Part-time Administrative Assistant for the Art Department


Nebraska Wesleyan University seeks applications for an individual to provide part-time administrative support for the Department Chair, faculty, and students in the Art Department. The successful candidate for this position will possess a high level of initiative, self-motivation and be able to work with discretion regarding sensitive information. This position will work 20 hours per week, 10 months throughout the year.

NWU offers a competitive wage and benefits plan for part-time employees including paid time off through prorated vacation and holidays, and 100% tuition remission for dependents after one year of service.

  • Answer and direct phone calls, act as reference person for the department; answer general questions from prospective and current students regarding program
  • Prepare payment forms, process department orders for office supplies, course supplies and equipment. 
  • Process and reconcile monthly budgets, prepare monthly budget reports, maintain and process department credit cards invoices and reconciliation
  • Update department memos, prepare copies, generate purchase orders, payment requests and submit receipts for reimbursements
  • Hire, train and supervise student employees
  • Prepare  and verify student payroll forms and records
  • Organize and maintain information/correspondence regarding prospective students.
  • Assist in planning and coordinating special projects, make lodging reservations for guest speakers, and other activities such as end of semester evaluations   
  • Create mock up marketing materials and social media for shows, the art gallery and visiting artists
  • One to two years’ experience as an administrative assistant or related position
  • Must be extremely proficient in most Microsoft Office software and an appropriate publishing or basic design software
  • Must have some experience with bookkeeping, account management or experience submitting expense paperwork for payment
  • Must be able to work well with students, faculty, staff and administration while providing great customer service for internal and external parties
  • Possess good interpersonal communication skills, as well as strong oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrate good organizational, spelling and proofreading skills, be detail oriented, adaptable, flexible, and work with multiple interruptions
  • Demonstrate the ability to maintain and be responsible for confidential information

Prefer experience in project management, planning, scheduling

Commitment to Diversity

Diversity is a core value of Nebraska Wesleyan University’s mission and we embrace it as a source of strength. Applicants are encouraged to demonstrate how they are able to enhance and embrace this University core value in a diversity statement submitted as part of their application materials. 

Nebraska Wesleyan University provides equal educational and employment opportunities to qualified persons in all areas of university operation without regard to religion or creed, age, genetic information, gender identity and expression, sexual identity and orientation, veteran status, disability, marital status, race, or national or ethnic origin, in compliance with state and federal laws, including but not limited to Title XII, Title IX, and the ADA. E-Verify, EOE.  

How to Apply

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a resume, a diversity statement as a writing sample, and the names of three professional references at the following URL: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.