Museum of Art Fellowship Opportunities
The Museum of Art Fellowship provides students hands-on professional experience in an academic museum on the flagship campus of the University of New Hampshire.
The Museum of Art Fellowship is awarded to three full-time studio art or art history majors who have demonstrated outstanding performance. In return for in-state tuition the fellowship student will work in the Museum of Art a total of 225 hours/semester (avg. of 15 hours/week–some weeks only 8 hours other weeks as many as 20)
Responsibilities may include:
1. Exhibition Coordination and Preparation
Assist with installation of exhibitions (preparing galleries, painting, patching, and reconfiguring temporary wall partitions), preparing works of art for display (matting, cutting glass/plexi, framing, hanging), matting and mounting display labels, assist with lighting, picking up, packaging and delivering works of art, inventory installation materials, and maintenance of museum and storage areas.
2. Collections Management
Learn proper handling methods and storage conditions for works of art, assist with accessioning procedures (cataloguing, documenting, and object marking), be familiar with Museum security, monitor collection during faculty/student use, and understand collecting ethics guidelines for works of art and ethnographic materials, assist with management of digital surrogates.
Conduct art historical and provenance research on objects in the Museum’s permanent collection, assist with exhibition development, and review exhibition proposals.
Assist with the planning and implementation of educational programs, learn how to write interpretive materials (labels, newsletter articles, gallery guides, audio tours), give public presentations/gallery talks for temporary exhibitions and assist with group tours. Fellowship students will be responsible for introducing featured artists for gallery talks and public programs. Represent the department and or the museum, as student ambassadors, at department and museum events. Fellows may also be called on to mentor prospective students at admission events. Fellowship students will be required to be available for some evenings and weekends.
5. Marketing and Publicity
Assist with the preparation and distribution of Museum marketing collateral, both in print and digitally (press-releases, exhibition postcards, posters, flyers, social media postings). Learn local and regional arts publicity sources both on and off campus. Network with peers to promote Museum of Art events. Fellows will be responsible for photographing and/video documenting all scheduled programming and events throughout academic year.
Download your Museum of Art Fellowship applications here or hardcopies can be picked up outside the Art Department office located in the PCAC.