We’re Hiring! Lunder Institute Research and Studio Assistant Roles
Lunder-Buck Internship Program on Art and Environment
The Lunder Institute for American Art and the Buck Lab for Climate and Environment seek one Research and Studio Assistant to work on a project related to the intersection between art and the environment. Throughout the spring semester, the RA will assist an American artist on a Residential Fellowship appointment for the Lunder Institute. This person will focus on the environmental impact of Maine’s Paper Industry through arts-based research.
This interdisciplinary internship program will mentor a student with an interest in Environmental Studies and Art or Art History. Duties will include research on Maine’s pulp and paper industry, conducting site-specific research in central Maine, and studio-based assistance. The project includes hands-on fieldwork related to environmental storytelling and industrial histories.
The RA will work 5 hours per week and report to the Lunder Institute’s Manager of Programs. Ideal candidates are rising sophomores and juniors, with an interest in archival research, art-making, material culture, and experimental ecologies. To apply, please send a cover letter addressing your interests and relevant experience, a resume, and a list of two references as a single PDF to Gabriel Chalfin-Piney. Applications submitted by January 25th will be given review priority.
Lunder Institute Research and Studio Assistant (RA)
The Lunder Institute for American Art seeks one Research and Studio Assistant (RA) to assist artist Julia Arredondo, Lunder Institute Residential Fellow, in her studio and with ongoing artistic projects. The RA will work 5 hours per week and report to the Lunder Institute’s Manager of Programs. The RA will collaborate with the artist on social media takeovers, content strategy and TikTok account setup. Ideal candidates are rising sophomores and juniors, with an interest in marketing for the creative industry with a focus on visual art and DIY media. Interested applicants will be working directly with the artist in her studio at the Greene Block in downtown Waterville—experience with Canva or Photoshop is preferred.
To apply, please send a short cover letter addressing your interests, relevant experience and favorite brands to Gabriel Chalfin-Piney. Applications submitted by January 28th will be given review priority.