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Employment, Internships, Volunteering

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.


  • 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.

Interested candidates, please complete the Docent Application Form and contact Leslie Chang Jantz, Curator of Education, via email at


  • Museum Store Associate

UT Students only. Museum Store Associates will enhance the visitor experience by actively welcoming each visitor as they enter the museum. The MSA will assist with transactions in the museum store, and help to maintain a clean and tidy environment for guests. Currently looking for spring semester shifts Monday–Friday, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Please email work experience and resume to Museum Store Manager, Darlene Libbey.

Graduate Assistantships and Internships

Learn about our available positions and application requirements here.

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.

Work Study

  • 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.

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