Student Jobs in the Art Gallery

preparing for the textiles exhibition

The gallery offers a variety of student jobs each fall and spring semester.  Please review the job descriptions below and submit a written résumé and cover letter, including a summary of any relevant work- or course-related experience.  Gallery monitors also have the option of working additional hours as installation assistants.  Enthusiasm, reliability, and attention to detail are required.  Student jobs fill quickly; if you are interested in applying, contact Cathy Tedford (x5174) or Carole Mathey (x5522) at least a semester in advance.  Because of the extensive training given to students, we often hire those who can stay on for several semesters; seniors are also welcome to apply, however.  Smartphone applications will not be accepted.


Friendly and enthusiastic students needed to work as gallery monitors; greet visitors; answer questions about exhibitions; assist with light clerical tasks. Reliability is a must! Monitors are asked to attend opening receptions and related educational programs so that they can become more familiar with the work and ideas that are presented in each exhibition. 

Installations Assistants 

Perfectionists needed to mat, frame, and install works of art for rotating exhibitions and campus displays. No previous experience necessary; training will be provided. 

working with combat paper

Students will learn proper museum standard methods for art handling, unpacking and repacking, transporting, matting and framing, installations, signage, and lighting. 

Collections/Administrative Assistants 

Perfectionists needed to assist with the manual and automated recordkeeping of the permanent collection and other office-related administrative tasks which require attention to detail. Computer experience is required; art experience helpful but not necessary. 

Educational Programs Assistants 

Articulate, outgoing writers/speakers needed to create flyers for special events, lectures, and  workshops; write short press listings for campus publications; assist with researching and writing exhibition text panels (artists' bios, etc.); and assist with gallery tours for targeted classes (SLU and area colleges and secondary schools).