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For University Students

Sheldon Museum of Art offers many opportunities for students across all disciplines to get involved, learn, and have fun.

Visitor Service Associates

Federal Work-Study (FWS) Position
Application Deadline: June 28

Sheldon Museum of Art seeks students who are enthusiastic and have a passion and knowledge of art to serve as visitor service associates, which are Federal Work-Study (FWS) positions. Visitor service associates are responsible for providing a welcoming and safe environment for visitors to the museum. These employees share their enthusiasm and knowledge of art with visitors, provide coverage of the front desk, monitor museum galleries, and assist visitors needs during public hours. They help security personnel to maintain the security of the museum’s guests, collection, and building. Visitor service associates also assist with the setup and teardown of events and serve as event ambassadors. Successful candidates must be able to provide enthusiastic customer service, clear communication, and have general knowledge and appreciation of art and art history.

For more information and to submit your letter of interest and résumé, visit

Sheldon Student Advisory Board

The Student Sheldon Advisory Board (SSAB) serves as the student body voice for Sheldon Museum of Art. With opportunities for leadership, creative exploration, and community, members of SSAB collaborate with staff and peers to enhance student experiences at the museum.

Sheldon strives to bring together students with diverse perspectives from a variety of majors. Membership in SSAB is open to University of Nebraska-Lincoln undergraduate students and previous experience with museums or art is not required.

For more information and to get involved, please contact Erin Hanas, curator of academic engagement, at or 402-472-3541.

First Fridays

Start your weekend off with Sheldon First Fridays. On the first Friday of every month Sheldon remains open until 7 p.m. as part of a monthly celebration of art where museums and galleries throughout Lincoln keep their doors open into the evening. Come to explore the galleries, socialize, and experience the collection in a new light. Bring your mask and a friend!

Check out our other events here.