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Work at the McClung

Thank you for your interest in being a part of the McClung Museum. Browse below for any current full- and part-time positions as well as internships and volunteer opportunities.


Join our team! The McClung is seeking:

Please use the UT hiring portal to find additional information, for communications, and to submit your application.

Student Employment

The McClung is looking to bring on additional student workers to assist in Visitor Services. Get PAID to be involved with your museum! Only students who are currently enrolled at UT Knoxville are eligible.  Apply through Handshake.

Graduate Assistantships

The McClung Museum hosts seven Graduate Research positions in various fields. Calls for such positions are typically announced early in the spring semester. Currently, the museum is not taking applications for assistantships. Learn more.


Each spring semester, the McClung Museum hosts undergraduate interns for course credit. The application process opens in the preceding fall semester and is available through the Career Services’ Handshake portal.  Learn more.

Volunteer Positions

Paleoethnobotany Volunteer

Volunteers will assist with managing and analyzing the collections in the Paleoethnobotany Lab as well as maintaining the demonstration gardens at UT Gardens and the UT Grow Lab. Both students and the general public are welcome to volunteer. Interested persons should contact Kandi Hollenbach, Associate Curator of Paleoethnobotany, at or 865-974-1865.


Archaeology Work–Study Laboratory Assistant

Paid position, no credit available. A regular, weekly schedule is required with a minimum of eight hours of work per week. To determine eligibility for Federal Work–Study, you must apply through the UT Financial Aid Office. Rolling application.

Interested candidates, please read full position description and contact Timothy E. Baumann, curator of archaeology, at or 865-974-2144.