Apply now for the 2021-2022 Museum of Art- Gallery Attendant
Job Description during COVID 19 Operations
Job Title: Gallery Attendant
Hours: 4-6 hours per week and/or dependent on the perimeters of the work-study award and the student’s class schedule
Classification: Work-study, hourly position
Reports to: Exhibitions and Collections Manager
Position Purpose: Gallery Attendants at the Museum of Art provide security for the art exhibited in the Museum, assist visitors and Museum staff as requested, and answer basic exhibitions and program questions.
AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY AND DUTIES
1. Provide front line security for art objects on exhibit
2. Enforce established visitor rules according to UNH Covid-19 Roadmap
3. Greet visitors, log attendance, record classes and groups visiting the Museum, and provide customer services
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 on-site and remotely as requested
6. Perform other duties as requested
7. Perform cleaning duties according to UNH Covid-19 Roadmap
1. Must have a work-study grant of no less than $1,500.00 per year.
2. Responsible, mature, and self-directed college student with good communication skills.
2021-2022 Museum of Art Fellowship application is now closed.
The Museum of Art Fellowship is awarded to three full-time studio art or art history majors who have demonstrated outstanding performance. The fellowship includes hourly pay for 225 hours per semester and a portion of in-state tuition. 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
The mission of the Museum of Art is to support student learning and faculty instruction through first-hand study of works of art. To achieve this, the Museum organizes nine exhibitions annually and presents a variety of educational programs open to the campus and local community: lectures, gallery talks, demonstrations and workshops, concerts, and cultural excursions. The Museum is also a venue for special events organized by other university offices.
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 in 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 (cataloging, 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.
Conduct art historical and provenance research on objects in the Museum’s permanent collection, assist with exhibition development and review exhibition proposals.
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.
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.
The following are due Friday, March 26, 2021 by 4PM
- Museum Copy of Art Department Scholarship/Fellowship application
- Museum of Art Questionnaire
- Please read ALL information carefully so required materials are completed accurately and in a timely manner. In addition to the application, all candidates must schedule an interview, complete a Skills Assessment test and attach a writing sample. Return all materials to the Museum of Art mailbox in the Art Department Office.
- If you are chosen from the pool of applicants you will be contacted by the Museum for an interview. Due to covid-19, interviews will be conducted via Zoom.