Academic Intern for Department of Art and Art History

Date: April 1, 2015

Title: Academic Intern for Department of Art and Art History

Dates of Employment: September 1, 2015 through May 31, 2016 (academic year), 35 hours per week

Description: The Academic Intern serves as an Art and Art History Teaching Assistant on both a regular and "as-needed" basis.  The successful candidate also will assist the Foreman Gallery coordinator with exhibitions, and will assist in photo-documentation and slide scanning in various venues, including regular weekly attention to departmental Media Center projects. The Academic Intern also acts as a department liaison with the Admissions Office, conducting building tours, maintaining e-mail and/or telephone contact with prospective students, participating in Portfolio Days, and helping with portfolio reviews. Other duties include assisting faculty in organizing and maintaining the departmental Art Collection, pick-up and delivery of mail, and assisting the department secretary as needed.

Hourly rate plus on-campus board (taxable benefit), and eligibility to take one course each fall and spring term on a space available basis. This position, which reports directly to the Chair of the Art and Art History Department, is designed to provide interns experience as beginning professionals.

Qualifications:

  • must be a recent graduate of Hartwick College and possess sufficient knowledge of the Art and Art History Department, and its classes, to serve as a teaching assistant
  • must have sufficient computer skills to collect and enter data for the department web page, as well as update the on-line alumni newsletter, the department Facebook page, and arts events calendar
  • must have the people skills necessary to interact with potential students during ongoing departmental recruitment efforts

An independent, residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 1,500 full-time undergraduates, Hartwick embraces the teacher-scholar model, with teaching excellence as the first priority. Located in the scenic Susquehanna River valley in Oneonta, NY, near the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains, the College features a Liberal Arts in Practice general education curriculum and aspires to "be the best at melding liberal arts education with experiential learning." 

Hartwick College is committed to provide a safe and secure educational environment. As such, employment at Hartwick College is contingent upon a successful background check on every new employee. Candidates to whom an offer of employment is made will be required to sign a Release of Information Form authorizing the College to conduct a thorough background check.

Hartwick offers health benefits to domestic partners of employees, and prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation/preference and gender identity/expression. Hartwick is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references in one document (pdf or MS Word preferred) to Kimberley Lindsley, Human Resources Coordinator, at jobs@hartwick.edu. Applications may also be mailed to the Office of Human Resources, Hartwick College, P.O. Box 4020, Oneonta, NY 13820 or faxed to 607-431-4329.