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FWS Summer 2022, Art Museum Assistant

Lexington, KY 40507
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Job Title FWS Summer 2022, Art Museum Assistant
Requisition Number DU09355
Department Name 1B531:Federal Work Study
Work Location Lexington, KY
Salary Range $8.50/hour
Type of Position Student
Position Time Status Part-Time
Required Education
Must be enrolled as UK student
Required Related 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.
Required License/Registration/Certification
Physical Requirements
May include lifting/pulling objects and sitting/standing for long periods of time.
5-10 hours per week
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. 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.

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

 The University of Kentucky, College of Fine Arts thrives because we serve and honor individuals and communities with unique and distinct voices. The College intentionally supports an authentic environment of diversity, equity, and inclusion through artistic programming and curricula that https://finearts.uky.edu/at explore and celebrate the experiences of those voices. Because we believe that the arts are essential to the life of the individual and the community, we actively facilitate wide-ranging creative expression among our faculty, staff, and student artists and commit to inclusivity in our hiring and recruiting of faculty, staff, and students. In alignment with our DEI commitment, we welcome and invite applicants who have a deep interest in advancing this mission and those who possess the skills and experience for this work. As a member of the state’s flagship institution, we pledge to ensure that our campus is a place where differences are welcomed and valued, different perspectives are respectfully heard, and where every individual feels a sense of belonging and inclusion. Visit our website: https://finearts.uky.edu/

Given the COVID-19 pandemic, and the need to protect our university community including our students, staff, faculty and visitors, the University of Kentucky is requiring COVID-19 vaccination for all new hires and rehires. Prior to the first day of employment, all new hires and rehires must submit appropriate documentation showing, i) completion of the first vaccination against COVID-19, or ii) completion of the full vaccination series against COVID-19, or iii) approved exemption (medical contraindications or a sincerely held religious belief) through the formal exemption process from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement. For those who have completed the first vaccination against COVID-19 prior to their first day of employment, the second vaccination (if applicable) must be completed following the vaccination recommended schedule to be considered fully vaccinated. 
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
Deadline to Apply 12/31/2022
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.
Posted: 2022-08-31 Expires: 2022-12-30

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UK offers fulfilling careers in diverse fields supporting our teaching, research and health care missions. We also offer a compelling benefits package, including a generous retirement savings match and a supportive work environment distinguished by a respect for the unique work-life needs of every individual. Our culture of learning also provides tremendous support and resources for ongoing education, training and development. 

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