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.
AMAM Print Room and Research Student Assistant
The Office of Academic Programs at the Allen Memorial Art Museum is seeking a part-time (14-15 hours/week) Oberlin College student assistant for the fall semester (with the possibility of continuing into the spring) to help with College and Conservatory classes using the museum’s collection. The duties of the student assistants will include:
- pulling out, setting up, and putting away works of art from museum storage
- monitoring classes and ensuring the safety of the art during class visits
- conducting research on objects in the collection, art movements, periods, and artists
- research in preparation for future exhibitions and related events
- a variety of administrative tasks
Applicants must be very detail-oriented, highly responsible, capable of working independently, in possession of strong research and communication skills, as well as able to lift archival boxes and handle works with great care. Computer proficiency is needed, particularly Word and Excel. Applicants must have taken at least four art history classes. Please note that studio art or architectural history courses cannot be substituted for the required four art history classes. Previous museum/gallery experience is a plus but not required.Please submit the following documents in a single file (if possible) via email to Curator of Academic Programs Dr. Liliana Milkova (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 5 pm on Friday, August 30, 2013.
- One-page resume with GPA and a list of references (Oberlin art history faculty preferred)
- One-page cover letter with a brief summary of interest and abilities (please note that the letter will serve as your writing sample)
- Unofficial transcript
- Available hours to work between 9 am and 5 pm on weekdays
Interviews will be held during the first week of classes. We will contact only candidates selected for an interview.
An Oberlin College student is needed part-time (10-12 hours/week) for the fall semester to aid the Curator of European and American Art in collections research and in preparations for upcoming exhibitions. The student’s primary focus will be on the AMAM’s collection of European and American art prior to 1900, thus facility in French, German, or Italian is required. In addition, the applicant must have taken at least four courses in art history or another relevant field, and have excellent research and writing skills. Preference will be given to students focusing on pre-modern art who are very detail-oriented, highly responsible, capable of working independently, and possess strong research and communication skills. Previous museum or gallery experience is a plus but not required.
AMAM Student Curatorial Assistant - Fall 2013
Please submit a one-page resume with GPA and the names of three references (preferably Oberlin faculty), a one-page cover letter with a brief summary of interest and abilities, and an unofficial transcript to Andaleeb Banta, email@example.com, Curator of European and American Art.
DEADLINE EXTENDED! Applications due in by 5 pm on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9. Interviews will be held during the week of September 9. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
AMAM Student Curatorial Assistant - Fall 2013
A part-time (10-15 hours/week) Oberlin College student is needed for the fall 2013 term to aid the Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art in collections research and in preparations for upcoming exhibitions. 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 be given to students focusing on modern or contemporary art.Please submit a CV with GPA; cover letter with a brief summary of interest and abilities, including foreign language skills; the names of three references; and a list of relevant course work to Denise Birkhofer,firstname.lastname@example.org, Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, by 5 pm on Friday, August 30, 2013.
AMAM Education and Public Programs Assistant
The Curator of Education at the Allen Memorial Art Museum is seeking a student assistant to help with education department operations. This will be a full-year position (10-15 hours/week). Duties will include assisting with the creation and running of programs for the public; developing K-12 programs, workshops, and outreach; helping plan, organize and lead K-12 and public tours of the museum; assisting with the tours and programs at the historic Frank Lloyd Wright designed home; assist with the production of materials for upcoming exhibitions and permanent collection works; in collaboration with other Education department staff, developing content for the museum’s social media outlets (Facebook, Tumblr, Vimeo, etc.); and light clerical work.The ideal candidate will have at least basic knowledge of Art History and/or have taken the Practicum in Museum Education winter term course. Applicants must be detail-oriented, motivated, capable of working independently, possess strong research and writing skills, and enjoy working with children and young adults. Basic computer proficiency is needed. Demonstrated interest in museum career preferable.
Please submit a cover letter (please note: your cover letter will also serve as a writing sample) with a brief summary of your interest and abilities, and resume (including list of relevant coursework) to Jason Trimmer, at email@example.com.
Applications must be received by Friday, September 6, by 5:00pm.