The Frick Collection | 2014-16 Teaching Fellows Program

See below for a fantastic opportunity to work with the Frick Collection:

Dear Students,

The Frick Collection is now accepting applications for the 2014-16 Teaching Fellows Program. This exciting new initiative is open to highly motivated undergraduate art history majors and graduate students in the humanities who are interested in complementing their studies by teaching from original works of art. Beyond receiving the equivalent of a course in museum education and the opportunity to lead Guided School Visits for schoolchildren in grades 5-12, Teaching Fellows will find community at the Frick and receive compensation for their dedication to gallery teaching. This is an excellent opportunity to become involved in the growing field of museum education and a rare chance to teach with masterpieces at one of the most prestigious museums in the country.

To learn more about how to become a Teaching Fellow, please visit http://www.frick.org/careers/fellowships.

Sincerely,

Olivia Powell, PhD

Associate Museum Educator for Academic Programs

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The Frick Collection
Education Department
1 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021
(212) 547-0704
www.frick.org/education

Digital Asset Management Group/Department of Digital Media–Metropolitan Museum of Art

Digital Asset Management Group/Department of Digital Media of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Unpaid)

The Digital Asset Management Group/Department of Digital Media of the Metropolitan Museum of Art is looking for current college seniors and graduate students who are interested in applying for an unpaid two-semester internship spanning the fall 2013-spring 2014 semesters. Under the supervision of professional staff, interns will gain first-hand experience by working on digital content related to the museum’s collections.

We are looking for someone to assist with reviewing metadata of images of objects, and linking image to object records within the database. Applicants must be detail oriented, have good visual deductive skills, good visual memory, be able to work independently with a mindfulness to consistency and thoroughness. Applicants must be comfortable working with databases, spreadsheets and metadata.

The Digital Asset Management Group of the Department of Digital Media is responsible for the oversight and management of all digital assets in the Museum’s digital asset management system, establishing metadata requirements for cataloguing of relevant digital assets within the DAM, streamlining the deployment of digital assets from the DAM to the CMS, overseeing the application customization and integration with other systems.

We are a very busy department and can offer an interesting experience for anyone intrigued by an alternative library environment.

The internship will be from September 2013-May 2014. Standard internship requirements would be a one full day (7 hours) per week during business hours. The department is only open Monday-Friday, 9:00-5:00 and closed on the weekends.

Interns will be eligible for employee discounts at the Museum’s public restaurant, Membership Dining Room, the Museum’s retail stores, and free admission to all other New York City museums.

If interested in applying, the deadline is August 23, 2013. All materials should be compiled by the applicant, emailed together and include the following:

  • Resume and Cover Letter
  • Proposed begin and end dates of internship
  • Availability for an in-person interview

APPLICANTS SHOULD SUBMIT MATERIALS TO: stephanie.post@metmuseum.org

Internship: Digital Asset Management Group, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Intern, Digital Asset Management Group, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Summer 2013 (Unpaid, but what a great chance to get experience)

The Digital Asset Management Group/Department of Digital Media of the Metropolitan Museum of Art is looking for current college seniors and graduate students who are interested in applying for an unpaid internship during the summer 2013 semester.  Under the supervision of professional staff, interns will gain first-hand experience by participating in regular departmental activities that range from research and special projects to cataloguing digital content related to the museum.

The Digital Asset Management Group of the Department of Digital Media is responsible for the oversight and management of all digital assets in the Museum’s digital asset management system, establishing metadata requirements for cataloguing of relevant digital assets within the DAM, streamlining the deployment of digital assets from the DAM to the CMS, overseeing the application customization and integration with other systems.  We are a very busy department and can offer a variety of work for anyone intrigued by an alternative library experience.

The summer Internship will be from June-August. Standard internship requirements would be a minimum of at least two full days (14 hours) per week during business hours. The department is only open Monday-Friday, 9:00-5:00 and closed on the weekends.

Interns will be eligible for employee discounts at the Museum’s public restaurant, Membership Dining Room, the Museum’s retail stores, and free admission to all other New York City museums.

If interested in applying, the deadline is April 29, 2013. All materials should be compiled by the applicant, emailed together and include the following:

  • Resume and Cover Letter
  • Proposed begin and end dates of internship
  • Availability for an in-person interview

APPLICANTS SHOULD SUBMIT MATERIALS TO:  stephanie.post@metmuseum.org<mailto:stephanie.post@metmuseum.org>

 

Act now! William Randolph Hearst Foundation Fellowship 2013 due 3/8

William Randolph Hearst Foundation Fellowship 2013
June 3-August 2, 2013

Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
421 East 61st Street · New York, NY 10065
Phone (212) 838-6878 · Fax (212) 838-7390
www.mvhm.org

I. Fellowship Overview
The Mount Vernon Hotel Museum and Garden (MVHM) offers two summer Fellowships
for undergraduate or graduate students interested in U.S. history, museum studies,
museum education, material culture or other related fields. Fellows participate directly in the daily operations of a historic site in many departments. Students engage in original historical research related to the Museum’s interpretation and programs. Now in its
twenty-ninth year, the William Randolph Hearst Foundation funds the Fellowship
Program. The appointment is full-time for nine weeks during June and July and carries a
$2,750 stipend. The hours are 9AM-5PM Monday-Friday, with occasional evenings
required for special events. Throughout the summer, Hearst Fellows:

  • complete an original research project on an aspect of NYC life between 1826 and 1833
  • conduct tours of the Museum’s eight period rooms and garden
  • participate in all aspects of the Museum’s summer activity program for children
  • assist with the Museum’s summer public programs contribute to daily operations

II. Mission and History of the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
One of New York City’s oldest structures, the Museum building dates from 1799, when it
was constructed as a carriage house on Mount Vernon, a large country estate situated
along the East River. In 1826, the building was converted into the Mount Vernon Hotel,
a popular country resort that catered to middle-class New Yorkers seeking to escape the
city. The MVHM interprets travel, leisure, work and play in New York City and
Jacksonian America, including labor history, race relations, immigration, and gender
roles. The Museum is owned and operated by the Colonial Dames of America, a
women’s genealogical organization dedicated to historic preservation.

The Museum’s audience reflects New York City’s rich diversity. Over 30 programs each
year include Lunchtime Lectures, Summer Garden Concerts, lectures by historians and
collectors, exhibits, childrens’ storytime and more. Blending public history with hands-on
interpretation for children and adults, we want to share why history matters in engaging
fun ways.

III. Application Procedures
Applicants are strongly encouraged to visit the Museum’s website before applying for a
Fellowship. All applicants must be enrolled in a college undergraduate or graduate
program for both Spring and Fall of 2013.

Fellowship applications may be downloaded from the website or obtained via e-mail
from education@mvhm.org. To apply for the Fellowship, students must submit the
completed application form, a short essay explaining their interest in the Fellowship, a
resume, writing sample and two letters of recommendation.

Application materials may be emailed. All materials, including letters of
recommendation, must be sent by midnight on Friday, March 8, 2013.