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Northwest Missouri State University

Student Employment Program - Job Description

Job Title

Gallery Attendant


Fine and Performing Arts

Job Description

To provide supervision and security for art exhibits; Attend gallery openings/receptions and slide lectures; Provide general information about the art exhibit and guest artist to gallery visitors; Assist with clerical duties of department as needed; Other duties as assigned


  • Utilize effective oral communications when answering questions

Critical/Creative Thinking and Problem Solving:

  • Ability to identify, evaluate and record/solve discrepancies in slide collection information in order to ensure consistent and accurate data entry


  • Use of basic computer software

Self-Directed Learning:

  • Work unsupervised

Competence in a Discipline:

  • Fundamentals of art or humanities

Personal/Social Development:

  • Exhibit professionalism and courtesy
  • Exhibit positive customer relations skills

Team Work/Team Leading:

  • Work cooperatively with other gallery attendants to provide assistance to gallery guests during the weekly gallery schedule


  • Have ability to work with diverse on and off campus populations

Cultural Enrichment:

  • Obtain general knowledge of art and artists.


Art majors or minors preferred; Gallery work schedule is shared between three to four employees in order to cover the gallery open hours, which are: Tuesday-Sunday 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Must attend scheduled guest artist lectures; Must show an interest in gallery exhibits and a pleasant attitude toward greeting gallery guests; Punctuality and dependability is critical; Able to work independently; Available hours may be adjusted as needed for changes in exhibit schedules.

Wage Rate


Hours Available

20 hours shared between Employees

Start Date

January 12, 2015

Application Deadline

December 22, 2015; Please complete the attached application.


Nikki Hackett, Office Manager




Contact the Supervisor to apply for this position. Apply for positions for which you meet the qualifications.