Miles College Teaching Fellowship (paid)

Call for Applications

Position Overview
The Birmingham Museum of Art is excited to announce a new two-year Teaching Fellowship program in the Department of Learning and Engagement beginning in January 2022. In this program, rising sophomore and junior Miles College students will be employed by the museum and will receive hands-on training to lead gallery tours for school-aged audiences and adult visitors. Our goals for this program are to employ students and provide them with career development training to enter and grow in museum professions.

How Does the Program Work?
During the first semester of the program, students are trained in teaching techniques and art history by BMA curators and educators. They will have assigned reading and research projects to develop their knowledge of the art collection and special exhibitions. During the remaining three semesters, students commit to 10 hours a week to give tours, while also receiving continuing education and meeting as a team. Summer tour opportunities may also be available.

Who Should Apply?
The Teaching Fellowship program at the Museum is designed as a pipeline program to prepare students for careers in the arts. However, students from a variety of majors—History, English, Communications, and Early Childhood Education, among others—can use this opportunity to gain training, skills, and experience to further their careers in humanities research, communication, and teaching. Students will need to be able to commit 10 hours a week and have weekday availability. The ideal candidates will be eager to learn about the arts and comfortable talking to other people in a tour setting.

Students are paid $12.50 per hour for up to 10 hours per week for research and teaching time.

Application Details
Applications will be available beginning Friday, October 22 on our website and are due by midnight on November 20, 2021. We require a letter of interest in the position, a resume, two letters of recommendation (one of which should be from a college professor), and a copy of a current transcript.

Please direct any questions to Rachel White, Director of Learning and Engagement, at

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