1+ months

FWS Museum Gallery Attendant

Lexington, KY 40507
Posting Details

Job Title FWS Museum Gallery Attendant
Requisition Number DU05290
Department Name 8Z241:Federal Work Study
Work Location UK Art Museum, 405 Rose St Lexington, KY 40506-0241
Salary Range 8.25 - $9.60
Type of Position Student
Position Time Status Part-Time
Required Education

Gallery attendants are trained by and report to the Visitor Services Manager. Additional training by other Museum staff as needed.

Required Related Experience

Gallery attendants receive hands-on experience with many aspects of museum practices. They will have opportunities to meet visiting artists and lecturers, assist during events, and have access to various university/community leaders. This position can help clarify and lead to future jobs, residencies, grants, etc.

Required License/Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Occasional light lifting up to 50 lbs.



Job Summary

Attendants are the first individuals that visitors encounter upon entry, so making people feel welcome and providing information are very important. Key duties include: capturing attendance and demographic information, answering phone calls, providing oversight/security to protect art on view, answering questions (or referring questions to appropriate staff member), providing information regarding exhibitions, programs, events, membership, and the museum in general, event set up and tear down, assisting full-time staff as needed, and promotional material distribution.

Gallery attendants must be prompt, professional, reliable, good listeners, friendly, and have excellent communication skills. The position requires a willingness to learn visual literacy and interpretation skills; how to do curatorial research and condition reporting and installation/uninstalling procedures. To be active on the UK campus and Lexington community is a definite plus.

For more information, please contact Lyndi Vandeursen, (859) 257-8164, lyndi.vandeursen@uky.edu

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities


Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience

Fine Arts major/minor preferred, but not required.

A student in pursuit of a degree in art, art history, arts administration, or similar field of study is preferred, but not required.

Deadline to Apply 08/18/2019
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: 2019-05-02 Expires: 2019-09-08

Career Employment at UK

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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