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 Collection Assistant

Krannert Art Museum seeks a graduate student to assist the Museum’s Registrar and Collection Manager with projects involving museum records and/or art storage.


Duties and Responsibilities

File management, storage logistics, and spreadsheet/database input.


  • prepare museum files for archiving
  • move artwork to storage and update the location
  • catalogue the collection
  • assist with photography


Must be current graduate student at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Preferred field of study

Art history, studio art, library science, or similar field

Preferred experience

  • Art or museum practices
  • Object handling
  • Spreadsheets
  • Database systems

Preferred qualifications

Should be well organized, detail-oriented, and have the ability to multi-task.


Position Details

Work will be performed in KAM’s administrative offices and art storage.

Compensation will be $12.00/hour for 5-10 hours per week.

To apply

Applicants should email a cover letter and resume to museum registrar and exhibitions director, Christine Saniat, csaniat (at) illinois.edu or apply via the posting on the handshake job board no later than February 24.

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.