@ Richard F. Brush Art Gallery


Students actively participate in all aspects of gallery programming and collection management, learning museum standards and methods of art handling and registration, assisting with the installation of rotating exhibitions and campus displays, as well as conducting research for curatorial purposes and educational programs. Students can utilize works of art for course-related projects or initiate exhibitions of their own work or by drawing from the permanent collection. For more information, contact Catherine Tedford, director, or Carole Mathey, assistant director.

The gallery offers a variety of student jobs each fall and spring semester. Please review the job descriptions below and submit a written résumé and cover letter, including a summary of any relevant work- or course-related experience. Gallery monitors also have the option of working additional hours as installation assistants. Enthusiasm, reliability, and attention to detail are required.

Student jobs fill quickly; if you are interested in applying, contact Cathy Tedford (x5174) or Carole Mathey (x5522) at least a semester in advance. Because of the extensive training given to students, we often hire those who can stay on for several semesters; seniors are also welcome to apply, however. Smartphone applications will not be accepted.



Friendly and enthusiastic students needed to work as gallery monitors; greet visitors; answer questions about exhibitions; assist with light clerical tasks. Reliability is a must! Monitors are asked to attend opening receptions and related educational programs so that they can become more familiar with the work and ideas that are presented in each exhibition.


Perfectionists needed to mat, frame, and install works of art for rotating exhibitions and campus displays. No previous experience necessary; training will be provided. Students will learn proper museum standard methods for art handling, unpacking and repacking, transporting, matting and framing, installations, signage, and lighting.

Educational Programs Assistants:

Articulate, outgoing writers/speakers needed to create flyers for special events, lectures, and workshops; write short press listings for campus publications; assist with researching and writing exhibition text panels (artists’ bios, etc.); and assist with gallery tours for targeted classes (SLU and area colleges and secondary schools).

Rebecca Clayman ’17
Class Visit


Senior Seminar Exhibition:

This annual exhibition is an integral component of a course required of all Art & Art History majors pursuing a concentration in studio art. The course provides a basis for continuing one’s creativity in a professional and effective manner following graduation.

Preparation for and mounting of the exhibition give students a greater understanding of exhibition and gallery practices in general. In addition, the creation of the exhibition enlightens students in the areas of independent art production, specifically the professional and personal challenges and rewards that lie therein.

Student-Organized Art Exhibitions:

With the assistance of gallery staff, SLU students from various disciplines often organize exhibitions. Such exhibitions may include artwork from the University’s Permanent Collection or from other sources. Recent exhibitions have examined street art, the depiction of the female body, pop art, and issues of appropriation in art.