Museum Attendant

Museum Attendant

  • 528000
  • Valdez, Alaska, United States
  • On Campus
  • Temporary
  • Temporary Staff Grade 73
  • UAA Prince William Sound College

Do you enjoy interacting with many different types of people? Do you like to share your love of Alaska? If so, this may be the perfect job for you. As a museum attendant, you'll create a welcoming environment for our guests, generating retail sales and enhancing the museum experience. This position requires friendly customer service, a knowledge of or excitement for the diversity of Alaska's cultures, natural resources, and history. Strong ability in verbal communication and some cash handling experience required.

The Museum Attendant is a representative of the Maxine and Jesse Whitney Museum and Prince William Sound College. The responsibilities of this position include maintaining and presenting the collection to the public, encouraging public and students' interest in the natural and cultural history of Alaska, and assisting in the day-to-day operations of the Whitney Museum. The position is seasonal and will operate from May 5, 2024 to September 5, 2024.

This role is ideal for someone with an interest in Alaska's natural and cultural history. You will be representing a unique collection of Alaskan history to a visiting public from around the world. Enthusiasm for history as well as a gift for storytelling are welcome attributes. A willingness to engage public questions and an attentive responsibility to the care of the collection are also highly encouraged.

Minimum Qualifications:

High school graduation or equivalent.

Position Details:

This position is located on the Prince William Sound College campus in Valdez, Alaska. This is a part-time, non-exempt temporary staff position. 

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until a successful candidate is identified.

*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction. Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.


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.


UA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, educational institution and provider and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination.


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


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


If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Casey Frahm HR Coordinator, at cefrahm@alaska.edu.


*Each university within the University of Alaska system publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report which contains information regarding campus safety and security including topics such as: campus law enforcement authority; crime reporting policies; campus alerts (Timely Warnings and Emergency Notifications); fire safety policies and procedures; programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking; the procedures the University will follow when one of these crimes is reported; and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in On-Campus Student Housing Facilities; in Noncampus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University or a recognized student organization; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus.  The report also contains fire statistics for any fires occurring in an On-Campus Student Housing Facility during the three most recent calendar years.  

Access to the reports is available at:

UAA: (Addresses Anchorage campus, Aviation Technology Complex, JBER - Elmendorf Extension, JBER - Richardson Extension, Kenai Peninsula College - Kachemak Bay campus, Kenai Peninsula College - Kenai River campus, Kodiak College, Kodiak High School Extension, Matanuska-Susitna College, Prince William Sound College, and Prince William Sound College - Cordova Extension) Online: https://www.uaa.alaska.edu/students/safety. Request a paper copy in person: UAA Police Department Office at Room 114 of Eugene Short Hall on the Anchorage campus / UAA Dean of Students Office at Room 122 of Rasmuson Hall on the Anchorage campus. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-786-1120 or police@uaa.alaska.edu / 907-786-1214 or uaa_deanofstudents@alaska.edu

UAF: (Addresses Fairbanks Campus, Bristol Bay Campus, Chukchi Campus, Community and Technical College, Kasitsna Bay Campus, Seward Marine Center, Tok Campus, Kuskokwim Campus, and Northwest Campus) Online: https://www.uaf.edu/orca/files/ASFSR.pdf. Request a paper copy in person: UAF Office of Rights, Compliance and Accountability on the 3rd Floor of Constitution Hall. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-474-7300 or uaf-orca@alaska.edu.

UAS: (Addresses the Juneau Auke Bay Campus, Juneau Technical Education Center, Sitka Campus, & Ketchikan Campus) Online: https://uas.alaska.edu/equity-and-compliance/docs/clery/UAS_ASFSR.pdf. Request a paper copy in person: Hendrickson Building, Suite 202 on the Juneau campus. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-796-6371 or emailing uas.clery@alaska.edu.

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