Digital Museum Diversity Fellowship Program at the Adirondack Experience

The Adirondack Experience (ADKX) in Blue Mountain Lake, New York invites applicants for its digital summer diversity fellowship program. The museum is dedicated to expanding the public understanding of Adirondack history and the relationship between people and the Adirondack wilderness, fostering informed choices for the future. 


This fellowship program is specially designed for college students from communities that have been historically underrepresented in arts organizations because of educational and economic disadvantage and ethnic background. As the core component of this program, the museum will engage 2 to 3 fellows who are interested in pursuing careers in the museum field. The ADKX offers a unique opportunity for students to learn from professional staff and to develop a better understanding of the range of museum careers that are available to students from all academic disciplines.


Our fellowships are open to students currently enrolled at either a two or four-year undergraduate program. Students must be in their second year of study, at a minimum. Majors from all fields are encouraged to apply.


Over the course of this program, fellows will interact remotely with their supervisors in one of the following departments: curatorial, public programming, and marketing. Fellows will work remotely in the department that best matches their interest to acquire in-depth knowledge and work with departmental staff on a project/projects associated with the museum’s expanding digital engagement and collections access. Examples of current digital programs can be seen here: ADK Online Activities and Featured Collections


Fellows will receive a stipend of $3,000 and will have the opportunity to participate in meetings with senior staff and members of the board of trustees. In addition, mentoring sessions will be arranged between fellows and the museum’s diversity consultants, Dr. Donathan Brown and Cindy Rodriguez. 


Applicants should submit (1) a resume; (2) a one-page cover letter describing their interest in participating in the program, how it furthers their career interests, and any previous efforts to contribute positively toward a diverse culture or community; (3) a current, unofficial transcript, and (4) a letter of recommendation from an instructor, academic advisor, or current or past employer.


Applications must be received by July 3, 2020 and fellows must be available to work full-time for a minimum of eight weeks. Please apply through our application portal.


It is the Adirondack Experience’s policy to provide equal opportunity in employment to all employees and applicants. No person shall be discriminated against in any condition of employment because of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, military or veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender dysphoria, citizenship status, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, domestic violence victim status, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.