Museum Attendant - Student Assistant

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Classification:Student Assistant C
Grade:Student C
Work type:Student Employee
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:UA Museum of the North
Location: Fairbanks
Categories: Arts/Museum

Position Summary:

Love talking with people? Enjoy being part of a tight-knit and hardworking team? Join the energetic and outgoing Visitor Services staff at the UA Museum of the North! We are specifically seeking student employees who are available to work 10 AM to 6 PM. Weekday and weekend shifts available. $11.75 per hour.


The UA Museum of the North Visitor Services department is looking for a few outgoing people to join our customer service team. UAMN sees thousand of visitors every year, and our Visitor Services team works to make every visitor feel welcomed and every visit a positive experience.

**We are specifically seeking student employees who are available to work the winter season (September through May).**

Prior customer service and cash handling experience preferred. A background in retail sales is helpful but not required. 

The successful candidate job duties will include, but are not limited to:

* Working knowledge of Word and point of sale systems.
* Sales and customer service experience.
* Ability to work cooperatively.
* Ability to speak in front of groups of people.
* Ability to maintain a positive attitude.
* Ability to lift 40 pounds.

Work hours are 10 AM through 6 PM Wednesday through Sunday and subject to change. Applicants must be willing to work a varied schedule and occasionally put in additional hours as special events require. 

APPLICATION PROCESS: Please include a resume and contact information for three professional references. If you need assistance applying for this position, please contact Emilie Nelson with the UA Museum of the North at (907) 474 6443.  Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application and screening process should contact the UAF Human Resources Office at 907-474-7700.

NOTICE: Students must maintain enrollment and regular attendance for a minimum of at least 6 undergraduate credit hours or 6 graduate credit hours to be exempt from FICA (Social Security and Medicare) tax. A credit hour load below the minimum required for full-time student status will require the withholding of FICA tax (non-resident aliens on an appropriate visa who meet student employment criteria will continue to be exempt from FICA regardless of credit hour load). While in a student position, a student cannot hold any other type of simultaneous employment with the university. 

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:


Pursuant to Board of Regents’ Policy 04.01.055.B, temporary, extended temporary, adjunct, student, casual labor, regular new hire probationary employees and those positions designated by the president as officers and senior administrators of the university are employed at-will.

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace.

University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free. 

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

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