A group of Middlebury students tour the museum.

There are many ways for Middlebury College students to get involved with different aspects of museum work.

The Museum offers paid academic year internships and periodic paid year-long Graduate Fellowships.

Academic Year Internships and Graduate Fellowships

These are based on changing needs and may include positions in the Education Department, Registrar’s Office, Curatorial Division, and Digital Media.

Museum Ambassadors Program

Students who are particularly interested in the field of museum education may apply for paid positions in the Museum Ambassadors Program (MAP), which trains students to assist with tours, public programs, and special events.

Revisiting the Bauhaus

Students in Professor Erin Sassin’s fall 2019 course Weimar, Dessau, Berlin: The Bauhaus as School and Laboratory worked on exercises that were part of the preliminary course at the Bauhaus.


The Museum also hires part-time student receptionists to greet the public during open hours, answer visitor questions, and operate the Museum’s bookstore.

Other Options

In addition to filling positions within the Museum, students can explore History of Art and Architecture courses that make use of the museum’s collections, seek election to serve on the Committee on Art in Public Places (CAPP) Advisory Council, and join the Student Friends of the Art Museum for free.