Federal Work-Study and Scholarship Opportunities

August 8, 2012

Supervisors: Joseph Hale, Tiffany Jordan Wilkinson

Department: College Exhibitions

Project description: Gallery Assistants will work on projects that include but are not limited to:

 

Assisting the college exhibitions staff with the installation of exhibitions in Gallery 31, White Walls, White Halls, and other off-site venues.

 

Exhibition responsibilities include:

            Assisting students installing artwork

            Lighting

            Labeling

            De-installation

            Cleaning and touch-ups

 

Maintaining the galleries and/or storage spaces:

            Cleaning

            Organizing

            Patching and painting walls from holes or scratches

            Touching up and organizing pedestals

            Inventory of supplies

            Other miscellaneous tasks, for example running errands and planning receptions

 

Students must be able to stand for long periods of time, use a hammer and a drill, understand and use a tape measure, lift up to 40 pounds, stand on a ladder/scaffolding for extended periods of time, and pay close attention to detail.

 

The Gallery Assistants will be mostly doing labor intensive work and should expect to do very little computer/administrative work. Students must be able to work on Monday and/or Tuesdays, as well as Sunday evenings, from 5 – 8 pm.

 

To be qualified for this position, students must apply for Federal Work Study eligibility with the Financial Aid Office. If eligible, please send a resume and cover letter to twilkinson@corcoran.org.

 

August 8, 2012

This position is located at the Museum admission desk.

This person will be responsible for providing information to the museum visitor, issuing tickets, providing direction and capturing visitor data via surveys. In addition, they will also be responsible for maintaining cash drawer balances, cash/credit transactions, and their recap at close of business. They also must be comfortable interacting with the public and have a helpful friendly demeanor. Weekend work will be required.

 

Contact:

 

Tracey Donnelly

202-639-1703

tdonnelly@corcoran.org

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