Student Employment

The Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum employs over fifty students during the school year in a variety of positions. The student work force is integral to the success of the Museum, and in turn provides students opportunities to gain experience in and an understanding of the day-to-day operations of a museum. Generally, Federal Work Study-eligible students are given preference for paid positions. The positions listed below are only open to currently-enrolled Washington University students.

Museum Attendant

Kemper Museum Attendants make up the majority of the student workforce at the Kemper Art Museum, working in the galleries to provide security for the Museum's permanent and temporary exhibitions. Additionally, Museum Attendants are called upon to convey information about current and upcoming exhibitions and events, as well as general visitor information. Successful candidates will be team-oriented, courteous, punctual, and dependable, and must adhere to the standard of professionalism and customer service at the Museum. Position reports to Security Supervisor. Students with a flexible schedule and a willingness to work evening and weekend hours are preferred. Contact kemperartmuseum@wustl.edu for more information or to express interest in the position.

Facilities/Preparator Assistant

Facilities/Preparator Assistants aid in exhibition design/installation, art handling, and building maintenance. Additionally, Facilities Assistants construct, paint, and repair objects, and perform other duties as assigned. Successful candidates will show initiative and independence, will be reliable, detail-oriented and computer literate, and have the ability to work with minimal supervision. Position reports to Facilities Manager. Hours are scheduled Monday–Friday, between 9a and 5p, and will accommodate student schedules. Contact kemperartmuseum@wustl.edu for more information or to express interest in the position.