Opportunities

FEDERAL WORK-STUDY POSITIONS

Federal Work-Study (FWS) Student Positions are available throughout the academic year. Students will work at front desk assisting with visitor services and in the gallery store with customer service. For gallery store, retail experience is preferred but not a requirement. Weekend and evening availability will be needed from time to time.

When available, positions will be listed on the Syracuse University Online Employment Site, under student employment. Please be sure to consult the Financial Aid office to check eligibility and funding available in your account prior to contacting the gallery.

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INSTRUCTIONAL ASSOCIATES

Instructional Associate positions are available each academic year.  Associates are assigned to a staff member/department but overlap in responsibilities with a variety of museum specialty areas.  Currently, the positions focus on collections management, digital archiving, and preparation. Process is highly selective and preference is given to Graduate Students in Museum Studies, Art History and Studio Arts. Each position requires 20 hours per week.

REGISTRATION/ COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT

The Syracuse University Art Galleries seeks a self-motivated, organized and disciplined individual to be a Registration/ Collections Assistant. This individual will assist the Registrar with collection management projects including accessioning incoming objects, condition reports for incoming/outgoing exhibitions, and collection inventory. This position requires a working knowledge of collection and accessioning practices, general art handling knowledge, and experience working with a variety of media in regards to capturing documentation and completing condition reports.  Completion of Museum Studies Course 607 (Collections Management) is preferred.

This position is 20/hours per week, and would have a start date on/around August 15, 2018.
Please submit your resume and cover letter by March 1, 2018.  Qualified applicants will be contacted shortly afterwards for an interview. 

Applications should be addressed to:

Laura Wellner
Registrar
Syracuse University Art Galleries
Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse, NY 13244

Or, submitted digitally to:
lwellner@syr.edu and copy suart@syr.edu

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COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT

The Syracuse University Art Galleries seeks a self-motivated, organized and disciplined individual to assist the Preparator with a variety of collection-based projects. This includes assisting with the installation of museum collections, exhibits, and special projects for the SUArt Galleries at the Shaffer Art Building and occasionally at the  Palitz Gallery at Lubin House in New York City. They will also assist with the Campus Loan Program staging and installing art in University buildings, and preparing works (mat, frame and pack) for the Traveling Exhibition Program. Painting, drywall repair and other carpentry skills are preferred.

This position requires a working knowledge of collection practices, general art handling and framing knowledge, and experience completing condition reports.  Completion of Museum Studies course 607 (Collections Management) and MUS 601 Museum Preparation & Installation, or equivalent experience, is a plus.

This position is 20/hours per week, and would have a start date on/around August 15, 2018.
Please submit your resume and cover letter by March 1, 2018.  Qualified applicants will be contacted shortly afterwards for an interview. 

Applications should be addressed to:

Dylan Otts
Preparator
Syracuse University Art Galleries
Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse, NY 13244

Or, submitted digitally to:
dpotts@syr.edu and copy suart@syr.edu