Job Information

University of Utah UMFA Data Collector in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 01/18/2023

Requisition Number PRN13330N

Job Title Clerk

Working Title UMFA Data Collector

Job Grade B

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? No

Standard Hours per Week 3-19

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

This position requires work hours during museum operating hours (which include day, night, weekday and weekend). It is estimated 10–20 hours per month.

Is this a work study job? No

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00073 - Utah Museum of Fine Arts

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 15.00

Close Date

Job Summary

The Data Collector position works with the Visitor Services and Marketing & Communications departments to collect data from guests to the Utah Museum of Fine Arts ( UMFA ). This work supports the UMFA’s mission by collecting critical information measuring the impact of arts experiences. The primary methods used by the Data Collector will be surveys.

This position requires work hours during museum operating hours (which include day, night, weekday and weekend). It is estimated 10–20 hours per month.


  • Approach museum guests and invite them to participate in a research or evaluation study by responding to a survey or interview
  • Follow the data collection protocol which covers how to approach guests to ensure random sampling, what information to say, and how to track response rates
  • Respond to guest questions to ensure a positive museum experience

Minimum Qualifications

One year of general office experience, or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience); effective communication skills, and a commitment to provide excellent customer service required.

A hiring department may require a minimum typing ability.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


  • Excellent customer service and communication skills
  • Must be comfortable approaching guests for surveys and interviews, and be able to work in and move through public spaces easily for hours at a time
  • Detail oriented
  • Comfort with technology, specifically an iPad/tablet
  • Spanish-speaking a plus
  • Experience working with customers or public-facing positions

Special Instructions Summary

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Physical demands: Position requires working in Museum Galleries for prolonged periods of time. This position requires visual acuity to review written materials.
  • Work Environment: Work will be performed in museum spaces.

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

383 University Street, Level 1 OEO Suite

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


Online reports may be submitted at

For more information:

To inquire about this posting, email: ( or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.