education Fellow


Work as a Paid Museum Education Fellow!

The Museum of Art Synergy Fund sponsors an Education Fellowship position to afford a recent Bates graduate a nine-month period (academic year/fall-spring) in which to extend their education and professional training. This position is an entry-level museum position. The Fellowship may be renewed for a second year.

160307_print_making_0073The Fellowship is ideal for a motivated individual interested in art, education, and gaining professional experience working in a small but high-profile college art museum prior to pursuing advanced studies. While the focus is the education program, the Fellowship is designed to provide the recipient the opportunity to also gain curatorial, research, collection management, and administrative skills. The Fellow will be an integral part of the Museum of Art staff.

The Education Fellow will assist the Education Curator with the planning, deployment, and evaluation of the museum’s educational programming that integrates the exhibitions and collections into the k-12 curriculum and the Bates campus community. Examples of projects could include assisting with local schools’integrating the Thousand Words Project (TWP), the Museum’s education program that uses art from the collection as tools for learning language skills and to explore relationships between written communication and visual art, developing parent-child artmaking workshops; and after-hours discussions about exhibitions for Bates student organizations, supporting curricular connections and integrating museum programming into the cultural and social life of Bates. Work at the Museum of Art is intensively and deliberately collaborative. Consequently, the Fellowship will provide opportunities to work with other staff members, and to participate in and gain insight into many other aspects of an academic museum. These experiences will prepare the Fellow for advanced study, or employment in the arts or education.

Requirements: A BA or BS with a concentration or minor in Education and classroom experience; strong writing and communication skills; and excellent organization skills and attention to detail. Desired: Art History, Studio Art coursework; experience working with material culture; familiarity with educational and social web-resources and web design; experience working in a museum or other educational setting; computer image and design software and database experience. The successful candidate will be a self-starter who also works well in a small, team-oriented museum environment, and have the ability to work with a variety of constituencies at a liberal arts college. Day-to-day supervisor is the Education Curator; reports to Director.

Nine-month position. Salary and benefits: $23,500/year, plus benefits ($7,905), $31,405

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