Student assistantships provide Oberlin students the opportunity to help in the
Education Office, perform professional research on the collection, or to prepare
a museum exhibition. Recent students, working with museum curators, have
assisted with exhibitions using a wide range of objects from the collection,
including photographs, Japanese prints, and old master and contemporary prints.
Others have created finding aids for archival materials and helped with classes
in the Print Study Room.
SUMMER 2013 AMAM Student Curatorial Research Assistant
A part-time (15-20 hours/week) Oberlin College student is needed for the summer term to aid the Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art in collections research and in preparations for upcoming exhibitions. The student’s primary focus will be on the AMAM’s collection of modern and contemporary Latin American art, thus the ability to conduct research in Spanish is strongly preferred. In addition, the applicant must have taken at least 4 courses in art history or another relevant field, and have excellent research and writing skills. Preference will also be given to students focusing on modern or contemporary art, and especially to those interested in Latin America.
Please submit a resume with GPA and the names of three references, cover letter with a brief summary of interest and abilities, and list of relevant course work to Denise Birkhofer, email@example.com, Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, by 5 pm on Friday, April 19.
AMAM Education and Public Programs Summer Interns 2013
The Curator of Education at the Allen Memorial Art Museum is seeking two (2) student interns who will work from June 3 – August 23 to help with Education Department programs. Major duties will include: assisting with the eighth annual Oberlin Chalk Walk event and related public workshops; helping plan and run two week-long summer camps for teens and elementary school children (one in June, one in August); working on the creation of interpretive materials for the museum’s fall exhibitions and permanent collection; providing tours of the galleries to school-age and public groups; overseeing the Frank Lloyd Wright house for Sunday Open House days; creating and adding to museum’s online and social media content; archival and research work, and administrative duties. Duties will be worked on collaboratively with both interns, as needed, but specific projects will be divided up between the two positions.
The ideal candidate will have working knowledge of Art History and/or have taken the Practicum in Museum Education course. Applicants must be detail-oriented, capable of working both collaboratively and independently, possess strong research skills, and be comfortable speaking to and working with learners of all ages. Basic computer proficiency is needed. Background working with kids a plus.
Both positions will be paid at a rate of $8.50/hour, and should expect to work between 20-25 hours per week.
Please submit a resume with GPA and the names of three references, and a cover letter describing your interest in the position and relevant abilities (please note that the cover letter will serve as your writing sample) to Jason Trimmer, Curator of Education, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications can also be dropped off at the front Visitor Services desk of the museum.
Applications must be received by Friday, April 19, no later than 5pm. Candidate interviews will take place at the end of April.