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Art Lab & Gallery Assistant

Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary
27388146 Full Time 8AM - 5PM $51,720 - $61,575

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The Art Lab & Gallery Assistant - Lab Ast 3 reports directly to the Sculpture Lab & Painting/Drawing Lab Supervisor (SRA III) for the Department of ART, with a dotted line reporting to the Financial and Administrative Officer for the Department. This position is responsible for assisting Art Lab Supervisors in the art labs, supporting and adherence to department and campus standards for the art labs within the Art department and the Phyllis Gill Gallery. This position will serve as a backup to our Sculpture, Painting, Drawing, and Photography Lab Managers. This position is also responsible for organizing, planning, and purchasing of required materials for the Phyllis Gill Gallery. This position works with the faculty, students, and classes to assist with install and deinstall of art exhibitions at the Phyllis Gill Gallery. Included in these responsibilities are working closely with other staff, Art Lab Supervisors, Art Faculty and Staff, etc. regarding general facilities maintenance, safety, and security of the space. This position is a limited position with a maximum of 1,000 hours worked with a potential to change to career status.

**As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment. **


Education Requirements

Degree Requirement
Graduation from high school or a general Education diploma and two years of lab experience or two years of college in related courses or an equivalent combination of education and experience; and knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position. Required
Bachelors Degree in Art, or related fields. Knowledge of contemporary art, sculpture, painting/drawing, photography, gallery exhibitions, and related tools, equipment, and technology or related experience. Preferred


License Requirement
Valid CA Drivers License Required


Experience Requirement
Experience in construction techniques to fabricate exhibition elements/furnishings. Preferred
Proficiency in Microsoft office, Data entry, and e-mail software. Required
Experience working in a laboratory and/or art studio. Preferred
Experience with Instagram. Preferred
Experience working in a shop environment with noise and dust. Preferred
Experience using a variety of power and hand tools Required
Experience in training others in the safe use of tools and equipment, and safety culture. Preferred

Minimum Requirements

Knowledge of gallery installation techniques, tools and materials.
Knowledge of techniques, equipment, and materials used in sculpture (wood, metal, ceramics, etc.)
Good oral, written, presentation, and communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills to effectively work with a diverse group of faculty, students and staff.
Ability to drive and walk to pick up and move materials between facilities and safely move large items.
Ability to use ladders.
Ability to work with tools, equipment, machinery, and materials while adhering to safety standards.

Preferred Qualifications

Proven record of installing fine arts exhibits under established budgetary constraints and firm exhibition deadlines.

Ability to work with and manage exhibitions with faculty, instructors, students and classes.

General familiarity with photography, including printing and digital editing software.

Additional Information

In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.

  • UC Riverside is proud to be ranked No. 12 among all U.S. universities, according to Money Magazine's 2020 rankings, and among the top 1 percent of universities worldwide, according to the 2019-20 Center for World University rankings.

  • UC Riverside is the top university in the United States for social mobility. - U.S. News 2020

  • UCR is a member of the University Innovation Alliance, the leading national coalition of public research universities committed to improving student success for low-income, first-generation, and students of color.

  • Among top-tier universities, UC Riverside ranks No. 2 in financial aid. - Business Insider 2019

  • Ranked No. 2 in the world for research, UCR's Department of Entomology maintains one of the largest collections of insect specimens the nation. - Center for World University Rankings

  • UCR's distinguished faculty boasts 2 Nobel Laureates, and 13 members of the National Academies of Science and Medicine.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview

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