University of Connecticut University of UC Title Fallback Connecticut

Arts, Museum, and Theater 322

STUDENT MUSEUM SPECIALIST

Assists faculty and staff in the care and exhibition of works of artistic, historical, and/or scientific value. May be required to:

  • Perform research on upcoming exhibits and related issues
  • Develop, edit, and/or distribute educational materials, exhibition catalogues, and other written documents
  • Assist in the development and execution of workshops and other programming within the museum
  • Communicate information about specific exhibits and museum policies
  • Compile and analyze statistics regarding museum activities
  • Protect collections and ensure safety by monitoring patron activity within the building
  • Classify, sort, mount, and label objects, works, and specimens
  • Display objects in an aesthetically pleasing manner
  • Complete documentation and data entry to catalog and index objects
  • Clean specimens/works as necessary
  • Assist in the training of other student employees
  • Participate in training sessions and staff meetings
  • Perform miscellaneous duties as required

Requirements:

  • Prior experience in a similar position
  • Ability to complete tasks with minimal supervision
  • Ability to operate a computer, phone, two-way radio, etc.
  • Basic computer literacy
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time as needed
  • May need to perform physical duties such as lifting
  • Customer service and communication skills (verbal and written)
  • May need to work nights and/or weekends