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McKissick Museum Graduate Assistant Position Available Now

College of Arts and Sciences, University of South Carolina

McKissick Museum is seeking applications for one graduate assistantship for the spring 2017 semester. The position is for an appointment that begins immediately and ends May 15, 2017. The student works as a GSA in support of McKissick Museum’s operational mission and educational goals as the University of South Carolina’s largest museum. The candidate will support the exhibitions department.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, opening and closing the museum, serving as the weekend staff person in charge, working receptions and events, handling artifacts, processing loans, creating condition reports, preparing and installing exhibitions, researching future exhibitions, answering research requests, and covering the ground floor desk phone and security cameras when the staff member responsible is absent, and other duties as assigned.

The position requires students to work some Saturdays, during the week of spring break, and one week after the spring semester ends.

The appointment is for 15 hours of work per week, and it includes a stipend of $4,968 and a tuition abatement of $1,741.

A letter of interest and a resume should be emailed to Lana Burgess (, Faculty Curator and Director, Museum Management Program as soon as possible.



To qualify for assistantship support, a graduate student must:

Be a graduate student in good standing.

Be registered for a minimum of nine on-campus credit hours each semester during the tenure of the assistantship. Students may be enrolled for 6-credit hours, in which case the stipend and abatements amounts are reduced. (Exceptions for the enrollment load requirement must be approved by The Graduate School.)

**Preference will be given to students who are pursuing the certificate of graduate study in museum management. 


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Volunteers provide meaningful support to many aspects of the Museum's ongoing work on its collections, exhibitions, public programming, and community outreach. We’re currently seeking energetic individuals to join our team. To inquire about becoming a volunteer, call (803) 777-7251.