Student Opportunities Overview
Student Engagement at The Trout Gallery 2017-2018
Applicants for paid positions must have already completed one year at Dickinson. Spring 2017 paid positions are currently filled. Applications for Fall 2017 Museum Ambassadors should be submitted by Sept 8, 2017 although late applications will be considered. Trout Fans may sign up at anytime by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications for the Fall 2017 semester will be accepted beginning Monday April 3rd, and continue to be accepted until Monday April 24th. Finalists will be invited for an in-person interview the week of May 1st.
LIVE CREATIVELY AT DICKINSON
The Trout Gallery offers opportunities for students from all disciplines to become involved with museum life. Students may choose from a variety of opportunities based on their personal interests, career goals, and available time commitment during a given semester. From the intensive Curatorial and Museum Education Internships, to the informal Trout Fan, all Dickinson students now have the opportunity to live creatively at Dickinson.
FOR TRANSCRIPT NOTATION Positions
- The Trout Gallery Museum Education Internship
Museum Education Interns receive training in education theories, museum interpretation strategies, museum education trends, events planning, and special exhibitions content. All Museum Education Interns complete a research project relating to current or upcoming exhibitions. Typical examples include an Audio Guide, Family Guide, K-12 Teacher’s Guide, or Special Program. 80 hours per semester, eceives Dickinson transcript notation. One Semester. Up to 2 interns are accepted per semester
- Museum Ambassador
Trout Gallery Museum Ambassadors provide a conduit between museum exhibitions and programs and the larger Dickinson and Carlisle Community. Ambassadors blog, photograph, video, talk about and otherwise communicate Trout Gallery happenings via social media and networking platforms. Ambassadors commit to one hour of “Trout engagement” time per week as well as bi-monthly meetings (Thursdays 12-1:15PM) to learn about events and new exhibitions at The Gallery. Engagement time may include participating in programs, teaching kids, attending tours, or recording behind-the scenes happenings. Ambassadors receive Trout Fan benefits as well as docent training, and a budget to plan student-centered Gallery events. Experience as a Museum Ambassador provides excellent background experience for paid and internship positions at The Trout Gallery. 1-2 hours per week. Requires a one-semester commitment. [Maximum 25]
- Trout Fans
Do you want to be involved with The Trout Gallery, but don’t have time for a regular commitment? Become a Trout Fan! Trout Fans receive regular email updates on happenings at The Trout, invitations to participate in behind-the scenes events, monthly prizes, and an invitation to our after-hours gala in the spring.
Paid Education Positions:
The Trout Gallery is currently offering the following paid student positions for the 2017-2018 academic year. Applicants must have already completed one year at Dickinson. Applications will be accepted beginning Monday April 3rd and continue to be accepted until Monday April 24th. Serious applicants are encouraged to submit applications immediately as qualified applicants will be invited for an in-person interview in early May.
For more information or to apply please see our website at: www.troutgallery.org and choose ABOUT and OPPORTUNITIES.
Education Marketing and Events Management Assistant:
Manages and updates the organizational structure and marketing initiatives that support Trout Gallery Education programming, events, and student engagement. Manages student staffing and materials for events and programs. Develops a marketing footprint for Trout Gallery Education programs. Manages creation and distribution of print-based education materials. Handles web-blasts, web-page updates, posts events to a variety of media outlets and handles circulation of printed marketing materials. Coordinates with the Technology Assistant to update and maintain the various software and web systems used to support programming and organize student workers. Coordinates with the Social Media Assistant to organize publicity campaigns. Ability to learn web-based marketing applications and computer database management systems is necessary. Famiiliarity with Mail chimp, Eventbrite, WordPress and Excel by the time of employment is necessary. Website design experience is a plus. 10 hours per week. One-year commitment preferred. Selected applicants must attend a training week BEFORE classes begin in the Fall August 21-26th.
- Social Media Assistant:
Maintains and develops the social media footprint for The Trout Gallery. Directs and coordinates a team of student social media contributors who video, photograph, and write-about Trout-related news. Knowledge of Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram and Twitter required. Excellent organization and management skills required. Background in studio art or art history preferred. 4-6 hours per week. One-year commitment preferred. Selected applicants must attend a training week BEFORE classes begin in the Fall August 21-26th.
- Technology Assistant:
Develop and provide technical support for museum technologies. Examples include The Trout Gallery App, related Audio Tours, social media platforms, and museum scheduling and database software. Ability to work independently and meet deadlines essential. Good computer skills, and a background in computer programming are important. Familiarity with Java and WordPress and plus. 4-6 hours per week. One-year commitment preferred. Selected applicants must attend a training week BEFORE classes begin in the Fall August 21-26th.
- Museum Interpretation Assistant:
Assists with college class visits and school-age education programs, delivers gallery interpretive programs to the general public, develops education materials, and staffs special events. Maintains clean and organized museum spaces. Art History, studio art, and/or education background preferred, but related coursework or experience in exhibition content areas may substitute. Excellent written and verbal communication skills required. Must have availability an average of two Saturdays per month and be able to meet weekly Tuesdays 12-1:15PM. Flexible schedule preferred. 6-8 hours per week. Four Assistants needed per semester, with the option to renew for a second semester. Selected applicants must attend a training week BEFORE classes begin in the Fall August 21-26th.
2017/18 Possible Topics Include: Käthe Kollwitz and the Peasant War Series, Curtis/Muybridge: The Great Photographic Projects of the Gilded Age, William Kentridge: Universal Archive, Lida Moser: Photography.
- Foreign Language Assistants:
Currently seeking Spanish, French, Italian, German, and Japanese Assistants. Language Assistants are trained in museum exhibition content and lead language programs for college classes using objects on view in current exhibitions. Lessons are collaboratively planned and edited by language assistants, relevant faculty, and Trout Gallery staff. Hours vary weekly. Approximately 4-6 hours per week during 4 planning weeks and 1-2 hours per week the rest of the semester. Selected applicants must attend a training week BEFORE classes begin in the Fall August 21-26th.