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25 Jul 2018

Art Museum Assistant-Part Time

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Job Description

The Museum Assistant supports the Phillips Museum’s professional staff with the ongoing work of the Museum and the Winter Fine Arts Center. The Museum Assistant is part of a staff of six that ensures the Phillips Museum of Art and its presence in the Winter Fine Arts Center is central to campus life and the academic program as well as its outreach to the greater Lancaster community. The position supports the Museum’s professional staff with ongoing and various work of the museum’s mission. Support includes assisting in collections and classes being taught in the museum, curatorial research, exhibition planning, programming and installation. Acts as a liaison and “traffic” with the communications department and assists in museum’s production work such as design, print and online materials and social media channels. Assists in the oversight of the student museum aids and assistants and supervises the museum’s social media museum aide.  The position assists the Assistant Director and Collections Manager on permanent collection projects supporting its care and conservation. The position assists the Exhibition Designer and Preparator in preparing the galleries for exhibition and for their maintenance and physical care. Under the Exhibition Designer and Preparator’s supervision: packs, unpacks and assists in transporting artwork as needed. 

Part-time members of the Franklin & Marshall College professional staff enjoy access to all College facilities, including dining venues to suit all tastes, free access to recreation and fitness facilities for the employee dependent family members, free access to College libraries, plus free or reduced access to most College performances, lectures, and events, on-site professional development workshops, and health and wellness activities.  Discounts are available on Lancaster YMCA memberships, long-term care insurance, and the campus bookstore.  Medical benefits are not available to part-time employees.


A bachelor’s degree in a related field (Art History or Studio Art) is preferred. Working knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office, Photoshop, InDesign is strongly desired. Experience doing copy editing is desired.  The ability and willingness to provide excellent service and to work in a collegial manner with students, faculty and staff, and other constituencies is essential. This position requires some occasional weekend work.

Because this position requires driving for College business, the successful candidate must possess a U.S. or Canadian driver’s license which has been valid for at least two years, have a driving record that is free from excessive motor vehicle violations within the last three years, and have had no convictions in the last 24 months for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of reference checks, a criminal background verification, driver’s records check and verification of credentials.  The College will coordinate these verifications.

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