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Mirken Family Postbaccalaureate Fellowship in Museum Practice

The Mirken Family Postbaccalaureate Fellowship in Museum Practice at the Colby College Museum of Art will support a one-year appointment to the Museum, with the possibility of a renewable second year. The Fellow reports to the Deputy Director and interfaces with all departments including education, collections, exhibitions, and administration areas.

Provide logistical support for Art Department annual field trip for professional opportunities in the museum field (conservation, public relations, curatorial, education, administration, collections)
Provide general support to collection management department, assisting with registration of museum objects, condition reporting, incoming and outgoing receipts
Field museum collection inquiries as needed
Assist with managing the museum’s rights and reproduction program
Organize and implement centralized photography archive for museum images
In collaboration with the Deputy Director, manage social media program and dynamic web content
Work with designer to create and distribute printed publication materials
Help Deputy Director with marketing and publicity
Work with College Advancement on special events and fundraisers
Perform additional duties as assigned; duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice

Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent in education and experience
Relevant coursework in Art/Art History preferred
Highly organized, flexible, and comfortable with diverse audiences
Excellent attention to detail
Strong ability to effectively collaborate with a small professional staff, students, and faculty
Working knowledge of Photoshop/Microsoft, Familiarity with InDesign and WordPress
Familiarity with collections database, such as TMS or Embark, preferred
Ability to make an impact through work as a member of a team and diverse community


Reporting to the Deputy Director of the Museum, this position has ongoing interactions with all museum colleagues, as well as faculty, staff, students, alumni, and museum guests.


General open office and campus environment. Position involves sitting, although frequent movement is necessary. Occasional lifting is required. Computer usage involving repetitive hand/wrist motion is also necessary.
Relevant research areas: North America

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