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Miller Gallery
at Carnegie Mellon University

Purnell Center for the Arts
5000 Forbes Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Gallery Hours
Tuesday - Sunday, 12-6pm
Closed Mondays, major holidays, and during exhibition installations (check our calendar to confirm)

Free + open to the public




Alumni: Contact your School or Program directly for Carnegie Mellon Alumni related exhibition opportunities.

The Miller Gallery is not accepting proposals at this time.

See a list of other galleries on campus and in Pittsburgh.


Gallery Assistant
Seeking motivated, dedicated and talented students from all academic departments to work as gallery assistants.
Supervisor: Report to Assistant Director and Exhibitions Coordinator.
Job includes: Safe-guarding artwork and facilities. Interacting with the public, using good judgment in difficult social situations (ex. when someone touches the art/ is disruptive to other visitors). Working receptions and special events (helping with set-up and clean-up, washing dishes, sweeping floors, taking out trash). Educating visitors about exhibitions and events. Selling store items and gallery memberships in gallery store. Installing and de-installing exhibitions. Performing gallery maintenance. Painting walls, and pedestals. Operating and trouble-shooting audio-visual equipment (projectors, computers, etc.), bucket-lift and other equipment. Opening and closing the gallery, understanding and using gallery alarm system. Running errands (picking up packages or purchasing supplies). Performing office tasks and other duties as assigned.
Desired skills: Technical (A/V, video- editing, proficient with Adobe CS2/3 Mac and PC extensive knowledge of computer operation, basic digital photography). Construction (proficiency with power tools, table saw, chop saw, framing saw, etc.). Comfort using ladders and bucket lift, working at 20 ft. height.  Organizational (experience in gallery setting, art handling, making labels and mounts), and administrative (experience interacting with the public, familiarity with FileMaker Pro, working as part of a team).
Necessary skills: Heavy lifting (as much as 50 lbs. at a time). Good communication and positive attitude in learning and performing duties listed above.
Preferences: Art gallery experience. Work-study eligibility.
Necessary qualifications: Hard-working, responsible, punctual, flexible to last-minute changes, disciplined and self-motivated, able to take direction and learn new skills, dedicated to working at an art gallery.
APPLY ONLINE through HANDSHAKE include resume and cover letter, search for "Gallery Assistant" Job number #421759. Or e-mail resume and available hours to with GALLERY ASSISTANT in subject line. No phone calls or walk-ins. Please do not contact other staff members with applications or inquiries.
Only candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.