Mirken Family Postbaccalaureate Fellowship in Museum Practice

Mirken Family Postbaccalaureate Fellowship in Museum Practice - POSITION FILLED
Department:  Museum of Art
Date:  10/02/2017


Founded in 1813, Colby is one of America’s most selective colleges. Serving only undergraduates, Colby’s rigorous academic program is rooted in deep exploration of ideas and close interaction with world-class faculty scholars. Students pursue intellectual passions, choosing among 58 majors or developing their own. Independent and collaborative research, study abroad, and internships offer robust opportunities to prepare students for postgraduate success. Colby is home to a community of 2,000 dedicated and diverse students from around the globe. Its Maine location provides easy access to world-class research institutions and civic engagement experiences.

In a period of fast-paced progress, Colby is building on its strong foundation while remaining committed to excellence, to supporting students and faculty at the highest levels, and to the College's deep liberal arts traditions. This new chapter includes the creation of innovative academic initiatives and partnerships, strengthening the connections between the liberal arts and the professional world, revitalizing downtown Waterville, and pursuing significant capital projects for performing arts and athletics. Colby invites applicants to apply for the position of:


Colby College Museum of Art

Full-Time, Temporary, Non-Exempt, Hourly, Support Staff Appointment

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.


Interested candidates should apply electronically by clicking the "Apply Now" button on the Colby College website. Please submit a letter of interest, resume, and the contact information of three professional references. Materials should be addressed to:

Mirken Family Postbaccalaureate Fellowship in Museum Practice - Search Committee
Office of Human Resources
Colby College
5500 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, ME 04901-8855

If you experience difficulty uploading your documents, you may submit any .doc or .pdf materials to hr@colby.edu. Please do not submit duplicate materials.

A review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes employment decisions on the basis of the individual's qualifications to contribute to Colby's educational objectives and institutional needs. Colby College does not discriminate in its educational programs or employment on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, or military or veteran’s status. Colby is an equal opportunity employer and operates in accordance with federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination. Colby complies with Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in an institution’s education programs and activities. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to Colby’s Title IX coordinator or to the federal Office of Civil Rights. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our college.

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