University of Utah WORK STUDY: UMFA Exhibitions Assistant in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 05/29/2018

Requisition Number PRN08119N

Job Title UU Student - Other

Working Title WORK STUDY: UMFA Exhibitions Assistant

Job Grade SJ

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code?

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 1-19

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Monday – Friday, flexible

Is this a work study job? Yes

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 9.00

Close Date

Job Summary

The Utah Museum of Fine Arts Collections Department is looking for a work study student to fill the position of Exhibitions Assistant. This position will require the student to conduct gallery maintenance and object cleanings on a variety of materials on exhibition. Maintenance includes dusting and vacuuming of museum galleries, dusting of art objects, cleaning of plexi-glass cases and other miscellaneous tasks throughout the galleries as needed. Outside of maintenance, the student will assist with preventive conservation tasks throughout the museum, including integrated pest management duties and environmental monitoring duties. In addition to this work, the student will be required to do readings on the materials they will be working with to gain a better understanding of museum best practices for collections care and exhibition maintenance.

Job will begin 07/02/2018 and end 12/15/18. If further work-study funding has been awarded, the end date may be extended.


Maintaining galleries.

Assisting with other collection and conservation tasks as needed.

Minimum Qualifications


This position is ideal for students looking for an opportunity to learn more about museum collections care and preservation, students who are interested in conservation work, and/or students who may be looking into graduate programs in museum studies, preservation studies, or conservation. The student will have had prior museum/art gallery experience and will be able to commit at least ten hours to the museum weekly. She/he have the ability to lift 50 pounds from floor to waist and have a moderate level of manual dexterity.

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.