Art Studio / The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

Description: Are you a motivated Five-College student interested in art, education, or museum studies looking for an exciting and rewarding job opportunity? Look no further than the Art Studio at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. The Art Studio seeks part-time assistants in the Art Studio who will interact with families and professionals visiting The Museum, participate in Museum-wide events, expand their knowledge about museum and art education, assist with special projects for guests, and help document programs and workshops. Assistants will report to the Art Studio Educators. Daily duties include orienting the guests to the Art Studio space and materials; assisting in the preparation of art materials; and cleaning the space. The Art Studio at The Eric Carle Museum is open to guests of all ages during regular museum hours and supports the mission of the Museum through its Every Day Art and Guided Art Programs that encourage making, appreciating, and thinking about art. All of these activities support the National and Massachusetts Arts Curriculum Frameworks for art education K-12. The rate of pay for this position is $11.00 per hour.

Job Requirements: Five-College students who are artistically minded, outgoing, friendly, have experience working with the public and have Work Study hours as part of their financial aid package are encouraged to apply.  Work hours are flexible to accommodate class schedules; however a regular weekly commitment of 8-10 hours per week for the entire academic year and one weekend shift per week is required. All applicants must consent to a criminal background check.

Application Process: To apply for the Art Studio Work Study Position at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art please submit the following materials electronically to resume, letter of interest, and 2 previous or current employer references with email and phone number where they can be reached (paid or volunteer work accepted). Applications will be reviewed and select interviews conducted on a rolling basis until available positions are filled.

For more information about The Carle and its mission go to

Social Media Coordinator - Five Colleges

Department Name: Five Colleges’ Communications Office

Job Title: Social Media Coordinator

Term/Start Date: September 2016

Job Description: Five Colleges is looking for two energetic and engaged students to join a social media team covering events, programs, and other opportunities throughout the consortium.


  • Work with the social media team to develop an editorial calendar for social media, as well as shaping the tone of the Five College voice via social networks
  • Create regular posts for Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
  • Attend events of interest to the Five College community to take photos and share what is happening on social media
  • Occasionally support office operations with filing and other responsibilities

Approximate Number of Hours: 6


  • Proficiency with Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
  • Online literacy and curiosity, particularly with social media
  • Strong personal initiative to explore what is being done online and apply it in creating opportunities for Five Colleges

Time commitment: Approximately six hours a week. Schedule is flexible, but work will be done at Five College offices in Amherst.

Hourly Wage: $10.00

How to Apply: Send resume and social media post examples to Taliesin Nyala,

Address: 97 Spring Street, Amherst

Application Deadline: Open until position filled.

American Friends Service Committee-Social Justice Intern

Western Massachusetts Office, 2 Conz Street, Suite 2B, Northampton, MA 01060

Job Title: Social Justice Intern 

Job Description: This internship involves supporting the work of a local non-profit conducting social justice organizing in the Pioneer Valley. This entails campaigns and programs regarding military recruitment, non-violent action, nuclear (power and weapon) non-proliferation, economic justice, racial equality, and U.S. foreign policy. Duties and responsibilities involve clerical, programmatic and/or logistical work. Applicant should possess initiative and be able to work with community members.

Approximate Number of Hours: 8-12 hours/week

Requirements: Must have a strong interest in issues of social justice. Basic organizational, computer, and researching skills are necessary. Must have federal work study funding.

Hourly Wage: $11.00

How to Apply:  Email a resume with subject line “internship” to Jeff Napolitano, Director at or call (413) 584-8975



Reader to Reader - Reading Mentor

Department Name: Reader to Reader

Job Title: Reading Mentor

Term/Start Date: September 6, 2016

Job Description: Mentors read and discuss a variety of children and young adult books with public school students using an online forum. Mentors encourage and support students who range from enthusiastic to struggling readers, and may also serve as role models and advice gurus for students going through the college process, learning English, or trying to improve their writing. Outside the forums, mentors have the opportunity to be involved in school visits, book drives, literary initiatives, local community engagement, and assisting with the daily operations of the office. This is a great opportunity for college students interested in literacy, education, and non-profit work.

Approximate Number of Hours: 3-10 hours/week


  • Positive attitude, flexibility, and willingness to be a positive role model
  • Log on to the forums and respond to new posts every day, between 5-10pm
  • Attend a small number of mandatory mentor meetings and trainings/check-ins
  • Enjoy reading and working with kids

Hourly Wage: $11.00 to start

How to Apply: Apply online at An interview will be scheduled based on the application.

Contact Name: Dennis Quinn


Application Deadline: October 7, 2016. Applications after this date will be added to our waitlist in the order they arrive. Waitlisted students will be contacted as soon as a position is open.


Jones Library in Amherst

Agency Name: Jones Library

Job Title: Workstudy Student Assistant

Term/Start Date: ASAP

Job Description: Covering books, reshelving books, typing

Approximate Number of Hours: 8 to 10

Requirements:  Manual dexterity, typing/keyboarding ability

Hourly Wage: $10.00/hour

How to Apply: Email; resume nice but not necessary

Contact Name: Carolyn Platt at

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Amherst Family Center

Amherst Family Center

121 N.Pleasant St.

Amherst, MA 01002

Located in the rear of the Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse. The Meetinghouse is located between Bart's and the Amherst Post Office, and is across from Rao's Coffee.

Nancy deProsse, Coordinator