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|Job Title||UU Student - Other|
|Working Title||Work Study: Exhibitions Assistant|
|Patient Sensitive Job Code?|
|Type||Non Benefited Staff / Student|
|Standard Hours per Week||1-19|
|Full Time or Part Time?||Part Time|
|Work Schedule Summary||
Monday – Friday, flexible
|Is this a work study job?||Yes|
|VP Area||Academic Affairs|
|Department||00073 - Utah Museum of Fine Arts|
|City||Salt Lake City, UT|
|Type of Recruitment||External Posting|
|Pay Rate Range||12.00|
The Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) at the University of Utah is looking for a highly motivated and well-organized individual to support the Collections and Exhibitions team in an energetic, creative, and supportive environment. The UMFA is committed to diversity and equal opportunity and encourages applications from people who self-identify as minorities or members of underrepresented groups. The Exhibitions Assistant will help to advance the UMFA’s commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility (IDEA) across all aspects of the Museum’s work, and to being a museum where our communities find themselves represented, welcomed, engaged, and heard.
This position will require the student to conduct gallery maintenance and object cleanings on a variety of materials on exhibition. Maintenance includes dusting, vacuuming, and mopping of museum galleries, dusting of art objects, cleaning of plexi-glass cases and other miscellaneous tasks throughout the galleries as needed. Outside of maintenance, the student will assist with preventive conservation tasks throughout the museum, including integrated pest management duties and environmental monitoring duties. In addition to this work, the student will be required to do readings on the materials they will be working with to gain a better understanding of museum best practices for collections care and exhibition maintenance.
This position is ideal for students looking for an opportunity to learn more about museum collections care and preservation, and/or students who may be looking into graduate programs in museum studies, preservation studies, or conservation. The student will have had prior museum/art gallery experience and will be able to commit at least ten hours to the museum weekly. She/he must have the ability to lift 50 pounds from floor to waist and have a moderate level of manual dexterity. Applicants should be dependable, detailed, and willing to work with little supervision.
|Special Instructions Summary|
The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.
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