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Student Positions: Spring 2018

The OSU Museum of Art has two student positions open for the spring 2018 semester (details below).  

 

SPRING 2018 COLLECTIONS STUDENT ASSISTANT

This 15-hour a week position is open to any student enrolled at Oklahoma State University. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual to work closely in an art museum setting. Under the supervision of the Registrar and Collections Manager the Student Assistant will handle, examine, research artworks as well as learn archival techniques and secure works of art for both storage and display. This position pays $8.00 per hour and is for the spring 2018 semester, which begins January 8 and ends May 4, 2018. Must have the availability to work at least 3 hours in a row.

The OSU Museum of Art is located at 720 S. Husband Street in downtown Stillwater, and all applicants must have access to transportation to and from the museum.

This position provides training in a professional visual arts environment, contributing to a student’s career development. Student assistant will learn how to creatively solve problems, work under tight deadlines, and improve his/her communication and teamwork skills in a professional work setting. Candidates should be self-motivated, detail orientated, able to work independently, and willing to learn standard museum practices.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in documenting a recent donations of 730 works on paper
  • Write detailed notes relating to the physical condition of artwork
  • Follow basic museum registration processes
  • Work with this collection as it relates to physically moving and conducting inventory
  • Scan or take photographs of artwork
  • Assist in cataloging this collection by using a computer database
  • Other works related to collections

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent organizational skills and an eye for details
  • Strong computer skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Courses in art history and/or art
  • Able to lift a minimum of 30 lbs.
  • Able to stand for long periods of time
  • Use stepladders
  • Previous experience on handling museum, archives, or library collections a plus

 


 

SPRING 2018 PREPARATOR STUDENT ASSISTANT

This 10-hour a week position is open to any student enrolled at Oklahoma State University. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual to work closely in an art museum setting. This position is directly supervised by the Preparator. Preparator Student Assistant has the opportunity to learn about the process of planning, design, and installing museum exhibitions. This position will be required to undergo training related to the safe handling of artwork. This position pays $8.00 per hour and is for the spring 2018 semester, which begins January 8 and ends May 4, 2018. Must have the availability to work at least 3 hours in a row.

The OSU Museum of Art is located at 720 S. Husband Street in downtown Stillwater, and all applicants must have access to transportation to and from the museum.

Responsibilities include: 

  • assist the preparator in all tasks related to the design and installation of an art exhibition
  • assist with gallery construction
  • assist with storage, transportation, preparation, and installation of artwork
  • assist with the safe handling of artwork of all media

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • demonstrated experience with hand/power tools, using a tape measure
  • demonstrated experience patching and painting walls
  • ability and willingness to work from heights up to 20 feet
  • manual dexterity
  • ability to lift and carry 50 pounds
  • ability to stand for long periods of time
  • previous experience handling artwork or valuable objects is a plus
  • excellent organization skills and an eye for details
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • experience with SketchUp and Adobe Creative Suite is a plus