Gallery Assistant, Part Time – University of Texas at Austin

Job Posting Title:

Gallery Assistant – Part-Time

Hiring Department:

Jack S Blanton Museum of Art

Position Open To:

All Applicants


Weekly Scheduled Hours:


FLSA Status:


Earliest Start Date:

Nov 25, 2019

Position Duration:

Expected to Continue




Job Description:

Monitor and assist with security of the Blanton Museum of Art collection and displays, and provide a positive visitor experience. Provide friendly, quality information and orientation to visitors during hours of operation and special events.

Job Details:

General Information

Must be available to work evenings and weekends. Hours per week will average between 15 – 19.


  • Provide excellent customer service and maintain a courteous, friendly and informative attitude.

  • Follow security routines in opening and closing the building to include turning the lights on and off, as well as assist in exhibition activation and deactivation.

  • Complete a daily written activity log.

  • Actively participate in training programs to improve knowledge of the museum, security and customer service skills.

  • Assist in conducting crowd control procedures by monitoring and protecting museum visitors, galleries, buildings, equipment, facilities and grounds.

  • Maintain order in assigned areas by addressing inappropriate behavior in a confident, calm and friendly manner.

  • Serve as initial responder in the event of a visitor or other related emergency, contacting a supervisor when appropriate.

  • Report to supervisor any missing or damaged objects or unusual conditions. Report any irregularities as they pertain to building operations, safety or fire hazards during patrol of premises.

Required Qualifications

  • High school graduation or GED.
  • Some guard or security experience in a cultural institution.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to organize and command authority to achieve necessary response in emergency situations.

Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Two years of college level education relating to visual arts.
  • One to three years experience in an art museum or general museum/gallery or major library.
  • Familiarity with the Blanton’s art collection.
  • One year experience using a personal computer.
  • 8-10 months prior experience as a Gallery Assistant in a cultural institution.

Salary Range

$11.01 per hour

Working Conditions

  • Uniforms and/or personal protection equipment (furnished)
  • May work around standard office conditions
  • Use of manual dexterity
  • Climbing of stairs
  • Must be able to stand or walk for long periods of time

Work Shift

  • Variable hours to include evenings and weekends
  • Tuesday through Sunday

Required Materials

  • Resume/CV
  • 3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor
  • Letter of interest

Important: You will be prompted to submit your resume in the first step of the online job application process. Then, any additional Required Materials will be uploaded in the My Experience section; you can multi-select the additional files or click the Upload button for each file. Before submitting your online job application, ensure that ALL Required Materials have been uploaded.  Once your job application has been submitted, you cannot make changes.


Employment Eligibility:

Regular staff who have been employed in their current position for the last six continuous months are eligible for openings being recruited for through University-Wide or Open Recruiting, to include both promotional opportunities and lateral transfers. Staff who are promotion/transfer eligible may apply for positions without supervisor approval.—-

Retirement Plan Eligibility:

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.—-

Background Checks:

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.


Equal Opportunity Employer:

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


Pay Transparency:

The University of Texas at Austin will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.


Employment Eligibility Verification:

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form.  You will be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States.  Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment.  Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university.



The University of Texas at Austin use E-Verify to check the work authorization of all new hires effective May 2015. The university’s company ID number for purposes of E-Verify is 854197. For more information about E-Verify, please see the following:

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