Statues by Tom Otterness are located throughout the Gelvin Gardens. Photo by Julia Nucci Kelly, 2015.
Statues by Tom Otterness are located throughout the Gelvin Gardens. Photo by Julia Nucci Kelly, 2015.

This page lists part-time and full-time openings on the Krannert Art Museum staff. 

In addition to these job postings, Krannert Art Museum regularly lists full-time academic positions on the campus academic job board  and clerical and security staff openings through the Staff Human Resources civil service information and testing page.

Part-time jobs and Academic Hourly positions are posted on the Handshake job board

Student Hourly | Security Guard Staff

Krannert Art Museum invites applications for part-time Student Security Guards for the Fall 2019 semester.

This position is often the first point of contact for museum visitors, so a high standard of professionalism, responsibility, and an understanding of safety and customer care are essential. The student security staff is responsible for securing the museum galleries and the art collection as well as assisting visitors in case of an emergency. 

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Carefully guard assigned galleries and museum public areas with care, consistency and and attention to detail.
  • Treat visitors and colleagues with respect, prioritizing excellent customer service.
  • Punctuality, self-motivation, and a high sense of responsibility are key to this position.

Position Requirements and Qualifications


  • Required: Must be a current student at the University of Illinois (undergraduate or graduate)


  • Demonstrated experience in customer service will be highly valued.
  • Please provide references that can speak to punctuality, responsibility, and self-motivation.
  • An interest in art and museums is a plus, but not required for this position.


Hours/Shifts Available:

Monday–Friday (8:45–11am, 11:30am–2:30pm, or 2:15–5pm)

Thursday Evenings (4:45–9pm)

Saturdays (9:45am–1pm, 12:45–4pm)

Hourly Rate: $8.25/hour

Work Study: Available, but not required (Please indicate on your application if you are Work Study eligible.)

Work Schedule: 8–12 hours per week (on average); actual hours will depend on applicant availability


Application Procedure:

Please fill out the online application here: Student Security Guard Application

Note: the application includes contact information, applicant questionnaire, employment history, schedule of availability, and references. If needed, you may save the form and return to it before submitting. A confirmation email will be sent to all applicants upon submission of the online application. 

Full-time Security Guard

We are currently looking for responsible individuals to join our team as a member of the Krannert Art Museum security department.

Security guards are integral to museum operations and are responsible for the safety of Krannert Art Museum’s visitors, programs, facility, personnel, and collection.

If this opportunity is of interest to you please review the position information found at: Civil Service Vacancy–Security Guard

If you have any questions, please email Stephanie Swearingen or call her at 217 333 2137.