University of Central Oklahoma

  • Gallery Assistant - Student

    Posted Date 5 months ago(7/23/2018 10:30 AM)
    $7.25 - $8.40
    Compensation & Benefits Package at UCO
    N/A for Student Positions
    CFAD Galleries & Museums
    Hours Per Week
    up to 20
    Weeks Per Year
    Weeks Per Year
    Varies, may require evenings and weekend hours.
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    Position Overview

    Perform computer and customer service related duties in an office setting. Typical duties may include but are not limited to: typing, filing, answering telephones, customer service, scheduling appointments, and Microsoft Office experience.

    Department Specific Essential Job Functions

    The College of Fine Arts and Design Gallery Assistant position is designed for students with an interest in the arts, design, and exhibitions.  Gallery Assistants will be responsible for sitting the gallery during regular business hours, monitor an opening during the day or evening, including set up and take down of chairs, tables, and other equipment, assisting the artist in whatever means necessary. These tasks may include: lifting and moving of objects, installing and hanging material, moving pedestals, patch and paint, printing and hanging wall text and labels.


    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES may include the following:


    Melton Gallery Attendant:

    Greet and answer any questions from guests.

    Track daily attendance.

    Maintain general cleanliness of gallery space.

    Complete accurate timesheet and submit for approval in a timely manner.



    Research information on Melton Gallery artists, UCO student organizations, and OKC Metro art organizations.

    Create contact sheets of artists and community partners.


    Audience Engagement:

    Manage Melton social media accounts including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat.

    Post fliers of events and programming around campus bulletin boards.



    Help set-up and tear down for gallery openings and Thursday evening programs.

    Provide assistance for installations and de-installations.


    Other duties as deemed necessary.

    Qualifications/Experience Required

    ENROLLMENT REQUIREMENTS Fall/Spring Semesters All student employees must be enrolled at least half time to be eligible to work any UCO student position. Half time enrollment for Fall/Spring is considered 5 hours for graduates and 6 hours for undergraduates. Summer Semester Undergraduate Work-Study students must be enrolled in 6 hours to work on campus and Graduate Work-Study students must be enrolled in at least 5 hours. All other students must be enrolled in at least 3 hours to work on campus. Students not enrolled in summer classes must be enrolled in Fall classes in order to work on campus, but will be required to pay FICA taxes. If the number of hours needed to graduate is less than the minimum hours required to work, the student must obtain a letter from his/her advisor stating the number of hours needed to graduate. Call Human Resources Dept. for further information.

    Qualifications/Experience Preferred

    Students majoring in art, design, theater, dance, and music preferred.



    Effective oral and written communication skills, and basic interpersonal skills.

    Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to visitors.



    Ability to carry out written or oral instructions.


    Computer Literacy I General Office Equipment:

    Microsoft Word and Excel are a plus.

    Ability to operate facsimile, scanning, and copy machines.

    Physical Demands

    Repetitive movement of hands and fingers - typing and/or writing. Frequent standing, and/or sitting. Occasional walking, stooping, kneeling or crouching. Reach with hands and arms. Visually identify, observe and assess. Ability to communicate with supervisor/students/colleagues. Regular physical attendance required. The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


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