For information about openings for professional positions at the University of Northern Iowa, including the UNI Museums, please see campus job listings for availability.
Student Employment & Internships
The UNI Museums promote work experience and job training for students. This can be done through internships, independent study, undergraduate research, directed work study, or volunteering. The positions listed below are filled on a regular basis throughout the academic year. A listing of all the Museums financially-assisted student employment opportunities can be found through the University of Northern Iowa Financial Aid Office.
Technicians assist with various projects in the Museums' collections such as cataloging, researching, exhibiting, or storing objects. Students with coursework in geology, biology, anthropology, or history should apply.
Assisting the Education Coordinator, students develop and present programs to elementary school groups, both at the Museum and area schools, as well as assist with special programming and events at the University Museum and Marshall Center School. This position is appropriate for students having experience with children and coursework in geology, biology, anthropology, or history.
Examples of student projects carried out over the past several years include:
research on the history of Iowa education
cataloging of history collection
DESIGN, FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCE
analysis and documentation of historical costume collection
exhibit design & installation
design of museum logos and banners
COMMUNICATION STUDIES/MARKETING/PUBLIC RELATIONS
coordination of publicity for the Museum, including media contact, press releases, and feature stories
cataloging of paleontology specimens
analysis of petrology collection
design and delivery of educational programs for children and adults
development of traveling educational trunks for regional schools
analysis and storage of archaeology collection
curatorial analysis of specific objects
visitor survey development & evaluation
exhibit research, design and installation
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