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Temporary Collections Assistant

$20.00 - $25.00 hourly
  • Florida International University
  • Miami, FL, USA
  • Mar 27, 2024
Full time Distribution-Shipping Inventory Transportation

Job Description

Temporary Collections Assistant

Job Opening # 531882

Job Summary

The Wolfsonian Museum is seeking Collection Assistants for a 6-month period, with the option to renew, ideally starting on May 1st, 2024. This role involves supporting the packing and transportation of collection objects between our storage facility and museum building in Miami Beach. We are looking for candidates with art handling expertise and strong packing skills. 


  • Assists in the safe packing and transportation of museum objects following proper museum preservation standards. 
  • Helps in the design and construction of customized supports, boxes, and portfolios for a diversity of artworks including ceramics, metals, wooden objects, works on paper, and paintings. 
  • Maintains accurate inventory spreadsheets (Excel) and prepares files to be uploaded into the museum database. 
  • Supports collection care tasks such as environmental monitoring, pest management, and storage spaces maintenance. 
  • Performs other collections care duties as directed by the Collections Manager.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED and three (3) years of related experience. 
  • Artwork handling and packing experience. 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Windows suite. 
  • This job requires the ability to stand for long periods of time and lift 50 pounds.

Job Category

Advertised Salary

Work Schedule

Pre-Employment Requirements

  • Criminal Background Check
  • Driver's License Check
  • Fingerprinting Check

How To Apply

For further information or to apply online visit our website at and reference job opening ID # 531882

Prospective Employee

If you have not created a registered account, you will be asked to create a username and password for use of the system. It is recommended that you provide an active/valid e-mail account as that will be the main source of communication regarding your status within the process. In this account, you are able to track your applicant status in "My Applications".

To be considered eligible for the position as an internal candidate, departmental staff must meet minimum requirements of the position and be in good performance standing.

Before you begin the process, we recommend that you are prepared to attach electronic copies of your resume, cover letter or any other documents within the application process. It is recommended that you combine your cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae into one attachment. Attached documents should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format. All applicants are required to complete the online application including work history and educational details (if applicable), even when attaching a resume.

*This posting will close at 12:00 am of the close date.


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Pay Transparency

Florida International University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access, Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

About FIU

Florida International University is Miami’s public research university, focused on student success. According to U.S. News and World Report, FIU has 42 top-50 rankings in the nation among public universities. FIU is a top U.S. research university (R1), with more than $200 million in annual expenditures. FIU ranks 15th in the nation among public universities for patent production, which drives innovation, and is one of the institutions that helps make Florida the top state for higher education. The Next Horizon fundraising campaign is furthering FIU’s commitment to providing students Worlds Ahead opportunities. Today, FIU has two campuses and multiple centers, and supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA, with more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. The university has awarded more than 330,000 degrees to many leaders in South Florida and beyond. For more information about FIU, visit


Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED and three (3) years of related experience. 
  • Artwork handling and packing experience. 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Windows suite. 
  • This job requires the ability to stand for long periods of time and lift 50 pounds.

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