2013–2014 Fred W. Hicks III Fellowship

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE



MARCH 28, 2013


The Cornell Fine Arts Museum (CFAM) at Rollins College  is now accepting applications for its 2013-14 Fred W. Hicks Fellowship. 


CFAM is one of America’s finest college art museums with a permanent collection that is comprised of works of art and objects from antiquity to the twenty-first century.  The galleries are dedicated to educating, enriching and engaging the public through exhibitions of the highest quality.  As a Hicks Fellow, the student will gain valuable skills and training through this curatorial internship, which includes museum administration, archival, education, and special programs. The Hicks Fellow will also receive a $2,400 stipend for the year and can earn up to 4 hours of academic credit for this experience through Rollins’ Academic Internship Program.

The Hicks Fellowship is open to all third and fourth year undergraduate Rollins students in the A & S and CPS programs, as all majors are strongly encouraged to apply.  For this fellowship, students are required to work an entire academic year at the museum, and special consideration will be given to students with at least two years remaining at Rollins.  The position also requires a consistent weekday schedule and some weekend and evening availability.
 

Applicants must submit a resume, a written statement of interest, a writing sample (such as a term paper), and one faculty recommendation letter.  The selection committee will review all applications, and finalists will be contacted for an interview during the week of April 22nd.  


Applications must be submitted to the Curator for the Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Jonathan F. Walz, Ph.D at jfwalz@rollins.edu by 5:00 pm on Monday, April 15th.  Please contact Dr. Walz directly for any questions about the Hicks Fellowship or the Cornell Fine Arts Museum.


Description

The Fred W. Hicks III Fellowship at the Cornell Fine Arts Museum provides in-depth training for advanced undergraduate students interested in gaining professional experience in a museum setting. The Fellow works with staff, especially the Registrar, the Curator, and the Curator of Education, on day-to-day activities and manageable longer-term projects. The experience includes the rare opportunity to research, administer, and implement an exhibition project and its auxiliary programs under the direction of the Curator. The fellowship provides both broad and deep involvement and the Fellow will gain a useful working knowledge of the staff, programs, and functions of the museum as a result. The duties and responsibilities of the position are comparable to those of curatorial assistants at peer institutions.


Organization Description

Rollins College’s Cornell Fine Arts Museum is the only encyclopedic art museum in the Greater Orlando area. As such, CFAM’s collection comprises works of art and objects from antiquity to the twenty-first century. The galleries are dedicated to educating, enriching, and engaging the public through exhibitions of the highest quality.

 

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