Information on job, internship, and other opportunities to work at the University of Chicago’s Smart Museum of Art. 

Staff positions

Facility and Security Manager

The Facility and Security Manager has primary responsibility for heading Museum security, protecting people, art objects and the Smart Museum facility. The position serves as the primary liaison with University Facilities Services and University Safety and Security offices, and provides overall facilities management for the Museum. The role also oversees the Guests Services team of front-line staff, including regular full time and part-time professional staff and student workers and also manages the Museum’s rental events program. The Facility and Security Manager reports to the Dana Feitler Director of the Smart Museum or their designee.

This is a full-time benefit eligible position. 

To Apply
Review the posting details and submit your application through the University of Chicago's career portal using posting #JR23531. Current UChicago employees should search and apply through Workday. 

Posted August 21, 2023

University of Chicago student positions

The following jobs and internships are only available to University of Chicago students.

Undergraduate Internships

The Smart Museum of Art supports undergraduate internships across museum departments. Over the summer interns support the critical work of stewarding the Smart Museum’s collections, exhibitions, and programs. In addition to gaining valuable experience, interns have the opportunity to build community with museum professionals throughout Chicago through outings, brown-bag job talks, and professional development workshops.

Not sure you meet 100% of our qualifications? Research shows that women and individuals from underrepresented backgrounds often apply to jobs only if they believe they meet all criteria. We recognize that it is highly unlikely that any applicant meets every single qualification for a given position. We encourage you to apply if you think you could excel in or benefit from this role. We are dedicated to considering a wide range of candidates, including those with diverse interests, experiences, and backgrounds.

The following internships are currently planned to support in-person Museum activities. If campus guidelines change, the positions may be reconfigured to be remote.

Smart Scholars and Undergraduate Research Associates

Smart Scholars

Each year, the Feitler Center for Academic Inquiry at the Smart Museum of Art welcomes proposals from University of Chicago undergraduates in any field of study for research projects resulting in an original creative work (of visual art, music, dance, writing), program, or scholarly essay. Students propose their own projects grounded in academic research into one or more objects in the Smart Museum’s collection.

Browse the archive of Smart Scholars projects »

Smart Undergraduate Research Associates

Presented in partnership with the College Center for Research and Fellowships, Undergraduate Research Associates work closely with a mentor—Smart Museum curators, educators, registrars, or conservators—to provide art-related research for specific Museum projects that are already in the planning stages and are scheduled to take place during the term of the student’s position, such as exhibitions or related programming. 

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