Student Job: Art Gallery Attendant


Department: Activities & Programs


Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience in an art gallery or with program planning, implementation, and evaluation
  • Graphic Design, Art, History, Education, or Cultural Studies major

Title: Art Gallery Attendant

Job Code: 2222 Student Administrative/Support Services

Level: Entry

Essential Functions:

Gallery attendants contribute to the Larson Art Gallery functionality and operation, assist with installation, and promotion of exhibits & programs in the St. Paul Student Center; give input on inventory and installation tool supply levels; assist with jewelry and pottery sales.

Gallery attendants contribute to the functionality and operation of the SUA Galleries in both the Saint Paul Student Center and Coffman Memorial Union. They assist with the installation, and promotion of exhibits and related programs.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • 40% Operational Duties: Contribute to functionality and operation of the galleries; assist with inventory and supply management; assist with the installation and promotion of art exhibits.
  • 30% Specialized Projects: Assist the Student Unions & Activities with events planned by the gallery staff and (SEE) Student Events and Entertainment. Help with implementation of gallery receptions and programs when needed.
  • 10% Customer Service: Help host receptions, provide assistance to patrons, monitor traffic in and out of the art galleries during events and during gallery hours. Assist with the promotion of sales and process sale transactions.
  • 10% Administrative Duties: Help with paperwork involving exhibitions including labels, registration forms, and shipment documents.
  • 10% Other duties as assigned.

Opportunities for Skill Development on the Job:

Students participate in experiences outside the classroom which allow them to develop and demonstrate life skills. These skills and characteristics for success and citizenship are learned and refined during their college years and beyond. The Office for Student Affairs has developed seven Student Development Outcomes that the Student Unions & Activities has incorporated into the student employment system in the Unions. Here is a listing of the Student Development Outcomes with some examples of how you can learn or further develop your own skills set.


  • Develops knowledge of and adheres to department and University policies, procedures, and regulations
  • Provides customer service to students, staff, guests and visitors


  • Demonstrates clear and effective communication with supervisors and co-workers
  • Has basic understanding of their role and the roles of others in the department and is learning to work collaboratively with fellow students and full-time staff

Goal Orientation

  • Takes on additional tasks and duties without direction from supervisor
  • Seeks and explores alternative ways to finish tasks more efficiently


  • Seeks to improve themselves at work as well as his/her working environment
  • Can separate the demands of the job and customers from personal concerns and ego
  • Adapts behavior appropriately in response to team or organizational needs


  • Accepts direction and constructive criticism from supervisor

Appreciation of Differences

  • Able to work with a diverse base of customers and peers

Tolerance of Ambiguity

  • Demonstrates a willingness to attempt new tasks
  • Employs basic problem-solving skills and looks to supervisor for guidance as needed

*The employer reserves the right to change or add duties to this position as long as the changes and/or additions are consistent with the job classification.