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.


  • 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 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.