University of Utah UMFA Tour Coordinator Assistant in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 04/10/2018

Requisition Number PRN07954N

Job Title Cashier

Working Title UMFA Tour Coordinator Assistant

Job Grade A

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code?

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? No

Standard Hours per Week 19

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Flexible Monday – Friday, some evenings and weekends

Is this a work study job? No

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 01406 - UMFA Education

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 9.00

Close Date

Job Summary

The Utah Museum of Fine Arts is located on the campus of the University of Utah and offers visitors the opportunity to explore over 5,000 years of human creativity with a collection of over 20,000 art objects from classic Greek and Roman antiquities to cutting-edge, contemporary art. Founded in 1914, theUMFAis the state of Utah’s official museum and the University of Utah’s art museum, creating exhibitions and programs to serve a wide array of audiences. TheUMFAtoday is housed in the award-winning Marcia and John Price Museum Building.

UMFAMission: The Utah Museum of Fine Arts inspires critical dialogue and illuminates the role of art in our lives.

This position provides a wonderful opportunity for those interested in gaining experience in both museum and non-profit work. The job involves working alongside the UMFA’s Coordinator of Volunteer and Tour Programs and our dedicated volunteers while assisting in organizing and facilitating our touring calendar. Moreover, this position provides opportunities to meaningfully and creatively contribute to a wide variety of programs managed by the Education and Engagement team. We kindly request responses from candidates interested in a commitment of one year or more.

TheUMFAis committed to promoting diversity and equal opportunity. We encourage applications from people who self-identify as minorities or members of underrepresented groups.


•Schedule, organize, and calendar all tour requests for theUMFA.

•Serve as a liaison between tour groups and docent teams in order to arrange tours, confirm details, communicate requests, and answer questions.

•Participate in greeting docents, providing tour supplies, and helping to ensure that docents are prepared to give tours.

•Assist with special events, classes, training sessions, and curriculum for volunteers and docents.

•Update programs and tour databases and provide statistics/reports to internal or external parties as needed.

•Participate in all-staff meetings, departmental projects, and museum-wide events (as needed).

•Contribute ideas and input to the Education and Engagement team via team meetings, brainstorming, and collaborative projects.

•Assist with our Third Saturday Family Art Making program once per month (approx. 4 hours each time).

Minimum Qualifications

Six months cashiering experience, basic mathematical skills, and demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills required. Word processing and spreadsheet skills may be preferred for certain positions.

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


•Detail orientated with strong organizational abilities.

•Excellent writing skills.

•Creativity and problem solving.

•Database, Outlook, Excel; can manage multiple events/calendars.

•Comfortably multitasks and meets deadlines.

•Collaborative working style; team player.

•Communicates well with diverse groups of people.

•Awareness of the impact art has on our lives and cultures.

•Sensitivity to differences within our community and a commitment to our institution’s aim to serve as an inclusive space.

•Arts, education, or community outreach experience a plus!

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to applicants, consistent with University policy and Utah state law. To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801) 581-7447.

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