Museum Education Fellow
Department  Bates College Museum of Art
Job status  Full Time, Full Year

This is a full-time, one year position and is renewable for a second year. The salary is $18,500 per year and includes a benefits package.

The Bates College Museum of Art is seeking a Museum Education Fellow. This professional entry-level position 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. The Fellow will be an integral part of the Museum of Art staff.

The Museum Education Fellowship will be dedicated to increasing access to the Museum of Art, particularly the permanent collection. The Fellow will assist with and focus on two primary areas: collection-related education and outreach programming, and web-based collection and education materials. The Fellow will assist with 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. The Fellow will also create connections to the collection through other existing and new education initiatives. Additionally, the Fellow will assist with the completion of a collection database and related web accessible tools that enhance TWP and collections access by teachers and students throughout the state, Bates faculty, and students.

Work at the Museum of Art is intensively and deliberately collaborative. Consequently, the Fellowship will provide opportunities 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.

Responsibilities: The Fellow will work to integrate the TWP initiatives throughout the museum. This will include leading educational tours and training workshops; harnessing new technologies (e.g. podcasts, vidcasts, etc.) for increasing access to the art collection; travel to schools; and creating educational plans across the curriculum from the museum’s digital database. The Fellow will work the Curator to prepare the collections database for increased public access by assisting with collections research, and photography.

Day-to-day supervisor is the Curator of Education; reports to Director.

Requirements: A BA in Art, Education, or related field is required; strong writing and communication skills; computer image and design software and database experience; and excellent organization skills and attention to detail.

Desired Qualifications:
Classroom experience, familiarity with educational and social web-resources and web design; experience working in a museum or in an educational setting. 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.

Interesting individuals may submit the following:
1) An online application via the link below, AND
2) a CV/resume, letter of interest and names and contact information of three (3) professional or academic references via e-mail to hrdept[at]bates[dot]edu with the subject line “Museum Fellow”

Questions regarding the application process may be directed to Amie Parker, Employment Manager, via e-mail to hrdept[at]bates[dot]edu Incomplete applications may not be considered.