Employment & Volunteer Opportunities

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

There are no employment opportunities at this time.

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

BMAC is dedicated to mentoring the next generation of museum and non-profit professionals. Our interns are organized, creative, motivated people looking to gain insight into how a community-focused contemporary art museum operates. Internships offer the opportunity to build professional skills and relationships with experienced museum mentors. Internships are unpaid, unless otherwise noted. All BMAC interns will be trained to staff the gallery greeter desk, as well as be required to work some museum events. Send in your materials anytime to apply for an upcoming internship. Interviews are conducted on a rolling basis. We are currently accepting applications for the Fall 2018 semester.

To apply for an internship, please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for two references to:

Eliza Rudegeair, Office Manager
Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
eliza@brattleboromuseum.org

Please specify which internship you are applying for in the subject line of your email.

Gallery and Marketing Intern

The Gallery and Marketing Intern will assist the Gallery Manager and Marketing Coordinator in running day-to-day gallery operations of a small, non-collecting contemporary art museum, as well as effectively supporting marketing practices through all available museum communication channels. On any given day the intern may be connecting with media contacts, helping to get mailings out the door, sorting through photos to use for upcoming promotions, writing radio spots, recording gallery attendance statistics, answering phones, taking registrations for events, researching exhibiting artists, prepping items for the gift shop, and generating content for various social media platforms. The intern may also assist with exhibition installation, and office work as needed.

The Intern must be highly reliable, responsible, and capable of representing BMAC to the general public, artists, volunteers, vendors, and other constituents. The intern must possess excellent oral and written communications skills, maintain composure under stress, take initiative, be self-sufficient, be personable and professional, as well as hold oneself to a high standard of performance. Close attention to detail and competency with PC computers and Microsoft Office applications including Word and Excel are a must. Basic math, money handling, data entry, and social media experience required. Photography, graphic design, and an interest in the arts are a plus.

This internship provides valuable experience for someone potentially interested in working in museums, arts organizations, or non-profits in general. Ten- to 30-hour weekly schedule to be determined based on mutual convenience. Schedule and hours required of internship are negotiable for the right candidate. A modest travel stipend is available for this position.

 

Education and Interpretation Intern 

An Education and Interpretation intern at BMAC would gain hands-on experience doing the following:

  • learning various methods of facilitating discussion about contemporary art and artists’ practices
  • designing engaging, appropriate, and relevant activities for visitors of all ages
  • developing activities that reinforce classroom curriculum and relate to museum exhibitions
  • collaborating with other community organizations to create engaging programming
  • supporting the spring Glasstastic exhibit by conducting outreach, administrative, and exhibit production tasks
  • Working directly with artists to produce video of their studio work, editing and producing a short video for the exhibition
  • researching and drafting interpretive materials for different exhibits
  • Assisting with various installation tasks
  • Assisting with administration of the Vermont Scholastic Art & Writing Awards as needed

Successful candidates should be self-sufficient, have an eye for detail, strong oral, writing, and research skills, an enthusiasm for public speaking, and strong customer service skills. They should be able to learn quickly and be confident in their abilities to take on trial by fire challenges. Preference is given to candidates with museum / art education and video/film experience.

Ten- to 30-hour weekly schedule to be determined based on mutual convenience. Schedule and hours required of internship are negotiable for the right candidate. A modest travel stipend is available for this position.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Whether behind the scenes or in the museum galleries, volunteers are integral to the success of BMAC. Volunteer hours are flexible, and training is provided when necessary. If you are interested in any of the opportunities described below, please contact Eliza Rudegeair at 802-257-0124, ext. 101 or eliza@brattleboromuseum.org.

GALLERY GREETERS play a vital role in shaping the visitor’s experience of BMAC. Gallery greeters work regular or occasional shifts on weekdays when BMAC is open to the public. They work at the front desk, where they welcome visitors and handle admission, gift shop sales, and general inquiries. This is a great opportunity for a friendly, responsible “people-person.”

DOCENTS are a key part of our education program. They work closely with the Education Curator to present guided tours and activities for students.

EVENT VOLUNTEERS help ensure the success of BMAC’s many events, ranging from artist talks and a cappella concerts to domino topplings and dinner parties. Event volunteers assist with set up, clean up, decorations, food service, crowd management, artwork security, and much more.

PRODUCTION VOLUNTEERS assist with the installation and de-installation of exhibits, often working closely with artists and curators. Experience with art installation, painting, carpentry, and power tools is helpful.

OFFICE VOLUNTEERS work behind-the-scenes with BMAC’s administrative staff, helping with filing, mailings, organizing the BMAC archives, and much more. Computer skills are a plus!