Job and Fellowship Opportunities for Students

Art Camp is Hiring ! 
Art Camp Instructor 
Job Description

Job Title: Summer Camp Art Instructor (grade 2 through grade 12), Day camp
Classes are grouped -2-3 grade class together, 4-5 grade together, 6-8 grades together and 9-12 grades together. Class size is max 15 students.
Hours: 3-hour teaching sessions (9am-noon and/or 1-4pm), 2 weeks, July 13-17, July 20 24, 2020,(Mon –Fri)
Classification: Casual Exempt (Seasonal)
Reports to: The position generally would report to the Education and Communications Manager, Museum of Art, University of NH
Position Purpose:
To develop and deliver visual arts lessons and projects which are safe, fun, and appropriate to students’ age and abilities. Assist in the management of the art studio and related equipment and supplies. Provide a quality art program in specific medium (digital photography, printmaking, drawing, painting, ceramics, woodworking instructors needed)
Essential Job Functions:

  • Develop and deliver art projects and lessons that are appropriate for the age and ability of the students
  • Design and deliver lesson plans that meet strong art education curricula outcomes: creativity & innovation, critical thinking and problem solving, communication, and collaboration, and meet the abilities of the students
  • Evaluate abilities of students
  • Design projects in the specific art medium and use the art resources most efficiently
  • Provide lessons that introduce or reinforce the art elements, design principles, and contemporary art making strategies
  • Ensure that students are aware and follow safety and educational procedures
  • Assist in the implementation training for students in best practices for handling equipment, tools and handling/disposing of materials
  • Ensure students follow safety procedures when using equipment, tools and materials
  • Assist in the management and care of the facilities and equipment in arts studios

Maintain the arts equipment (if applicable) in the assigned studio. This includes: printing presses and printing equipment, digital lab equipment and printers, easels, wood shop equipment and tools, and ceramic equipment pottery wheels, kilns, certain clay and glazes and molds.
Ensure the security of equipment and art supplies
Conduct a daily check of the area and equipment for safety and cleanliness
Maintain all studios free of hazards and debris
Maintain cleanliness of art studio
Other Job Duties:
If applicable, complete all kiln firings for ceramic projects, digital photography prep or cleanup.

  • Install all completed projects throughout the week in designated areas to prepare for the end of the week “art opening” reception(s)
  • Participate enthusiastically in “art opening” reception(s). These will be held on the last day of each week (Friday July 17 and Friday, July 24,). Art opening reception(s) will be held during the last hour of each session (11:30am-noon and 3:30-4pm.)
  • Meet and greet parents and families during art opening reception(s).
  • Sign-out each student to appropriate guardian on Friday July 17 and Friday, July 24 at art opening reception(s).
  • Return all student artwork at each art opening reception(s).
  • Clean studio and return all art supplies and forms to the Museum on the last day of art camp Friday, July 17 and Friday, July 24.

Qualifications (Minimum qualifications and experience)
College degree required, arts education or fine arts, preferred. K-12 Certification a plus
Documented experience in arts instruction or documented training and experience
Mature, creative, and strong commitment to children’s education
Ability and desire to work with children, ages 7-18
Certification in first aid and CPR desirable 
Knowledge Skills and Abilities:
Training and experience in teaching arts K-12 or college level.
Experience designing lessons and curricular lessons in specified media 
Physical Aspects of the Position:
Ability to communicate and work with groups (age and skill levels) and provide necessary instruction to all students.
Ability to observe student behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques.
Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity.
Ability to maintain constant supervision of students when moving between the museum and service building 
Some physical requirements of an arts education position could be endurance including standing, some bending, stooping, and stretching. Requirement for eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity to make projects and assist students. Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare, and communicate appropriate student activities/program.
The University of New Hampshire is committed to providing a safe environment for all persons, including but not limited to children, and to prevent abuse, neglect and crimes against children. All UNH Staff Serving Minors with unsupervised access to children shall be required to attend job specific training on child safety, and shall be subject to periodic criminal records checks.
To apply:
Please submit resume, examples of lesson plans and art projects as well as 3 references to or mail to:
University of NH
Museum of Art
Paul Creative Art Center
Attn: Sara Claflin, Education and Communications Manager
30 Academic Way
Durham, NH 03824

Apply now for 2020-21 Academic Year!

Gallery Attendant Job Description


  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.


  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.


  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 or drop off at the Museum with a gallery attendant.




Application process for Fellowship opportunities are closed. 

2020-21 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.


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.

Applications will be due Thursday, March 27, 2020 by 4PM. 

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