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These are all paid positions with compensation commensurate with Stanford University pay scale for students. All positions have a flexible schedule, requiring 8-10 hours per week, except where noted.

Updated: September 23, 2016


Position Title: Conservation Assistant

Assist Director of Art and Science Learning Lab in preservation, restoration, and conservation duties.  By end of assistantship, have clear idea of general museum practices in the preventive care and conservation treatment of the collection.  May include preparation of objects for specific gallery rotations or exhibitions.  Assist contract conservators on site while estimating or performing treatment on paintings, sculpture, works on paper, textiles, etc. Gain knowledge of basics of climate control in museum setting.  Other duties include monitoring gallery hydrothermographs twice a week; filing records; preparing silica gel for exhibition cases and storage cases; monthly inventory of safety cabinet for lab chemicals; performing simple treatment procedures as training with conservator progresses (brush dusting, preparing for storage, surface cleaning, in-painting, pest control measures). Some experience with art object handling skills desirable; art history and/or studio art; chemistry; photography is desirable, but not required. Student should be responsible and organized; able to take direction and work well with others. Position is approximately 5 - 8 hours per week. To apply: send resume and cover letter to Susan Roberts-Manganelli, Director of Art and Science Learning Lab, by Sunday, October 9 at 5pm.


Position Title: Design Assistant

Working within the Education Department, the student will design posters and publicity material for lectures, workshops, and other public programs produced by the Education Department. Candidates must have strong visual skills demonstrating careful attention to detail and be able to prioritize and manage work to adhere to critical project timelines in a fast-paced, sometimes ambiguous environment. Knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and infographics is desired. Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign (Mac platform) is preferred. To apply: send resume, cover letter, and a portfolio (4-8 samples) featuring examples of graphic or visual design work to Julie Delliquanti, Director of Education, by Sunday, October 9 at 5pm.


Position Title: Education/Interpretation Assistant

The student will work with the Manager of Interpretive Programs and the Digital Media Manager to learn about museum education, interpretation, and visitor experience. Responsibilities include working on both analog (printed collateral) and digital (ipad and kiosk interactives) interpretive projects for youth, adult, and family audiences and researching objects in the collection, artists, and their practice for use in museum guides and digital projects. Candidates should demonstrate a high degree of initiative, intuition, and innovation and have strong research skills and basic graphic design skills. Students studying new media, digital learning, and museum education are encouraged to apply. Web Skills (HTML, CSS and JavaScript) are desirable, but not necessary. To apply: send resume and cover letter to Julie Delliquanti, Director of Education, by Sunday, October 9 at 5pm.


Position Title: Outdoor Sculpture Conservation Maintenance Crew
The crew member will learn about art conservation and work with the Objects Conservator to care for the outdoor collection consisting of over 120 sculptures around campus. Responsibilities will involve washing, waxing, and general maintenance with training by the Objects Conservator. Crew members work outdoors, climb ladders, set up hoses, inspect sculptures, maintain inspection records, assist with scheduling, write reports, research materials and methods, and possibly drive the maintenance cart. Crew should be prepared to answer questions regarding the museum, sculpture, and conservation, and may be photographed and interviewed by campus news. The position requires a minimum of 5 hours per week during the school year and there is the possibility of more work during the summer. To apply: send resume with cover letter to Samantha Li, Objects Conservator, by Sunday, October 9 at 5pm.


Position Title: Family Sunday Ambassadors

Applications accepted on rolling basis.

The Cantor Arts Center is hiring Family Sunday Ambassadors to work during the highly popular Family Sunday program in the summer. Candidates should be highly motivated, reliable individuals who demonstrate interest in art or museum work, take initiative, exhibit strong communication and interpersonal skills, and enjoy working with families and young children. Ambassadors are expected to work on average two Sundays per month for at least six months; excellent attendance is a must. Hours are 12:15 to 3:30 pm. To apply, please submit a cover letter and one-page resume with the subject line, "Family Sunday Ambassador,"  to


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