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Art Department Student Employment Opportunities

Every academic year, the Department hires Sacramento State students to work in the Kadema Hall galleries, Art Sculpture Lab (ASL), and a few of the art studio labs. Upper division and graduate students also are hired to serve as graders for large lecture classes. Hiring is subject to funding and criteria vary with each type of job and are summarized in the descriptions below.

  • (ASI) Gallery Assistants should have prior experience as gallery attendants, coursework in art history and/or art, basic office skills, and good communication skills. Previous experience in the installation and promotion of art shows is highly recommended.
  • (ASI) Gallery Attendants must be interested in art and able to talk about art with gallery visitors (good communication skills are essential; course work in art history and/or art is highly recommended). Because they are responsible for opening and closing the gallery as well as insuring the safety of the art installed there, they must be absolutely reliable and always on time. Positions are available only during weekday afternoons (between noon and 4:30 p.m., when the Kadema Hall galleries are open).
  • Instructional Support Assistants (ISA) Graders for large lecture classes must have appropriate academic preparation in art history and good writing skills. Graders must be upper-division or graduate students. Postions are available for lower-division courses only: ART 1A, 1B, 1C, 3A, 3B, 5, and 7.

Student Assistant Positions

Federal Work Study Position


Job Descriptions


ART GALLERY ATTENDANT:

Job Description:

Gallery Attendants monitor the Else and Witt Galleries in Kadema Hall. They open and close the galleries, greet visitors to the galleries, make sure the works of art are safe, and perform light tasks associated with maintaining the good appearance of the gallery.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Interested in art and able to talk about art with gallery visitors (good communication skills are essential).
  • Must be absolutely reliable and always on time.
  • Preference may be given to applicants who have studied art and art history (such as ART 1C, or its equivalent, and other courses in modern or contemporary art).
  • Familiarity with Sacramentoís art galleries and a basic knowledge of different artistic techniques also useful.

Hours per week:  Between 2-20 hours (afternoons only, between noon and 4:30 p.m.)

Application Procedure:
Application forms are available in the Art Department Office (Kadema 185).  As necessary, interviews may be arranged with qualified applicants prior to the start of the semester.


STUDENT GRADER (I.S.A. Classification)

Job Description:
Working under the supervision of Art Department faculty, student graders are hired to read and assess a variety of written work in lower division lecture classes (such as journal entries, response papers, short answer test questions, short exam essays, etc.). ART 7 graders sometimes may be expected to make initial assessments of student artwork. For all types of lecture class, student graders may be asked to attend one or more meetings of the class(es) involved.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Enrollment in a minimum/maximum number of units that semester (between 6 and 15 units for undergraduate students, between 4 and 12 units for graduate students).
  • Minimum of 2.5 GPA for undergraduate students (2.25 GPA for newly admitted students); 3.00 GPA for graduate students (2.50 for newly admitted students)
  • If required by Human Resources, completion of a background check.
  • Upper level undergraduate (junior or senior) status; academic major or concentration related to the course coverage.
  • Completion of a comparable college-level course with a minimum grade of B+ (i.e., a course comparable to the one for which the student will be grading).
  • For Art History graders: completion of at least 6 units of upper division art history course-work (in any subject area) with a minimum grade of B+.
  • For Art History graders: demonstrated writing skills (successful completion of the GWAR; grades of B+ or better on courses with substantial written components).
  • Note: Exceptions to some of these minimum eligibility requirements may be granted at the discretion of the Art Department.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Graduate level status; specialization in Art History or a related subject.
  • Successful completion of advanced course-work in at least one of the areas covered in the lower division course (example: for ART 1A, grades of B+ or better in upper division art history courses comparable to ART 103, Greco-Roman Art, or ART 105, Medieval Art).
  • For undergraduate students: successful completion of Sacramento State's GWAR (with a grade of B+ or better in the Writing Intensive class).
  • Previous experience as a grader, academic tutor, or teacher's assistant.

Application procedure:

  • Check the eligibility requirements for the ISA classification (Unit 11) at http://www.csus.edu/gradstudies/unit11/index.html.
  • Ask the Art Department for a list of instructors who will use graders (this will vary from semester to semester).
  • Fill out an application form with the Art Department. The application should be accompanied by one letter of recommendation from a university faculty member who is familiar with the applicant's written work and/or previous experience as a grader, tutor, assistant (etc.: as relevant).

(FWS) Art Studio Lab Technicianís Assistant

Qualifications:
Candidate must be awarded Federal Work Study, Leadership Certificate preferred. Position requires ability to follow safety and emergency procedures. Demonstrated experience and skill using both hand tools and power tools (saws, drills, nail guns, sanders, pneumatics) is REQUIRED. Knowledge of lab functions is a plus. Applicants should posses a helpful and friendly approach to assisting others and have a patient attitude. Applicant must be willing and able to work with a diverse population of students, faculty and staff; be punctual, reliable, and able to work with limited supervision.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:
This is not an office job at a desk and computer. Technicianís Assistant will help with general class use of lab facilities and functions as directed in maintaining a clean and safe work environment in the Art Studio Lab. Including, but not limited to: organization of materials, tools, and workshops; disposal/recycling of debris; empty waste containers; sweeping and/or hose-down of floor; cleaning machinery; assist with storage and disposal of hazardous materials; assist in loading kilns and mixing clay; practice safe use of tools; assist with keeping all tools in a safe working order. Hours can be flexible, but structured.
First preference to qualified Art Major, but all majors welcomed and encouraged to apply.

Max hours per week: 5-20

Application Procedure:
Starting Fall 2016, all applications must be submitted through the Hornet Career Connection website.


NEW MEDIA ART LAB ASSISTANT - (I.S.A. Classification)

Job Description:

  • Perform grading and teaching/tutoring duties.
  • Assist students during specified class times and lab hours with hardware and software applications.
  • Supervise use of equipment (scanner, printers, cameras).
  • Facilitate student use of software during demonstrations and assignments.
  • Assist professor in the classroom as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Enrollment in a minimum/maximum number of units that semester (between 6 and 15 units for undergraduate students, between 4 and 12 units for graduate students).
  • Minimum of 2.5 GPA for undergraduate students (2.25 GPA for newly admitted students); 3.00 GPA for graduate students (2.50 for newly admitted students).
  • If required by Human Resources, completion of a background check.
  • Experience in one or more of the following programs: Photoshop, Illustrator, Painter, Flash and Dreamweaver.
  • Experience in digital art making.
  • Patient attitude, helpful and friendly approach to assisting others, punctual and reliable, creative approach to digital medium.

Max hours per week: 20

Application Procedure
Application forms are available in the Art Department Office (Kadema 185).  Interviews will be arranged with qualified applicants.


California State University, Sacramento is an AA/EO employer.