2014–2015 Fred W. Hicks III Fellowship

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE



April 11, 2014


The Cornell Fine Arts Museum (CFAM) at Rollins College  is now accepting applications for its 2014-15 Fred W. Hicks Fellowship. 


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.  The position involves a consistent weekday schedule and some weekend and evening availability.
 

Applicants must submit a résumé, a written statement of interest (one page), 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 of the Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Amy Galpin, Ph.D at agalpin@rollins.edu by 5:00 pm on Monday, April 21, 2014.  A selection committee will review all applications and finalists will be contacted for an interview.

Please contact Dr. Galpin 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 Curator, Registrar, 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 invovement 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.

 

Please CLICK HERE for a printable description of the 2014–2015 Fred W. Hicks III Fellowship.