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

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.

Academic Hourly—Administrative: Giertz Education Center Coordinator

Krannert Art Museum at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a part-time academic hourly administrative position to coordinate the daily operations of the Giertz Education Center. 

Primary Function

Under the supervision of the Direction of Education, coordinate activities and explore future directions for the Giertz Education Center, a special lending library in the Krannert Art Museum that provides art objects such as poster prints, art replicas, DVDs, and hands-on kits as teaching instruments to schools, libraries, and other community partners.


  • Coordinate all activities related to the Giertz Education Center (Center).
    • Maintain access to the Center’s collection as a member of Illinois Heartland Libraries System (IHLS) Cooperative Integrated Library System (SHARE).
    • Assist library users in locating engaging teaching instruments to incorporate into their curriculum.
    • Ensure interlibrary loan requests and deliverables are met.
    • Supervise volunteers in the Center.
  • Explore future directions for the Center and the services it provides, working in cooperation with the education staff, other museum staff, and community members.
    • Analyze data of past usage of the Center to determine trends.
    • Conduct focus groups with pre-K-12 teachers and librarians and other community members to evaluate their usage of the Center and assess their current needs.
    • Research how other museum education centers have evolved over the past decade, including the effectiveness of sharing curricular materials online.
    • Explore the benefits and challenges of maintaining a collection of three-dimensional objects as compared to developing more digital resources.
  • Assist Education staff in the coordination of tours of the museum.
  • Travel to various off-site education centers, schools, and other Champaign-Urbana area community centers may be required.
  • Some evening and weekends are required.
  • Additional duties as related to the educational mission of Krannert Art Museum.


Requirements & Qualifications

Education-Required: Bachelor’s degree in Art History, Art Education, Library & Information Sciences, or related field.

Education-Preferred: Master’s degree in Art History, Art Education, Library & Information Sciences, or related field.


Experience-Required: Minimum of one year of teaching experience with children in grades K-12. Experience planning public programs in an art museum or related field.

Experience-Preferred: One to two years of teaching experience in art museum education, or a related field. Previous experience in K-12 curriculum development.  


Knowledge Required: Excellent planning and organizational skills, strong written and oral communications, and the ability to concurrently manage multiple tasks. Self-directed and motivated individual with a well-developed ability to engage successfully with diverse audiences. Working knowledge of MS Office programs such as Excel, Word, and Outlook.

Knowledge Preferred: Knowledge of databases, webpage development, and graphic design software.


Appointment dates: As soon as possible after close; approximately 25 hours per week – flexible.

Compensation: Commensurate with experience

Application Instructions

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by November 3, 2017. Please submit your application using the following link at: https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/4966145 and upload the following:

  1. Detailed letter of interest
  2. Resume
  3. Names and complete contact information for three professional references, at least one of which must be a current or former supervisor.

Please submit items 1-3 combined into a single multi-page (letter size) PDF (NOT an Acrobat “PDF portfolio”). Use the naming convention of “lastname_firstname_docs.pdf”.


All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered. This is a security–sensitive position. Comprehensive background checks, which may include but not be limited to a criminal conviction information check, will be conducted upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

Please direct any inquiries to: Anne Sautman, Director of Education Contact


The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu