Student Opportunities Overview

Student Engagement at The Trout Gallery 

 

**Trout Gallery student engagement programs have been restructured for the 2023-2024 academic year.  Please read the following carefully to ensure you meet the requirements of specific programs.

 LIVE CREATIVELY AT DICKINSON 

We are YOUR campus art museum.  Take advantage of cultural life at Dickinson by attending an art opening, joining our spring student Gala, studying in The Gallery during finals, and other special events.

The Trout Gallery also 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 Internship, to the informal Trout Fan, all Dickinson students have the opportunity to live creatively at Dickinson.

Applicants for paid internship positions must have already completed one year at Dickinson.  Student Intern positions are eligible for the Internship Notation Program (INP).  See your Academic Advisory to determine if a Trout Gallery experience meets your department's internship requirements

The Trout Ambassador program begins mid-September and mid-February each semester.

To learn more about the Curatorial Internship contact The Gallery Director.

PAID INTERNSHIPS

THE TROUT GALLERY BEGINS REVIEWING PAID INTERNSHIP APPLICATIONS MARCH 6, 2023 FOR THE FOLLOWING FALL.  FINALISTS ARE NOTIFIED IN APRIL.

TO APPLY, CLICK THE SIDEBAR APPLICATION LINK AFTER February 2nd.

MUSEUM EDUCATION INTERN

Delivers gallery interpretive programs to all audiences, teaches school-age education programs, develops education materials, writes for the museum blog, contributes to social media, and staffs special events. In addition, interns assist with the daily operations of the museum during weekly onsite hours.  Art history, studio art, educational studies, cultural or literary studies desirable.  Availability an average of two Saturdays per month and/or weekdays (Tues-Thurs) between 3 and 5 desirable. No previous art experience necessary.

6-10 hrs/week. Eight Assistants needed per semester, with option to renew for second semester.

EXHIBITIONS AND COLLECTIONS INTERN

Assists the Collections Manager with preparing and installing exhibitions, supporting object study programs, and cataloging the collections. Previous experience with art installation, construction or painting is desirable.

4-6 hrs/week on average. Schedule changes based on museum installation schedule. One- year commitment required.

LANGUAGE EDUCATION INTERNS

Seeking Spanish, French, German, Italian, Arabic and Japanese speakers.  Fluency in more than one language is desirable. Language Interns are trained in museum exhibition content and lead language programs for college classes and visiting high schools using objects on view in current exhibitions. Lessons are collaboratively planned and edited by Language Interns, relevant faculty and Trout Gallery staff.

Hours vary weekly. Approximately 4-6 hrs/week during four planning weeks and 1-2 hrs/week the rest of the semester.

 SUMMER EDUCATION INTERN

Interns will teach visiting day campers in the galleries and our Education Center, research exhibition content, develop curricula, and assist with museum-related marketing and communications work.  Qualified candidates will have experience in or completed coursework in art, art history, educational studies, history or cultural studies and enjoy working with children.  Previous experience teaching, working in museums, or developing lesson plans is desirable.  Students will work a total of 280 hours and must be available 9AM-5PM weekdays from mid June to mid August.  Students are encouraged to enroll in the Internship Notation Program through Dickinson’s Advising, Internships and Career Center during the course of the internship.  Compensation for the internship includes on-campus housing and a weekly stipend of $350.


This internship is available to current Dickinson College students only.  

 

POSTBACCALAUREATE FELLOW IN MUSEUM EDUCATION

The PostBaccalaureate Fellow in Museum Education will be considered a professional member of the Museum's education staff. Under the supervision of the Curator of Education, the Fellow will research works of art, develop interpretation materials, and deliver community programs. The Fellow will also work on other projects related to Museum Education and Interpretation. Ongoing professional development provided by our experienced Museum staff and professionals within the field ensures that the Education Fellow leaves the program with extensive experience teaching and programming for a variety of audiences, and with a completed professional teaching portfolio. This is an eleven-month paid part-time position.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

MUSEUM AMBASSADORS

Trout Gallery Museum Ambassadors provide a conduit between museum exhibitions and programs and the larger Dickinson and Carlisle Community.   They attend new exhibition workshops (Thursdays 12-1:15PM) approximately three times per semester, shadow museum outreach programs, offer student perspectives for social media and advise Trout staff.  Maximum 35.

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 about happenings at The Trout, the latest Trout merch, and entry into special Fan prize contests.  To join click HERE.