FWS Summer 2021, Art Museum Student Staff-Museum Assistant

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Job Title:

FWS Summer 2021, Art Museum Student Staff-Museum Assistant

Requisition Number:


Department Name:

1B531:Federal Work Study

Work Location:

University of Kentucky Art Museum 405 Rose Street

Salary Range:

$8.25 - $9.60

Type of Position:


Position Time Status :


Required Education:

Must be a currently enrolled UK student and ELIGIBLE FOR FEDERAL WORK-STUDY.

Required Related Experience:


Required License/Registration/Certification:


Physical Requirements:



20-32 hours per week, Tuesday – Saturday.

Job Summary:

The UK Art Museum seeks outgoing and curious students to be part of our team. We produce numerous historical and contemporary art exhibitions throughout the year and are a destination for art lovers of all ages. Our mission is to contribute to the academic goals of UK, as well as provide unique experiences for the citizens of Lexington, Kentucky, and beyond.

We are a small staff of dedicated professionals who want to mentor and empower creative individuals. Student staff members are the first point of contact for visitors, and are responsible for ensuring a safe, informative, and impactful Art Museum experience. Student staff members receive training and professional experience in many aspects of museum practices, including
Visitor and Member Services, Education, Exhibitions, and more.

They will have opportunities to meet visiting artists and lecturers, assist with events, and forge connections with University and community leaders. This position has the potential to boost students toward future jobs, residencies, grants, and other opportunities.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities:

Job Responsibilities:
Welcome visitors and introduce them to the Museum
Track attendance and verify reservations
Promote Museum events and membership opportunities
Act as museum educators and engage visitors in critical discussions
Contribute to Student Membership programming
Serve as Museum ambassadors to the UK campus population
Answer phone calls and visitor queries (or refer to appropriate staff)
Provide protective oversight of art on view
Assist with exhibition installation and de-installation
Conduct gift shop transactions

Job requirements:
Must be professional, attentive, and friendly with visitors of all ages all backgrounds, and
possess excellent communications skills
Incisive visual literacy and interpretation ability
Capable of doing curatorial research
Keen attention to detail for cataloguing and archiving
Hands-on skills for Installation/de-installation of art
Able to engage members of the campus and community
Must be a prompt and reliable team member

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? :


Preferred Education/Experience:

Knowledge of or experience with art, art history, arts administration, or similar field of study is
preferred, but only a desire to engage and learn within these subjects is required

Deadline to Apply:


University Community of Inclusion:

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.




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Job No:
Posted: 4/18/2021
Application Due: 4/21/2021
Work Type: Full Time