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.
Curator of Academic Programs
The McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, seeks a full-time Curator of Academic Programs. This person will be responsible for the development, implementation, and oversight of academic initiatives that enhance the McClung’s contribution to the University’s academic agenda. Collaborating with faculty across campus, the curator encourages and facilitates the meaningful participation of the McClung and its collections and exhibitions in undergraduate curricula. See requirements and full position description online. All applicants must apply online, and position is open until filled.
All Graduate Assistant positions are for UT graduate students only. The positions are 20 hour/week positions, which are 9-month appointments paid over 12 months. They come with a tuition fee waiver, and an $11,800 salary paid monthly ($983/month). Please note in your cover letter if you are applying for more than one of our GA positions. Application deadlines are March 1, 2018, with successful applicants starting the Fall 2018 semester.
Academic Programs Graduate Assistant
The Academic Programs (AP) graduate assistant provides support to the Curator of Academic Programs, and serves as an interface between the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture and the University of Tennessee by connecting students and faculty with the museum and its collection. Please read full position description and submit completed applications to Cat Shteynberg, Assistant Director.
Archaeology Graduate Assistant
The archaeology graduate assistant (AGA) provides support to the Curator of Archaeology in the preservation, study, and public interpretation of the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture’s archaeological collections. Candidates must be Anthropology graduate students at UT that focus in archaeology or bioarchaeology. Please read full position description and submit completed applications to Tim Baumann, Curator of Archaeology.
Collections Graduate Assistant
The Collections Department Graduate Assistant provides support to the museum Registrar assisting with routine department duties and special projects including but not limited to responding to internal and external requests and inquiries pertaining to the collections, assisting with collections-based projects, and general office tasks. Please read full position description and submit completed applications to Adriane Tafoya, Registrar.
Education Graduate Assistant
The education graduate assistant (EGA) provides support to the Curator of Education, serving as an interpreter of the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture’s collection for K-12 students in the Knoxville metropolitan area. The education graduate assistant works with the Curator of Education to develop and implement dynamic programming for K-12 students and teachers. Please read full position description and submit completed applications to Leslie Chang Jantz, Curator of Education.
Archaeology Work Study Laboratory Assistant
Paid position, no credit available. A regular, weekly schedule is required with a minimum of eight (8) hours of work per week. To determine eligibility for Federal Work-Study, you must apply through the UT Financial Aid Office. Rolling application.
Education Museum Docent
Successful docent candidates will receive content training on our diverse collection, attend pedagogical workshops, and enjoy behind the scenes previews of upcoming exhibitions. Rolling application.
Internships / Volunteer Positions
Unpaid position with no college credit available. Open to interested high school students (ages 16+ with parental consent), college students, or members of the general public. A regular, weekly schedule is required with a minimum of five (5) hours of work per week. Rolling application.
Archaeology Collections Management or Research Intern
Most internships are unpaid, but paid interns are occasionally available with external grants obtained by the museum. Interns have the option of enrolling for undergraduate or graduate credit hours (Anthropology 484/Art 484 or Anthropology 493 or 593), but this is not required. A regular weekly schedule is required with a minimum of five (5) hours of work per week, with additional requirements for credit hours. Rolling application.