Museum Fine Arts - Student Assistant

Museum Fine Arts - Student Assistant

  • 528093
  • Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
  • Student Employee
  • Student Assistant 2
  • UA Museum of the North

The Fine Arts Collection Department at the UA Museum of the North is seeking a Student Assistant to work part time over the summer.

In this position, students will work with the Fine Arts Collection Manager on a variety of tasks, including cataloging collections into the Arctos collections database, assisting with research inquiries, loans, shipment, inventory, labeling, photography, and rehousing of collections, among other tasks.

Preference will be given to applicants with in-depth knowledge of: art, art history, art in Alaska and the circumpolar North, museum studies, humanities and social sciences, and/or material culture.

Ideal applicants will have a genuine interest in art and museum collection management.

To be successful in this role, applicants will possess the following:
- Ability to communicate effectively both in writing and verbally.
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Ability to prioritize varied tasks.
- Ability to work independently with limited supervision and in cooperation with other employees and faculty.
- Basic computer skills and knowledge of basic computer software.
- Ability to lift 40 lb.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please attach a resume, cover letter, and contact information for 3 professional references. To ensure review of your application, please apply by April 21st. Application review will begin April 22nd.

Minimum Qualifications:

Enrollment in a minimum of 6 credits with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0.

Position Details:

This position is up to 20 hours a week during the summer and starts at $14.96 per hour.

*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 Emilie Nelson at (907) 474 6443 or emilie.nelson@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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