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Exhibitions and Collections Assistant

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

**MUST HAVE WORK STUDY AWARD LETTER IN HAND** Please complete the online application and attach Reference Contact Information. You may optionally attach a Resume and Cover letter.

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job Title Exhibitions and Collections Assistant
Position Type Student
Department Art
Department Web Address www.unr.edu/art
Job Description

ART HISTORY EXPERIENCE PREFERRED, POSITION IDEAL FOR HUMANITIES SCHOLARS

The Exhibitions and Collections Assistant is responsible for providing direct Exhibitions and Collections assistance to the Exhibitions Coordinator of University Galleries. The ideal candidate is an individual open to growing his or her skills with highly developed organizational and communication skills and attention to detail. The student will work under the supervision of the Exhibitions Coordinator and the Director. He or she will receive consistent coaching, but should already have an advanced comfort level with delegating tasks to work study staff, narrating progress, prioritizing, and conducting business with professionalism. This student will act as a role model for all staff as she or he demonstrates best practices in the handling of artwork. It is imperative that this student exercises an intense level of ownership and responsibility for the success of this area of gallery operations.

This position requires 10-12 hours of work a week. Some weeks may have more or less work. This student will meet with the Exhibitions Coordinator for 30 minutes each week and as needed. The Exhibitions Coordinator should be cc’d on all email communications made on behalf of the gallery

Required Qualifications

Some experience in humanities based research is preferred.

Following the training period, this student will:

• Work with Exhibitions Coordinator on exhibition calendar and to do list
• Work with Exhibitions Coordinator to fill out Exhibition Worksheet and Shipping Checklist
• Create Loan records in Past Perfect database and populate them with borrowed-object records
• Create Exhibition records in Past Perfect database and populate them with records of objects included in the exhibition
• Scan and associate loan agreements with Past Perfect database loan records
• Use Past Perfect database to do research
• Create condition reports using provided templates and information from the finalized checklist
• Jointly oversee delivery and unpacking of artwork with Exhibitions Coordinator
• Carrie out condition reports before the exhibition opens and after it closes for each artwork included in the exhibition
• Create incoming receipts for when artwork(s) arrive
• Create outgoing receipts for when artwork(s) leave
• Work with Graphic Design Intern to create wall text and labels using material from the Director and the finalized checklist
• Create mailing labels for crates and/or soft-packed artworks being returned to lenders or forwarded to other venues
• Oversee, with Exhibitions Coordinator, the packing and pick up of artwork
• Cull materials and create exhibition files for archive
• Identify support tasks and delegate them to a team of volunteers and work-study students
• Attend weekly staff meetings

Preferred Qualifications

ART HISTORY OR HUMANITIES RESEARCH PREFFERED

Contact Information for this Position

Prof. Paul Baker Prindle
bakerprindle@unr.edu

Special Instructions to Applicants

MUST HAVE WORK STUDY AWARD LETTER IN HAND

Please complete the online application and attach Reference Contact Information. You may optionally attach a Resume and Cover letter.

Responsible Search Coordinator Paul Baker Prindle
Job Open Date 08/23/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Job Close Date
Search Number 1001686

Student Posting Details

Student Position Type Part Time -- Work Study Only
Job Classification Student Worker II
Term Available Academic Year
Approximate Hours per Week 10
Hourly Wage $12
Number of Openings 1
Note to applicants:

The University of Nevada, Reno is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its students and employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, and sexual orientation, or genetic information, gender identity, or gender expression. The University of Nevada, Reno employs only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Reference Contact Information
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Application/Cover Letter
  2. Resume/CV

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * To qualify for a student position on the UNR campus a student must be enrolled as an undergraduate student, graduate student or graduate special during the fall or spring terms in any academic year. This information will be verified prior to hire. Please select the option that applies to you:
    • I am a current UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT, GRADUATE STUDENT or GRADUATE SPECIAL
    • I am NOT a current UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT, GRADUATE STUDENT or GRADUATE SPECIAL
    • I am an INTERNATIONAL STUDENT who meets the minimum international student employment eligibility requirements
  2. * Do you currently have a financial aid award for work study?
    • Yes
    • No