Stephanie Kribs has been working for MSU since her first day as a freshman at the university.
Though she was a science major, she joined the Wharton Center for Performing Arts staff.
Kribs has since taken her experience to the Broad Art Museum where she works as the facility and operations manager.
“For sure the best part of this job is the building and being able to be in this environment,” Kribs said. “It’s a very creative and collaborative environment. The staff, the building, the people that come in every day – it’s always something new.”
A usual day on the job for Kribs includes overseeing the museum café, the gallery guides, the facility rentals and more. She said when anything goes wrong she is the person to call.
Because the museum is relatively new, Kribs and the other museum employees didn’t have prior experience working together, but have since been able to mesh well.
“The museum is really interesting because it’s brand new and many people were new to the university so no one had worked together before,” she said. “It was — it still is — a process of learning how to work with different people, how to run this museum and fulfill our mission.
“Everyone has been very dedicated and hard-working so we’ve been successful so far.”