To fill this student position, the Cornell Fine Arts Museum is looking for a responsible and dedicated team player who is creative, yet grounded. The Museum Assistant Work Study student will have the chance to take on the following roles in the museum based on specific need:
Curator of Education Assistant
–help get materials ready for K-12 school tours
–shadow docents and possibly learn to give school tours of museum exhibitions
–possibly help with CFAMilies, Halloween Howl, Holiday Fun Fest, Winter Park Arts festival
Front Desk Receptionist
–greet visitors when they come into the museum and process admissions on register
–ring up shop purchases on register
–assist Registrar and Collectons Manager for specialized projects as needed
Donor and Guest Relations Liaison Assistant
–assist in processing memberships
–clean museum shop
–assist in shop inventory
–help set up for special shop sales events (Holiday Open House, Receptions, etc.)
The student will also be posting flyers and notifications around campus for museum events, and updating received mailings with correct staff contact information.
Minimum Qualifications/Special Skills
Preferred Qualifications/Special Skills
- Able to meet deadlines
- Above-average attention to detail
- Must be able to work a minimum of 9 hours per week. These hours must consist of 3-5 consecutive hours, 2 to 3 days per week. The hours must be worked during museum staff hours of 8:30-5:00 weekdays.
- Must be punctual and consistent.
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Word and Excel applications preferred
- Basic knowledge of Photoshop or photo editing/graphics (image cropping, image formats, scanning experience) greatly preferred
- Availability to work during school closure periods a big plus.
May at times be asked to help move large objects (under 50 lbs).
Working in an outdoors environment may be required at times if helping the Education Curator for CFAMilies or other educational activities.
Job Begin Date
Job End Date
Scheduled Work Hours
Cornell Fine Arts Museum
- minimum 9 hours per week during the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
- 3-5 consecutive hour increments over 2-3 days per week.
The Cornell Fine Arts Museum is located in the building next to the Art Department at the end of Holt Avenue on Lake Virginia.
The richly diverse art collection of the Cornell Fine Arts Museum boasts more than 5,000 works and is recognized as one of the largest and most distinguished collections in Florida.
While the Cornell Fine Arts Museum has always played a vital role in the community, the past decade has reflected extraordinary growth as notable works from the collection have been publicly viewed for the first time, and more than 700 new works have been acquired by donation or purchase.