The Museum Ambassadors Program (MAP) trains Middlebury College students to lead in-person and virtual tours of the Middlebury College Museum of Art.

Museum Ambassadors provide valuable community service as they engage school, college, and adult audiences in dialogue about art from the Museum’s permanent collection and special exhibitions. They also contribute to projects that help make the Museum’s collections, exhibitions, and programs more accessible to all visitors.

Fall 2022

Museum staff regret that we will not be recruiting new Museum Ambassadors in the Fall 2022 semester. We hope to welcome new Museum Ambassadors to the program in the Spring 2023 semester. Please check this site often for updates about applications. Thank you for understanding. We look forward to seeing you at the museum this year!

Museum Ambassadors attend weekly training sessions where they study and practice a variety of styles of museum education and read about/discuss diversity, equity, access, and inclusion in contemporary museum practice. Special emphasis is placed on peer-to-peer learning, but art historians, museum professionals, and other experts may periodically visit these sessions to offer additional context. In addition, students gain useful skills and knowledge in areas that may include community engagement, public speaking, childhood development, working with aging populations, accessibility, and public programming.

Through their insights and work contributions, Museum Ambassadors are invaluable partners on the journey to making the Middlebury College Museum of Art more diverse, equitable, accessible, inclusive, and welcoming to the widest possible range of in-person and virtual visitors.