Employment

Student Employment

Even while the Museum is closed to the public for a major expansion, there are still several opportunities for students 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.

Marketing Assistant
The Marketing Assistant supports the Marketing and Communications Manager in day-to-day communications work, including drafting email newsletters, planning and writing social media campaigns, adding events to local web calendars, designing and posting flyers advertising Museum events, and coordinating with other communications departments. Other work may be assigned as necessary, such as long-form communications writing, brainstorming creative extensions of existing marketing initiatives, and projects for the Education Department.

Successful candidates will be reliable, detail-oriented, organized, and creative. Familiarity with social media platforms and strong written and visual communication skills is required. Proficiency with InDesign and other Adobe Creative Suite tools is a plus. Must be available a minimum of 10 hours a week, Monday through Friday during business hours (9a–5p), and able to work with minimal supervision. Interest in entering the museum field preferred. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter explaining interest in the position and a resume listing prior work and related experiences to kemperartmuseum@wustl.edu.

Registrar Assistant
Registrar Assistants support Registars with office duties related to the coordination of upcoming exhibitions, collection management, and rights and reproductions. Key tasks range from filing, data entry, list making, and scanning or copying archived files and publications to basic research on the collection and other projects as assigned. Registrar Assistants will be afforded the opportunity to learn about the Museum’s permanent collection and play a part in plans for the Museum’s reopening in Fall 2019.

Qualified candidates are students who are reliable, highly organized, attentive to detail, and have excellent writing and computer skills. Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Adobe Suite required, and familiarity with databases is a plus. Flexible schedule of 10─12 hours, Monday through Friday during business hours (9a–5p). Interested applicants should submit a cover letter explaining interest in the position and a resume listing prior work and related experiences to kemperartmuseum@wustl.edu.