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The Kentucky Museum is seeking qualified applicants for two positions:

Luce Foundation Term Assistant Curator

The Luce Foundation Term Assistant Curator for Folk Art will complete the third and final year of a grant-funded Folk Art Documentation Project that will document and digitize the Kentucky Museum Folk Art Collection. The Term Assistant Curator will use museum collection management software to edit existing and/or create new catalog records; they will supervise the work of a part-time assistant, possibly a WKU graduate student, who is hired to assist with documentation and digitization efforts; they will evaluate the Folk Art Collection for its compliance with the Museum's Collection Plan; they will make recommendations for possible acquisitions and/or areas to emphasize; and they will support exhibition development, including assisting in the planning of folk-art related exhibits.

For more information about the position and to apply, visit https://www.wku.edu/hr/careers/index.php?sort=relevant&q=Luce#jobs.

All applicants must apply online. 


Part-Time Exhibits Preparator

Constructs, fabricates, installs, and finishes exhibit constructions. Handles, cleans, and prepares artifacts and materials for exhibition following prescribed museum methodology. Constructs exhibit props, acrylic boxes, specialty mounts and installs museum artifacts and collection documents. Mats and frames, in an archival manner, museum artifacts and collection documents. Designs, produces, and installs computer-generated labels and constructs signage for exhibitions as well as creating digital tours of exhibits. Operates woodworking equipment, small electrical tools, paint sprayer and other construction-related equipment. General tasks related to collections maintenance and physical moving of large exhibit cases and installations, building and maintenance of shelves units at off-site storage faculty in accordance with museum practice.

For more information about the position and to apply, visit https://www.wku.edu/hr/careers/index.php?sort=relevant&q=exhibit#jobs.  

All applicants must apply online. 


WKU STUDENT POSITIONS (Part-Time Student Employment)

The Kentucky Museum is seeking qualified applicants for multiple student docent positions starting January 17, 2023. 

Specifically, we are looking for students that have availability to work Wednesday and Fridays, either 9AM-12PM or 12PM-4PM. We are also looking for students who can work Thursdays either 9AM-12PM or 12PM-4PM. All  student docents work alternating Saturdays 9AM-4PM with a 30 minute unpaid lunch. Also, students work occasional evening events, such as exhibit openings, special programs, etc. Docent hours will vary Wednesday through Friday plus rotating Saturdays, as the Museum is open Wednesday-Saturday 9 am - 4 pm. The position requires students to memorize scripts, interact with guests, help with tours, provide gallery security, and more. Looking for outstanding students with good communication skills, and ability to work with a variety of visitors.


Student must have at least one of these times of availability:

  1. Wednesdays and Fridays 9-12 or 12-4
  2. Thursdays 9-12 or 12-4
  3. Note: Full days of any of these days would also work with a 30 minute unpaid lunch, it is just rare that we to find students with all day availability.
  4. All students work alternating Saturdays 9-4 with a 30 minute unpaid lunch. 
  5. Pay is $8.00 per hour. 

Apply online at https://app.joinhandshake.com/emp/jobs/7182849

Learn more about being a Kentucky Museum Student Docent. 



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 Last Modified 11/3/22