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Administrative Assistant - School of the Museum of Fine Arts
Tufts University

Date Posted Nov. 29, 2022
Title Administrative Assistant - School of the Museum of Fine Arts
University Tufts University
Boston, MA, United States
Department School of the Museum of Fine Arts
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Administrative Support/Services


The School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University is a distinctive art school borne of a unique proposition – an alliance of a major museum, a top-ranked research university, and one of the oldest art schools in the country.


SMFA at Tufts is where talented and curious students become artists with purpose. For generations, our graduates have worked across mediums, disciplines, and techniques to produce art that provokes thought and inspires change. The school offers a variety of programs/degrees: Undergraduate – BFA and Combined Degree, Post Baccalaureate Certificate, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Arts in Teaching, and Continuing Education

What You'll Do

This is a hybrid position expected to be on campus a minimum of 2 days per week, and is full time for 9 months during the school year.

The administrative assistant will provide advanced support and coordination for the SMFA Department Chairs and Area Representatives. They will handle scheduling and communication under the direction of the Dean of Faculty at SMFA. They will produce a variety of documents, reports, proposals, respond to inquiries, correspond with and provide detailed information to constituents. They will update and maintain program documents and records as well as coordinate logistics for meetings and events. They will monitor budgets.

The position reports to the SMFA Dean of Faculty and will work closely with the Chairs and Area Representatives of the SMFA and the Arts and Sciences office of Faculty Affairs on the Medford campus.

What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements:

  • Knowledge and skills as typically acquired by a associate degree or equivalent
  • 3-5 years of related professional experience
  • Superior written and oral communications skills
  • Ability to work with confidential information and data
  • Proficient with MS Office applications
  • Detail oriented with excellent organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Experience in university setting


Special Work Schedule Requirements:

May require overtime outside standard work schedule.



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