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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 such as Studio demonstration set up, Exhibition installation, pack and unpack art work, and search for visiting artist. 


  • 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

10 Hours

Start Date

September 8, 2015

Application Deadline

Until Filled; Please complete the attached application.


Nikki Hackett/ Bobby Tso




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