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Student Specialist

Apply now Job no: 500627
Department: Art Museum
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Student
Categories: Office, Clerical, Administrative Support, Skilled Trades, Research, Scientific, Library, Other

Job Title:

Student Specialist



Duration of Appointment:

9-12 months

Hours per Week: 

10-12 hours

Job Summary:

The Student Specialist as the McClure Textile Fellow will spend approximately 260 hours on site at Miami University Art Museum working to inventory, organize, catalog and digitize selected textiles housed in MUAM’s collections storage. The Student Specialist will be supervised by the Collections Manager/Registrar at Miami University Art Museum. This position is supported through the Jerry W. and Frances McClure Fund for Preservation of the Textile Collection at the Miami University Art Museum.

This is a paid fellowship position offering enrolled Miami University undergraduates and graduate students of disciplines including but not limited to Art, Art History, Art Education, Fashion, History, Anthropology, Museum Studies, Material Culture Studies, the opportunity to work in a mid-size, collecting institution and engage and experiential learning surrounding the documentation, administration and care of an eclectic collection of textiles ranging from African mud and kente cloth, Navajo rugs, late 19th-mid 20th century African, Middle Eastern, East Asian, European, Central and South American as well as American clothing. The student will contribute to a survey report of the textiles collections which will benefit the Art Museum and its future collections management and planning.

Work assignments require advanced knowledge, skills, or abilities.
Some independent judgment or initiative.
A considerable knowledge of the work process as obtained through on-the-job training.
May require a significant amount of physical exertion, adverse hour, or working conditions.

Museum collections management skills gained will include object handling (i.e. textiles), labeling, cataloging; inventory procedures; condition reporting; storage container creation/organization; and digital resource administration. This position may be eligible for academic credit (up to 6 credit hours).

Essential Duties:

Documentation of museum collection objects.
Handling of museum collection objects.
Data and digital resource management (text and image).
Preparation of written reports.

Minimum Qualifications: Must be an enrolled Miami University student for the duration of the Fellowship period.
Must be able to take direction from staff and complete projects with minimal supervision. Good communication skills are necessary due to a team working environment. Tasks performed in a timely and accurate manner. Attention to detail.
Special Instructions to Applicants: Please include in your application the following:
Cover letter
List of References (x2)
EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:
Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.
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A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact or (513) 529-3560.

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