Student Assistant (Museum Assistant)

Stephen F. Austin State University
March 17, 2023
Offerd Salary:$8.50
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Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Negotigation
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To be considered for this position, applicants must attach a list of references. If you are unable to attach the documents, email the information in Word document form to [email protected] Please submit your application in the SFA careers portal only.

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Position Information

Job Title Student Assistant (Museum Assistant)

General Description

This is a student assistant position responsible for assisting in the operations and activities of the Stone Fort Museum. Responsible for serving as facility manager on weekends and during absence of the curator. Responsible for assisting in the general maintenance of garden beds in the museum's Spanish Colonial Demonstration Garden. Works under general supervision with a high degree of personal responsibility and initiative.

Job Duties

1. Performs guard duties and exhibit docent duties for visitors in a two- story historic structure without handicap access to the second floor. 2. Assists in management of artifact collection located in second floor storage. 3. Implementation of departmental activities with on-site and off-site educational programs. 4. Performs general custodial functions such as sweeping, mopping and restroom maintenance using chemical cleaning agents as appropriate. 5. Performs garden maintenance including trimming, watering, weeding, fertilizing and refuse removal tasks. 6. Operates manual tools and equipment including hand tools, garden shears, shovels, rakes and garden hoses. 7. Performs store clerk functions including cash register sales. 8. Receives payments from students and others for departmentally sponsored activities. 9. Provides office assistance to the department by assisting staff in routine clerical duties and responsibilities. 10. Provides assistance in answering phone calls, routing incoming calls, taking messages, greeting visitors, and directing visitors to appropriate staff member. 11. Assists in file and records maintenance. 12. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

1. Desire to learn and participate in research, interpretation and educational activities of a historical structure and associated garden. 2. Desire to learn and participate in assigned horticulture related tasks. 3. Knowledge of general office and clerical procedures and concepts. 4. Ability to accurately prepare and maintain records and files. 5. Ability to communicate professionally and courteously with university faculty and staff, students, and the general public. 6. Ability to understand and follow instructions.

Required Qualifications

The minimum education required for admittance as a student at Stephen F. Austin State University.

No direct experience is required. Training and instruction will be provided.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Experience using Adobe Creative Cloud apps including Photoshop, InDesign and Premiere. 2. Experience creating digital content.

Physical Demands

Physical condition adequate to permit full performance of duties, including: 1. Climbing stairs, bending, squatting, and lifting. 2. Standing for extended periods. 3. Perform work in varying environmental conditions including summer heat, winter cold, wind, rain, and humidity.

Special Conditions for Eligibility

A student must be enrolled in six or more semester hours to be eligible for student employment during the fall or spring semesters. To be eligible for student employment during the summer, a student must be enrolled in three or more semester hours or be registered for courses in the upcoming fall semester.

Student assistants may not hold any other type of position such as a graduate assistantship or temporary casual employment at the same time that they are employed as a student assistant.

Position End Date (if temporary)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number SA2023-032

Number of Vacancies 1 Posting Open Date 02/15/2023 Review Start Date 02/15/2023 Posting Close Date Work Schedule REQUIRED: Must be available to work some weekends. Schedule arranged during open hours: Tues. - Sat. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m, Sun. 1 - 5 p.m. Min Pay Rate $8.50/hr Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

To be considered for this position, applicants must attach a list of references. If you are unable to attach the documents, email the information in Word document form to [email protected] Please submit your application in the SFA careers portal only.

EEO Statement

Stephen F. Austin State University, an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and Educator, is committed to excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, creed, color, age, national origin, religion or physical or mental disability as required by law. If, because of an impairment or disability, you need accommodation during any part of the employment process, please contact Human Resources at 936-468-2304.

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Department Information

Department Stone Fort Museum

Contact Name Carolyn Spears Contact Phone (936) 468-2408 Contact Email [email protected] Contact Information Applicants will be contacted by the hiring department if selected for an interview. If you have technical questions about this job posting, please contact HR at (936) 468-2304.

Supplemental Questions

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  • Are you available to work weekends?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Which of the following best represents your current student classification?
  • Entering freshman
  • Freshman
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Graduate Student
  • How many years of experience do you have working in an office environment?
  • 1-2
  • 3-5
  • 6-8
  • More than 10
  • Do you have prior experience in Customer Service?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Describe any work experience relevant to this posting.
  • (Open Ended Question)

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