Event Assistant – Chazen Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Chazen Museum of Art 

University of Wisconsin-Madison 

Event Assistant 

The Event Assistant provides support for public programs and other events hosted by the Chazen Museum of Art. This individual reports to the Event Coordinator and is a vital part of the museum’s Education team. The Event Assistant is responsible for event planning, set-up and execution, and working with vendors, speakers, and performers. While the Chazen Museum offers a wide variety of public programs, this role will focus on café programming, the Sunday Afternoon Live program series, and student engagement events. This position may support other programs as needed. 

About the Chazen Museum:  

The Chazen Museum of Art makes its home between two lakes on the beautiful campus of the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Within walking distance of the state capitol, it sits squarely in the heart of a vibrant college town. Featuring one of the best views on campus, an art-filled bridge connects the historic Elvehjem building, built in 1970, with the Chazen building, built in 2011. This connection represents both a physical and intellectual joining of human art history and the most dynamic artistic explorers of today.  

With a permanent collection of more than 24,000 objects, from vessels of ancient Greece to prints by Kara Walker, the Chazen is the second largest museum in Wisconsin. Two expansive buildings encompass 163,000+ square feet, making it the largest collecting museum in the Big Ten. More than 180,000 visitors come through the Chazen’s doors each year to enjoy the permanent collection and special exhibitions. Admission is free for all and includes programs for students, families and community members, all provided with the museum’s unique brand of Wisconsin hospitality. 

This position is vital in supporting the mission of the Chazen Museum of Art: 

We collect, preserve, interpret, and exhibit works of art and present related educational programs in support of the teaching, research, and public service mission of the University of Wisconsin–Madison

We do this because the visual arts enrich individual human experience and because knowledge of art is essential to understanding diverse cultures, past and present. 

This position is part time: 50% 

Minimum $21.65 HOURLY ($22,500 annually at 50% time) 

Salary will be commensurate with experience.  

This position offers a generous benefits package, including comprehensive health/dental/vision insurance, retirement savings programs, and paid time off.  

Terminal, 24 month appointment. 

This position has the possibility to be extended or converted to an ongoing appointment based on need and/or funding 

This position will require some work to occur during standard office hours (approximately 16 hours per week), with some evening and weekend hours required as well (approximately 4 hours per week).  

The Chazen Museum of Art supports and encourages paid professional development opportunities such as conference or workshop attendance. The University of Wisconsin–Madison campus offers ample recreation, cultural and educational opportunities. The museum is easily accessible and is located on many bus lines and bike paths. 

Please see the full announcement, qualifications, position description and application instructions at: https://jobs.wisc.edu/jobs/event-assistant-madison-wisconsin-united-states?fbclid=IwAR3F0wj2HI7CPM4NfOaGW2Ldw1SXhzXCtUOBkkBQ746tedHzzK07XBpar4c  

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