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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.


Visitor Services Ambassador

The McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville seeks a year-round, full-time Visitor Services Associate who is enthusiastic and outgoing to act as an initial point of contact for all museum visitors. The VSA must be available to work 8 to 5 p.m. hours from Tuesday through Saturday and will be expected to work occasional night and weekend hours. Read the full description and apply online.

Graduate Assistantships

The McClung Museum hosts seven Graduate Research positions in various fields.

The museum is currently looking for a Graduate Research Assistants for Museum Education, Arts & Culture Collection Curatorial, and the Collections Department. The position would start in the fall semester of 2020. Learn more.


Each spring semester, the McClung Museum hosts undergraduate interns for course credit. The application process opens in the preceding fall semester.  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.