Job and Fellowship Opportunities for Students

2019-2020 Fellowship Opportunities at the Museum of Art

The Museum of Art Fellowship is awarded to three full-time studio art or art history majors who have demonstrated outstanding performance. In return for in-state tuition the fellowship student will report to the Museum of Art a total of 225 hours/semester (avg. of 15 hours/week­–some weeks only 8 hours other weeks as many as 20). During exhibition installations, students will increase their hours. Applicants must be available for up to 24 hours the week before the start of classes, both fall and spring semesters. Transportation and housing are not provided. Applicants must have good communication skills, an interest in gallery or museum work, and basic research skills. Applicants should be at least 20 years old and have a valid driver’s license. A minimum 2.8 GPA is required.

The Museum of Art Fellowship Description

The Museum of Art Fellowship provides students hands-on professional experience in an academic museum on the flagship campus of the University of New Hampshire.  Fellowship students will gain practical experience is five core areas of study:

Responsibilities may include:

1.    Exhibition Coordination and Preparation

       Assist with installation of exhibitions (preparing galleries, painting, patching, and reconfiguring temporary wall partitions), preparing works of art for display (matting, cutting glass/plexi, framing, hanging), matting and mounting display labels, assist with lighting, picking up, packaging and delivering works of art, inventory installation materials, and maintenance of museum and storage areas.             

2.   Collections Management

       Learn proper handling methods and storage conditions for works of art, assist with accessioning procedures (cataloguing, documenting, and object marking), be familiar with Museum security, monitor collection during faculty/student use, and understand collecting ethics guidelines for works of art and ethnographic materials, assist with management of digital surrogates.

3.    Curatorial

       Conduct art historical and provenance research on objects in the Museum’s permanent collection, assist with exhibition development, and review exhibition proposals.

4.    Education

       Assist with the planning and implementation of educational programs, learn how to write interpretive materials (labels, newsletter articles, gallery guides), give public presentations/gallery talks for temporary exhibitions and assist with group tours. Represent the department and or the museum, as student ambassadors, at department or museum events. Fellows may also be called on to mentor prospective students at admission events. Fellowship students will be required to be available for some evenings and weekends.

5.    Marketing and Publicity

       Assist with the preparation and distribution of Museum marketing collateral, both in print and digitally (press-releases, exhibition postcards, posters, flyers, social media postings). Learn arts publicity sources both on and off campus. Network with peers to promote Museum of Art events.

Expectations

Fellowship students will be evaluated mid-year and at the end of their fellowship based upon their academic and technical performance and their personal qualities. A copy of the evaluation form will be provided by the museum.  Fellows are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times while working at the Museum. They are expected to maintain a regular schedule and record their hours on a timesheet. Poor performance, frequent tardiness, and unapproved absences are grounds for discipline and possible termination of the fellowship. A lapse in security, improper behavior or handling that results in damage to a work of art, or museum property may also lead to the termination of the fellowship and the repayment of tuition benefits to the university.

2019-2020 Fellowship applications 

or applications can be picked up in person outside the Art Department office located in the PCAC.

Applications will be due Thursday, March 21, 2019 by 4PM.


Gallery Attendant Job Description

AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY AND DUTIES

  1.     Provide security for the material exhibited in the Museum of Art by paying close attention to visitors and enforcing the established visitor rules.
  2.     Greet visitors, log attendance, record classes and groups visiting the Museum, conduct visitor surveys, and provide customer services—including giving brief tours of exhibitions to members of the general public and answering general questions.
  3.     On assigned weekends, you will be required to pick up/return the Museum door key from Dispatch at the UNH Campus Police Station. You will be responsible for unlocking and locking the Museum door, disarming and re-alarming the security system, and opening/closing the Museum.
  4.     Perform daily floor checks and report security and other issues—such as missing art, projectors/monitors not working, burned out light bulbs, or labels that have fallen off the wall or pedestals.
  5.     Assist staff members with projects as requested such as—preparing the Museum for opening receptions, setting up/breaking down chairs for programs, housekeeping issues, and trash bag removal.
  6.     Willingness to substitute for other Gallery Attendants who are sick or have an unplanned scheduling conflict.
  7.     Perform other duties as requested.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  1.     Work four opening receptions during the academic year that are scheduled either on Thursday or Friday evenings from 6:00-8:00 pm.
  2.     Work your assigned work shifts through the exam period each semester or find a substitute.
  3.     Work 4-6 weekend shifts during each semester.
  4.     Work a few extra shifts on week nights or weekends for rental events or special programs. Must reply to email requests sent by staff whether you are available to work or not.
  5.     Attend regular staff/training meetings and are expected to learn the material provided. Attendants will be expected to give brief tours of museum exhibitions.
  6.     Willingness to substitute for other Gallery Attendants who are sick or have an unplanned scheduling conflict.

QUALIFICATIONS

  1.     Must have work-study grant of no less than $1,500.00 per year.
  2.     Responsible, mature, and self-directed college student with good communication skills.

Work Study/Student hourly: $7.50

Complete application and mail to Laura.Calhoun@unh.edu or drop off at the Museum with a gallery attendant.

Application