Visitor Experience Associate, Kluge-Ruhe (Wage)

Visitor Experience Associate, Kluge-Ruhe (Wage)

University of Virginia Physicians Group | VA, US
Salary Range:$20,000 – $29,000 Salary range estimated by Zippia

Posted 25 days ago

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Visitor Experience Associate, Kluge-Ruhe (Wage)

Apply locations Charlottesville, VA time type Part time posted on Posted Yesterday job requisition id R0045087

The Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of UVA is the only museum dedicated to Indigenous Australian art in the USA and the most significant collection of its kind outside of Australia. Kluge-Ruhe seeks applicants for two part-time positions with the title Visitor Experience Associate.

Visitor Experience Associates will share the museum’s many offerings with the general public and foster enthusiasm, curiosity and exploration among visitors. They act as the welcoming, hospitable face of the museum during public hours on Saturdays and Sundays. They will deliver engaging tours of the museum’s current exhibitions that build visual literacy skills, expand visitor understandings about Indigeneity, arts and culture and gently challenge common misconceptions about Indigenous Australian peoples and cultures.

Other duties include:

  • Processing gift shop sales and ensuring a positive retail experience
  • Answering the phone and responding appropriately to visitor needs and questions
  • Assisting with weekend events and tracking weekend visitation statistics
  • Sharing museum news, encouraging return visitation, promoting upcoming events and promoting museum membership
  • Ensuring the building and artworks remain protected and secure
  • Ensuring the building and all exhibits are in excellent condition, including lighting
  • Restocking the museum’s gift shop and ensuring the display is aesthetically pleasing
  • Consistently thinking about the museum experience from the visitor’s perspective, soliciting honest feedback from visitors, and developing ideas to improve the experience
  • Depending on the selected candidate’s skills and interest: proofread museum publications and exhibition text, update the website, engage with visitors on social media, develop visitor resources, etc.

Qualified candidates will love interacting with the public and will enjoy working independently while providing integral support to a small team. A primary perk of this position is the enjoyment that comes with gaining cumulative knowledge about fascinating cultures that are using art to share who they are with the world. Preferred candidates will be able to begin employment as early as March 15, 2023.

The museum is hiring two candidates to fill this role to avoid having one person responsible for working every weekend. The two Visitor Experience Associates will split the responsibility of weekend coverage; we envision multiple ways this could happen to ensure coverage and support.

Anticipated position compensation is $18.00 Hourly

This is a wage position which is not eligible for leave or other benefits and is limited to 1500 hours of work in a year. For more information, refer to the Wage Employment link:

To apply, please submit an application online through Workday at and attach a current CV/Resume and Cover Letter . Search on requisition number: R0045087.

The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment

Questions related to the application process may be directed to Brandi Shifflett, Sr. HR Specialist at


Education: High school diploma

Experience: Four years' of experience.

Licensure: None


This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require walking some distance to attend meetings, and programs.

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